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Miguel A Quesada

Miguel A Quesada


Ph.D. in Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department, University of Málaga, 1990

Current position

Professor of Plant Physiology, Department of Plant Biology, University of Málaga


  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. Gabarrón, G. M. A., Martinez, M. J. F., Quesada, M. A., Ruiz, S. J. D. (2013). Seasonal changes in the soil hydrological and erosive response depending on aspect, vegetation type and soil water repellency in different Mediterranean microenvironments. Solid Earth 4: 497-509.
  5. Gabarrón, G. M. A., Ruiz, S. J. D., Quesada, M. A. (2013). Influence of aspect in soil and vegetation water dynamics in dry Mediterranean conditions: functional adjustment of evergreen and semi-deciduous growth forms. Ecohydrology 6: 241-255.
  6. 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.
  7. García, G. 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.
  8. Mercado, J. A., Pliego-Alfaro, F., Quesada, M. A. (2011). Fruit shelf life and potential for its genetic improvement. In: Jenks, M. A. and Bebeli, P. J. (eds). Breeding for Fruit Quality. Pp: 81-104.
  9. 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.
  10. Márquez-Martín, B., Sesmero, R., Quesada, M. A., Pliego-Alfaro, F.* and Sánchez-Romero, C. (2011). Water relations in culture media influence maturation of avocado somatic embryos. J Plant Physiol 168(17): 2028-2034.
  11. 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.
  12. Quesada, M. A.*, Posé, S.*, Blanco-Portales, R.*, García, G. J. A., Jiménez-Bermúdez, S., Muñoz-Serrano, A., Caballero, J. L., Pliego-Alfaro, F., Mercado, J. A., Muñoz-Blanco, J. (2009a). Plant Physiol 150: 1022-1032. *(These authors contributed equally to the work)
  13. García, G. J. A., Posé, S., Muñoz-Blanco, J., Quesada, M. A., Mercado, J. A. (2009b). Plant Signaling and Behavior 4: 1-3.
  14. 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. (2009b). Acta Horticulturae 842: 931-934.
  15. 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 Miguel A Quesada
  1. Pectin Nanostructure Visualization by Atomic Force Microscopy