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Biological treatment of marginal water.

  • Bioremediation and other advanced wastewater treatments (applied studies).

    Bioreactors for experimental wastewater treatment containing immobilized microalgae (inside polymeric gels) growing under mixotrophic conditions (light and dark periods).

    Noga Bashan (L) and Ivonne Cruz (R) measuring growth parameters in a photobioreactor with domestic wastewater containing immobilized microalgae.

Synthetic mutualism between microalgae and bacteria.

Restoration of dregaded soils

"Restoration of degraded soils by plant growth-promoting bacteria".
Small part of a restored area with mesquite,
palo verde (native trees) and cardon cactus

Other Studies

  • Cardon Cactus: Conservation of exceptional stands of the giant cardon cactus in Baja California Sur, Mexico
  • Mangroves: Conservation of arid mangrove ecosystems in Baja California Sur, Mexico
  • Crawling devil: A mobile desert plant The rare crawling devil cactus of Baja California, Mexico is potentially threatened
  • Paramo: Desmid microalgae from lakes in the Andean highland paramo ecosystem of Colombia (South America)
  • Restoration of Mangrove: Restoration of hurrican-damaged mangroves at Punta del Mogote, Baja California Sur, Mexico
  • Restoration of Mangrove: Restoration of arid-zone mangroves in Balandra Lagoon in Baja California Sur, Mexico

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