Raul O. Pedraza

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  1. Delaporte-Quintana, P., Grillo-Puertas, M., Lovaisa, N.C., Rapisarda, V.A., Teixeira, K.R., and Pedraza, R.O. 2016. Solubilización de diferentes fuentes de fosfatos insolubles por Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus. Revista Agronómica del Noroeste Argentino. 36(1): 33-35..


  2. Banegas, N., Albanesi, A.S., Pedraza, R.O., and Dos Santos, D.A. 2015. Non-linear dynamics of litter decomposition under different grazing management regimes. Plant and soil. 393(1-2): 47-56. DOI 10.1007/s11104-015-2472-y.

  3. Jijon-Moreno, S., Marcos-Jimenez, C., Pedraza, R.O., Ramirez-Mata, A., de Salamone, I.G., Fernandez-Scavino, A., Vazquez-Hernandez, C.A., Soto-Urzua, L., and Baca, B.E. 2015. The ipdC, hisC1 and hisC2 genes involved in indole-3-acetic production used as alternative phylogenetic markers in Azospirillum brasilense. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. 107(6): 1501-1517. DOI 10.1007/s10482-015-0444-0.


  4. Guerrero-Molina, M.F., Lovaisa, N.C., Salazar, S.M., Martinez-Zamora, M.G., Diaz-Ricci, J.C., and Pedraza, R.O. 2014. Physiological, structural and molecular traits activated in strawberry plants after inoculation with the plant growth-promoting bacterium Azospirillum brasilense REC3. Plant Biology. 17(3): 766-773. doi:10.1111/plb.12270 .

  5. Guerrero-Molina, M.F., Lovaisa, N.C., Salazar, S.M., Diaz-Ricci, J.C., and Pedraza, R.O. 2014. Elemental composition of strawberry plants inoculated with the plant growth-promoting bacterium Azospirillum brasilense REC3, assessed with scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray analysis. Plant Biology. 16: 726-731.

  6. Baldani, J. I., Videira, S. S., Teixeira, K. R.. Reis, V. M., Martinez de Olivera, A. L., Schwab, S., Maltempi de Souza, E., Pedraza, R., Divan Baldani, V. L. and Hartmann, A. 2014. The Family Rhodospirillaceae In: The Prokaryotes-Alphaproteobacteria and Betaproteobacteria. E. Rosenberg et al. (eds.), Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, Chapter 22. pp. 533-618.


  7. Pedraza, R. O., Guerrero-Molina, M. F., Lovaisa, N. C., Delaporte Quintana, P., Ragout, A. L., Salazar, S. M. and Diaz-Ricci, J. C. 2013. Azospirillum brasilense en el cultivo de frutilla en Tucumán, Argentina: del laboratorio al campo. In: Microbiología Agrícola - Un aporte de la investigación argentina. Albanesi, A. (Edi), Magna Publicaciones, Santiago del Estero; 2a Edicion. pp. 401 - 418.

  8. Banegas, N. R., Albanesia, A. S. and Pedraza, R. O. 2013. Parámetros biológicos y bioquímicos de suelo en sistemas bovinos pastoriles de la Llanura Deprimida Salina de Tucumán. In: Microbiología Agrícola - Un aporte de la investigación argentina. Albanesi, A. (Edi), Magna Publicaciones, Santiago del Estero; 2a Edicion pp. 49-63.

  9. Scavino, A. F., and Pedraza, R. O. 2013. The role of siderophores in plant growth-promoting bacteria. In: Bacteria in Agrobiology: Crop Productivity. pp. 265-285. Springer Berlin Heidelberg.


  10. Salazar, S.M., Lovaisa, N. C., Guerrero-Molina, M. F., Ragout, A.L., Kirschbaum, D. S., Diaz-Ricci, J.C. and Pedraza, R.O. 2012. Fruit yield of strawberry plants inoculated with Azospirillum brasilense RLC1 and REC3 under field conditions. Revista agronomica del Noroeste Argentino. 32: 63-66.

  11. Pedraza, R.O. and Diaz-Ricci, J.C. 2012 A survey of denitrifying Azospirillum brasilense in two contrasted conditions of the sugarcane cropping region of Tucumán, Argentina. Revista agronomica del Noroeste Argentino. 32: 23-29.


  12. Tortora, M.L., Diaz-Ricci, J.C. and Pedraza, R.O. 2011. Azospirillum brasilense siderophores with antifungal activity against Colletotrichum acutatum. Archives of Microbiology 193: 275-286

  13. Guerrero-Molina, M.F., Winik, B. C. and Pedraza, R. O. 2011. More than rhizosphere colonization of strawberry plants by Azospirillum brasilense. Applied Soil Ecology doi:10.1016/j.apsoil.2011.10.011

  14. Massena-Reis, V., Teixeira, K. R. and Pedraza, R. O. 2011. What is expected from the genus Azospirillum as a plantGrowth-Promoting Bacteria? In: Bacteria in Agrobiology: Plant Growth Responses.. Chapter: 6. Ed.: D.K. Maheshwari. Springer Berlin Heidelberg pp: 123-138

  15. Tortora, M.L., Diaz-Ricci, J. C. and Pedraza, R. O. 2011. Protection of strawberry plants (Fragaria ananassa Duch.) against anthracnose disease induced by Azospirillum brasilense Plant and Soil DOI: 10.1007/s11104-011-0916-6


  16. Pedraza, R. O., Teixeira, K.R.S., Scavino, A. F., de Salamone, I. G., Baca, B. E., Azcón, R., Baldani, V.L.D. and Bonilla, R. 2010. Microorganismos que mejoran el crecimiento de las plantas y la calidad de los suelos. Revisión. Corpoica Ciencia y Tecnolologia Agropecuaria 11: 155-164

  17. Ries, V. M., Pedraza, R. O., Teixeira, K. R. dos S. 2010. O gênero Azospirillum: diversidade e relação filogenética das espécies. Seropédica: Embrapa Agrobiologia. pp. 20


  18. Pedraza, R.o., Motok, J., Salazar, S. M., Ragout, A. L., Mentel, M. I., Tortora, M. L., Guerrero-Molina, M. F., Winik, B. C. and Díaz-Ricci, J. C. 2009. Growth-promotion of strawberry plants inoculated with Azospirillum brasilense. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 26: 265-272

  19. Pedraza, R.O., Bellone, C.H., Bellone, S.C., Boa Sorte, P.M.F. and Teixeira, K.R.S. 2009. Azospirillum inoculation and nitrogen fertilization effect on grain yield and on the diversity of endophytic bacteria in the phyllosphere of rice rainfed crop. European Journal of Soil Biology 45: 36-43.

  20. Winik, B. C., Guerrero, M. F., Pedraza, R. O. 2009. Colonization of strawberry (Fragaria ananassa) plant tissues by Azospirillum brasilense. Acta Microbiologica 18: 675-676

  21. Pedraza, R. O., Mentel, M. I., Ragout, A. L., Xiqui, Ma. L., Segundo, D. Ma. and Baca, B. E. 2009. Plant growth-promoting bacteria: the role of chemotaxis in the association Azospirillum brasilense-plant. In: "Chemotaxis: Types, Clinical Significance, and Mathematical Models". Frank Columbus, Editor. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. USA. Chap 2. pp 1-31 New York USA. ISBN: 978-1-61728-495


  22. Pedraza, R. O. 2008. Recent advances in nitrogen-fixing acetic acid bacteria. International Journal of Food Microbiology 125: 25-35.


  23. Pedraza, R.O., Motok, J., Totora, M.L., Salazar, S.M., and Díaz Ricci, J.C. 2007. Natural occurrence of Azospirillum brasilense in strawberry plants. Plant and Soil 295: 169-178.


  24. Pedraza, R.O., Ramírez-Mata, A., Xiqui, M.L. and Baca, B.E. 2004. Aromatic amino acid aminotransferase activity and indole-3-acetic acid production by associative nitrogen-fixing bacteria. FEMS Microbiology Letters 233: 15-21.

  25. Pedraza, R.O. and Díaz Ricci, J.C. 2004. A Simple Method for Obtaining DNA Suitable for RAPD Analysis From Azospirillum. In: Environmental Microbiology, Methods and Protocols. Spencer, J.F.T. and Ragout de Spencer, A.L. (Eds.). Humana Press, N.J., USA. 15: 151-157.


  26. Pedraza, R.O. and Díaz Ricci, J.C. 2003. Genetic stability of Azospirillum brasilense after passing through the interior of sugarcane roots. Symbiosis 34: 69-83.


  27. Pedraza, R.O. and Díaz Ricci, J.C. 2002. In-well lysis technique reveals two new megaplasmids of 103.0 and 212. 6 MDa in the multiple plasmid-containing strain V517 of Escherichia coli. Letters in Applied Microbiology 34: 130-133.


  28. Pedraza, R.O., Roncedo, S.C., Bellone, S.C. de, Bellone, C.H. and Perez, H.E. 2001. Diferenciacion de rizobios nativos que nodulan cuatro leguminosas forrajeras en Tucuman, Argentina. Ciencia del Suelo 19: 79-81.


  29. Ramallo, J., Pedraza, R.O. and Ploper, L.D. 2000. Reacción en cadena de la polimerasa (PCR): otra alternativa en el diagnóstico de fitopatógenos. Avance Agroindustrial 21: 25-28.

  30. Pedraza, R.O. and Díaz Ricci, J.C. 2000. Azospirillum amazonense: su presencia en el área cañera de la provincia de Tucumán. Revista Argentina de Microbiologia 32: 199-201.


  31. Bellone, C.H., Bellone, S.C. de, Pedraza, R.O. and Monzon, A. 1997. Cell colonization and infection thread formation in sugar cane roots by Acetobacter diazotrophicus. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 29: 965-967.


  32. Pedraza, R.O. and Bellone, C.H. 1996. Azospirillum spp. in sugar cane roots. In: Comunicaciones Biológicas. 5: 275.


  33. Bellone, C.H., Bellone, S.C. de, and Pedraza, R.O. 1995. Chitinase Expression in Strawberry Root Colonized by Azospirillum brasilense and V.A. Mycorrhiza. In: Azospirillum VI and Related Microorganisms, I. Fendrik, M. del Gallo, J. Vanderleyden and M. de Zamaroczy (Eds.). Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 3-540-60107-4. pp. 161-165.


  34. Pedraza, R.O. and Bellone, C.H. 1993. Mycorrhizas in Prickly Pear (Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Miller). In: Comunicaciones Biológicas 2: 255.

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