M. Isabel G. Roncero
  • Departamento de Genetica, Universidad de Cordoba, Spain; Campus de Excelencia Agroalimentario, Spain
Research fields
  • Biochemistry
Personal information


Ph.D in Genetics, Department of Genetics, University of Sevilla (Spain), 1980

Current position

Full Professor, Department of Genetics, University of Cordoba, Spain

Publications (since 2005)

  1. Bravo Ruiz, G., Di Pietro, A. and Roncero, M. I. (2016). Combined action of the major secreted exo- and endopolygalacturonases is required for full virulence of Fusarium oxysporum. Mol Plant Pathol 17(3): 339-353. 
  2. Corral-Ramos, C. and Roncero, M. I. (2015). Glycogen catabolism, but not its biosynthesis, affects virulence of Fusarium oxysporum on the plant host. Fungal Genet Biol 77: 40-49.
  3. Corral-Ramos, C., Roca, M. G., Di Pietro, A., Roncero, M. I. and Ruiz-Roldan, C. (2015). Autophagy contributes to regulation of nuclear dynamics during vegetative growth and hyphal fusion in Fusarium oxysporum. Autophagy 11(1): 131-144.
  4. Ruiz-Roldan, C., Pareja-Jaime, Y., Gonzalez-Reyes, J. A. and Roncero, M. I. (2015). The Transcription Factor Con7-1 Is a Master Regulator of Morphogenesis and Virulence in Fusarium oxysporum. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 28(1): 55-68.
  5. Macias-Sanchez, K. L., Garcia-Soto, J., Roncero, M. I., Hernandez-Monjaraz, W., Caudillo-Perez, C. and Martinez-Cadena, M. G. (2015). Isolation and expression of enolase gene in Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici. Appl Biochem Biotechnol 175(2): 902-908. 
  6. Lopez-Fernandez, L., Ruiz-Roldan, C., Pareja-Jaime, Y., Prieto, A., Khraiwesh, H. and Roncero, M. I. (2013). The Fusarium oxysporum gnt2, encoding a putative N-acetylglucosamine transferase, is involved in cell wall architecture and virulence. PLoS One 8(12): e84690.
  7. Bravo-Ruiz, G., Ruiz-Roldan, C. and Roncero, M. I. (2013). Lipolytic system of the tomato pathogen Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 26(9): 1054-1067.
  8. Corrales Escobosa, A. R., Rangel Porras, R. A., Meza Carmen, V., Gonzalez Hernandez, G. A., Torres Guzman, J. C., Wrobel, K., Wrobel, K., Roncero, M. I. and Gutierrez Corona, J. F. (2011). Fusarium oxysporum Adh1 has dual fermentative and oxidative functions and is involved in fungal virulence in tomato plants. Fungal Genet Biol 48(9): 886-895.
  9. Jimenez, C., Sacristan, C., Roncero, M. I. and Roncero, C. (2010). Amino acid divergence between the CHS domain contributes to the different intracellular behaviour of Family II fungal chitin synthases in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Fungal Genet Biol 47(12): 1034-1043.
  10. Ruiz-Roldan, M. C., Kohli, M., Roncero, M. I., Philippsen, P., Di Pietro, A. and Espeso, E. A. (2010). Nuclear dynamics during germination, conidiation, and hyphal fusion of Fusarium oxysporum. Eukaryot Cell 9(8): 1216-1224.
  11. Pareja-Jaime, Y., Martin-Urdiroz, M., Roncero, M. I., Gonzalez-Reyes, J. A. and Roldan Mdel, C. (2010). Chitin synthase-deficient mutant of Fusarium oxysporum elicits tomato plant defence response and protects against wild-type infection. Mol Plant Pathol 11(4): 479-493.
  12. Martin-Urdiroz, M., Martinez-Rocha, A. L., Di Pietro, A., Martinez-del-Pozo, A. and Roncero, M. I. (2009). Differential toxicity of antifungal protein AFP against mutants of Fusarium oxysporum. Int Microbiol 12(2): 115-121.
  13. Lopez-Berges, M. S., A, D. I. P., Daboussi, M. J., Wahab, H. A., Vasnier, C., Roncero, M. I., Dufresne, M. and Hera, C. (2009). Identification of virulence genes in Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici by large-scale transposon tagging. Mol Plant Pathol 10(1): 95-107.
  14. Pietro, A. D., Roncero, M. I. G. and Ruiz-Roldán, M. C. (2009). From tools of survival to weapons of destruction: role of cell wall-degrading enzymes in plant infection. In: Deising, and Holger, B. (ed). Plant Relationships. The Mycota V:181- 200.
  15. Ruiz-Roldan, M. C., Garre, V., Guarro, J., Marine, M. and Roncero, M. I. (2008). Role of the white collar 1 photoreceptor in carotenogenesis, UV resistance, hydrophobicity, and virulence of Fusarium oxysporum. Eukaryot Cell 7(7): 1227-1230.
  16. Pareja-Jaime, Y., Roncero, M. I. and Ruiz-Roldan, M. C. (2008). Tomatinase from Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici is required for full virulence on tomato plants. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 21(6): 728-736.
  17. Canero, D. C. and Roncero, M. I. (2008). Influence of the chloride channel of Fusarium oxysporum on extracellular laccase activity and virulence on tomato plants. Microbiology 154(Pt 5): 1474-1481.
  18. Martinez-Rocha, A. L., Roncero, M. I., Lopez-Ramirez, A., Marine, M., Guarro, J., Martinez-Cadena, G. and Di Pietro, A. (2008). Rho1 has distinct functions in morphogenesis, cell wall biosynthesis and virulence of Fusarium oxysporum. Cell Microbiol 10(6): 1339-1351.
  19. Canero, D. C. and Roncero, M. I. (2008). Functional analyses of laccase genes from Fusarium oxysporum. Phytopathology 98(5): 509-518.
  20. Rocha, A. L., Di Pietro, A., Ruiz-Roldan, C. and Roncero, M. I. (2008). Ctf1, a transcriptional activator of cutinase and lipase genes in Fusarium oxysporum is dispensable for virulence. Mol Plant Pathol 9(3): 293-304. 
  21. Martin-Urdiroz, M., Roncero, M. I., Gonzalez-Reyes, J. A. and Ruiz-Roldan, C. (2008). ChsVb, a class VII chitin synthase involved in septation, is critical for pathogenicity in Fusarium oxysporum. Eukaryot Cell 7(1): 112-121.
  22. Calero-Nieto, F., Hera, C., Di Pietro, A., Orejas, M. and Roncero, M. I. (2008). Regulatory elements mediating expression of xylanase genes in Fusarium oxysporum. Fungal Genet Biol 45(1): 28-34.
  23. Ruiz-Roldan, C., Puerto-Galan, L., Roa, J., Castro, A., Di Pietro, A., Roncero, M. I. and Hera, C. (2008). The Fusarium oxysporum sti35 gene functions in thiamine biosynthesis and oxidative stress response. Fungal Genet Biol 45(1): 6-16.
  24. Cuomo, C. A., Guldener, U., Xu, J. R., Trail, F., Turgeon, B. G., Di Pietro, A., Walton, J. D., Ma, L. J., Baker, S. E., Rep, M., Adam, G., Antoniw, J., Baldwin, T., Calvo, S., Chang, Y. L., Decaprio, D., Gale, L. R., Gnerre, S., Goswami, R. S., Hammond-Kosack, K., Harris, L. J., Hilburn, K., Kennell, J. C., Kroken, S., Magnuson, J. K., Mannhaupt, G., Mauceli, E., Mewes, H. W., Mitterbauer, R., Muehlbauer, G., Munsterkotter, M., Nelson, D., O'Donnell, K., Ouellet, T., Qi, W., Quesneville, H., Roncero, M. I., Seong, K. Y., Tetko, I. V., Urban, M., Waalwijk, C., Ward, T. J., Yao, J., Birren, B. W. and Kistler, H. C. (2007). The Fusarium graminearum genome reveals a link between localized polymorphism and pathogen specialization. Science 317(5843): 1400-1402.
  25. Calero-Nieto, F., Di Pietro, A., Roncero, M. I. and Hera, C. (2007). Role of the transcriptional activator xlnR of Fusarium oxysporum in regulation of xylanase genes and virulence. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 20(8): 977-985.
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