Esperanza Martinez Romero

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Peer-Reviewed Publications


  1. Ormeño-Orrillo, E., Servín-Garcidueñas, L. E., Rogel, M. A., González, V., Peralta, H., Mora, J., Martínez-Romero, J. and Martínez-Romero, E. 2015 Taxonomy of rhizobia and agrobacteria from the Rhizobiaceae family in light of genomics. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 38: 287-291

  2. Garza-Ramos, U., Silva-Sánchez, J., Martínez-Romero, E., Tinoco, P., Pina-Gonzales, M., Barrios, H., Martinez-Barnetche, J., Gomes-barreto, R. E. and Tellez-Sosa, J. 2015 Development of a Multiplex-PCR probe system for the proper identification of Klebsiella variicola. BMC Microbiology 15: 64-78

  3. Martínez-Cano, D. J., Reyes-Prieto, M., Martínez-Romero, E., Partida-Martínez, L. P., Latorre, A., Moya, A., and Delaye, L. 2015 Evolution of small prokaryotic genomes. Frontiers in Microbiology 5: 1-23


  4. Servín-Garcidueñas, L. E., and Martínez-Romero, E. 2014 Draft genome sequence of the Sulfolobales archaeon AZ1, obtained through metagenomic analysis of a Mexican hot spring. Genome announcements 2: e00164-14

  5. Servín-Garcidueñas, L. E., Sánchez-Quinto, A., and Martínez-Romero, E. 2014 Draft genome sequence of Commensalibacter papalotli MX01, a symbiont identified from the guts of overwintering monarch butterflies. Genome announcements 2: e00128-14

  6. Rosas-Pérez, T., Rosenblueth, M., Rincón-Rosales, R., Mora, J., and Martínez-Romero, E. 2014 Genome sequence of “Candidatus Walczuchella monophlebidarum” the flavobacterial endosymbiont of Llaveia axin axin (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Monophlebidae). Genome Biology and Evolution 6: 714-726

  7. Dall’Agnol, R. F., Ribeiro, R. A., Delamuta, J. R. M., Ormeño-Orrillo, E., Rogel, M. A., Andrade, D. S., Martínez-Romero, E. and Hungria, M. 2014 Rhizobium paranaense sp. nov., an effective N2-fixing symbiont of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) with broad geographical distribution in Brazil. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 64: 3222-3229

  8. Siqueira, A. F., Ormeño-Orrillo, E., Souza, R. C., Rodrigues, E. P., Almeida, L. G. P., Barcellos, F. G., Silvia Batista, J. S., Shigueyoshi-Nakatani, A., Martínez-Romero, E., Ribeiro Vasconcelos, A. T. and Hungria, M. 2014 Comparative genomics of Bradyrhizobium japonicum CPAC 15 and Bradyrhizobium diazoefficiens CPAC 7: elite model strains for understanding symbiotic performance with soybean. BMC genomics 15: 420-440

  9. Dall’Agnol, R. F., Ribeiro, R. A., Ormeño-Orrillo, E., Rogel, M. A., Delamuta, J. R. M., Andrade, D. S., Martínez-Romero, E. and Hungria, M. 2013 Rhizobium freirei sp. nov., a symbiont of Phaseolus vulgaris that is very effective at fixing nitrogen. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 63: 4167-417

  10. Althabegoiti, M. J., Ormeño-Orrillo, E., Lozano, L., Tejerizo, G. T., Rogel, M. A., Mora, J., and Martínez-Romero, E. 2014 Characterization of Rhizobium grahamii extrachromosomal replicons and their transfer among rhizobia. BMC genomics 14: 6-33

  11. Servín-Garcidueñas, L. E., and Martínez-Romero, E. 2014 Complete mitochondrial genome recovered from the gut metagenome of overwintering monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus (L.)(Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae, Danainae). Mitochondrial DNA 25: 427-428


  12. Ramírez-Puebla, S. t., Servín-Garcidueñas, L. E., Jiménez-Marín, B., Bolaños, L. M., Rosenblueth, M., Martínez, J., Rogel, M. A., Ormeño-Orrillo, E. and Martínez-Romero, E. Gut and Root Microbiota Commonalities. Applied Environmental Microbiology 79: 2-9

  13. Ormeño-Orrillo, E. and Martínez-Romero, E. 2013 Phenotypic tests in Rhizobium species description: An opinion and (a sympatric speciation) hypothesis. Systematic and Applied Microbiology

  14. González-Paredes, Y., Alarcón, A., Ferrera-Cerrato, R., Almaraz, J. J., Martínez-Romero, E., Cruz-Sánchez, J. S. , Mendoza-López, M. R., Ormeño-Orrillo, E. 2013 Tolerance, growth and degradation of phenanthrene and benzo[a]pyrene by Rhizobium tropici CIAT 899 in liquid culture medium. Applied Soil Ecology 63: 105–111

  15. López-López, A., Negrete-Yankelevich, S., Rogela, M. A., Ormeño-Orrillo, E., Martínez, J. and Martínez-Romero, E. 2013 Native bradyrhizobia from Los Tuxtlas in Mexico are symbionts of Phaseolus lunatus (Lima bean). Systematic and Applied Microbiology 36: 33–38

  16. Delamuta, J. R. M., Ribeiro, R. A., Ormeño-Orrillo, E., Melo, I. S., Martínez-Romero, E., and Hungria, M. 2013 Polyphasic evidence supporting the reclassification of Bradyrhizobium japonicum group Ia strains as Bradyrhizobium diazoefficiens sp. nov. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 63: 3342-3351

  17. Navarro-Noya, Y. E., Martinez-Romero, E., and Hernandez-Rodriguez, C. 2013 Potential Plant-Growth-Promoting and Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria associated with pioneer plants growing on mine tailings. Molecular Microbial Ecology of the Rhizosphere Volume 1 and 2: 1003-1011

  18. Lopez-Guerrero, M. G., Ramirez, M. A., and Martinez-Romero, E. 2013 Rhizobial Genetic Repertoire to Inhabit Legume and Nonlegume Rhizospheres. Molecular Microbial Ecology of the Rhizosphere Volume 1 & 2: 495-500

  19. Rincón-Rosales, R., Villalobos-Escobedo, J. M., Rogel, M. A., Martinez, J., Ormeño-Orrillo, E., and Martínez-Romero, E. 2013 Rhizobium calliandrae sp. nov., Rhizobium mayense sp. nov. and Rhizobium jaguaris sp. nov., rhizobial species nodulating the medicinal legume Calliandra grandiflora. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 63: 3423-3429

  20. Ribeiro, R. A., Ormeno-Orrillo, E., Dall'Agnol, R. F., Graham, P. H., Martinez-Romero, E., and Hungria, M. 2013 Novel Rhizobium lineages isolated from root nodules of the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) in Andean and Mesoamerican areas. Research in Microbiology 164: 740-748

  21. Servín-Garcidueñas, L.E., Peng, X., Garrett, R.A. and Martínez-Romero, E. 2013. Genome sequence of a novel archaeal fusellovirus assembled from the metagenome of a Mexican hot spring. Genome Announcements 1: e00164-13. doi:10.1128/genomeA.00164-13

  22. Servín-Garcidueñas, L.E., Garrett, R.A., Amils, R. and Martínez-Romero, E. 2013. Genome sequence of the acidophilic bacterium Acidocella sp. strain MX-AZ02. Genome Announcements 1:e00041-12. doi:10.1128/genomeA.00041-12.

  23. López-López, A., Negrete-Yankelevich, S., Rogel, M. A., Ormeño-Orrillo, E., Martínez, J., and Martínez-Romero, E. 2013 Native bradyrhizobia from Los Tuxtlas in Mexico are symbionts of Phaseolus lunatus (Lima bean). Systematic and Applied Microbiology 36: 33-38

  24. Morales-Jiménez, J., de León, A. V. P., García-Domínguez, A., Martínez-Romero, E., Zúñiga, G., and Hernández-Rodríguez, C. 2013 Nitrogen-fixing and uricolytic bacteria associated with the gut of Dendroctonus rhizophagus and Dendroctonus valens (Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Microbial Ecology 66: 200-210

  25. Ormeño-Orrillo, E., Servín-Garcidueñas, L. E., Imperial, J., Rey, L., Ruiz-Argueso, T., and Martinez-Romero, E. 2013 Phylogenetic evidence of the transfer of nodZ and nolL genes from Bradyrhizobium to other rhizobia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 67: 626-630


  26. Rosenblueth, M., López-López, A., Martínez, J., Rogel, M. A., Toledo, I. and Martínez-Romero, E. 2012 Seed bacterial endophytes: common genera, seed-to-seed variability and their possible role in plants. Acta Horticulture 938: 39-48

  27. Ribeiro, R. A., Rogel, M. A., Lopez-Lopez, A., Ormeño-Orrillo, E., Gomes Barcellos, F., Martinez, J., Lopes Thompson, F., Martinez-Romero, E. and Hungria, M. 2012 Reclassification of Rhizobium tropici type A strains as Rhizobium leucaenae sp. nov. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 62: 1179–1184

  28. Lopez-Guerrero, M. G., Ormeño-Orrillo, E.,Acosta, J. L., Mendoza-Vargas, A., Rogel, M. A., Ramirez, M. A., Rosenblueth, M., Martinez-Romero, J. and Martinez-Romero, E. 2012 Rhizobial extrachromosomal replicon variability, stability and expression in natural niches. Plasmid 68: 149-158

  29. Fischer, D., Pfitzner, B., Schmid, M., SimOes-AraUjo, J. L., Reis, V. M., Pereira, W., Ormeño-Orrillo, E., Hai, B., Hofmann, A., Schloter, M., Martinez-Romero, E., Baldani, J. I. and Hartmann, A. 2012 Molecular characterisation of the diazotrophic bacterial community in uninoculated and inoculated field-grown sugarcane (Saccharum sp.). Plant and Soil 356: 83-99

  30. Navarro-Noya, Y. E., Hernandez-Mendoza, E., Morales-Jimenez, J., Jan-Roblero, J., Martinez-Romero, E., Hernandez-Rodriguez, C. 2012 Isolation and characterization of nitrogen fixing heterotrophic bacteria from the rhizosphere of pioneer plants growing on mine tailings. Applied Soil Ecology 62: 52-60

  31. Ormeño-Orrillo, E., Rogel-Hernandez, M. A., Chueire, O., Tiedje, J. M., MArtinez-Romero, E. and Hungria, M. 2012 Genome sequences of Burkholderia sp. strains CCGE510, a symbiont isolated from nodules of the endangered wild bean Journal of Bacteriology 194: 6310-6311

  32. Ormeño-Orrillo, E., Rogel-Hernandez, M. A., Chueire, O., Tiedje, J. M., Martinez-Romero, E. and Hungria, M. 2012 Genome sequences of Burkholderia sp. strains CCGE1002 and H160, isolated from legume nodules in Mexico and Brazil. Journal of Bacteriology 194: 6927

  33. Rosenblueth, M., Sayavedra, L., Samano-Sanchez, H., Roth, A. and Martinez-Romero, E. 2012 Evolutionary relationships of flavobacterial and enterobacterial endosymbionts with their scale insect hosts (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25: 2357-2368

  34. Servin-Garcidueñas, L. E. and Martínez-Romero, E. 2012 Complete mitochondrial and plastid genomes of the green microalga Trebouxiophyceae sp. strain MX-AZ01 isolated from a highly acidic geothermal lake. Eukariotic Cell 11: 1417-1418

  35. Lopez-Fuentes, E., Ruiz-Valdiviezo, V. M., Martinez-Romero, E., Gutierrez-Miceli, F. A., Dendooven, L. and Rincon-Rosales, R. 2012 Bacterial community in the roots and rhizosphere of Hypericum silenoides Juss. 1804. African Journal of Microbiology Research 6: 2704-2711

  36. Ormeño-Orrillo, E., Rogel-Hernandez, M. A., Lloret, L., Lopez-Lopez, A., Martinez, J., Barois, I. and Martinez-Romero, E. 2012 Change in land use alters the diversity and composition of Bradyrhizobium communities and led to the introduction of Rhizobium } etli into the tropical rain forest of Los Tuxtlas (Mexico). Microbial Ecology 63:822–834

  37. Ceccon, E., Almazo-Rogel, A., Martinez-Romero, E. and Toledo, I. 2012 The effect of inoculation of an indigenous bacteria on on the early growth of Acacia farnesiana in a degraded area. Cerne 18: 49-57


  38. Friesen, M. L., Porter, S. S., Stark, S. C., von Wettberg, E. J., Sachsy, J. L. and Martinez-Romero, E. 2011 Microbially mediated plant functional traits. Annual Review of Ecology Evolution and Systematics 42: 23-46

  39. Rosenblueth M., Martinez, J., Rogel, M.A. and Martinez-Romero, E. 2011 Environmental Mycobacteria: A threat to human health? DNA and Cell Biology 30: 633-640

  40. Pereira, P., Ibanez, F., Rosenblueth, M., Etcheverry, M. and Martinez-Romero, E. 2011 Analysis of the bacterial diversity associated with the roots of maize (Zea mays L.) through culture-dependent and culture-independent methods. ISRN Ecology doi:10.5402/2011/938546

  41. Fischer, D., Pfitzner, B., Schmid, M., Simoes-Araujo, J.L., Reis, M.V., Pereira, W., Ormeño-Orrillo, E., Hai, B., Hofmann, A., Schloter, M., Martinez-Romero, E., Baldani, J.I and Hartmann, A. 2011 Molecular characterisation of the diazotrophic bacterial community in uninoculated and inoculated field-grown sugarcane (Saccharum sp.). Plant and Soil DOI 10.1007/s11104-011-0812-0

  42. Rogel, M. A., Ormeño-Orrillo, E and Martinez-Romero, E. 2011 Symbiovars in rhizobia reflect bacterial adaptation to legumes. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 34: 96-104

  43. Vences-Guzman, M. A.; Guan, Ziqiang., Ormeño-Orrillo, E., Gonzalez-Silva, N., Lopez-Lara, I.M., Martinez-Romero, E., Geiger, O. and Sohlenkamp, C.2011 Hydroxylated ornithine lipids increase stress tolerance in Rhizobium tropici CIAT899. Molecular Microbiology 79: 1496-1514


  44. Rosenblueth, M., López-López, A., Martínez, J., Rogel, M.A., Toledo, I., and Martínez-Romero, I. 2010 Seed bacterial endophytes: common genera, seed-to-seed variability and their possible role in plants. Acta Horticulturae 938: 39–48

  45. Lopez-Lopez, A., Rogel, M.A., Ormeño-Orrillo, E., Martinez-Romero, J and Martinez-Romero, E. 2010 Phaseolus vulgaris seed-borne endophytic community with novel bacterial species such as Rhizobium endophyticumsp.nov.. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 33: 322-327

  46. Ramirez-Puebla, S. T., Rosenblueth, M., Chavez-Moreno, C. K., Catanho Pereira De Lyra., Tecante, A and Martinez-Romero, E. 2010 Molecular phylogeny of the genus Dactylopius (Hemiptera: Dactylopiidae) and identification of the symbiotic bacteria. Environmental Entomology 39: 1178-1183


  47. Elliott, G.N., Jui-Hsing Chou, Wen-Ming Chen, Bloemberg, G.V., Bontemps, C., Martinez-Romero, E., Velazquez, E., J. E., Young, P.W., Sprent, J.I and James, E.K. 2009 Burkholderia spp. are the most competitive symbionts of Mimosa, particularly under N-limited conditions. Environmental Microbiology 11:762-778

  48. Esperanza Martinez-Romero. Coevolution in Rhizobium-Legume Symbiosis? DNA and Cell Biology 28: 361-370


  49. Rincon-Rosales, R., Lloret, L., Ponce, E and Martinez-Romero, E. 2008 Rhizobia with different symbiotic efficiencies nodulate Acaciella angustissima in Mexico, including Sinorhizobium chiapanecum sp. nov.which has common symbiotic genes with Sinorhizobium mexicanum. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 67: 103-117

  50. Ormeño-Orrillo, E., Rosenblueth, M., Luyten, E., Vanderleyden, J and Martinez-Romero, E. 2008 Mutations in lipopolysaccharide biosynthetic genes impair maize rhizosphere and root colonization of Rhizobium tropici CIAT 899. Environmental Microbiology 10: 1271-1284


  51. Lloret, L., Ormeño-Orrillo,E., Rincon, R., Martinez-Romero, J., Rogel-Hernandez, M.A., Martinez-Romero, E. 2007 Ensifermexicanus sp. nov.a new species nodulating Acacia angustissima (Mill.) Kuntze in Mexico. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 30: 280-290

  52. Remans, R., Snoeck, C., Verte, C., Croonenborghs, A., Luyten, E., Ndayizeye, M., Martinez-Romero, E., Michiels, J. and Vanderleyden, J. 2007 Inactivation of the nodH gene in Sinorhizobium sp. BR816 enhances symbiosis with Phaseolus vulgaris L. FEMS Microbiology Letters 266: 210-217

  53. Silva, C., Ling-Kan, F and Martinez-Romero, E. 2007 Population genetic structure of Sinorhizobium meliloti and S. medicae isolated from nodules of Medicago spp. in Mexico. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 60:477-489


  54. Grange, L., Hungria, M., Graham, P.H and Martinez-Romero, E. 2006 New insights into the origins and evolution of rhizobia that nodulate common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) in Brazil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 39: 867-876

  55. Wang, E. N., Tan, Z. Y., Guo, X. W., Rodriguez-Duran, R., Boll, G. and Martinez-Romero, E. 2006 Diverse endophytic bacteria isolated from a leguminous tree Conzattia multiflora grown in Mexico. Archives of Microbiology 186: 251-259

  56. Rosenblueth, M and Martinez-Romero, E. 2006 Bacterial endophytes and their interactions with hosts. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 19: 827-837

  57. Hernandez-Lucas, I., Ramirez-Trujillo, J.A., Gaitan, M.A., XianwuGuo, Flores, M., Martinez-Romero, E., Perez-Rueda, E and Mavingui, P. 2006 Isolation and characterization of functional insertion sequences of rhizobia. FEMS Microbiology Letters 261: 25-31

  58. Ormeño-Orillo, E., Vinuesa, P., Zuniga-Davila, D and Martinez-Romero, E. 2006 Molecular diversity of native bradyrhizobia isolated from Lima bean (Phaseoluslunatus L.) in Peru. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 29: 253-262

  59. Menna, P., Hungria, M., Barcillos, F. G., Bangel, E. V., Hess, P. N., Martinez-Romero, E. 2006 Molecular phylogeny based on the 16S rRNA gene of elite rhizobial strains used in Brazilian commercial inoculants. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 29: 315-332

  60. Souza Moreira, F. M., Cruz, L., Miana de Faria, S., Marsh, T., Martinez-Romero, E., Oliveira Pedrosa, F., Pitard, R. M. and Young, J. P. 2006 Azorhizobium doebereinerae sp. nov. microsymbiont of Sesbania virgata (Caz.) Pers. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 29: 197-206


  61. Vinuesa, P., Silva, c., Lorite, M.J., Izaguirre-Mayoral, M.L., Bedmar, E.J. and Martinez-Romero, E. 2005 Molecular systematics of rhizobia based on maximum likelihood and Bayesian phylogenies inferred from rrs, atpD, recA and nifH sequences, and their use in the classification of Sesbania mycrosymbionts from Venezuelan wetlands. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 28: 702-716

  62. Silva, C., Vinuesa, P., Eguiarte, L. E., Souza, V. and Martinez-Romero, E. 2005 Evolutionary genetics and biogeographic structure of Rhizobium gallicum sensu lato, a widely distributed bacterial symbiont of diverse legumes. Molecular Ecology 14: 4033-4050

  63. Vinuesa, P., Leon-Barrios, M., Silva, C., Willems, A., Jarabo-Lorenzo, A., Perez-Galdona, R., Werner, D and Martinez-Romero, E. 2005 Bradyrhizobium canariense sp. nov., an acid-tolerant endosymbiont that nodulates endemic genistoid legumes (Papilionoideae: Genisteae) from the Canary Islands, along with Bradyrhizobium japonicumbv. genistearum, Bradhyrhizobium genoespecies alpha and Bradyrhizobium genoespecies beta. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 55: 569-575

  64. Rojas-Jimenez, K., Sohlenkamp, C., Geiger, O., Martinez-Romero, E., Werner, D. and Pablo Vinuesa. 2005 A CIC chloride channel homolog and Ornithine-containing membrane lipids of Rhizobium tropici CIAT899 are involved in symbiotic efficiency and acid tolerance. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 18: 1175-1185

  65. Vinuesa, P., Silva, C., Werner, D and Martinez-Romero, E.2005. Population genetics and phylogenetic inference in bacterial molecular systematics: the roles of migration and recombination in Bradyrhizobium species cohesion and delineation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 34: 29-54


  66. Hernandez-Lucas, I., Rogel-Hernandez, M. A., Segovia, L., Rojas-Jimenez, K. and Martinez-Romero, E. 2004 Phylogenetic relationships of rhizobia based on citrate synthase gene sequences. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 27: 703-706

  67. Costa, J.L., Martinez-Romero, E and Lindblad, P.2004 Sequence based data supports a single Nostoc strain in individual coralloid roots of cycads. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 49: 481-487

  68. Rosenblueth, M and Martinez-Romero, E. 2004 Rhizobium etli maize populations and their competitiveness for root colonization. Archives of Microbiology 181: 337-344

  69. Rosenblueth, M., Martinez, L., Silva, J. and Martinez-Romero, E. 2004 Klebsiella variicola, a novel species with clinical and plant-associated isolates. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 27: 27-35


  70. Wang, E.T., Kan, F.L., Tan, Z.Y., Toledo, I., Chen, W.X. and Martinez-Romero, E. 2003 Diverse Mesorhizobium plurifarium populations native to Mexican soils. Archives of Microbiology 180:444-454

  71. Young, J.M., Kuykendall, L.D., Martinez-Romero, E., Kerr, A. and Sawada, H.2003 Classification and nomenclature of Agrobacterium and Rhizobium – a reply to Farrandet al.. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 53: 1689-1695

  72. Martinez, L., Caballero, J., Orozco, J., and Martinez-Romero, E. 2003 Diazotrophic bacteria associated with banana (Musa spp.). Plant and Soil 257: 35-47

  73. Valencia-Cantero, E., Pena-Cabriales, J.J and Martinez-Romero, E. 2003 The corrosion effects of sulfate-and ferric-reducing bacterial consortia on steel. Geomicrobiology Journal 20: 157-169

  74. Willems, A., Fernandez-Lopez, M., Munoz-Adelantado, E., Goris, J., De Vos, P., Martinez-Romero, E., Toro, N. Gillis, A. 2003 Description of new ensifer strains from nodules and proposal to transfer Ensifer adhaerens Casida 1982 to Sinorhizobium as Sinorhizobium adhaerens comb. nov. request for an opinion. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 53: 1207-1217

  75. Martinez-Romero, E. 2003 Diversity of Rhizobium-Phaseolus vulgaris symbiosis: overview and perspectives. Plant and Soil 252:11-23.

  76. Snoeck, C., Verreth, C., Hernandez-Lucas, I., Martinez-Romero, E and Vanderleyden, J.2003 Identification of a third sulfate activation system in Sinorhizobium sp. strain BR816: the CysDN sulfate activation complex. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 69:2006-2014.

  77. Toledo, I., Lloret, L. and Martinez-Romero, E. 2003 Sinorhizobium americanum sp. nov., a new Sinorhizobium species nodulating native Acacia spp. in Mexico. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 26: 54-64

  78. Silva, C., Vinuesa, P., Eguiarte, L.E., Martinez-Romero, E and Sousa, V. 2003 Rhizobium etli and Rhizobium gallicum nodulate common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) in a traditionally managed milpa plot in Mexico: population genetics and biogeographic implications. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 69:884-893

  79. Vinuesa, P., Neumann-Silkow, F., Pacios-Bras, C., Spaink, H.P., Martinez-Romero, E and Werner, D. 2003 Genetic analysis of a pH-regulated operon from Rhizobium tropici CIAT899 involved in acid tolerance and nodulation competitiveness. Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions 16:159-168.


  80. Hernandez-Lucas, I., Mavingui, P., Finan, T., Chain, P and Martinez-Romero, E.2002 In vivo cloning strategy for Rhizobium plasmids.BioTechniques 33:1-4.

  81. Acosta-Duran, C., Martinez-Romero, E. 2002 Diversity of rhizobia from nodules of the leguminous tree Gliricidiasepium, a natural host of Rhizobium tropici. Archives of Microbiology 178:161-164.

  82. Wang, E. T., Rogel, A., Sui, X. H., Chen, W. X., Martinez-Romero, E and Berkum, P.V. 2002 Mesorhizobium amorphae, a rhizobial species that nodulates Amorphafructicosa, is native to American soils. Archives of Microbiology 178:301-305.

  83. Wang, E. T., Tan, Z. Y., Willems, A., Fernandez-Lopez, M., Reinhold-Hurek, B and Martinez-Romero, E. 2002 Sinorhizobium morelense sp. nov., a Leucaenaleucocephala-associated bacterium that is highly resistant to multiple antibiotics. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 52:1687-1693.

  84. Sessitsch, A., Howieson, J.G., Perret, X., Antoun, H. and Martinez-Romero, E. 2002 Advances in Rhizobium Research. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences 21:323-378.


  85. Velazquez, E., Martinez-Romero, E., Rodriguez-Navarro, D., Trujillo, M.E., Daza, A., Mateos, P.F., Martinez-Molina, E and Berkum, P.V. 2001 Characterization of rhizobial isolates of Phaseolus vulgaris by staircase electrophoresis of low molecular weight RNA. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 67:1008-1010.

  86. Young, J.M., Kuykendall, L.D., Martinez-Romero, E., Kerr, A. and Sawada, H. 2001. A revision of Rhizobium Frank 1889, with an emended description of the genus, and the inclusion of all species of Agrobacterium Conn 1942 and Allorhizobium undicola de Lajudieet al. . 1998 as new combinations: Rhizobium radiobacter, R. rhizogenes, R. rubi, R. undicola andR. vitis. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 51:89-103.

  87. Gutierrez-Zamora, M.L and Martinez-Romero, E. 2001 Natural endophytic association between Rhizobium etli and maize (Zea mays L.). Journal of Biotechnology 91:117-126.

  88. Fuentes-Ramirez, L.E., Bustillos-Cristales, R., Tapia-Hernandez, A., Jimenez-Salgado, T., Wang, E.T., Martinez-Romero, E and Caballero-Mellado, J.2001. Novel nitrogen-fixing acetic acid bacteria, Gluconacetobacter johannae sp. nov.and Gluconacetobacter azotocaptans sp. nov., associated with coffee plants. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 51:1305-1314.

  89. Rogel, M.A., Hernandez-Lucas, I., Kuykendall, L.D., Balkwill, D.L and Martinez-Romero, E.2001. Nitrogen-fixing nodules with Ensifer adhaerens harboring Rhizobium tropici symbiotic plasmids. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 67:3264-3268.

  90. Batista, s., Catalan, A. I., Hernandez-Lucas, I., Martinez-Romero, E., Aguilar, O. M. and Martinez-Drets, G. 2001 Identification of a system that allows a Rhizobium tropici dctA mutant to grow on succinate, but not on other C4-dicarboxylates. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 47: 509-518

  91. Gandara, B., Lopez Merino, A., Rogel, M. A. and Martinez-Romero, E. 2001 Limited genetic diversity of Brucella spp. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 39: 235-240


  92. Jarabo-Lorenzo, A., Velazquez, E., Perez-Galdona, R., Vega-Hernandez, M. C., Martinez-Molina, E., Mateos, P. F., Vinuesa, P., Martinez-Romero, E. and Leon-Barrios, M. 2000 Restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of 16S rDNA and low molecular weight RNA profiling of rhizobial isolates from shrubby legumes endemic to the Canary Islands. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 23: 418-425

  93. Wang, E.T and Martinez-Romero, E. 2000 Sesbania herbacea-Rhizobium huautlense nodulation in flooded soils and comparative characterization of S. herbacea-nodulating rhizobia in different environments. Microbial Ecology 40:25-32.

  94. Gonzalez-Pasayo, R and Martinez-Romero, E. 2000 Multiresistance genes of Rhizobium etli CFN42. Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions 13:572-577.

  95. Diouf, A., Philippe de Lajudie, Neyra, M., Kersters, K., Gillis, M., Martinez-Romero, E and Gueye, M. 2000. Polyphasic characterization of rhizobia that nodulate Phaseolus vulgaris in west Africa (Senegal and Gambia). International Journal Systematic Bacteriology 50:159-170.


  96. Phillips, D.A., Joseph, C.M., Guo-Ping, Yang., Martinez-Romero, E., Sanborn, J.R and Volpin, H. 1999 Identification of lumichrome as a Sinorhizobium enhancer of alfalfa root respiration and shoot growth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 96:12275-12280.

  97. Herrera-Cervera, J.A., Caballero-Mellado, J., Laguerre, G., Hans-Volker, T., Requena, N., Amarger, N., Martinez-Romero, E., Olivares, J., Sanjuan, J. 1999. At least five rhizobial species nodulate Phaseolus vulgaris in a Spanish soil. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 30:87-97.

  98. Tan, Z.Y., Wang, E.T., Peng, G.X., Zhu, M.E., Martinez-Romero, E and Wen, W.X. 1999 Characterization of bacteria isolated from wild legumes in the Northwestern regions of China. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 49:1457-1469.

  99. Marcela, C., Flores, M., Mavingui, P., Martinez-Romero, E., Palacios, R and Hernandez, G. 1999 Increase in alfalfa nodulation, nitrogen fixation and plant growth by specific DNA amplification in Sinorhizobium meliloti. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 65:2716-2722.

  100. Fuentes-Ramirez, L.E., Caballero-Mellado, J., Sepulveda, J and Martinez-Romero, E.1999 Colonization of sugarcane by Acetobacter diazotrophicus is inhibited by high N-fertilization. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 29:117-128.

  101. En Tao Wang, Martinez-Romero, J and Martinez-Romero, E. 1999 Genetic diversity of rhizobia from Leucaena leucocephala nodules in Mexican soils. Molecular Ecology 8:711-724.

  102. Corvera, A., Prome, D., Prome, J.C., Martinez-Romero, E and Romero, D. 1999 The nolL gene from Rhizobium etli determines nodulation efficiency by mediating the acetylation of the fucosyl residue in the nodulation factor. Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions 12:236-246.

  103. Caballero-Mellado, J and Martinez-Romero, E. 1999 Soil fertilization limits the genetic diversity of Rhizobium in bean nodules. Symbiosis 26:111-121.

  104. Wang, E.T., Berkum, P.V., Sui, X.H., Beyene, D., Chen, W.X and Martinez-Romero, E. 1999 Diversity of rhizobia associated with Amorphafruticosa isolated from Chinese soils and description of Mesorhizobium amorphae sp. nov. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 49:51-65

  105. Laeremans, T., Snoeck, C., Mariën, J., Verreth, C., Martinez-Romero, E., Prome J.-C and Vanderleyden, J. 1999 Phaseolus vulgaris recognizes Azorhizobium caulinodans Nod factors with a variety of chemical substituents. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 12:820-824.

  106. En Tao Wang, M.A. Rogel, Alejandro Garcia-de los Santos, Julio Martinez-Romero, Miguel A. Cevallos and Esperanza Martinez-Romero. Rhizobium etli bv. mimosae, a novel biovar isolated from Mimosa affinis. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 49: 1479-1491


  107. Vasquez-Arroyo, J., Sessitsch, A., Martinez-Romero, E and Peña-Cabriales J.J. 1998 Nitrogen fixation and nodule occupancy by native strains of Rhizobium on different cultivars of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). Plant and Soil 204:147-154

  108. Ludwig, W., Amann, R., Martinez-Romero, E., Schoonhuber, W., Bauer, S., Neef, A and Schleifer, K.H. 1998 rRNA based identification and detection systems for rhizobia and other bacteria. Plant and Soil 204:1-19

  109. Flores, M., Mavingui, P., Girard, L., Perret, X., Broughton, W.J., Martinez-Romero, E., Davila, G and Palacios, R. 1998 Three replicons of Rhizobium sp. strain NGR234 harbor symbiotic gene sequences. Journal of Bacteriology 180:6052-6053.

  110. Martinez-Romero, E., Hernandez-Lucas, I., Peña-Cabriales J.J and Castellanos, J.Z. 1998 Symbiotic performance of some modified Rhizobium etli strains in assays with Phaseolus vulgaris beans that have a high capacity to fix N2. Plant and Soil 204: 89-94

  111. Perez-Ramirez, N.O., Rogel, M.A., Wang, E., Castellanos, J.Z and Martinez-Romero, E. 1998 Seeds of Phaseolus vulgaris bean carry Rhizobium etli. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 26: 289-296

  112. E.T. Wang, Berkum, P.V., Beyene, D., Sui, X.H., Dorado, O., Chen, W.X and Martinez-Romero, E. 1998 Rhizobium huautlense sp. nov., a symbiont of Sesbaniaherbacea that has a close phylogenetic relationship with Rhizobium galegae. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 48: 687-699.

  113. Rosenblueth, M., Hynes, M.F and Martinez-Romero, E. 1998 Rhizobium tropiciteu genes involved in specific uptake of Phaseolus vulgaris bean-exudate compounds. Molecular General Genetics 258:587-598.

  114. Mavingui, P., Laeremans, T., Flores, M., Romero, D., Martinez-Romero, E and Palacios, R. 1998 Genes essential for Nod factor production and nodulation are located on a symbiotic amplicon (AMP RtrCFN299pc60) in Rhizobium tropici. Journal of Bacteriology 180:2866-2874.


  115. Laeremans, T., Coolsaet, N., Verreth, C., Snoeck, C., Hellings, N., Vanderleyden, J and Martinez-Romero, E. 1997 Functional redundancy of genes for sulphate activation enzymes in Rhizobium sp. BR816. Microbiology 143:3933-3942.

  116. Barrera, L.L., Trujillo, M.E., Goodfellow, M., Garcia, F.J., Hernandez-Lucas, I., Davila, G., Berkum, P.V. and Martinez-Romero, E. 1997 Biodiversity of Bradyrhizobia nodulating Lupinus spp. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 47: 1086-1091

  117. Jimenez-Salgado, T., Fuentes-Ramirez, L.E., Tapia-Hernandez, A., Mascarua-Esparza, M.A., Martinez-Romero, E and Caballero-Mellado, J. 1997 Coffeaarabica L., a new host plant for Acetobacter diazotrophicus, and isolation of other nitrogen-fixing acetobacteria. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 63: 3676-3683

  118. Tan, Z.Y., Xu, X. X., Wang, E. T., Gao, J. L., Martinez-Romero, E and Chen. W. X. 1997 Phylogenetic and genetic relationships of Mesorhizobium tianshanense and related rhizobia. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 47:874-879.

  119. Mavingui, P., Flores, M., Romero, D., Martinez-Romero, E. and Palacios, R. 1997 Generation of Rhizobium strains with improved symbiotic properties by random DNA amplification (RDA). Nature Biotechnology 15: 564-569


  120. Laeremans, T., Caluwaerts, I., Verreth, C., Rogel, M. A., Vanderleyden, J. and Martinez-Romero, E. 1996 Isolation and characterization of the Rhizobium tropici Nod factor sulfation genes. Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions 9: 492-500

  121. Taboada, H., Encarnacion, S., Vargas, M.C., Mora, Y., Martinez-Romero, E and Mora, J. 1996 Glutamine Synthetase II constitutes a novel taxonomic marker in Rhizobium etli and other Rhizobium species. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 46:485 491.

  122. Martinez-Romero, E and Caballero-Mellado, J. 1996 Rhizobium phylogenies and bacterial genetic diversity. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences 15: 113-140


  123. Caballero-Mellado, J., Fuentes-Ramirez, L.E., Reis, V.M and Martinez-Romero, E. 1995 Genetic structure of Acetobacter diazotrophicus populations and identification of a new genetically distant group. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 61:3008 3013.

  124. Mendoza, A., Leija, A., Martinez Romero, E., 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.

  125. Lohrke, S.M., Orf, J.H., Martinez-Romero, E. and Sadowsky M.J. 1995 Host controlled restriction of nodulation by Bradyrhizobium japonicum strains in serogroup 110. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 61:2378 2383.

  126. Poupot, R., Martinez-Romero, E., Gautier, N. and Prome, J.C. 1995 Wild type Rhizobium etli, a bean symbiont, produces acetyl fucosylated, N methylated, and carbamoylated nodulation factors. Journal of Biological Chemistry 270:6050 6055.

  127. Hernandez Lucas, I., Pardo, M.A., Segovia, L., Miranda, J. and Martinez-Romero, E. 1995 Rhizobium tropici chromosomal citrate synthase gene. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 61:3992 3997.

  128. Poupot, R., Martinez-Romero, E., Maillet, F. and Prome, J.C. 1995 Rhizobium tropici nodulation factor sulfation is limited by the quantity of activated form of sulfate. FEBS Letters 368:536 540.

  129. Hernandez-Lucas, I., Segovia, L., Martinez-Romero, E and Pueppke, S.G. 1995 Phylogenetic relationships and host range of Rhizobium spp. That nodulate Phaseolus vulgaris L. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 61:2775 2779.

  130. Geniaux, E., Flores, M., Palacios, R and Martinez-Romero, E. 1995 Presence of megaplasmids in Rhizobium tropici and further evidence of differences between the two R. tropicisubtypes. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 45:392 394.


  131. Romanov, V.I., Hernandez, L.I and Martinez-Romero, E. 1994 Carbon metabolism enzymes of Rhizobium tropici cultures and bacteroids. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 60: 2339-2342

  132. Romanov, V. I and Martinez-Romero, E.1994 Sucrose transport and hydrolysis in Rhizobium tropici. Plant and Soil 161: 91-96

  133. Caballero-Mellado, J and Martinez-Romero, E.1994 Limited genetic diversity in the endophytic sugarcane bacterium Acetobacter diazotrophicus. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 60: 1532-1537

  134. Martinez-Romero, E. 1994 Recent developments in Rhizobium taxonomy. Plant and Soil. 161: 11-20

  135. Peter, H., Graham, K., Draeger, M., Ferrey, M., Conroy, B., Hammer, E., Martinez, S., Aarons, C. and Quinto. 1994 Acid pH tolerance in strains of Rhizobium and Bradyrhizobium, and initial studies on the basis for acid tolerance of Rhizobium tropici UMR 1899. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 40: 198-207

  136. Pardo, M. A., Lagunez, J., Miranda, J. and Martinez-Romero, E. 1994 Nodulating ability of Rhizobium tropici is conditioned by a plasmid encoded citrate synthase. Molecular Microbiology 11: 315-321


  137. Poupot, R., Martinez-Romero, E. and Prome, J. C. 1993 Nodulation factors from Rhizobium tropici are sulfated or nonsulfated chitopentasaccharides containing an N-methyl-N-acylglucosaminyl terminus. Biochemistry 32: 10430-10435

  138. Segovia, L., J. Young, P.W and Martinez-Romero, E. 1993. Reclassification of American Rhizobium leguminosarum biovarphaseoli type I strains as Rhizobium etli sp. nov. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 43: 374-377


  139. Martinez-Romero, E., Segovia, L., Martins Mercante, F., Franco, A. A., Graham, P. and Pardo, M. A. 1991 Rhizobium tropici: a novel species nodulating Phaseolus vulgaris L. beans and Leucaena sp. trees. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 41: 417 426.

  140. Segovia, L., Piñero, D., Palacios. R and Martinez-Romero, E. 1991 Genetic structure of a soil population of nonsymbiotic Rhizobium leguminosarum. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 57:426 433.


  141. Martinez-Romero, E and Rosenblueth, M. 1990 Increased bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) nodulation competitiveness of genetically modified Rhizobium strains. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 56: 2384-2388

  142. Martinez-Romero, E., Romero, D. and Palacios, R. 1990 The Rhizobium Genome. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences 9: 59-93


  143. Piñero, D., Martinez-Romero, E and Selander, R.K 1988. Genetic Diversity and Relationships Among Isolates of Rhizobium leguminosarum biovar phaseoli. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 54:2825 2832.

  144. Martinez-Romero, E., Flores, M., Brom, S., Romero, D., Davila, G and Palacios, R. 1988 Rhizobium phaseoli: A molecular genetics view. Plant and Soil 108:179 184

  145. Flores, M., Gonzalez, V., Pardo, M.A., Leija, A., Martinez-Romero, E., Romero, D., Piñero, D., Davila G and Palacios, R. 1988. Genomic Instability in Rhizobium phaseoli. Journal of Bacteriology 170:1191 1196.

  146. Brom, S., Martinez-Romero, E., Davila, G and Palacios, R. 1988 Narrow and broad host range symbiotic plasmids of Rhizobium spp. strains that nodulate Phaseolus vulgaris. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 54:1280 1283.


  147. Flores, M., Gonzalez, V., Brom, S., Martinez-Romero, E., Piñero, D., Romero, D., Davila, G and Palacios, R. 1987 Reiterated DNA sequences in Rhizobium and Agrobacterium spp. Journal of Bacteriology 169:5782 5788.

  148. Martinez-Romero, E., Palacios, R and Sanchez, F. 1987 Nitrogen fixing nodules induced by Agrobacterium tumefaciens harboring Rhizobium phaseoli plasmids. Journal of Bacteriology 169:2828 2834.


  149. Debelle, F., Rosenberg, C., Vasse, J., Maillet, F., Martinez-Romero, E., Denarie, J., and Truchet, J. 1986. Assignment of symbiotic developmental phenotypes to common and specific nodulation (nod) genetic loci of Rhizobium meliloti. Journal of Bacteriology 168:1075 1086.


  150. Martinez, E., Pardo, M. A., Palacios, R. and Cevallos, M. A. 1985 Reiteration of nitrogen gene sequences and specificity of Rhizobium in nodulation and nitrogen fixation in Phaseolus vulgaris. Microbiology 131: 1779-1786


  151. Espejo, R., Martinez-Romero, E., Lopez, S., Munoz, O. 1980. Different Polypeptide Composition of two Human Rotavirus Types. Infection and Immunity 28:230 237.

Chapters in book and national papers


  1. Martinez-Romero, E. 2006 Dinitrogen-fixing prokaryotes. In: The prokaryotes (pp. 793-817). Springer New York.

  2. Marco Antonio Rogel, Cynthia Torres, Lourdes Lloret, Monica Rosenblueth, Ismael Hernandez-Lucas, Lucia Martinez, Julio Martinez, Esperanza Martinez-Romero. Lateral transfer of Rhizobium symbiotic plasmids leading to genomic innovation. En: Biology of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Volume 5, F. Sanchez, C. Quinto, I.M. Lopez-Lara and O. Geiger (Eds.), pp. 310-318.

  3. Claudia Silva, Pablo Vinuesa and Esperanza Martinez-Romero. Species delineation and biogeography of rhizobia: two case studies. En: Biology of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Volume 5, F. Sanchez, C. Quinto, I.M. Lopez-Lara and O. Geiger (Eds.), pp. 319-324.

  4. L. Huerta-Nunez, J. Martinez, R.L. Alcocer, J.M. Ramsey, E. Martinez-Romero.Diversidad de bacterias endosimbiontes de insectos de la subfamilia triatominae. Revista Latinoamericana de Microbiologia. 48:212-215.


  5. E. Martinez-Romero. Dinitrogen fixing Prokaryotes en: The Prokaryotes.

  6. L. David. Kuykendall, John M. Young, Esperanza Martinez-Romero, Allen Kerr and Hiroyuki Sawada. Rhizobium. En: Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd Ed., Vol. 2, The Proteobacteria. Don J. Brenner, Noel R. Krieg, James T. Staley and George M. Garrity (Eds.), Springer, New York, pp 325-340.

  7. Lourdes Lloret, Esperanza Martinez-Romero Evolucion y filogenia de Rhizobium Revista Latinoamericana de Microbiologia 47:43-60.


  8. Julio Martinez, Lucia Martinez, Monica Rosenblueth, Jesus Silva, Esperanza Martinez-Romero. How are gene sequence analyses modifying bacterial taxonomy? The case of Klebsiella. International Microbiology 7:261-268.


  9. Esperanza Martinez-Romero. Dinitrogen-Fixing Prokaryotes. En: The Prokaryotes. H.G. Truper, M. Dworkin, W. Harder and K.H. Schleifer (ed.) Springer-Verlag Heidelberg, pp. 1-12.

  10. E. Martinez-Romero, J. Caballero-Mellado, B. Gandara, M.A. Rogel, A. Lopez-Merino, E.T. Wang, L.E. Fuentes-Ramirez, I. Toledo, L. Martinez, I. Hernandez-Lucas, J. Martinez-Romero. Ecological, phylogenetic and taxonomic remarks on diazotrophs and related genera. En: Nitrogen Fixation: from molecules to crops productivity. Kluwer Academic Publishers, F.O. Pedrosa, M. Hungria, M.G. Yates and W.E. Newton (Eds.) pp. 155-160.

  11. E.T. Wang and E. Martinez-Romero. Prokaryotic Nitrogen Fixation: A model System for the Analysis of a Biological Process. En: Prokaryotic Nitrogen Fixation. Eric W. Triplett (Ed.) Horizon Scientific Press, UK, pp. 177-186.

  12. D.A. Phillips, E. Martinez-Romero, G.P. Yang and C.M. Joseph. Release of nitrogen: a key trait in selecting bacterial endophytes for agronomically useful nitrogen fixation. En: The quest for Nitrogen Fixation in Rice. J.K. Ladha and P.M. Reddy (Eds.). IRRI, Philippines, pp. 205-217.

  13. E. Martinez-Romero, E.T. Wang, A. Lopez-Merino, J. Caballero-Mellado, M.A. Rogel, B. Gandara, I. Toledo, J. Martinez-Romero. Ribosomal gene based phylogenies on trial: The case or Rhizobium and related genera. En: Biology of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Vol. 2. P.J.G.M. de Wit, T. Bisseling, W.J. Stiekema (Eds) International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, St. Paul Minnesota, USA. pp. 59-64.

  14. Donald A. Phillips and Esperanza Martinez-Romero. Biological Nitrogen Fixation. En: Encyclopedia of Microbiology, Vol. 1, Second Edition, Academic Press. Ed. Joshua Lederberg, pp. 492-506.


  15. J. Caballero-Mellado, T. Jimenez-Salgado, A. Tapia-Hernandez, E.T. Wang, E. Martinez-Romero, and L.E. Fuentes-Ramirez. Polyphasic taxonomy of nitrogen-fixing acetic bacteria isolated from the rhizosphere of coffee plant. En: Highlights of Nitrogen Fixation Research. Esperanza Martinez and Georgina Hernandez (Eds.) Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York, pp. 271-274.


  16. K. Lindström, G. Laguerre, P. Normand, U. Rasmussen, T. Heulin, B.D.W. Jarvis, P. de Lajudie, E. Martinez-Romero and W.-X. Chen. Taxonomy and phylogeny of diazotrophs. En: Biological Nitrogen Fixation for the 21st Century. Kluwer Academic Publishers, C. Elmerich, A. Kondorosi and W.E. Newton (Eds.), pp. 559-570.

  17. T. Laeremans, E. Martinez-Romero and J. Vanderleyden. Isolation and sequencing of a second Rhizobium tropici CFN299 genetic locus that contains genes homologous to amino acid sulphate activation genes. DNA Sequence – The Journal Sequence and Mapping. OPA Amsterdam B.V., Haarwood Academic Publishers, The Gordon and Breach Publishing Group pp. 9:65-70.


  18. L. Girard, A. Corvera, A. Savagnac, J.C. Prome, E. Martinez-Romero and D. Romero. Flavonoid-inducible regions in the symbiotic plasmid of Rhizobium etli. NATO ASI Series, Vol. G 39. Biological Fixation of Nitrogen for Ecology and Sustainable Agriculture. Legocki, Bothe, Pühler (Eds.) Springer Verlag Berlin (eds.) pp. 119-122.

  19. E. Martinez Romero, U. Oswald Spring, M. Miranda, J.L. Garcia, L.E. Fuentes Ramirez, L. Lopez Reyes, P. Estrada and J. Caballero Mellado. Towards the application of nitrogen fixation research to forestry and Agriculture. NATO ASI Series, Vol. G 39. Biological Fixation of Nitrogen for Ecology and Sustainable Agriculture. Legocki, Bothe, Pühler (eds.) Springer Verlag Berlin. pp. 187-190.


  20. E. Martinez Romero. Comments on Rhizobium systematics. Lessons from R. tropici and R. etli. En: Biology of Plant Microbe Interactions. Stacey, G., Mullin, B., and Gresshoff, P.M. (Eds.). International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. pp. 503-508.


  21. Martinez, E., Laeremans, T., Poupot, R., Rogel, M.A., Lopez, L., Garcia, F., Vanderleyden, J., Prome, J.C., Lara, F. Nod metabolites and other compounds excreted by Rhizobium spp. En: Nitrogen Fixation: Fundamentals and Applications. Tikhonovich, I.A. et al. (Eds.) Kluwer the Netherlands, pp. 281 286.


  22. E. Martinez, R. Poupot, J.C. Prome, M.A. Pardo, L. Segovia, G. Truchet, J. Denarie. Chemical signaling of Rhizobium nodulating bean. En: New Horizons in Nitrogen Fixation. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Rafael Palacios, Jaime Mora, William E. Newton (Eds.) pp. 171 175.


  23. Palacios, R., Martinez, E., Flores, M., Romero, D., Brom, S., Davila, G., and Pinero, D. Organization and Dynamics of the Rhizobium genome. A basis for introducing novel arrangements of genetic information into the environment. En: Introduction of Genetically Modified organisms into the environment. H.A. Mooney and G. Bernardi (Eds). Biddles Ltd, Great Britain pp. 69 78.


  24. P.H. Graham, S.R. Aarons, J. Martinez, E. Martinez, C. Quinto, K.J. Draeger, and M.A. Cevallos. Rhizobium strain differences in pH tolerance. En: Molecular Genetics of Plant Microbe Interactions. APS Press and R. Palacios, and DPS Verma (Eds.) pp. 215 217.

  25. G. Davila, S. Brom., M. Flores, M.L. Girard, V. Gonzales, M. Louzada, J. Martinez, E. Martinez, R. Palacios, D. Pinero, D. Romero, and A.M. Valdes. The Symbiotic Genome of Rhizobium phaseoli. En: Molecular Genetics of Plant Microbe Interactions. APS Press and R. Palacios, and DPS Verma (Eds.) pp. 187 191.


  26. R. Palacios, M. Flores, S. Brom, E. Martinez, V. Gonzalez, S. Frenk, C. Quinto, M.A. Cevallos, L. Segovia, D. Romero, A. Garciarrubio, D. Pinero, and G. Davila. Organization of the Rhizobium Genome. En: Molecular Genetics of Plant Microbe Interactions. D.P.S. Verma & N. Brisson (Eds.) Martinus Nijhoff. pp. 151 156.


  27. Palacios, R., Flores, M., Martinez, E., and C. Quinto. Rhizobium phaseoli: Nitrogen Fixation Genes and DNA Reiteration. En: Nitrogen Fixation Research Progress. Evans, Bottomley and Newton (Eds.) pp. 173 179.

  28. J. Batut, P. Boistard, F. Debelle, J. Denarie, J. Ghai, T. Hughet, D. Infante, E. Martinez, C. Rosenberg, J. Vasse and G. Truchet. Developmental Biology of the Rhizobium meliloti Alfalfa Symbiosis a Joint Genetic and Cytological Approach. En: Nitrogen Fixation Research Progress. Evans, Bottomley and Newton (Eds.) pp. 109 115.

  29. R. Palacios, C. Quinto, J. Leemans, M. Flores, H. de la Vega and E. Martinez. Reiterated Nitrogenase Reductase Genes in Rhizobium phaseoli. En: Molecular Form and Function of the Plant Genome. L. Van and Vloten Doting (Eds.) pp. 455 466.

    Publications not in English in scientific and popular journals and in newspapers


  30. Rosenblueth, M., Jimenez-Marin, B., Martinez, J. and Martinez-Romero, E. 2014 La multifacéticas bacterias y el cáncer. Periodico La Unión de Morelos, Mayo 5

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