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Maria Alejandra Moya Leon

Profesor Titular

UNIVERSIDAD DE TALCA

Talca, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Plant Physiology and Biochemistry; Biochemistry of fruit ripening; Fruit softening; Cell wall disassembly; Cell wall degrading enzymes; Aroma formation; Regulation of fruit ripening; Fruit quality; Hormonal effect on fruit ripening

Educación

  •  Plant physiology, UNIVERSITY OF READING. Reino Unido, 1994
  •  Biochemist, PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE. Chile, 1989

Experiencia Académica

  •   Profesor Titular Full Time

    Universidad de Talca

    Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas

    Talca, Chile

    2013 - A la fecha

  •   Profesor Asociado Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE TALCA

    Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas

    Talca, Chile

    2004 - 2013

  •   Profesor Asistente Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE TALCA

    Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas

    Talca, Chile

    1995 - 2004

  •   Profesor Instructor Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE TALCA

    Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas

    Talca, Chile

    1992 - 1995

  •   Profesor Conferenciante Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE TALCA

    Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas

    Talca, Chile

    1990 - 1992

Formación de Capital Humano


Human capital training (number tutored in entire academic career)
- Postdoctoral advisor: 7
- Doctoral thesis: 11
- Masters thesis: 2
- Undergraduate thesis: 20

Human capital training (last years, 2015-2021)

Postdoctoral advisor: 2
- Dra. Daniela Urbina. Postdoct PBCT (2012- 2018)
- Dr. Sebastian Molinett. Postdoc Anillo (2013-2015)

Doctoral thesis (Tutor): 4
- Rafael Zúñiga Hormazábal (2019) Efecto de la disponibilidad de substratos sobre la producción de volátiles de aroma en frutos de Physalis peruviana L. Programa de Doctorado en Ciencias mención Ingeniería Genética Vegetal, Universidad de Talca.
- Angela Arlette Méndez Yáñez (2019) Caracterización de la enzima ramnogalacturonano-liasa y su relación con la pérdida de firmeza en frutos de Fragaria chiloensis. Programa de Doctorado en Ciencias mención Ingeniería Genética Vegetal, Universidad de Talca.
- Carolina Andrea Parra Palma (in progress) Rol de las enzimas flavonoide 3’-hidroxilasa y dihidroflavonol 4-reductasa en la síntesis de antocianinas, flavonoles y flavan 3-oles en frutos de dos especies del género Fragaria. Programa de Doctorado en Ciencias mención Ingeniería Genética Vegetal, Universidad de Talca.
- Macarena Alejandra Zamorano Curaqueo (in progress) Caracterización de los factores de transcripción Shatterproof y Sepallata3 y su regulación transcripcional sobre genes que participan en el desensamblaje de la pared celular asociado con el ablandamiento de frutos de Fragaria chiloensis. Programa de Doctorado en Ciencias mención Ingeniería Genética Vegetal, Universidad de Talca.

Master thesis: 1
- Constanza Azocar Carvajal (in progress) Estudios de lignificación celular en manzana (Malus domestica) con distintos niveles de exposición al sol, mediante análisis histológicos, moleculares y metabólicos. Programa de Magister, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad Andrés Bello. (Co-tutor)

University teaching activities (2015-2021)

Postgraduate teaching:
2014-present: Coordinator in the obligatory “Curso de Organización estructural y funcional de plantas” (10 ECTS), Doctoral program in Ciencias con Mención en Ingeniería Genética Vegetal, Instituto de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad de Talca.
2014-present: Collaborator in the obligatory “Curso de Desarrollo Vegetal” (8 ECTS), Doctoral program in Ciencias con Mención en Ingeniería Genética Vegetal, Universidad de Talca.
2016-17: Coordinator of “Curso de Metodología de la Investigación”, Doctoral program in Ciencias con Mención en Ingeniería Genética Vegetal, Universidad de Talca.
2014-present: Collaborator in the obligatory “Curso de Fuentes Naturales y Sintéticas de Agentes Bioactivos” (6 ECTS), Doctoral program in Ciencias con Mención en Investigación y Desarrollo de Productos Bioactivos, Universidad de Talca.

Undergraduate teaching:
2011-present: Lecturer in charge of the course “Bioquímica Vegetal”, for students of the Faculty of Agronomy.
2018-2020: Lecturer in charge of the course "Introducción a la Bioquímica" for students of the Biochemistry carreer.
2021: Collaborator in the course "Introducción a la Bioquímica" for students of the Biochemistry carreer.
2012, 2016: Collaborator in the course “Bases Biológicas y Bioquimicas del Cuerpo Humano”, for students of the Faculty of Health (Medicine, Nursing).
2013: Collaborator in the course “Bases Biológicas y Bioquimicas”, for students of the Faculty of Health (Nursing).
2020-present: Collaborator in the course "Instrumentación bioquímica" for students of the Biochemistry carreer.
2020-present: Lecturer in charge of the course "Fisiología y Bioquímica Vegetal" for students of the Biochemistry carreer.
2021: Lecturer in charge of the course "Biotecnología de Recursos Naturales" for students of the Biochemistry carreer.

University duties:
2006-2016: Director of the Doctoral program in Ciencias con Mención en Ingeniería Genética Vegetal, Instituto de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad de Talca.
2018-2020: Director of Biochemistry, a new pre-grad program at Universidad de Talca.
2020-present: Member of the "Comité curricular" of the Biochemistry carreer at Universidad de Talca.


Difusión y Transferencia


Conference presentations (2014-2020)
2019: 6 international, 1 national
2018: 5 national
2017: 5 national
2016: 8 national, 1 international
2015: 10 national, 3 international
2014: 10 national, 4 international

2014
- Moya-León, M.A., Stappung, Y., Lizana, R., Herrera, R. (2014) Searching for hormonal responsive elements in the promoter regions of key genes within the Fragaria vesca genome. Plant and Animal Genome, San Diego, January 2014.
- Moya-León, M.A., Lizana, R., Opazo, M.C., Herrera, R. (2014) Softening of F. chiloensis. An effort to understand its hormonal regulation using transcriptomic and genomic analyses. 7th International Rosaceae Genomics Conference (RGC7), Seattle, Washington, USA, 24-26 June.
- Herrera, R., Aravena, F., Stappung, Y., Gaete, C., Moya-León, M.A. (2014) Inference of the Fragaria vesca´s transcriptome through the re-annotation of its genome. 7th International Rosaceae Genomics Conference (RGC7), Seattle, Washington, USA, 24-26 June.
- Beaudry, R., Moya, A., Lobos, G., Gonzalez, M., Miller, E., Ekinci, N. (2014) De novo fatty acid biosynthesis contributes to ester formation in some, but not all, fruits. ASHS Annual Conference.
- Valenzuela-Riffo, F., Gaete-Eastman, C., Herrera, R., Moya-León, M.A., Morales-Quintana, L. (2014) Structural characterization and molecular docking simulation of FcEXPA1 and FcEXPA2 from Fragaria chiloensis (L). Duch. XXXVII Annual Meeting Sociedad de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular de Chile, Puerto Varas, Chile, 30 Sept -3 de Octubre de 2014.
- Carrasco, C., Valenzuela, C., Moya-León, M.A., Herrera, R. (2014) Bioinformatics evaluation: use of MM-GBSA and APBS reproducing the binding free energies of XTH enzyme with different fibers polymers. XXXVII Annual Meeting Sociedad de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular de Chile, Puerto Varas, Chile, 30 Sept -3 de Octubre de 2014.
- Ramos, P., Guajardo, J., Moya-León, M.A., Herrera, R. (2014) Flavonols: molecules that playing a role in the assimetrical growth of radata pine in response to inclination. XXXVII Annual Meeting Sociedad de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular de Chile, Puerto Varas, Chile, 30 Sept -3 de Octubre de 2014.
- Gaete-Eastman C., Valenzuela, F., Morales-Quintana, L., Herrera, R., Moya-León, M.A. (2014) Molecular modelling and docking simulations of fruit-related alpha-expansins from Vasconcellea and Fragaria genus. IX Reunión Biología Vegetal, La Serena, Chile, 1-4 de Diciembre 2014.
- Gómez, J., Morales-Quintana, L., Moya-León, M.A., Herrera, R., Urbina, D. (2014) Characterization of a sepallata like transcription factor during fruit development of Fragaria vesca. IX Reunión Biología Vegetal, La Serena, Chile, 1-4 de Diciembre 2014.
- Lizana, R., Stappung, Y., Herrera, R., Moya-León, M.A. (2014) Auxins and ABA are regulating the softening of Fragaria chiloensis fruit. IX Reunión Biología Vegetal, La Serena, Chile, 1-4 de Diciembre 2014.
- Méndez, A., Molinett, S., Herrera, R., Moya-León, M.A. (2014) Molecular cloning and heterologous expression of an XTH gene differentially expressed during softening of Fragaria chiloensis. IX Reunión Biología Vegetal, La Serena, Chile, 1-4 de Diciembre 2014.
- Molinett, S., Herrera, R., Moya-León, M.A. (2014) Postharvest treatment of hydrogen sulfide delays the softening of Chilean strawberry fruit by down-regulating the expression of genes involved in pectin catabolism. IX Reunión Biología Vegetal, La Serena, Chile, 1-4 de Diciembre 2014.
- Ramos, P., Morales-Quintana, L., Moya-León, M.A., Herrera, R. (2014) Molecular and structural characterization of the transporter PrMATE1 involved in the assimetrical growth of radiata pine in response to inclination. IX Reunión Biología Vegetal, La Serena, Chile, 1-4 de Diciembre 2014.
- Sepúlveda, G., Stappung, Y., Moya-León, M.A., Herrera, R., Urbina, D. (2014) Predicted regulatory networks driven by MADS-BOX transcription factors reveal roles in development process in Fragaria vesca. IX Reunión Biología Vegetal, La Serena, Chile, 1-4 de Diciembre 2014.

2015
- Moya-León, M.A., Herrera, R. (2015) Molecular events taking place during ripening of Fragaria chiloensis fruit. Fruit/Nuts Workshop. XXIII Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, 10-14 January 2015.
- Ramos, P., Guajardo, J., Moya-León, M.A., Herrera, R. (2015) Flavonols biosynthetic genes are activated during the inclination stress response in pine. XXIII Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, 10-14 January 2015.
- Moya-León MA (2015) Avances en el proceso de ablandamiento de Fragaria chiloensis. III Reunión Anual de Fisiología y Tecnología de Postcosecha, Chile. Talca, 25 de Junio 2015. (Oral)
- Morales-Quintana, L., Méndez-Yañez, A., Beltrán, D., Molinett, S., Campano, C., Herrera, R., Moya-León, M.A. (2015) Biochemical and structural characterization of FcXTH1, a xyloglucan endo-transglycosilase/hydrolase expressed during ripening of Fragaria chiloensis fruit. XXXVIII Annual Meeting Sociedad de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular de Chile, Puerto Varas, Chile, 22-25 Sept 2015.
- Parra-Palma, C., Ramos, P., Fuentes, E., Palomo, I., Moya-León, M.A. (2015) Comparative analysis of flavonoids biosynthesis in three Fragaria species and their antioxidant and anti-platelet aggregation effects. XXXVIII Annual Meeting Sociedad de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular de Chile, Puerto Varas, Chile, 22-25 Sept 2015.
- Beltrán, D., Morales-Quintana, L., Méndez-Yañez, A., Herrera, R., Moya-León, M.A. (2015) Biochemical characterization of FcXTH1, a xyloglucan endo- transglycosilase/hydrolase from Fragaria chiloensis fruit. International Plant Molecular Biology Meeting, Cataratas de Iguazu, Brasil, 25-30 Oct 2015.
- Beltrán D., Méndez-Yañez A., Molinett S., Herrera R., Moya-León M.A., Morales-Quintana L. (2015) Glycosilation is important for the activity of FcXTH1, an enzyme related to softening of Fragaria chiloensis fruit. X Reunión Biología Vegetal, Valdivia, Chile, 1-4 Diciembre 2015.
- Gómez J., Morales-Quintana L., Moya-León M.A., Herrera R., Urbina D. (2015) An in silico approach suggests that Sepallata3 (FvSEP3) transcription factor can control the expression of XTH genes by binding to cis-elements on its promoter region. X Reunión Biología Vegetal, Valdivia, Chile, 1-4 Diciembre 2015.
- Lizana R., Stappung Y., Herrera R., Moya-León M.A. (2015) The regulation of ABA biosynthesis and its effect on the softening of F. chiloensis fruit. X Reunión Biología Vegetal, Valdivia, Chile, 1-4 Diciembre 2015.
- Méndez-Yáñez A., Urbina D., Gaete-Eastman C., González M., Herrera R., Moya-León M.A. (2015) Molecular characterization of a rhamnogalacturonan endolyase gene expressed during ripening of Fragaria chiloensis (L.) Mill. X Reunión de Biología Vegetal, Valdivia, Chile, 1-4 Diciembre 2015.
- Molinett S., Gaete C., Stappung Y., Herrera R., Moya-León M.A. (2015) A transcriptomic approach for exploring the ripening of Chilean strawberry. X Reunión de Biología Vegetal, Valdivia, Chile, 1-4 Diciembre 2015.
- Morales-Quintana L., Campano-Romero C., Herrera R., Moya-León M.A. (2015) Computational study of the glycosylation effect on FcXTH1 in protein structure and protein-ligand interaction. X Reunión de Biología Vegetal, Valdivia, Chile, 1-4 Diciembre 2015.
- Urbina D, Morales-Quintana L., Gomez J., Herrera R., Moya-León M.A. (2015) FcSEPALLA3 is able to regulate genes involved in Fragaria chiloensis fruit traits. X Reunión de Biología Vegetal, Valdivia, Chile, 1-4 Diciembre 2015.

2016
- Moya-León MA and Herrera R. (2016) Efforts to understand the ripening of Fragaria chiloensis fruit and its softening. XXXIX Reunión Anual de la Sociedad de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular de Chile, Puerto Varas, Chile, 27-30 Sept 2016.
- Valenzuela-Riffo F, Gaete-Eastman C, Herrera R, Moya-León MA, Morales-Quintana L (2016) In-silico analysis of the structure and binding site features of FcEXPA2 an alpha-expansin protein involved in ripening of Fragaria chiloensis fruit. XXXIX Reunión Anual de la Sociedad de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular de Chile, Puerto Varas, Chile, 27-30 Sept 2016
- Moya-León MA (2016) Understanding the softening.of Fragaria chiloensis fruit and its regulation. IV Reunión Anual de Fisiología y Tecnología de Postcosecha, Santiago, 20 de Octubre de 2016.
- Moya-León MA and Herrera R. (2016) Descubriendo las bondades y debilidades del fruto de Fragaria chiloensis. Seminario Regional “Frutos latinoamericanos promisorios para la promoción de la nutrición y la salud” San José de Costa Rica, 14 al 16 de Noviembre de 2016.
- Beltrán D, Carrasco-Orellana, C, Ramos P, Moya-León M A, Morales-Quintana L, Herrera R (2016) Enzymatic properties of PrXTH1enzyme, a xyloglucan endotransglycosidase/hydrolase involved in the molecular response to inclination of radiata pine. XI Reunión de Biología Vegetal, Termas de Chillán, Chile, 28 Nov - 1 Diciembre 2016.
- Mendez-Yañez A, González M, Herrera R, Moya-León MA (2016) Heterologous expression and enzymatic activity of a rhamnogalacturonan endolyase enzyme of Fragaria chiloensis. XI Reunión de Biología Vegetal, Termas de Chillán, Chile, 28 Nov - 1 Diciembre 2016.
- Moya-León MA, Lizana R, Morales-Quintana L, Gaete C, and Herrera R. (2016) Understanding the softening of Fragaria chiloensis fruit. XI Reunión de Biología Vegetal, Termas de Chillán, Chile, 28 Nov - 1 Diciembre 2016.
- Parra-Palma C, Ramos P, Moya-León MA (2016) Analysis of the interaction DFR-dihydroflavonols by molecular dynamics simulations. XI Reunión de Biología Vegetal, Termas de Chillán, Chile, 28 Nov - 1 Diciembre 2016.
- Valenzuela-Riffo F, Guajardo J, Stappung Y, Moya-León MA, Herrera R, Morales-Quintana L (2016) Transcriptional analysis and structural characterization of Xyloglucan endotransglycosylase /hydrolases (XTH) involved in softening of Fragaria chiloensis fruit. XI Reunión de Biología Vegetal, Termas de Chillán, Chile, 28 Nov - 1 Diciembre 2016.

2017
- Butanda C, Urbina D, Moya-León MA (2017) Co-suppression of FcSEP3 reveals a negative regulator role on the antioxidant properties of the white chilean strawberry fruit. XII Reunión de Biología Vegetal, Hotel Enjoy Park Lake, Pucón, Chile, 3-7 Diciembre 2017.
- Carrasco-Orellana C, Stappung J, Mendez-Yañez A, Allan AC, Esplay R, Plunkett B, Ramos P, Moya-León MA, Herrera R (2017) Identification, cloning and expression patterns of Fragaria chiloensis NAC transcription factor. XII Reunión de Biología Vegetal, Hotel Enjoy Park Lake, Pucón, Chile, 3-7 Diciembre 2017.
- Guajardo J, Stappung Y, Carrasco C, Cuadra P, Fajardo V, Moya-León MA, Herrera R (2017) Chalcone synthase from Deschampsia antarctica: isolation and characterization of the gene and structural model of the protein. XII Reunión de Biología Vegetal, Hotel Enjoy Park Lake, Pucón, Chile, 3-7 Diciembre 2017.
- Méndez-Yañez A, Moya-León MA (2017). FcRGL4: From the gene to the enzyme activity. XII Reunión de Biología Vegetal, Hotel Enjoy Park Lake, Pucón, Chile, 3-7 Diciembre 2017.
- Stappung Y, González M, Moya-León MA, Herrera R (2017) De novo transcriptome analysis identifies some transcription factors involved during the response of radiata pine seedlings to inclination. XII Reunión de Biología Vegetal, Hotel Enjoy Park Lake, Pucón, Chile, 3-7 Diciembre 2017.

2018
- Moya-León, M.A. (2018) Investigando el potencial de frutos nativos. 2° Encuentro científico: Biología Vegetal y Biotecnología. Universidad de Talca, Talca 23- 24 Julio 2018.
- Moya-León, M.A. (2018) Role of XTHs in cell wall disassembling during softening of F. chiloensis fruit. Workshop on Plant Cell Wall organizado por Universidad Andrés Bello, 2-3 Octubre, 2018.
- Moya-León, M.A. (2018) Relación de XTH con la perdida de firmeza en frutos de Fragaria chiloensis. V Reunión Anual de Fisiología y Tecnología de Postcosecha. INIA La Platina, 7 de Noviembre de 2018.
- Carrasco-Orellana C., Mendez-Yañez A., Moya-León M.A., Herrera R. (2018) Identification, expression pattern and structural characterization of a NAC transcription factor (FcNAC2) related to development of Chilean strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis) fruit. XIII Reunión de Biología Vegetal, Hotel Enjoy Puerto Varas, Chile, 3-6 Diciembre 2018.
- Zamorano-Curaqueo M., Ramos J., Mattus E., Carrasco C., Urbina D., Herrera R., Moya-León M.A. (2018) Characterization of FcSHATTERPROOF, a MADS- box type II transcription factor, acting during ripening Fragaria chiloensis fruit in coordination with FcSEPALLATA3. XIII Reunión de Biología Vegetal, Hotel Enjoy Puerto Varas, Chile, 3-6 Diciembre 2018.
- Herrera R., Méndez T., Sttapung Y., Cruz N., Moya-León M.A. (2018) Functional characterization and transcript analysis for the response to stem inclination in radiate pine seedlings. XIII Reunión de Biología Vegetal, Hotel Enjoy Puerto Varas, Chile, 3-6 Diciembre 2018.

2019
- Moya-León M.A., Herrera R. (2019) Participation of XTHs in cell wall remodelling during development and ripening of the Chilean strawberry fruit. XXVII Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, USA, 11-16 January 2019.
- Herrera, R., Moya-León, MA., Mendez, T., Stappung, Y. (2019) Molecular Response to Stem Inclination in Radiata Pine Seedlings: A Functional Characterization of the Differentially Expressed PrMADS10. XXVII Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, USA, 11-16 January 2019.
- Herrera, R., Moya-León, M.A., Stappung, Y (2019) Response to stem inclination in radiate pine young seedlings: A molecular view from differentiated stem. IUFRO 2019, NCSU, USA.
- Moya-León, M.A., Herrera, R. (2019) Unreveling the biosynthesis of esters in the Chilean papaya fruit: Participation of alcohol acyltransferases. The 3er international flavor and fragrance conference, Hotel Enjoy, Viña del Mar, 1-4 Octubre.
- Moya-León, M.A., Herrera, R. (2019) The exciting road to clarify the biosynthesis of aroma compounds in Chilean fruit. XLII Reunión Anual de la Sociedad de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular de Chile, XIV Reunión de Biología Vegetal, Hotel Gavina Sens, Iquique, Chile, 8-11 Octubre 2019.
- Herrera R., Moya-León MA. (2019) Studying alcohol acyl transferase: A key enzyme for the biosynthesis of aroma compounds. Third international conference in bioinformatics, simulations and modelling (iCBSM) 4-8 Nov 2019. Talca, Chile.
- Rodriguez-Cabello F., Arévalo B., Alvarez E., Moya-León MA., Herrera R. (2019) Structural biology of FvPip2.1a: Efficiency in water transport. Third international conference in bioinformatics, simulations and modelling (iCBSM) 4-8 Nov 2019. Talca, Chile.

2010-2016: Member of the Organizing Committee of the Plant Biology Meeting Society.

Outreach activities (2014-2020)

2016 – Talk “Maduración de frutos: un evento complejo y muy organizado” given at the II Campamento Científico, Instituto Linares, Pejerrey y Linares (12-16 December).
2017 – Coordinator of the Course “Estructura de Proteinas y Enzimas” – Laboratorios Portátiles, dictated to science teachers. Course organized in collaboration with the Allende- Conolly Foundation (10-14 July)
2017 - Talk “Understanding the softening of Fragaria chiloensis fruit” given to the academic community of the Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular de la Universidad de Córdoba, Spain (October)
2018 – Talk “Maduración de frutos y aromas”. Realizado dentro de actividades del Taller “IV Campamento Científico 2018” realizado en el Instituto Linares, Pejerrey y Linares (10-14 December).
2018 – Coordinator of the Course “Estructura de Proteinas y Enzimas” – Laboratorios Portátiles, dictated to science teachers. Course organized in collaboration with the Allende-Conolly Foundation (8-12 January)
2019 – Talk “Aroma y calidad de frutos: Aplicación de conocimiento básico a la industria hortofrutícola”. Given at Facultad de Ciencias de la Vida, Universidad Andrés Bello (29 April).
2020 - Lecturer at the Course “Biología Molecular y Genómica” – Laboratorios Portátiles, dictated to science teachers. Course organized in collaboration with the Allende-Conolly Foundation (November).



 

Article (52)

Characterization of FcXTH2, a novel xyloglucan endotransglycosylase/ hydrolase enzyme of Chilean strawberry with hydrolase activity.
Isolation of a rhamnogalacturonan lyase expressed during ripening of the Chilean strawberry fruit and its biochemical characterization.
Photooxidative stress activates a complex multigenic response integrating the phenylpropanoid pathway and ethylene, leading to lignin accumulation in apple (Malus domestica Borkh.) fruit.
Southern species from the biodiversity hotspot of central Chile: A source of color, aroma and metabolites for global agriculture and food industry in a scenario of climate change.
Induction of PrMADS10 on the lower side of bent pine tree stems: potential role in modifying plant cell wall properties and wood anatomy
Molecular events occurring during softening of strawberry fruit.
Molecular insights of a xyloglucan endo-transglycosylase/hydrolase of radiata pine (PrXTH1) expressed in response to inclination: Kinetics and computational study
Characterization of a ripening-related transcription factor FcNAC1 from Fragaria chiloensis fruit
Comparative in silico study of the differences in the structure and ligand interaction properties of three alpha-expansin proteins from Fragaria chiloensis fruit
Linking the platelet antiaggregation effect of different strawberries species with antioxidants: Metabolomic and transcript profiling of polyphenols.
Biochemical and structural characterization of Penicillium purpurogenum alpha-D galactosidase: Binding of galactose to an alternative pocket may explain enzyme inhibition
Glycosylation is important for FcXTH1 activity as judged by its structural and biochemical characterization.
XTHs from Fragaria vesca: genomic structure and transcriptomic analysis in ripening fruit and other tissues.
A differential distribution of auxin and flavonols in radiata pine stem seedlings exposed to inclination.
Antioxidant metabolism and gene expression during “stain” development on ‘Fuji’ apples during cold storage.
FcLDP1, a gene encoding a late embryogenesis abundant (LEA) domain protein, responds to brassinosteroids and abscisic acid during the development of fruits in Fragaria chiloensis.
Chilean strawberry consumption protects against LPS-induced liver injury by anti-inflammatory and antioxidant capability in Sprague-Dawley rats.
Computational study enlighten the structural role of alcohol acyltransferase DFGWG motif.
In-silico analysis of the structure and binding site features of an alfa-expansin protein from mountain papaya fruit (VpEXPA2), through molecular modeling, docking and dynamics simulation studies.
Biosynthesis of flavonoids in achenes of Fragaria chiloensis ssp chiloensis
Cloning and characterization of a xyloglucan endo-transglycosylase/hydrolase gene expressed in response to inclination in radiata pine seedlings.
Expression of FaXTH1 and FaXTH2 genes in strawberry fruit. Cloning of promoter regions and effect of plant growth regulators
Changes in the mRNA abundance of FcXTH1 and FcXTH2 promoted by hormonal treatments of Fragaria chiloensis fruit.
Characterization of two PR genes from Fragaria chiloensis in response to Botrytis cinerea infection: A comparison with Fragaria x ananassa.
Increased accumulation of anthocyanins in Fragaria chiloensis fruits by transient suppression of FcMYB1 gene.
Molecular Dynamics Simulation and Site-Directed Mutagenesis of Alcohol Acyltransferase: A Proposed Mechanism of Catalysis
Roles of the ascorbate-glutathione cycle, pigments and phenolics in postharvest ‘sunscald’ development on ‘Granny Smith’ apples (Malus domestica Borkh.).
Structural analysis of the alcohol acyltransferase protein family from Cucumis melo shows that enzyme activity depends on an essential solvent channel.
ACC oxidase and ACC synthase expression profiles after leaning of young radiata (P. radiata D. Don) and maritime pine (P. pinaster Ait.) seedlings.
Changes in antioxidant capacity during development and ripening of goldenberry (Physalis peruviana L.) fruit and in response to 1-methylcyclopropene treatment.
Effect of postharvest treatment of calcium and auxin on cell wall composition and expression of cell wall-modifying genes in the Chilean strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis) fruit.
Molecular docking simulation analysis of alcohol acyltransferases from two related species explains their different substrate selectivity.
Structural characterization and substrate specificity of VpAAT1 protein related to ester biosynthesis in mountain papaya fruit.
Changes in cell wall polysaccharides and cell wall degrading enzymes during ripening of Fragaria chiloensis and Fragaria ×ananassa fruits
Characterization of two divergent cDNAs encoding xyloglucan endotransglucosylase/ hydrolase (XTH) expressed in Fragaria chiloensis fruit.
Comparison of transcriptional profiles of flavonoid genes and anthocyanin contents during fruit development of two botanical forms of Fragaria chiloensis ssp. chiloensis.
Effect of DPA and 1-MCP on chemical compounds related to superficial scald of Granny Smith apples
Isolation of genes differentially expressed during development and ripening of Fragaria chiloensis fruit by suppression subtractive hybridization.
VpAAT1, a gene encoding an alcohol acyltransferase, is involved in ester biosynthesis during ripening of mountain papaya fruit.
Analysis of target genes that affect the softening of the Chilean strawberry fruit.
Aroma development during ripening of F. chiloensis fruit and participation of an alcohol acyltransferase (FcAAT1) gene.
Differential expression levels of aroma-related genes during ripening of apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.)
Expression of an ethylene-related expansin gene during softening of mountain papaya fruit (Vasconcellea pubescens)
Expression of five expansin genes during softening of Fragaria chiloensis fruit. Effect of auxin treatment.
The aroma development during storage of Castlebrite apricots as evaluated by gas chromatography, electronic nose, and sensory analysis.
Softening rate of the Chilean strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis) fruit reflects the expression of polygalacturonase and pectate lyase genes
Development of aroma compounds and sensory quality of ‘Royal Gala’ apples during storage.
Treatment with 1-MCP and the role of ethylene in aroma development of mountain papaya fruit
1-MCP treatment preserves aroma quality of Packham`s Triumph pears during long-term storage
Evolución de Madurez en Pre y Postcosecha y Potencialidad de Almacenaje de Peras Packham's Triumph
Genetic variation in a chilean endangered endemic: Gomortega keule (Molina) Baillon
Ripening of mountain papaya (Vasconcellea pubescens) and ethylene dependence of some ripening events

BookSection (1)

Anthocyanins: Food sources and benefits to consumer´s health.

ConferenceProceedingWhole (7)

Identification, cloning and expression patterns of Fragaria chiloensis NAC transcription factor
Descubriendo las bondades y debilidades del fruto de Fragaria chiloensis.
Efforts to understand the ripening of Fragaria chiloensis fruit and its softening
Understanding the softening of Fragaria chiloensis fruit.
Avances en el proceso de ablandamiento de Fragaria chiloensis.
Comparative analysis of flavonoids biosynthesis in three Fragaria species and their antioxidant and anti-platelet aggregation effects
Molecular events taking place during ripening of Fragaria chiloensis fruit.

Proyecto (13)

Understanding the role of ABA and transcription factors on softening of Chilean strawberry fruit
Ripening regulation of the Chilean strawberry fruit: roles of hormones and molecular regulators.
Advanced center for the integrative study of fruit ripening: Molecular and physiological basis of complex quality traits of the Chilean strawberry fruit (ACIS)
Hormonal regulation during ripening in the Chilean strawberry fruit: a deeper view insight the molecular events
Biochemical and molecular responses of apple peel to photo-oxidative damage in the presence of elevated temperature (sun-damage=sunburn) during fruit development under acclimated and non-acclimated conditions.
Análisis comparativo del proceso de ablandamiento entre Fragaria x ananassa y Fragaria chiloensis. Evaluación del efecto hormonal sobre la expresión de genes y enzimas involucradas en la modificación de la composición y estructura de la pared celular
Respuesta gravitrópica y diversidad genética en coníferas
Buscando la consolidación del Programa de Doctorado en Ciencias mención Ingeniería Genética Vegetal a través de la Innovación
Centro de investigación de la maduración y calidad de frutilla chilena
Fortalecimiento de programas de investigación en Biología Aplicada a la Producción Vegetal
Desarrollo de variedades de frutilla comercial mejoradas en aroma mediante la utilización de germoplasma de frutillas silvestres
Red en biotecnología agrícola: vinculación académica UTALCA-Michigan State University.
Revealing the molecular events in the synthesis of aroma during fruit ripening
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Maria Moya

Profesor Titular

Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas

UNIVERSIDAD DE TALCA

Talca, Chile

8
Raúl Herrera

Académico

Biología Molecular y Biotecnología

Universidad de Talca

Talca, Chile

3
Luis Morales

Profesor Asistente

Intituto de Ciencias Biomédicas

Universidad Autónoma de Chile

Talca, Chile

2
CLAUDIA MOGGIA

PROFESOR ASOCIADO

HORTICULTURA

UNIVERSITY OF TALCA

Talca, Chile

1
Angela Méndez

Editora y Escritora de Tesis de Pregrado y Magíster

Particular

Linares, Chile

1
Patricio Ramos

academico

Instituto de ciencias biológicas

UNIVERSIDAD DE TALCA

Talca, Chile

1
Cristian Balbontin

Investigador

Produccion Vegetal

Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias

Chillán, Chile

1
Andrea Vega

Assistant Professor

Ciencias Vegetales

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Paula Pimentel

Coordinator of Plant Stress Physiology laboratory

Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Fruticultura

Rengo, Chile

1
Daniela Urbina

Profesor Instructor

Facultad de recursos naturales renovables

Universidad Arturo Prat

iquique, Chile

1
Peter Caligari

Science Advisor

CGNA

Temuco, Chile