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List of publications in peer-reviewed journals



Beal J, Goñi‐Moreno A, Myers C, Hecht A, Vicente M, Parco M, Schmidt M, Timmis K, Baldwin G, Friedrichs S, Freemont P, Kiga D, Ordozgoiti E, Rennig M, Rios L, Tanner K, Lorenzo V, Porcar M. (2020). The long journey towards standards for engineering biosystems: Are the Molecular Biology and the Biotech communities ready to standardise?. EMBO reports. 21. 10.15252/embr.202050521.

Domínguez M, Peretó J, Porcar M (2020). The rose and the name: the unresolved debate on biotechnological terms. Microbial Biotechnology. doi: 10.1111/1751-7915.13522.

Hahnke S, Abendroth C, Pascual J, Langer T, Ramm P, Klocke M, Luschnig O, Porcar M. (2020). Complete Genome Sequence of a New Clostridium sp. Isolated from Anaerobic Digestion and Biomethanation. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 9. 10.1128/MRA.01472-19.

Iglesias A, Latorre-Pérez A, Stach JEM, Porcar M, Pascual J (2020) Out of the Abyss: Genome and Metagenome Mining Reveals Unexpected Environmental Distribution of Abyssomicins. Front. Microbiol. 11:645. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.00645.

Peretó J, Porcar M. Can life be standardized? Current challenges in biological standardization. Mètode Science Studies Journal - Annual Review, [S.l.], june 2020. ISSN 2174-9221. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 25 june 2020. doi:

Peretó, J. (2020). Crystals and the debates on the nature, ecognition and origin of life. Physics of Life Reviews. 10.1016/j.plrev.2020.05.001.

Ramm P, Abendroth C, Latorre-Pérez A, Herrmann C, Sebök S, Geißler A, Vilanova C, Porcar M, Dornack C, Bürger C, Schwarz H, Luschnig O (2020). Ammonia removal during leach-bed acidification leads to optimized organic acid production from chicken manure. Renewable Energy 146:1021-1030.

Schwan B, Abendroth C, Latorre-Pérez A, Porcar M, Vilanova C, Dornack C (2020) Chemically Stressed Bacterial Communities in Anaerobic Digesters Exhibit Resilience and Ecological Flexibility. Front. Microbiol. 11:867. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.00867.

Tanner K, Molina-Menor E, Latorre-Pérez A, Vidal-Verdú À, Vilanova C, Peretó, J Porcar, M(2020) Extremophilic microbial communities on photovoltaic panel surfaces: a two year study. Microbial Biotechnology.

Tanner K, Mancuso C, Peretó J, Khalil A, Vilanova C, Pascual J. (2020). Sphingomonas solaris sp. nov., isolated from a solar panel in Boston, Massachusetts. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 70. 10.1099/ijsem.0.003977.




Abendroth C, Latorre-Pérez A, Porcar M, Simeonov C, Lusching O, Vilanova C, Pascual J (2019). Shedding light on biogas: phototrophic biofilms in anaerobic digesters hold potential for improved biogas production. Systematic and Applied Microbiology. doi: 10.1016/j.syapm.2019.126024.

Dobon B, Montanucci L, Peretó J, Bertranpetit J, Laayouni H (2019). Gene connectivity and enzyme evolution in the human metabolic network. Biology Direct 14(1):17. doi: 10.1186/s13062-019-0248-7.

Latorre‐Pérez A, Vilanova C, Alcaina JJ, Porcar M (2019). Thermoelectric heat exchange and growth regulation in a continuous yeast culture. MicrobiologyOpen, 8(3), e00648. doi: 10.1002/mbo3.648

Mariscal C, Barahona A, Aubert-Kato N, Aydinoglu AU, Bartlett S, Cárdenas ML, Chandru K, Cleland C, Cocanougher BT, Comfort N, Cornish-Bowden A, Deacon T, Froese T, Giovannelli D, Hernlund J, Hut P, Kimura J, Maurel MC, Merino N, Moreno A, Nakagawa M, Peretó J, Virgo N, Witkowski O, Cleaves JH 2nd (2019). Hidden Concepts in the History and Philosophy of Origins-of-Life Studies: a Workshop Report. Origin of Life and Evolution of Biospheres Aug 9. doi: 10.1007/s11084-019-09580-x.

Molina-Menor E, Tanner K, Vidal-Verdú À, Peretó J, Porcar M (2019). Microbial communities of the Mediterranean rocky shore: ecology and biotechnological potential of the sea-land transition. Microbial Biotechnology Sep 28. doi: 10.1111/1751-7915.13475.

Porcar M (2019). The hidden charm of life. Life (Basel) 9(1) pii: E5. doi: 10.3390/life9010005.

Porcar M, Latorre-Pérez A, Molina-Menor E, Domínguez M (2019). Words, images and gender: Lessons from a survey on the public perception of synthetic biology and related disciplines. EMBO Reports 20(7):e48401. doi: 10.15252/embr.201948401.

Porcar M, Peretó J (2019) Manufactured life. The scientific and social challenges of synthetic biology. Mètode Science Studies Journal 10. doi: 10.7203/metode.10.13229.

Tanner K, Martorell P, Genovés S, Ramón D, Zacarías L, Rodrigo MJ, Peretó J, Porcar M (2019). Bioprospecting the solar panel microbiome: high-throughput screening for antioxidant bacteria in a Caenorhabditis elegans model. Frontiers in Microbiology 10:986. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.201900986.

Vilanova C, Porcar M (2019). Synthetic microbiology as a source of new enterprises and job creation: a Mediterranean perspective. Microbial Biotechnology 12(1):8-10. doi: 10.1111/1751-7915.13326.

Vilanova C, Porcar M (2019). Art-omics: multi-omics meet archaeology and art conservation. Microbial Biotechnology Aug 27. doi: 10.1111/1751-7915.13480.




Abendroth C, Hahnke S, Simeonov C, Klocke M, Casani-Miravalls S, Ramm P, Bürger C, Luschnig O, Porcar M (2018). Microbial communities involved in biogas production exhibit high resilience to heat shocks. Bioresources Technology 249:1074-1079. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2017.10.093.

Hahnke S, Abendroth C, Langer T, Codoñer FM, Ramm P, Porcar M, Luschnig O, Klocke M (2018). Complete genome sequence of a new Ruminococcaceae bacterium isolated from anaerobic biomass hydrolysis.  Genome Announcement 6(14) pii:e00030-18. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00030-18.

Hardegen J, Latorre-Pérez A, Vilanova C, Günther T, Porcar M, Luschnig O, Simeonov C, Abendroth C (2018). Methanogenic community shifts during the transition from sewage mono-digestion to co-digestion of grass biomass. Bioresources Technology 265:275-281. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2018.06.005.

Latorre-Pérez A, Vilanova C, Alcaina JJ, Porcar M (2018). Thermoelectric heat exchange and growth regulation in a continuous yeast culture. Microbiologyopen. 24:e00648. doi: 10.1002/mbo3.648.

Montanucci L, Laayouni H, Dobon B, Keys KL, Bertranpetit J, Peretó J (2018) Influence of pathway topology and functional class on the molecular evolution of human metabolic genes. PLoS One. 13(12):e0208782. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0208782.

Muñoz-Velasco I, García-Ferris C, Hernandez-Morales R, Lazcano A, Peretó J, Becerra A (2018) Methanogenesis on Early Stages of Life: Ancient but Not Primordial. Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres 48(4):407-420. doi: 10.1007/s11084-018-9570-9.

Porcar M, Peretó J (2018) Creating life and the media: translations and echoes. Life Sciences, Society and Policy. 14(1):19. doi: 10.1186/s40504-018-0087-9.

Porcar M, Louie KB, Kosina SM, Van Goethem MW, Bowen BP, Tanner K, Northen TR (2018) Microbial ecology on solar panels in Berkeley, CA, United States. Frontiers in Microbiology 9:3043. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.03043.

Roldán C, Murcia-Mascarós S, López-Montalvo E, Vilanova C, Porcar M (2018). Proteomic and metagenomic insights into prehistoric Spanish Levantine Rock Art. Scientific Reports 8(1):10011. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-28121-6.

Tanner K, Martí JM, Belliure J, Fernández-Méndez M, Molina-Menor E, Peretó J, Porcar M (2018). Polar solar panels: Arctic and Antarctic microbiomes display similar taxonomic profiles. Environmental Microbiology Reports 10(1):75-79. doi: 10.1111/1758-2229.12608.

Vilanova C, Porcar M (2018). Synthetic microbiology as a source of new enterprises and job creation: a Mediterranean perspective. Microbial Biotechnology 12(1):8-10. doi: 10.1111/1751-7915.13326.




Abendroth C, Hahnke S, Codoñer FM, Klocke M, Luschnig O, Porcar M (2017). Complete genome sequence of a new firmicutes species isolated from anaerobic biomass hydrolysis. Genome Announcement 5(40). pii: e00686-17. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00686-17.

Abendroth C, Simeonov C, Peretó J, Antúnez O, Gavidia R, Lusching O, Porcar M (2017). From grass to gas: microbiome dynamics of grass biomass acidification under mesophilic and thermophilic temperatures. Biotechnology for Biofuels 10, 171. doi: 10.1186/s13068-017-0859-0.

Lazcano A, Peretó J (2017). On the origin of mitosing cells: a historical appraisal of Lynn Margulis endosymbiotic theory. Journal of Theoretical Biology 434, 80-87. doi: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2017.06.036.

Peretó J, Català JI (2017). A reconciliation with Darwin? Divergent views on evolutionism in Erich Wasmann and Jaime Pujiula, biologists and Jesuits. Mètode Science Studies Journal 7, 87-93. doi: 10.7203/metode.7.7996.

Ponce-de-León M, Tamarit D, Calle-Espinosa J, Mori M, Latorre A, Montero F, Peretó J (2017). Determinism and contingency shape metabolic complementation in an endosymbiotic consortium. Frontiers in Microbiology 8, 2290. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.02290

Tanner K, Vilanova C, Porcar M (2017). Bioprospecting challenges in unusual environments. Microbial Biotechnology 10(4):671-673. doi: 10.1111/1751-7915.12723.




Calle-Espinosa J, Ponce-De-Leon M, Santos-Garcia D, Silva FJ, Montero F, Peretó J (2016). Nature lessons: The whitefly bacterial endosymbiont is a minimal amino acid factory with unusual energetics. Journal of Theoretical Biology 407, 303-317. doi: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2016.07.024.

Dorado-Morales P, Vilanova C, Peretó J, Codoñer FM, Ramón D, Porcar M (2016). A highly diverse, desert-like microbial biocenosis on solar panels in a Mediterranean city. Scientific Reports 6, 29235. doi: 10.1038/srep29235.

Mori M, Ponce-De-León M, Peretó J, Montero F (2016). Metabolic complementation in bacterial communities: necessary conditions and optimality. Frontiers in Microbiology 7, 1553. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01553.

Peretó J (2016). Erasing borders: a brief chronicle of early synthetic biology. Journal of Molecular Evolution 83, 176-183. doi: 10.1007/s00239-016-9774-4.

Porcar M, Peretó J (2016). Nature versus design: synthetic biology or how to build a biological non-machine. Integrative Biology (Camb) 8(4), 451-455. doi: 10.1039/c5ib00239g.

Vilanova C, Porcar M (2016). Are multi-omics enough? Nature Microbiology 1(8):16101. doi: 10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.101.

Vilanova C, Baixeras J, Latorre A, Porcar M (2016). The generalist inside the specialist: gut bacterial communities of two insect species feeding on toxic plants are dominated by Enterococcus sp. Frontiers in Microbiology 7:1005. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01005.