Víctor M.Flores-Núñez

Position: Ph.D. Student

E-mail: vflores-nunez [a] bot.uni-kiel.de

Research interests

I'm interested in the ecological and evolutionary significance of plant-microbiome interactions and the generation of biotechnological solutions for agriculture. During my PhD I studied the microbiome of agaves and cacti, and evaluated how kesytone microorganisms influence the assembly of phyllospheric microbial communities and plant productivity. In Eva Stukenbrock’s lab I will study the host specialization of pathogens driven by the leaf microbiome, and the role of pathogen effector proteins in this interaction.

Short CV

May 2022 – present: Postdoc in the group of Eva Stukenbrock, Environmental Genomics at Christian-Albrechts University (Kiel, Germany).

Mar 2017 – Feb 2022: Ph.D. Integrative Biology, Microbial Interactions Lab, CINVESTAV (Irapuato, Mexico).

Mar 2015 – Feb 2017: M.Sc. Integrative Biology, Microbial interactions Lab, CINVESTAV (Irapuato, Mexico).

Aug 2009 – Jul 2014: B.Sc. Chemist Bacteriologist and Parasitologist. ENCB IPN (CDMX, México)


Camarena-Pozos, D., Flores-Núñez, V. M., López, M., & Partida-Martínez, L. (2021). Fungal volatiles emitted by members of the microbiome of desert plants are diverse and capable of promoting plant growth. Environmental Microbiology.

Flores-Núñez, V. M., Fonseca-García, C., Desgarennes, D., Eloe-Fadrosh, E., Woyke, T., & Partida-Martínez, L. P.(2020). Functional Signatures of the Epiphytic Prokaryotic Microbiome of Agaves and Cacti. Frontiers in Microbiology, 10, 3044. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2019.03044

Camarena-Pozos, D. A., Flores-Núñez, V. M., López, M. G., López-Bucio, J., & Partida-Martínez, L. P. (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.

Flores-Núñez, V. M., Amora-Lazcano, E., Rodríguez-Dorantes, A., Cruz-Maya, J. A., & Jan-Roblero, J. (2018). Comparison of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria in a pine forest soil and an agricultural soil. Soil Research, 56(4), 346. https://doi.org/10.1071/SR17227

Citlali, F.-G., Desgarennes, D., Flores-Núñez, V. M., & Partida-Martínez, L. P. (2018). The Microbiome of Desert CAM Plants: Lessons From Amplicon Sequencing and Metagenomics. En Metagenomics (pp. 231-254). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-102268-9.00012-4

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