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Maria Helena Bodanese Zanettini


Ph.D. in Genetics and Molecular Biology, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, 1982

Current position

Professor, Genetics Department, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Publications (since 2010)

  1. Paggi, G. M., Palma-Silva, C., Bodanese-Zanettini, M. H., Lexer, C. and Bered, F. (2015).Limited pollen flow and high selfing rates towards geographic range limit in an Atlantic forest bromeliad. Flora (Jena) 1. (Epub ahead of print)
  2. Cabreira, C., Cagliari, A., Bucker-Neto, L., Margis-Pinheiro, M., de Freitas, L. B. and Bodanese-Zanettini, M. H. (2015). The phylogeny and evolutionary history of the Lesion Simulating Disease (LSD) gene family in Viridiplantae. Mol Genet Genomics. (Epub ahead of print)
  3. Castilhos, G., Lazzarotto, F., Spagnolo-Fonini, L., Bodanese-Zanettini, M. H. and Margis-Pinheiro, M. (2014). Possible roles of basic helix-loop-helix transcription factors in adaptation to drought. Plant Sci 223: 1-7.
  4. Bencke-Malato, M., Cabreira, C., Wiebke-Strohm, B., Bücker-Neto, L., Mancini, E., Osorio, M. B., Homrich, M. S., Turchetto-Zolet, A. C., De Carvalho, M. C., Stolf, R., Weber, R. L., Westergaard, G., Castagnaro, A. P., Abdelnoor, R. V., Marcelino-Guimaraes, F. C., Margis-Pinheiro, M. and Bodanese-Zanettini, M. H. (2014). Genome-wide annotation of the soybean WRKY family and functional characterization of genes involved in response to Phakopsora pachyrhizi infection. BMC Plant Biol 14: 236.
  5. Weber, R. L., Wiebke-Strohm, B., Bredemeier, C., Margis-Pinheiro, M., de Brito, G. G., Rechenmacher, C., Bertagnolli, P. F., de Sa, M. E., Campos Mde, A., de Amorim, R. M., Beneventi, M. A., Margis, R., Grossi-de-Sa, M. F. and Bodanese-Zanettini, M. H. (2014). Expression of an osmotin-like protein from Solanum nigrum confers drought tolerance in transgenic soybean. BMC Plant Biol 14: 343.
  6. Neto, L. B., de Oliveira, R. R., Wiebke-Strohm, B., Bencke, M., Weber, R. L., Cabreira, C., Abdelnoor, R. V., Marcelino, F. C., Zanettini, M. H. and Passaglia, L. M. (2013). Identification of the soybean HyPRP family and specific gene response to Asian soybean rust disease. Genet Mol Biol 36(2): 214-224.
  7. de Abreu-Neto, J. B., Turchetto-Zolet, A. C., de Oliveira, L. F., Zanettini, M. H. and Margis-Pinheiro, M. (2013). Heavy metal-associated isoprenylated plant protein (HIPP): characterization of a family of proteins exclusive to plants. FEBS J 280(7): 1604-1616.
  8. Cabreira, C., Cagliari, A., Bucker-Neto, L., Wiebke-Strohm, B., de Freitas, L. B., Marcelino-Guimaraes, F. C., Nepomuceno, A. L., Margis-Pinheiro, M. M. and Bodanese-Zanettini, M. H. (2013). The Lesion Simulating Disease (LSD) gene family as a variable in soybean response to Phakopsora pachyrhizi infection and dehydration. Funct Integr Genomics 13(3): 323-338.
  9. Wiebke-Strohm, B., Pasquali, G., Margis-Pinheiro, M., Bencke, M., Bucker-Neto, L., Becker-Ritt, A. B., Martinelli, A. H., Rechenmacher, C., Polacco, J. C., Stolf, R., Marcelino, F. C., Abdelnoor, R. V., Homrich, M. S., Del Ponte, E. M., Carlini, C. R., De Carvalho, M. C. and Bodanese-Zanettini, M. H. (2012). Ubiquitous urease affects soybean susceptibility to fungi. Plant Mol Biol 79(1-2): 75-87.
  10. Fiuza, L. M., Schunemann, R., Pinto, L. M. and Zanettini, M. H. (2012). Two new Brazilian isolates of Bacillus thuringiensis toxic to Anticarsia gemmatalis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Braz J Biol 72(2): 363-369.
  11. Homrich, M. S., Wiebke-Strohm, B., Weber, R. L. and Bodanese-Zanettini, M. H. (2012). Soybean genetic transformation: A valuable tool for the functional study of genes and the production of agronomically improved plants. Genet Mol Biol 35(4 (suppl)): 998-1010.
  12. Osorio, M. B., Bucker-Neto, L., Castilhos, G., Turchetto-Zolet, A. C., Wiebke-Strohm, B., Bodanese-Zanettini, M. H. and Margis-Pinheiro, M. (2012). Identification and in silico characterization of soybean trihelix-GT and bHLH transcription factors involved in stress responses. Genet Mol Biol 35(1 (suppl)): 233-246.
  13. Wiebke-Strohm, B. ; Droste, A. ; Pasquali, G. ; Osorio, M. B. ; Bücker-Neto, L. ; Passaglia, L.; Bencke, M. ; Homrich, M. S. ; Margis-Pinheiro, M. ; Bodanese-Zanettini, M. H. (2011). Transgenic fertile soybean plants derived from somatic embryos transformed via the combined DNA-free particle bombardment and Agrobacterium system. Euphytica 177: 343-354.
  14. Weber-Ricardo, L. M. and Bodanese-Zanettini, M. H. (2011). Induction of transgenic hairy roots in soybean genotypes by Agrobacterium rhizogenes-mediated transformation. Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira (1977. Impressa) 46:1070-1075.
  15. Beneduzi, A., Costa, P. B., Parma, M., Melo, I. S., Bodanese-Zanettini, M. H. and Passaglia, L. M. (2010). Paenibacillus riograndensis sp. nov., a nitrogen-fixing species isolated from the rhizosphere of Triticum aestivum. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 60(Pt 1): 128-133.
  16. Giongo, A.,Beneduzi, A., Ambrosini, A., Vargas, L. K., Stroschein, M. R., Eltz, F. L., Bodanese-Zanettini, M. H. and Passaglia, L. (2010). Isolation and characterization of two plant growth-promoting bacteria from the rhizoplane of a legume (Lupinus albescens) in sandy soils. Revista Brasileira de Ciência do Solo (Impresso) 34:361-369.
  17. Droste, A. ; Wiebke-Strohm, B. ; Silva, A. M. ; Souza, I. F. ; Bücker-Neto, L. ; Bencke, M. ; Sauner, M. V. and Bodanese-Zanettini, M. H. (2010). Screening of Brazilian soybean genotypes with high potential for somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration. Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira 45: 715-720.
Protocols by Maria Helena Bodanese Zanettini
  1. Phakopsora pachyrhizi Infection Bioassay in Detached Soybean Transgenic Leaves for Candidate Gene Validation