Esther Menendez

Esther Menendez

Plant protection, Integrated no MED
Plant protection
Integrated no MED

About

Dr Esther. Menéndez is developing and leading a research line based on generating knowledge on how microbiomes change depending on the agronomic practices and how native microbiomes can be translated for increasing crop production in non-healthy cropping systems. Additionally, she is interested in several related topics such as i) diversity, systematics and taxonomy of soil and plant-associated bacteria and ii) Plant-bacteria mutualistic/symbiotic interactions, amongst others.

Present Research
  • microbiomes
  • Plant probiotics
  • plant growth promotion
  • molecular microbiology
  • rhizobia
  • sustainable agriculture
Research Interests
  • sustainable agriculture
  • rhizobia
  • microbiomes
  • Plant probiotics
  • plant growth promotion
  • molecular microbiology

Personal Information

Institutional Emailesthermenendez@uevora.pt
Personal Email Addressesthermenendez@usal.es

Publications

CategoryPublication
Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Velada I, Menéndez E, Teixeira R, Cardoso H, Peixe A. 2021. Laser Microdissection of Specific Stem-Base Tissue Types from Olive Microcuttings for Isolation of High-Quality RNA. Biology 10:209. 10.3390/biology10030209Research Groups involved: Plant Genetics and Biotechnology Plant protection

Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Lahlali R, Ibrahim DS, Belabess Z, Kadir RMZ, Radouane N, Vicente CS, Menéndez E, Mokrini F, Barka EA, Galvão DMEMM, Peng G. 2021. High-throughput molecular technologies for unraveling the mystery of soil microbial community: challenges and future prospects. Heliyon 7:e08142. 10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e08142Research Group involved: Plant protection

Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Jiménez-Gómez A, Saati-Santamaría Z, Kostovcik M, Rivas R, Velázquez E, Mateos PF, Menéndez E, García-Fraile P. 2020. Selection of the Root Endophyte Pseudomonas brassicacearum CDVBN10 as Plant Growth Promoter for Brassica napus L. Crops. Agronomy 10:1788. 10.3390/agronomy10111788Research Group involved: Plant protection

Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Carro L, Menéndez E. 2020. Knock, knock-let the bacteria in: enzymatic potential of plant associated bacteria. Molecular Aspects of Plant Beneficial Microbes in Agriculture169-178. DOI:10.1016/b978-0-12-818469-1.00014-6Research Group involved: Plant protection

Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Flores-Félix José David, Menéndez Esther, Ramírez-Bahena Martha Helena, Peix Alvaro, García-Fraile Paula, Velázquez Encarna. 2020. Agrobacterium cavarae sp. nov., isolated from maize (Zea mays L.) roots. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. Doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.004441Research Group involved: Plant protection

Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Menéndez E, Pérez-Yépez J, Hernández M, Rodríguez-Pérez A, Velázquez E, León-Barrios M. 2020. Plant Growth Promotion Abilities of Phylogenetically Diverse Mesorhizobium Strains: Effect in the Root Colonization and Development of Tomato Seedlings. Microorganisms 8(3):412. DOI:10.3390/microorganisms8030412Research Group involved: Plant protection

Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Menéndez E, Paço A. 2020. Is the Application of Plant Probiotic Bacterial Consortia Always Beneficial for Plants? Exploring Synergies between Rhizobial and Non-Rhizobial Bacteria and Their Effects on Agro-Economically Valuable Crops. Life 10(3):24. DOI:10.3390/life10030024Research Group involved: Plant protection

Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Menéndez E, Flores-Félix JD, Ramírez-Bahena MH, Igual JM, García-Fraile P, Peix A, Velázquez E. 2020. Genome Analysis of Endobacterium cerealis, a Novel Genus and Species Isolated from Zea mays Roots in North Spain. Microorganisms 8(6):939. DOI:10.3390/microorganisms8060939Research Group involved: Plant protection

Book Chapter

Díez-Méndez A, Menéndez E. 2020. Rhizobium Presence and Functions in Microbiomes of Non-leguminous Plants. Soil Biology241-266. 10.1007/978-3-030-51916-2_16Research Group involved: Plant protection