Quién soy



Molecular biologist working with plant species. Associate professor in the Valencia University (Plant Fisiology Department). I am interested in transcriptional networks and the use of that knowledge for biotechnological applications. I am interested in the scientific progress in general and I want to share considerations, thoughts and tools, and for that purpose I have created this blog.


Biólogo molecular que trabaja con especies vegetales. Profesor asociado en la Universidad de Valencia (Departamento de Fisiología Vegetal). Estoy interesado en las redes transcripcionales y en el uso de eso conocimiento para aplicaciones biotecnológicas. También estoy interesado en el avance científico en general y quiero compartir reflexiones, pensamientos y herramientas, y con ese objetivo he creado este blog.

Bioinformatic Tools


COP1 destabilizes DELLA proteins in Arabidopsis. Blanco-Touriñán, N., M. Legris, E. G. Minguet, C. Costigliolo-Rojas, M. A. Nohales, E. Iniesto, M. García-León, M. Pacín, N. Heucken, T. Blomeier, A. Locascio, M. Černý, D. Esteve-Bruna, M. Díez-Díaz, B. Brzobohatý, H. Frerigmann, M. D. Zurbriggen, S. A. Kay, V. Rubio, M. A. Blázquez, J. J. Casal and D. Alabadí (2020). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117(24): 13792.

Identification of Transgene-Free CRISPR-Edited Plants of Rice, Tomato, and Arabidopsis by Monitoring DsRED Fluorescence in Dry Seeds. Aliaga-Franco, N., C. Zhang, S. Presa, A. K. Srivastava, A. Granell, D. Alabadi, A. Sadanandom, M. A. Blazquez and E. G. Minguet. Frontiers in Plant Science  2019  10(1150).

Assessment of Cas12a-mediated gene editing efficiency in plants. Bernabé-Orts, J. M., I. Casas-Rodrigo, E. G. Minguet, V. Landolfi, V. Garcia-Carpintero, S. Gianoglio, M. Vázquez-Vilar, A. Granell and D. Orzaez. Plant Biotechnology Journal 2019  17(10): 1971-1984.

Reduction of indole-3-acetic acid methyltransferase activity compensates for high-temperature male sterility in Arabidopsis. Abbas M, Hernández-García J, Blanco-Touriñán N, Aliaga N, Minguet EG, Alabadí D, Blázquez MA. Plant Biotechnol J. 2017 Jun 2. doi: 10.1111/pbi.12768.

MORPHEUS, a Webtool for Transcription Factor Binding Analysis Using Position Weight Matrices with Dependency. Minguet EG, Segard S, Charavay C, Parcy F. PLoS One. 2015 Aug 18;10(8):e0135586. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135586. eCollection 2015.

Molecular mechanism for the interaction between gibberellin and brassinosteroid signaling pathways in Arabidopsis. Gallego-Bartolomé J, Minguet EG, Grau-Enguix F, Abbas M, Locascio A, Thomas SG, Alabadí D, Blázquez MA. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Aug 14;109(33):13446-51. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1119992109. Epub 2012 Jul 30.

Hierarchy of hormone action controlling apical hook development in Arabidopsis. Gallego-Bartolomé J, Arana MV, Vandenbussche F, Zádníková P, Minguet EG, Guardiola V, Van Der Straeten D, Benkova E, Alabadí D, Blázquez MA. Plant J. 2011 Aug;67(4):622-34. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2011.04621.x. Epub 2011 Jun 6.

Prediction of regulatory interactions from genome sequences using a biophysical model for the Arabidopsis LEAFY transcription factor. Moyroud E, Minguet EG, Ott F, Yant L, Posé D, Monniaux M, Blanchet S, Bastien O, Thévenon E, Weigel D, Schmid M, Parcy F. Plant Cell. 2011 Apr;23(4):1293-306. doi: 10.1105/tpc.111.083329. Epub 2011 Apr 22.

Role of polyamines in plant vascular development. Vera-Sirera F, Minguet EG, Singh SK, Ljung K, Tuominen H, Blázquez MA, Carbonell J. Plant Physiol Biochem. 2010 Jul;48(7):534-9. doi: 10.1016/j.plaphy.2010.01.011. Epub 2010 Jan 22. Review. PMID: 20137964.

Transcriptional diversification and functional conservation between DELLA proteins in Arabidopsis. Gallego-Bartolomé J, Minguet EG, Marín JA, Prat S, Blázquez MA, Alabadí D. Mol Biol Evol. 2010 Jun;27(6):1247-56. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msq012. Epub 2010 Jan 21. PMID: 20093430.

Evolutionary diversification in polyamine biosynthesis. Minguet EG, Vera-Sirera F, Marina A, Carbonell J, Blázquez MA. Mol Biol Evol. 2008 Oct;25(10):2119-28. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msn161. Epub 2008 Jul 24. PMID: 18653732.

ACAULIS5 controls Arabidopsis xylem specification through the prevention of premature cell death. Muñiz L, Minguet EG, Singh SK, Pesquet E, Vera-Sirera F, Moreau-Courtois CL, Carbonell J, Blázquez MA, Tuominen H. Development. 2008 Aug;135(15):2573-82. doi: 10.1242/dev.019349. Epub 2008 Jul 3.

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