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Sara Posé

Education

Ph.D. in Biology, Plant Biology Department, University of Málaga, 2012

Current position

Research fellow at School of Biology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

Publications

  1. Posé, S., Kirby, A. R., Paniagua, C., Waldron, K. W., Morris, V. J., Quesada, M. A. and Mercado, J. A. (2015). The nanostructural characterization of strawberry pectins in pectate lyase or polygalacturonase silenced fruits elucidates their role in softening. Carbohydr Polym 132: 134-145.
  2. Paniagua, C., Posé, S., Morris, V. J., Kirby, A. R., Quesada, M. A. and Mercado, J. A. (2014). Fruit softening and pectin disassembly: an overview of nanostructural pectin modifications assessed by atomic force microscopy. Ann Bot 114(6): 1375-1383.
  3. Posé, S., Paniagua, C., Cifuentes, M., Blanco-Portales, R., Quesada, M. A. and Mercado, J. A. (2013). Insights into the effects of polygalacturonase FaPG1 gene silencing on pectin matrix disassembly, enhanced tissue integrity, and firmness in ripe strawberry fruits. J Exp Bot 64(12): 3803-3815.
  4. Posé, S., Kirby, A. R., Mercado, J. A., Morris, V. J., Quesada, M. A. (2012). Structural characterization of cell wall pectin fractions in ripe straberry fruits using AFM. Carbohyd Polym 88: 882-890.
  5. García-Gago, J. A., Barceló, M., López-Aranda, J. M., Muñoz-Blanco, J., Posé, S., Pliego-Alfaro, F., Mercado, J. A., Quesada, M. A. (2012). Acta Horticulturae 929,107-110.
  6. Posé, S., García-Gago, J. A., Santiago-Doménech, N., Pliego-Alfaro, F., Quesada, M. A., Mercado, J. A. (2011). Genes, Genomes and Genomics 5, 40-48.
  7. Mercado, J. A., Trainotti, L., Jiménez, B. L., Santiago, D. N., Posé, S., Donolli, R., Barceló, M., Casadoro, G., Pliego, A. F., Quesada, M. A. (2010). Evaluation of the role of the endo-beta-(1,4)-glucanase gene FaEG3 in strawberry fruit softening. Postharvest Biol Tec 55: 8-14.
  8. Quesada, M. A.*, Blanco-Portales, R.*, Posé, S.*, García-Gago, J. A., Jiménez-Bermúdez, S., Muñoz-Serrano, A., Caballero, J. L., Pliego-Alfaro, F., Mercado, J. A. and Munoz-Blanco, J. (2009). Antisense down-regulation of the FaPG1 gene reveals an unexpected central role for polygalacturonase in strawberry fruit softening. Plant Physiol 150(2): 1022-1032. *(These authors contributed equally to the work)
  9. García-Gago, J. A., Posé, S., Muñoz-Blanco, J., Quesada, M. A., Mercado, J. A. (2009). Plant Signaling and Behavior 4, 1-3.
  10. Quesada, M. A,, Posé, S., Santiago-Doménech, N., Sesmero, R., Molina, M. C., Mousa, S., Pliego-Alfaro, F., Mercado, J. A., Caballero, J. L., Muñoz-Blanco, J., Trainotti, L., Casadoro, G,. García-Gago, J. A., López-Aranda, J. M. (2009). Acta Horticulturae 842, 931-934.
  11. Quesada, M. A., Martín-Pizarro, C., García-Gago, J. A., Posé, S., Santiago-Doménech, N., Sesmero, R., Pliego-Alfaro, F., Mercado, J. A. (2007). Transgenic Plant Journal 1, 280-288.
Protocols by Sara Posé
  1. Pectin Nanostructure Visualization by Atomic Force Microscopy