María I. Zanor
  • Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Rosario (IBR-CONICET-UNR), Argentina
Research fields
  • Plant science
Personal information


Dr., Faculty of Biochemistry and Pharmacy-National University of Rosario, Argentina, 2001

Current position

Researcher- Professor Biochemistry, Metabolism and Signaling, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology Rosario- Faculty of Biochemistry and Pharmacy-National University of Rosario , Argentina


  1. Scarpeci, T. E., Frea, V. S., Zanor, M. I. and Valle, E. M. (2017). Overexpression of AtERF019 delays plant growth and senescence, and improves drought tolerance in Arabidopsis. J Exp Bot 68(3): 673-685.
  2. López, M. G., Zanor, M. I., Pratta, G. R., Stegmayer, G., Boggio, S. B., Conte, M., Bermudez, L., Coluccio Leskow, C., Rodríguez, G. R., Picardi, L. A., Zorzoli, R., Fernie, A. R., Milone, D., Asís, R., Valle, E. M. and Carrari, F. (2015). Metabolic analyses of interspecific tomato recombinant inbred lines for fruit quality improvement. Metabolomics. 
  3. Gomez-Casati, D. F., Zanor, M. I. and Busi, M. V. (2013). Metabolomics in plants and humans: applications in the prevention and diagnosis of diseases. Biomed Res Int 2013: 792527.
  4. Scarpeci, T. E., Zanor, M. I., Mueller-Roeber, B. and Valle, E. M. (2013). Overexpression of AtWRKY30 enhances abiotic stress tolerance during early growth stages in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Mol Biol 83(3): 265-277.
  5. Mehrnia, M., Balazadeh, S., Zanor, M. I. and Mueller-Roeber, B. (2013). EBE, an AP2/ERF transcription factor highly expressed in proliferating cells, affects shoot architecture in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol 162(2): 842-857.
  6. Wu, A., Allu, A. D., Garapati, P., Siddiqui, H., Dortay, H., Zanor, M. I., Asensi-Fabado, M. A., Munne-Bosch, S., Antonio, C., Tohge, T., Fernie, A. R., Kaufmann, K., Xue, G. P., Mueller-Roeber, B. and Balazadeh, S. (2012). JUNGBRUNNEN1, a reactive oxygen species-responsive NAC transcription factor, regulates longevity in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 24(2): 482-506.
  7. Osorio, S., Alba, R., Damasceno, C. M., Lopez-Casado, G., Lohse, M., Zanor, M. I., Tohge, T., Usadel, B., Rose, J. K., Fei, Z., Giovannoni, J. J. and Fernie, A. R. (2011). Systems biology of tomato fruit development: combined transcript, protein, and metabolite analysis of tomato transcription factor (nor, rin) and ethylene receptor (Nr) mutants reveals novel regulatory interactions. Plant Physiol 157(1): 405-425.
  8. Balazadeh, S., Kwasniewski, M., Caldana, C., Mehrnia, M., Zanor, M. I., Xue, G. P. and Mueller-Roeber, B. (2011). ORS1, an H(2)O(2)-responsive NAC transcription factor, controls senescence in Arabidopsis thaliana. Mol Plant 4(2): 346-360.
  9. Balazadeh, S., Siddiqui, H., Allu, A. D., Matallana-Ramirez, L. P., Caldana, C., Mehrnia, M., Zanor, M., Köhler, B. and Mueller-Roeber, B. (2010). A gene regulatory network controlled by the NAC transcription factor ANAC092/AtNAC2/ORE1 during salt-promoted senescence. Plant J 62: 250-264.
  10. Zanor, M. I., Osorio, S., Nunes-Nesi, A., Carrari, F., Lohse, M., Usadel, B., Kuhn, C., Bleiss, W., Giavalisco, P., Willmitzer, L., Sulpice, R., Zhou, Y. H. and Fernie, A. R. (2009). RNA interference of LIN5 in tomato confirms its role in controlling Brix content, uncovers the influence of sugars on the levels of fruit hormones, and demonstrates the importance of sucrose cleavage for normal fruit development and fertility. Plant Physiol 150(3): 1204-1218.
  11. Zanor, M. I., Rambla, J. L., Chaib, J., Steppa, A., Medina, A., Granell, A., Fernie, A. R. and Causse, M. (2009). Metabolic characterization of loci affecting sensory attributes in tomato allows an assessment of the influence of the levels of primary metabolites and volatile organic contents. J Exp Bot 60(7): 2139-2154.
  12. Skirycz, A., Radziejwoski, A., Busch, W., Hannah, M. A., Czeszejko, J., Kwasniewski, M., Zanor, M. I., Lohmann, J. U., De Veylder, L., Witt, I. and Mueller-Roeber, B. (2008). The DOF transcription factor OBP1 is involved in cell cycle regulation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant J 56(5): 779-792.
  13. Scarpeci, T. E., Zanor, M. I. and Valle, E. M. (2008). Investigating the role of plant heat shock proteins during oxidative stress. Plant Signal Behav 3(10): 856-857.
  14. Falkenberg, B., Witt, I., Zanor, M. I., Steinhauser, D., Mueller-Roeber, B., Hesse, H. and Hoefgen, R. (2008). Transcription factors relevant to auxin signalling coordinate broad-spectrum metabolic shifts including sulphur metabolism. J Exp Bot 59(10): 2831-2846.
  15. 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.
  16. Scarpeci, T. E., Zanor, M. I., Carrillo, N., Mueller-Roeber, B. and Valle, E. M. (2008). Generation of superoxide anion in chloroplasts of Arabidopsis thaliana during active photosynthesis: a focus on rapidly induced genes. Plant Mol Biol 66(4): 361-378.
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