Bio

I am integrating several disciplines such as microbiology, plant physiology, entomology and ecology (analysis of the interaction among plants-fungal endophytes-insects). My main goal is the development of environmentally friendly products that can be used in agricultural settings.

 http://www.uanl.mx/universidad...

Research Areas:
Applied Plant Biology, Biotic Interactions, Ecology, Environmental Plant Biology, Signals and Responses, Biochemistry, Abiotic Interactions

Publications

Sword, G.A., Tessnow, A., Ek-Ramos, M.J.
Endophytic fungi alter sucking bug responses to cotton reproductive structures
(2017) Insect Science, . Article in Press. 
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DOI: 10.1111/1744-7917.12461
DOCUMENT TYPE: Article in Press
SOURCE: Scopus

Tamez-Guerra, P., Tamayo-Mejía, F., Gomez-Flores, R., Rodríguez-Padilla, C., Damas, G., Tamez-Guerra, R.S., Ek-Ramos, M.J., Williams, T.
Increased efficacy and extended shelf life of spinosad formulated in phagostimulant granules against Spodoptera frugiperda
(2017) Pest Management Science, . Article in Press. 
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DOI: 10.1002/ps.4656
DOCUMENT TYPE: Article in Press
SOURCE: Scopus

Ek-Ramos, M.J., Avila, J., Dittrich, A.C.N., Su, D., Gray, J.W., Devarenne, T.P.
The tomato cell death suppressor Adi3 is restricted to the endosomal system in response to the pseudomonas syringae effector protein AvrPto
(2014) PLoS ONE, 9 (10), art. no. e110807, .
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DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0110807
DOCUMENT TYPE: Article
SOURCE: Scopus

Lopez, D.C., Zhu-Salzman, K., Ek-Ramos, M.J., Sword, G.A.
The entomopathogenic fungal endophytes Purpureocillium lilacinum (formerly Paecilomyces lilacinus) and Beauveria bassiana negatively affect cotton aphid reproduction under both greenhouse and field conditions
(2014) PLoS ONE, 9 (8), art. no. e103891, .
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DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103891
DOCUMENT TYPE: Article
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Castillo Lopez, D., Zhu-Salzman, K., Ek-Ramos, M.J., Sword, G.A.
The entomopathogenic fungal endophytes Purpureocillium lilacinum (formerly Paecilomyces lilacinus) and Beauveria bassiana negatively affect cotton aphid reproduction under both greenhouse and field conditions
(2014) PloS one, 9 (8), p. e103891, .
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DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103891
DOCUMENT TYPE: Article
SOURCE: Scopus

Ek-Ramos, M.J., Zhou, W., Valencia, C.U., Antwi, J.B., Kalns, L.L., Morgan, G.D., Kerns, D.L., Sword, G.A.
Spatial and Temporal Variation in Fungal Endophyte Communities Isolated from Cultivated Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum)
(2013) PLoS ONE, 8 (6), art. no. e66049, .
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DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0066049
DOCUMENT TYPE: Article
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Kabbage, M., Ek-Ramos, M., Dickman, M.
A β-glucuronidase (GUS) based cell death assay.
(2011) Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE, (51), . 
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DOCUMENT TYPE: Article
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Park, S., Ek-Ramos, M.J., Oh, S., van Nocker, S.
The arabidopsis PHP gene encodes an accessory subunit of Paf1C required for proper regulation of genes within H3K27me3 chromatin domains
(2011) Plant Signaling and Behavior, 6 (8), pp. 1094-1096. 
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DOCUMENT TYPE: Article
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Kabbage, M., Ek-Ramos, M., Dickman, M.
A β-glucuronidase (GUS) based cell death assay
(2011) Journal of Visualized Experiments, (51), art. no. e2680, . 
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DOI: 10.3791/2680
DOCUMENT TYPE: Article
SOURCE: Scopus

Ek-Ramos, M.J., Avila, J., Cheng, C., Martin, G.B., Devarenne, T.P.
The T-loop extension of the tomato protein kinase AvrPto-dependent Pto-interacting protein 3 (Adi3) directs nuclear localization for suppression of plant cell death
(2010) Journal of Biological Chemistry, 285 (23), pp. 17584-17594.
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DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M110.117416
DOCUMENT TYPE: Article
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Park, S., Oh, S., Ek-Ramos, J., van Nocker, S.
Plant homologous to parafibromin is a component of the paf1 complex and assists in regulating expression of genes within h3k27me3-enriched chromatin
(2010) Plant Physiology, 153 (2), pp. 821-831.
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DOI: 10.1104/pp.110.155838
DOCUMENT TYPE: Article
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Van Nocker, S., Ek-Ramos, M.J.
Control of Flowering Time
(2007) Regulation of Transcription in Plants, 29, pp. 225-252.
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DOI: 10.1002/9780470988886.ch9
DOCUMENT TYPE: Book Chapter
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Ek-Ramos, M.J., Racagni-Di Palma, G., Hernández-Sotomayor, S.M.T.
Changes in phosphatidylinositol and phosphatidylinositol monophosphate kinase activities during the induction of somatic embryogenesis in Coffea arabica
(2003) Physiologia Plantarum, 119 (2), pp. 270-277.
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DOI: 10.1034/j.1399-3054.2003.00171.x
DOCUMENT TYPE: Article
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Volunteer Activities

-Comunidad Latino Americana Michigan State University. Contact in Mexico.

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