Manuel Megias


Affiliation: Universidad de Sevilla
Country: Spain


  1. Del Cerro P, Rolla Santos A, Gomes D, Marks B, Pérez Montaño F, Rodríguez Carvajal M, et al. Regulatory nodD1 and nodD2 genes of Rhizobium tropici strain CIAT 899 and their roles in the early stages of molecular signaling and host-legume nodulation. BMC Genomics. 2015;16:251 pubmed publisher
    ..In general, nodD2 is an activator of nod-gene transcription, but, in specific conditions, it can slightly repress nodD1. nodD1 and nodD2 play other roles beyond nodulation, such as swimming motility and IAA synthesis. ..
  2. Del Cerro P, Rolla Santos A, Gomes D, Marks B, del Rosario Espuny M, Rodríguez Carvajal M, et al. Opening the "black box" of nodD3, nodD4 and nodD5 genes of Rhizobium tropici strain CIAT 899. BMC Genomics. 2015;16:864 pubmed publisher
  3. Marks B, Megías M, Ollero F, Nogueira M, Araujo R, Hungria M. Maize growth promotion by inoculation with Azospirillum brasilense and metabolites of Rhizobium tropici enriched on lipo-chitooligosaccharides (LCOs). AMB Express. 2015;5:71 pubmed publisher
    ..tropici applied by seed or leaf spray inoculation. The results give strength to the development of a new generation of inoculants carrying microorganisms and microbial molecules. ..
  4. Pérez Montaño F, Del Cerro P, Jiménez Guerrero I, López Baena F, Cubo M, Hungria M, et al. RNA-seq analysis of the Rhizobium tropici CIAT 899 transcriptome shows similarities in the activation patterns of symbiotic genes in the presence of apigenin and salt. BMC Genomics. 2016;17:198 pubmed publisher
    ..It could be possible that the increases in the transcription levels of several genes related to nodulation under saline conditions could represent a strategy to establish symbiosis under abiotic stressing conditions. ..
  5. Ormeño Orrillo E, Menna P, Almeida L, Ollero F, Nicolás M, Pains Rodrigues E, et al. Genomic basis of broad host range and environmental adaptability of Rhizobium tropici CIAT 899 and Rhizobium sp. PRF 81 which are used in inoculants for common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). BMC Genomics. 2012;13:735 pubmed publisher
    ..The genetic determinants of these interesting characteristics remain largely unknown...
  6. Fukami J, Ollero F, Megias M, Hungria M. Phytohormones and induction of plant-stress tolerance and defense genes by seed and foliar inoculation with Azospirillum brasilense cells and metabolites promote maize growth. AMB Express. 2017;7:153 pubmed publisher