M. Carmen Fusté
Dr. M. Carmen Fusté graduated in Biology at the University of Barcelona, where she completed her PhD in 1980. Since then she has worked in different aspects of Microbiology including bacterial genetics, physiology and bacterial polysaccharide production. Her research in bacterial population genetics began in 1991 with the application of MLEE analysis to the study of different pathogenic and environmental bacteria such as Escherichia coli, Neisseria meningitidis, Haemophilus influenzae, Vibrio cholerae, Pseudomonas stutzeri and Aeromonas. More recently, she has taken advantage of new sequencing techniques to determine the population genetics structure of a group of Aeromonas strains belonging to the 'A.hydrophila complex”. This work, which has helped clarify this group of species, constitutes one of the chapters of this book.