Dr. Maeli Melotto- Publications

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

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. doi:10.1111/j.1462-5822.2007.00938.x.

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

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: “Biology of Plant-Microbe Interactions” Vol. 5. F. Sánchez, C. Quinto, I.M. López-Lara, and O. Geiger (eds.). pp. 236-241. IS-MPMI, St Paul, MN, USA.

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

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. * Corresponding author.

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: “Colletotrichum host specificity, pathology, and host-pathogen interaction”. D. Prusky, S. Freeman, and M.B. Dickman (eds.), pp 346-361. APS Press, St Paul, MN, USA.

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

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).