Iñaki Hormaza

Iñaki Hormaza

Iñaki Hormaza

Research Associate

IHSM la Mayora – CSIC
29750 Algarrobo-Costa
Málaga, SPAIN
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Education

PhD Plant Biology (1994), University of California, Davis.
BS Biology (1988), University of Navarre, Spain

I am currently a Professor at the Mayora Research Station of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) in Malaga, Spain. My research focuses on genetic diversity, germplasm characterization, and conservation and reproductive biology in subtropical and temperate fruit tree species. I am particularly interested in basic studies of pollen-pistil interaction, fertilization, and early embryo development in these species using both histological and molecular tools. The phylogenetic situation of some species among the early divergent angiosperms (mainly cherimoya and avocado) is leading my attention toward the evolution of reproductive biology in primitive angiosperms.

Recent publications

  • Lora, J., J.I. Hormaza, M. Herrero, and C.S. Gasser. 2011. Seedless fruits and the disruption of a conserved genetic pathway in angiosperm ovule development. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 108: 5461–5465.
  • Lora, J., M. Herrero, and J.I. Hormaza. 2011. Stigmatic receptivity in a dichogamous early-divergent angiosperm species, Annona cherimola Mill. (Annonaceae). Influence of temperature and humidity. American Journal of Botany 98: 265–274.
  • Lora, J., J.I. Hormaza, and M. Herrero. 2010. The progamic phase of and early-divergent angiosperm, Annona cherimola Mill. (Annonaceae). Annals of Botany 105: 221–231.
  • Madhou, M., T. Bahorun, and J.I. Hormaza. 2010. Phenotypic and molecular diversity of litchi cultivars in Mauritius. Fruits 65: 141–152.
  • Wünsch, A., R. Tao, and J.I. Hormaza. 2010. Self-compatibility in ‘Cristobalina’ sweet cherry is not associated with duplications or modified transcription levels of S-locus genes. Plant Cell Reports 29: 715–721.
  • Giraldo, E., M. López-Corrales, and J.I. Hormaza. 2010. Selection of the most discriminating morphological qualitative variables for common fig (Ficus carica L.) germplasm characterization. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 135: 240–249.
  • Alcaraz, M.L., J.I. Hormaza, and J. Rodrigo. 2010. Ovary starch reserves and pistil development in avocado (Persea americana).   Physiologia Plantarum 140: 395–404.
  • Carrera, L., J. Sanzol, M. Herrero, and J.I. Hormaza. 2009. Genomic characterization of self-incompatibility ribonucleases (S-RNases) in loquat (Eriobotrya japonica Lindl.). Molecular Breeding 23: 539–551.
  • Rodrigo, J., M. Herrero, and J.I. Hormaza. 2009. Pistil traits and flower fate in Prunus armeniaca. Annals of Applied Biology 154: 365–375.
  • Alcaraz, M.L. and J.I. Hormaza. 2009. Selection of potential pollinizers for ‘Hass’ avocado based on flowering time and male-female overlapping. Scientia Horticulturae 121: 267–271.
  • González-Fernández, J.J., F. de la Peña, J.I. Hormaza, J.R. Boyero, J.M. Vela, E. Wong, M.M. Trigo, and M. Montserrat. 2009. Alternative prey improves multiple-predator effect on biological pest control. A case study in avocado orchards. Bulletin of Entomological Research 99: 433–444.
  • Lora, J., M.P. Testillano, M.C. Risueño, J.I. Hormaza, and M. Herrero. 2009. Pollen development in Annona cherimola (Annonaceae). Implications for the evolution of aggregated pollen. BMC Plant Biology 9: 129–139.
  • Chatrou, L.W., M. P. Escribano, M.A. Viruel, J.W. Maas, S. Wink, J.E. Richardson, and J.I. Hormaza. 2009. Flanking regions of monomorphic microsatellite loci provide a new source of data for plant species-level phylogenetics. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 53: 726–733.
  • Lora, J., M. Herrero, and J.I. Hormaza. 2009. The coexistence of bicellular and tricellular pollen in Annona cherimola Mill. (Annonaceae): Implications for pollen evolution. American Journal of Botany 96: 802–808.
  • Hedhly, A., J.I. Hormaza, and M. Herrero. 2009. Flower emasculation accelerates ovule degeneration and reduces fruit set in sweet cherry. Scientia Horticulturae 119: 455–457.
  • Hedhly, A., J.I. Hormaza, and M. Herrero. 2009. Global warming and sexual plant reproduction. Trends in Plant Science 14: 30–36.
  • Escribano, P., M.A. Viruel, and J.I. Hormaza. 2008. Development of 52 new polymorphic SSR markers from cherimoya (Annona cherimola Mill.). Transferability to related taxa and selection of a reduced set for DNA fingerprinting and diversity studies. Molecular Ecology Resources 8: 317–321.
  • Brini, W., M. Mars, and J.I. Hormaza. 2008. Genetic diversity in local Tunisian pears (Pyrus communis L.) studied with SSR markers. Scientia Horticulturae 115: 337–341.
  • Montserrat M., F. de la Peña, J.I. Hormaza, and J.J. González-Fernández. 2008. How do Neoseiulus californicus (Acari: Phytoseiidae) adults break in densely webbed spider mite nests? Experimental and Applied Acarology 44: 101–106.
  • Escribano, P., M.A. Viruel, and J.I. Hormaza. 2008. Comparison of different methods to construct a core germplasm collection in woody perennial species with SSR markers. A case study in cherimoya (Annona cherimola Mill.), an underutilized subtropical fruit tree species. Annals of Applied Biology 153: 25–32
  • Escribano, P., M.A. Viruel, and J.I. Hormaza. 2007. Molecular analysis of genetic diversity and geographic origin within an ex situ germplasm collection of cherimoya by using SSRs. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 132: 357–367.          
  • Wünsch, A. and J.I. Hormaza. 2007. Characterization of variability and genetic similarity of European pear using microsatellite loci developed in apple. Scientia Horticulturae 113: 37–43.
  • Giraldo, E., M. López-Corrales, and J.I. Hormaza. 2008. Optimization of the management of an ex-situ germplasm bank in common fig (Ficus carica L.) with SSRs. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 133: 69–77.
  • Alcaraz, M.L. and J.I. Hormaza. 2007. Molecular characterization and genetic diversity in an avocado collection of cultivars and local Spanish genotypes using SSRs. Hereditas 144: 244–253.
  • Hedhly, A., J.I. Hormaza, and M. Herrero. 2007. Warm temperatures at bloom reduce fruit set in sweet cherry. Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality 81: 158–164.