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Margarita  Marroquin-Guzman

Margarita Marroquin-Guzman


M.S. in Crop Protection- Major: Plant pathology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez-Puerto Rico, 2012

Current position

Graduate Research Assistant and Ph.D. candidate in Agronomy, University of Nebraska- Lincoln, NE
Ph.D. in Agronomy, Specialization: Plant Pathology


  1. Marroquin-Guzman, M. and Wilson, R. A. (2015). GATA-Dependent Glutaminolysis Drives Appressorium Formation in Magnaporthe oryzae by Suppressing TOR Inhibition of cAMP/PKA Signaling. PLoS Pathog 11(4): e1004851.
  2. Fernandez, J., Marroquin-Guzman, M., Nandakumar, R., Shijo, S., Cornwell, K. M., Li, G. and Wilson, R. A. (2014). Plant defence suppression is mediated by a fungal sirtuin during rice infection by Magnaporthe oryzae. Mol Microbiol 94(1): 70-88.
  3. Fernandez, J., Marroquin-Guzman, M. and Wilson, R. A. (2014). Mechanisms of nutrient acquisition and utilization during fungal infections of leaves. Annu Rev Phytopathol 52: 155-174.
  4. Fernandez, J., Marroquin-Guzman, M. and Wilson, R. A. (2014). Evidence for a transketolase-mediated metabolic checkpoint governing biotrophic growth in rice cells by the blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae. PLoS Pathog 10(9): e1004354.
  5. Marroquin-Guzman, M. and C. Estevez de Jensen. (2013). Dissemination of Citrus Greening in Puerto Rico. J Agric Univ P R (3-4): 117-132.
  6. Marroquin-Guzman, M. and C. Estevez de Jensen. (2012). Prevalent citrus diseases in Puerto Rico. Phytopathology 102: S6.4.
  7. Alvarez, E., Marroquin-Guzman, M., Mejia, J. F. and Pardo, J. M. (2011). Early detection of Phytophthora palmivora in oil palm, using real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) and molecular beacon probes. Phytopathology 101:S253.
Protocols by Margarita Marroquin-Guzman
  1. Chromatin Immunoprecipitation (ChIP) Assay for Detecting Direct and Indirect Protein – DNA Interactions in Magnaporthe oryzae