Dr Carmen Astudillo Garcia

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Research Fellow


Encouraging and Supporting Innovation Doctoral Scholarship in Marine Science

Areas of expertise

Marine sciences

Microbial ecology

Molecular biology

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Astudillo-García C, Slaby, B. M., Waite, D. W., Bayer, K., Hentschel, U., & Taylor, M. W. (2018). Phylogeny and genomics of SAUL, an enigmatic bacterial lineage frequently associated with marine sponges. Environmental Microbiology, 20 (2), 561-576. 10.1111/1462-2920.13965
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mike Taylor, David Waite, Mark Taylor
  • Tout, J., Astudillo-García C, Taylor, M. W., Tyson, G. W., Stocker, R., Ralph, P. J., ... Webster, N. S. (2017). Redefining the sponge-symbiont acquisition paradigm: Sponge microbes exhibit chemotaxis towards host-derived compounds. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 9 (6), 750-755. 10.1111/1758-2229.12591
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mike Taylor
  • Moitinho-Silva, L., Nielsen, S., Amir, A., Gonzalez, A., Ackermann, G. L., Cerrano, C., ... Liu, F. (2017). The sponge microbiome project. GigaScience, 6 (10), 1-7. 10.1093/gigascience/gix077
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mike Taylor
  • Astudillo-Garcia, C., Bell, J. J., Webster, N. S., Glasl, B., Jompa, J., Montoya, J. M., & Taylor, M. W. (2017). Evaluating the core microbiota in complex communities: A systematic investigation. Environmental Microbiology, 19 (4), 1450-1462. 10.1111/1462-2920.13647
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mike Taylor
  • Astudillo Garcia, M. D. C. (2017). Microbiology of marine sponges: From community structure to symbiont function The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
  • Thomas, T., Moitinho-Silva, L., Lurgi, M., Björk JR, Easson, C., Astudillo-García C, ... Luter, H. (2016). Diversity, structure and convergent evolution of the global sponge microbiome. Nature Communications, 710.1038/ncomms11870
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mike Taylor


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 2, Room 281
New Zealand

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