UPR Biology


Gary A. Toranzos

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Professor

Ph.D., Microbiology, University of Arizona, 1985

Phone: (787) 764-2610 X 4885

E-mail: gtoranzo@upracd.upr.clu.edu

Fax: (787) 764-3875

Field of Interest: Environmental Microbiology. Behavior of genetically manipulated microorganisms in the environment. Environmental pollution and biodegradation of xenobiotics. Use of molecular techniques for the detection of pathogens in the enviroment. Molecular microbial ecology.


Nitrifying and denitrifying microbiota in tropical soils. Legionella spp. in aerosols. PHB-producing microorganisms. Bioremediation of PCBs. Vibrio spp. In coastal areas of the Caribbean. Escherichia coli as part of the environmental microbiota. Constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment.


Selected Publications:

BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS:

  1. Hazen, T. C. and G. A Toranzos. 1990. Tropical Source Waters. In: Drinking Water Microbiologly. G. A. McFeters (ed) Brock/Springer Series in Contemporary Bioscience. pp.32-54.
  2. Toranzos G. A., and G. McFeters. 1996. Detection of indicator microorganisms in enviromental fresh waters and drinking water. In: Manual of Environmental Microbiology. C. J. Hurst (ed. In-Chief). ASM Press.
  3. Toranzos, G. A. (section ed.). 1997. Water Microbiology in Public Health. In: In: Manual of Enviromental Microbiology. C. J. Hurst (Ed. In-Chief). ASM Press.
  4. Toranzos, G. A. (ed.). 1996. Nucleic Acid Amplification Methods for the Analyses of Enviromental Samples. Technomic Publishing Co., Inc.
  5. Buttner, M., A. J. Alvarez, L. Stezenbach and G. A.Toranzos. 1996. Airbone microorganism detection by PCR. In: Nucleic Acid Amplification Methods for the Analyses of Environmental Samples. (G. A. Toranzos, ed.) Technomic Publishing Co., Inc.
  6. Alvarez, A. J., and G. A. Toranzos. 1996. General Methods for DNA and RNA amplification. IN: Nucleic Acid Amplification Methods for the Analyses of Environmental Samples. (G. A. Toranzos, ed.) Technomic Publishing Co., Inc.
  7. Bej, A. K. and G. A. Toranzos. 1996. Introduction. In: Nucleic Acid Amplification Methods for the Analyses of Environmental Samples. G. A. Toranzos, ed.) Technomic Publishing Co., Inc.
  8. Toranzos, G. A. 1996. Basic Equipment for a Nucleic Acids Amplification Laboratory. In: Nucleic Acid Amplification Methods for the Analyses of Environmental Samples. (G. A. Toranzos, ed.) Technomic Publishing Co., Inc.

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