Marieta has always found developmental biology and microbiology fascinating – luckily, her research project encompasses both fields.
Marieta studies the complex life cycle of the antibiotic-producing bacteria Streptomyces, focusing on the developmental transition between vegetative and reproductive growth.
Using microbiology, molecular biology and biochemistry techniques, along with bioinformatics and several -omics approaches, she is hoping to discover the function of a key protein for Streptomyces development.
Vincent T. R., Avramova M., Canham J., Higgins P., Bilkey N., Mugford S. T., Pitino M., Toyota M., Gilroy S., Miller A. J., Hogenhout S., Sanders D. (2017)Interplay of plasma membrane and vacuolar ion channels, together with BAK1, elicits rapid cytosolic calcium elevations in Arabidopsis during aphid feeding.Plant CellPublisher's version: 1040-4651
Vincent T. R., Canham J., Toyota M., Avramova M., Mugford S. T., Gilroy S., Miller A. J., Hogenhout S., Sanders D. (2017)Real-time In Vivo Recording of Arabidopsis Calcium Signals During Insect Feeding Using a Fluorescent BiosensorJOVE (126)Publisher's version: 1940-087X