Ø A role for ALF4 during gall and giant cell development in the biotic interaction between Arabidopsis and Meloidogyne spp. 

Olmo R, Cabrera J, Fenoll C and Escobar C.

Physiologia Plantarum, 165 :17-28.  2019.




Ø POLAR-guided signalling complex assembly and localization drive asymmetric cell division

Houbaert A, Zhang C, Tiwari M, Wang K, de Marcos Serrano A, Savatin DV, Urs MJ, Zhiponova MK, Gudesblat GE, Vanhoutte I, Eeckhout D, Boeren S, Karimi M, Betti C, Jacobs T, Fenoll C, Mena M, de Vries S, De Jaeger G, Russinova E.

Nature, 563(7732):574-578. 2018.


Ø Silenced retrotransposons are major rasiRNAs targets in Arabidopsis galls induced by Meloidogyne javanica

Ruiz-Ferrer V, Cabrera J, Martinez-Argudo I, Artaza H, Fenoll C and Escobar C.

Molecular Plant Pathology, 19(11) pp 2431-2445.  2018.


Ø  Overexpression of a SDD1-Like gene from wild tomato decreases stomatal density and enhances dehydration avoidance in Arabidopsis and cultivated tomato 

Morales-Navarro S, Pérez-Díaz JR, Ortega A, de Marcos A, Mena M, Fenoll C, González-Villanueva E and Ruiz-Lara S.

Frontiers in Plant Science9:940.  2018. 


Ø sRNAs involved in the regulation of plant developmental processes are altered during the root-knot nematode interaction for feeding site formation

Cabrera J, Ruiz-Ferrer V, Fenoll C and Escobar C.

European Journal of Plant Pathology, 152:945.  2018.


Ø Arabidopsis HIPP27 is a host susceptibility gene for the beet cyst nematode Heterodera schachtii

Radakovic ZS, Shahzad Anjam M, Escobar E, Chopra D, Cabrera J, Silva AC, Escobar C, Sobczak M, Grundler FMW and Siddique S.

Molecular Plant Pathology19: 1917-1928.  2018.


Ø The role of programmed cell death regulator LSD1 in nematode- induced syncytium formation

Matuszkiewicz M, Sobczak M, Cabrera J,  Escobar C, Karpinski S and Filipecki M.

Frontiers in Plant Science9: 314.  2018. 


Ø A Phenotyping Method of Giant Cells from Root-Knot Nematode Feeding Sites by Confocal Microscopy Highlights a Role for CHITINASE-LIKE 1 in Arabidopsis

Cabrera J, Olmo R, Ruíz-Ferrer V, Abreu I, Hermans C, Fenoll C and Escobar C.

International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 19 (2): 429. 2018.


Ø A role for the gene regulatory module microRNA172/TARGET OF EARLY ACTIVATION TAGGED 1/FLOWERING LOCUS T (miRNA172/TOE1/FT) in the feeding sites induced by Meloidogyne javanica in Arabidopsis thaliana

Díaz-Manzano FE, Cabrera J, Ripoll JJ, del Olmo I, Andrés MF, Silva AC, Barcala M, Sánchez M, Ruíz-Ferrer V, de Almeida-Engler J, Yanofsky MF, Piñeiro M, Jarillo JA, Fenoll C and Escobar C.

New Phytologist, 217 (2): 813-827. 2018.



Ø Anatomical Alterations in Plant Tissues Induced by Plant-Parasitic Nematodes.

Palomares-Rius JE, Escobar C, Cabrera J, Vovlas A and Castillo P.

Frontiers in Plant Science, 8: 1987.  2017


Ø Characterization of microRNAs from Arabidopsis galls highlights a role for miR159 in the plant response to the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita.

Medina C, da Rocha M, Magliano M, Ratpopoulo A, Revel B, Marteu N, Magnone V, Lebrigand K, Cabrera J, Barcala M, Silva AC, Millar A4, Escobar C, Abad P, Favery B, Jaubert-Possamai S.

New Phytologist, 216 (3), 882-896. 2017.


Ø Root-knot and Cyst Nematodes activate procambium-Associated genes in Arabidopsis roots.

Yamaguchi, YL, Suzuki, R, Cabrera, J, Nakagami, S, Sagara, T, Ejima, C, Sano, R, Aoki, Y, Olmo, R, Kurata, T, Obayashi, T, Demura, T, Ishida, T, Escobar, C, Sawa, S.

Frontiers in Plant Science, 8: 1195.  2017


Ø A mutation in the bHLH domain of the SPCH transcription factor uncovers a BR-dependent mechanism for stomatal development.

de Marcos, A., Houbaert, A.,  Triviño, M., Delgado, D., Martín-Trillo, M., Russinova, E., Fenoll, C and Mena M.

Plant Physiology, 174 (2): 823-842. 2017.


Ø Molecular transducers from roots are triggered in Arabidopsis leaves by root-knot nematodes for successful feeding site formation: a conserved post-embryogenic de novo organogenesis program?

Olmo, RCabrera, J, Moreno-Risueno, MA, Fukaki, H, Fenoll C, Escobar, C.

Frontiers in Plant Science, 8: 875.  2017


Ø A Standardized Method to Assess Infection Rates of Root-Knot and Cyst Nematodes in Arabidopsis thaliana Mutants with Alterations in Root Development Related to Auxin and Cytokinin Signaling.

Olmo, R, Silva, AC,  Diaz-Manzano, FE, Cabrera, J, Fenoll, C, Escobar, C.

Auxins and Cytokinins in Plant Biology. Methods in Molecular Biology. 1569: 73-81. 2017



 Ø Belowground Defence Strategies Against Sedentary Nematodes. In Belowground Defence Strategies in Plants

Barcala, M, Cabrera, J, Fenoll C, Escobar, C.

In Belowground Defence Strategies in Plants, C.M.F. Vos and K. Kazan, eds (Springer International Publishing), 

pp 221-251. 2016


  Ø A reliable protocol for in situ microRNAs detection in feeding sites induced by root-knot nematodes.

Díaz-Manzano, FE, Barcala, M, Engler, G, Fenoll C, De Almeida-Engler, J, Escobar, C.

Frontiers in Plant Science7: 966.  2016


Ø Differentially expressed small RNAs in Arabidopsis galls formed by Meloidogyne javanica: a functional role for miR390 and its TAS3-derived tasiRNAs.

Cabrera, J, Barcala, M, García, A, Río-Machín, A, Medina, C, Jaubert-Possamai, S, Favery, B, Maizel, A, Ruiz-Ferrer, V, Fenoll, C, Escobar, C.

New Phytologist, 209 (4). 1625-1640    2016


Ø Long-term in vitro system for maintenance and amplification of root-knot nematodes in Cucumis sativus roots.

Díaz-Manzano, FE, Olmo, R, Cabrera, J, Barcala, M, Escobar, C, Fenoll, C.

Frontiers in Plant Science, 7: 124.  2016


Ø  Too many faces for TOO MANY MOUTHS?

de Marcos, A., Triviño, M., Fenoll, C and Mena M.

New Phytologist, 210 (3): 779–785. 2016.




Ø  Phenotyping nematode feeding sites: three-dimensional reconstruction and volumetric measurements of giant cells induced by root-knot nematodes in Arabidopsis

Cabrera J, Diaz-Manzano FE, Barcala, M, Arganda-Carrera I, De Almeida-Engler, J, Engler, G, Fenoll C, Escobar C.

New Phytologist, 206 (2): 868–880. 2015


Ø  Transcriptional profiles of Arabidopsis stomataless mutants reveal developmental and physiological features of life in the absence of stomata

De Marcos A, Triviño M., Pérez-Bueno ML, Ballesteros I., Barón M., Mena M & Fenoll, C

Frontiers in Plant Science, 23, 6: 456. 2015


Ø  The Power of Omics to Identify Plant Susceptibility Factors and to Study Resistance to Root-knot Nematodes

Cabrera J, Barcala M, Fenoll C & Escobar C

Current Issues in Molecular Biology, 19:53-72.   2015


Ø  Contribution of glutathione to the control of cellular redox homeostasis under toxic metal and metalloid stress

Hernández, L E., Sobrino-Plata J, Montero-Palmero MB, Carrasco-Gil S, Flores-Cáceres ML, Ortega-Villasante C, Escobar C

Journal of Experimental Botany: 66:2901-11. 2015


Ø  Genes co-regulated with LBD16 in nematode feeding sites inferred from in silico analysis show similarities to regulatory circuits mediated by the auxin/cytokinin

Cabrera, J, Fenoll, C and Escobar C.

Plant Signaling and Behavior: 10- 3. 2015


Ø  Plant Nematode Interactions: A view on compatible interrelationships.

Escobar C & Fenoll C. Editors

Book Editors. Advances in Botanical research Vol. 73.      2015


Ø  Developmental pathways mediated by hormones in nematode feeding sites.

Cabrera J, Díaz-Manzano FE, Fenoll C, Escobar C

Advances in Botanical research Chapter Seven. Vol. 73. 2015


Ø  Overview of root-knot nematodes and giant cells.

Escobar, C., Barcala, M., Cabrera, J.,  Fenoll, C

Advances in Botanical research Chapter One. Vol. 73. 2015




Ø  NEMATIC: a simple and versatile tool for the “in silico” analysis of plant–nematode interactions

Cabrera, J., Bustos, R., Favery, B., Fenoll, C and Escobar, C.

Molecular Plant Pathology 15:627-636.  2014


Ø  A role for LATERAL ORGAN BOUNDARIES-DOMAIN 16 during the interaction Arabidopsis-Meloidogyne spp. provides a molecular link between lateral root and root-knot nematode feeding site development

Cabrera J, Díaz-Manzano F, Sanchez M,  Rosso MN, Melillo T, Goh T, Fukaki H, Cabello S, Hofmann J, Fenoll C & Escobar C.

New Phytologist 203: 632-645   2014


Ø  The TRANSPLANTA collection of Arabidopsis lines: a resource for functional analysis of transcription factors based on their conditional overexpression.

Coego A, Brizuela E, Castillejo P, Ruíz S, Koncz C, Del Pozo JC, Piñeiro M, Jarillo JA, Paz-Ares J, León J, The TRANSPLANTA Consortium (Mena M, Fenoll C).

The Plant Journal, 77: 944–953 2014


Ø  Transcriptomic signatures of transfer cells in early developing nematode feeding cells of Arabidopsis focused on auxin and ethylene signalling

Cabrera, J, Barcala, M., Fenoll, C and Escobar C.

Frontiers in Plant Science, 5: 107  2014


Ø  Altered sucrose synthase and invertase expression affects the local and systemic sugar metabolism of nematode infected Arabidopsis thaliana plants

Cabello, S., Lorenz, C., Crespo, S., Cabrera, J., Ludwig, R., Escobar, C and Hofmann, J

Journal of Experimental Botany, 65(1):201-12. 2014


Ø  Two closely related members of Arabidopsis 13-lipoxygenases (13-LOXs), LOX3 and LOX4, reveal distinct functions in response to plant-parasitic nematode infection.

Ozalvo R, Cabrera J, Escobar C, Christensen SA, Borrego EJ, Kolomiets MV, Castresana C, Iberkleid I, Brown Horowitz S.

Molecular Plant Pathology 15(4):319-32. 2014




Ø  Distinct and conserved transcriptomic changes during nematode-induced giant cell development in tomato compared with Arabidopsis: a functional role for gene repression.

Portillo, M , Cabrera, J , Lindsey, K , Topping, J , Andres, MF , Emiliozzi, M , Oliveros, JC , Garcia-Casado, G, Solano, R , Koltai, H , Resnick, N , Fenoll, C , Escobar, C

New Phytologist 203: 632-645. 2013


Ø  Timely expression of the Arabidopsis stoma-fate master regulator MUTE is required for specification of other epidermal cell types

Triviño, M, Martín-Trillo, M, Ballesteros, I, Delgado D, de Marcos, A, Desvoyes, B, Gutiérrez, C,  Mena, M, Fenoll, C.


The Plant Journal, 75(5):808-22. 2013