Amancio de Souza
  • University of California
Research fields
  • Plant science
Personal information


Ph.D. in Plant Biology, UC Berkeley, Berkeley USA, 2014

Current position

Postdoc, Dehesh Lab, UC Davis (2014-present)


  1. de Souza, A. J. and Pauly, M. (2015). Comparative Genomics of pectinacetylesterases: insight on function and biology. Plant Signal Behav: 0. (Epub ahead of print)
  2. Ben-Tov, D., Abraham, Y., Stav, S., Thompson, K., Loraine, A., Elbaum, R., de Souza, A., Pauly, M., Kieber, J. J. and Harpaz-Saad, S. (2015). COBRA-LIKE2, a member of the glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored COBRA-LIKE family, plays a role in cellulose deposition in arabidopsis seed coat mucilage secretory cells. Plant Physiol 167(3): 711-724.   
  3. de Souza, A., Hull, P. A., Gille, S. and Pauly, M. (2014). Identification and functional characterization of the distinct plant pectin esterases PAE8 and PAE9 and their deletion mutants. Planta 240(5): 1123-1138.
  4. Muniz, F. R., Souza, A., Harakava, R., Mourão Filho, F. d. A. A., Stach-Machado, D. R., Rezende, J. A., Febres, V. J., Moore, G. A. and Mendes, B. M. (2014). Reaction of transgenic Citrus sinensis plants to Citrus tristeza virus infection by Toxoptera citricida. European Journal of Plant Pathology 139(1): 151-159.
  5. Pauly, M., Gille, S., Liu, L., Mansoori, N., de Souza, A., Schultink, A. and Xiong, G. (2013). Hemicellulose biosynthesis. Planta 238(4): 627-642.
  6. Muniz, F., De Souza, A., Stipp, L. C. L., Schinor, E., Freitas Jr, W., Harakava, R., Stach-Machado, D., Rezende, J. A. M., Mourão Filho, F. and Mendes, B. (2012). Genetic transformation of Citrus sinensis with Citrus tristeza virus (CTV) derived sequences and reaction of transgenic lines to CTV infection. Biologia Plantarum 56(1): 162-166. (Co-first authorship)
  7. Gille, S., de Souza, A., Xiong, G., Benz, M., Cheng, K., Schultink, A., Reca, I. B. and Pauly, M. (2011). O-acetylation of Arabidopsis hemicellulose xyloglucan requires AXY4 or AXY4L, proteins with a TBL and DUF231 domain. Plant Cell 23(11): 4041-4053.
  8. Gunl, M., Neumetzler, L., Kraemer, F., de Souza, A., Schultink, A., Pena, M., York, W. S. and Pauly, M. (2011). AXY8 encodes an alpha-fucosidase, underscoring the importance of apoplastic metabolism on the fine structure of Arabidopsis cell wall polysaccharides. Plant Cell 23(11): 4025-4040.
  9. Silva, R. P. d., Souza, A. J. d., Mendes, B. M. J. and Mourão Filho, F. d. A. A. (2010). Sour orange bud regeneration and in vitro plant development related to culture medium composition and explant type. Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura 32(1): 001-008.
  10. de Souza, A. J. (2008). Reação à infecção pelo vírus da tristeza dos citros (CTV) em plantas transgênicas de laranja ‘Hamlin’(Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck) expressando seqüências gênicas do CTV, Escola Superior de Agricultura “Luiz de Queiroz.
  11. Souza, A. J. d., Mendes, B. M. J. and Mourão Filho, F. d. A. A. (2007). Gene silencing: concepts, applications, and perspectives in woody plants. Scientia Agricola 64(6): 645-656.
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