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José M. Romero


Ph.D., University of Seville, 06/1986

Current position

Professor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Seville


  1. Ortiz-Marchena, M. I., Albi, T., Lucas-Reina, E., Said, F. E., Romero-Campero, F. J., Cano, B., Ruiz, M. T., Romero, J. M. and Valverde, F. (2014). Photoperiodic control of carbon distribution during the floral transition in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 26(2): 565-584.
  2. Coego, A., Brizuela, E., Castillejo, P., Ruiz, S., Koncz, C., del Pozo, J. C., Pineiro, M., Jarillo, J. A., Paz-Ares, J., Leon, J. and Consortium, T. (2014). The TRANSPLANTA collection of Arabidopsis lines: a resource for functional analysis of transcription factors based on their conditional overexpression. Plant J 77(6): 944-953.
  3. Cantos, C., Francisco, P., Trijatmiko, K. R., Slamet-Loedin, I. and Chadha-Mohanty, P. K. (2014). Identification of "safe harbor" loci in indica rice genome by harnessing the property of zinc-finger nucleases to induce DNA damage and repair. Front Plant Sci 5: 302.
  4. Bahaji, A., Li, J., Ovecka, M., Ezquer, I., Munoz, F. J., Baroja-Fernandez, E., Romero, J. M., Almagro, G., Montero, M., Hidalgo, M., Sesma, M. T. and Pozueta-Romero, J. (2011). Arabidopsis thaliana mutants lacking ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase accumulate starch and wild-type ADP-glucose content: further evidence for the occurrence of important sources, other than ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase, of ADP-glucose linked to leaf starch biosynthesis. Plant Cell Physiol 52(7): 1162-1176.
  5. Serrano, G., Herrera-Palau, R., Romero, J. M., Serrano, A., Coupland, G. and Valverde, F. (2009). Chlamydomonas CONSTANS and the evolution of plant photoperiodic signaling. Curr Biol 19(5): 359-368.
  6. Romero, J. M. and Valverde, F. (2009). Evolutionarily conserved photoperiod mechanisms in plants: when did plant photoperiodic signaling appear? Plant Signal Behav 4(7): 642-644.
  7. Ventriglia, T., M., Kuhn, Ruíz, M. T., Ribeiro-Pedro, M. L., Valverde, F., Ballicora, M. A., Preiss, J. and Romero, J. M. (2008). Two Arabidopsis thaliana ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase large subunits (APL1 and APL2) are catalytic. Plant Physiol 148, 65-76.
  8. Ventriglia, T., Ballicora, M. A., Crevillen, P., Preiss, J. and Romero, J. M. (2007). Regulatory properties of potato-Arabidopsis hybrid ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase. Plant Cell Physiol 48(6): 875-880.
  9. Crevillen, P., Ventriglia, T., Pinto, F., Orea, A., Merida, A. and Romero, J. M. (2005). Differential pattern of expression and sugar regulation of Arabidopsis thaliana ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase-encoding genes. J Biol Chem 280(9): 8143-8149.
  10. Crevillen, P., Ballicora, M. A., Merida, A., Preiss, J. and Romero, J. M. (2003). The different large subunit isoforms of Arabidopsis thaliana ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase confer distinct kinetic and regulatory properties to the heterotetrameric enzyme. J Biol Chem 278(31): 28508-28515.
Protocols by José M. Romero
  1. Purification of Starch Granules from Arabidopsis Leaves and Determination of Granule-Bound Starch Synthase Activity
  2. Determination of Soluble Sugars in Arabidopsis thaliana Leaves by Anion Exchange Chromatography