Ongoing research in our working group covers different aspects of the processes required for the viral infection to take place, the effect of the infection upon the host metabolism as well as the defence mechanism(s) that the host have developed to counteract its invasion by the pathogen.
Moreno-Pérez, M.G., García-Luque, I., Fraile, A., García-Arenal, F. . Mutations that determine resistance breaking in a plant RNA virus have pleiotropic effects on its fitness that depend on the host environment and on the type, single or mixed, of infection. Journal of Virology. 90:9128-9137.
Tena, F., Molina-Galdeano, M., Serra, M.T., García-Luque, I. . A single amino acid in the helicase domain of PMMoV-S is responsible for its enhanced accumulation in C. chinense (L 3L 3) plants at 32°C. Virology. 427:34-43.
Pérez-Bueno, M.L., Barón, M., García-Luque, I. . PsbO, PsbP, and PsbQ of photosystem II are encoded by gene families in Nicotiana benthamiana. Structure and functionality of their isoforms. Photosynthetica. 49:573-580.
Guevara-Morato MA, Garcia de Lacoba M, Garcia-Luque I, Serra MT . Characterization of a pathogenesis-related protein 4 (PR-4) induced in Capsicum chinense L3 plants with dual RNase and DNase activities. J Experimental Botany (doi: 10.1093/jxb/erq148)
Elvira MI, Molina Galdeano M, García-Luque I, Serra MT . Proteomic analysis of pathogenesis-related proteins (PRs) induced by pepper mild mottle virus (PMMoV) in Capsicum chinense L3 . J Exp Botany. doi: 10.1093/jxb/ern032
De María N, Guevara A, Serra MT, García-Luque I, González-Sama A, García De Lacoba M, De Felipe MR, Fernández-Pascual M . Putative Porin of Bradyrhizobium sp. (Lupinus) Bacteroids induced by Glyphosate. Appl Env Microbiol 73:5075-5082
Pérez-Bueno ML, Ciscato M, vandeVen M, García-Luque I, Valcke R, Barón M . Imaging viral infection. Studies on Nicotiana benthamiana plants infected with the pepper mild mottle tobamovirus. Photosynth Res 90: 111-123
Gilardi, P., García-Luque, I., and Serra, M.T. . The coat protein of tobamovirus acts as elicitor of both L2 and L4 gene-mediated resistance in Capsicum. J. Gen. Virol. 85, 2077-2085
Martínez-García, B., Fernández-Marco, C., Goytia, E., López-Abella, D., Serra, M.T., Aranda, M., and López-Moya, J.J. . Development and use of detection methods specific for Cucumber vein yellowing virus (CVYV).Eur. J. Plant Pathol. 110, 811-821
Pérez-Bueno, M.L., Rahoutei, J., Sajnani, C., García- Luque, I., and Barón, M. . Proteomic analysis of the oxygen-evolving-complex of photosystem II under biotic stress. studies on Nicotiana benthamiana infected with tobamoviruses. Proteomics 4, 418-425
Funding Agencies — CICYT, BIO2004-04968-C02-01 (2004-2007) — CICYT, BIO2001-1937-C02-01 (2001-2004) — CAM, CAM 07B/0030/2002 (2003-2004) — CAM/CSIC (2000-2004) — Western Seed España, S.A. (2001-2005)