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Carlos F. Gonzalez

Professor, Plant Bacteriology
Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Texas A and M University
United States of America


Dr. Carlos F. Gonzalez is Professor, Plant Bacteriology at Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Texas A and M University,United States Of America. Got Ph.D. Plant Pathology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1978.

Research Interest

Plant Bacteriology Research in my laboratory encompasses a range of studies that address the genetics of virulence and pathogenicity. The model systems used in our studies are members of the Burkholderia Cepacia Complex (BCC) composed of nine species. The BCC are recognized as significant pathogens in cystic fibrosis patients. We are currently studying secretion systems responsible for export of a cytotoxic protein(s) in both B. cepacia (plant pathogen) and B. cenocepacia (human pathogen) to determine common mechanisms for pathogenicity. In addition we are conducting genomic analysis of BCC bacteriophage.


  • Gonzalez, C. F., E.M. Provin, L. Zhu, and D. J. Ebbole. 2002. Independent and synergistic activity of synthetic peptides against thiabendazole resistant Fusarium sambucinum. Phytopathology 92: 917-924.

  • LiPuma, J. J, T. Spilker, T. Coenye and C. F. Gonzalez.2002. Identification in soil of an epidemic Burkholderia cepacia complex strain. Lancet 359:2002-2003.

  • Gonzalez, C. F., E. A. Pettit, V. A. Valadez, and E.A. Provin. 1997. Mobilization, cloning, and sequence determination of a plasmid encoded polygalacturonase from a phytopathogenic Burkholderia (Pseudomonas) cepacia. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interactions: 10:840-851.

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