Maria Agustina Mazzella
  • Plant Molecular Biology, INBEBI, Argentina
Research focus
  • Biochemistry
Personal information


Ph.D in Biological Sciences. University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2001

Current Position

Adjunct Researcher. National Scientific and Technical Research Council in Argentina (CONICET)

Publications (since 2005)

  1. Fox, A. R., Soto, G. C., Jones, A. M., Casal, J. J., Muschietti, J. P. and Mazzella, M. A. (2012). cry1 and GPA1 signaling genetically interact in hook opening and anthocyanin synthesis in Arabidopsis. Plant Mol Biol 80(3): 315-324.
  2. Salem, T., Mazzella, A., Barberini, M. L., Wengier, D., Motillo, V., Parisi, G. and Muschietti, J. (2011). Mutations in two putative phosphorylation motifs in the tomato pollen receptor kinase LePRK2 show antagonistic effects on pollen tube length. J Biol Chem 286(6): 4882-4891.
  3. Soto, G., Fox, R., Ayub, N., Alleva, K., Guaimas, F., Erijman, E. J., Mazzella, A., Amodeo, G. and Muschietti, J. (2010). TIP5;1 is an aquaporin specifically targeted to pollen mitochondria and is probably involved in nitrogen remobilization in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant J 64(6): 1038-1047.
  4. Wengier, D. L., Mazzella, M. A., Salem, T. M., McCormick, S. and Muschietti, J. P. (2010). STIL, a peculiar molecule from styles, specifically dephosphorylates the pollen receptor kinase LePRK2 and stimulates pollen tube growth in vitro. BMC Plant Biol 10: 33.
  5. Soto, G., Alleva, K., Mazzella, M. A., Amodeo, G. and Muschietti, J. P. (2008). AtTIP1;3 and AtTIP5;1, the only highly expressed Arabidopsis pollen-specific aquaporins, transport water and urea. FEBS Lett 582(29): 4077-4082.
  6. Mazzella, M. A., Zanor, M. I., Fernie, A. R. and Casal, J. J. (2008). Metabolic responses to red/far-red ratio and ontogeny show poor correlation with the growth rate of sunflower stems. J Exp Bot 59(9): 2469-2477.
  7. Mazzella, M. A., Arana, M. V., Staneloni, R. J., Perelman, S., Rodriguez Batiller, M. J., Muschietti, J., Cerdan, P. D., Chen, K., Sanchez, R. A., Zhu, T., Chory, J. and Casal, J. J. (2005). Phytochrome control of the Arabidopsis transcriptome anticipates seedling exposure to light. Plant Cell 17(9): 2507-2516.
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