Rhizosphere

Rafael Rivilla Palma (IP)

Professor

A-1659-2008

0000-0003-0701-2939

rafael.rivilla@uam.es

PHONE NUMBER

+34 91 497 8188

Marta Martín Basanta (IP)

Associate Professor

H-2169-2015

0000-0003-2498-9768

m.martin@uam.es

PHONE NUMBER

+34 91 497 2659

Departamento de Biología, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid

Other group members

Francisco Javier Lloret Romero

Assistant Professor

Miguel Redondo Nieto

Assistant Professor

Research lines

  • Molecular mechanisms implicated in bacterial adaption to rhizospheric environment
  • Isolation and characterization of bacterial consortia for plant growth promotion
  • Isolation and characterization of bacterial consortia for soil biorremediation
  • Regulation of rhizobacterial exopolysaccharide production

Representative publications

  • Garrido-Sanz D, Sansegundo-Lobato P, Redondo-Nieto M, Suman J, Cajthaml T, Blanco-Romero E, Martin M, Uhlik O, Rivilla R (2020) Analysis of the biodegradative and adaptive potential of the novel polychlorinated biphenyl degrader Rhodococcus WAY2 revealed by its complete genome sequence. Microb Genom 6: e000363 (doi: 10.1099/mgen. 0.000363).
  • Garrido-Sanz D, Redondo-Nieto M, Martín M, Rivilla R (2020) Comparative genomics of the Rhodococcus genus shows wide distribution of biodegradation traits. Microorganisms 8: 774 (doi: 10.3390/microorganisms8050774).
  • Garrido-Sanz D, Redondo-Nieto M, Guirado M, Pintado Jiménez O, Millán R, Martín M, Rivilla R (2019) Metagenomic insights into the bacterial functions of a diesel degrading consortium for the rhizoremediation of diesel polluted soil. Genes 10: 456 (doi: 10.3390/ genes 10060456).
  • Muriel C, Blanco-Romero E, Trampari E, Arrebola E, Durán D, Redondo-Nieto M, Malone J, Martín M, Rivilla R (2019) The diguanylate cyclase AdrA regulates flagellar biosynthesis in Pseudomonas fluorescens F113 through SadB. Sci Rep 9: 8096 (doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-44554-z).
  • Baena I, Pérez-Mendoza D, Sauviac L, Francesch K, Martín M, Rivilla R, Bonilla I, Bruand C, Sanjuán J, Lloret J (2019) A partner-switching system controls activation of mixed-linkage β-glucan synthesis by c-di-GMP in Sinorhizobium meliloti. Environ Microbiol 21: 3379-3391.
  • Garrido-Sanz D, Redondo-Nieto M, Mongiardini E, Blanco-Romero E, Durán D, Quelas JI, Martin M, Rivilla R, Lodeiro AR, Althabegoiti MJ (2019) Phylogenomic analyses of Bradyrhizobium reveal uneven distribution of the lateral and subpolar flagellar systems, which extends to Rhizobiales. Microorganisms 7: 50 (doi: 10.3390/microorganisms 7020050).
  • Blanco-Romero E, Redondo-Nieto M, Martínez-Granero F, Garrido-Sanz D, Ramos-González MI, Martín M, Rivilla R (2018) Genome wide analysis of FleQ regulon in Pseudomonas fluorescens F113 and Pseudomonas putida Sci Rep 8: 13145 (doi:10.1038/s41598-018-31371-z).
  • Garrido-Sanz D, Manzano J, Martín M, Redondo-Nieto M, Rivilla R (2018) Metagenomic analysis of a biphenyl-degrading soil bacterial consortium reveals the metabolic roles of specific populations. Front Microbiol 9: 232 (doi:10.3389/fmicb.2018.00232).
  • Muriel C, Arrebola E, Redondo-Nieto M, Martínez-Granero F, Jalvo B, Pfeilmeier S, Blanco-Romero E, Baena I, Malone J, Rivilla R, Martín M (2018) AmrZ is a major determinant of c-di-GMP levels in Pseudomonas fluorescens Sci Rep 8: 1979 (doi:10.1038/s41598-018-20419-9).
  • Rivilla R, Martín M, Lloret J (2017) What makes rhizobia to colonize the rhizosphere? Environ Microbiol 19: 4379-4381.
  • Garrido-Sanz D, Arrebola E, Martínez-Granero F, García-Méndez S, Muriel C, Blanco-Romero E, Martín M, Rivilla R, Redondo-Nieto M (2017) Classification of isolates from Pseudomonas fluorescens complex into phylogenomic groups based in group specific markers. Front Microbiol 8: 413 (doi:10.3389/fmib.2017.00413).
  • Barahona E, Navazo A, Garrido-Sanz D, Muriel C, Martínez-Granero F, Redondo-Nieto M, Martín M, Rivilla R (2016) Pseudomonas fluorescens F113 can produce a second flagelar apparatus which is important for root colonization. Front Microbiol 7: 1471 (doi:10.3389/ fmicb.2016.01471).
  • Garrido-Sanz D, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Göker M, Martín M, Rivilla R, Redondo-Nieto M (2016) Genomic and genetic diversity within the Pseudomonas fluorescens PLoS ONE 11: e0153733 (doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0150183).
  • Muriel C, Jalvo B, Redondo-Nieto M, Rivilla R, Martín M (2015) Chemotactic motility of Pseudomonas fluorescens F113 under aerobic and denitrification conditions. PLoS ONE 10: e0132242 (doi: 10.137/journal.pone.0132242).
  • Martínez-Granero F, Redondo-Nieto M, Vesga P, Martín M, Rivilla R (2014) AmrZ is a global transcriptional regulator implicated in iron uptake and environmental adaption in Pseudomonas fluorescens BMC Genomics 15: 237 (doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-15-237).

Grants

  • Rivilla R (IP), Martín M (co-IP) (2020) Aislamiento y caracterización de inoculantes probióticos del tomate. Kimitec-Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
  • Rivilla R (IP) (2019-2022) InteGRated systems for Effective EnvironmEntal Remediation (GREENER). EU2020. UAM y otros 20 participantes.
  • Martín M (IP), Rivilla R (co-IP) (2019-2021) Adaption of Pseudomonas fluorescens to the rhizosphere environment. The AmrZ/FleQ regulatory hub. Entidad Financiadora: Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades. RTI 2018 093991-B-I00.
  • Martín M (IP), Rivilla R (co-IP) (2018-2021). Regulación por diguanilato cíclico y función de proteínas y polisacáridos extracelulares en interacciones bacteria-planta. Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. BIO2017-83533-P.
  • Martín M (IP), Rivilla R (co-IP) (2016-2018) Análisis de la regulación de la respuesta de Pseudomonas fluorescens F113 al ambiente rizosférico para mejorar sus cualidades en aplicaciones como inoculante biológico. Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. BIO2015-64480-R.

Relevant methods

  • Molecular microbiology
  • Microbial genetics and genomics

Collaborations with other national and international groups

  • Maritrini Gallegos, Juan Sanjuán, Maribel Ramos, Manuel Espinosa (Estación Experimental del Zaidín, CSIC, Granada)
  • Jacob Malone (John Innes Centre, UK)
  • John Morrissey, Fergal O’Gara (University College Cork, Irlanda)
  • David Dowling (Institute of Technology, Irlanda)
  • Ondrej Ulhik (University of Chemistry and Technology, Praga, República Checa)