Mª Pilar Garcillán Barcia (IP)

  • IBBTEC; Albert Einstein, 22; 39011 Santander - Cantabria
  • maria.garcillan@unican.es
  • 942 206 796
  • Functional Plasmidomics
  • Principal Investigator
  • Microbiology & Genomics
  • Department of Microbiology & Genomics

​Functional Plasmidomics


Research lines

Plasmids are genomes with a deep impact in microbial communities, a shared gene pool that allows bacteria to adapt to different environments. By using plasmid comparative genomics, we are identifying and studying key gene functions for cell-to-cell communication, as well as others linked to multirresistant bacteria outbreaks. Some of these functions are also harnessed to build synthetic gene circuits to perform distributed computation in bacterial populations.

Funding

  • Research projects: Ayuda nueva incorporación CSIC (Ref. 201820I143). PI: M. Pilar Garcillán-Barcia

Pathways for horizontal gene transfer in bacteria revealed by a global map of their plasmids

Santiago Redondo-Salvo, Raúl Fernández-López, Raúl Ruiz, Luis Vielva, María de Toro, Eduardo P C Rocha, M Pilar Garcillán-Barcia, Fernando de la Cruz

​Nat Commun. 2020 Jul 17;11(1):3602. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-17278-2.


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ArdC, a ssDNA-binding protein with a metalloprotease domain, overpasses the recipient hsdRMS restriction system broadening conjugation host range

Lorena González-Montes, Irene Del Campo, M Pilar Garcillán-Barcia, Fernando de la Cruz, Gabriel Moncalián

​PLoS Genet. 2020 Apr 29;16(4):e1008750. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1008750. eCollection 2020 Apr.


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Comparative genomics of the conjugation region of F-like plasmids: five shades of F.

Fernandez Lopez R, De Toro Hernando M, Moncalian G, Garcillán-Barcia MP and de la Cruz F

Fernandez Lopez R, De Toro Hernando M, Moncalian G, Garcillán-Barcia MP and de la Cruz F (2016) Comparative genomics of the conjugation region of F-like plasmids: five shades of F. Front Mol Biosci. doi: 10.3389/fmolb.2016.00071

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Genomics of high molecular weight plasmids isolated from an on-farm biopurification system.

Martini MC, Wibberg D, Lozano M, Torres Tejerizo G, Albicoro FJ, Jaenicke S, van Elsas JD, Petroni A, Garcillán-Barcia MP, de la Cruz F, Schlüter A, Pühler A, Pistorio M, Lagares A, Del Papa MF. Sci Rep. 2016 Jun 20;6:28284. doi: 10.1038/srep28284.

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Degenerate primer MOB typing of multiresistant clinical isolates of E. coli uncovers new plasmid backbones.

Garcillán-Barcia MP, Ruiz Del Castillo B, Alvarado A, de la Cruz F, Martínez-Martínez L. Plasmid. 2015 Jan;77:17-27. doi: 10.1016/j.plasmid.2014.11.003.

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Plasmid Flux in Escherichia coli ST131 Sublineages, Analyzed by Plasmid Constellation Network (PLACNET), a New Method for Plasmid Reconstruction from Whole Genome Sequences.

Lanza VF, de Toro M, Garcillán-Barcia MP, Mora A, Blanco J, Coque TM, de la Cruz F. PLoS Genet. 2014 Dec 18;10(12):e1004766. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004766.

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Bringing them together: plasmid pMV158 rolling circle replication and conjugation under an evolutionary perspective.

Lorenzo-Díaz F, Fernández-López C, Garcillán-Barcia MP, Espinosa M. Plasmid. 2014 Jul;74:15-31. doi: 10.1016/j.plasmid.2014.05.004.

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Key components of the eight classes of type IV secretion systems involved in bacterial conjugation or protein secretion.

Guglielmini J, Néron B, Abby SS, Garcillán-Barcia MP, de la Cruz F, Rocha EP. Nucleic Acids Res. 2014;42(9):5715-27. doi: 10.1093/nar/gku194.

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Plasmid conjugation from proteobacteria as evidence for the origin of xenologous genes in cyanobacteria.

Encinas D, Garcillán-Barcia MP, Santos-Merino M, Delaye L, Moya A, de la Cruz F. J Bacteriol. 2014 Apr;196(8):1551-9. doi: 10.1128/JB.01464-13.

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Genomic analysis of the emergence and evolution of multidrug resistance during a Klebsiella pneumoniae outbreak including carbapenem and colistin resistance.

López-Camacho E, Gómez-Gil R, Tobes R, Manrique M, Lorenzo M, Galván B, Salvarelli E, Moatassim Y, Salanueva IJ, Pareja E, Codoñer FM, Alvarez-Tejado M, Garcillán-Barcia MP, De la Cruz F, Mingorance J. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2013 Oct 23.

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Ordering the bestiary of genetic elements transmissible by conjugation.

Garcillán-Barcia MP, de la Cruz F. Mob Genet Elements. 2013 Jan 1;3(1):e24263.

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A degenerate primer MOB typing (DPMT) method to classify gamma-proteobacterial plasmids in clinical and environmental settings.

Alvarado A, Garcillán-Barcia MP, de la Cruz F. PLoS One. 2012;7(7):e40438.

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Arancha Peñil Celis

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María Del Mar Quiñonero Coronel

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Jesús Rodriguez Lozano

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