Dra. Laila Pamela Partida Martínez



Dra. Laila Pamela Partida Martínez

Position: Researcher Cinvestav 3D, SNI II.

Telephone: +52 (462) 6239658


Laboratory of Microbial Interactions



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Research » Department of Genetic Engineering » Professors/Researchers » Dra. Partida Martínez Laila Pamela

Education and training

2018-2019: Sabbatical stay at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Department of Molecular Ecology (Prof. Ian T. Baldwin), Jena, Germany.

2007-2008: Posdoctoral fellow at the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans-Knoell-Institute (HKI), Biomolecular Chemistry Department (Prof. Christian Hertweck), 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, endosymbioses
  • Microbial natural products

Recent Publications 

Escobar-Zepeda A, Rosas-Escobar P, Marquez Valdelamar L, de la Torre P, Partida-Martinez LP, Remegaldo R, Sanchez-Flores A, Vergara F (2021). Distinctive prokaryotic microbiomes in sympatric plant roots from a Yucatan cenote. BMC Research Notes 14:333. doi: 10.1186/s13104-021-05746-x

Gargouri M, Karray F, Chebaane A, Mhiri N, Partida-Martínez LP, Sayadi S, Mliki A (2021). Increasing aridity shapes beta diversity and the network dynamics of the belowground fungal microbiome associated with Opuntia ficus-indicaScience of the Total Environment. 773:145008 doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.145008.

Camarena-Pozos DA, Flores-Núñez VM, López MG & Partida-Martínez LP* (2021). Fungal volatiles emitted by members of the microbiome of desert plants are diverse and capable of promoting plant growth. Environ Microbiol. 23(4):2215-2229. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.15395. 

Nayfach S, Roux S, ..., IMG/M Data Consortium*, Woyke T,... and Eloe-Fadrosh EA. (2021). A genomic catalogue of Earth's microbiomes. Nat Biotechnol. 39(4):499-509, 520, 521. doi: 10.1038/s41587-020-0718-6, doi: 10.1038/s41587-020-0769-4 y doi:10.1038/s41587-021-0089-4.

IMG/M Data Consortium* includes Laila P. Partida-Martinez

Espino-Vázquez AN, Bermúdez-Barrientos JR, Cabrera-Rangel JF, Córdova-López G, Cardoso-Martínez F, Martínez-Vázquez A, Camarena-Pozos DA, Mondo SJ, Pawlowska TE, Abreu-Goodger C and Partida-Martínez LP* (2020). Narnaviruses: novel players in fungal-bacterial symbioses. ISME Journal14(7):1743-1754,

Commented in: 

Partida-Martínez LP and Winkler R (2020). Pre-processing and Analysis of Metabolomics Data with XCMS/R and XCMS/Online in Processing Metabolomics and Proteomics Data with Open Software: A Practical Guide. Royal Society of Chemistry. ISBN: 978-1-78801-721-3. Pp. 255-280.  

Báez-Vallejo N, Camarena-Pozos DA, Monribot-Villanueva J, Ramírez-Vázquez M, Carrión-Villarnovo GL, Guerrero-Analco JA, Partida-Martínez LP, Reverchon F. (2020). Forest tree associated bacteria for potential biological control of Fusarium solani and of Fusarium kuroshium, causal agent of Fusarium dieback. Microbiological Research 235: 126440.   

Flores-Núñez VM, Fonseca-García C, Desgarennes D,  Eloe-Fadrosh E, Woyke T & Partida-Martínez LP* (2020). Functional signatures of the epiphytic prokaryotic microbiome of agaves and cacti. Frontiers in Microbiology 10: 3044.

Cornejo-Granados F, Calderón de la Barca AM, Torres N, Martínez-Romero E, Torres J, López-Vidal Y, Soberón X, Partida-Martínez LP, Pinto-Cardoso S, Alcaraz LD, Pardo-López L, Canizales-Quinteros S, Puente JL, Ochoa-Leyva A. (2019). Microbiome-MX 2018: microbiota and microbiome opportunities in Mexico, a megadiverse country.  Research in Microbiology 170: 235-241.

Camarena-Pozos DA, Flores-Núñez VM, López MG, López-Bucio J & Partida-Martínez LP* (2019). Smells from the desert: Microbial volatiles that affect plant growth and development of native and non-native plant species. Plant, Cell & Environment 42(4): 1368-1380

Vázquez-Martínez J, Guitierrez-Villagomez JM, Fonseca-García C, Ramírez-Chávez E, Mondragón-Sánchez ML, Partida-Martínez L, Johansen JR & Molina-Torres J (2018). Nodosilinea chupicuarensis sp. nov. (Leptolyngbyaceae, Synechococcales) a subaerial cyanobacterium isolated from a stone monument in central Mexico. Phytotaxa 334(2): 167-182.

Citlali FG, Desgarennes D, Flores-Núñez VM & Partida-Martínez LP* (2018). Chapter 12 - The microbiome of desert CAM plants: lessons from amplicon sequencing and metagenomics in: Metagenomics. Perspectives, Methods and Applications (Ed. M. Nagarajan). London: Academic Press. ISBN: 978-0-08-102268-9. Pag. 231-254.

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.

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.

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

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 lindemuthianumFungal Ecology 26, 1-10.

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.

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.

Highly cited paper according to the ISI Web of Knowledge.


Commented in New Phytologist 209, 454-457 by Stéphan Hacquard


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.

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.

Desgarennes D, Garrido E, Gómez-Torres MJ, Peña-Cabriales JJ, Partida-Martínez LP* (2014). Diazotrophic potential among bacterial communities associated with wild and cultivated Agave species. FEMS Microbiology Ecology90(3):844-57.


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

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

* Corresponding author


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