Francisco Rodríguez



Interests: molecular characterization of microalgae, with special focus on potential harmful species, and studies on pigments and photosynthetic responses.

Projects: DINOMA (CGL2013-48861-R)


  • Rodríguez, F., Fraga, S., Ramilo, I., Rial, P., Figueroa, R.I., Riobó, P., Bravo, I., 2017. Canary Islands (NE Atlantic) as a biodiversity ‘hotspot’ of Gambierdiscus: Implications for future trends of ciguatera in the area. Harmful Algae 67:131-143.
  • Fraga, S., Rodríguez, F., Riobó, P., Bravo, I. Gambierdiscus balechii sp. nov (Dinophyceae), a new benthic toxic dinoflagellate from the Celebes Sea (SW Pacific Ocean). Harmful Algae (in press). doi:10.1016/j.hal.2016.06.004
  • Garrido, J.L., Brunet, C., Rodríguez, F. Pigment variations in Emiliania huxleyi (CCMP370) as a response to changes in light intensity or quality. Env. Microbiol. 18:4412-4425. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13373.