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Maria Eugenia BAZZALO
Last name : BAZZALO
First name : Maria Eugenia
Occupation : Pathology Lab Manager
Address : Ruta Nacc. 226, Km 60,5. 7620 BALCARCE, BUENOS AIRES / Argentina
Main fields of interest :
  • Seeds, genetics
  • Crop protection
  • Agronomy
  • Plant physiology
Professional experience : She was member of the Scientific and Technological Argentinean Research Council and teacher at the Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata Universities. She had also directed graduate, Master Science and Doctoral thesis. The subject of her research has been the study of the main diseases of sunflower produced by S. sclerotiorum, Plasmopara halstedii, Verticillium dahliae, Puccinia helanthi, Sunflower Chlorotic Mottle Virus, Alternaria helianthi and pest as Melanogromyza minimoides. Resistance sources detection, races monitoring, biochemical and anatomical resistance mechanisms, resistance QTL mapping and the piramidization of resistance QTL are the major study issues. Since 1991 she has been working as Plant Pathology Lab Manager in Seed Companies: ICI, Zeneca and nowadays Advanta Semillas.
Education : Dr. Biological Sciences. University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.1986
Selected publications : * Bazzalo, ME., P. Dimarco, F. Martinez y 13. R. Daleo.1991. Indicators of resistance of sunflower plant to basal stalk rot (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum): Syntomatological, biochemical, anatomical and morphological characters of the host. Euphytica 57 :195-205. * Prioletta, S. M. y ME. Bazzalo.1998. Sunf lower basal stalk rot (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum) . Its relationships with some yíeld components reduction. HELIA 21 (29):33-44. * Prats-Perez, E., M. E. Bazzalo, A. León y J. Jorrín-Novo. 2000. Agronomic Aspects of the sunflower 7-hydroxylated Simple Coumarins. Helia 23(33): 105-111. * Pieckenstain, F., M. E. Bazzalo, A. Roberts and R. A. Ugalde.2001. Epicoccum purpurascens for biocontrol of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum head rot of Sunflower. Mycological research.105(1):77-84. * Lenardon S.L., Giolitti F., León A., Bazzalo M.E. and Grondona M. (2001). Effects of sunflower chlorotic mottle virus infections on sunflower yield parameters. Helia Vol .24 Nº 35: 55-66. * Prats-Perez, E; M.E. Bazzalo; A. León; J.V. Jorrín 2003.Accumulation of soluble phenolic compounds in sunflower capitula correlates with resistance to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Euphytica 132(3): 321-329 * Rodríguez M.A.; Venedikian N.; Bazzalo M.E.; Godeas A. 2004. Histopathology of Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum Attack on Flower Parts of Helianthus Annuus heads in Tolerant and Susceptible Varieties. Mycopathologia, April vol. 157, no. 3, pp. 291-302 Kluwer Academic Publishers. * Lenardón S. L., M. E. Bazzalo, G. Abratti, C. J. Cimmino, M. T. Galella, M. Grondona, F. Giolitti and A. J. León . 2005. Screening Sunflower for resistance to Sunflower chlorotic mottle virus and mapping the Rcmo-1 resistance gene. Crop Science 45:735- 739. * Prats-Perez, E., M. E. Bazzalo, A. León y J. Jorrín-Novo. 2006. Fungitoxic effect of scopolin and related coumarins on Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. A way to overcome sunflower head rot. Euphytica 147: 451-460. * Creus C., M. E. Bazzalo, M. Grondona, F. Andrade and A. J. León. 2007. “Disease Expression and Ecophysiological Yield Components in Sunflower Isohybrids with and without Verticillium dahliae Resistance” Crop Sci 47:703-708 * Bachlava , E., Radwan, O. E., Abratti, G. Shunxue Tang, Wenxiang Gao, Adam F. Heesacker, Maria E. Bazzalo, Andres Zambelli, Alberto J. Leon , and Steven J. Knapp. 2011. Downy mildew (Pl8 and Pl14) and rust (RAdv) resistance genes reside in close proximity to tandemly duplicated clusters of non-TIR-like NBS-LRR-encoding genes on sunflower chromosomes 1 and 13. Theor. Appl. Genet. 122:1211–1221 * Prasifka,J and M. E. Bazzalo. 2016. Relative susceptibility of sunflower inbreds to the sunflower head fly, Melanagromyza minimoides, in Argentina and potential association with known host plant resistant traits. Int. Journal of Pest Management. . VOL. 62, NO. 2, 105-110 * Clemente, G. E., Bazzalo, M. E. and A. R. Escande. 2017.New variants of Verticillium dahliae causing Sunflower leaf mottle and wilt in Argentina), Journal of Plant Pathology 99 (2): 445-451 * Mancebo, M. F, M. E. Bazzalo, R. J. Reid, B. Kontz, and F. M. Mathew. 2019. First report of Diaporthe gulyae causing Phomopsis stem canker of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) in Argentina. Plant Disease Note * Zambelli, A., M. F. Mancebo, M. E. Bazzalo, R. J. Reid, M. C. Sanchez, B. J. Kontz, and F. M. Mathew.2021. Six species of Diaporthe cause Phomopsis stem canker of sunflower in southern Pampean region of Argentina. Plant Health Progress. APS publication online