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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Miguel A Pineros
Plant, Soil and Nutrition Research
Research Plant Physiologist

Phone: (607) 255-5116
Fax: (607) 255-1132
Room 137
USDA,REE,ARS,NAA
ROBERT W. HOLLEY CENTER, TOWER ROAD
ITHACA, NY, 14853-2901

Projects
Genomic and Genetic Analysis of Crop Adaptation to Soil Abiotic Stresses
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 424765
Bioavailability of Iron, Zinc and Select Phytochemicals for Improved Health
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 426380

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Opt3 Is a Phloem-Specific Iron Transporter That Is Essential for Systemic Iron Signaling and Redistribution of Iron and Cadmium in Arabidopsis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhiyang, Z., Gayomba, S.R., Jung, H., Vimalakumar, N.K., Pineros, M., Rutzke, M., Danku, J., Lahner, B., Punshon, T., Guerinot, M., Salt, D.D., Kochian, L.V., Vatamaniuk, O.K. 2014. OPT3 is a phloem-specific iron transporter that is essential for systemic iron signaling and redistribution of iron and cadmium in arabidopsis. The Plant Cell. DOI: http:dx.doi.org/10.1105/tpc.114.123737.
Phosphate transporters OsPHT1;9 and OsPHT1;10 are involved in phosphate uptake in rice - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, X., Wang, Z., Pineros, M., Wang, Z., Wang, W., Li, C., Wu, Z., Kochian, L.V., Wu, P. 2014. Phosphate transporters OsPHT1;9 and OsPHT1;10 are involved in phosphate uptake in rice. Plant Cell and Environment. 37(5):1159-1170. DOI: 10.1111/pce.201437.issue-5/issuetoc.
The role of aluminum sensing and signaling in plant aluminum resistance Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Liu, J., Pineros, M., Kochian, L.V. 2014. The role of aluminum sensing and signaling in plant aluminum resistance. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology. 56(3):221-230. DOI: 10.1111/jipb.12162
Functional, structural and phylogenetic analysis of domains underlying the Al-sensitivity of the aluminium-activated malate/anion transporter, TaALMT1 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ligaba, A., Dreyer, I., Margaryan, A., Schneider, D.J., Kochian, L.V., Pineros, M. 2013. Functional, structural and phylogenetic analysis of domains underlying the Al-sensitivity of the aluminium-activated malate/anion transporter, TaALMT1. Plant Journal. 76(6):766-780. DOI: 10.1111/tpj.12332
Molecular and physiological mechanisms of plant tolerance to toxic metals Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Milner, M., Pineros, M., Kochian, L.V. 2014. Molecular and physiological mechanisms of plant tolerance to toxic metals. In: Jenks, M.A. and Hasegawa, P.M., editors. Plant Abiotic Stress, Second Edition. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. p. 179-196.
Aluminum tolerance in sorghum and maize Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Magalhaes, J.V., Maron, L.G., Pineros, M., Guimaraes, C.T., Kochian, L.V. 2013. Aluminum tolerance in sorghum and maize. In: Varshney, R., Ruberosa, R., editors. Translational genomics for crop breeding: improvement for abiotic stress, quality and yield improvement. Volume 2. Chichester, UK. Wiley and Sons Ltd. p. 83-98. DOI: 10.1002/9781118728482.ch6
Aluminum tolerance is associated with higher MATE1 gene copy-number in maize Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Maron, L., Guimareas, C., Matias, K., Albert, P.S., Birchler, J.A., Bradbury, P., Buckler IV, E.S., Coluccio, A.E., Danilova, T.V., Kudrna, D., Magalhaes, J.V., Pineros, M., Schatz, M.C., Wing, R., Kochian, L.V. 2013. Aluminum tolerance is associated with higher MATE1 gene copy-number in maize. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 110(13):5241-5246.
Low pH, aluminum and phosphorus coordinately regulate malate exudation through GmALMT1 to improve soybean adaptation to acid soils Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liang, C., Pineros, M., Tian, J., Yao, Z., Sun, L., Liu, J., Shaff, J., Liao, H., Kochian, L.V. 2013. Low pH, aluminum and phosphorus coordinately regulate malate exudation through GmALMT1 to improve soybean adaptation to acid soils. Plant Physiology. 161:1347-1361.
Incomplete transfer of accessory loci influencing SbMATE expression underlies genetic background effects for aluminum tolerance in sorghum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Melo, J., Lana, U., Pineros, M., Alves, V., Guimaraes, C., Liu, J., Zheng, Y., Zhong, S., Fei, Z., Maron, L., Schaeffert, R., Kochian, L.V., Magalhaes, J. 2013. Incomplete transfer of accessory loci influencing SbMATE expression underlies genetic background effects for aluminum tolerance in sorghum. Plant Journal. 73(2):276-288.
Maize ZmALMT2 is a root anion transporter that mediates constitutive root malate efflux - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ligaba, A., Maron, L., Shaff, J.E., Kochian, L.V., Pineros, M. 2012. Maize ZmALMT2 is a root anion transporter that mediates constitutive root malate efflux. Plant, Cell & Environment. 35(7):1365-3040.
Title A de novo synthesis citrate transporter VuMATE confers aluminum resistance in rice bean (vigna umbellata) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, X., Yang, J., Pineros, M., Kochian, L.V., Zheng, S. 2011. Title A de novo synthesis citrate transporter VuMATE confers aluminum resistance in rice bean (vigna umbellata). Plant Cell and Environment. 34:2138-2148.
Two functionally distinct members of the MATE (multidrug and toxic compound extrusion) family of transporters potentially underlie two major Al tolerance QTL in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Maron, L., Guimaraes, C., Pineros, M., Magalhaes, J., Pleiman, J., Mao, C., Kochian, L.V. 2010. Two functionally distinct members of the MATE (multidrug and toxic compound extrusion) family of transporters potentially underlie two major Al tolerance QTL in maize. Plant Journal. 61:728-740.
Phosphorylation at S384 regulates the activity of the TaALMT1 malate transporter that underlies aluminum resistance in wheat - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ligaba, A., Kochian, L.V., Pineros, M. 2009. Phosphorylation at S384 regulates the activity of the TaALMT1 malate transporter that underlies aluminum resistance in wheat. Plant Journal. 60:411-423.
Evaluation of aluminum tolerance in grapevine rootstocks - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cancado, G., Ribeiro, P., Pineros, M., Myiata, L., Alvarenga, A., Villa, F., Pasqual, M., Purgatto, E. 2009. Evaluation of aluminum tolerance in grapevine rootstocks. Vitis. 48(4):167-173.
Recent Advances on the Molecular Basis of Crop Aluminum Resistance - (Proceedings)
Kochian, L.V., Magalhaes, J., Liu, J., Hoekenga, O., Pineros, M. 2009. Recent Advances on the Molecular Basis of Crop Aluminum Resistance. Meeting Proceedings.
Maize aluminum tolerance - (Book / Chapter)
Kochian, L.V., Hoekenga, O., Magalhaes, J., Pineros, M. 2009. Maize aluminum tolerance. In: Bennetzen, J.L., Hale, E.S.C., editors. Handbook of Maize: It's Biology. New York, NY: Springer. p. 367-380.
Novel properties of the wheat aluminum tolerance organic acid transporter (TaALMT1) revealed by electrophysiological characterization in Xenopus oocytes: Functional and structural implications - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pineros, M., Kochian, L.V. 2008. Novel properties of the wheat aluminum tolerance organic acid transporter (TaALMT1) revealed by electrophysiological characterization in Xenopus oocytes: Functional and structural implications. Plant Physiology. 147:2131-2146.
Characterization of AtALMT1 expression in aluminum inducible malate release and its role for rhizotoxic stress in Arabidopsis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kobayashi, Y., Hoekenga, O., Ito, H., Nakashima, M., Saito, S., Shaff, J., Maron, L., Pineros, M., Kochian, L.V., Koyama, H. 2008. Characterization of AtALMT1 expression in aluminum inducible malate release and its role for rhizotoxic stress in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology. 145:843-852.
Not all ALMT1-type transporters mediate aluminum-activated organic acid responses: The case of AmALMT1-an anion selective transporter - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pineros, M., Cancado, G., Maron, L., Lyi, S., Menossi, M., Kochian, L.V. 2008. Not all ALMT1-type transporters mediate aluminum-activated organic acid responses: The case of AmALMT1-an anion selective transporter. Plant Journal. 53:352-367.
Elucidating the Molecular Determinants of Aluminum Tolerance in Sorghum, Maize and Rice - (Abstract Only)
Kochian, L.V., Magalhaes, J., Liu, J., Pineros, M., Maron, L. 2008. Elucidating the Molecular Determinants of Aluminum Tolerance in Sorghum, Maize and Rice. Plant and Animal Genome Conference.
The effect of plant cadmium and zinc status on root and shoot heavy metal accumulation in the heavy metal hyperaccumulator, Thlaspi caerulescens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Papoyan, A., Pineros, M., Kochian, L.V. 2007. The effect of plant cadmium and zinc status on root and shoot heavy metal accumulation in the heavy metal hyperaccumulator, Thlaspi caerulescens. New Phytologist. 175:51-58.
Molecular Cloning and Characterization of AltSB, A Major Aluminum Tolerance Gene in Sorghum - (Abstract Only)
Liu, J., Magalhaes, J., Guimaraes, C., Lana, U., Alves, V., Hoekenga, O., Shaff, J., Pineros, M., Wang, Y., Klein, P., Schaffert, R., Kochian, L.V. 2007. Molecular Cloning and Characterization of AltSB, A Major Aluminum Tolerance Gene in Sorghum [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome VX Conference Abstracts. p. 59.
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