Cristina Botías Talamantes

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InstitutionUniversity of Sussex
Postal addressSchool of Life Sciences Biology Road, JMS Building University of Sussex Brighton
East Sussex
United Kingdom
Office phone+44(0)1273872757
Mobile phone+44(0)7514793752
Job /  professional statusResearcher
Preferred COLOSS theme(s)   Pests & Pathogens,Diversity & Conservation,Environment
COLOSS Project(s)   Monitoring
COLOSS Taskforce(s)   CSI Pollen
Research interestsBee Pathology
 Bee Ecotoxicology
 Bee Conservation
Publications- Botías C, Martín-Hernández R, Meana A, Higes M, 2013. Screening alternative therapies to control Nosemosis type C in honey bee (Apis mellifera iberiensis) colonies. Research in Veterinary Science, 95(3):1041-5.

- Botías C, Martín-Hernández R, Barrios L, Meana A, Higes M, 2013. Nosema spp. infection and its negative effects on honey bees (Apis mellifera iberiensis) at the colony level. Veterinary Research, 44(1):25.

- Garrido-Bailón E, Higes M, Martínez-Salvador A, Antúnez K, Botías C, Meana A, Prieto L, Martín-Hernández R, 2013. The prevalence of the honeybee brood pathogens Ascosphaera apis, Paenibacillus larvae and Melissococcus plutonius in Spanish apiaries determined with a new multiplex PCR assay. Microbial Biotechnology, doi: 10.1111/ 1751-7915.12070.

- Higes M, Juarranz A, Dias-Almeida J, Lucena S, Botías C, Meana A, García-Palencia P, Martín-Hernández R, 2013. Apoptosis in the pathogenesis of Nosema ceranae (Microsporidia: Nosematidae) in honey bees (Apis mellifera). Environmental Microbiology Reports, 5(4):530-536.

- Higes M, Martín-Hernández R, Bartolomé C, Botías C, Meana A, 2013. Nosema ceranae, a controversial 21st century honey bee pathogen. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 5(1), 17–29.

- Botías C, Anderson D, Meana A, Garrido-Bailón E, Martín-Hernández R, Higes M, 2012. Further Evidence for an Oriental Origin for Nosema ceranae. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 110, 108-113.

-Botías C, Martín-Hernández R, Días IJ, García-Palencia P, Matabuena M, Juarranz A, Meana A, Higes M, 2012. The effect of induced queen replacement in the evolution of Nosema spp. (Microsporidia) infection in honeybee (Apis mellifera iberiensis) colonies. Environmental Microbiology 14(4), 845-859.

- Botías C, Martín-Hernández R, Garrido-Bailón E, González-Porto AV, Martínez-Salvador A, de la Rúa P, Meana A, Higes M, 2012. The growing prevalence of Nosema ceranae in honey bees in Spain, an emerging problem for the last decade. Research in Veterinary Science, 93, 150-155.

- Botías C, Martín-Hernández R, Barrios L, Nanetti A, Garrido-Bailón E, Meana A, Higes M, 2012. Nosema ceranae parasitization decreases the effectiveness of acaricide strips in treating varroosis of honey bee colonies (Apis mellifera iberiensis). Environmental Microbiology Reports 4(1): 57-65.

- Botías C, Martín-Hernández R, Meana A, Higes M, 2012. Critical aspects of the Nosema spp. diagnostic sampling in honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) colonies. Parasitology Research, 110(6):2557-2561.

- Martín-Hernández R, Botías C, Garrido-Bailón E, Martínez-Salvador A, Prieto L, Meana A, Higes M, 2012. Microsporidia infecting Apis mellifera: coexistence or competition. Is Nosema ceranae replacing Nosema apis?. Environmental Microbiology, 14(8): 2127-2138.

- Dussaubat C, Brunet JL, Higes M, Colbourne JK, López J, Choi JH, Martín-Hernández R, Botías C, Cousin M, McDonnell C, Bonnet M, Belzunces LP, Moritz RFA, Le Conte Y, Alaux C, 2012. Gut Pathology and Responses to the Microsporidium Nosema ceranae in the Honey Bee Apis mellifera. PLoS ONE 7(5): e37017.

- Antúnez K, Anido M, Garrido-Bailón E, Botías C, Zunino P, Martínez-Salvador A, Martín-Hernández R, Higes M, 2012. Low prevalence of honeybee viruses in Spain during 2006 and 2007. Research in Veterinary Science, 93(3):1441-1445.

- Garrido-Bailón E, Bartolomé C, Prieto L, Botías C, Martínez-Salvador A, Meana A, Martín-Hernández R, Higes M, 2012. The prevalence of Acarapis woodi in Spanish honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies. Experimental Parasitology, 132(4):530-536.

- Dussaubat C, Sagastume S, Gómez-Moracho T, Botías C, García-Palencia P, Martín-Hernández R, Le Conte Y, Higes M., 2012. Comparative study of Nosema ceranae (Microsporidia) isolates from two different geographic origins. Veterinary Microbiology, 162(2-4):670-678.

- Martín-Hernández R, Botías C, Barrios L, Martínez-Salvador A, Meana A, Mayack C, Higes M, 2011. Comparison of the energetic stress associated with experimental Nosema ceranae and Nosema apis infection of honeybees (Apis mellifera). Parasitology Research, 109(3):605-612.

- Higes M, García-Palencia P, Botías C, Meana A, Martín-Hernández R, 2010. The differential development of microsporidia infecting worker honey bee (Apis mellifera) at increasing incubation temperature. Environmental Microbiology Reports 2(6):745-748.

- Plischuk S, Martín-Hernández R, Prieto L, Botías C, Lucía M, Meana A, Abrahamovich AH, Lange C, Higes M, 2009. South American native bumblebees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) infected by Nosema ceranae (Microsporidia), an emerging pathogen of honey bees (Apis mellifera). Environmental Microbiology Reports 1(2):131-135.

- Higes M, Martín-Hernández R, Garrido-Bailón E, Botías C, Meana A, 2009. The presence of Nosema ceranae (Microsporidia) in north African Honey Bees (Apis mellifera intermissa). Journal of Apicultural Research 48(3):217-219.

- Martín-Hernández R, Meana A, García-Palencia P, Marín P, Botías C, Garrido-Bailón E, Barrios L, Higes M, 2009. Effect of Temperature on the Biotic Potential of Honeybee Microsporidia. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75(8):2554-2557.

- Higes M, Martín-Hernández R, Botías C, Garrido-Bailón E, González-Porto AV, Barrios L, del Nozal MJ, Bernal JL, Jiménez JL, García-Palencia P, Meana A, 2008. How natural infection by Nosema ceranae causes honeybee colony collapse. Environmental Microbiology 10(10):2659-2669.

- Higes M, Martín-Hernández R, Garrido-Bailón E, Botías C, García-Palencia P, Meana A, 2008. Regurgitated pellets of Merops apiaster as fomites of infective Nosema ceranae (Microsporidia) spores. Environmental Microbiology 10(5):1374-1379.