Alberto Mendoza

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Publications in scientific journals


  1. Vital-Lopez, L., Cruz-Hernandez, M.A., Fernandez-Davila, S., and Mendoza-Herrera, A. 2016. Bacterial diversity in the rhizosphere of a transgenic versus a conventional maize. Phyton. 85: 210-217.

  2. Valderrama, B., Paredes-Valdez, G., Rodriguez R., Romero-Guido, C., Martínez, F., Martinez-Romero, J., Guerrero-Galvan, S., Mendoza-Herrera, A., and Folch-Mallol, J.L. 2016. Assessment of non-cultured aquatic fungal diversity from different habitats in Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad. 87: 18-28. doi: 10.1016/j.rmb.2016.01.013.


  3. Persson, T., Battenberg, K., Demina I. V., Vigil-Stenman, T., Vanden Heuvel, B., Pujic P., Facciotti, M.T., Wilbanks, E.G., O’Brien A., Fournier, P., Cruz Hernandez, M. A., Mendoza Herrera, A., Medigue, C., Normand P., Pawlowski K., Berry A.M. 2015. Candidatus Frankia Datiscae DG1, the Actinobacterial Microsymbiont of Datisca Glomerata, Expresses the Canonical NOD genes NODABC in Symbiosis with its Host Plant. Plos One. 10:1-33. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0127630.

  4. Vital Lopez L., Cruz Hernandez M. A., Fernandez Davila S. and Mendoza Herrera A. 2015. Diversidad Bacteriana en Raíces de Maíz Hibrido Convencional y Genéticamente Modificado. Phyton. 84: 233-243.


  5. Leyva, L.A., Bashan Y., Mendoza, A., and de-Bashan, L.E. 2014. Accumulation of fatty acids in Chlorella vulgaris under heterotrophic conditions in relation to activity of acetyl-CoA carboxylase, temperature, and co-immobilization with Azospirillum brasilense. Naturwissenschaften. 101:819-830. doi: 10.1007/s00114-014-1223-x

  6. Choix, F.J., Bashan, Y., Mendoza, A., and de-Bashan, L.E. 2014. Enhanced activity of ADP glucose pyrophosphorylase and formation of starch induced by Azospirillum brasilense in Chlorella vulgaris. Journal of Biotechnology 177: 22-34. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2014.02.014


  7. Frias Gonzalez S.E., Angeles Angiano E., Mendoza Herrera A., Escutia Calzada D., ans Ordos Pichardo C. 2013. Cytotoxic, Pro-Apoptotic, Pro-Oxidant and non- Genotoxic Activities of a novel copper (II) complex against human cervical cancer. Toxicology. 314: 155-165. doi: 10.1016/j.tox.2013.08.018


  8. Lopez B.R., Tinoco-Ojanguren C., Bacilio M., Mendoza A., and Bashan, Y. 2012. Endophytic Bacteria of the Rock-Dwelling Cactus Mammillaria Fraileana affect plant Growth and Mobilization of Elements. Environmental and Experimental Botany. 81: 26-36. doi: 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2012.02.014

  9. Garcia-Olivares, J. G., Mendoza, A., and Mayek-Perez, N., 2012. Effect of Azospirillum brasilense on maize yield in northern Tamaulipas, Mexico. Universidad y Ciencia 28: 79-84.

  10. Wisniewski-Dye, F., Lozano, L., Acosta-Cruz, E., Borland, S., Drogue, B., Prigent-Combaret, C., Rouy, Z., Barde V., Mendoza, A., Gonzalez, V. and Mavingui, P. 2012. Genome sequence of Azospirillum brasilense CBG497 and comparative analyses of Azospirillum core and accessory genomes provide insight into niche adaptation. Genes 3: 576-602. doi: 10.3390/genes3040576


  11. Perez-Castaneda, L.M., Cruz Hernandez, M.A. and Mendoza, A. 2011. Genetic variability of non-typical Azospirillum brasilense isolates by PCR-RFLP analysis of 16S ribosomal DNA. Phyton 80: 27-34

  12. Estrada de los Santos, P., Vacaseydel-Aceves, N. B., Martines-Aguilar, L., Cruz-Hernandez, M. A., Mendoza, A. and Caballero-Mellado J. 2011 Cupriavidus and Burkholderia species associated with agrucultural plants that grow in alkaline soils. The Journal of Microbiology 49: 867-876. doi: 10.1007/s12275-011-1127-9

  13. Berry, A.M., Mendoza, A., Guo, Y.-Y., Hayashi, J., Persson, T., Barabote, R., Demchenko, K., Zhang, S. and Pawlowski, K. 2011 New perspectives on nodule nitrogen assimilation in actinorhizal symbioses. Functional Plant Biology 38: 645-652. doi: 10.1071/fp11095

  14. Bautista, G.H.H., Cruz, H.A., Nesme, X., Valdes, M., Mendoza, A., and Fernandez, M. P. 2011 Genomospecies identification and phylogenomic relevance of AFLP analysis of isolated and non-isolated strains of Frankia spp. Systematic and Applied Microbiology. 34: 200-206. doi: 10.1016/j.syapm.2010.10.004


  15. Quiroz-Velásquez J.D.C., Pena del Río M.A., Cruz Hernández M.A., Fernandez Davila S., Gonzalez-Paz, M., and Mendoza, A. 2008. Secuencia completa del genoma de un aislamiento severo del virus de la tristeza de los cítricos de Tamaulipas. Revista Fitotecnia Mexicana. 31: 95-104.


  16. Garcia-Olivares, J.G., Moreno-Medina, V.R., Rodriguez-Luna, I. C., Mendoza, A. and Mayek-Perez, N., 2007 Efecto de cepas de Azospirillum brasilense en el crecimiento y rendimiento de grano del maiz. Revista Fitotecnia Mexicana. 30:305-310.


  17. Garcia J.G., Moreno-Medina, V.R., Rodriguez-Luna, I.C., Mendoza-Herrera. A., and Mayek-Perez, N. 2006. Biofertilizacion con Azospirillum brasilense en sorgo en el norte de Mexico. Agricultura Tecnica de Mexico 32: 135-141.

  18. Rodriguez, H., Mendoza, A., Cruz, M.A., Holguin, G., Glick B.R., and Bashan, Y. 2006. Pleiotropic physiological effects in the plant growth-promoting bacterium Azospirillum brasilense following chromosomal labeling in the clpX gene. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 57: 217-225. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2006.00111.x.

  19. Mendoza A., Fernandez S., Cruz, M.A., Rodriguez-Perez, M.A., Resendez-Perez, D., Barrera-Saldana, H.A., 2006 Detection of genetically modified maize food products by the polymerase chain reaction. Ciencia y Tecnologia Alimentaria. 5: 175-181. doi: 10.1080/11358120609487689


  20. Acosta, E., Cruz. M. A., Valdes, M. and Mendoza, A. , 2005. Genome diversity of Frankia strains from differents origins and host plants by AFLP analysis. Simbiosis 39: 97-103.

  21. Mendoza, A., Salazar, C., Alvarado, O., Cruz, M.A. and Barrera, H., 2005. Caracterizacion molecular de razas severas y debiles del Virus de la tristeza de los citricos. Ciencia UANL. 8: 250-258.


  22. Rodriguez-Perez, M.A., Lilley, B.G., Dominguez-Vazquez, A., Segura-Arenas, R., Lizarazo-Ortega, C., Mendoza A., Reyes-Villanueva, F. and Unnasch, T.R., 2004. Polymerase chain reaction monitoring of transmission of Onchocerca volvulus in two endemic states in Mexico. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene 70: 38-45


  23. Mendoza, A. ,Salazar, C., Alvarado, O., Cruz, M.A. and Barrera, H., 2003. Diferenciacion molecular de razas severas y debiles de aislamientos del Virus de la Tristeza de los Citricos en Mexico. Revista Fitotecnia Mexicana 26: 223-230.


  24. Castillo, A., Taboada, E., Mendoza, A., Valderrama, B., Encarnacion, S. and Mora, J., 2000. Role of GOGAT in carbon and nitrogen partitioning in Rhizobium etli. Microbiology. 146: 1627-1637. doi: 10.1099/00221287-146-7-1627


  25. Mendoza, A. , Valderrama, B., Leija, A. and Mora, J., 1998. NifA-dependent Expression of glutamate dehydrogenase in Rhizobium etli modifies Nitrogen partitioning during symbiosis. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 11: 83-90. doi: 10.1094/mpmi.1998.11.2.83


  26. Mendoza, A. , Leija, A., Hernandez, G. and Mora, J., 1995. The enhancement of ammonium assimilation in Rhizobium etli prevents nodulation of Phaseolus vulgaris. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 8: 584-592. doi: 10.1094/mpmi-8-0584


  27. Mendoza, H.A. and Paulin, J.P., 1990. Possible role of naturally occuring non aggressive isolates of Erwinia amylovora in the epidemiology of fireblight. Acta Horticulturae. 273: 254-254. doi: 10.17660/actahortic.1990.273.37

  28. Mendoza, H.A. and Paulin, J.P., 1990. Heterogeneity of virulence in natural populations of Erwinia amylovora. Acta Horticulturae 273: 479-481.


  29. Mendoza, H.A. y Taliz, O.D., 1986. Behavior of Erwinia amylovora on low chilling pears, in Morelos, Mexico. Acta Hoticulturae 217: 145-148.

    Chapters in books

  1. Mendoza, A., and Cruz-Hernandez, Ma. A. 2012 Empleo de Azospirillum como biofertilizante In: Introduccion al uso y manejo de los biofertilizantes en la agricultura. Aguado-Santacruz, G. A. Ed. INIFAP/SAGARPA. Mexico. Chapter 7, pp. 171

  2. Mendoza, A. , Hernandez, G. and Mora, J. 1992. The effect of the expression of ammonium assimilation enzymes in Rhizobium affects nodulation. En: New Horizonts in Nitrogen Fixation. Palacios, R., Mora, J. and Newton, W. (Eds.). Kluner Academic Publisshers, Dordrecht, Holanda. p.244.

  3. Salgado, M., Mora, Y., Leija, A., Mendoza, A. and Mora,J. 1992. Cloning of the Poly-_ Hydroxybutyrate genes in R. tropici and their effect during symbiosis. En: New Horizonts in Nitrogen Fixation. Palacios, R., Mora, J. and Newton, W.(Eds.). Kluner Academic Publisshers, Dordrecht, Holanda.p. 258.

  4. Encarnacion, S. Salgado, M., Mora, Y., Leija, A., Mendoza, A. and Mora,J. 1992. Carbon and Nitrogen Metabolism in Rhizobium. En: New Horizonts in Nitrogen Fixation. Palacios, R., Mora, J. and Newton, W. (Eds.). Kluner Academic Publisshers, Dordrecht, Holanda.

  5. Mendoza, A., Reyes, J., Castillo, A., Leija, A., Hernamdez, G. and Mora, J. 1994. The expression of GDH in Rhizobium (R. etli and R. meliloti): The substitution of the GS-GOGAT ammonium assimilation pathway by the GDH-GS pathway. En: Proceedings of the 1st European Nitrogen Fiaxtion Conference. Gyargy B. Kiss and Gabriella Endre (Eds.). Officina Press, Szeged, Hungary. p.296. p. 513.

  6. Mendoza, A. , Valderrama, B., Leija, A., Peralta, H. and Mora, J. 1997. Changes in distribution of fixed nitrogen by timing the ammonium assimilation and the overproduction of nitrogenase in Rhizobium etli. En: Biological Nitrogen Fixation for the 21st Century. C. Elmerich , A. Kondorosi, and Newton, W. (Eds.). Kluner. Academic Publisshers, Dordrecht, Holanda. P. 154.

  7. Burgos, P., Peralta, H., Mendoza, A. , Mora, Y. and Mora, J. 1997. Characterization of high nitrogen fixing Central American Rhizobia strains. En: Biological Nitrogen Fixation for the 21st Century. C. Elmerich , A. Kondorosi, and Newton, W. (Eds.). Kluner. Academic Publisshers, Dordrecht, Holanda. P. 268.

  8. Mendoza, A. , Cruz, A., Lugo, B. and Barrera, H. Symbiotic Behavior of Azospirillum brasilense strian in a semi-arid zone. XX Anniversary, Centro de Fijacion de Nitrogeno, UNAM. Cuernavaca, Morelos. Vol 1: 172:174.

  9. Barrera,H. A. and Mendoza, A. , 2005. Aplicaciones de la genetica en el noreste de Mexico. En: La tecnologia en Mexico. Editores. Canedo L. Y Aguirre O. Ed. LIMUSA. 89-100.

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