Gabriela Carolina Pagnussat
  • National University of Mar del Plata, Argentina Mar del Plata
Personal information


Ph.D. in Plant Biochemistry/Enzymology, National University of Mar del Plata, Argentina, 2000

Current position

Adjunct Researcher, The National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina
Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Early Career Scientist


  1. Martin, M. V., Distefano, A. M., Bellido, A., Cordoba, J. P., Soto, D., Pagnussat, G. C.* and Zabaleta, E.* (2014). Role of mitochondria during female gametophyte development and fertilization in A. thaliana. Mitochondrion. (Epub ahead of print) *Corresponding author
  2. Martín, M., Distefano, A., Zabaleta, E. and Pagnussat, G.* (2013). New insights into the functional roles of reactive oxygen species during embryo sac development and fertilization in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Signal Behav 8(10): e25714. *Corresponding author
  3. Martin, M. V., Fiol, D. F., Sundaresan, V., Zabaleta, E. J. and Pagnussat, G. C.* (2013). oiwa, a female gametophytic mutant impaired in a mitochondrial manganese-superoxide dismutase, reveals crucial roles for reactive oxygen species during embryo sac development and fertilization in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 25(5): 1573-1591. *Corresponding author
  4. Pagnussat, G. C., Alandete-Saez, M., Bowman, J. L. and Sundaresan, V. (2009). Auxin-dependent patterning and gamete specification in the Arabidopsis female gametophyte. Science 324(5935): 1684-1689.
  5. Boavida, L. C., Shuai, B., Yu, H. J., Pagnussat, G. C., Sundaresan, V. and McCormick, S. (2009). A collection of Ds insertional mutants associated with defects in male gametophyte development and function in Arabidopsis thaliana. Genetics 181(4): 1369-1385.
  6. Capron, A., Gourgues, M., Neiva, L. S., Faure, J. E., Berger, F., Pagnussat, G., Krishnan, A., Alvarez-Mejia, C., Vielle-Calzada, J. P., Lee, Y. R., Liu, B. and Sundaresan, V. (2008). Maternal control of male-gamete delivery in Arabidopsis involves a putative GPI-anchored protein encoded by the LORELEI gene. Plant Cell 20(11): 3038-3049.
  7. Pagnussat, G. C., Yu, H. J. and Sundaresan, V. (2007). Cell-fate switch of synergid to egg cell in Arabidopsis eostre mutant embryo sacs arises from misexpression of the BEL1-like homeodomain gene BLH1. Plant Cell 19(11): 3578-3592.
  8. Lanteri, M. L., Pagnussat, G. C. and Lamattina, L. (2006). Calcium and calcium-dependent protein kinases are involved in nitric oxide- and auxin-induced adventitious root formation in cucumber. J Exp Bot 57(6): 1341-1351.
  9. Pagnussat, G. C., Yu, H. J., Ngo, Q. A., Rajani, S., Mayalagu, S., Johnson, C. S., Capron, A., Xie, L. F., Ye, D. and Sundaresan, V. (2005). Genetic and molecular identification of genes required for female gametophyte development and function in Arabidopsis. Development 132(3): 603-614.
  10. Pagnussat, G. C., Lanteri, M. L., Lombardo, M. C. and Lamattina, L. (2004). Nitric oxide mediates the indole acetic acid induction activation of a mitogen-activated protein kinase cascade involved in adventitious root development. Plant Physiol 135(1): 279-286.
  11. Pagnussat, G. C., Lanteri, M. L. and Lamattina, L. (2003). Nitric oxide and cyclic GMP are messengers in the indole acetic acid-induced adventitious rooting process. Plant Physiol 132(3): 1241-1248.
  12. Lamattina, L., Garcia-Mata, C., Graziano, M. and Pagnussat, G. (2003). Nitric oxide: the versatility of an extensive signal molecule. Annu Rev Plant Biol 54: 109-136.
  13. Pagnussat, G. C., Simontacchi, M., Puntarulo, S. and Lamattina, L. (2002). Nitric oxide is required for root organogenesis. Plant Physiol 129(3): 954-956.
  14. Pagnussat, G. C., Fiol, D. F. and Salerno, G. L. (2002). A CDPK type protein kinase is involved in rice SPS light modulation. Physiol Plant 115(2): 183-189.
  15. Pagnussat, G. C. and Salerno, G. L. (2000). Rice sucrose-phosphate synthase: Identification of an isoform specific for heterotrophic tissues with distinct metabolite regulation from the mature leaf enzyme. Physiologia plantarum 108: 337-344.
  16. Salerno, G. L., Pagnussat, G. C. and Pontis, H. G. (1998). Studies on sucrose-phosphate synthase from rice leaves. Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand) 44(3): 407-416.
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