Garcia-Amado, Maria Alexandra
Associated Researcher, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas, Caracas, Venezuela IVIC
My scientific interests are to understand the interactions of the bacterial community (resident and pathogens) of animals and the role of water and aquatic environments in transmission of pathogenic bacteria.
I am studying the composition of bacterial crop communities of the Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin), a folivore bird with foregut fermentation in the crop and the bacteria molecular characterization the cecum of the capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris).
I am working in the Helicobacter and Vibrio detection in wild animals and marine environments.