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36) Hernández, M., S. Roy, C.W. Keevil, M. G. Dumont. 2023. Identification of diverse antibiotic resistant bacteria in agricultural soil with H218O stable isotope probing combined with high-throughput sequencing. Environmental Microbiome 18, 34.    

35) Vera-Gargallo, B., M. Hernández, A. Ventosa, M. G. Dumont. 2023. Thrive or survive: prokaryotic life in hypersaline soils. Environmental Microbiome. 18, 17.


34) Ding, C., X. Xu, Y. Liu, X. Huang, M. Xi, H. Liu, E. Deyett, M.G. Dumont, H. Di, M. Hernández, J. Xu, Y. Li. 2023. Diversity and assembly of active bacteria and their potential function along soil aggregates in a paddy field. Science of the Total Environment 866:161360.

33) Zhu, X., Y. Deng, M. Hernández, J. Fang, P. Xing, Y. Liu. 2023. Distinct responses of soil methanotrophy in hummocks and hollows to simulated glacier meltwater and temperature rise in Tibetan glacier foreland. Science of the Total Environment 862:160888. 


32) Ni, G., R. Lappan, M. Hernández, T. Santini, A.G. Tomkins, C. Greening. 2022. Functional basis of primary succession: traits of the pioneer microbes. Environmental Microbiology 1-6. 

31) Fang, J., Y. Deng, J.M. Adams, X. Zhu, M. Hernández, Y. Liu. 2022. Propagule limitation affects the response of soil methane oxidizer community to increased salinity. Geoderma 426:116082.


30) †*Hernández, M., M. Farhan Ul Haque†, A.T. Crombie, J.C. Murrell. 2022. Identification of active gaseous-alkane degraders at natural gas seeps. ISME Journal. doi: 10.1038/s41396-022-01211-0


29) †*Hernández, M., M. McDaniel†*, M.G. Dumont, L.J. Ingram, and M.A. Adams. 2021. Soil microbial communities, and their links to carbon cycling, along a soil/vegetation gradient in a sub-alpine Australian ecosystem. Microorganisms. 9: 606. doi: 10.3390/microorganisms9030606


28) Islam, T., M. Hernández, A. Gessesse, JC Murrell, L Øvreås. 2021. Methanol oxidation by a moderately thermophilic bacterium within the class Alphaproteobacteria. Microorganisms. 9: 477. doi: 10.3390/microorganisms9030477


27) Zhao, J., D. Chen, W. Gao, Z. Guo, Z. Jia, Hernández, M*. 2021. Resuscitation of soil microbiota after > 70-years of desiccation. European Journal of Soil Biology. 103: 103290. doi: 10.1016/j.ejsobi.2021.103290


26) *Hernández, M., B. Vera, M. Calabi, G.M. King, R. Conrad, C.C. Tebbe. 2020. Reconstructing genomes of carbon monoxide oxidisers in volcanic deposits including members of the class Ktedonobacteria. Microorganisms. 8: 1880. doi: 10.3390/microorganisms8121880


25) *Hernández, M., M. Calabi, R. Conrad and M. Dumont. 2020. Analysis of the microbial communities in soils of different ages following volcanic eruptions. Pedosphere. 30: 126-134. doi: 10.1016/S1002-0160(19)60823-4


24) Lia Y., Y. Liu, H. Pan, M. Hernández, X. Guan, W. Wang, et al. 2020. Impact of grazing on shaping abundance and composition of active methanotrophs and methane oxidation activity in a grassland soil. Biology and Fertility Soils. 56: 799-810. doi: 10.1007/s00374-020-01461-0


23) Hernández, M., M. Klose, P. Claus, A. Enrich-Prast, and R. Conrad. Structure and function of methanogenic microbial communities in temporarily inundated soils of the Amazon rainforest (Cunia Reserve, Rondonia). Environmental Microbiology. 21: 1702-1717. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.14535


22) McDaniel, M.D., D. Saha, M. G. Dumont, M. Hernández and M.A. Adams. 2019. The effect of land-use change on soil CH4 and N2O fluxes: a meta-analysis. Ecosystems.  22: 1424-1443. doi: 10.1007/s10021-019-00347-z


21) Wu, S., M. Hernández, Y. Deng, C. Han, X. Hong, J. Xu, W. Zhong, and H. Deng. 2019. The voltage signals of microbial fuel cell-based sensors positively correlated with methane emission flux in paddy fields of China. FEMS Microbial Ecology. 95: fiz018. doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiz018


20) Yuan, Q., M. Hernández, M. G. Dumont, J. Rui, A. Fernandez Scavino and R. Conrad. 2018. Soil bacterial community mediates the effect of labile carbon on methanogenic decomposition of soil organic matter. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 116: 99-109. doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2017.10.004


19) Calabi-Floody M., J. Medina, C. Rumpel, L.M. Condron, M. Hernández, M.G. Dumont, and M.L. Mora. 2018. Smart fertilizers as a strategy for sustainable agriculture. Advances in Agronomy. 147: 119-157. doi: 10.1016/bs.agron.2017.10.003


18) *Hernández, M., R. Conrad, M. Klose, K. Ma, and Y. Lu. 2017. Structure and function of methanogenic microbial communities in soils from flooded rice and upland soybean fields from Sanjiang plain, NE China. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 105: 81-91. doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2016.11.010


17) †Hernández, M., A. Reim†, M. Klose, A. Chidthaisong, M. Yuttitham, and R. Conrad. 2017. Response of methanogenic microbial communities to desiccation stress in flooded and rain-fed paddy soil from Thailand. Frontiers in Microbiology. 8: 785. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00785


16) Méndez, V., S. Fuentes, V. Morgante, M. Hernández, M. González, E. Moore and M. Seeger. 2017. Novel hydrocarbonoclastic and metal-tolerant Acinetobacter and Pseudomonas strains from Aconcagua river oil-polluted soil. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. 17: 1074-1087. doi: 10.4067/S0718-95162017000400017


15) Marileo, L.G., M.A. Jorquera, M. Hernández, G. Briceño, M.L. Mora, R. Demanet and G. Palma. 2016. Changes in bacterial communities by post-emergent herbicides in an Andisol fertilized with urea as revealed by DGGE. Applied Soil Ecology. 101: 141-151 doi: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2016.02.003


14) Hernández, M., M.G. Dumont, Q. Yuan and R. Conrad. 2015. Different bacterial populations associated with the roots and rhizosphere of rice incorporate plant-derived carbon. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 81: 2244-2253 doi: 10.1128/AEM.03209-14


13) *Hernández, M., M. Dumont, M. Calabi, D. Basualto and R. Conrad. 2014. Ammonia oxidizers are pioneer microorganisms in the colonization of new acidic volcanic soils from South of Chile. Environmental Microbiology Reports. 6: 70-79. doi: 10.1111/1758-2229.12109


12) Deng, Y., X. Cui, M. Hernández and M.G. Dumont. 2014. Microbial diversity in hummock and hollow soils of three wetlands on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau revealed by 16S rRNA pyrosequencing. Plos One. 9: e103115. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103115


11) Wu Y., X. Ke, M. Hernández, B. Wang, M. Dumont, Z. Jia and R. Conrad. 2013. Autotrophic growth of bacterial and archaeal ammonia oxidizers in freshwater sediment microcosms incubated at different temperatures. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 79: 3076-3084. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00061-13


10) Morgante, V., C. Flores, X. Fadic, M. González, M. Hernández, F. Cereceda-Balic and M. Seeger. 2012. Influence of microorganisms and leaching on simazine attenuation in agricultural soils. Journal of Environmental Management. 95: S300-S305. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2011.06.045


9) Hernández, M., Z. Jia, M. Seeger and R. Conrad. 2011. Simazine application inhibits nitrification and changes the ammonia-oxidizing bacterial communities in a fertilized agricultural soil. FEMS Microbiology and Ecology. 78: 511-519. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2011.01180.x


8) Seeger, M., M. Hernández, V. Méndez, B. Ponce, M. Córdova and M. González. 2010. Bacterial degradation and bioremediation of chlorinated herbicides and biphenyls. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. 10: 320-332. doi: 10.4067/S0718-95162010000100007


7) Méndez, V., S. Fuentes, M. Hernández, V. Morgante, M. González, and M. Seeger. 2010. Isolation of hydrocarbon-degrading heavy-metal-resistant bacteria from crude oil-contaminated soil in central Chile. Journal of Biotechnology. 150: S287. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2010.09.225


6) Jorquera, M. A., M. Hernández, O. Martínez, P. Marschner, and M. L. Mora. 2010. Detection of aluminium tolerance plasmids and microbial diversity in the rhizosphere of plants grown in acidic volcanic soil. European Journal of Soil Biology. 46: 255-263. doi: 10.1016/j.ejsobi.2010.03.005


5) Hernández, M., V. Morgante, M. Ávila, P. Moralles, M. González, and M. Seeger. 2008. Novel s-triazine-degrading bacteria isolated from agricultural soils of central Chile for herbicide bioremediation. Electronic Journal of Biotechnology. 11: 5-6. doi: 10.2225/vol11-issue5-fulltext-4


4) Hernández, M., V. Morgante, C. Flores, P. Villalobos, M. González, P. Miralles, M. A. Dinamarca and M. Seeger. 2008. Modern approaches for the study of bioremediation of s-triazine herbicides in agricultural soils. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. 8:19-30. doi: 10.4067/S0718-27912008000200004


3) Hernández, M., P. Villalobos, V. Morgante, M. González, C. Reiff, E. Moore and M. Seeger. 2008. Isolation and characterization of a novel simazine-degrading bacterium from agricultural soil of central Chile, Pseudomonas sp. MHP41. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 286: 184-190. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.2008.01274.x


2) Jorquera, M. A., M. Hernández, Z. Rengel, P. Marschner, and M. L. Mora. 2008. Isolation of culturable phosphobacteria with both phytate-mineralization and phosphate-solubilization activity from the rhizosphere of plants grown in a volcanic soil. Biology and Fertility Soils. 44: 1025-1034. doi: 10.1007/s00374-008-0288-0


1) Martínez, P., L. Agulló, M. Hernández, and M. Seeger. 2007. Chlorobenzoate inhibits growth and induces stress proteins in the PCB-degrading bacterium Burkholderia xenovorans LB400. Archives in Microbiology. 188: 289-297. doi: 10.1007/s00203-007-0247-4                                                                        





Hernández, M. 2020. COVID-19 and the gender gap in science: a mother’s perspective. Microbiologist magazine (Society for Applied Microbiology), Pages 34-35. September issue.





Dumont, M.G., and M. Hernández. 2019. Stable Isotope Probing: Methods in Molecular Biology. Springer Nature. Vol. 2016. 247 pp. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-9721-3





Cao, W, M. Hernández and Z. Jia. 2019. DNA Stable Isotope Probing. In: Stable Isotope Probing: Methods in Molecular Biology (Dumont, M.G. and M. Hernández, eds). Springer Nature. 2046: 17-29. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-9721-3_2

Hu, A., Y. Lu, M. Hernández and M.G. Dumont. 2019. Targeted metatranscriptomics of soil microbial communities with stable isotope probing. In: Stable Isotope Probing: Methods in Molecular Biology (Dumont, M.G. and M. Hernández, eds). Springer Nature. 2046: 163-174. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-9721-3_13

Hernández, M., J.D. Neufeld and M.G. Dumont. 2017. Enhancing functional metagenomics of complex microbial communities using stable isotopes. In: Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications (Charles, T.C., M.R. Liles and A. Sessitsch, eds), pp. 139-150, Springer Nature. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-61510-3_8       

Seeger, M., V. Morgante, and M. Hernández. 2009. Bacterial degradation of herbicides in soils. In: Microbial Populations: Structure and Evolution (Lodeiro, A., ed.), Vol 1, Editorial Research Signpost, Kerala, India.





Hernández, M., V. Morgante, P. Villalobos, C. Flores, M. González, and M. Seeger. (2007-2009): s-Triazine herbicide-degrading bacteria, product for the bioremediation and method of bioremediation. Chilean Patent, No 1982-2007 dated 06.07.2007. American Patent, No 12/166,961 dated 02.07.08. Canadian Patent, No 2,636,856 dated 07.07.08. Columbian Patent, No 0806 8859 dated 04.07.08. Argentinian Patent, No 08 01 02903 dated 04.07.09.

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