Laura Baldo

Laura Baldo

Associate professor

ORCID: 0000-0003-4528-6674
Researcher ID: R-4921-2018
Knowledge area: Ecologia

Research group: IP Host-Microbiota Ecology and Evolution

Contact Information
Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Av. Diagonal, 643 (Margalef building), 5th floor
9340 31375

Academic Training

PhD, Animal Biology . Department of Biology, University of Milano, Italy. . 17/01/2005 . (Ph.D.)
BS, Biological Sciences . University of Milano, Italy . 01/10/2000 . (Diploma / Degree / Activities)

Research interests

Microbial symbiosis and animal diversification
Ecology and evolution of the gut microbiota in islands using the lizard Podarcis lilfordi from the Baleares
The role of the gut microbiota in the trophic adaptation of cichlid fishes


EL PAPEL DE LAS COMUNIDADES MICROBIANAS EN LAS RADIACIONES ADAPTATIVAS DE LOS PECES CICLIDOS . 2018 - 2021 . Ref.CGL2017-82986-C2-2-P . Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad . PI: Laura Baldo
Host-Microbiota Ecology and Evolution . 2017 - 2021 . Ref.2017SGR415 . Agčncia de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (AGAUR) . PI: Laura Baldo
Ramon y Cajal subprogramme . 2014 - 2019 . Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad . PI: Laura Baldo

Journal Publications

Baldo, Laura; Riera, Joan Lluís; Salzburger, Walter; Barluenga, Marta (2019). Phylogeography and ecological niche shape the cichlid fish gut microbiota in Central American and African lakes. Frontiers in Microbiology, 10, p. 2372 . Institutional Repository . ISSN: 1664-302X
Laura Baldo; Joan Lluís Pretus; Joan Lluís Riera; Zuzana Musilova; Arnold Roger; Bitja Nyom; Walter Salzburger (2017). Convergence of gut microbiotas in the adaptive radiations of African cichlid fishes. The ISME Journal, 11(9), pp. 1975 - 1987 . . ISSN: 1751-7362
Baldo, Laura; Riera,Joan Lluís; Mitsi, Konstantina; Pretus, Joan Lluís (2017). Processes shaping gut microbiota diversity in allopatric populations of the endemic lizard Podarcis lilfordi from Menorcan islets (Balearic Islands). FEMS Microbiology Ecology . . ISSN: 0168-6496
Santos, M.E.; Baldo,L.; Gu, L.; Boileau, N.; Musilova, Z.; Salzburger, W. (2016). Comparative transcriptomics of anal fin pigmentation patterns in cichlid fishes. Bmc Genomics, 17(1), p. 712 . Institutional Repository . ISSN: 1471-2164
Baldo, L.; Riera, J.L.; Tooming-Klunderud, A.; Mar Albŕ, M.; Salzburger, W. (2015). Gut microbiota dynamics during dietary shift in eastern african cichlid fishes. PLoS One, 10(5), p. e0127462 . Institutional Repository . ISSN: 1932-6203
Baldo, L.; Santos, M.E.; Salzburger, W. (2011). Comparative transcriptomics of eastern African cichlid fishes shows signs of positive selection and a large contribution of untranslated regions to genetic diversity. Genome Biology and Evolution . ISSN: 1759-6653
Baldo, L; De Queiroz, A.; Hayashi, C.H.Y.; Marshall, E.; Gatesy, J. (2011). Nuclear-mitochondrial sequences as witnesses of past interbreeding and population diversity in the jumping bristletail Mesomachilis. Molecular Biology and Evolution . ISSN: 0737-4038
Baldo, L.; Dunning Hotopp, J.C.; Jolley, K.A., Bordenstein, S.R.; Biber, S.A.; Choudhury, R.R.; Hayashi, C.Y.; Maiden, M.C.J.; Tettelin, H.; Werren, J.H. (2006). Multilocus Sequence Typing system for the endosymbiont Wolbachia pipientis. Applied and Environmental Microbiology . ISSN: 0099-2240
Baldo, L.; Bordenstein, S.R.; Wernegreen., J.J.; Werren, J.H. (2006). Widespread recombination throughout Wolbachia genomes. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 23, pp. 437 - 449 . ISSN: 0737-4038
Werren, J.H.; Baldo, L.; Clark, M.E. (2008). Wolbachia: master manipulators of invertebrate biology. Nature Reviews Microbiology . ISSN: 1740-1526

Relevant Activities

Reviewer for several high-peer reviewed journals: .BMC Biology ; BMC Evolutionary Biology ; BMC Genomics; BMC Microbiology ; Environmental Microbiology ; European Journal of Entomology ; FEMS Microbiology Letters ; Heredity; Hydrobiologia ; Insect Molecular Biology; ISMEj; Molecular Biology and Evolution; Molecular Ecology ; Molecular Ecology Resources ; Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution ; PLoS One; Microbiome; North American Journal of Aquaculture: Fungal Ecology (FUNECO); Journal of Evolutionary Biology (JEB) See for recent activities

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