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Alessandra Alves de Souza

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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

Graduate at Biology Science from Universidade Católica de Pernambuco (1992), master's at Microbiology from Universidade de São Paulo Esalq (1996) and Ph.D. at Genetics and Molecular Biology from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2004). Post-Doc at University of California Berkeley. Has experience in Genetics, focusing on Molecular Biology of Plant and Microrganisms and molecular plant-microbe interaction. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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Strength in union

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 (18)

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Cit./Article11.8
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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: 28. (08/57909-2)

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: 27. (08/57909-2)

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: 6. (13/17485-7, 08/57909-2)

PICCHI, S. C.; TAKITA, M. A.; COLETTA-FILHO, H. D.; MACHADO, M. A.; DE SOUZA, A. A.. N-acetylcysteine interferes with the biofilm formation, motility and epiphytic behaviour of Xanthomonas citri subsp citri. PLANT PATHOLOGY, v. 65, n. 4, p. 561-569, . Web of Science Citations: 3. (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. (10/16409-7, 08/03626-0)

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: 11. (13/17485-7, 08/57909-2, 11/14307-5)

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: 30. (10/18107-8, 10/51748-7)

OLIVEIRA COQUEIRO, DANILA SOUZA; DE SOUZA, ALESSANDRA ALVES; TAKITA, MARCO AURELIO; RODRIGUES, CAROLINA MUNARI; KISHI, LUCIANO TAKESHI; MACHADO, MARCOS ANTONIO. Transcriptional profile of sweet orange in response to chitosan and salicylic acid. BMC Genomics, v. 16, . Web of Science Citations: 10. (08/57909-2)

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: 12. (13/17485-7)

RODRIGUES, CAROLINA M.; DE SOUZA, ALESSANDRA A.; TAKITA, MARCO A.; KISHI, LUCIANO T.; MACHADO, MARCOS A.. RNA-Seq analysis of Citrus reticulata in the early stages of Xylella fastidiosa infection reveals auxin-related genes as a defense response. BMC Genomics, v. 14, . Web of Science Citations: 31. (07/07944-3)

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: 18. (08/57909-2)

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: 0. (13/10957-0, 08/57909-2)

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: 7. (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: 11. (13/21924-6, 14/19375-7, 15/14498-6, 13/01395-9)

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: 0. (13/10957-0, 16/01273-9, 14/50880-0)

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: 0. (13/02300-1, 13/10957-0, 10/51748-7)

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: 0. (13/10957-0, 13/05135-1, 10/51748-7, 13/14888-3)

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: 4.

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