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

Publication Tags

Genes Cacao Theobroma Cacao Arabidopsis Gene Expression Transcription Factors Leaves Pathogens Genomics Malus Proteins Glucocorticoid Receptors Temperature Somatic Embryogenesis Phytophthora Tissues Infection Salicylic Acid Genotype Oomycetes Dexamethasone Disease Resistance Genome Somatic Embryos Apples

Most Recent Papers

Resistant and susceptible cacao genotypes exhibit defense gene polymorphism and unique early responses to Phytophthora megakarya inoculation

Désiré N. Pokou, Andrew S. Fister, Noah Winters, Mathias Tahi, Coulibaly Klotioloma, Aswathy Sebastian, James Harold Marden, Siela Maximova, Mark Guiltinan, 2019, Plant molecular biology on p. 499-516

Transcriptomic analyses of cacao cell suspensions in light and dark provide target genes for controlled flavonoid production

Adriana M. Gallego, Luisa F. Rojas, Oriana Parra, Héctor A. Rodriguez, Juan C. Mazo Rivas, Aura Inés Urrea, Lucía Atehortúa, Andrew S. Fister, Mark Guiltinan, Siela Maximova, Natalia Pabón-Mora, 2018, Scientific reports

Glucocorticoid receptor-regulated TcLEC2 expression triggers somatic embryogenesis in Theobroma cacao leaf tissue

Andrew S. Fister, Lena Landherr Sheaffer, Melanie Perryman, Yufan Zhang, Mark Guiltinan, Siela Maximova, 2018, PloS one

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

Andrew S. Fister, Lena Landherr Sheaffer, Siela Maximova, Mark 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 Maximova, Mark 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 Maximova, Mark Guiltinan, 2016, BMC genomics

Protocol

Andrew S. Fister, Zi Shi, Yufan Zhang, Emily E. Helliwell, Siela Maximova, Mark 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 Maximova, Brett M. Tyler, Mark Guiltinan, 2016, Plant Biotechnology Journal on p. 875-886

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

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

High-Impact Papers

The genome of Theobroma cacao

Xavier Argout, Jerome Salse, Jean Marc Aury, Mark Guiltinan, Gaetan Droc, Jerome Gouzy, Mathilde Allegre, Cristian Chaparro, Thierry Legavre, Siela 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 Edward 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 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 Guiltinan, 2013, BMC Plant Biology

Rootstock-regulated gene expression patterns in apple tree scions

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

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 Guiltinan, Siela Maximova, 2014, Frontiers in Microbiology

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

Philip J. Jensen, Noemi Halbrendt, Gennaro Fazio, Izabela Makalowska, Naomi S. Altman, Craig Praul, Siela Maximova, Henry K. Ngugi, Robert Michael 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 Maximova, Mark Guiltinan, Wayne R. Curtis, 2015, BMC Plant Biology

Functional analysis of the theobroma cacao NPR1 gene in arabidopsis

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

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

Dharmendra K. Singh, Siela 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 Guiltinan, 2013, Molecular plant on p. 802-816

The Theobroma cacao B3 domain transcription factor TcLEC2 plays a duel role in control of embryo development and maturation

Yufan Zhang, Adam Clemens, Siela Maximova, Mark Guiltinan, 2014, BMC Plant Biology