Siela Maximova

    • 1631 Citations
    • 21 h-Index
    19982019
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    Research Output 1998 2019

    • 1631 Citations
    • 21 h-Index
    • 46 Article
    • 3 Conference contribution
    Article
    8 Citations (Scopus)
    Theobroma cacao
    Disease Resistance
    Cacao
    disease resistance
    Glycerol
    71 Citations (Scopus)

    Bacterial endophytes: Bacillus spp. from annual crops as potential biological control agents of black pod rot of cacao

    Melnick, R. L., Zidack, N. K., Bailey, B. A., Maximova, S. N., Guiltinan, M. & Backman, P. A., Jul 1 2008, In : Biological Control. 46, 1, p. 46-56 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Bacillus (bacteria)
    endophytes
    biological control agents
    pods
    Phytophthora capsici
    16 Citations (Scopus)

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

    Zhang, Y., Maximova, S. N. & Guiltinan, M. J., Apr 14 2015, In : Frontiers in Plant Science. 6, APR, p. 1-12 12 p., 239.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    acyl carrier protein
    Theobroma cacao
    chocolate
    fatty acid composition
    cocoa butter
    15 Citations (Scopus)

    Characterization of the basal angiosperm Aristolochia fimbriata: A potential experimental system for genetic studies

    Bliss, B. J., Wanke, S., Barakat, A., Ayyampalayam, S., Wickett, N., Wall, P. K., Jiao, Y., Landherr, L., Ralph, P. E., Hu, Y., Neinhuis, C., Leebens-Mack, J., Arumuganathan, K., Clifton, S. W., Maximova, S. N., Ma, H. & dePamphilis, C. W., Jan 24 2013, In : BMC plant biology. 13, 1, 13.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Aristolochia
    Angiospermae
    life cycle (organisms)
    Aristolochiaceae
    plant-insect relations
    32 Citations (Scopus)

    Developmental expression of stress response genes in Theobroma cacao leaves and their response to Nep1 treatment and a compatible infection by Phytophthora megakarya

    Bailey, B. A., Bae, H., Strem, M. D., Antúnez De Mayolo, G., Guiltinan, M., Verica, J. A., Maximova, S. & Bowers, J. H., Jun 1 2005, In : Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. 43, 6, p. 611-622 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Phytophthora
    Theobroma cacao
    Cacao
    stress response
    Infection
    18 Citations (Scopus)

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

    Bailey, B. A., Crozier, J., Sicher, R. C., Strem, M. D., Melnick, R., Carazzolle, M. F., Costa, G. G. L., Pereira, G. A. G., Zhang, D., Maximova, S., Guiltinan, M. & Meinhardt, L., Jan 1 2013, In : Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology. 81, p. 84-96 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    fungus physiology
    Moniliophthora roreri
    Theobroma cacao
    Cacao
    Expressed Sequence Tags
    2 Citations (Scopus)

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

    Leandro-Muñoz, M. E., Tixier, P., Germon, A., Rakotobe, V., Phillips-Mora, W., Maximova, S. & Avelino, J., Oct 2017, In : PloS one. 12, 10, e0184638.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Moniliophthora
    Moniliophthora roreri
    Cacao
    Signs and Symptoms
    pods
    69 Citations (Scopus)

    Efficiency, genotypic variability, and cellular origin of primary and secondary somatic embryogenesis of Theobroma Cacao L.

    Maximova, S. N., Alemanno, L., Young, A., Ferriere, N., Traore, A. & Guiltinan, M. J., Jan 1 2002, In : In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology - Plant. 38, 3, p. 252-259 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Theobroma cacao
    Cacao
    somatic embryogenesis
    Embryonic Development
    tissue culture
    10 Citations (Scopus)

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

    Helliwell, E. E., Vega-Arreguín, J., Shi, Z., Bailey, B., Xiao, S., Maximova, S. N., Tyler, B. M. & Guiltinan, M. J., Mar 1 2016, In : Plant Biotechnology Journal. 14, 3, p. 875-886 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Phosphate-Binding Proteins
    Oomycetes
    Theobroma cacao
    Cacao
    phosphatidylinositols
    45 Citations (Scopus)

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

    Florez, S. L., Erwin, R. L., Maximova, S. N., Guiltinan, M. J. & Curtis, W. R., May 16 2015, In : BMC plant biology. 15, 1, 121.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Theobroma cacao
    somatic embryogenesis
    transcription factors
    embryogenesis
    Arabidopsis thaliana
    Cacao
    Genomics
    Chromosomes, Human, Pair 1
    Genes
    Manuscripts
    37 Citations (Scopus)

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

    Singh, D. K., Maximova, S. N., Jensen, P. J., Lehman, B. L., Ngugi, H. K. & McNellis, T. W., Nov 1 2010, In : Plant physiology. 154, 3, p. 1281-1293 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Malus
    Arabidopsis
    stress tolerance
    apples
    Light
    13 Citations (Scopus)

    Field performance of Theobroma cacao L. plants propagated via somatic embryogenesis

    Maximova, S., Young, A., Pishak, S. & Guiltinan, M., Dec 1 2008, In : In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology - Plant. 44, 6, p. 487-493 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Theobroma cacao
    Cacao
    somatic embryogenesis
    Embryonic Development
    Saint Lucia
    40 Citations (Scopus)

    Functional analysis of the theobroma cacao NPR1 gene in arabidopsis

    Shi, Z., Maximova, S., Liu, Y., Verica, J. & Guiltinan, M., Nov 15 2010, In : BMC Plant Biology. 10, 248.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Theobroma cacao
    Arabidopsis
    salicylic acid
    genes
    transcription factors
    13 Citations (Scopus)

    Functional genomics of cacao

    Micheli, F., Guiltinan, M., Gramacho, K. P., Wilkinson, M. J., Figueira, A. V. D. O., Cascardo, J. C. D. M., Maximova, S. & Lanaud, C., Jan 1 2010, In : Advances in Botanical Research. 55, C, p. 119-177 59 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    chocolate
    genomics
    flavor
    chocolate liquor
    Moniliophthora perniciosa
    16 Citations (Scopus)
    Theobroma cacao
    chocolate
    somatic embryos
    somatic embryogenesis
    gene expression

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

    Fister, A. S., Landherr, L., Perryman, M., Zhang, Y., Guiltinan, M. J. & Maximova, S. N., Nov 2018, In : PloS one. 13, 11, e0207666.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Theobroma cacao
    Cacao
    Glucocorticoid Receptors
    somatic embryos
    somatic embryogenesis
    15 Citations (Scopus)

    Infection biology of Moniliophthora perniciosa on Theobroma cacao and alternate solanaceous hosts

    Marelli, J. P., Maximova, S., Gramacho, K. P., Kang, S. & Guiltinan, M., Nov 1 2009, In : Tropical Plant Biology. 2, 3, p. 149-160 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Moniliophthora perniciosa
    Theobroma cacao
    Cacao
    biotypes
    Biological Sciences
    91 Citations (Scopus)
    transfer DNA
    Agrobacterium
    Malus
    Green Fluorescent Proteins
    green fluorescent protein
    52 Citations (Scopus)

    Isolation of ESTs from cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) leaves treated with inducers of the defense response

    Verica, J. A., Maximova, S., Strem, M. D., Carlson, J. E., Bailey, B. A. & Guiltinan, M., Nov 1 2004, In : Plant Cell Reports. 23, 6, p. 404-413 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Theobroma cacao
    leaves
    unigenes
    suppression subtractive hybridization
    gene activation
    15 Citations (Scopus)

    Knockdown of FIBRILLIN4 Gene Expression in Apple Decreases Plastoglobule Plastoquinone Content

    Singh, D. K., Laremore, T. N., Smith, P. B., Maximova, S. N. & McNellis, T. W., Oct 12 2012, In : PloS one. 7, 10, e47547.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Plastoquinone
    Malus
    Gene expression
    chloroplasts
    apples

    Metabolomic profile of cacao cell suspensions growing in blue light/dark conditions with potential in food biotechnology

    Gallego, A. M., Rojas, L. F., Rodriguez, H. A., Mora, C., Atehortúa, L., Urrea, A. I., Guiltinan, M., Maximova, S., Gaquerel, E., Zuluaga, M. & Pabón-Mora, N., Nov 1 2019, In : Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture. 139, 2, p. 275-294 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    food biotechnology
    metabolomics
    blue light
    cell suspension culture
    flavonoids
    25 Citations (Scopus)

    Micropropagation of Theobroma cacao L. using somatic embryo-derived plants

    Traore, A., Maximova, S. & Guiltinan, M., May 1 2003, In : In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology - Plant. 39, 3, p. 332-337 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Theobroma cacao
    Cacao
    micropropagation
    somatic embryos
    Seeds
    21 Citations (Scopus)

    Moxalactam as a counter-selection antibiotic for Agrobacterium-mediated transformation and its positive effects on Theobroma cacao somatic embryogenesis

    Antúnez De Mayolo, G., Maximova, S. N., Pishak, S. & Guiltinan, M. J., Apr 1 2003, In : Plant Science. 164, 4, p. 607-615 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    moxalactam
    Moxalactam
    Agrobacterium
    Theobroma cacao
    Cacao
    57 Citations (Scopus)

    Over-expression of a cacao class I chitinase gene in Theobroma cacao L. enhances resistance against the pathogen, Colletotrichum gloeosporioides

    Maximova, S. N., Marelli, J. P., Young, A., Pishak, S., Verica, J. A. & Guiltinan, M. J., Sep 1 2006, In : Planta. 224, 4, p. 740-749 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Colletotrichum
    MHC Class I Genes
    Theobroma cacao
    Cacao
    Glomerella cingulata
    46 Citations (Scopus)

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

    Mejía, L. C., Herre, E. A., Sparks, J. P., Winter, K., García, M. N., Van Bael, S. A., Stitt, J., Shi, Z., Zhang, Y., Guiltinan, M. J. & Maximova, S. N., Jan 1 2014, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 5, SEP, 479.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Endophytes
    Fungi
    Cacao
    Photosynthesis
    Nitrogen
    68 Citations (Scopus)
    anthocyanidins
    Theobroma cacao
    proanthocyanidins
    synthesis
    genes
    12 Citations (Scopus)

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

    Niemenak, N., Kaiser, E., Maximova, S., Laremore, T. N. & Guiltinan, M., May 5 2015, In : Journal of Plant Physiology. 180, p. 49-60 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Theobroma cacao
    Cacao
    Proteome
    proteome
    somatic embryos
    13 Citations (Scopus)

    Protocol: Transient expression system for functional genomics in the tropical tree Theobroma cacao L.

    Fister, A. S., Shi, Z., Zhang, Y., Helliwell, E. E., Maximova, S. N. & Guiltinan, M. J., Mar 11 2016, In : Plant Methods. 12, 1, 19.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Theobroma cacao
    Cacao
    Genomics
    genomics
    leaves
    7 Citations (Scopus)

    Regeneration and plantlet devel'pment from somatic tissues of Aristolochia fimbriata

    Bliss, B. J., Sheaffer, L. L., Depamphilis, C. W., Ma, H., Hu, Y. & Maximova, S., Jul 1 2009, In : Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture. 98, 1, p. 105-114 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Aristolochia
    plantlets
    shoots
    Angiospermae
    explants

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

    Pokou, D. N., Fister, A. S., Winters, N., Tahi, M., Klotioloma, C., Sebastian, A., Marden, J. H., Maximova, S. & Guiltinan, M., Mar 1 2019, In : Plant molecular biology. 99, 4-5, p. 499-516 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Phytophthora
    Cacao
    Genotype
    genetic polymorphism
    genotype
    43 Citations (Scopus)

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

    Jensen, P. J., Halbrendt, N., Fazio, G., Makalowska, I., Altman, N., Praul, C., Maximova, S. N., Ngugi, H. K., Crassweller, R. M., Travis, J. W. & McNellis, T. W., Jan 9 2012, In : BMC genomics. 13, 1, 9.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Malus
    Gene Expression
    Erwinia amylovora
    Necrosis
    L-Iditol 2-Dehydrogenase
    49 Citations (Scopus)

    Rootstock-regulated gene expression patterns in apple tree scions

    Jensen, P. J., Makalowska, I., Altman, N. S., Fazio, G., Praul, C., Maximova, S., Crassweller, R. M., Travis, J. W. & McNellis, T. W., Jan 1 2010, In : Tree Genetics and Genomes. 6, 1, p. 57-72 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    rootstock
    Malus
    scions
    gene expression
    rootstocks
    81 Citations (Scopus)
    Plant Somatic Embryogenesis Techniques
    Theobroma cacao
    Cacao
    Bony Callus
    somatic embryos
    48 Citations (Scopus)

    Stable transformation of Theobroma cacao L. and influence of matrix attachment regions on GFP expression

    Maximova, S., Miller, C., Antúnez De Mayolo, G., Pishak, S., Young, A. & Guiltinan, M., Jun 1 2003, In : Plant Cell Reports. 21, 9, p. 872-883 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Theobroma cacao
    transgenic plants
    somatic embryos
    genetically modified organisms
    genetic markers
    10 Citations (Scopus)

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

    Liu, Y., Shi, Z., Maximova, S., Payne, M. J. & Guiltinan, M., Jun 25 2015, In : BMC Plant Biology. 15, 1, 160.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Theobroma cacao
    proanthocyanidins
    anthocyanidins
    transcription factors
    Arabidopsis
    12 Citations (Scopus)

    TcNPR3 from Theobroma cacao functions as a repressor of the pathogen defense response

    Shi, Z., Zhang, Y., Maximova, S. N. & Guiltinan, M. J., Dec 6 2013, In : BMC plant biology. 13, 1, 204.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Theobroma cacao
    Arabidopsis
    pathogens
    flowers
    leaves
    370 Citations (Scopus)

    The genome of Theobroma cacao

    Argout, X., Salse, J., Aury, J. M., Guiltinan, M., Droc, G., Gouzy, J., Allegre, M., Chaparro, C., Legavre, T., Maximova, S., Abrouk, M., Murat, F., Fouet, O., Poulain, J., Ruiz, M., Roguet, Y., Rodier-Goud, M., Barbosa-Neto, J. F., Sabot, F., Kudrna, D. & 41 others, Ammiraju, J. S. S., Schuster, S. C., Carlson, J. E., Sallet, E., Schiex, T., Dievart, A., Kramer, M., Gelley, L., Shi, Z., Bérard, A., Viot, C., Boccara, M., Risterucci, A. M., Guignon, V., Sabau, X., Axtell, M., Ma, Z., Zhang, Y., Brown, S., Bourge, M., Golser, W., Song, X., Clement, D., Rivallan, R., Tahi, M., Akaza, J. M., Pitollat, B., Gramacho, K., D'Hont, A., Brunel, D., Infante, D., Kebe, I., Costet, P., Wing, R., McCombie, W. R., Guiderdoni, E., Quetier, F., Panaud, O., Wincker, P., Bocs, S. & Lanaud, C., Jan 1 2011, In : Nature Genetics. 43, 2, p. 101-108 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Cacao
    Genome
    Chromosomes
    Genes
    Genome Size
    13 Citations (Scopus)

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

    Fister, A. S., Mejia, L. C., Zhang, Y., Herre, E. A., Maximova, S. N. & Guiltinan, M. J., May 17 2016, In : BMC genomics. 17, 1, 363.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Cacao
    Genes
    Colletotrichum
    Phytophthora
    Genome
    24 Citations (Scopus)

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

    Shi, Z., Maximova, S., Liu, Y., Verica, J. & Guiltinan, M. J., May 2013, In : Molecular plant. 6, 3, p. 802-816 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Salicylic Acid
    Arabidopsis
    salicylic acid
    transcription factors
    flowering
    22 Citations (Scopus)

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

    Zhang, Y., Clemens, A., Maximova, S. & Guiltinan, M., Apr 24 2014, In : BMC Plant Biology. 14, 1, 106.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Theobroma cacao
    somatic embryogenesis
    embryogenesis
    transcription factors
    somatic embryos
    79 Citations (Scopus)

    Towards the understanding of the cocoa transcriptome: Production and analysis of an exhaustive dataset of ESTs of Theobroma cacao L. generated from various tissues and under various conditions

    Argout, X., Fouet, O., Wincker, P., Gramacho, K., Legavre, T., Sabau, X., Risterucci, A. M., Da Silva, C., Cascardo, J., Allegre, M., Kuhn, D., Verica, J., Courtois, B., Loor, G., Babin, R., Sounigo, O., Ducamp, M., Guiltinan, M. J., Ruiz, M., Alemanno, L. & 8 others, Machado, R., Phillips, W., Schnell, R., Gilmour, M., Rosenquist, E., Butler, D., Maximova, S. & Lanaud, C., Oct 30 2008, In : BMC genomics. 9, 512.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Cacao
    Expressed Sequence Tags
    Gene Expression Profiling
    Gene Ontology
    Quality Improvement
    1 Citation (Scopus)

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

    Gallego, A. M., Rojas, L. F., Parra, O., Rodriguez, H. A., Mazo Rivas, J. C., Urrea, A. I., Atehortúa, L., Fister, A. S., Guiltinan, M., Maximova, S. & Pabón-Mora, N., Dec 1 2018, In : Scientific reports. 8, 1, 13575.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Cacao
    Flavonoids
    Suspensions
    Catechin
    Light
    18 Citations (Scopus)
    Theobroma cacao
    Agrobacterium
    pathogenesis
    RNA
    suppressor genes
    5 Citations (Scopus)

    Two Theobroma cacao genotypes with contrasting pathogen tolerance show aberrant transcriptional and ROS responses after salicylic acid treatment

    Fister, A. S., O'Neil, S. T., Shi, Z., Zhang, Y., Tyler, B. M., Guiltinan, M. J. & Maximova, S. N., Jan 1 2015, In : Journal of experimental botany. 66, 20, p. 6245-6258 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Theobroma cacao
    Cacao
    Salicylic Acid
    salicylic acid
    Genotype
    3 Citations (Scopus)

    Yield performance and bean quality traits of cacao propagated by grafting and somatic embryo-derived cuttings

    Goenaga, R., Guiltinan, M., Maximova, S., Seguine, E. & Irizarry, H., Mar 1 2015, In : HortScience. 50, 3, p. 358-362 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    plant cuttings
    grafting (plants)
    somatic embryos
    beans
    dry beans
    Conference contribution
    11 Citations (Scopus)

    Expression of designed antimicrobial peptides in Theobroma cacao L. Trees reduces leaf necrosis caused by phytophthora spp.

    Mejía, L. C., Guiltinan, M. J., Shi, Z., Landherr, L. & Maximova, S. N., Jan 1 2012, Small Wonders: Peptides for Disease Control. American Chemical Society, p. 379-395 17 p. (ACS Symposium Series; vol. 1095).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Peptides
    Fungi
    Bacteria
    Animals
    Pathogens

    Genetic and environmental manipulation of somatic embryo formation for plant improvement

    Curtis, M. S., Florez, S., Maximova, S., Guiltinan, M. & Curtis, W. R., Jan 1 2013, Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Division 2013 - Core Programming Area at the 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting: Global Challenges for Engineering a Sustainable Future. AIChE, p. 721-722 2 p. (Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Division 2013 - Core Programming Area at the 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting: Global Challenges for Engineering a Sustainable Future).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    somatic embryos
    Seeds
    3 Citations (Scopus)

    Rootstock-regulated gene expression profiling in apple trees reveals genes whose expression levels are associated with fire blight resistance

    Jensen, P. J., McNellis, T. W., Altman, N. S., Maximova, S., Crassweller, R. M., Halbrendt, N., Travis, J. W., Praul, C. A. & Makalowska, I., Aug 1 2011, IX International Symposium on Integrating Canopy, Rootstock and Environmental Physiology in Orchard Systems. International Society for Horticultural Science, p. 87-93 7 p. (Acta Horticulturae; vol. 903).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Erwinia amylovora
    rootstocks
    apples
    gene expression
    scions