Cristina Elisa Alvarez Martinez

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Cargo: Professor Doutor I



  • Biomedical
  • Biotechnology

Research lines

  • Genetics of Microorganisms
  • Microbiology

Personal presentation

Bsc in Biology from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Ms in Molecular Biology from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and PhD in Biochemistry from Universidade de São Paulo. Research experience focused on Molecular Microbiology, specially on the following subjects: bacterial secretion systems, regulation of gene expression in bacteria, bacterial toxins, microbial interactions.

Selected Publications

Bayer-santos, E.; Lima, L. P.; Cesetti, L. M.; Ratagami, C.; De Santana, E. S.; Silva, A. M.; Farah, C. S.; alvarez-martinez, Cristina E.; T6SS mediates resistance to predation and is regulated by an ECF σ factor and cognate Ser/Thr kinase. ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, v.20, p. 1562-1575, 2018 [ doi:10.1111/1462-2920.14085 ]

Cesetti, L. M.; De Santana, E. S.; Ratagami, C.; Barreiros, Y.; Lima, L. P.; Dunger, G.; Farah, C. S.; alvarez-martinez, Cristina E.; The Xanthomonas citri pv. citri Type VI Secretion System is Induced During Epiphytic Colonization of Citrus. CURRENT MICROBIOLOGY, v.2019, p. 1-7, 2019 [ doi:10.1007/s00284-019-01735-3 ]

Bayer-santos, E.; Cesetti, L. M.; Farah, C. S.; alvarez-martinez, Cristina E.; Distribution, Function and Regulation of Type 6 Secretion Systems of Xanthomonadales. Frontiers in Microbiology, v.10, p. 1635-, 2019 [ doi:10.3389/fmicb.2019.01635 ]

Lima, L. P.; Pereira, J. B.; Flores, A. J.; Lorenzetti, A.; Boechat, A.; Pereda, M.; Gualtieri, S.; Prado, D.; Rocha, D.; Ceseti, L; Baldini Rl; Farah, Chuck S.; Koide, T.; Benedetti, C. E.; alvarez-martinez, Cristina E.; An Extracytoplasmic Function Sigma Factor Required for Full Virulence in Xanthomonas citri pv. citri. JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY, v.ap21, p. e0062421-, 2022 [ doi:10.1128/jb.00624-21 ]

Lima, L. P.; De Santana, E. S.; Lorenzetti, A.; Lourenco, R.; Ceseti, L; Maciel, L.; Bayer-santos, E.; Boechat, A.; Baldini Rl; Farah, Chuck S.; Koide, T.; alvarez-martinez, Cristina E.; The AraC -type transcription factor TagK is a new player in the signaling cascade that induces the anti-eukaryotic T6SS of Xanthomonas citri. MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY, v.118, p. 552-569, 2022 [ doi:10.1111/mmi.14985 ]