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María Victoria Cerecetto

Country of origin: Uruguay Currently in: Germany, Braunschweig General field of specialization: Agricultural Sciences
Academic Background


2018 Master Other
2014 Undergraduate Other
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Agricultural Sciences

Effect of agricultural management on soil microbiome - implication for plant growth and health.

Research Keywords: 
phosphate mineralizing bacteria
phosphate solubilizing bacteria
soil microbiome
Microbial Ecology
plant nutrition
plant health
soil health

Publications resulting from Research: 

-Cerecetto, V.; Smalla, K.; Nesme, J.; Garaycochea, S.; Fresia, P.; Sørensen, S. J.; Babin, D.; Leoni, C. (2021) Reduced tillage, cover crops and organic amendments affect soil microbiota and improve soil health in Uruguayan vegetable farming systems. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 97(3): fiab023: doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiab023.
-Cerecetto, V.; Beyhaut, E.; Amenc, L.; Trives, C.; Altier, N.; Drevon, J. J. (2021) Contrasting Expression of Rhizobial Phytase in Nodules of Two Soybean Cultivars Grown Under Low Phosphorus Availability. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 4:607678. doi: 10.3389/fsufs.2020.607678.
-Pérez, G.; Cerecetto, V.; Irisarri, P. (2020) Potential cyanobacterial inoculants for rice described from a polyphasic approach. Agrociencia Uruguay. 24(2): 52. doi: 10.31285/AGRO.24.52.
-Cerecetto, V.; Diaz-Viraqué, F.; Irazoqui, I.; Rodríguez, A.; Cajarville, C.; Repetto, J. L.; Lavaggi, M. L.; González, M.; Cerecetto, H.* (2013) Anaerobic Biotransformation of N-oxide Containing Aromatic Heterocycles by Bovine Ruminal Fluid. Revista Virtual de Quimica. 5(6): 1134-1144.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Currently I´m doing my PhD thesis under the supervision of Dr. Kornelia Smalla, Dr. Doreen Babin and Dr. Carolina Leoni in the Julius Kühn Institut (Germany) and in the Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria (Uruguay). The title of my thesis is "Effect of agricultural management on soil and rhizosphere microbiome in two long-term experiments in Uruguay"

Workshop and Conference Attended

2017 Peru III Iberoamerican Conference of Beneficial Plant-Microorganisms-Environment Interactions
2017 Spain 20th International Congress on Nitrogen Fixation
2016 Brazil XXVII Latin American Reunion of Rhizobiology
2015 Uruguay IX Agrobiotechnology Conference
2015 Belgium 10th International Plant Growht Promoting Rhizobacteria Workshop
2015 Uruguay XI National Meeting of Microbiologists
2014 Uruguay I National Meeting of Young Microbiologists
2013 Uruguay X National Meeting of Microbiologists
2012 Uruguay XIV Seminars of the Uruguayan Society of Biosciences
2012 Uruguay Students Research Exchange Forum (CSIC)
2011 Uruguay 7th Veterinary Technical Conference

Presentation given

"Rhizobial phytases and efficiency in the use of phosphorus in the Bradyrhizobium elkanii-soybean symbiosis in hydroaeroponic culture”
Event: Microorganisms for Agriculture Symposium
Evaluation of phosphate solubilizing and mineralizing bacteria able to enhance plant growth
Event: 3rd Latin American workshop on plant growth promoting rhizobacteria
Evaluation of cyanobacteria blooms in a tourist area of Río Negro (Paso de los Toros, Tacuarembó
Event: Students Research Exchange Forum (CSIC)
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Oct 2015
International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) Scholar Award
Award for posgraduate students.
Dec 2014
M.Sc. fellow, ANII, Uruguay.
Fellow of two years for doing my master's thesis.
Dec 2011
Undergraduate Research Initiation Fellow, ANII, Uruguay.
Fellow of one year for doing my research for having my title on Bachelor in Science.
Oct 2016
Mobility scholarship, ANII, Uruguay
Scolarship for doing a training intership of 7 moths in the UMR Eco&Sols, INRA, CIRAD, IRD, SupAgro, Montpellier, France.
Apr 2011
Program to Support Student Research, CSIC, Uruguay
Financial support from the CSIC for doing the research project “Evaluation of cyanobacteria blooms in a tourist area of Río Negro (Paso de los Toros, Tacuarembó)”.

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