Dr. Alberto Mendoza

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Scientific Publications

Refereed articles in scientific journals


  1. 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. Naturwissenschaften101:819–830

  2. 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


  3. 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
  4. Wisniewski-Dyé, 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


  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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


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


  10. 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.

  11. García, J.G., Mendoza, A. and Mayek-Pérez, N., 2006. Efecto de Azospirillum brasilense en el rendimiento del maíz en el norte de Tamaulipas. Universidad y Ciencia Trópico Húmedo. (aceptado).

  12. Mendoza A. , Fernández S., Cruz, M.A., Rodríguez-Perez, M.A., Reséndez-Pérez, D., Barrera-Saldaña, H.A., 2006 Detection of genetically modified maize food products by the polymerase chain reaction. Ciencia y Tecnologia Alimentaria. 5: 175-181


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

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


  15. 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


  16. Mendoza, A. ,Salazar, C., Alvarado, O., Cruz, M.A. and Barrera, H., 2003. Diferenciación molecular de razas severas y débiles de aislamientos del Virus de la Tristeza de los Cítricos en México. Revista Fitotecnia Mexicana 26: 223-230.


  17. Castillo, A., Taboada, E., Mendoza, A., Valderrama, B., Encarnación, S. and Mora, J., 2000. Role of GOGAT in carbon and nitrogen partitioning in Rhizobium etli. Microbiology 146: 1627–1637


  18. 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


  19. Mendoza, A. , Leija, A., Hernández, 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.


  20. 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

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


  22. Mendoza, H.A. y Téliz, 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. Encarnación, 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., Hernámdez, 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. György 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 Fijación de Nitrógeno, UNAM. Cuernavaca, Morelos. Vol 1: 172:174.

  9. Barrera,H. A. and Mendoza, A. , 2005. Aplicaciones de la genética en el noreste de México. En: La tecnología en México. Editores. Cañedo L. Y Aguirre O. Ed. LIMUSA. 89-100.

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