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Mercedes Clara Hernandez Gomez

Mercedes Clara Hernandez Gomez was appointed as ESR in WallTraC at the University of Leeds on 1 April 2012 for a period of 3 years.

Mercedes Hernandez

PhD project: Cell wall and cotton fibre development

Research interests: cell wall, cotton, fibre development, microscopy, mAbs.

Organisation: University of Leeds

Contact: bsmchg(at)

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Cell walls and coton fibre development. Approved on 23 December 2015.

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Scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals

M.C. Hernandez-Gomeza, J.-L. Runavotb, X. Guoc, S. Bourotb, T. A.S. Beniansa, W.G.T. Willatsc, F. Meulewaeterb , J.P. Knoxa (aU. Leeds, bBayer CropScience, cU.Copenhagen). Heteromannan and heteroxylan cell wall polysaccharides display different dynamics during the elongation and secondary cell wall deposition phases of cotton fiber cell development. Plant and Cell Physiology Vol. 56, issue 9, pp. 1786-1797 (2015)

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M.C. Hernandez-Gomeza, M.G. Rydahlb,A. Rogowskic, C. Morlandc, A. Cartmellc, L. Crouchc, A. Labourelc, C.M.G.A. Fontesd, W.G.T. Willatsb, H.J. Gilbertc, J.P. Knoxa (aU.Leeds, bU.Copenhagen, cU.Newcastle). Recognition of xyloglucan by the crystalline cellulose-binding site of a family 3a carbohydrate-binding module. FEBS Letters Vol. 589, issue: 18, pp. 2297-2303 (2015)

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Oral Presentations

M.C. Hernandez-Gomeza, J.-L. Runavotb, X. Guoc, W.G.T. Willatsc, F. Meulewaeterb , J.P. Knoxa (aU. Leeds, bBayer, cU.Copenhagen). Characterization of non-cellulosic cell wall glycans in developing and mature cotton fibres. Presented at the 5th International Conference on Biosynthesis of Plant Cell Wall on July, 27-31, 2014 in Palm Cove (AU)
M.C. Hernandez-Gomeza, J.-L. Runavotb, X. Guoc, W.G.T. Willatsc, F. Meulewaeterb , J.P. Knoxa (aU. Leeds, bBayer, cU.Copenhagen). Characterization of non-cellulosic cell wall glycans in developing and mature cotton fibres. Presented at WallTraC symposium in May 2014 in Paris (FR)


M.C. Hernandez-Gomeza, F. Meulewaeterb, J.P. Knoxa (aU.Leeds, bBayer). Cell walls and cotton fibre development. Presented at the 2nd Plants and People Conference on June, 18-19, 2013 in Potsdam (DE); and at the XIIIth Cell Wall Meeting on July, 7-12, 2013 in Nantes (FR).

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