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Marta  Berrocal-Lobo

Marta Berrocal-Lobo


Ph.D in Sciences, Department of Biochemistry, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Agronomist Engineering School (Madrid, Spain), 2002

Current Position

Associate Interim Professor in Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Department of Systems and Natural Resources, Forestry Engineering School, Madrid, Spain

Publications (since 2001)

  1. Domínguez-Núñez, J. A., Benito, B., Berrocal-Lobo, M. and Albanesi, A. S. (2016). Potassium Solubilizing Microorganisms for Sustainable Agriculture. In: Meena, V. S., Meena, R. S., Verma, J. P. and Maurya, B. R. (eds.). Mycorrhizal Fungi:  Role in the Solubilization of Potassium.
  2. Domínguez-Núñez, J. A., Medina, M., Berrocal-Lobo, M., Anriquez, A. and Albanesi, A. (2015). The combined effects of Pseudomonas fluorescens CECT 844 and the black truffle co-inoculation on Pinus nigra seedlings. iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry 8: 624-630.
  3. Domínguez-Núñez, J. A., Berrocal-Lobo, M. and Albanesi, A. S. (2015). Chapter: Interaction of Azospirillum and Mycorrhiza. In: Cassán, F. D., Okon, Y. and Creus, C. M. (eds). Handbook for Azospirillum, Springer International Publishing, pp.13.
  4. Domínguez-Núñez, J., Daniel, D., Berrocal-Lobo, M., Analía, A. and Albanesi, A. (2013). Controlled release fertilization combined with Pseudomonas fluorescens rhizobacteria inoculum improves growth in Pinus halepensis seedlings. iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry 8: 12-18.
  5. Berrocal-Lobo, M., Ibanez, C., Acebo, P., Ramos, A., Perez-Solis, E., Collada, C., Casado, R., Aragoncillo, C. and Allona, I. (2011). Identification of a homolog of Arabidopsis DSP4 (SEX4) in chestnut: its induction and accumulation in stem amyloplasts during winter or in response to the cold. Plant Cell Environ 34(10): 1693-1704.
  6. Berrocal-Lobo, M., Stone, S., Yang, X., Antico, J., Callis, J., Ramonell, K. M. and Somerville, S. (2010). ATL9, a RING zinc finger protein with E3 ubiquitin ligase activity implicated in chitin- and NADPH oxidase-mediated defense responses. PLoS One 5(12): e14426.
  7. Berrocal-Lobo, M., Molina, A., Rodriguez-Palenzuela, P., Garcia-Olmedo, F. and Rivas, L. (2009). Leishmania donovani: thionins, plant antimicrobial peptides with leishmanicidal activity. Exp Parasitol 122(3): 247-249.
  8. Sanchez-Rodriguez, C., Estevez, J. M., Llorente, F., Hernandez-Blanco, C., Jorda, L., Pagan, I., Berrocal, M., Marco, Y., Somerville, S. and Molina, A. (2009). The ERECTA Receptor-Like Kinase Regulates Cell Wall-Mediated Resistance to Pathogens in Arabidopsis thaliana. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 22(8): 953-963.
  9. Berrocal-Lobo, M. and Molina, A. (2008). Arabidopsis defense response against Fusarium oxysporum. Trends Plant Sci 13(3): 145-150.
  10. Hernandez-Blanco, C., Feng, D. X., Hu, J., Sanchez-Vallet, A., Deslandes, L., Llorente, F., Berrocal-Lobo, M., Keller, H., Barlet, X., Sanchez-Rodriguez, C., Anderson, L. K., Somerville, S., Marco, Y. and Molina, A. (2007). Impairment of cellulose synthases required for Arabidopsis secondary cell wall formation enhances disease resistance. Plant Cell 19(3): 890-903.
  11. Ramonell, K., Berrocal-Lobo, M., Koh, S., Wan, J., Edwards, H., Stacey, G. and Somerville, S. (2005). Loss-of-function mutations in chitin responsive genes show increased susceptibility to the powdery mildew pathogen Erysiphe cichoracearum. Plant Physiol 138(2): 1027-1036.
  12. Berrocal-Lobo, M. and Molina, A. (2004). Ethylene response factor 1 mediates Arabidopsis resistance to the soilborne fungus Fusarium oxysporum. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 17(7): 763-770.
  13. Lorenzo, O., Berrocal-Lobo, M., Molina, A., Serrano, J. J. S. and Solano, R. (2003). Role of Ethylene-Response-Factor1 in the response to pathogens in Arabidopsis. In: Vendrell, M., Klee, H., Pech, J. C. and Romojaro, F. (eds). Biology and biotechnology of the plant hormone ethylene III 349: 158-163.
  14. Berrocal-Lobo, M., Segura, A., Moreno, M., Lopez, G., Garcia-Olmedo, F. and Molina, A. (2002). Snakin-2, an antimicrobial peptide from potato whose gene is locally induced by wounding and responds to pathogen infection. Plant Physiol 128(3): 951-961.
  15. Berrocal-Lobo, M., Molina, A. and Solano, R. (2002). Constitutive expression of ETHYLENE-RESPONSE-FACTOR1 in Arabidopsis confers resistance to several necrotrophic fungi. Plant J 29(1): 23-32.
  16. Garcia-Olmedo, F., Rodriguez-Palenzuela, P., Molina, A., Alamillo, J. M., Lopez-Solanilla, E., Berrocal-Lobo, M. and Poza-Carrion, C. (2001). Antibiotic activities of peptides, hydrogen peroxide and peroxynitrite in plant defence. FEBS Lett 498(2-3): 219-222.
  17. Berrocal-Lobo, M., Olmedo, F. G. and Molina, A. (2001). Péptidos antimicrobianos y defensa vegetal. Sociedad Española de Fisiologia vegetal Boletín 37, 7.
Protocols by Marta Berrocal-Lobo
  1. Plant Tissue Trypan Blue Staining During Phytopathogen Infection