Lyza G. Maron

Lyza G. Maron

Science Editor


Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology, 2006. Cornell University
M.Sc. in Plant Genetics and Molecular Biology, 2000. University of Campinas, Brazil
B.Sc. in Biological Sciences, 1998. University of Campinas, Brazil


Research Associate, 2013–2017, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University
Postdoctoral fellow, 2007–2012, Boyce Thompson Institute, Ithaca, NY.


Arbelaez JD*, Maron LG*, Jobe TO, Piñeros MA, Famoso AN, Rebelo AR, Singh N, Ma Q, Fei Z, Kochian LV, McCouch SR (2017) ALUMINUM RESISTANCE TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR 1 (ART1) contributes to natural variation in aluminum resistance in diverse genetic backgrounds of rice (O. sativa). Plant Direct 1: e00014-n/a doi: 10.1002/pld3.14 *contributed equally
Miller JR, Zhou P, Mudge J, Gurtowski J, Lee H, Ramaraj T, Walenz BP, Liu J, Stupar RM, Denny R, Song L, Singh N, Maron LG, McCouch SR, McCombie WR, Schatz MC, Tiffin P, Young ND, Silverstein KAT (2017) Hybrid assembly with long and short reads improves discovery of gene family expansions. BMC Genomics 18:541
Maron LG, Piñeros MA, Kochian LV, McCouch S. (2016) Viewpoint: Redefining ‘stress resistance genes’, and why it matters. Journal of Experimental Botany 67 (19):5588–5591. doi:10.1093/jxb/erw323
McCouch S, Wright M, Tung C, Maron LG, McNally K, Fitzgerald M, Singh N, DeClerck G, Agosto-Perez F, Korniliev P, Greenberg A, Naredo ME, Mercado SM, Harrington S, Shi Y, Branchini D, Kuser-Falcao P, Leung H, Ebana K, Yano M, Eizenga G, McClung A, Mezey J. (2016) Open Access Resources for Genome Wide Association Mapping in Rice. Nature Communications 7, doi:10.1038/ncomms10532
Arbelaez JD, Moreno LT, Singh N, Tung CW, Maron LG, Ospina Y, Martinez CP, Grenier C, Lorieux M, McCouch S. (2015) Development and GBS-genotyping of introgression lines (ILs) using two wild species of rice, and in a common recurrent parent, cv. Curinga. Molecular Breeding 35 (2):81. doi:10.1007/s11032-015-0276-7
Schatz M*, Maron LG*, Stein J*, Wences A, Gurtowski J, Biggers E, Lee H, Kramer M, Antoniou E, Ghiban E, Wright M, Chia J-m, Ware D, McCouch S, McCombie W. (2014) Whole genome de novo assemblies of three divergent strains of rice, Oryza sativa, document novel gene space of aus and indica. Genome Biology 15 (11):506. doi:10.1186/s13059-014-0506-z *contributed equally
Guimaraes CT, Simoes CC, Pastina MM, Maron LG, Magalhaes JV, Vasconcellos RCC, Guimaraes LJM, Lana UGP, Tinoco CFS, Noda RW, Belicuas SNJ, Parentoni SN, Alves VMC, Kochian LV. (2014) Genetic dissection of Al tolerance QTLs in the maize genome by high-density SNP scan. BMC Genomics 15:153. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-153
Maron LG, Guimarães CT, Kirst M, Albert PS, Birchler JA, Bradbury P, Buckler ES, Coluccio AE, Danilova TV, Kudrna D, Magalhaes JV, Piñeros MA, Schatz MC, Wing R, Kochian LV. (2013) Aluminum tolerance is associated with higher MATE1 gene copy-number in maize. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 110: 5241–5246. doi:10.1073/pnas.1220766110
Melo JO, Lana UGP, Piñeros MA, Alves VMC, Guimarães CT, Liu J, Zheng Y, Zhong S, Fei Z, Maron LG, Schaffert RE, Kochian LV, Magalhaes JV. (2013) Incomplete transfer of accessory loci influencing SbMATE expression underlies genetic background effects for aluminum tolerance in sorghum. The Plant Journal, 73: 276-288. doi:10.1111/tpj.12029
Ligaba A, Maron LG, Shaff JE, Kochian LV, Pineros MA. (2012) Maize ZmALMT2 is a root anion transporter that mediates constitutive root malate efflux. Plant Cell & Environment, 35: 1185–1200. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3040.2011.02479.x
Maron LG, Piñeros MA, Guimarães CT, Magalhaes JV, Pleiman JF, Mao C, Shaff JE, Belicuas SNJ, Kochian LV. (2010) Two functionally distinct members of the MATE (multidrug and toxic compound extrusion) family of transporters potentially underlie two major Al tolerance QTL in maize. The Plant Journal, 61: 728-740. doi:10.1111/j.1365-313X.2009.04103.x
Piñeros MA, Cançado GMA, Maron LG, Lyi MS, Menossi M, Kochian LV. (2008) Not all ALMT1-type transporters mediate aluminum-activated organic acid responses: The case of ZmALMT1 – an anion-selective transporter. The Plant Journal, 53: 352-367. doi:10.1111/j.1365-313X.2007.03344.x
Maron LG, Kirst M, Mao C, Milner MJ, Menossi M, Kochian LV. (2008) Transcriptional profiling of aluminum toxicity and tolerance responses in maize roots. New Phytologist, 179: 116–128. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2008.02440.x
Kobayashi Y, Hoekenga OA, Ito H, Nakashima M, Saito S, Shaff JE , Maron LG, Piñeros MA, Kochian LV, Koyama H. (2007) Characterization of AtALMT1 expression in aluminum inducible malate release and its role for rhizotoxic stress tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiology, 145: 843-852. doi:10.1104/pp.107.102335
Hoekenga OA, Maron LG, Piñeros MA, Cançado GMA, Shaff J, Kobayashi Y, Ryan PR, Dong B, Delhaize E, Sasaki T, Matsumoto T, Koyama H, Kochian LV. (2006) AtALMT1, which encodes a malate transporter, is identified as one of several genes critical for aluminum tolerance in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 103: 9738-9743. doi:10.1073/pnas.0602868103
Raman H, Zhang KR, Cakir M, Appels R, Garvin DF, Maron LG, Kochian LV, Moroni JS, Raman R, Imtiaz M, Drake-Brockman F, Waters I, Martin P, Sasaki T, Yamamoto Y, Matsumoto H, Hebb DM, Delhaize E, Ryan PR. (2005) Molecular characterization and mapping of ALMT1, the aluminium-tolerance gene of bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Genome, 48: 781–791. doi: 10.1139/g05-054
Cançado GMA, de Rosa VE, Fernandez JH, Maron LG, Jorge RA, Menossi M. (2005) Glutathione S-transferase and aluminum toxicity in maize. Functional Plant Biology, 32: 1045–1055. doi: 10.1071/FP05158