Peer-reviewed Articles and Invited Reviews

Obulareddy N, Panchal S, Melotto M. 2013. Guard cell purification and RNA isolation suitable for high throughput transcriptional analysis of cell-type responses to biotic stresses. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 26:844-849.

Roy D, Panchal S, Rosa BA, Melotto M. 2013. Escherichia coli O157:H7 induces stronger plant immunity than Salmonella enterica Typhimurium SL1344. Phytopathology 103:326-332. Focus Issue on Food Safety: Human Pathogens on Plants. Editor’s Pick.

Melotto M, Kunkel BN. 2013. Virulence strategies of plant pathogenic bacteria. In: Rosenberg E, Stackebrand E, DeLong EF, Thompson F, Lory S (eds) 4th Edition of The Prokaryotes – Prokaryotic Physiology and Biochemistry, Springer-Verlag, Berlin: pp. 61-82. [doi:10-1007/978-3-642-30141-4_62].

Shahid A, Ilyas A, Obulareddy N*, Melotto M, Jin M H-C, Iqbal SM. 2013. Power scavenging and optical absorbance analysis of photosynthetically active protoplasts. J. Energy Resources Tech. 135:012001.1-012001.5. [doi:10.1115/1.4007657] *Melotto Lab PhD student.

Withers J, Yao J, Mecey C, Howe GA, Melotto M, He SY. 2012. Transcription factor-dependent nuclear import of transcriptional repressors in jasmonate hormone signaling. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109:20148-20153.

Borges A, Melotto M, Tsai SM, Caldas, DGG. 2012. Changes in spatial and temporal gene expression during incompatible interaction between common bean and anthracnose pathogen. J. Plant Physiol. 15:1216-1220.

Oblessuc PR, Borges, A, Chowdhury B, Caldas DGG, Tsai SM, Camargo LEA, Melotto M. 2012. Dissecting Phaseolus vulgaris innate immune system against Colletotrichum lindemuthianum infection. PLoS One 7:e43161.

Baker CM, Chitrakar R, Obulareddy N, Panchal S, Williams P, Melotto M. 2010. Molecular battles between plant and pathogenic bacteria in the phyllosphere. Brazilian J. Med. Biol. Res. 43:698-704.

Chitrakar R, Melotto M. 2010. Assessing stomatal response to live bacterial cells using whole leaf imaging. J. Vis. Exp. 44., doi: 10.3791/2185.

Zeng W, Melotto M, He SY. 2010. Plant stomata: a checkpoint of host immunity and pathogen virulence. Curr. Op. Biotech. 21:599-603.

Triplett L, Melotto M, Sundin GW. 2009. Functional analysis of the N-terminus of the Erwinia amylovora secreted effector DspA/E reveals features required for secretion, translocation, and binding to the chaperone DspB/F. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 22:1282-1292.

Bray-Speth E, Melotto M, Zhang W, Assmann SM, He SY. 2009. Crosstalk in pathogen and hormonal regulation of guard cell signaling. In: Yoshioka K, Shinozaki K. (eds) Signal Crosstalk in Plant Stress Response, Wiley-Blackwell, John Wiley and Sons, Ltd: pp. 96-112.

Melotto M, Mecey C, Niu Y, Cheng HS, Katsir L, Yao J, Zeng W, Thines B, Staswick P, Browse J, Howe GA, He SY. 2008. A critical role of two positively charged amino acids in the Jaz motif of Arabidopsis JAZ proteins in mediating coronatine- and jasmonoyl isoleucine-dependent interactions with the COI1 F-box protein. Plant J. 55:979-988.

Melotto M, Underwood W, He SY. 2008. Role of stomata in plant innate immunity and foliar bacterial diseases. Annu. Rev. Phytopathol. 46: 101-122.

Gepts P, Aragão F, Barros E de, Blair MW, Brondani R, Broughton W, Galasso I, Hernández G, Kami J, Lariguet P, McClean P, Melotto M, Miklas P, Pauls P, Pedrosa-Harand A, Porch T, Sánchez F, Sparvoli F, Yu K. 2008. Genomics of Phaseolus beans, a major source of dietary protein and micronutrient in the Tropics. In: Moore PH, Ming R (eds) Genomics of Tropical Crop Plants, Springer, Berlin: pp. 113-143.

Thines B, Katsir L, Melotto M, Niu Y, Mandaokar A, Liu G, Nomura K, He SY, Howe GA, Browse J. 2007. JAZ repressor proteins are targets of the SCFCOI1 complex during jasmonate signaling. Nature 448:661-665.

Hanai LR, Campos T de, Camargo LEA, Benchimol LL, Souza AP de, Melotto M, Carbonell SAM, Chioratto AF, Consoli L, Formighieri EF, Siqueira MVBM, Tsai SM, Vieira MLC. 2007. Development, characterization, and comparative analysis of polymorphism at common bean SSR loci isolated from genic and genomic sources. Genome 50:266-277.

Underwood W, Melotto M, He SY. 2007. Role of plant stomata in bacterial invasion. Cellular Microbiology 9:1621-1629.

Melotto M, Underwood W, Koczan J, He SY. 2006. Plant stomata function in innate immunity against bacterial invasion. Cell 126:969-980.

Melotto M*, Monteiro-Vitorello CB, Bruschi AG, Camargo LEA. 2005. Comparative bioinformatic analysis of genes expressed in common bean seedlings. Genome 48:562-570.

Nomura K, Melotto M, He SY. 2005. Suppression of host defense in compatible plant-Pseudomonas syringae interactions. Curr. Op. Plant Biol. 8:361-368.

Chen H, McCaig BC, Melotto M, He SY, Howe GA. 2004. Regulation of plant arginase by wounding, jasmonate, and the phytotoxin coronatine. J. Biol. Chem. 279:45998-46007.

Melotto M, Coelho MF, Pedrosa-Harand A, Kelly JD, Camargo LEA. 2004. The anthracnose resistance locus Co-4 of common bean is located on chromosome 3 and contains putative disease resistance-related genes. Theor. Appl. Genet. 109:690-699.

Malvas CC, Melotto M, Truffi D, Camargo LEA. 2003. A homolog of the RPS2 disease resistance gene is constitutively expressed in Brassica oleracea. Genet. Mol. Biology 26:511-516.

Broughton WJ, Hernandez G, Blair M, Beebe S, Gepts P, Vanderleyden J. 2003. Beans (Phaseolus spp.) – Model Food Legumes. Plant and Soil 252:55-128. Member of the International Consortium for Phaseolus Genomics, Transcriptomics and Proteomics: Phaseomics.

Melotto M, Kelly JD. 2001. Fine mapping of the Co-4 locus of common bean reveals a resistance gene candidate, COK-4, that encodes for a protein kinase. Theor. Appl. Genet. 103:508-517.

Melotto M, Kelly JD. 2000. An allelic series at the Co-1 locus conditioning resistance to anthracnose in common bean of Andean origin. Euphytica 116:143-149.

Melotto M, Balardin RS, Kelly JD. 2000. Host-pathogen interaction and variability of Colletotrichum lindemuthianum. In: D. Prusky, S. Freeman, and M.B. Dickman (eds) Colletotrichum host specificity, pathology, and host-pathogen interaction, pp 346-361. APS Press, St Paul, MN, USA.

Souza AA, Burity HA, Figueiredo MVB, Silva MLRB, Melotto M, Tsai SM. 1999. Symbiotic efficiency of HUP+, HUPHR, HUP- Bradyrhizobium japonicum e Bradyrhizobium elkanii strains in cowpea cultivars. Pesq. Agropec. Brasileira. 34:1925-1031.

Rodrigues JLM, Melotto M, da Silveira JAG. 1998. Nodulin activies, hydrogenase expression and nitrogen fixation in cowpea inoculated with Hup+ and Hup- symbionts. Brazilian J. Plant Physiol. 10:85-90.

Rodrigues JLM, Melotto M, Oliveira JTA, da Silveira JAG. 1998. Efficiency of soybean nodules in relation to nodulin activities and hydrogenase expression. Brazilian J. Plant Physiol. 10:173-178.

Young RA, Melotto M, Nodari RO, Kelly JD. 1998. Marker-assisted dissection of the oligogenic anthracnose resistance in the common bean cultivar, G2333. Theor. Appl. Genet. 96:87-94.

Melotto M, Afanador L, and Kelly JD. 1996. Development of a SCAR marker linked to the I gene in common bean. Genome 39: 1216-1219.


Kelly J.D. and Melotto M. 2003. DNA encoding for a disease resistance gene from common bean and methods of use (United States Patent 6,646,183).

Non-refereed Publications

Oblessuc PR, Camargo LEA, Carbonell SAM, Chioratto AF, Rubiano LB, Melotto M. 2013. Innate immunity-responsive genes in a major QTL controlling angular leaf spot resistance. Ann. Rep. of the Bean Improv. Cooper. 56:31-32.

Oblessuc PR, Camargo LEA, Carbonell SAM, Chioratto AF, Rubiano LB, Melotto M. 2012. Determining the genomic structure of a QTL linked to angular leaf spot resistance. Ann. Rep. of the Bean Improv. Cooper. 55:39-40.

He SY, Bray-Speth E, Imboden L, Huang WN, Lee YN, Melotto M, Mecey C, Nomura K, Underwood W, Uribe F, Yao J, Zeng W. 2008. Suppression of host defense by Pseudomonas syringae in Arabidopsis. In: Lorito M, Woo S, and Scala F.(eds) Biology of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Vol 6, IS-MPMI, St Paul, MN, USA.

He SH, Bray-Speth E, DebRoy S, Hauck P, Melotto M, Nomura K, Underwood W. 2006. Suppression of Basal Innate Immunity in Arabidopsis by Pseudomonas syringae. In: F. Sánchez, C. Quinto, I.M. López-Lara, and O. Geiger (eds.) Biology of Plant-Microbe Interactions Vol. 5, pp. 236-241. International Society of Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, St Paul, MN, USA. Last 6 authors contributed equally to this work.

Melotto M*, Francisco C, Camargo LEA. 2003. Towards cloning the Co-42 locus using a bean BAC library. Ann. Rep. of the Bean Improv. Coop 46:51-52. * Corresponding author.

Melotto M, Vallejo V, Awale HE, Kelly JD. 2000. Use of RAPD and AFLP analyses to tag the Co-1 gene conditioning resistance to bean anthracnose. Ann. Rep. of the Bean Improv. Cooper. 43:84-85.

Kelly JD, Melotto M, Esteban E. 2000. Integrando la biotecnología com los métodos clásicos en la mejora de la judía. In: A.M. De Ron, and M. Santalla (eds) Actas de Mejora Genética Vegetal, pp. 13-33. Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Kelly JD, Melotto M. 1999. Biotechnology advances and classical genetic improvement in beans. Proceedings of the VI Reunião Nacional de Pesquisa de Feijão, RENAFE, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

Melotto M. 1998. Control of anthracnose in dry beans. Michigan Dry Bean Digest. Saginaw, Winter 22(2):9.

Melotto M, Kelly JD. 1998. SCAR markers linked to major disease resistance genes in common bean. Ann. Rep. of the Bean Improv. Cooper. 41:64-65.

Melotto M, Young RA, Kelly JD. 1998. Marker assisted dissection of genes conditioning resistance to anthracnose. Ann. Rep. of the Bean Improv. Coop. 41:9-10.