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Selected publications

Anaplasma phagocytophilum (Ap) modifies the expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) of tick cells

Genomics, proteomics and biotechnology group integrated into the Group of health and biotechnology (wise) IREC has been described as the intracellular bacteria Anaplasma phagocytophilum (Ap) modifies the expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) of...

Moving towards the estimation of density of wild boar: Camera traps and rate of motion

The wild boar (Sus scrofa) is a widely distributed throughout Europe. In addition, is characterized by its high relevance social and epidemiological, mainly for her role of reservoir in diseases shared such as tuberculosis or...

More hunting, less tuberculosis

In our society, increasingly away from rural areas, hunting is strongly questioned despite the legal, socio-cultural and even evolutionary arguments in favour of this activity (http://www.irec.es/difusion/divulgacion-cientifica/la-caza-herramienta-clave-control-la-sobreabundancia/). Another reason...

The importance of monitoring environmental contaminants in predators

The predators are fundamental for the maintenance of ecosystems and the conservation of biodiversity. However, many species have experienced significant population declines over the past decades and currently...

Improving the management procedures in farms infected with the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus using bioinspired computational models

Pork production should increase in the future due to the increase of the human population around the world. To meet this challenge, there is much to do to improve in terms...

Zoonotic Bacteria in Fleas Parasitizing Common Voles, Northwestern Spain

In Spain, tularemia is an endemic disease in the agricultural landscapes of the Northwest, where the number of human cases increases during the plagues of Vole (Microtus arvalis). When they are abundant, one...

Wolf, an ally of the farmer

The wolf feeds on animals, both wild and domestic. And in some Spanish provinces, like Asturias, there are not few. This is positive for the conservation of natural processes and even for the...

Copulatory behaviour in the Bonelli´s Eagle: assessing the paternity assurance hypothesis

In this work we examine the behavior of intercourse in the Bonelli's Eagle (Aquila fasciata) at levels of nesting in the eastern part of the Cordillera Betica, Spain South, between 2010 and 2012...

Non-invasive monitoring of heavy metals in reptiles

Reptiles are among the animals more susceptible to exposure to heavy metals that are persistently in soils and sediments in areas affected by activities such as mining. This is due, among others...

The orange color of the bearded vulture does not seem to have an antibacterial function

The bearded vulture visit regularly the Ferruginous springs for aesthetic purposes for their orange plumage coloration. Different hypotheses have been proposed to explain this deliberate application of cosmetic coloration: (1) to indicate...

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