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Secretaria de Agricultura e Abastecimento (São Paulo - Estado). Agência Paulista de Tecnologia dos Agronegócios (APTA). Instituto Agronômico (IAC)  (Institutional affiliation for the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Alessandra A. De Souza has post-doc in Plant Microbe Biology at the University of California Berkeley, PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology from the State University of Campinas, MSc in Microbiology from University of Sao Paulo/ESALQ and BSc degree in Biological Sciences from Catholic University of Pernambuco. She is scientific researcher at the Agronomic Institute of Campinas in Sao Paulo state and external professor of the postgraduate in genetics and molecular biology of UNICAMP. R&D Director of Agronomic Institute of Campinas. The main area of research is the study of plant-pathogen interaction and functional genomics of phytopathogenic bacteria. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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Disease-immune orange trees 
Naranjos inmunes 
Remedio para los naranjos 
Contra las plagas de la citricultura 
For people and plants 
Para la gente y para las plantas 
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Published in October 20, 2016 - Pesquisa FAPESP. Physicists and biologists investigate how Xylella fastidiosa bacteria assemble into biofilms. In the video produced by Pesquisa Fapesp, physicists Mônica Cotta and Carlos Lenz Cesar from the University of Campinas (Unicamp), and biologist Alessandra de Souza, researcher at the Sylvio Moreira Citriculture Center of the Campinas Institute of Agronomy (IAC), revisit the collaborative process leading to the description of this biofilm. The disease it causes endangers plants of economic importance, such as orange and olive trees.
Scientific publications resulting from Research Grants and Scholarships under the grantee's responsibility (32)

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MOREAU, A. L. D.; LORITE, G. S.; RODRIGUES, C. M.; SOUZA, A. A.; COTTA, M. A.. Fractal analysis of Xylella fastidiosa biofilm formation. Journal of Applied Physics, v. 106, n. 2, . Web of Science Citations: 5.

MURANAKA, LIGIA S.; TAKITA, MARCO A.; OLIVATO, JACQUELINE C.; KISHI, LUCIANO T.; DE SOUZA, ALESSANDRA A.. Global Expression Profile of Biofilm Resistance to Antimicrobial Compounds in the Plant-Pathogenic Bacterium Xylella fastidiosa Reveals Evidence of Persister Cells. Journal of Bacteriology, v. 194, n. 17, p. 4561-4569, . Web of Science Citations: 32. (08/57909-2)

UGARTE, DANIEL; TIZEI, LUIZ H. G.; COTTA, MONICA A.; DUCATI, CATERINA; MIDGLEY, PAUL A.; EGGEMAN, ALEXANDER S.. Analysis of structural distortion in Eshelby twisted InP nanowires by scanning precession electron diffraction. NANO RESEARCH, v. 12, n. 4, p. 939-946, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (13/02300-1, 13/10957-0)

MAGALHAES, DIOGO M.; SCHOLTE, LARISSA L. S.; SILVA, NICHOLAS V.; OLIVEIRA, GUILHERME C.; ZIPFEL, CYRIL; TAKITA, MARCO A.; DE SOUZA, ALESSANDRA A.. LRR-RLK family from two Citrus species: genome-wide identification and evolutionary aspects. BMC Genomics, v. 17, . Web of Science Citations: 11. (13/17485-7)

NIZA, B.; COLETTA-FILHO, H. D.; MERFA, M. V.; TAKITA, M. A.; DE SOUZA, A. A.. Differential colonization patterns of Xylella fastidiosa infecting citrus genotypes. PLANT PATHOLOGY, v. 64, n. 6, p. 1259-1269, . Web of Science Citations: 15. (08/57909-2, 11/14307-5, 13/17485-7)

CASERTA, R.; PICCHI, S. C.; TAKITA, M. A.; TOMAZ, J. P.; PEREIRA, W. E. L.; MACHADO, M. A.; IONESCU, M.; LINDOW, S.; DE SOUZA, A. A.. Expression of Xylella fastidiosa RpfF in Citrus Disrupts Signaling in Xanthomonas citri subsp citri and Thereby Its Virulence. MOLECULAR PLANT-MICROBE INTERACTIONS, v. 27, n. 11, p. 1241-1252, . Web of Science Citations: 9. (08/57909-2, 13/17485-7)

DALIO, RONALDO J. D.; MAGALHAES, DIOGO M.; RODRIGUES, CAROLINA M.; ARENA, GABRIELLA D.; OLIVEIRA, TIAGO S.; SOUZA-NETO, REINALDO R.; PICCHI, SIMONE C.; MARTINS, PAULA M. M.; SANTOS, PAULO J. C.; MAXIMO, HEROS J.; et al. PAMPs, PRRs, effectors and R-genes associated with citrus-pathogen interactions. ANNALS OF BOTANY, v. 119, n. 5, p. 749-774, . Web of Science Citations: 17. (13/01395-9, 13/21924-6, 15/14498-6, 14/19375-7)

CASERTA, R.; SOUZA-NETO, R. R.; TAKITA, M. A.; LINDOW, S. E.; DE SOUZA, A. A.. Ectopic Expression of Xylella fastidiosa rpfF Conferring Production of Diffusible Signal Factor in Transgenic Tobacco and Citrus Alters Pathogen Behavior and Reduces Disease Severity. MOLECULAR PLANT-MICROBE INTERACTIONS, v. 30, n. 11, p. 866-875, . Web of Science Citations: 6. (13/10957-0, 08/57909-2)

CASERTA, R.; TAKITA, M. A.; TARGON, M. L.; ROSSELLI-MURAI, L. K.; DE SOUZA, A. P.; PERONI, L.; STACH-MACHADO, D. R.; ANDRADE, A.; LABATE, C. A.; KITAJIMA, E. W.; et al. Expression of Xylella fastidiosa Fimbrial and Afimbrial Proteins during Biofilm Formation. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, v. 76, n. 13, p. 4250-4259, . Web of Science Citations: 31. (08/57909-2)

MITRE, LETICIA KUSTER; TEIXEIRA-SILVA, NATALIA SOUSA; RYBAK, KATARZYNA; MAGALHAES, DIOGO MACIEL; DE SOUZA-NETO, REINALDO RODRIGUES; ROBATZEK, SILKE; ZIPFEL, CYRIL; DE SOUZA, ALESSANDRA ALVES. The Arabidopsis immune receptor EFR increases resistance to the bacterial pathogens Xanthomonas and Xylella in transgenic sweet orange. Plant Biotechnology Journal, v. 19, n. 7, p. 1294-1296, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (13/01412-0, 14/50880-0, 19/01447-5, 13/10957-0)

MARTINS, PAULA M. M.; WOOD, THOMAS K.; DE SOUZA, ALESSANDRA A.. Persister Cells Form in the Plant Pathogen Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri under Different Stress Conditions. MICROORGANISMS, v. 9, n. 2, . Web of Science Citations: 1. (14/50880-0, 13/10957-0)

MOREIRA MARTINS, PAULA MARIA; GONG, TING; DE SOUZA, ALESSANDRA A.; WOOD, THOMAS K.. Copper KillsEscherichia coliPersister Cells. ANTIBIOTICS-BASEL, v. 9, n. 8, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (18/18550-0)

PEREIRA, WILLIAN; TAKITA, MARCO; MELOTTO, MAELI; DE SOUZA, ALESSANDRA. Citrus reticulata CrRAP2.2 Transcriptional Factor Shares Similar Functions to the Arabidopsis Homolog and Increases Resistance to Xylella fastidiosa. MOLECULAR PLANT-MICROBE INTERACTIONS, v. 33, n. 3, p. 519-527, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (13/26944-5, 13/10957-0)

MITRE, LETICIA KUSTER; TEIXEIRA-SILVA, NATALIA SOUSA; RYBAK, KATARZYNA; MAGALHAES, DIOGO MACIEL; DE SOUZA-NETO, REINALDO RODRIGUES; ROBATZEK, SILKE; ZIPFEL, CYRIL; DE SOUZA, ALESSANDRA ALVES. The Arabidopsis immune receptor EFR increases resistance to the bacterial pathogens Xanthomonas and Xylella in transgenic sweet orange. Plant Biotechnology Journal, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (13/10957-0, 13/01412-0, 19/01447-5, 14/50880-0)

MONTEIRO, MONIELLEN P.; HERNANDEZ-MONTELONGO, JACOBO; SAHOO, PRASANA K.; MONTELONGO, ROSAURA HERNANDEZ; DE OLIVEIRA, DOUGLAS S.; PIAZZETA, MARIA H. O.; GARCIA SANDOVAL, JUAN P.; DE SOUZA, ALESSANDRA A.; GOBBI, ANGELO L.; COTTA, MONICA A.. Functionalized microchannels as xylem-mimicking environment: Quantifying X. fastidiosa cell adhesion. BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL, v. 120, n. 8, p. 1443-1453, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (13/10957-0, 10/51748-7, 15/16611-4)

GOMEZ, LAURA M.; TEIXEIRA-SILVA, NATALIA S.; CASERTA, RAQUEL; TAKITA, MARCO A.; MARQUES, MARCIA O. M.; DE SOUZA, ALESSANDRA A.. Overexpression of Citrus reticulata SAMT in Nicotiana tabacum increases MeSA volatilization and decreases Xylella fastidiosa symptoms. PLANTA, v. 252, n. 6, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (19/01447-5, 13/10957-0, 17/16142-0, 14/20422-0)

CARVALHO, ISIS GABRIELA BARBOSA; MERFA, MARCUS VINICIUS; TEIXEIRA-SILVA, NATALIA SOUSA; MARTINS, PAULA MARIA MOREIRA; TAKITA, MARCO AURELIO; DE SOUZA, ALESSANDRA ALVES. Overexpression of mqsR in Xylella fastidiosa Leads to a Priming Effect of Cells to Copper Stress Tolerance. FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY, v. 12, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (14/50880-0, 19/01447-5, 13/10957-0, 16/15741-4)

MERFA, MARCUS V.; NIZA, BARBARA; TAKITA, MARCO A.; DE SOUZA, ALESSANDRA A.. The MqsRA Toxin-Antitoxin System from Xylella fastidiosa Plays a Key Role in Bacterial Fitness, Pathogenicity, and Persister Cell Formation. FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY, v. 7, . Web of Science Citations: 16. (13/17485-7)

JANISSEN, RICHARD; MURILLO, DUBER M.; NIZA, BARBARA; SAHOO, PRASANA K.; NOBREGA, MARCELO M.; CESAR, CARLOS L.; TEMPERINI, MARCIA L. A.; CARVALHO, HERNANDES F.; DE SOUZA, ALESSANDRA A.; COTTA, MONICA A.. Spatiotemporal distribution of different extracellular polymeric substances and filamentation mediate Xylella fastidiosa adhesion and biofilm formation. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 5, . Web of Science Citations: 37. (10/18107-8, 10/51748-7)

NIZA, BARBARA; MERFA, MARCUS V.; ALENCAR, VALQUIRIA C.; MENEGIDIO, FABIANO B.; NUNES, LUIZ R.; MACHADO, MARCOS A.; TAKITA, MARCO A.; DE SOUZA, ALESSANDRA A.. Draft Genome Sequence of 11399, a Transformable Citrus-Pathogenic Strain of Xylella fastidiosa. MICROBIOLOGY RESOURCE ANNOUNCEMENTS, v. 4, n. 5, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (13/02014-9, 11/14307-5, 13/17485-7, 13/10957-0, 08/57909-2)

PEREIRA, WILLIAN EDUARDO LINO; DE ANDRADE, SHEILA MARIA PEREIRA; DEL PONTE, EMERSON M.; ESTEVES, MARIANA BOSSI; CANALE, MARIA CRISTINA; TAKITA, MARCO AURELIO; COLETTA-FILHO, HELVECIO DELLA; DE SOUZA, ALESSANDRA ALVES. Severity assessment in the Nicotiana tabacum-Xylella fastidiosa subsp. pauca pathosystem: design and interlaboratory validation of a standard area diagram set. TROPICAL PLANT PATHOLOGY, v. 45, n. 6, SI, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (14/50880-0, 16/01273-9, 13/10957-0, 11/14629-2)

DALIO, RONALDO J. D.; PASCHOAL, DANIELE; ARENA, GABRIELLA D.; MAGALHAES, DIOGO M.; OLIVEIRA, TIAGO S.; MERFA, MARCUS V.; MAXIMO, HEROS J.; MACHADO, MARCOS A.. Hypersensitive response: From NLR pathogen recognition to cell death response. Annals of Applied Biology, v. 178, n. 2, SI, . Web of Science Citations: 1. (13/01412-0, 19/23043-3, 19/23030-9, 15/14498-6, 14/50880-0, 14/00366-8)

PICCHI, SIMONE CRISTINA; DE SOUZA E SILVA, MARIANA; SALDANHA, LUIZ LEONARDO; FERREIRA, HENRIQUE; TAKITA, MARCO AURELIO; CALDANA, CAMILA; DE SOUZA, ALESSANDRA ALVES. GC-TOF/MS-based metabolomics analysis to investigate the changes driven by N-Acetylcysteine in the plant-pathogen Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 11, n. 1, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (13/10957-0, 13/01395-9, 18/10734-5, 14/50880-0)

MOREIRA MARTINS, PAULA MARIA; ANDRADE, MAXUEL DE OLIVEIRA; BENEDETTI, CELSO EDUARDO; DE SOUZA, ALESSANDRA ALVES. Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri: host interaction and control strategies. TROPICAL PLANT PATHOLOGY, v. 45, n. 3, SI, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (13/10957-0, 18/08535-4, 14/50880-0)

PICCHI, SIMONE CRISTINA; GRANATO, LAIS MOREIRA; FRANZINI, MARIA JULIA FESTA; ANDRADE, MAXUEL OLIVEIRA; TAKITA, MARCO AURELIO; MACHADO, MARCOS ANTONIO; DE SOUZA, ALESSANDRA ALVES. Modified Monosaccharides Content of Xanthan Gum Impairs Citrus Canker Disease by Affecting the Epiphytic Lifestyle of Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri. MICROORGANISMS, v. 9, n. 6, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (13/10957-0, 17/18570-9, 14/50880-0, 13/01395-9, 19/01901-8)

DA SILVA, ALDELIANE M.; SAHOO, PRASANA K.; CAVALLI, ALESSANDRO; DE SOUZA, ALESSANDRA A.; BAKKERS, ERIK P. A. M.; CESAR, CARLOS L.; JANISSEN, RICHARD; COTTA, MONICA A.. Nanowire Arrays as Force Sensors with Super-Resolved Localization Position Detection: Application to Optical Measurement of Bacterial Adhesion Forces. SMALL METHODS, v. 2, n. 7, . Web of Science Citations: 4. (13/10957-0, 10/51748-7, 13/02300-1)

GRANATO, LAIS MOREIRA; PICCHI, SIMONE CRISTINA; ANDRADE, MAXUEL DE OLIVEIRA; MARTINS, PAULA MARIA MOREIRA; TAKITA, MARCO AURELIO; MACHADO, MARCOS ANTONIO; DE SOUZA, ALESSANDRA ALVES. The ecnA Antitoxin Is Important Not Only for Human Pathogens: Evidence of Its Role in the Plant Pathogen Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri. Journal of Bacteriology, v. 201, n. 20, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (13/10957-0, 14/50880-0)

VAZ, JULIANA M.; TAKETA, THIAGO B.; HERNANDEZ-MONTELONGO, JACOBO; CHEVALLIER, PASCALE; COTTA, MONICA A.; MANTOVANI, DIEGO; BEPPU, MARISA M.. Antibacterial properties of chitosan-based coatings are affected by spacer-length and molecular weight. Applied Surface Science, v. 445, p. 478-487, . Web of Science Citations: 7. (13/10957-0, 13/14888-3, 10/51748-7, 13/05135-1)

MARTINS, PAULA M. M.; MERFA, MARCUS V.; TAKITA, MARCO A.; DE SOUZA, ALESSANDRA A.. Persistence in Phytopathogenic Bacteria: Do We Know Enough?. FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY, v. 9, . Web of Science Citations: 13. (13/10957-0, 14/50880-0, 16/01273-9)

PEREIRA, W. E. L.; FERREIRA, C. B.; CASERTA, R.; MELOTTO, M.; DE SOUZA, A. A.. Xylella fastidiosa subsp. pauca and fastidiosa Colonize Arabidopsis Systemically and Induce Anthocyanin Accumulation in Infected Leaves. PHYTOPATHOLOGY, v. 109, n. 2, p. 225-232, . Web of Science Citations: 1. (15/50462-6, 13/10957-0, 16/01273-9)

MURANAKA, LIGIA S.; GIORGIANO, THAIS E.; TAKITA, MARCO A.; FORIM, MOACIR R.; SILVA, LUIS F. C.; COLETTA-FILHO, HELVECIO D.; MACHADO, MARCOS A.; DE SOUZA, ALESSANDRA A.. N-Acetylcysteine in Agriculture, a Novel Use for an Old Molecule: Focus on Controlling the Plant-Pathogen Xylella fastidiosa. PLoS One, v. 8, n. 8, . Web of Science Citations: 24. (08/57909-2)

DE SOUZA, ALESSANDRA A.; IONESCU, MICHAEL; BACCARI, CLELIA; DA SILVA, ALINE M.; LINDOW, STEVEN E.. Phenotype Overlap in Xylella fastidiosa Is Controlled by the Cyclic Di-GMP Phosphodiesterase Eal in Response to Antibiotic Exposure and Diffusible Signal Factor-Mediated Cell-Cell Signaling. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, v. 79, n. 11, p. 3444-3454, . Web of Science Citations: 14. (08/03626-0, 10/16409-7)

Academic Publications

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SOUZA, Alessandra Alves de. Analise comparativa da expressão de genes de Xylella fastidiosa associados a patogenicidade e formação de biofilme. Tese (Doutorado) -  Instituto de Biologia.  Universidade Estadual de Campinas.  (00/13929-8

NETO, Reinaldo Rodrigues de Souza. Resistência derivada do patógeno mediada pela toxina de um sistema toxina-antitoxina de Xylella fastidiosa. Dissertação (Mestrado) -  Instituto Agronômico (IAC). Agência Paulista de Tecnologia dos Agronegócios (APTA). Secretaria de Agricultura e Abastecimento (São Paulo - Estado).  (13/21924-6

MAGALHÃES, Diogo Maciel de. Análise filogenética de LRR-RLKs em "Citrus" e o envolvimento do receptor de EF-Tu no reconhecimento de "Xylella fastidiosa" = Phylogenetic analysis of "Citrus" LRR-RLKs and the involvement of EF-Tu receptor in" Xylella fastidiosa" recognition. Tese (Doutorado) -  Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Instituto de Biologia.  (13/01412-0

SALVIATTO, Raquel Caserta. Genes derivados da planta e do patógeno : diferentes abordagens em transgenia visando resistência a Xylella fastidiosa em Citrus sinensis = Genes from the plant and pathogen: different approaches in transgenesis aiming resistance against Xylella fastidiosa in Citrus sinensis. Tese (Doutorado) -  Instituto de Biologia.  Universidade Estadual de Campinas.  (09/50253-7

SILVA, Marcus Vinícius Merfa e. Análise do papel funcional do sistema toxina-antitoxina XF2490/XF2491 de Xylella fastidiosa em estresse por cobre. Dissertação (Mestrado) -  Instituto Agronômico (IAC). Agência Paulista de Tecnologia dos Agronegócios (APTA). Secretaria de Agricultura e Abastecimento (São Paulo - Estado).  (13/02014-9

PEREIRA, Willian Eduardo Lino. Uso de Nicotiana tabacum e Arabidopsis thaliana como plantas modelo para estudo funcional de genes associados à resistência a clorose variegada dos citros. Dissertação (Mestrado) -  Instituto de Biologia.  Universidade Estadual de Campinas.  (11/14629-2

PEREIRA, Willian Eduardo Lino. Estudo funcional e aplicado dos genes RAP2.2 e RPS5 na resistência a "Xylella fastidiosa" : Functional and applied study of the RAP2.2 and RPS5 genes in the "Xylella fastidiosa" resistance. Tese (Doutorado) -  Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Instituto de Biologia.  (13/26944-5

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