Tina Keller Costa

Research Activities
Aquatic Microbial Ecology
Host-Microbe Interactions & Symbioses
Metagenomics, Genomics & Metabolomics
Octocoral Microbiomes
Blue Biotechnology

My current research interests lie in the ecological role and biotechnological potential of octocoral symbionts and in strategies to translate them into tangible products. I am further interested in the molecular mechanisms of host-microbial interactions and in the identity and evolution of the secondary metabolites and semio-chemicals involved.

Selected Publications
Keller-Costa, T, Lago-Lestón, A, Saraiva, JP, Toscan, R, Silva, SG , Gonçalves, J, Cox, CJ, Kyrpides, N, Nunes da Rocha, U and Costa, R (2021). Metagenomic insights into the taxonomy, function and dysbiosis of prokaryotic communities in octocorals. Microbiome 9(72). doi: 10.1186/s40168-021-01031-y

Raimundo, I, Silva R, Meunier, L, Valente, SM, Lago-Lestón, A, Keller-Costa, T and Costa, R (2021). Functional metagenomics reveals differential chitin degradation and utilization features across free-living and host-associated marine microbiomes. Microbiome 9(43). doi: 10.1186/s40168-020-00970-2

Borges, N, Keller-Costa, T, Sanches-Fernandes, GMM, Louvado, A, Gomes, NCM and Costa, R (2021). Bacteriome structure, function, and probiotics in fish larviculture: the good, the bad, and the gaps. Annual Review of Animal Biosciences 9: 423-452. doi: 10.1146/annurev-animal-062920-113114

Silva, SG, Bloom, J, Keller-Costa, T and Costa, R (2019). Comparative genomics reveals complex natural product biosynthesis potential and carbon metabolism across host-associated and free-living Aquimarina (Bacteroidetes) species. Environmental Microbiology 21(11): 4002-4019. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.14747

Raimundo, IG, Silva, SG, Costa, R and Keller-Costa, T (2018). Bioactive secondary metabolites from octocoral-associated microbes—new chances for blue growth. Marine Drugs 16:485. doi:10.3390/md16120485

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