Hybrid Event
September 01-03, 2022 | Paris, France

Laura Margarita Lopez Castillo

Speaker at Plant Science Conference 2021 - Laura Margarita Lopez Castillo
Laura Margarita Lopez Castillo
Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico
Title : Postharvest insect resistance in maize


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I was born in Mexico City, Mexico. I am Professor at Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico. My main interest is the understanding of natural resistance in maize to storage pests, especially Prostephanus truncatus and Sitophilus zeamais. In our research group, we consider that resistance is conferred by a complex network, which involves biophysical, genetic and biochemical factors, including enzymes and metabolites. Our research is mainly focused on the role of peroxidases and phenolic compounds as bases of resistance in maize kernels.