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Marta Tacão

Marta Tacão

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Stress Biology
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : ResearcherID= C-9785-2009
  • Title: Supervisor: Isabel da Silva Henriques Category: BO Grant type: BPD Funding entity: FCT Grant reference: BPD/114855/2016 Start date: 2017-05-01 End date: 2023-04-30


Advanced courses/ Workshops

- Workshop “Resistência a antibióticos: o problema e as soluções” - Encontro Nacional de Estudantes de Biologia, Aveiro, Portugal, 2017;


- Advanced Course “Microbial Diversity: Methods and Applications”, Departamento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal, 2013;


- Advanced Coursedvanced Course “Antibiotic resistance in the environment” Departamento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal, 2012;


- Workshop “DGGE in Microbiology - Principles and Practice” Departamento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal, 2005;

Academic degrees

PhD in Microbiology, University of Aveiro (2014)


Master in Molecular Microbiology, University of Aveiro (2003)


Degree in Biology, University of Aveiro (1999)

Current research interests

Antibiotic resistance in lotic ecosystems: mechanisms of resistance, dissemination of genetic determinants of resistance, diversity of resistant microbial communities

Microbiology Lab

Scientific Supervision

In progress
Concluded

Projects

In progress
  • Granular microalgae- bacterial sludge for aquaculture wastewater treatment See more
  • StARE: Stopping Antibiotic Resistance Evolution See more
Concluded
  • ARTEMan: Transferência de resistência a antibióticos entre o Ambiente e o Homem See more
  • REFRESH – Minimizing microbial hazards in vegetables cultivated in the Estarreja municipality See more
  • ARISKA - Antibiotic resistance in the Antuã River: assessing risks to public health See more
  • PhytoMarsh - The phytosphere of salt-marsh plants: an underexplored microbial hot-spot See more

Publications

WoS Papers (23)
Tacão M., Moura A., Alves A., Henriques I., Saavedra M.J., Correia A. (2005) Evaluation of 16S-rDNA- and gyrB-DGGE for typing members of the genus Aeromonas. In: Microbiology Lab. Fems Microbiology Letters. 1, 246, 11-18.
Tacão M., Alves A., Saavedra M.J., Correia A. (2005) BOX-PCR is an adequate tool for typing Aeromonas spp. . In: Microbiology Lab. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek . 2, 88, 173-179.
Henriques I., Alves A., Tacão M., Almeida A., Cunha A., Correia A. (2006) Genetic diversity and dynamics of free-living bacterial community along an estuarine gradient (Ria de Aveiro, Portugal). In: Microbiology Lab. Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science . 68, 139-148.
Saavedra, M.J., Guedes-Novais S., Alves A., Rema P., Tacão M., Correia A., Martínez-Murcia A. (2004) Resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics in Aeromonas hydrophila isolated from Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). In: Microbiology Lab. International Microbiology. 7, 207-211.
Moura A., Tacão M., Henriques I., Dias J., Ferreira P., Correia A. (2009) Characterization of bacterial diversity in two aerated lagoons of a wastewater treatment plant using PCR-DGGE analysis. In: Microbiology Lab. Microbiological Research. 164, 560-569.
Calhau V., Tacão M., Morgado F., Correia A., Henriques I. (2010) PCR–DGGE-based methodologies to assess diversity and dynamics of Aeromonas communities. In: Microbiology Lab. Journal Of Applied Microbiology. 108, 608-623.
Eusébio A., Tacão M., Chaves S., Tenreiro R., Almeida-Vara E. (2011) Molecular assessment of microbiota structure and dynamics along mixed olive oil and winery wastewaters biotreatment. In: Microbiology Lab. Biodegradation. 22, 773-795.
Tacão M., Correia A., Henriques I. (2012) Resistance to broad-spectrum antibiotics in aquatic systems: anthropogenic activities modulate the dissemination of blaCTX-M-like genes. In: Microbiology Lab. Applied And Environmental Microbiology. 78, 4134-4140.
Pereira A., Santos A., Tacão M., Alves A., Henriques I., Correia A. (2013) Genetic diversity and antimicrobial resistance of Escherichia coli from Tagus estuary (Portugal). In: Microbiology Lab. Science Of The Total Environment. 461, 65-71.
Correia A., Henriques I., Tacão M. (2012) Carbapenem-resistant bacteria in river water. In: Microbiology Lab. Salud I Ciencia. 19, 452-454.
Tacão M, Correia A., Henriques I. (2013) Environmental Shewanella xiamenensis Strains That Carry bla(OXA-48) or bla(OXA-204) Genes: Additional Proof for bla(OXA-48-Like) Gene Origin. In: Microbiology Lab. Antimicrobial Agents And Chemotherapy. 57, 6399-6400.
Tacão M., Moura A., Correia A., Henriques I. (2014) Co-resistance to different classes of antibiotics among ESBL-producers from aquatic systems. In: Microbiology Lab. Water Research. 48, 100-107.
Tacao M., Correia A., Henriques I.S. (2015) Low Prevalence of Carbapenem-Resistant Bacteria in River Water: Resistance Is Mostly Related to Intrinsic Mechanisms. In: Microbiology Lab. Microbial Drug Resistance. 21, 5, 497-506.
Fidalgo C., Henriques I., Rocha J., Tacao M., Alves A. (2016) Culturable endophytic bacteria from the salt marsh plant Halimione portulacoides: phylogenetic diversity, functional characterization, and influence of metal(loid) contamination. In: Microbiology Lab. Environmental Science And Pollution Research. 23, 10, 10200-10214.
Rocha J., Tacao M., Fidalgo C., Alves A., Henriques I. (2016) Diversity of endophytic Pseudomonas in Halimione portulacoides from metal(loid)-polluted salt marshes. In: Microbiology Lab. Environmental Science And Pollution Research. 23, 13, 13255-13267.
Henriques I., Tacao M., Leite L., Fidalgo C., Araujo S., Oliveira C., Alves A. (2016) Co-selection of antibiotic and metal(loid) resistance in gram-negative epiphytic bacteria from contaminated salt marshes. In: Microbiology Lab. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 109, 1, 427-434.
Teixeira P., Tacao M., Alves A., Henriques I. (2016) Antibiotic and metal resistance in a ST395 Pseudomonas aeruginosa environmental isolate: A genomics approach. In: Microbiology Lab. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 110, 1, 75-81.
Tacao M., Silva I., Henriques I. (2017) Culture-independent methods reveal high diversity of OXA-48-like genes in water environments. In: Microbiology Lab. Journal Of Water And Health. 15, 4, 519-525.
Tacao M., Tavares R.D., Teixeira P., Roxo I., Ramalheira E., Ferreira S., Henriques I. (2017) mcr-1 and bla(KPC-3) in Escherichia coli Sequence Type 744 after Meropenem and Colistin Therapy, Portugal. In: Microbiology Lab. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 23, 8, 1419-1421.
Tacao M., Araujo S., Vendas M., Alves A., Henriques I. (2018) Shewanella species as the origin of bla(OXA-48) genes: insights into gene diversity, associated phenotypes and possible transfer mechanisms. In: Microbiology Lab. International Journal Of Antimicrobial Agents. 51, 3, 340-348.
Araujo S., Silva I.A.T., Tacalo M., Patinha C., Alves A., Henriques I. (2017) Characterization of antibiotic resistant and pathogenic Escherichia coli in irrigation water and vegetables in household farms. In: Microbiology Lab. International Journal Of Food Microbiology. 257, 192-200.
Bastos R, Vicente C, Oliveira-Silva R, Silva N, Tacão M, Costa JP, Lima M, André PS, Ferreira RAS (2018) Integrated optical Mach-Zehnder interferometer based on organic-inorganic hybrids for photonics-on-a-chip biosensing applications. In: Microbiology Lab. Sensors. 18, 840
Silva I., Tacão M., Tavares R. D. S., Miranda R., Araújo S., Manaia C. M., Henriques I. (In press) Fate of cefotaxime-resistant Enterobacteriaceae and ESBL-producers over a full-scale wastewater treatment process with UV disinfection. In: Microbiology Lab. Science Of The Total Environment.
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Thesis (3)
Tacão M. (2003) Molecular characterisation of Aeromonas spp. resistant to beta-lactam antibiotics. In: Microbiology Lab. MSc Thesis.
Tacão M. (2009) Resistance to last-resort antibiotics in natural environments. In: Microbiology Lab. PhD Thesis.
Vendas, Maria do Carmo Oliveira (2015) Sources of antibiotic resistance in the environment. In: Microbiology Lab. MSc Thesis.
Communications (35)
Pedro P, Tação M, Almeida A, Silva H, Cunha A (2003) Growth efficiency of heterotrophic bacteria in a salt marsh. In: Microbiology Lab.
Moura A., Henriques I., Tacão M., Correia A. (2005) Evaluation of wastewaters as hot spots for horizontal gene transfer. In: Microbiology Lab.
Moura A., Tacão M., Henriques I., Correia A. (2004) Evaluation by DGGE analysis of seasonal changes of bacterial diversity in a wastewater treatment plant. In: Microbiology Lab.
Calhau V., Tacão M., Morgado F., Correia A., Henriques I. (2008) PCR-DGGE based methodologies to assess dynamics and diversity of Aeromonas communities. In: Microbiology Lab.
Calhau V., Tacão M., Morgado F., Correia A., Henriques I. (2009) Diversity and dynamics of Aeromonas communities in the estuary Ria de Aveiro, Portugal. In: Microbiology Lab.
Henriques I., Alves A., Tacão M., Cunha A., Almeida A., Correia A. (2005) Genetic diversity and dynamics of free-living bacterial communities along an estuarine gradient (Ria de Aveiro, portugal). In: Microbiology Lab.
Tacão M., Henriques I., Saavedra M.J., Correia A. (2005) Typing Aeromonas spp. by DGGE with four phylogenetic markers: 16S-rDNA, gyrB, rpoD and sodB. In: Microbiology Lab.
Saavedra M.J., Tacão M., Novais S., Correia A. (2003) Metallo-beta-lactamase encoding sequences as molecular markers for carbapenem resistance in Aeromonas spp. In: Microbiology Lab.
Tacão M., Novais S., Saavedra M.J., Correia A. (2002) Molecular characterisation of Aeromonas spp. resistant to beta-lactam antibiotics. In: Microbiology Lab.
Eusébio A., Vaz A., Tacão M., Eusébio M., Ribeiro C., Tenreiro R., Almeida-Vara E. (2009) Detection of D/N functional genes during a biotreatment of mixed olive oil and winery wastewaters. In: Microbiology Lab.
Eusébio A., Tacão M., Chaves S., Tenreiro R., Almeida-Vara E. (2009) Molecular assessment of microbial community structure and dynamics along mixed olive oil and winery wastewaters biotreatment. In: Microbiology Lab.
Eusébio A., Tacão M., Baeta-Hall L., Freitas P., Almeida-Vara E., Marques I.P. (2008) TGGE-monitoring of the microbial community along the olive mill wastewaters anaerobic treatment. In: Microbiology Lab.
Eusébio A., Tacão M., Mateus M., Gadanho M., Duarte J.C., Tenreiro R., Almeida-Vara E. (2006) Microbial community structure shifts along a winery wastewater bio-treatment by PCR-DGGE. In: Microbiology Lab.
Eusébio A., Tacão M., Chaves S., Gadanho M., Duarte J.C., Almeida-Vara E., Tenreiro R. (2007) Assessment of a winery effluent microbial community dynamics by LH-PCR/DGGE analysis. In: Microbiology Lab.
Guincho J., Tacão M., Eusébio A., Ribeiro C., Almeida-Vara E. (2007) Pesquisa e isolamento de bactérias nitrificantes em efluentes agro-industriais. In: Microbiology Lab.
Tacão M., Novais S., Saavedra M.J., Correia A. (2003) Molecular diversity of metallo-beta-lactamase genes encoded by Aeromonas spp. isolated from rainbow trouts. In: Microbiology Lab.
Tacão M., Novais S., Saavedra M.J., Correia A. (2002) Estudo molecular de Aeromonas spp. resistentes a antibióticos beta-lactâmicos e isoladas de aquaculturas. In: Microbiology Lab.
Pestana J.LT., Tacão M., Lemos M.F.L., Campos B., Henriques I., Alves A., Correia A., Barata C., Soares A.M.V.M. (2010) Are Changes in microbial communities’ structure suitable indicators of Ecosystem Functioning in Lotic waters?. In: Microbiology Lab.
Tacão M., Henriques I., Correia A. (2011) Lotic cefotaxime resistance: what runs in the water?. In: Microbiology Lab.
Tacão M., Henriques I., Correia A. (2011) Beta-lactam resistance in a portuguese lotic ecosystem: focus on clinically relevant extended-spectrum beta-lactamases. In: Microbiology Lab.
Tacão M., Henriques I., Correia A. (2012) Diversity of blaCTX-M-like genes among polluted and unpolluted rivers. In: Microbiology Lab.
Tacão M., Leite S., Correia A., Alves A., Henriques I. (2013) Antibiotics and heavy metals co-resistance among phyllosphere bacteria in saltmarshes. In: Microbiology Lab.
Tacão M., Correia A., Henriques I. (2013) Shewanella xiamenensis strains isolated in river water that carry blaOXA-48-like genes. In: Microbiology Lab.
Tacão M., Moura A., Correia A., Henriques I. (2013) Co-prevalence of integrons and resistance to aminoglycosides, quinolones, tetracyclines in ESBL-producers from freshwater systems. In: Microbiology Lab.
Tacão M., Correia A., Alves A., Henriques I. (2013) Enterobacteria carrying OXA-48-like genes isolated from non-human sources. In: Microbiology Lab.
Tacao M., Araújo S., Correia A., Alves A., Henriques I. (2014) Environmental enterobacteria carrying blaOXA-48-like genes. In: Microbiology Lab.
Fidalgo C, Tacão M, Rocha J, Henriques I, Alves A (2015) Culturable endophytic bacteria from salt marsh plant Halimione portulacoides: functional characterization, phylogenetic diversity and influence of metal contamination. In: Microbiology Lab.
Araújo S., Silva I., Tacão M., Alves A., Henriques I. Antibiotic resistance in Escherichia coli from vegetables and irrigation water: a public health concern. . In: Microbiology Lab.
Vendas M., Araújo S., Tacão M., Henriques I. Sources of antibiotic resistance in the environment: Shewanella as the probable origin of OXA-48-like genes encoding resistance to last-resort antibiotics. In: Microbiology Lab.
Araújo S., Silva I., Tacão M., Alves A., Henriques I. Antibiotic resistance in environmental Escherichia coli: a public health concern. In: Microbiology Lab.
Araújo S., Silva I., Tacão M., Alves A., Henriques I. Escherichia coli contamination in irrigation water and fresh produce: prevalence, molecular diversity and antibiotic resistance. . In: Microbiology Lab.
Araújo S., Tacão M., Leite L., Oliveira C., Alves A., Henriques I. Effect of metal contamination on antibiotic resistance traits in epiphytic bacteria. . In: Microbiology Lab.
Araújo S., Tacão M., Leite L., Oliveira C., Alves A., Henriques I. (2015) Effect of metal contamination on antibiotic resistance traits in epiphytic bacteria. In: Microbiology Lab.
Araújo S., Tacão M., Leite L., Oliveira C., Alves A., Henriques I. Effect of metal contamination on antibiotic resistance traits in epiphytic bacteria. In: Microbiology Lab.
Tavares R., Tacao M., Teixeira P., Roxo I., Ramalheira E., Ferreira S., Henriques I. Co-occurrence of mcr-1 and blaKPC-3 in Escherichia coli ST744 recovered from a patient in Portugal after therapy with meropenem and colistin. In: Microbiology Lab.
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