Ramon Massana

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Country: Spain

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Distribution and abundance of uncultured heterotrophic flagellates in the world oceans
    Ramon Massana
    Department of Marine Biology and Oceanography, Institut de Ciencies del Mar, CSIC, Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta 37 49, 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Microbiol 8:1515-22. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Crash of a population of the marine heterotrophic flagellate Cafeteria roenbergensis by viral infection
    Ramon Massana
    Department of Marine Biology and Oceanography, Institut de Ciencies del Mar, CSIC Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta 37 49, 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Microbiol 9:2660-9. 2007
  3. pmc New insights into the diversity of marine picoeukaryotes
    Fabrice Not
    Institut de Ciencies del Mar, CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
    PLoS ONE 4:e7143. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Eukaryotic versus prokaryotic marine picoplankton ecology
    Ramon Massana
    Department of Marine Biology and Oceanography, Institut de Ciències del Mar CSIC, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Microbiol 15:1254-61. 2013
  5. pmc A few cosmopolitan phylotypes dominate planktonic archaeal assemblages in widely different oceanic provinces
    R Massana
    Institut de Ciencies del Mar, CSIC, 08039 Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain
    Appl Environ Microbiol 66:1777-87. 2000
  6. doi request reprint Metagenomic retrieval of a ribosomal DNA repeat array from an uncultured marine alveolate
    Ramon Massana
    Department of Marine Biology and Oceanography, Institut de Ciencies del Mar, CSIC Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta 37 49, 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Microbiol 10:1335-43. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Unveiling new microbial eukaryotes in the surface ocean
    Ramon Massana
    Department of Marine Biology and Oceanography, Institut de Ciencies del Mar, CSIC, Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta 37 49, 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Curr Opin Microbiol 11:213-8. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Picoeukaryotic diversity in an oligotrophic coastal site studied by molecular and culturing approaches
    Ramon Massana
    Departament de Biologia Marina i Oceanografia, Institut de Ciencies del Mar, CMIMA, CSIC, Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta 37 49, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 50:231-43. 2004
  9. pmc Sequence diversity and novelty of natural assemblages of picoeukaryotes from the Indian Ocean
    Ramon Massana
    Department of Marine Biology and Oceanography, Institut de Ciències del Mar CSIC, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    ISME J 5:184-95. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Eukaryotic picoplankton in surface oceans
    Ramon Massana
    Department of Marine Biology and Oceanography, Institut de Ciències del Mar CSIC, Barcelona, Catalonia, E08003, Spain
    Annu Rev Microbiol 65:91-110. 2011

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Publications45

  1. ncbi request reprint Distribution and abundance of uncultured heterotrophic flagellates in the world oceans
    Ramon Massana
    Department of Marine Biology and Oceanography, Institut de Ciencies del Mar, CSIC, Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta 37 49, 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Microbiol 8:1515-22. 2006
    ..MAST-4 cells likely contribute substantially to picoplankton grazing and nutrient re-mineralization in vast areas of the oceans and represent a key eukaryotic group in marine food webs...
  2. ncbi request reprint Crash of a population of the marine heterotrophic flagellate Cafeteria roenbergensis by viral infection
    Ramon Massana
    Department of Marine Biology and Oceanography, Institut de Ciencies del Mar, CSIC Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta 37 49, 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Microbiol 9:2660-9. 2007
    ..This is one of the few reports on a heterotrophic flagellate virus and the implications of this finding in the Indian Ocean are discussed...
  3. pmc New insights into the diversity of marine picoeukaryotes
    Fabrice Not
    Institut de Ciencies del Mar, CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
    PLoS ONE 4:e7143. 2009
    ..The rRNA approach appears to be less affected by taxon-specific rDNA copy number and likely better depicts the biogeochemical significance of marine protists...
  4. doi request reprint Eukaryotic versus prokaryotic marine picoplankton ecology
    Ramon Massana
    Department of Marine Biology and Oceanography, Institut de Ciències del Mar CSIC, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Microbiol 15:1254-61. 2013
    ..In summary, lumping together pico-sized microbes may be convenient for some ecological studies, but it is also important to keep in mind their differences...
  5. pmc A few cosmopolitan phylotypes dominate planktonic archaeal assemblages in widely different oceanic provinces
    R Massana
    Institut de Ciencies del Mar, CSIC, 08039 Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain
    Appl Environ Microbiol 66:1777-87. 2000
    ..A tree containing one example of each OTU detected was constructed, and this tree revealed that there were several clusters within archaeal group I and group II. The members of some of these clusters had different depth distributions...
  6. doi request reprint Metagenomic retrieval of a ribosomal DNA repeat array from an uncultured marine alveolate
    Ramon Massana
    Department of Marine Biology and Oceanography, Institut de Ciencies del Mar, CSIC Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta 37 49, 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Microbiol 10:1335-43. 2008
    ..This first report on the rDNA genomic structure of an uncultured marine alveolate improves their phylogenetic position and helps interpreting data generated during picoeukaryotic molecular surveys...
  7. doi request reprint Unveiling new microbial eukaryotes in the surface ocean
    Ramon Massana
    Department of Marine Biology and Oceanography, Institut de Ciencies del Mar, CSIC, Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta 37 49, 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Curr Opin Microbiol 11:213-8. 2008
    ..The implication of this large and novel eukaryotic diversity for biodiversity surveys and ecosystem functioning opens new avenues for future research...
  8. doi request reprint Picoeukaryotic diversity in an oligotrophic coastal site studied by molecular and culturing approaches
    Ramon Massana
    Departament de Biologia Marina i Oceanografia, Institut de Ciencies del Mar, CMIMA, CSIC, Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta 37 49, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 50:231-43. 2004
    ..These results will aid to focus future research, most likely based on new and imaginative culturing efforts and the design and application of specific molecular probes...
  9. pmc Sequence diversity and novelty of natural assemblages of picoeukaryotes from the Indian Ocean
    Ramon Massana
    Department of Marine Biology and Oceanography, Institut de Ciències del Mar CSIC, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    ISME J 5:184-95. 2011
    ..The identified diversity and novelty patterns among marine picoeukaryotes are of great importance for understanding and interpreting their ecology and evolution...
  10. doi request reprint Eukaryotic picoplankton in surface oceans
    Ramon Massana
    Department of Marine Biology and Oceanography, Institut de Ciències del Mar CSIC, Barcelona, Catalonia, E08003, Spain
    Annu Rev Microbiol 65:91-110. 2011
    ..Picoeukaryotes are convincingly integral members of marine ecosystems in terms of cell abundance, biomass, activity, and diversity and they play crucial roles in food webs and biogeochemical cycles...
  11. doi request reprint Grazing rates and functional diversity of uncultured heterotrophic flagellates
    Ramon Massana
    Department of Marine Biology and Oceanography, Institut de Ciències del Mar CSIC, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    ISME J 3:588-96. 2009
    ..Our original dual FISH protocol applied to grazing experiments reveals important functional differences between distinct uncultured protists and offers the possibility to disentangle the complexity of microbial food webs...
  12. pmc Unveiling the organisms behind novel eukaryotic ribosomal DNA sequences from the ocean
    Ramon Massana
    Departament de Biologia Marina i Oceanografia, Institut de Ciencies del Mar, CMIMA, CSIC, 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Appl Environ Microbiol 68:4554-8. 2002
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  13. pmc Phylogenetic and ecological analysis of novel marine stramenopiles
    Ramon Massana
    Department de Biologia Marina i Oceanografia, Institut de Ciencies del Mar, CMIMA, CSIC, 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:3528-34. 2004
    ..Our study expands our knowledge on the phylogenetic diversity and distribution of novel marine stramenopiles and confirms that they are fundamental members of the marine eukaryotic picoplankton...
  14. ncbi request reprint Seasonality in bacterial diversity in north-west Mediterranean coastal waters: assessment through clone libraries, fingerprinting and FISH
    Laura Alonso-Sáez
    Departament de Biologia Marina i Oceanografia, Institut de Ciències del Mar CSIC, 08003 Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 60:98-112. 2007
    ..Sequencing of the most predominant DGGE bands failed to detect the SAR11 group despite their high abundance. The combination of the three molecular approaches allowed a comprehensive assessment of seasonal changes in bacterial diversity...
  15. doi request reprint Distribution of the uncultured protist MAST-4 in the Indian Ocean, Drake Passage and Mediterranean Sea assessed by real-time quantitative PCR
    Raquel Rodríguez-Martínez
    Institut de Ciencies del Mar, CMIMA CSIC, Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Microbiol 11:397-408. 2009
    ..This Q-PCR assay quickly yielded quantitative data of uncultured MAST-4 cells and confirmed their wide distribution and putative ecological importance...
  16. pmc Exploring the uncultured microeukaryote majority in the oceans: reevaluation of ribogroups within stramenopiles
    Ramon Massana
    Institut de Ciències del Mar CSIC, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    ISME J 8:854-66. 2014
    ..These diverse and largely uncultured protists are widespread and ecologically relevant members of marine microbial assemblages...
  17. pmc Mixotrophic haptophytes are key bacterial grazers in oligotrophic coastal waters
    Fernando Unrein
    Departament de Biologia Marina i Oceanografia, Institut de Ciencies del Mar, CSIC, Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta 37 49, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    ISME J 8:164-76. 2014
    ..Our results, when considered alongside the widespread distribution of haptophytes in the ocean, indicate that they have a key role as bacterivores in marine ecosystems. ..
  18. pmc Taming the smallest predators of the oceans
    Javier Del Campo
    Department of Marine Biology and Oceanography, Institut de Ciencies del Mar, CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
    ISME J 7:351-8. 2013
    ..Culturing ecologically relevant but elusive protists provide invaluable material for ecophysiology, genomics, ecosystem modeling and evolutionary issues...
  19. ncbi request reprint Diversity of picoplanktonic prasinophytes assessed by direct nuclear SSU rDNA sequencing of environmental samples and novel isolates retrieved from oceanic and coastal marine ecosystems
    Laure Guillou
    Institut de Ciencies del Mar, Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta, Barcelona, Spain
    Protist 155:193-214. 2004
    ..This report of the overall diversity of picoeukaryotic prasinophytes reveals a group of ecologically important and diverse marine microorganims that are well represented by isolated cultures...
  20. ncbi request reprint Changes in archaeal, bacterial and eukaryal assemblages along a salinity gradient by comparison of genetic fingerprinting methods in a multipond solar saltern
    Emilio O Casamayor
    Departament de Biologia Marina i Oceanografia, Institut de Ciencies del Mar, CMIMA CSIC, E 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Microbiol 4:338-48. 2002
    ..However, although the particular taxonomic composition could vary among protocols, the general structure of the microbial assemblages was maintained...
  21. doi request reprint Culturing bias in marine heterotrophic flagellates analyzed through seawater enrichment incubations
    Javier Del Campo
    Departament de Biologia Marina i Oceanografia, Institut de Ciencies del Mar, CSIC, Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta, 37 49, 08003, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Microb Ecol 66:489-99. 2013
    ..An intensive culturing effort using alternative isolation methods is necessary to allow the access to the missing heterotrophic flagellates that constitute the abundant and active taxa in marine systems...
  22. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic and functional diversity of bacterioplankton during Alexandrium spp. blooms
    Maria Montserrat Sala
    Departament de Biologia Marina i Oceanografia, Institut de Ciències del Mar CMIMA CSIC, P Marítim de la Barceloneta 37 49, 08003 Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 54:257-67. 2005
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  23. pmc Diversity patterns and activity of uncultured marine heterotrophic flagellates unveiled with pyrosequencing
    Ramiro Logares
    Institut de Ciències del Mar CSIC, Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta, Barcelona, Spain
    ISME J 6:1823-33. 2012
    ..Thus, MAST diversity seems to be highly partitioned in spatial scales. Altogether, our results shed light on these ecologically very important but poorly known groups of uncultured marine flagellates...
  24. ncbi request reprint The phylogenetic and ecological context of cultured and whole genome-sequenced planktonic bacteria from the coastal NW Mediterranean Sea
    Itziar Lekunberri
    Departament de Biologia Marina i Oceanografia, Institut de Ciencies del Mar, CSIC, Pg Maritim de la Barceloneta 37 49, 08003 Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain
    Syst Appl Microbiol 37:216-28. 2014
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  25. doi request reprint Emerging diversity within chrysophytes, choanoflagellates and bicosoecids based on molecular surveys
    Javier Del Campo
    Departament de Biologia Marina i Oceanografia, Institut de Ciencies del Mar, CSIC Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37 49, 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Protist 162:435-48. 2011
    ..Exhaustive data mining in sequence databases allowed the identification of new diversity hidden inside chrysophytes, choanoflagellates and bicosoecids...
  26. doi request reprint Description, host-specificity, and strain selectivity of the dinoflagellate parasite Parvilucifera sinerae sp. nov. (Perkinsozoa)
    Rosa Isabel Figueroa
    Institut de Ciències del Mar ICM CSIC, Pg Maritim de la Barceloneta, 37 49, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Protist 159:563-78. 2008
    ....
  27. pmc Biogeography of the uncultured marine picoeukaryote MAST-4: temperature-driven distribution patterns
    Raquel Rodríguez-Martínez
    Institut de Ciències del Mar CSIC, Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta, Barcelona, Spain
    ISME J 7:1531-43. 2013
    ..Our results contribute to the general discussion on microbial biogeography by showing strong environmental selection for some picoeukaryotes in the marine environment. ..
  28. pmc General patterns of diversity in major marine microeukaryote lineages
    Massimo C Pernice
    Department of Marine Biology and Oceanography, Institut de Ciències del Mar CSIC, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    PLoS ONE 8:e57170. 2013
    ..These results will be important to interpret the large amount of sequence data that is currently generated by High Throughput Sequencing technologies...
  29. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic position of the copepod-infesting parasite Syndinium turbo (Dinoflagellata, Syndinea)
    Alf Skovgaard
    Departament de Biologia Marina i Oceanografia, Institut de Ciencies del Mar, CSIC, Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta 37 49, 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Protist 156:413-23. 2005
    ..and both parasites were affiliated with the so-called marine alveolate Group II. This corroborates the hypothesis that marine alveolate Group II is Syndinea...
  30. ncbi request reprint Picobiliphytes: a marine picoplanktonic algal group with unknown affinities to other eukaryotes
    Fabrice Not
    Station Biologique de Roscoff, UMR 7144 CNRS and Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Boîte Postale 74, 29682 Roscoff Cedex, France
    Science 315:253-5. 2007
    ..This suggests that they may be secondary endosymbiotic algae. Pending the isolation of living cells and their formal description, these algae have been termed picobiliphytes...
  31. doi request reprint Evaluation of DNA extraction methods from complex phototrophic biofilms
    Isabel Ferrera
    Departament de Genetica i de Microbiologia, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain
    Biofouling 26:349-57. 2010
    ..Phenol-chloroform extraction after bead-beating and enzymatic lysis was therefore considered to be the most suitable method for DNA extraction from such highly diverse phototrophic biofilms...
  32. ncbi request reprint The others: our biased perspective of eukaryotic genomes
    Javier Del Campo
    Institut de Biologia Evolutiva, CSIC Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada Electronic address
    Trends Ecol Evol 29:252-9. 2014
    ..We hope that the community will welcome this proposal, explore the approaches suggested, and join efforts to sequence the full diversity of eukaryotes. ..
  33. doi request reprint Low evolutionary diversification in a widespread and abundant uncultured protist (MAST-4)
    Raquel Rodríguez-Martínez
    Institut de Ciencies del Mar, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Barcelona, Spain
    Mol Biol Evol 29:1393-406. 2012
    ..Overall, the genetic divergence of MAST-4 was surprisingly low for an organism with a global population size estimated to be around 10(24), indicating a very low evolutionary diversification within the group...
  34. pmc Molecular characterization of activated sludge from a seawater-processing wastewater treatment plant
    Olga Sanchez
    Departament de Genetica i Microbiologia, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain
    Microb Biotechnol 4:628-42. 2011
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  35. ncbi request reprint Patterns of rare and abundant marine microbial eukaryotes
    Ramiro Logares
    Institut de Ciències del Mar ICM, CSIC, Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta 37 49, 08003 Barcelona, Spain Electronic address
    Curr Biol 24:813-21. 2014
    ..We surveyed surface waters of six separate coastal locations in Europe, independently considering the picoplankton, nanoplankton, and microplankton/mesoplankton organismal size fractions...
  36. ncbi request reprint Mapping of picoeucaryotes in marine ecosystems with quantitative PCR of the 18S rRNA gene
    Fei Zhu
    Station Biologique, UMR 7127 CNRS, INSU et Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Place George Teissier, 29680 Roscoff, France
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 52:79-92. 2005
    ..Data interpretation must take into account primer specificity and the varying rRNA gene copy number among eukaryotes...
  37. doi request reprint Ecological niche partitioning in the picoplanktonic green alga Micromonas pusilla: evidence from environmental surveys using phylogenetic probes
    Elodie Foulon
    Station Biologique, UMR 7144 Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Institut National des Sciences de l Univers et Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6, Place George Teissier, 29680 Roscoff, France
    Environ Microbiol 10:2433-43. 2008
    ..pusilla. Parameters which can precisely explain the distribution of these cryptic species remain to be elucidated...
  38. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and microdiversity of Alteromonas macleodii-like microorganisms in different oceanic regions
    Jesús García-Martínez
    Division de Microbiologia, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Campus de San Juan, 03550 Alicante, Spain
    Environ Microbiol 4:42-50. 2002
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  39. ncbi request reprint Molecular diversity among marine picophytoplankton as revealed by psbA analyses
    Gil Zeidner
    Department of Biology, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel
    Environ Microbiol 5:212-6. 2003
    ..Furthermore, using environmental bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) libraries, we were able to correlate psbA genes with small subunit rRNAs and, therefore, to confirm their phylogenetic affiliation...
  40. ncbi request reprint Global phylogeography of marine Synechococcus and Prochlorococcus reveals a distinct partitioning of lineages among oceanic biomes
    Katrin Zwirglmaier
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
    Environ Microbiol 10:147-61. 2008
    ..This clearly reiterates the idea of spatial partitioning of individual cyanobacterial lineages, but at the global scale...
  41. pmc Comparison of different denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis primer sets for the study of marine bacterioplankton communities
    Olga Sanchez
    Departament de Genetica i Microbiologia, Facultat de Ciencies, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:5962-7. 2007
    ..Overall, primer set 357fGC-907rM was the most suitable for the routine use of PCR-DGGE analyses in this environment...
  42. ncbi request reprint Novel Proteorhodopsin variants from the Mediterranean and Red Seas
    Gazalah Sabehi
    Department of Biology, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel
    Environ Microbiol 5:842-9. 2003
    ..These variants could represent functionally divergent paralogous genes, derived from the same or similar species, or orthologous proteorhodopsins that are distributed amongst divergent planktonic microbial taxa...
  43. pmc Roseobacter-like bacteria in red and mediterranean sea aerobic anoxygenic photosynthetic populations
    Aia Oz
    Department of Biology, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:344-53. 2005
    ..The data show the presence of Roseobacter-like bacteria in Red and Mediterranean Sea AAnP populations in the seasons analyzed...
  44. ncbi request reprint Analysis of environmental 18S ribosomal RNA sequences reveals unknown diversity of the cosmopolitan phylum Telonemia
    Kamran Shalchian-Tabrizi
    Department of Biology, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, University of Oslo, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Protist 158:173-80. 2007
    ..Further investigations of the evolutionary relationships within Telonemia should be conducted on isolated cultures of Telonema-like strains using multi-locus sequencing and morphological data...
  45. pmc Diversification and spectral tuning in marine proteorhodopsins
    Dikla Man
    Department of Biology, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel
    EMBO J 22:1725-31. 2003
    ..Our observations demonstrate that this single-residue switch mechanism is the major determinant of proteorhodopsin wavelength regulation in natural marine environments...