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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 148532901
Projects
Role of Root System Architecture and Function in Improving Crop Nutrient and Water Efficiency
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 431336
High Throughput Phenotyping of Root Architecture Traits
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 434283
Genetic and Genomic Characterization of Crop Resistance to Soil-based Abiotic Stresses
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 434681
Development and Implementation of High Throughput Phenotyping Platforms for the Quantification of Root System Architecture
Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement (T)
  Accession Number: 434733

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
A sugar transporter takes up both Hexose and Sucrose for sorbitol-modulated in vitro pollen tube growth in apple Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, C., Meng, D., Pineros, M., Mao, Y., Dandekar, A.M., Cheng, L. 2020. A sugar transporter takes up both Hexose and Sucrose for sorbitol-modulated in vitro pollen tube growth in apple. The Plant Cell. 32:449-469. https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.19.00638.
Signal coordination prior to, during, and after stomatal closure in response to drought stress - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huber, A., Melcher, P., Pineros, M., Setter, T., Bauerle, T. 2019. Signal coordination prior to, during, and after stomatal closure in response to drought stress. New Phytologist. 224:675-688.
Extracellular cation binding pocket is essential for ion conduction of OsHKT2;2 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Riedelsberger, J., Vergara-Jaque, A., Pineros, M., Dreyer, I., Gonzalez, W. 2019. Extracellular cation binding pocket is essential for ion conduction of OsHKT2;2. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 19(1);316.
Cryo-EM structure of OSCA1.2 from Oryza sativa: Mechanical basis of potential membrane hyperosmolality-gating - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cryo-EM structure of OSCA1.2 from Oryza sativa: Mechanical basis of potential membrane hyperosmolality-gating - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Maity, K., Heumann, J., Mcgrath, A., Kopcho, N., Hsu, P., Lee, C., Mapes, J., Garza, D., Krishnan, S., Morgan, G., Hendargo, K., Klose, T., Rees, S., Medrano-Soto, A., Saier, M., Pineros, M., Komives, E., Schroeder, J., Chang, G., Stowell, M. 2019. Cryo-EM structure of OSCA1.2 from Oryza sativa: Mechanical basis of potential membrane hyperosmolality-gating. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 116(28):14309-14318.
Emerging pleiotropic mechanisms underlying aluminum resistance and phosphorus acquisition on acidic soils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Magalhaes, J., Pineros, M., Maciel, L., Kochian, L. 2018. Emerging pleiotropic mechanisms underlying aluminum resistance and phosphorus acquisition on acidic soils. Frontiers in Plant Science. 9:1420.
Two citrate transporters coordinately regulate citrate secretion from rice bean root tip under aluminum stress Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, M., Lou, H., Chen, W., Pineros, M., Xu, J., Fan, W., Kochian, L., Yang, J., Zheng, S. 2018. Two citrate transporters coordinately regulate citrate secretion from rice bean root tip under aluminum stress. Plant, Cell & Environment. 41:809-822. https://doi.org/10.1111/pce.13150.
Functional characterization and discovery of modulators of SbMATE, the agronomically important aluminium tolerance transporter from Sorghum bicolor Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Doshim, R., McGrath, A., Pineros, M., Szewczyk, P., Garza, D., Kochian, L., Chang, G. 2017. Functional characterization and discovery of modulators of SbMATE, the agronomically important aluminium tolerance transporter from Sorghum bicolor. Scientific Reports. 7(17996). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-18146-8.
Aluminum resistance transcription factor 1 (ART1) contributes to natural variation in rice aluminum resistance Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Arbelaez, J., Maron, L., Jobe, T., Pineros, M., Rebelo, A., Famoso, A., Ma, Q., Fei, Z., Kochian, L., McCouch, S. 2017. Aluminum resistance transcription factor 1 (ART1) contributes to natural variation in rice aluminum resistance. Plant and Soil. 1(4):1-19. https://doi.org/10.1002/pld3.14.
Loss-of-function mutation of the calcium sensor CBL1 increases aluminum sensitivity in Arabidopsis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ligaba, A., Fei, Z., Liu, J., Xu, Y., Jia, X., Shaff, J., Lee, S., Luan, S., Kudla, J., Kochian, L.V., Pineros, M. 2017. Loss-of-function mutation of the calcium sensor CBL1 increases aluminum sensitivity in Arabidopsis. New Phytologist. 214(2):830-841. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.14420.
The ALMT family of organic acid transporters in plants and their involvement in detoxification and nutrient security Reprint Icon ()
Sharma, T., Dreyer, I., Kochian, L.V., Pineros, M. 2016. The ALMT family of organic acid transporters in plants and their involvement in detoxification and nutrient security. Frontiers in Plant Science. 7(1488). https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2016.01488.
An Arabidopsis ABC transporter mediates phosphate deficiency-induced remodeling of root architecture by modulating iron homeostasis in roots Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dong, J., Pineros, M., Li, X., Yang, H., Liu, Y., Murphy, A., Kochian, L.V., Liu, D. 2017. An Arabidopsis ABC transporter mediates phosphate deficiency-induced remodeling of root architecture by modulating iron homeostasis in roots. Molecular Plant. 10(2):244-259. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2016.11.001.
Redefining ‘stress resistance gene’, and why it matters Reprint Icon ()
Maron, L., Pineros, M., Kochian, L.V., Mccouch, S. 2016. Redefining ‘stress resistance gene’, and why it matters. Journal of Experimental Botany. 67(19):5588-5591. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erw323.
The raf-like kinase ILK1 and the high affinity K+ transporter HAK5 are required for innate immunity and abiotic stress response - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brauer, E.K., Ahsan, N., Dale, R., Kato, N., Coluccio, A.E., Pineros, M., Kochian, L.V., Thelen, J.J., Popescu, S. 2016. The raf-like kinase ILK1 and the high affinity K+ transporter HAK5 are required for innate immunity and abiotic stress response. Plant Physiology. doi: 10.1104/pp.16.00035.
Advances and considerations in technologies for growing, imaging, and analyzing 3-D root system architecture - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pineros, M., Larson, B., Shaff, J., Schneider, D.J., Falcao, A., Lixing, Y., Clark, R.T., Craft, E.J., Davis, T.W., Pradier, P., Liu, J., Assaranurak, I., Susan, M., Sturrock, C., Bennett, M., Kochian, L.V. 2016. Advances and considerations in technologies for growing, imaging, and analyzing 3-D root system architecture. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology. 58(3):230-241.
Plant adaptation to acid soils: the molecular basis for crop aluminum resistance ()
Kochian, L.V., Pineros, M., Liu, J., Magalhaes, J. 2015. Plant adaptation to acid soils: the molecular basis for crop aluminum resistance. Annual Reviews of Plant Biology. 66:571-598. DOI: 10.1146/annualrev-arplant-043014-114822.
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 ()
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
Physiological and molecular analysis of selected Kenyan maize lines for aluminum tolerance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Matonyei, T., Cheprot, R., Liu, J., Pineros, M., Shaff, J., Gudo, S., Were, B., Magalhaes, J., Kochian, L.V. 2014. Physiological and molecular analysis of selected Kenyan maize lines for aluminum tolerance. Plant Journal. 377:357-367.
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 ()
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 ()
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 ()
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.