Garcia-Amado, Maria Alexandra

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Associated Researcher, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas, Caracas, Venezuela IVIC

My Work:

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.