Sabater Muñoz

Teléfono: +34 963 877 856
Extensión: 79934
Investigadora en Plantilla
Científica Titular CSIC
ResearcherID: K-5989-2014
Localización: Lab.1.07


  • Licenciada en CC. Biológicas, especialidad Bioquímica y Biología Molecular, por la Universidad de Valencia en 1996.
  • Tesis de licenciatura en Genética Evolutiva (1997), realizada en el departamento de Genética de la Universidad de Valencia.
  • Doctora en CC. Biológicas (2002), programa Genética Molecular y Evolutiva, por la Universidad de Valencia.
  • Postdoctoral contratado en el INRA de Rennes (Francia) Feb.-2003 a Sept.-2004.
  • Colaborador cientifico adjunto en el IVIA (Moncada, Valencia, España) Sept.-2004 a Dic.-2012, en la Unidad Asociada de Entomología IVIA-CIB CSIC – UJI.
  • Research Fellow en el Trinity College of Dublin, University of Dublin (Ireland) Jun.-2013
  • Postdoctoral IBMCP
  • Científica Titular CSIC, Abril 2019 (Julio 2020).

Publicaciones destacadas

1: Mattenberger F, Fares MA, Toft C, Sabater-Muñoz B. The Role of Ancestral Duplicated Genes in Adaptation to Growth on Lactate, a Non-Fermentable Carbon Source for the Yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Int J Mol Sci. 2021; 22(22):12293. doi: 10.3390/ijms222212293. PMID: 34830177; PMCID: PMC8622941.

2: de Pedro L, Harbi A, Tormos J, Sabater-Muñoz B, Beitia F. A Minor Role of Host Fruit on the Parasitic Performance of Aganaspis  daci  (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) on Medfly Larvae. Insects. 2021; 12(4):345. doi: 10.3390/insects12040345. PMID: 33924394; PMCID: PMC8069571.

3: Pérez de Vega MJ, Moreno-Fernández S, Pontes-Quero GM, González-Amor M, Vázquez-Lasa B, Sabater-Muñoz B, Briones AM, Aguilar MR, Miguel M, González-Muñiz R. Characterization of Novel Synthetic Polyphenols: Validation of Antioxidant and Vasculoprotective Activities. Antioxidants (Basel). 2020; 9(9):787. doi: 10.3390/antiox9090787. PMID: 32854368; PMCID: PMC7555119.

4: Sabater-Muñoz B, Mattenberger F, Fares MA, Toft C. Transcriptional Rewiring, Adaptation, and the Role of Gene Duplication in the Metabolism of Ethanol of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. mSystems. 2020; 5(4):e00416-20. doi:10.1128/mSystems.00416-20. PMID: 32788405; PMCID: PMC7426151.

5: Pina T, Sabater-Muñoz B, Cabedo-López M, Cruz-Miralles J, Jaques JA, Hurtado- Ruiz MA. Molecular characterization of Cardinium, Rickettsia, Spiroplasma and Wolbachia in mite species from citrus orchards. Exp Appl Acarol. 2020; 81(3):335-355. doi: 10.1007/s10493-020-00508-z. Epub 2020 Jun 11. PMID: 32529355.

6: Sabater-Muñoz B, Toft C. Evolution from Free-Living Bacteria to Endosymbionts of Insects: Genomic Changes and the Importance of the Chaperonin GroEL. Results Probl Cell Differ. 2020; 69:77-103. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-51849-3_3. PMID: 33263869.

7: Harbi A, de Pedro L, Ferrara FAA, Tormos J, Chermiti B, Beitia F, Sabater-Munoz B. Diachasmimorpha longicaudata Parasitism Response to Medfly Host Fruit and Fruit Infestation Age. Insects. 2019; 10(7):211. doi: 10.3390/insects10070211. PMID: 31323827; PMCID: PMC6681355.

8: Bonache MA, Moreno-Fernández S, Miguel M, Sabater-Muñoz B, González-Muñiz R. Small Library of Triazolyl Polyphenols Correlating Antioxidant Activity and Stability with Number and Position of Hydroxyl Groups. ACS Comb Sci. 2018; 20(12):694-699. doi: 10.1021/acscombsci.8b00118. PMID: 30372022.

9: Mattenberger F, Sabater-Muñoz B, Toft C, Sablok G, Fares MA. Expression properties exhibit correlated patterns with the fate of duplicated genes, their divergence, and transcriptional plasticity in Saccharomycotina. DNA Res. 2017; 24(6):559-570. doi: 10.1093/dnares/dsx025. PMID: 28633360; PMCID:PMC5726480.

10: Sabater-Muñoz B, Toft C, Alvarez-Ponce D, Fares MA. Chance and necessity in the genome evolution of endosymbiotic bacteria of insects. ISME J. 2017;11(6):1291-1304. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2017.18. PMID:28323281; PMCID: PMC5437351.

11: Fares MA, Sabater-Muñoz B, Toft C. Genome Mutational and Transcriptional Hotspots Are Traps for Duplicated Genes and Sources of Adaptations. Genome Biol Evol. 2017;9(5):1229-1240. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evx085. PMID: 28459980; PMCID:PMC5433386.

12: Mattenberger F, Sabater-Muñoz B, Hallsworth JE, Fares MA. Glycerol stress in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: Cellular responses and evolved adaptations. EnvironMicrobiol. 2017 ;19(3):990-1007. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13603.  PMID: 27871139.

13: Mattenberger F, Sabater-Muñoz B, Toft C, Fares MA. The Phenotypic Plasticity of Duplicated Genes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and the Origin of Adaptations. G3 (Bethesda). 2017;7(1):63-75. doi: 10.1534/g3.116.035329. PMID:27799339; PMCID: PMC5217124.

14: Aguilar-Rodríguez J, Sabater-Muñoz B, Montagud-Martínez R, Berlanga V, Alvarez-Ponce D, Wagner A, Fares MA. The Molecular Chaperone DnaK Is a Source of Mutational Robustness. Genome Biol Evol. 2016; 8(9):2979-2991. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evw176. PMID: 27497316; PMCID: PMC5630943.

15: Alvarez-Ponce D, Sabater-Muñoz B, Toft C, Ruiz-González MX, Fares MA. Essentiality Is a Strong Determinant of Protein Rates of Evolution during Mutation Accumulation Experiments in Escherichia coli. Genome Biol Evol. 2016; 8(9):2914-2927. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evw205. PMID: 27566759; PMCID: PMC5630975.

16: Sabater-Muñoz B, Prats-Escriche M, Montagud-Martínez R, López-Cerdán A, Toft C, Aguilar-Rodríguez J, Wagner A, Fares MA. Fitness Trade-Offs Determine theRole of the Molecular Chaperonin GroEL in Buffering Mutations. Mol Biol Evol.2015; 32(10):2681-93. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msv144. PMID: 26116858; PMCID: PMC4576708.

17: Ordax M, Piquer-Salcedo JE, Santander RD, Sabater-Muñoz B, Biosca EG, López MM, Marco-Noales E. Medfly Ceratitis capitata as Potential Vector for Fire Blight Pathogen Erwinia amylovora: Survival and Transmission. PLoS One. 2015; 10(5):e0127560. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0127560. PMID: 25978369; PMCID:PMC4433354.

18: Juan-Blasco M, Sabater-Muñoz B, Pla I, Argilés R, Castañera P, Jacas JA, Ibáñez-Gual MV, Urbaneja A. Estimating SIT-driven population reduction in the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata, from sterile mating. Bull Entomol Res. 2014; 104(2):233-42. doi: 10.1017/S0007485313000692. PMID: 24444376.

19: Pascual-Ruiz S, Gómez-Martinez MA, Ansaloni T, Segarra-Moragues JG, Sabater- Muñoz B, Jacas JA, Hurtado-Ruiz MA. Genetic structure of a phytophagous mite species affected by crop practices: the case of Tetranychus urticae in clementine mandarins. Exp Appl Acarol. 2014;62(4):477-98. doi:10.1007/s10493-013-9755-x. PMID: 24233157.

20: Juan-Blasco M, Urbaneja A, San Andrés V, Castañera P, Sabater-Muñoz B. Improving the sterile sperm identification method for its implementation in the Area-wide Sterile Insect Technique Program against Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Spain. J Econ Entomol. 2013; 106(6):2541-7. doi:10.1603/ec13064. PMID: 24498756.

21: Juan-Blasco M, Sabater-Muñoz B, Argilés R, Jacas JA, Castañera P, Urbaneja A. Molecular tools for sterile sperm detection to monitor Ceratitis capitata populations under SIT programmes. Pest Manag Sci. 2013; 69(7):857-64. doi:10.1002/ps.3448. PMID: 23355333.

22: Sabater-Muñoz B, Pascual-Ruiz S, Gómez-Martínez MA, Jacas JA, Hurtado MA. Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite markers in Tetranychus urticae and cross amplification in other Tetranychidae and Phytoseiidae species of economic importance. Exp Appl Acarol. 2012; 57(1):37-51. doi: 10.1007/s10493-012-9529-x. PMID: 22349944.

23: Tormos J, Asís J, Sabater-Muñoz B, Baños L, Gayubo SF, Beitia F. Superparasitism in laboratory rearing of Spalangia cameroni (Hymenoptera:
Pteromalidae), a parasitoid of medfly (Diptera: Tephritidae). Bull Entomol Res. 2012; 102(1):51-61. doi: 10.1017/S0007485311000393. PMID:

24: Monzó C, Sabater-Muñoz B, Urbaneja A, Castañera P. Tracking medfly predation by the wolf spider, Pardosa cribata Simon, in citrus orchards using PCR-based gut-content analysis. Bull Entomol Res. 2010;100(2):145-52. doi: 10.1017/S0007485309006920. PMID: 19500431.

25: Le Trionnaire G, Jaubert S, Sabater-Muñoz B, Benedetto A, Bonhomme J, Prunier-Leterme N, Martinez-Torres D, Simon JC, Tagu D. Seasonal photoperiodism regulates the expression of cuticular and signalling protein genes in the pea aphid. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2007; 37(10):1094-102. doi:10.1016/j.ibmb.2007.06.008. PMID: 17785197.

26: San Andrés V, Urbaneja A, Sabater-Muñoz B, Castañera P. A novel molecular approach to assess mating success of sterile Ceratitis capitata (Diptera:Tephritidae) males in sterile insect technique programs. J Econ Entomol. 2007; 100(4):1444-9. doi: 10.1603/0022-0493(2007)100[1444:anmata];2. PMID:17849900.

27: Gil R, Sabater-Muñoz B, Perez-Brocal V, Silva FJ, Latorre A. Plasmids in the aphid endosymbiont Buchnera aphidicola with the smallest genomes. A puzzling evolutionary story. Gene. 2006; 370:17-25. doi: 10.1016/j.gene.2005.10.043. PMID: 16413149.

28: Sabater-Muñoz B, Legeai F, Rispe C, Bonhomme J, Dearden P, Dossat C, Duclert A, Gauthier JP, Ducray DG, Hunter W, Dang P, Kambhampati S, Martinez-Torres D, Cortes T, Moya A, Nakabachi A, Philippe C, Prunier-Leterme N, Rahbé Y, Simon JC, Stern DL, Wincker P, Tagu D. Large-scale gene discovery in the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum (Hemiptera). Genome Biol. 2006;7(3):R21. doi: 10.1186/gb-2006-7-3-r21. PMID: 16542494; PMCID: PMC1557754.

29: Mestres F, Abad L, Sabater-Muñoz B, Latorre A, Serra L. Colonization of America by Drosophila subobscura: association between Odh gene haplotypes, lethal genes and chromosomal arrangements. Genes Genet Syst. 2004; 79(4):233-44. doi: 10.1266/ggs.79.233. PMID: 15514443.

30: Tagu D, Prunier-Leterme N, Legeai F, Gauthier JP, Duclert A, Sabater-Muñoz B, Bonhomme J, Simon JC. Annotated expressed sequence tags for studies of the regulation of reproductive modes in aphids. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2004; 34(8):809-22. doi: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2004.05.001. PMID: 15262285.

31: Sabater-Muñoz B, van Ham RC, Moya A, Silva FJ, Latorre A. Evolution of the leucine gene cluster in Buchnera aphidicola: insights from chromosomal versions of the cluster. J Bacteriol. 2004; 186(9):2646-54. doi:10.1128/JB.186.9.2646-2654.2004. PMID: 15090505; PMCID: PMC387811.

32: Delmotte F, Sabater-Muñoz B, Prunier-Leterme N, Latorre A, Sunnucks P, Rispe C, Simon JC. Phylogenetic evidence for hybrid origins of asexual lineages in an aphid species. Evolution. 2003;57(6):1291-303. doi: 10.1111/j.0014-3820.2003.tb00337.x. PMID: 12894937.

33: Russell JA, Latorre A, Sabater-Muñoz B, Moya A, Moran NA. Side-stepping secondary symbionts: widespread horizontal transfer across and beyond the Aphidoidea. Mol Ecol. 2003;12(4):1061-75. doi:10.1046/j.1365-294x.2003.01780.x. PMID: 12753224.

34: Moya A, Latorre A, Sabater-Muñoz B, Silva FJ. Comparative molecular evolution of primary (Buchnera) and secondary symbionts of aphids based on two protein-coding genes. J Mol Evol. 2002; 55(2):127-37. doi:10.1007/s00239-001-2307-8. PMID: 12107590.

35: Fares MA, Barrio E, Sabater-Muñoz B, Moya A. The evolution of the heat-shock protein GroEL from Buchnera, the primary endosymbiont of aphids, is governed by positive selection. Mol Biol Evol. 2002; 19(7):1162-70. doi: 10.1093/oxfordjournals.molbev.a004174. PMID: 12082135.

36: Sabater-Muñoz B, Gómez-Valero L, van Ham RC, Silva FJ, Latorre A. Molecular characterization of the leucine cluster in Buchnera sp. strain PSY, a primary endosymbiont of the aphid Pemphigus spyrothecae. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2002; 68(5):2572-5. doi: 10.1128/AEM.68.5.2572-2575.2002. PMID: 11976137; PMCID: PMC127582.

37: Gil R, Sabater-Muñoz B, Latorre A, Silva FJ, Moya A. Extreme genome reduction in Buchnera spp.: toward the minimal genome needed for symbiotic life. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002; 99(7):4454-8. doi: 10.1073/pnas.062067299.  PMID: 11904373; PMCID: PMC123669.