Dr. Natália S. Teixeira-Silva

Natália S. Teixeira-Silva
© Natália S. Teixeira-Silva

Research focus

I am a biologist amazed by effector proteins and interested in applying the knowledge from the plant-pathogen crosstalk as solutions to improve agricultural phytosanitary issues. I have been working in functional characterization of pathogen-derived effectors and the use of plant immune receptors as biotechnological tools. At Djamei’s Lab my focus is on underpinning Ustilago maydis effector functionality through molecular genetics approaches.

Education and Training

2021 – Current                    University of Bonn, INRES Plant Pathology (Germany)

                                               Postdoctoral Researcher

2019 - 2021                          Sylvio Moreira Citrus Research Center – Agronomic Institute (Brazil)

                                               Postdoctoral Fellow

Feb-Sep/2018                      University of Missouri (USA)

                                               Visiting Scholar during PhD

2014 - 2019                          University of São Paulo, ESALQ (Brazil)

                                               PhD in Genetics and Plant Breeding

2012 - 2014                          University of São Paulo, ESALQ (Brazil)

                                               MSc in Genetics and Plant Breeding

2008 - 2012                          Federal University of Lavras (Brazil)

                                               BSc in Biological Sciences


Carvalho IGB, Merfa MV, Teixeira-Silva NS, Martins PMM, Takita MA and de Souza AA (2021)

Overexpression of mqsR in Xylella fastidiosa leads to a priming effect of cells to copper stress tolerance. Front. Microbiol. 12:712564.

Mitre, LK*, Teixeira-Silva, NS*, Rybak, K, Magalhães, DM, de Souza-Neto, RR, Robatzek, S, Zipfel, C. and de Souza, AA. 

The Arabidopsis immune receptor EFR increases resistance to the bacterial pathogens Xanthomonas and Xylella in transgenic sweet orange. Plant Biotechnol Journal 2021 (* equal contribution)

Gómez LM*, Teixeira-Silva NS*, Caserta R, et al.

Overexpression of Citrus reticulata SAMT in Nicotiana tabacum increases MeSA volatilization and decreases Xylella fastidiosa symptoms. Planta 2020; 252: 1–14. (*equal contributions)

Coletta-Filho HD, Castillo AI, Laranjeira FF, de Andrade EC, Teixeira-Silva NS, et al.

Citrus variegated chlorosis: an overview of 30 years of research and disease management. Trop Plant Pathol 2020; 45: 175–191.

Caserta R, Teixeira-Silva NS, Granato LM, et al. Citrus biotechnology:

What has been done to improve disease resistance in such an important crop? Biotechnol Res Innov 2020; 3: 95–109.

Teixeira-Silva NS, Schaker PDC, Rody HVS, et al.

Leaping into the unknown world of Sporisorium scitamineum candidate effectors. J Fungi 2020; 6: 339.

Peters LP, Teixeira-Silva NS, Bini AP, et al.

Differential responses of genes and enzymes associated with ROS protective responses in the sugarcane smut fungus. Fungal Biol. 2020; 124(12):1039-1051.

Benevenuto J, Teixeira-Silva NS, Kuramae EE, Croll D, et al.

Comparative genomics of smut pathogens: Insights from orphans and positively selected genes into host specialization. Front Microbiol 2018; 9: 1–17.

Batista BD, Lacava PT, Ferrari A, Teixeira-Silva NS, et al.

Screening of tropically derived, multi-trait plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria and evaluation of corn and soybean colonization ability. Microbiol Res 2018; 206: 33–42.

Quecine MC, Silva TM, Carvalho G, Saito S, Mondin, S, Teixeira-Silva NS et al.

A stable Leifsonia xyli subsp. xyli GFP-tagged strain reveals a new colonization niche in sugarcane tissues. Plant Pathol 2016; 65: 154–162.

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