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Selected Publications



  1. Sanches S., Martins M., Silva A.F., Galinha C.F., Santos M.A., Pereira I.A., Barreto Crespo M.T. (2017). Bioremoval of priority polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by a microbial community with high sorption ability. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24(4):3550-3561.
  2. Oliveira, B.R., Penetra, A., Cardoso, V.V., Benoliel, M.J., Barreto Crespo, M.T., Samson, R. A., Pereira, V.J. (2015). Biodegradation of pesticides using fungi species found in the aquatic environment. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 22(15):11781-11791.    

  3. Castanheira N, Dourado AC, Alves PI, Cortés-Pallero AM, Delgado-Rodríguez AI, Prazeres Â, Borges N, Sánchez C, Barreto Crespo MT and Fareleira P. (2014). Annual ryegrass-associated bacteria with potential for plant growth promotion. Microbiological research. 169:768–779.

  4. Almeida B, Oehmen A, Marques R, Brito D, Carvalho G, Barreto Crespo MT. (2013). Modelling the biodegradation of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) by activated sludge and a pure culture. Bioresource Technol. 133(C):31-37.

  5. Almeida B, Kjeldal H, Lolas I, Knudsen AD, Carvalho G, Nielsen KL, Barreto-Crespo MT, Stensballe A and Nielsen JL. (2013). Quantitative proteomic analysis of ibuprofen-degrading Patulibacter sp. strain I11. Biodegradation. 24:615–630.

  6. Almeida B, Vaz-Moreira I, Schumann P, Nunes OC, Carvalho G and Barreto Crespo MT. (2013). Patulibacter medicamentivorans sp. nov., isolated from activated sludge of a wastewater treatment plant. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 63:2588–2593.

  7. Oliveira, B.R., Barreto Crespo, M.T., San Romão, M.V., Benoliel, M.J., Samson, R. A.  Pereira, V.J. (2013). New insights concerning the occurrence of fungi in water sources and their potential pathogenicity. Water Research. 47(16):6338-6347.

  8. Pereira V.J., Ricardo J., Galinha R., Benoliel M.J. and Barreto-Crespo M.T. (2013). Occurrence and low pressure ultraviolet inactivation of yeasts in real water sources. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences. 12:626–630.
  9. Pereira VJ, Marques R, Marques M, Benoliel MJ and Barreto-Crespo MT. (2013). Free chlorine inactivation of fungi in drinking water sources. Water Research. 47(2):517–523.
  10. Gaspar FB, Montero N, Akary E, Teixeira N, Matos R, Gonzalez-Zorn B, Barreto Crespo MT, Serror P and Silva Lopes M de F. (2012). Incongruence between the cps type 2 genotype and host-related phenotypes of an Enterococcus faecalis food isolate. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 158:120–125.

  11. Silva AF, Carvalho G, Soares R, Coelho AV and Barreto Crespo MT. (2012). Step-by-step strategy for protein enrichment and proteome characterisation of extracellular polymeric substances in wastewater treatment systems. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 95:767–776.

  12. Silva AF, Carvalho G, Oehmen A, Lousada-Ferreira M, van Nieuwenhuijzen A, Reis MA, Crespo MT. (2012). Microbial population analysis of nutrient removal-related organisms in membrane bioreactors. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 93(5):2171-80.

  13. Carvalho G, Almeida B, Fradinho J, Oehmen A, Reis MA, Crespo MT. (2011). Microbial characterization of mercury-reducing mixed cultures enriched with different carbon sources. Microbes Environ. 26:293-300.

  14. Sanches S, Barreto Crespo MT, Pereira VJ. (2010). Drinking Water Treatment of Priority Pesticides using Low Pressure UV Photolysis and Advanced Oxidation Processes. Water Res. 44:1809-1818.
  15. Pereira VJ, Fernandes D, Carvalho G, Benoliel MJ, San Romão MV and Barreto-Crespo MT. (2010). Assessment of the presence and dynamics of fungi in drinking water sources using cultural and molecular methods. Water Research. 44:4850–4859.
  16. Gaspar F, Teixeira N, Rigottier-Gois L, Marujo P, Nielsen-LeRoux C, Crespo MTB, Lopes M de FS and Serror P. (2009). Virulence of Enterococcus faecalis dairy strains in an insect model: the role of fsrB and gelE. Microbiology (Reading, England). 155:3564–3571.
  17. Dourado AC, Alves PI, Tenreiro T, Ferreira EM, Tenreiro R, Fareleira P, Barreto Crespo MT. (2009) Identification of Sinorhizobium (Ensifermedicae based on a specific genomic sequence unveiled by M13-PCR fingerprinting. International Microbiology. 12:215-225.
  18. Gaspar FB, Crespo MTB and Lopes MFS. (2009). Proposal for a reliable enterococcal cytolysin production assay avoiding apparent incongruence between phenotype and genotype. Journal of Medical Microbiology. 58:1122–1124.


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