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Dept. Biology, Healthcare & Environment
Section of Plant Physiology
Facultat de Farmàcia, Av. Joan XXIII 27-31
08028 Barcelona, Spain



Atanasov KE, Barboza-Barquero L, Tiburcio AF, Alcázar R (2016) Genome wide association mapping for the tolerance to the polyamine oxidase inhibitor guazatine in Arabidopsis thaliana. Front. Plant Sci.7:401. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00401

Zarza X, Atanasov KE, Marco F, Arbona V, Carrasco P, Kopka J, Fotopoulos V, Munnik T, Gómez-Cadenas A, Tiburcio AF, Alcázar R. (2016) Polyamine Oxidase 5 loss-of-function mutations in Arabidopsis thaliana trigger metabolic and transcriptional reprogramming and promote salt stress tolerance. Plant Cell & Environ. doi: 10.1111/pce.12714.

Sequera-Mutiozabal MI, Erban A, Kopka J, Atanasov K, Bastida J, Fotopoulos V, Alcázar R and Tiburcio AF (2016). Global metabolic profiling of Arabidopsis Polyamine Oxidase 4 (AtPAO4) loss-of-function mutants exhibiting delayed dark-induced senescence. Front. Plant Sci. 7:173. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00173

Stuttmann J, Peine N, Garcia AV, Wagner C, Choudhury SR, Wang Y, James GV, Griebel T, Alcázar R, Tsuda K, Schneeberger K, Parker JE (2016) Arabidopsis thaliana DM2h (R8) within the Landsberg RPP1-like Resistance locus underlies three different cases of EDS1-conditioned autoimmunity.PLoS Genet.12 :e1005990


Marco F, Bitrián M, Carrasco P, Rajam MV, Alcázar R, Tiburcio AF. Genetic Engineering Strategies for Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants. In: Plant Biology and Biotechnology Vol.2. Springer 2015. pp:579-610.


Alcázar R, von Reth M, Bautor J, Chae E, Weigel D, Koornneef M and Parker JE. (2014) Analysis of a plant complex Resistance gene locus underlying immune-related hybrid incompatibility and its occurrence in nature. PLoS Genet 10(12): e1004848.

Alcázar R and Tiburcio AF (2014) Plant polyamines in stress and development: an emerging area of research in plant sciences. Front. Plant Sci. 5:319

Tiburcio AF, Altabella T, Bitrián M and Alcázar R. (2014) The Roles of Polyamines during the lifespan of plants:from development to stress. Planta 240:1-18.

Alcazar, R.; Tiburcio, A. F. (2014) Polyamines in stress protection - applications in agriculture in Plant adaptation to environmental change: significance of amino acids and their derivatives Pages: 129-140. CABI; Wallingford; UK. ISBN: 978-1-78064-273-4.


Barboza L, Effgen S, Alonso-Blanco C, Kooke R, Keurentjes J, Koornneef M, Alcázar R. (2013) Arabidopsis semi-dwarfs evolved from independent mutations in GA20ox1, orthologue to green revolution dwarf alleles in rice and barley. PNAS 110:15818-23.


Alcázar R, Pecinka A, Aarts MG, Fransz PF, Koornneef M. Signals of speciation within Arabidopsis thaliana in comparison with its relatives. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2012 15(2):205-11. read

Bitrián M, Zarza X, Altabella T, Tiburcio AF, Alcázar R. Polyamines under stress: metabolic crossroads and hormonal crosstalks. Metabolites (new open access journal). Metabolites. 2012; 2(3):516-528 read open access


Alcázar R, Parker JE. The impact of temperature on balancing immune responsiveness and growth in Arabidopsis. Trends Plant Sci. 2011 Dec;16(12):666-75. read

Alcázar R, Reymond M, Schmitz G, de Meaux J. Genetic and evolutionary perspectives on the interplay between plant immunity and development. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2011 Aug;14(4):378-84. read

Marco F, Alcázar R, Tiburcio AF, Carrasco P. Interactions between polyamines and abiotic stress pathway responses unraveled by transcriptome analysis of polyamine overproducers. OMICS. 2011 Nov;15(11):775-81. read

Alcázar R, Cuevas JC, Planas J, Zarza X, Bortolotti C, Carrasco P, Salinas J, Tiburcio AF, Altabella T. Integration of polyamines in the cold acclimation response. Plant Sci. 2011 Jan;180(1):31-8. read

Alet AI, Sánchez DH, Ferrando A, Tiburcio AF, Alcazar R, Cuevas JC, Altabella T, Pico FM, Carrasco-Sorli P, Menéndez AB, Ruiz OA. Homeostatic control of polyamine levels under long-term salt stress in Arabidopsis: changes in putrescine content do not alleviate ionic toxicity. Plant Signal Behav. 2011 Feb;6(2):237-42. read

Alcázar R, Bitrián M, Bartels D, Koncz C, Altabella T, Tiburcio AF. Polyamine metabolic canalization in response to drought stress in Arabidopsis and the resurrection plant Craterostigma plantagineum. Plant Signal Behav. 2011 Feb;6(2):243-50. read


Alcázar R, García AV, Kronholm I, de Meaux J, Koornneef M, Parker JE, Reymond M. Natural variation at Strubbelig Receptor Kinase 3 drives immune-triggered incompatibilities between Arabidopsis thaliana accessions. Nat Genet. 2010 Dec;42(12):1135-9. read

Alcázar R, Altabella T, Marco F, Bortolotti C, Reymond M, Koncz C, Carrasco P, Tiburcio AF. Polyamines: molecules with regulatory functions in plant abiotic stress tolerance. Planta. 2010 May;231(6):1237-49. read

Alcázar R, Planas J, Saxena T, Zarza X, Bortolotti C, Cuevas J, Bitrián M, Tiburcio AF, Altabella T. Putrescine accumulation confers drought tolerance in transgenic Arabidopsis plants over-expressing the homologous Arginine decarboxylase 2 gene. Plant Physiol Biochem. 2010 Jul;48(7):547-52. read


Cuevas JC, López-Cobollo R, Alcázar R, Zarza X, Koncz C, Altabella T, Salinas J, Tiburcio AF, Ferrando A. Putrescine as a signal to modulate the indispensable ABA increase under cold stress. Plant Signal Behav. 2009 Mar;4(3):219-20. read

Alcázar R, García AV, Parker JE, Reymond M. Incremental steps toward incompatibility revealed by Arabidopsis epistatic interactions modulating salicylic acid pathway activation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Jan 6;106(1):334-9. read

2002 to 2008

Berdasco M, Alcázar R, García-Ortiz MV, Ballestar E, Fernández AF, Roldán-Arjona T, Tiburcio AF, Altabella T, Buisine N, Quesneville H, Baudry A, Lepiniec L, Alaminos M, Rodríguez R, Lloyd A, Colot V, Bender J, Canal MJ, Esteller M, Fraga MF. Promoter DNA hypermethylation and gene repression in undifferentiated Arabidopsis cells. PLoS One. 2008 Oct 1;3(10):e3306. read

Cuevas JC, López-Cobollo R, Alcázar R, Zarza X, Koncz C, Altabella T, Salinas J, Tiburcio AF, Ferrando A. Putrescine is involved in Arabidopsis freezing tolerance and cold acclimation by regulating abscisic acid levels in response to low temperature. Plant Physiol. 2008 Oct;148(2):1094-105. read

Alcázar R, Marco F, Cuevas JC, Patron M, Ferrando A, Carrasco P, Tiburcio AF, Altabella T. Involvement of polyamines in plant response to abiotic stress. Biotechnol Lett. 2006 Dec;28(23):1867-76. read

Alcázar R, García-Martínez JL, Cuevas JC, Tiburcio AF, Altabella T. Overexpression of ADC2 in Arabidopsis induces dwarfism and late-flowering through GA deficiency. Plant J. 2005 Aug;43(3):425-36. read

Bortolotti C, Cordeiro A, Alcázar R, Borrell A, Culiañez-Macià FA, Tiburcio AF, Altabella T. Localization of arginine decarboxylase in tobacco plants. Physiol Plant. 2004 Jan;120(1):84-92. read

Panicot M, Minguet EG, Ferrando A, Alcázar R, Blázquez MA, Carbonell J, Altabella T, Koncz C, Tiburcio AF. A polyamine metabolon involving aminopropyl transferase complexes in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 2002 Oct;14(10):2539-51. read

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