Siela Maximova

Senior Scientist and Professor of Horticulture

Siela Maximova

Research Summary

Molecular basis of plant-pathogen and plant-endophyte interactions. Biotechnology of tree crops. Development of sustainable energy crops.

Huck Institutes Affiliations

Most Recent Papers

Transient expression of CRISPR/Cas9 machinery targeting TcNPR3 enhances defense response in theobroma cacao

Andrew S. Fister, Lena Landherr, Siela N. Maximova, Mark J. Guiltinan, 2018, Frontiers in Plant Science

Effects of microclimatic variables on the symptoms and signs onset of Moniliophthora roreri, causal agent of Moniliophthora pod rot in cacao

Mariela E. Leandro-Muñoz, Philippe Tixier, Amandine Germon, Veromanitra Rakotobe, Wilbert Phillips-Mora, Siela Maximova, Jacques Avelino, 2017, PloS one

Erratum

Andrew S. Fister, Luis C. Mejia, Yufan Zhang, Edward Allen Herre, Siela N. Maximova, Mark J. Guiltinan, 2016, BMC Genomics

Theobroma cacao L. pathogenesis-related gene tandem array members show diverse expression dynamics in response to pathogen colonization

Andrew S. Fister, Luis C. Mejia, Yufan Zhang, Edward Allen Herre, Siela N. Maximova, Mark J. Guiltinan, 2016, BMC Genomics

Protocol

Andrew S. Fister, Zi Shi, Yufan Zhang, Emily E. Helliwell, Siela N. Maximova, Mark J. Guiltinan, 2016, Plant Methods

Enhanced resistance in Theobroma cacao against oomycete and fungal pathogens by secretion of phosphatidylinositol-3-phosphate-binding proteins

Emily E. Helliwell, Julio Vega-Arreguín, Zi Shi, Bryan Bailey, Shunyuan Xiao, Siela N. Maximova, Brett M. Tyler, Mark J. Guiltinan, 2016, Plant Biotechnology Journal on p. 875-886

Tc-MYBPA is an Arabidopsis TT2-like transcription factor and functions in the regulation of proanthocyanidin synthesis in Theobroma cacao

Yi Liu, Zi Shi, Siela N. Maximova, Mark J. Payne, Mark J. Guiltinan, 2015, BMC Plant Biology

Enhanced somatic embryogenesis in Theobroma cacao using the homologous BABY BOOM transcription factor

Sergio L. Florez, Rachel L. Erwin, Siela N. Maximova, Mark J. Guiltinan, Wayne R. Curtis, 2015, BMC Plant Biology

Proteome analysis during pod, zygotic and somatic embryo maturation of Theobroma cacao

Nicolas Niemenak, Edward Kaiser, Siela N. Maximova, Tatiana Laremore, Mark J. Guiltinan, 2015, Journal of Plant Physiology on p. 49-60

Characterization of a stearoyl-acyl carrier protein desaturase gene family from chocolate tree, theobroma cacao L

Yufan Zhang, Siela N. Maximova, Mark J. Guiltinan, 2015, Frontiers in Plant Science on p. 1-12

High-Impact Papers

The genome of Theobroma cacao

Xavier Argout, Jerome Salse, Jean Marc Aury, Mark J. Guiltinan, Gaetan Droc, Jerome Gouzy, Mathilde Allegre, Cristian Chaparro, Thierry Legavre, Siela N. Maximova, Michael Abrouk, Florent Murat, Olivier Fouet, Julie Poulain, Manuel Ruiz, Yolande Roguet, Maguy Rodier-Goud, Jose Fernandes Barbosa-Neto, Francois Sabot, Dave Kudrna, Jetty Siva S. Ammiraju, Stephan C. Schuster, John E. Carlson, Erika Sallet, Thomas Schiex, Anne Dievart, Melissa Kramer, Laura Gelley, Zi Shi, Aurélie Bérard, Christopher Viot, Michel Boccara, Ange Marie Risterucci, Valentin Guignon, Xavier Sabau, Michael J. Axtell, Zhaorong Ma, Yufan Zhang, Spencer Brown, Mickael Bourge, Wolfgang Golser, Xiang Song, Didier Clement, Ronan Rivallan, Mathias Tahi, Joseph Moroh Akaza, Bertrand Pitollat, Karina Gramacho, Anglique D'Hont, Dominique Brunel, Diogenes Infante, Ismael Kebe, Pierre Costet, Rod Wing, W. Richard McCombie, Emmanuel Guiderdoni, Francis Quetier, Olivier Panaud, Patrick Wincker, Stephanie Bocs, Claire Lanaud, 2011, Nature Genetics on p. 101-108

Proanthocyanidin synthesis in Theobroma cacao

Yi Liu, Zi Shi, Siela Maximova, Mark J. Payne, Mark J. Guiltinan, 2013, BMC Plant Biology

Rootstock-regulated gene expression patterns in apple tree scions

Philip J. Jensen, Izabela Makalowska, Naomi Altman, Gennaro Fazio, Craig Praul, Siela N. Maximova, Robert M. Crassweller, James W. Travis, Timothy W. McNellis, 2009, Tree Genetics and Genomes on p. 57-72

Functional analysis of the theobroma cacao NPR1 gene in arabidopsis

Zi Shi, Siela N. Maximova, Yi Liu, Joseph Verica, Mark J. Guiltinan, 2010, BMC Plant Biology

Rootstock-regulated gene expression patterns associated with fire blight resistance in apple

Philip J. Jensen, Noemi Halbrendt, Gennaro Fazio, Izabela Makalowska, Naomi Altman, Craig Praul, Siela N. Maximova, Henry K. Ngugi, Robert M. Crassweller, James W. Travis, Timothy W. McNellis, 2012, BMC Genomics

Enhanced somatic embryogenesis in Theobroma cacao using the homologous BABY BOOM transcription factor

Sergio L. Florez, Rachel L. Erwin, Siela N. Maximova, Mark J. Guiltinan, Wayne R. Curtis, 2015, BMC Plant Biology

Pervasive effects of a dominant foliar endophytic fungus on host genetic and phenotypic expression in a tropical tree

Luis C. Mejía, Edward A. Herre, Jed P. Sparks, Klaus Winter, Milton N. García, Sunshine A. Van Bael, Joseph Stitt, Zi Shi, Yufan Zhang, Mark J. Guiltinan, Siela N. Maximova, 2014, Frontiers in Microbiology

FIBRILLIN4 is required for plastoglobule development and stress resistance in apple and arabidopsis

Dharmendra K. Singh, Siela N. Maximova, Philip J. Jensen, Brian L. Lehman, Henry K. Ngugi, Timothy W. McNellis, 2010, Plant Physiology on p. 1281-1293

The salicylic acid receptor NPR3 is a negative regulator of the transcriptional defense response during early flower development in Arabidopsis

Zi Shi, Siela Maximova, Yi Liu, Joseph Verica, Mark J. Guiltinan, 2013, Molecular plant on p. 802-816

Dynamic changes in pod and fungal physiology associated with the shift from biotrophy to necrotrophy during the infection of Theobroma cacao by Moniliophthora roreri

Bryan A. Bailey, Jayne Crozier, Richard C. Sicher, Mary D. Strem, Rachel Melnick, Marcelo F. Carazzolle, Gustavo G.L. Costa, Gonçalo A.G. Pereira, Dapeng Zhang, Siela Maximova, Mark Guiltinan, Lyndel Meinhardt, 2013, Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology on p. 84-96