Dra. Laila Pamela Partida Martínez



Dra. Laila Pamela Partida Martínez

Position: Researcher Cinvestav 3C, SNI II.

Telephone: +52 (462) 6239658


Laboratory of Microbial Interactions



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Education and training

2007-2008: Posdoctoral fellow at the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans-Knoell-Institute (HKI), Biomolecular Chemistry Department , Jena, Germany.
2007: Ph.D. (Dr. rer.nat.) in Natural Products  Chemistry, Friedrich Schiller University and the HKI, Jena, Germany.
2002: M.Sc. Biochemical Engineering, Birmingham University, Birmingham, UK.
1997: B. Sc. Chemical Engineering and Management. ITESM Campus Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico. 

Research interests

  • Microbial ecology
  • Plant-microbe interactions
  • Microbial natural products

Recent Publications 



1. Fonseca-García C, Desgarennes D, Flores-Núnez VM & Partida-Martínez LP* (2018). The microbiome of desert CAM plants: lessons from amplicon sequencing and metagenomics in: Metagenomics. Perspectives, Methods and Applications. Academic Press. Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0-08-102268-9. Pag. 231-254.

2. Morón-Ríos A, Gómez-Cornelio S, Ortega-Morales BO, De la Rosa-García S, Partida-Martínez LP, Quintana P, Alayón-Gamboa JA, Cappello-García S, González-Gómez S. (2017). Interactions between abundant fungal species influence the fungal community assemblage on limestone. PloS One. 12(12):e0188443.

3. Rosales-Bravo H, Morales Torres HC, Vázquéz-Martínez J, Molina-Torres J, Olalde-Portugal V & Partida-Martínez LP* (2017). Novel consortium of Klebsiella variicola and Lactobacillus species enhances the functional potential of fermented dairy products by increasing the availability of branched-chain amino acids and the amount of distinctive volatiles. J Appl Microbiol.123(5):1237-1250.

4. Partida-Martínez LP* (2017). The fungal holobiont: Evidence from early diverging fungi. Environ Microbiol. 19, 2919-2923.

5. López-González RC, Gómez-Cornelio S, De la Rosa-García, SC, Garrido E, Oropeza-Mariano O, Heil M & Partida-Martínez LP* (2017). The age of lima bean leaves influences the richness and diversity of the endophytic fungal community, but not the antagonistic effect of endophytes against Colletotrichum lindemuthianum. Fungal Ecology 26, 1-10.


6. Fonseca-García C, Coleman-Derr D, Garrido E, Visel A, Tringe SG & Partida-Martínez LP* (2016). The Cacti microbiome: Interplay between Habitat-Filtering and Host-Specificity. Frontiers in Microbiology 7: 150.

7. Coleman-Derr D, Desgarennes D, Fonseca-Garcia C, Gross S, Clingenpeel S, Woyke T, North G, Visel A*, Partida-Martinez LP* & Tringe S* (2016). Plant compartment and biogeography affect microbiome composition in cultivated and native Agave species. New Phytologist 209(2), 798-811.


Commented by Stephane Hacquard in New Phytologist


Highly cited paper according to the ISI Web of Knowledge.

8. Ríos-Herrera EN, Partida-Martínez LP, Ochoa-Fuentes YM, Cerna-Chávez E, Hernández-Castillo FD, Flores-Olivas A, Olalde-Portugal V, Rodríguez-Guerra R. (2016) First Report on the Presence of Phyllacora sp. in Corn Crops at Toluca, Estado de Mexico. American Journal of Plant Sciences 7: 733-739.

9. Martínez-Cano DJ, Reyes-Prieto M, Martínez-Romero E, Partida-Martínez LP, Latorre A, Moya A & Delaye L. (2015) Evolution of small prokaryotic genomes. Frontiers in Microbiology 5: 742.

10. Desgarennes D, Garrido E, Gomez-Torres MJ, Peña-Cabriales JJ, Partida-Martinez LP*. (2014) Diazotrophic potential among bacterial communities associated with wild and cultivated agaves. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 90(3): 844-857.

11. Partida-Martínez LP.* (2013) A model for bacterial-fungal interactions. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. Pp. 109. ISBN: 978-3-659-40707-9.

12. Partida-Martinez LP & Heil M. (2011) The microbe free-plant: fact or artifact? Frontiers in Plant Science 2, 100.



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