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Carlos Nicolás

Education

Ph.D. in Plant Physiology, Department of Plant Physiology, University of Salamanca, Spain

Current position

Associate Professor, Department of Plant Physiology, University of Salamanca, Spain

Publications

  1. Agullo-Anton, M. A., Ferrández-Ayela, A., Fernández-García, N., Nicolás, C., Albacete, A., Perez-Alfocea, F., Sánchez-Bravo, J., Perez-Perez, J. M. and Acosta, M. (2014). Early steps of adventitious rooting: morphology, hormonal profiling and carbohydrate turnover in carnation stem cuttings. Physiol Plant 150(3): 446-462.
  2. Nicolás, C., Hermosa, R., Rubio, B., Mukherjee, P. K. and Monte, E. (2014). Trichoderma genes in plants for stress tolerance- status and prospects. Plant Sci 228: 71-78.
  3. Alonso-Ramírez, A., Poveda, J., Martín, I., Hermosa, R., Monte, E. and Nicolás, C. (2014). Salicylic acid prevents Trichoderma harzianum from entering the vascular system of roots. Mol Plant Pathol 15(8): 823-831.
  4. Hermosa, R., Rubio, M. B., Cardoza, R. E., Nicolás, C., Monte, E. and Gutierrez, S. (2013). The contribution of Trichoderma to balancing the costs of plant growth and defense. Int Microbiol 16(2): 69-80.
  5. Morán-Díez, E., Rubio, B., Domínguez, S., Hermosa, R., Monte, E. and Nicolás, C. (2012). Transcriptomic response of Arabidopsis thaliana after 24 h incubation with the biocontrol fungus Trichoderma harzianum. J Plant Physiol 169(6): 614-620.
  6. Hermosa, R., Botella, L., Keck, E., Jimenez, J. A., Montero-Barrientos, M., Arbona, V., Gomez-Cadenas, A., Monte, E. and Nicolás, C. (2011). The overexpression in Arabidopsis thaliana of a Trichoderma harzianum gene that modulates glucosidase activity, and enhances tolerance to salt and osmotic stresses. J Plant Physiol 168(11): 1295-1302.
  7. Alonso-Ramírez, A., Rodríguez, D., Reyes, D., Jimenez, J. A., Nicolás, G. and Nicolás, C. (2011). Functional analysis in Arabidopsis of FsPTP1, a tyrosine phosphatase from beechnuts, reveals its role as a negative regulator of ABA signaling and seed dormancy and suggests its involvement in ethylene signaling modulation. Planta 234(3): 589-597.
  8. Hermosa, R., Botella, L., Montero-Barrientos, M., Alonso-Ramirez, A., Arbona, V., Gomez-Cadenas, A., Monte, E. and Nicolás, C. (2011). Biotechnological applications of the gene transfer from the beneficial fungus Trichoderma harzianum spp. to plants. Plant Signal Behav 6(8): 1235-1236.
  9. Montero-Barrientos, M., Hermosa, R., Cardoza, R. E., Gutierrez, S., Nicolás, C. and Monte, E. (2010). Transgenic expression of the Trichoderma harzianum hsp70 gene increases Arabidopsis resistance to heat and other abiotic stresses. J Plant Physiol 167(8): 659-665.
  10. Acosta, M., Oliveros-Valenzuela, M. R., Nicolás, C. and Sánchez-Bravo, J. (2009). Rooting of carnation cuttings: the auxin signal. Plant Signal Behav 4(3): 234-236.
  11. Alonso-Ramírez, A., Rodríguez, D., Reyes, D., Jimenez, J. A., Nicolás, G., Lopez-Climent, M., Gomez-Cadenas, A. and Nicolás, C. (2009). Evidence for a role of gibberellins in salicylic acid-modulated early plant responses to abiotic stress in Arabidopsis seeds. Plant Physiol 150(3): 1335-1344.
  12. Alonso-Ramírez, A., Rodríguez, D., Reyes, D., Jimenez, J. A., Nicolás, G., Lopez-Climent, M., Gomez-Cadenas, A. and Nicolás, C. (2009). Cross-talk between gibberellins and salicylic acid in early stress responses in Arabidopsis thaliana seeds. Plant Signal Behav 4(8): 750-751.
  13. Sanchez-Bravo, J., Oliveros-Valenzuela, M. R., Nicolás, C. and Acosta, M. (2008). Growing in darkness: The etiolated lupin hypocotyls. Plant Signal Behav 3(6): 406-408.
  14. Montero-Barrientos, M., Hermosa, R., Nicolás, C., Cardoza, R. E., Gutierrez, S. and Monte, E. (2008). Overexpression of a Trichoderma HSP70 gene increases fungal resistance to heat and other abiotic stresses. Fungal Genet Biol 45(11): 1506-1513.
  15. Oliveros-Valenzuela Mdel, R., Reyes, D., Sánchez-Bravo, J., Acosta, M. and Nicolás, C. (2008). Isolation and characterization of a cDNA clone encoding an auxin influx carrier in carnation cuttings. Expression in different organs and cultivars and its relationship with cold storage. Plant Physiol Biochem 46(12): 1071-1076.
  16. Jimenez, J. A., Alonso-Ramirez, A. and Nicolás, C. (2008). Two cDNA clones (FsDhn1 and FsClo1) up-regulated by ABA are involved in drought responses in Fagus sylvatica L. seeds. J Plant Physiol 165(17): 1798-1807.
  17. Oliveros-Valenzuela, M. R., Reyes, D., Sánchez-Bravo, J., Acosta, M. and Nicolás, C. (2007). The expression of genes coding for auxin carriers in different tissues and along the organ can explain variations in auxin transport and the growth pattern in etiolated lupin hypocotyls. Planta 227(1): 133-142.
  18. Reyes, D., Rodríguez, D., Nicolás, G. and Nicolás, C. (2006). Evidence of a role for tyrosine dephosphorylation in the control of postgermination arrest of development by abscisic acid in Arabidopsis thaliana L. Planta 223(2): 381-385.
  19. Jimenez, J. A., Rodríguez, D., Lorenzo, O., Nicolás, G. and Nicolás, C. (2006). Characterization of a protein kinase (FsPK4) with an acidic domain, regulated by abscisic acid and specifically located in Fagus sylvatica L. seeds. J Plant Physiol 163(7): 761-769.
  20. Reyes, D., Rodríguez, D., Lorenzo, O., Nicolás, G., Canas, R., Canton, F. R., Cánovas, F. M. and Nicolás, C. (2006). Immunolocalization of FsPK1 correlates this abscisic acid-induced protein kinase with germination arrest in Fagus sylvatica L. seeds. J Exp Bot 57(4): 923-929.
  21. Reyes, D., Rodríguez, D., González-García, M. P., Lorenzo, O., Nicolás, G., García-Martínez, J. L. and Nicolás, C. (2006). Overexpression of a protein phosphatase 2C from beech seeds in Arabidopsis shows phenotypes related to abscisic acid responses and gibberellin biosynthesis. Plant Physiol 141(4): 1414-1424.
  22. González‐García, M. P., Rodríguez, D., Nicolás, C., Nicolás, G. and Lorenzo, O. (2006). A protein phosphatase 2A from Fagus sylvatica is regulated by GA3 and okadaic acid in seeds and related to the transition from dormancy to germination. Physiologia Plantarum 128(1): 153-162.
  23. Zaharia,L. I., Walker-Simmons,M. K., Nicolás, C. and Abrams,S. R. (2005). Chemistry of abscisic acid, abscisic acid catabolites and analogs. J Plant Growth Reg 24: 274-284.
  24. Jiménez, J. A., Rodríguez, D., Calvo, A. P., Mortensen, L. C., Nicolás, G. and Nicolás, C. (2005). Expression of a transcription factor (FsERF1) involved in ethylene signalling during the breaking of dormancy in Fagus sylvatica seeds. Physiologia Plantarum 125(3): 373-380.
  25. Calvo, A. P., Nicolás, C., Lorenzo, O., Nicolás, G. and Rodríguez, D. (2004). Evidence for positive regulation by gibberellins and ethylene of ACC oxidase expression and activity during transition from dormancy to germination in Fagus sylvatica L. seeds. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation 23(1): 44-53.
  26. Del Carmen Rodriguez-Gacio, M., Nicolas, C. and Matilla, A. J. (2004). The final step of the ethylene biosynthesis pathway in turnip tops (Brassica rapa): molecular characterization of the 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate oxidase BrACO1 throughout zygotic embryogenesis and germination of heterogeneous seeds. Physiol Plant 121(1): 132-140.
  27. Calvo, A. P., Nicolas, C., Nicolas, G. and Rodriguez, D. (2004). Evidence of a cross-talk regulation of a GA 20-oxidase (FsGA20ox1) by gibberellins and ethylene during the breaking of dormancy in Fagus sylvatica seeds. Physiol Plant 120(4): 623-630.
  28. Saez, A., Apostolova, N., González-Guzmán, M., González-Garcia, M. P., Nicolas, C., Lorenzo, O. and Rodriguez, P. L. (2004). Gain-of-function and loss-of-function phenotypes of the protein phosphatase 2C HAB1 reveal its role as a negative regulator of abscisic acid signalling. Plant J 37(3): 354-369.
  29. Mortensen, L. C., Nicolas, C., Nicolas, G., Rodriguez, D. and Eriksen,E. N. (2004). Decline in a seed-specific abscisic acid-responsive glycine rich protein (GRPF1) mRNA may reflects the release of seed dormancy in Fagus sylvatica during moist prechilling. Seed Sci Res 14: 27-34.
  30. Rodriguez-Gacio Mdel, C., Nicolas, C. and Matilla, A. J. (2004). Cloning and analysis of a cDNA encoding an endo-polygalacturonase expressed during the desiccation period of the silique-valves of turnip-tops (Brassica rapa L. cv. Rapa). J Plant Physiol 161(2): 219-227.
  31. Gonzalez-Garcia, M. P., Rodriguez, D., Nicolas, C., Rodriguez, P. L., Nicolas, G. and Lorenzo, O. (2003). Negative regulation of abscisic acid signaling by the Fagus sylvatica FsPP2C1 plays a role in seed dormancy regulation and promotion of seed germination. Plant Physiol 133(1): 135-144.
  32. Lorenzo, O., Nicolás, C., Nicolás, G. and Rodríguez, D. (2003). Characterization of a dual plant protein kinase (FsPK1) up-regulated by abscisic acid and calcium and specifically expressed in dormant seeds of Fagus sylvatica L. Seed Science Research 13(04): 261-271.
  33. Lorenzo, O., Nicolas, C., Nicolas, G. and Rodriguez, D. (2002). Molecular cloning of a functional protein phosphatase 2C (FsPP2C2) with unusual features and synergistically up-regulated by ABA and calcium in dormant seeds of Fagus sylvatica. Physiol Plant 114(3): 482-490.
  34. Lorenzo, O., Nicolás, C., Nicolás, G. and Rodríguez, D. (2002). Ga3-induced expression of a new functional AAA-ATPase (FsA1) is correlated with the onset of germination in Fagus sylvatica L. seeds (beechnuts). Plant and cell physiology 43(1): 27-34.
  35. Lorenzo, O., Rodriguez, D., Nicolas, G., Rodriguez, P. L. and Nicolas, C. (2001). A new protein phosphatase 2C (FsPP2C1) induced by abscisic acid is specifically expressed in dormant beechnut seeds. Plant Physiol 125(4): 1949-1956.
  36. Nicolás, C., DePrada, J. M., Lorenzo, O., Nicolís, G. and Rodriguez, D. (1998). Abscisic acid and stress regulate the expression of calmodulin in germinating chick‐pea seeds. Physiologia Plantarum 104(3): 379-384.
  37. Nicolas, C., Nicolas, G. and Rodriguez, D. (1998). Transcripts of a gene, encoding a small GTP-binding protein from Fagus sylvatica, are induced by ABA and accumulated in the embryonic axis of dormant seeds. Plant Mol Biol 36(3): 487-491.
  38. Nicolas, C., Rodriguez, D., Poulsen, F., Eriksen, E. N. and Nicolas, G. (1997). The expression of an abscisic acid-responsive glycine-rich protein coincides with the level of seed dormancy in Fagus sylvatica. Plant Cell Physiol 38(12): 1303-1310.
  39. Nicolás, C., Nicolás, G. and Rodríguez, D. (1996). Antagonistic effects of abscisic acid and gibberellic acid on the breaking of dormancy of Fagus sylvatica seeds. Physiologia Plantarum 96(2): 244-250.
  40. Colorado, P., Nicolás, C., Nicolás, G. and Rodríguez, D. (1995). Expression of three ABA‐regulated clones and their relationship to maturation processes during the embryogenesis of chick‐pea seeds. Physiologia Plantarum 94(1): 1-6.
Protocols by Carlos Nicolás
  1. Trichoderma harzianum Root Colonization in Arabidopsis