Nuno Borges

Research Activities
Fish Microbial Ecology
Identification and Characterization of Probiotics
Action mechanisms of Probiotics
Host-Microbial Interactions and Symbioses
My current research is focused on the isolation and characterization of microbes derived from different stages of a fish life cycle (Eggs, Larvae, and Juveniles) and evaluate their antagonistic activities against fish pathogens. I am also interested in study the host-probiotic interactions. The final goal is to develop symbiotic bacterial cocktails to prevent microbial disease outbreaks during fish larviculture.

Selected Publications
Pastor JM, Borges N, Pagán JP, Castaño-Cerezo S, Csonka LN, Goodner BW, Reynolds KA, Gonçalves LG, Argandoña M, Nieto JJ, Vargas C, Bernal V, Cánovas M (2019) Fructose metabolism in Chromohalobacter salexigens: Interplay between the Embden-Meyerhof-Parnas and Entner-Doudoroff pathways. Microbial Cell Factories. 18:134. doi: 10.1186/s12934-019-1178-x.

Esteves AM, Graça G, Peyriga L, Torcato IM, Borges N, Portais JC, Santos H (2019) Combined transcriptomics-metabolomics profiling of the heat shock response in the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus. Extremophiles. 23:101-118. doi: 10.1007/s00792-018-1065-0.

Faria C, Borges N, Rocha I, Santos H (2018) Production of mannosylglycerate in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by metabolic engineering and bioprocess optimization. Microbial Cell Factories. 17:178. doi: 10.1186/s12934-018-1023-7

Castanheira NL, Dourado AC, Pais I, Semedo J, Scotti-Campos P, Borges N, Carvalho G, Barreto Crespo MT, Fareleira P (2017) Colonization and beneficial effects on annual ryegrass by mixed inoculation with plant growth promoting bacteria. Microbiological Research. 198:47-55. doi: 10.1016/j.micres.2017.01.009

Castanheira N, Dourado AC, Kruz S, Alves PI, Delgado-Rodríguez AI, Pais I, Semedo J, Scotti-Campos P, Sánchez C, Borges N, Carvalho G, Crespo MTB, Fareleira P (2016) Plant growth promoting Burkholderia species isolated from annual ryegrass in Portuguese soils. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 120:724-739. doi: 10.1111/jam.13025

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