Catharina Merchante
  • Instituto de Hortofruticultura Subtropical y Mediterranea (IHSM)-UMA-CSIC, Departamento de Biología Molecular y Bioquímica, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Research fields
  • Plant science
Personal information


Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of Málaga (Spain), 2010.

Current position

Postdoctoral Associate in the  Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of Málaga (Spain)


  1. Hu, Q., Merchante, C., Stepanova, A. N., Alonso, J. M. and Heber, S. (2016). Genome-Wide Search for Translated Upstream Open Reading Frames in Arabidopsis Thaliana. IEEE Trans Nanobioscience 15(2): 148-157.

  2. Merchante, C., Brumos, J., Yun, J., Hu, Q., Spencer, K. R., Enriquez, P., Binder, B. M., Heber, S., Stepanova, A. N. and Alonso, J. M. (2015). Gene-specific translation regulation mediated by the hormone-signaling molecule EIN2. Cell 163(3): 684-697.

  3. Hu, Q., Merchante, C. Stepanova, A. N., Alonso, J. M. and Heber, S. (2015). A Stacking-Based Approach to Identify Translated Upstream Open Reading Frames in Arabidopsis thaliana. Bioinformatics Research and Application. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 9096: 138 - 149.

  4. Merchante, C., Vallarino, J. G., Osorio, S., Araguez, I., Villarreal, N., Ariza, M. T., Martinez, G. A., Medina-Escobar, N., Civello, M. P., Fernie, A. R., Botella, M. A. and Valpuesta, V. (2013). Ethylene is involved in strawberry fruit ripening in an organ-specific manner. J Exp Bot 64(14): 4421-4439.

  5. Merchante, C., Alonso, J. M. and Stepanova, A. N. (2013). Ethylene signaling: simple ligand, complex regulation. Curr Opin Plant Biol 16(5): 554-560.

  6. Bombarely, A., Merchante, C., Csukasi, F., Cruz-Rus, E., Caballero, J. L., Medina-Escobar, N., Blanco-Portales, R., Botella, M. A., Munoz-Blanco, J., Sanchez-Sevilla, J. F. and Valpuesta, V. (2010). Generation and analysis of ESTs from strawberry (Fragaria xananassa) fruits and evaluation of their utility in genetic and molecular studies. BMC Genomics 11: 503.

  7. Merchante, C., Csukasi, F. and Valpuesta, V. (2010). Agricultural Biotechnology. In: Gonzalez-Fontes, A., Garate, A. and Bonilla, I. (eds). Agricultural Sciences:Topics in Modern Agriculture. pp. 371 - 394.

  8. Csukasi, F., Merchante, C. and Valpuesta, V. (2009). Modification of plant hormone levels and signaling as a tool in plant biotechnology. Biotechnol J 4(9): 1293-1304.

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