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Mariela Inés Monteoliva

Mariela Inés Monteoliva
Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria, Córdoba, Argentina · Instituto de Fisiología y Recursos Genéticos Vegetales (IFRGV-UDEA), INTA-CONICET

Biologist - Ph.D. in Biochemistry
Which mechanisms enhance drought tolerance? How microbes can help to increase stress tolerance/resistance?

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Introduction
I am interested in studying the physiological responses to drought stress in crops, and how those tolerance-conducive responses can be induced by beneficial microbes (such as bacteria and mycorrhizal fungi) in legumes and grasses. Our main goal is to learn about drought responses (mediated or not by microbes) and contribute to accelerating breeding programs that develop new cultivars keeping the ability to interact with beneficial microbes.
Additional affiliations
February 2019 - August 2021
National Scientific and Technical Research Council
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • I am a researcher, studying physiological and biochemical responses of drought stress and the interaction with endophytes (bacteria and mycorrhizal fungi) in grasses (switchgrass, rice, wheat) and legumes (soybean, peanut), with a special focus in osmotic and redox balances.
February 2019 - September 2021
University of Oklahoma
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • I am a researcher, studying biochemical responses of drought stress and the interaction with mycorrhizal fungi in grasses (Switchgrass, rice), with a special focus on the cell wall responses.
January 2018 - August 2021
Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • I am a researcher, studying physiological and biochemical responses of drought stress and the interaction with beneficial endophytes in grasses and legumes, with a special focus on osmotic and redox balances.
Education
September 2007 - March 2012
National University of Cordoba, Argentina
Field of study
  • Molecular Biology
March 2001 - March 2006

Publications

Publications (18)
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Extra- and trans-cellular barriers are essential for root function under even mild stress. New research shows that establishing both the lignin and suberin barriers in the Arabidopsis endodermis requires phenylpropanoid biosynthesis by endodermal cells themselves.
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Drought is currently a major constraint to soybean production worldwide and is becoming more widespread due to increased aridity and warmer temperatures in the context of global climate change. In this context, breeding for soybean varieties more tolerant to drought stress is critical and requires efficient screening techniques. To find traits asso...
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Polyamines (PAs) are natural aliphatic amines involved in many physiological processes in almost all living organisms, including responses to abiotic stresses and microbial interactions. On other hand, the family Leguminosae constitutes an economically and ecologically key botanical group for humans, being also regarded as the most important protei...
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Modern breeding programs have reduced genetic variability and might have caused a reduction in plant colonization by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AM). In our previous studies, mycorrhizal colonization was affected in improved soybean genotypes, mainly arbuscule formation. Despite substantial knowledge of the symbiosis-related changes of the transc...
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Proline (Pro) dehydrogenase (ProDH) potentiates the oxidative burst and cell death of the plant Hypersensitive Response (HR) by mechanisms not yet elucidated. ProDH converts Pro into [increment]1 pyrroline-5-carboxylate (P5C) and can act together with P5C dehydrogenase (P5CDH) to produce Glu, or with P5C reductase (P5CR) to regenerate Pro and thus...
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Plant-associated microbiomes confer fitness advantages to the plant host by growth promotion through different mechanisms including nutrient uptake, phytohormones production, resistance to pathogens, and stress tolerance. These effects of the potentially beneficial microbes have been used in a diversity of biotechnological approaches to improve cro...
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Crop yields have increased substantially during the last 50 years, but the traits that drove these remarkable improvements, such as plant architecture, have a little remaining potential for improvement. New traits such as photosynthesis, as the ultimate determinant of yield, must be explored to support future demands. However, improving photosynthe...
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Polyamines (PAs) are natural aliphatic amines involved in many physiological processes in almost all living organisms, including responses to abiotic stresses and microbial interactions. This review presents the profuse evidence that relates changes in polyamines levels during responses to biotic and abiotic stresses in model and cultivable species...
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Polyamines (PAs) are natural aliphatic amines involved in many physiological processes in almost all living organisms, including responses to abiotic stresses and microbial interactions. This review presents the profuse evidence that relates changes in polyamines levels during responses to biotic and abiotic stresses in model and cultivable species...
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p class="normal">En ambientes severos, la presencia de hongos micorrícicos arbusculares (HMA) es clave para la supervivencia de las plantas y el balance ecosistémico. El objetivo de este trabajo fue caracterizar los hongos micorrícicos presentes en sitios de algarrobales ( Prosopis alba ) del Parque Chaqueño argentino de condiciones climáticas cont...
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This work assessed intracultivar variability for salt tolerance within Panicum coloratum cv. Klein, explored some physiological parameters potentially associated with it and evaluated the contribution of cell division and expansion to the decreased leaf length observed under salinity. Individual plants that had survived severe stress environments i...
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Plants facing adverse conditions usually alter proline (Pro) metabolism, generating changes that help restore the cellular homeostasis. These organisms synthesize Pro from glutamate (Glu) or ornithine (Orn) by two-step reactions that share Δ(1) pyrroline-5-carboxylate (P5C) as intermediate. In the catabolic process, Pro is converted back to Glu usi...
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Salicylic acid (SA) is one of the key hormones that orchestrate the pathogen-induced immune response in plants. This response is often characterized by the activation of a local hypersensitive reaction (HR) involving programmed cell death, which constrains proliferation of biotrophic pathogens. Here, we report the identification and functional char...
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Proline dehydrogenase (ProDH) catalyzes the flavin-dependent oxidation of Pro into Δ1-pyrroline-5-carboxylate (P5C). This is the first of the two enzymatic reactions that convert proline (Pro) into glutamic acid (Glu). The P5C thus produced is non-enzymatically transformed into glutamate semialdehyde (GSA), which acts as a substrate of P5C dehydrog...
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L-proline (Pro) catabolism is activated in plants recovering from abiotic stresses associated with water deprivation. In this catabolic pathway, Pro is converted to glutamate by two reactions catalyzed by proline dehydrogenase (ProDH) and Δ(1)-pyrroline-5-carboxylate dehydrogenase (P5CDH), with Δ(1)-pyrroline-5-carboxylate (P5C) as the intermediate...
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Plant suspension cell cultures display many features of the innate immune responses observed in planta and have been extensively applied to the study of basal and race-specific defences. However, no single model including photosynthetic cultured cells has been used for the exhaustive characterization of both basal and race-specific defences to date...
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Regulation of nitrate reductase (NR; EC 1.6.6.1) breakdown, measured as loss of maximal activity (MNRA), was studied in leaf segments of 7-day-old oat plants in the light for up to 4 h. In segments floating on 1 mM tungstate, NR lost more than 40% of its initial maximal activity. Cycloheximide, high (300 mM) glucose (Glc) and inhibitors of cysteine...

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Projects (4)
Project
* Analyze physiological mechanisms induced by endophytic bacteria that protect legumes from a/biotic stress * Analyze physiological effects of the interaction of AMF with legumes and grasses
Archived project
Characterize the signals that regulate NR activity in situ