NameLópez Baena, Francisco Javier
DepartmentMicrobiología
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Membrane vesicle engineering with “à la carte” bacterial-immunogenic molecules for organism-free plant vaccination

Jiménez Guerrero, Irene; López Baena, Francisco Javier; Borrero de Acuña, José Manuel; Pérez Montaño, Francisco de Asís (Wiley-Blackwell, 2023)
The United Nations heralds a world population exponential increase exceeding 9.7 billion by 2050. This poses the challenge ...
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A Complex Regulatory Network Governs the Expression of Symbiotic Genes in Sinorhizobium Fredii HH103

Navarro Gómez, Pilar; Fuentes Romero, Francisco; Pérez Montaño, Francisco de Asís; Jiménez Guerrero, Irene; Alías Villegas, Cynthia; Ayala García, Paula; Almozara, Andrés; Medina Morillas, Carlos; Ollero Márquez, Francisco Javier; Rodríguez Carvajal, Miguel Ángel; Ruiz Sainz, José Enrique; López Baena, Francisco Javier; Vinardell González, José María; Acosta Jurado, Sebastián (Frontiers Media, 2023)
Introduction: The establishment of the rhizobium-legume nitrogen-fixing symbiosis relies on the interchange of molecular ...
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The Rhizobium tropici CIAT 899 NodD2 protein promotes symbiosis and extends rhizobial nodulation range by constitutive nodulation factor synthesis

Ayala García, Paula; Jiménez Guerrero, Irene; Jacott, Catherine N.; López Baena, Francisco Javier; Ollero Márquez, Francisco Javier; Cerro Sánchez, Pablo del; Pérez Montaño, Francisco de Asís (Oxford University Press, 2022)
In the symbiotic associations between rhizobia and legumes, the NodD regulators orchestrate the transcription of the specifc ...
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The Rhizobial Type 3 Secretion System: The Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in the Rhizobium–Legume Symbiosis

Jiménez Guerrero, Irene; Medina Morillas, Carlos; Vinardell González, José María; Ollero Márquez, Francisco Javier; López Baena, Francisco Javier (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2022)
Rhizobia are soil bacteria that can establish a symbiotic association with legumes. As a result, plant nodules are formed ...
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The nodD1 Gene of Sinorhizobium fredii HH103 Restores Nodulation Capacity on Bean in a Rhizobium tropici CIAT 899 nodD1/nodD2 Mutant, but the Secondary Symbiotic Regulators nolR, nodD2 or syrM Prevent HH103 to Nodulate with This Legume

Fuentes Romero, Francisco; Navarro Gómez, Pilar; Ayala García, Paula; Moyano Bravo, Isamar; López Baena, Francisco Javier; Pérez Montaño, Francisco de Asís; Ollero Márquez, Francisco Javier; Ollero Márquez, Francisco Javier; Acosta Jurado, Sebastián; Vinardell González, José María (MDPI, 2022)
Rhizobial NodD proteins and appropriate flavonoids induce rhizobial nodulation gene expression. In this study, we show ...
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Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria Modulate the Concentration of Bioactive Compounds in Tomato Fruits

Osa Fernández, Clara de la; Rodríguez Carvajal, Miguel Ángel; Gandullo Tovar, Jacinto Manuel; Aranda Alonso, Clara; Megías Guijo, Manuel; Ollero Márquez, Francisco Javier; López Baena, Francisco Javier; Monreal Hermoso, José Antonio (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021)
Background: The application of microorganisms as bioestimulants in order to increase the yield and/or quality of agricultural ...
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The Sinorhizobium fredii HH103 type III secretion system effector NopC blocks nodulation with Lotus japonicus Gifu

Jiménez Guerrero, Irene; Acosta Jurado, Sebastián; Medina Morillas, Carlos; Ollero Márquez, Francisco Javier; Alias Villegas, Cynthia; Vinardell González, José María; Pérez Montaño, Francisco de Asís; López Baena, Francisco Javier (Oxford, 2020)
Results GunA from S. fredii HH103 shows cellulase activity and is secreted through the T3SS in response to the inducer ...
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OnfD, an AraC-Type Transcriptional Regulator Encoded by Rhizobium tropici CIAT 899 and Involved in Nod Factor Synthesis and Symbiosis

Cerro Sánchez, Pablo del; Ayala García, Paula; Buzón García, Pablo; Castells Graells, Roger; López Baena, Francisco Javier; Ollero Márquez, Francisco Javier; Pérez Montaño, Francisco de Asís (American Society for Microbiology, 2020)
Rhizobium tropici CIAT 899 is a broad-host-range rhizobial strain that establishes symbiotic interactions with legumes and ...
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GunA of Sinorhizobium (Ensifer) fredii HH103 is a T3SS-secreted cellulase that differentially affects symbiosis with cowpea and soybean

Jiménez Guerrero, Irene; Pérez Montaño, Francisco de Asís; Zdyb, Anna; Beutler, Mandy; Werner, Gesa; Göttfert, Michael; Ollero Márquez, Francisco Javier; Vinardell González, José María; López Baena, Francisco Javier (Springer, 2019)
Aims The symbiosis between Sinorhizobium fredii HH103 and its host legumes is influenced by the type 3 secretion system ...
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Regulation of Protein Secretion Systems Mediated by Cyclic Diguanylate in Plant-Interacting Bacteria

López Baena, Francisco Javier; Vinardell González, José María; Medina Morillas, Carlos (Frontiers Research Foundation, 2019)
The ubiquitous second messenger cyclic diguanylate (c-di-GMP) is involved in the regulation of different processes in ...
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Osmotic stress activates nif and fix genes and induces the Rhizobium tropici CIAT 899 Nod factor production via NodD2 by up-regulation of the nodA2 operon and the nodA3 gene

Cerro Sánchez, Pablo del; Megías Guijo, Manuel; López Baena, Francisco Javier; Gil Serrano, Antonio Miguel; Pérez Montaño, Francisco de Asís; Ollero Márquez, Francisco Javier (Public Library of Science, 2019)
The symbiosis between rhizobia and legumes is characterized by a complex molecular dialogue in which the bacterial NodD ...
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Sinorhizobium fredii Strains HH103 and NGR234 Form Nitrogen Fixing Nodules With Diverse Wild Soybeans (Glycine soja) From Central China but Are Ineffective on Northern China Accessions

Temprano Vera, Francisco Jesús; Rodríguez Navarro, Dulce Nombre; Acosta Jurado, Sebastián; Navarro Gómez, Pilar; Buendía Clavería, Ana María; Moreno Onorato, Francisco Javier; López Baena, Francisco Javier; Ruiz Sainz, José Enrique; Vinardell González, José María (Frontiers Media, 2018)
Sinorhizobium fredii indigenous populations are prevalent in provinces of Central China whereas Bradyrhizobium species ...
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Transcriptomic studies of the effect of nod gene-inducing molecules in rhizobia: Different weapons, one purpose

Jiménez Guerrero, Irene; Acosta Jurado, Sebastián; Cerro Sánchez, Pablo del; Navarro Gómez, Pilar; López Baena, Francisco Javier; Ollero Márquez, Francisco Javier; Vinardell González, José María; Pérez Montaño, Francisco de Asís (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2018)
Simultaneous quantification of transcripts of the whole bacterial genome allows the analysis of the global transcriptional ...
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The Sinorhizobium (Ensifer) fredii HH103 nodulation outer protein NopI is a determinant for efficient nodulation of soybean and cowpea plants

Jiménez Guerrero, Irene; Pérez Montaño, Francisco de Asís; Medina Morillas, Carlos; Ollero Márquez, Francisco Javier; López Baena, Francisco Javier (American Society for Microbiology, 2017)
The type III secretion system (T3SS) is a specialized secretion apparatus that is commonly used by many plant and animal ...
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The Rhizobium tropici CIAT 899 NodD2 protein regulates the production of Nod factors under salt stress in a flavonoidindependent manner

Cerro Sánchez, Pablo del; Pérez Montaño, Francisco de Asís; Gil Serrano, Antonio Miguel; López Baena, Francisco Javier; Megías Guijo, Manuel; Hungria, Mariangela; Ollero Márquez, Francisco Javier (Nature Publishing Group, 2017)
In the symbiotic associations between rhizobia and legumes, NodD promotes the expression of the nodulation genes in the ...
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Studies of rhizobial competitiveness for nodulation in soybean using a non-destructive split-root system

Hidalgo Perea, Ángeles; López Baena, Francisco Javier; Ruiz Sainz, José Enrique; Vinardell González, José María (AIMS Press, 2017)
Split-root systems (SRS) constitute an appropriate methodology for studying the relevance of both local and systemic ...
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A transcriptomic analysis of the effect of genistein on Sinorhizobium fredii HH103 reveals novel rhizobial genes putatively involved in symbiosis

Pérez Montaño, Francisco de Asís; Jiménez Guerrero, Irene; Acosta Jurado, Sebastián; Navarro Gómez, Pilar; Ollero Márquez, Francisco Javier; Ruiz Sainz, José Enrique; López Baena, Francisco Javier; Vinardell González, José María (Nature Publishing Group, 2016)
Sinorhizobium fredii HH103 is a rhizobial soybean symbiont that exhibits an extremely broad host-range. Flavonoids exuded ...
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Bacterial Molecular Signals in the Sinorhizobium fredii-Soybean Symbiosis

López Baena, Francisco Javier; Ruiz Sainz, José Enrique; Rodríguez Carvajal, Miguel Ángel; Vinardell González, José María (MDPI AG, 2016)
Sinorhizobium (Ensifer) fredii (S. fredii) is a rhizobial species exhibiting a remarkably broad nodulation host-range. ...
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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

Pérez Montaño, Francisco de Asís; Cerro Sánchez, Pablo del; Jiménez Guerrero, Irene; López Baena, Francisco Javier; Cubo Sánchez, María Teresa; Hungria, Mariangela; Megías Guijo, Manuel; Ollero Márquez, Francisco Javier (BioMed Central, 2016)
Background Rhizobium tropici strain CIAT 899 establishes effective symbioses with several legume species, including ...
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Implicación del sistema de secreción de tipo 3 de Sinorhizobium (Ensifer) fredii HH103 en la modulación de la respuesta de defensa de Glycine max cv. Williams y estudio de los efectores específicos secretados a través de este sistema

Jiménez Guerrero, Irene; López Baena, Francisco Javier; Ollero Márquez, Francisco Javier (2015)
Plants that interact with pathogenic bacteria in their natural environments have developed barriers to block or contain ...
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NopC is a rhizobium-specific type 3 secretion system effector secreted by sinorhizobium (ensifer) fredii HH103

Jiménez Guerrero, Irene; Pérez Montaño, Francisco de Asís; Medina Morillas, Carlos; Ollero Márquez, Francisco Javier; López Baena, Francisco Javier (Public Library of Science, 2015)
Sinorhizobium (Ensifer) fredii HH103 is a broad host-range nitrogen-fixing bacterium able to nodulate many legumes, including ...
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Plant growth promotion in cereal and leguminous agricultural important plants: From microorganism capacities to crop production

Pérez Montaño, Francisco de Asís; Alías Villegas, Cynthia; Bellogín Izquierdo, Ramón Andrés; Cerro Sánchez, Pablo del; Espuny Gómez, María del Rosario; Jiménez Guerrero, Irene; López Baena, Francisco Javier; Ollero Márquez, Francisco Javier; Cubo Sánchez, María Teresa (2014)
Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) are free-living bacteria which actively colonize plant roots, exerting beneficial ...
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The symbiotic biofilm of Sinorhizobium fredii SMH12, necessary for successful colonization and symbiosis of glycine max cv osumi, is regulated by quorum sensing systems and inducing Flavonoids via NodD1

Pérez Montaño, Francisco de Asís; Jiménez Guerrero, Irene; Cerro Sánchez, Pablo del; Baena Ropero, Irene; López Baena, Francisco Javier; Ollero Márquez, Francisco Javier; Bellogín Izquierdo, Ramón Andrés; Lloret, Javier; Espuny Gómez, María del Rosario (2014)
Bacterial surface components, especially exopolysaccharides, in combination with bacterial Quorum Sensing signals are ...
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Rice and bean AHL-mimic quorum-sensing signals specifically interfere with the capacity to form biofilms by plant-associated bacteria

Pérez Montaño, Francisco de Asís; Jiménez Guerrero, Irene; Contreras Sánchez-Matamoros, Rocío; López Baena, Francisco Javier; Ollero Márquez, Francisco Javier; Rodríguez Carvajal, Miguel Ángel; Bellogín Izquierdo, Ramón Andrés; Espuny Gómez, María del Rosario (2013)
Many bacteria regulate their gene expression in response to changes in their population density in a process called quorum ...
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Nodulation-gene-inducing flavonoids increase overall production of autoinducers and expression of N-acyl homoserine lactone synthesis genes in rhizobia

Pérez Montaño, Francisco de Asís; Guasch Vidal, Beatriz; González Barroso, Sergio; López Baena, Francisco Javier; Cubo Sánchez, María Teresa; Ollero Márquez, Francisco Javier; Gil Serrano, Antonio Miguel; Rodríguez Carvajal, Miguel Ángel; Bellogín Izquierdo, Ramón Andrés; Espuny Gómez, María del Rosario (2011)
Legume-nodulating rhizobia use N-acyl homoserine lactones (AHLs) to regulate several physiological traits related to the ...
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Involvement of phospholipase D and phosphatidic acid in the light-dependent up-regulation of sorghum leaf phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase-kinase

Monreal Hermoso, José Antonio; López Baena, Francisco Javier; Vidal, Jean; Echevarría Ruiz de Vargas, Cristina; García-Mauriño Ruiz-Berdejo, Sofía (Oxford University Press, 2010)
The photosynthetic phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (C4-PEPC) is regulated by phosphorylation by a phosphoenolpyruvate ...
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Las proteínas Nop de Sinorhizobium fredii HH103: Regulación e implicación en la simbiosis con la soja (Glycine max [L.] Merrill)

López Baena, Francisco Javier; Ollero Márquez, Francisco Javier (2008)
En los últimos años se ha demostrado que las proteínas secretadas a través del sistema de secreción de tipo III de ...
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Regulation and symbiotic significance of nodulation outer proteins secretion in Sinorhizobium fredii HH103

López Baena, Francisco Javier; Vinardell González, José María; Pérez Montaño, Francisco de Asís; Crespo Rivas, Juan Carlos; Bellogín Izquierdo, Ramón Andrés; Espuny Gómez, María del Rosario; Ollero Márquez, Francisco Javier (2008)
In this work we show that the Sinorhizobium fredii HH103 ttsI gene is essential for the expression of the tts genes and ...
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A pyrF auxotrophic mutant of Sinorhizobium fredii HH103 impaired in its symbiotic interaction with soybean and other legumes

Crespo Rivas, Juan Carlos; Margaret Oliver, Isabel María; Pérez Montaño, Francisco de Asís; López Baena, Francisco Javier; Vinardell González, José María; Ollero Márquez, Francisco Javier; Moreno Onorato, Francisco Javier; Ruiz Sainz, José Enrique; Buendía Clavería, Ana María (Sociedad Española de Microbiología. Viguera Editores, 2007)
Transposon Tn5-Mob mutagenesis allowed the selection of a Sinorhizobium fredii HH103 mutant derivative (SVQ 292) that ...
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Inactivation of the "Sinorhizobium fredii" HH103 "rhcJ" gene abolishes nodulation outer proteins (Nops) secretion and decreases the symbiotic capacity with soybean

Vinardell González, José María; Lyra, Maria do C. C. P. de; López Baena, Francisco Javier; Madinabeitia Peiró, Nuria; Espuny Gómez, María del Rosario; Cubo Sánchez, María Teresa; Bellogín Izquierdo, Ramón Andrés; Ruiz Sainz, José Enrique; Ollero Márquez, Francisco Javier (Sociedad Española de Microbiología, Viguera Editores, 2006)
Se ha propuesto que las proteínas externas de nodulación (Nops) impiden la nodulación efectiva de Sinorhizobium fredii ...
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NolR Regulates Diverse Symbiotic Signals of Sinorhizobium fredii HH103

Vinardell González, José María; Ollero Márquez, Francisco Javier; Hidalgo Perea, Ángeles; López Baena, Francisco Javier; Medina Morillas, Carlos; Vangelov, Kalojan Ivanov; Parada, Maribel; Madinabeitia Peiró, Nuria; Espuny Gómez, María del Rosario; Bellogín Izquierdo, Ramón Andrés; Soria Díaz, María Eugenia; Gil Serrano, Antonio Miguel; Ruiz Sainz, José Enrique (The American Phytopathological Society, 2004)
We have investigated in Sinorhizobium fredii HH103-1 (=HH103 Strr ) the influence of the nolR gene on the production of ...