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Vicente, J., Ruiz, J., Belda, I., Benito-Vázquez, I., Marquina, D., Calderón, F., … Benito, S. (2020). The genus metschnikowia in enology. Microorganisms, 8(7), 1–19.

Ruiz, J., Ortega, N., Martín-Santamaría, M., Acedo, A., Marquina, D., Pascual, O., … Belda, I. (2019). Occurrence and enological properties of two new non-conventional yeasts (Nakazawaea ishiwadae and Lodderomyces elongisporus) in wine fermentations. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 305(May), 108255.

de Celis, M., Ruiz, J., Martín-Santamaría, M., Alonso, A., Marquina, D., Navascués, E., … Santos, A. (2019). Diversity of Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeasts associated to spontaneous and inoculated fermenting grapes from Spanish vineyards. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 68(6), 580–588.

Alonso, A., de Celis, M., Ruiz, J., Vicente, J., Navascués, E., Acedo, A., … Marquina, D. (2019). Looking at the Origin: Some Insights into the General and Fermentative Microbiota of Vineyard Soils. Fermentation.

Sheep milk

Cristina Esteban-Blanco, Beatriz Gutiérrez-Gil, Hector Marina, Rocio Pelayo, Aroa Suarez-Vega, Alberto Acedo, Juan-Jose Arranz. (2020)  Animals, The milk microbiota of the Spanish Churra sheep breed: new insights into the complexity of the milk microbiome of dairy species (Acepted)

Esteban-Blanco, C., Gutiérrez-Gil, B., Puente-Sánchez, F., Marina, H., Tamames, J., Acedo, A., & Arranz, J. J. (2020). Microbiota characterization of sheep milk and its association with somatic cell count using 16s rRNA gene sequencing. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics, 137(1), 73–83.


Diti, I., Legler, S. E., Caffi, T., Rossi, V., Canali, G., Bosso, A., … Poni, S. (2020). A new integrated approach for management of soil threats in the vineyard ecosystem. Catena, 195(July), 104788.


de Celis, M., Belda, I., Ortiz-Álvarez, R., Arregui, L., Marquina, D., Serrano, S., & Santos, A. (2020). Tuning up microbiome analysis to monitor WWTPs’ biological reactors functioning. Scientific Reports, 10(1), 1–8.



Ortiz-Álvarez, R., Ortega-Arranz, H., Ontiveros, V. J., Ravarani, C., Acedo, A., & Belda, I. (2020). Emergent properties in microbiome networks reveal the anthropogenic disturbance of farming practices in vineyard soil fungal communities. BioRxiv, 2020.03.12.983650.

Belda, I., Gobbi, A., Ruiz, J., de Celis, M., Ortiz-Álvarez, R., Acedo, A., & Santos, A. (2020). Microbiomics to Define Wine Terroir. In Reference Module in Food Science.

Belda, I., Zarraonaindia, I., Perisin, M., Palacios, A., & Acedo, A. (2017). From vineyard soil to wine fermentation: Microbiome approximations to explain the “terroir” Concept. Frontiers in Microbiology.

Belda, I., Palacios, A., Fresno, J., Ortega, H., & Acedo, A. (2017). WineSeq ® : A new tool for the study of the functional biodiversity of soils, and its use as a biomarker and guide for vitiviniculture practices . BIO Web of Conferences.




Inra, B. M., Ragt, D. P., Bv, D. M. G. I. S., & Inra, M. M. (2019). Optimize the plant microbiota to increase plant growth and health challenges and opportunities Current research strategies. (July).

Waltz, E. (2017). A new crop of microbe startups raises big bucks, takes on the establishment. Nature Biotechnology35(12), 1120–1122.

Simms, C. (2017). The grape depression. New Scientist236(3157–3158), 60–62.

Mezzasalma, V., Sandionigi, A., Bruni, I., Bruno, A., Lovicu, G., Casiraghi, M., & Labra, M. (2017). Grape microbiome as a reliable and persistent signature of field origin and environmental conditions in Cannonau wine production. PLoS ONE.