Zanetti ME, Blanco F, Ferrai M, Ariel F, Benoit M, Niebel A, Crespi M.  (2024). Epigenetics control during root development and simbiosis. Plant Physiology, accepted.

Kirolinko C, Hobecker K, Cueva,M, Botto F, Christ A, Niebel A, Ariel F, Blanco F, Crespi M and Zanetti ME. (2024). A Lateral Organ Boundaries Domain transcription factor acts downstream of the Auxin Response Factor 2 (ARF2) to control nodulation and root architecture in Medicago truncatula. (2024). New Phytologist, 242(6): 2746-2762 https://doi.10.1111/nph.19766.

Roda C, Clúa J, Eylenstein A, Ariel F, Zanetti ME, Blanco F. (2023). The C subunit of the nuclear factor Y binds to the Cyclin P4;1 promoter to modulate nodule organogenesis and infection during symbiosis in Phaseolus vulgaris. New Phytologist,

Zanetti, M.E. (2023). FER meets the Nod factor pathway. Nat. Plants 9, 1581–1582 (2023).

Reynoso M, Blanco F, Zanetti ME. (2023). Nuclear and cytoplasmic lncRNAs in root tips of the model legume Medicago truncatula under control and submergence. IUBMB Life 2023;1–15

Clúa J, Rípodas C, Roda C, Battaglia M, Zanetti ME, Blanco F. (2022). NIPK, a protein pseudokinase that interacts with the C subunit of the transcription factor NF-Y, is involved in rhizobial infection and nodule organogenesis. Frontiers in Plant Science, 13:992543. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2022.992543.

Reynoso MA, Borowsky AT, Pauluzzi GC, Yeung E, Zhang J, Formentin E, Velasco J, Cabanlit S, Duvenjian C, Prior MJ, Akmakjian GZ, Deal RB, Sinha NR, Brady SM, Girke T, Bailey-Serres J. (2022) Gene regulatory networks shape developmental plasticity of root cell types under water extremes in rice. Developmental Cell. 10.1016/j.devcel.2022.04.013

Castaingts M, Rivero C, Villagra Mancini U, Blanco FA, Zanetti ME. (2022) ‘Identification of conserved and new miRNAs that affect nodulation and strain selectivity in the Phaseolus vulgaris–Rhizobium etli symbiosis through differential analysis of host small RNAs’. New Phytologist, doi: 10.1111/nph.18055

Clúa J, Rivero C, Roda C, Giorgis C, Donna S, Zanetti ME, Blanco F (2022). Transcriptomic analysis of Mesoamerican and Andean Phaseolus vulgaris accessions revealed mRNAs and lncRNAs associated with strain selectivity during symbiosis. Scientific Reports 12, 2614.

Traubenik S, Ferrari M, Blanco F, Zanetti ME (2021). Translational regulation in pathogenic and beneficial plant-microbe interactions. Biochemical Journal, 478 2775–2788,

Kirolinko C, Hobecker K, Wen J, Mysore K, Niebel A, Blanco F, Zanetti ME (2021). Auxin Response Factor 2 (ARF2), ARF3 and ARF4 mediate both lateral root and nitrogen fixing nodule development in Medicago truncatula. Frontiers in Plant Science 12, (2021-April-08, 2021).

Zanetti ME, Blanco F, Reynoso M, Crespi M. (2020). To keep or not to keep: mRNA stability and translatability in root nodule symbiosis. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. In Press.

Traubenik S, Reynoso M, Hobecker K, Lancia M, Hummel M, Rosen B, Town C, Bailey-Serres J, Blanco F, Zanetti ME (2019). Reprogramming of root cells during nitrogen-fixing symbiosis involves dynamic polysome association of coding and non-coding RNAs. Plant Cell, 32: 352–373, DOI:

Traubenik S, Reynoso M, Blanco F, Zanetti ME (2019). In a nutshell: Translation has something to say in nitrogen-fixing symbiosis, Plantae. (

Reynoso M, Kajala K, Bajic M, West D, Pauluzzi G, Yao A, Hatch K, Zumstein K, Woodhouse M, Rodriguez-Medina J, Sinha N, Brady S, Deal R. Bailey-Serres J. (2019). Evolutionary flexibility in flooding response circuitry in angiosperms. Science, 365(6459), 1291. doi:10.1126/science.aax8862.

Rípodas C, Castaingts M, Clúa J, Villafañe J, Blanco FA, Zanetti ME. (2019). The PvNF-YA1 and PvNF-YB7 Subunits of the Heterotrimeric NF-Y Transcription Factor Influence Strain Preference in the Phaseolus vulgaris-Rhizobium etli Symbiosis. Front Plant Sci. 2019 Feb 28;10:221. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2019.00221.

Clúa J, Roda C, Zanetti ME, Blanco FA. (2018). Compatibility between legumes and rhizobia for the establishment of a successful nitrogen-fixing symbiosis. Genes 9(3). pii: E125. doi: 10.3390/genes9030125.

Hobecker K, Reynoso M, Bustos-Sanmamed P, Wen J, Mysore K, Crespi M, Blanco F, Zanetti ME. (2017). The microRNA390/TAS3 pathway controls symbiotic nodulation and lateral root growth in Medicago truncatula. Plant Physiology, August 2017. DOI: 174:2469-2486.

Flores AC, Dalla Via V, Savy V, Mancini Villagra U, Zanetti ME, Blanco F. (2017). Comparative phylogenetic and expression analysis of monomeric GTPases families in legume and non-legume plants. Plant Signaling and Behavior ID: 1432956 DOI:10.1080/15592324.2018.1432956.

Zanetti ME and Blanco FA. (2017). Translational switch from growth to defense: a common role for TOR in plant and mammalian immunity? Journal Experimental Botany, 68(9): 2077-2081, Insight article.

Rivero C, Traubenik S, Zanetti ME, Blanco F. (2017). Small GTPases in plant biotic interactions. Small GTPases. Review article.

Dalla Via, V.,  Traubenik, S.,  Rivero, C.,  Aguilar, O.M.,  Zanetti, M.E.,  Blanco, F.A. (2017). The monomeric GTPase RabA2 is required for progression and maintenance of membrane integrity of infection threads during root nodule symbiosis. Plant Molecular Biology 93(6):549-562, doi:10.1007/s11103-016-0581-5.

Zanetti ME, Rípodas C, Niebel A. (2016). Plant NF-Y transcription factors: key players in plant-microbe interactions, root development and adaptation to stress.  BBA - Gene Regulatory Mechanisms. DOI: 10.1016/j.bbagrm.2016.11.007.

Dalla Via V, Zanetti ME and Blanco FA  (2016) How legumes recognize rhizobia, Plant Signaling & Behavior, 11:2.

Baudin M, Laloum T, Lepage A, Ripodas C, Ariel F, Frances L, Crespi M, Gamas PC, Blanco FA, Zanetti ME, de Carvalho-Niebel F and Niebel A. (2015). A phylogenetically conserved group of NF-Y transcription factors interact to control nodulation in legumes. Plant Physiol 169:2761-73.doi: http:/​/​dx.​doi.​org/​10.​1104/​pp.​15.​01144.

Dalla Via V., Narduzzi C, Aguilar OM, Zanetti ME and Blanco FA. (2015). Changes in the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) transcriptome in response to secreted and surface signal molecules of Rhizobium etli. Plant Physiol. 169: 1356-1370. doi:10.1104/pp.15.00508.

Rípodas C, Castaingts M, Clúa J, Blanco FA and Zanetti ME (2015). Annotation, Phylogeny and Expression Analysis of the Nuclear Factor Y Gene Families in Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). Front. Plant Sci. 5:761.

Rípodas C, Clúa J, Battaglia M, Baudin M, Niebel A, Zanetti ME, Blanco F. (2014). Transcriptional regulators of legume-rhizobia symbiosis: Nuclear Factors Ys and GRAS are two for tango. Review Article, Plant Signaling & Behaviour. 9, e28847.

Battaglia M, Rípodas C, Clúa J, Baudin M, Aguilar M, Niebel, Zanetti ME, and Blanco F. (2014). A nuclear factor Y interacting protein of the GRAS family is required for nodule organogenesis, infection thread progression, and lateral root growth.  Plant Physiology 164: 1430-1442.

Rípodas C, Dalla Vía V,Aguilar OM, Zanetti ME, Blanco FA (2013). Knock-down of a member of the Isoflavone reductase gene family impairs plant growth and nodulation in Phaseolus vulgaris. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. 68: 81-89.

Reynoso MA, Blanco FA, Bailey Serres J, Crespi M and Zanetti ME. (2013). Selective recruitment of mRNAs and miRNAs to polyribosomes in response to rhizobia infection in Medicago truncatula. The Plant Journal 73 (2): 289-301. Online:  The Plant Journal. Recomendado enr Faculty of 1000 Biolog por Citovsky and Benoît Lacroix para F1000Prime Ver comentario en .

Reynoso MA, Blanco FA, Zanetti ME. (2013). Insights into post-transcriptional regulation during legume-rhizobia symbiosis. Plant Signaling & Behaviour. 8: e23102.

Mazziotta, L, Reynoso MA, Aguilar OM, Blanco FA, Zanetti ME. (2013). Transcriptional and functional variation of NF-YC1 in genetically diverse accessions of Phaseolus vulgaris during the symbiotic association with Rhizobium etli.  Plant Biology 15:808-818.  doi:10.1111/j.1438-8677.2012.00683.x.

Zanetti ME, Blanco FA, Beker MP, Battaglia M, Aguilar O.M. (2010). A C subunit of the plant nuclear factor NF-Y required for rhizobial infection and nodule development affects partner selection in the common bean-Rhizobium etli symbiosis. The Plant Cell 22:4142-4157.

Mustroph A, Lee SC, Oosumi T, Zanetti ME, Yang H, Ma K, Mashi A, Fukao  and Bailey-Serres J. (2010). Cross-kingdom comparison of transcriptomic adjustments to low oxygen stress highlights conserved and plant-specific responses. Plant Physiology  152:1484-1500.

Mustroph A, Zanetti ME, Jang CJH, Holtan HE, Repetti PP, Galbraith DW, GirkeT, Bailey-Serres J. (2009) Profiling translatomes of discrete cell populations resolves altered cellular priorities during hypoxia in Arabidopsis. Proceeding National Academy of Science of USA. 106(44):18843-18848. Recomendado en Faculty of 1000 Biolog, por Christiaan van der Schoot. Ver comentario en

Blanco FA, Peltzer Meschini E, Zanetti ME, Aguilar OM. (2009). A small GTPase of the Rab family is required for root hair formation and pre-infection stages in the common bean-rhizobium symbiotic association. The Plant Cell 21(9):2797-2810.


Traubenik S, Blanco F, Zanetti ME, Reynoso M. 2020. TRAP-SEQ of Eukaryotic Translatomes Applied to the Detection of Polysome-Associated Long Noncoding RNAs. RNA tagging. Methods in Molecular Biology 2166: 451-472 edited by Manfred Heinlein.

Mauricio Alberto Reynoso, Soledad Traubenik, Karen Hobecker, Flavio Blanco and María Eugenia Zanetti 2017. "Post-transcriptional reprogramming during root nodule symbiosis" Chapter 9.1.2 in the book "The Model Legume Medicago truncatula”, edited by Frans J. de Bruijn . Wiley/Blackwell, in press.

Reynoso M, Juntawong P, Lancia M, Blanco F, Bailey-Serres J, Zanetti ME. 2015. Translating Ribosome Affinity Purification (TRAP) followed by RNA sequencing technology (TRAP-SEQ) for quantitative assessment of plant translatomes. Plant Functional Genomics: Methods and Protocols, Second Edition. Methods in Molecular Biology 1284: 185-207 editado por Jose M. Alonso and Anna N. Stepanova.

Virginia Dalla Via, Carolina Rípodas, Joaquín Clúa, Candela Narduzzi, Mauricio Reynoso, Mario Aguilar, María Eugenia Zanetti, Flavio Blanco. 2013. Common Bean as an Emerging Model Grain Legume. Legumes: Types, Nutritional Composition and Health Benefits (ISBN: 978-1-62808-280-7) Eds. Hiroto Satou and Ren Nakamura. pp. 271-282.

Mauricio Alberto Reynoso, Virginia Savy, Marcos Lancia, Karen Hobecker, Flavio Blanco, María Eugenia Zanetti. 2013. Medicago truncatula: A Model Organism to Study the Biology of Agriculturally Important Legume Crops. In Legumes: Types, Nutritional Composition and Health Benefits (ISBN: 978-1-62808-280-7) Eds. Hiroto Satou and Ren Nakamura. pp. 209-224.

Mustroph A, Zanetti ME, GirkeT, Bailey-Serres J. 2013. Isolation and analysis of mRNAs from specific cell types of plants by ribosome immunopurification. Methods in Molecular Biology 959:277-302. doi: 10.1007/978-1-62703-221-6_19. ISBN: 978-1-62703-221-6.