Manuel Jamilena

Professor of Genetics and Plant Breeding
Department of Biology
University of Almería, Spain
E-mail: mjamille@ual.es
Page: http://www.ual.es

Fields of interest:

Vegetable genetics and breeding, Mutation breeding, Plant biotechnology, Plant molecular biology, Fruit quality and postharvest breeding and biotechnology, Breeding cucurbitaceae, Ethylene, Sex determination

Recent publications:

Jamilena M., Manzano S., Mariotti B. 2008. Plant sex chromosomes: structure and function. Cytogenetics and Genome Research 120:255-264.

Manzano S, Martínez C, Gómez P, Garrido D y Jamilena M. 2010. Cloning and characterisation of two CTR1-like genes in Cucurbita pepo: regulation of their expression during male and female flower development. Sex Plant Reprod 23:301-313

Kejnovský Eduard, Pavlina Steflova, Monika Michalovova, Iva Kejnovska, Susana Manzano, Roman Hobza, Zdenek Kubat, Jan Kovarik, Manuel Jamilena, Boris Vyskot. 2012. Expansion of microsatellites on evolutionary young Y chromosome. PLOS ONE 8 (1) e45519.

Martínez C, Manzano S, Megias Z, Garrido D, Picó B, Jamilena M (2013) Involvement of ethylene biosynthesis and signalling in fruit set and early fruit development in zucchini squash (Cucurbita pepo L.). BMC Plant Biol 13:139 DOI: 10.1186/1471-2229-13-139

Manzano S, Martínez C, Megías Z, Gómez P, Garrido D, Jamilena M (2013) Involvement of ethylene biosynthesis and signalling in the transition from male to female flowering in the monoecious Cucurbita pepo. J Plant Growth Regul 32:789–798

Megías Z, Martínez C, Manzano S, Rosales R, Valenzuela JL, Garrido D, Jamilena M. (2014) Cold-induced ethylene in relation to chilling injury and chilling sensitivity in the non-climacteric fruit of zucchini (Cucurbita pepo L.). LWT Food Sci Technol 57:194–199

Martínez C, Manzano S, Megias Z, Boualem A, Garrido D, Bendahmane A, Jamilena M (2014) Molecular and functional characterization of CpACS27A gene reveals its involvement in monoecy instability and other associated traits in squash (Cucurbita pepo L.). Planta. 239:1201-1215

Martínez C, Manzano S, Megias Z, Garrido D, Jamilena M (2014) Sources of parthenocarpy for Zucchini breeding: relationship with ethylene production and sensitivity. Euphytica

Manzano, S., Martínez, C., García, J.M., Megías, Z., Jamilena, M. (2014). Involvement of ethylene in sex expression and female flower development in watermelon (Citrullus lanatus). Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 85: 96-104.

Palma, F., Carvajal, F., Ramos, J.M., Jamilena, M., Garrido, D. (2015). Effect of putrescine application on maintenance of zucchini fruit quality during cold storage: Contribution of GABA shunt and other related nitrogen metabolites. Postharvest Biology and Technology 99:131-140.