Jaime Barros-Rios, Ph.D. | Department of Biological Sciences

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Jaime Barros-Rios, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Office: 
Room #B123
Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Texas, Denton, TX 76203
940-565-4890
Jaime.Barros-Rios@unt.edu
Education: 
Ph.D. University of Vigo, Spain, 2012
M.Sc. University of Vigo, Spain, 2009
B.S. University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 2001
Research: 
Aug/2013 - Present Postdoctoral Research, Plant Biology Division, University of North Texas
Mar/2012 - May 2013 Postdoctoral Research, Kempe Foundation, Sweden
Mar/2009 - Mar/2012 Ph.D. Student, Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation
Mar/2009 - Feb/2012 Ph.D. Student, Plant KBBE-ERA Nets European Projects
Jun/2007 - May/2012 Ph.D. Student, Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation
Publications: 
  1. Sherk, H., Decou, R., Dimotakis, C., Barros-Rios, J., Granlund, I., Menard, D., Pesquet, E. (2016). In situ analysis of lignin fluorescence using laser confocal microspectroscopy. New Phytologist, under review.
  2. Barros, J., Serrani-Yarce, J.C., Chen, F., Baxter, D., Venables, B.J., Dixon, R.A. (2016). Role of Bifunctional Ammonia-Lyase in Grass Cell Wall Biosynthesis. Nature plants, in press.
  3. Barros-Rios, J., Romani, A., Peleteiro, S., Garrote, G., Ordas, B. (2016). Second-generation bioethanol of hydrothermally pretreated stover biomass from maize genotypes. Biomass and Bioenergy, in press.
  4. Santiago, R., Barros-Rios, J., Alvarez, A., Malvar, R.A. (2016). Agronomic performance of maize populations divergently selected for diferulate cross-linkage. Journal of Agricultural Science DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0021859615001161
  5. Santiago, R., Malvar, R.A., Barros-Rios, J., Samayoa, F., Butrón, A. (2016). Hydroxycinnamate Synthesis and Association to the Mediterranean Corn Borer Resistance. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 64: 539-551
  6. Gallego-Giraldo, L., Shadle, G., Shen, H., Barros-Rios, J., Fresquet Corrales, S., Wang, H., Dixon, R.A. (2016) Combining enhanced biomass density with reduced lignin level for improved forage quality. Plant Biotechnology Journal 14: 895-904.
  7. Barros, J. Serk, H., Granlund, I., Pesquet, E. (2015). The cell biology of lignification in higher plants. Annals of Botany DOI:10.1093/aob/mcv046.
  8. Barros-Rios J., Romani, A., Garrote, G. and Ordas, B (2015). Biomass, sugar and bioethanol potential of sweet corn. GBC Bioenergy 7: 153-160.
  9. Santiago, R., Barros-Rios, J. and Malvar, R.A. (2013). Impact of cell wall composition on maize resistance to pests and diseases. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 14: 6960-6980.
  10. Barros-Rios, J., Malvar, R.A., Jung, H.-J.G., Bunzel, M. and Santiago, R. (2012). Divergent selection for ester-linked diferulates in maize pith stalk tissues. Effects on cell wall composition and degradability. Phytochemistry 83: 43-50.
  11. Barros-Rios, J., Santiago, R., Malvar, R.A. and Jung, H.-J.G. (2012). Chemical composition and cell wall polysaccharide degradability in pith and rind tissues of mature maize internodes. Animal Feed Science and Technology 172: 226-236.
  12. Barros-Rios, J., Malvar, R.A. and Santiago, R. (2011). Role of cell wall as a maize defense mechanism against corn borers. (Ostrinia nubilalis Hüb. and Sesamia nonagrioides Lef.) Revista de Educación Bioquímica 30: 132-142. (In Spanish)
  13. Barros-Rios, J., Malvar, R.A., Jung, H.-J.G. and Santiago, R. (2011). Cell wall composition as a maize defense mechanism against corn borers. Phytochemistry 72: 365-371.
  14. Barros, J., Malvar, R.A., Butron, A. and Santiago, R. (2011). Combining abilities in maize for length of internode basal ring, the entry point of the mediterranean corn borer. Plant Breeding 130: 268-270.
  15. Santiago, R., Sandoya, G., Butron, A., Barros, J. and R.A., Malvar. (2008). Changes in phenolic concentrations during recurrent selection for resistance to the mediterranean corn borer. (Sesamia nonagrioides Lef.) Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 56: (17), 8017-8022.
  1. Santiago, R., López-Malvar, A., Barros-Rios, J., Malvar, R.A. Cell wall hydroxycinnamate cross-linkage distribution among different maize plant tissues. Congress: XIV Cell Wall Meeting (Creta, Greece, 2016).
  2. Barros, J., Serrani-Yarce, J.C., Chen, F., Baxter, D., Venables, B.J., Dixon, R.A. Role of Bifunctional Ammonia-Lyase in Grass Cell Wall Biosynthesis. Congress: ASPB, American Society of Plant Biologists (Texas, USA, 2016).
  3. Serrani-Yarce, J.C., Barros, J., Dixon, R.A. Assessment of the Early Lignin Pathway in Brachypodium distachyon. Congress: SS-ASPB, Southern Section of the American Society of Plant Biologists (Denton, USA, 2016).
  4. Barros, J., Serrani-Yarce, J., Dixon, R.A. Bifunctional Ammonia-Lyase: Characterization and Role in Lignin Biosynthesis. Conference: Gordon Research Seminar in Plant Metabolic Engineering (New Hampshire, USA, 2015).
  5. Barros, J., Huhman, D. V., Sumner, L.V., Dixon R.A. 13C Isotopic Labelling Reveals the Direct Role of Tyrosine Ammonia Lyase in the Phenylpropanoids Biosynthesis. Workshop: The Noble Foundation Metabolomics Workshop (Oklahoma, USA, 2015)
  6. Barros-Rios, J., Santiago, R., Jung, H.-J.G. and Malvar, R.A. Effect of cell wall diferuloylation on agronomic fitness and silage quality in maize. Congress: XIII Cell Wall Meeting (Nantes, France, 2013)
  7. Barros-Rios J., Romani, A., Garrote, G. and Ordas, B. Bioethanol production of hydrothermally pretreated stover biomass from maize genotypes. Congress: Umea Renewable Energy Meeting (Umea, Sweden, 2013)
  8. Barros-Rios, J. Divergent selection for ester-linked diferulates in maize. Congress: University of Helsinki (Helsinki, Finland, 2012)
  9. Barros-Rios, J., Santiago, R., Malvar, R.A. and Jung, H.-J.G. Chemical Composition and Cell Wall Degradability of Mature Maize Internodes. Congress: Botaniker Tagung (Berlin, Germany, 2011)
  10. Barros-Rios, J., Malvar, R.A., Jung, H.-J.G. and Santiago, R. Cell Wall Composition and Degradability as a Maize Defense Mechanism against Corn Borers. Congress: XII Cell Wall Meeting (Porto, Portugal, 2010)

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