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Dr. Magaly Rincon-Zachary


Office Location
Bolin Hall 208
Office Hours

Voice: (940) 397-4254
Fax: (940) 397-4831

Undergraduate Research

Office Location
Clark Student Center 161
Voice: (940) 397-6275
Fax: (940) 397-7904
  Semester Course # Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Fall 2013 Biol 4463 101 Plant Anatomy Bolin Hall 215/214

WF 2:00-4:20 PM

Details Spring 2013 4684 201 Ecology Bolin Hall 209

Lecture:  TR 8:00-9:20 AM

Laboratory: M 2:00-4:50 PM

Details Fall 2012 1544 102 General Botany Bolin Hall 212

Tuesday & Thursday 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

Details Fall 2012 1544 102 General Botany Bolin Hall 212

Tuesday and Thrusday 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

Details Spring 2012 4684 201 Ecology Bolin Hall 213

Lecture:  TR 9:30-10:50 AM

Laboratory: M 2:00-4:50 PM

Details Spring 2012 4564/5564 280 Plant Physiology Bolin Hall 215/214

Lecture: TR 5:50-6:50 PM

Laboratory: W 5:30-8:20 PM

Details Fall 2011 Biol 4714 101 Cell Biology Bolin Hall 312

Tuesday and Thursday

8:00 - 9:20 AM

Details Fall 2011 Biol 4463 101 Plant Anatomy Bolin Hall 215/214

WF 10:00 AM-12:20 PM

Details Summer I 2011 1544 301 General Botany Bolin Hall 109

MTWRF 8:00 – 10:00 AM

Institution Degree Graduation Date
University Of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana Ph.D Aug 28 1985 12:00AM
University Of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana M.S Jun 1 1982 12:00AM
Pedagogic of Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela. B.S. May 1 1977 12:00AM
Institution Position Start Date End Date
Dept. of Plant Biology, University of Illinois Research and Teaching Assistant 1981 1985
Dept. of Botany, North Carolina State University Postdoctoral Research Associate 1985 1988
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Plant Biology Division Postdoctoral Research Associate 1988 1992
Dept. of Biology, Midwestern State University Assistant Profesor Professor 1992 1998
Dept. of Biology, Midwestern State University Associate Professor 1998 2010
Midwestern State University Graduate Coordinator 1999 Jan 2013-09-01
Dept. of Biology, Midwestern State University Professor 2010 Present
Midwestern State University Director of Undergraduate Research 2013-09-01 Present


Refereed Journals

Lewis M, McDonald DB, Owen J, Rincón-Zachary M, Smith B (2012) We grow UGROW: A model for undergraduate research at a public liberal arts university. Online (

Rincón-Zachary M, Teaster ND, Sparks AJ, Valster A, Motes CM, Blancaflor EB (2010) Fluorescence resonance energy transfer-sensitized emission of yellow cameleon 3.60 reveals root zone-specific calcium signatures in Arabidopsis in response to aluminum and other trivalent cations.  Plant Physiol 152: 1442-1458.

Javed A and Rincón-Zachary M (2006) In vitro and in vivo studies of the effects of aluminum on wheat (Triticum aestivumL.) root cell wall peroxidases. Texas J Sci 58: 119-140.

Samuels TD, Küçükakyüz K and Rincón-Zachary M(1997) Aluminum partitioning patterns and root growth as related to aluminum sensitivity and aluminum tolerance in wheat.  Plant Physiol, 113:  527-534.

Lazof DB, Rincón M, Rufty T, MacKown CT and Carter TE (1994) Aluminum absorption in morphological regions of intact roots of differentially-sensitive soybean genotypes and associated effects on 15NO3.  Plant and Soil 164:  291-297.

Rincón, M and Gonzales RA (1992) Aluminum partitioning in intact root tips of aluminum-tolerant and aluminum-sensitive wheat (Triticum aestivumL) cultivars. Plant Physiol 99:  1021-1028.

Rincón M, Chen Q, and Boss WF (1989) Characterization of inositol phosphates in carrot (Daucus carotaL.) cells.  Plant Physiol 89: 126-132.

Memon AR, Rincón M and Boss WF (1989)  Inositol trisphosphate metabolism in carrot (Daucus carotaL.) cells.  Plant Physiol 91: 477-480.

Rincón M and Boss WF (1987)  Myo-inositol trisphosphate mobilizes Ca2+ from fusogenic carrot (Daucus carotaL.) protoplasts.  Plant Physiol 83: 395-398.

Rincón M and Hanson JB (1986) Controls on calcium ion fluxes in injured or shocked corn root cells:  importance of proton pumping and cell membrane potential. Physiol Plant 67:  576-583.

de Quintero, Magaly R and Hanson, JB. (1984).  Reactions of corn root tissue to calcium.  Plant Physiol. 76: 403-408.


Addendum (non-refereed)

Rincón-Zachary M  (2010) A possible mechanism and sequence of events that lead to the Al3+-induced [Ca2+]cyt transients and inhibition of root growth. Plant Signaling & Behavior 5: 881-884

Laboratory Manual

Cook WB and Rincón-Zachary M (2005) The Green Kingdom:  What is a Plant? Laboratory Exercises. 1st ed. Southlake, Texas: Fountainhead Press. 217 p.

Articles in Books

Rincón-Zachary M  (1999) What's new on aluminum-tolerance in plants. InRD Dixon, MJ Harrison, MJ Roossinck, eds, Tenth Anniversary Symposium Proceedings, October 7 - 10, 1998; Ardmore, Oklahoma, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation. 1999, pp. 10-14

Rincón Magaly and Gonzales RA (1991) Induction of protein synthesis by aluminum in wheat (Triticum aestivumL) root tips.  In RJ Wright, VC Baligar, RP Murrmann, eds., Plant-Soil Interactions at Low pH, Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, pp 851-858

Lazof DB, Rincón Magaly, Rufty TW, MacKown CT and Carter TE (1991) Aluminum absorption by five morphological regions of the soybean root and effects on nitrate influx.  In:  DD Randall and DE Blevins, eds, Current topics in Plant Biochemistry and Physiology, University of Missouri-Columbia, Vol 10, p 294

Rincón, Magaly and Boss,WF (1990) Second messenger role of phosphoinositides.  In: DJ Morré, WF Boss and FA Loewus, eds, Inositides in Plants.  Alan R. Liss, Inc., New York, pp 169-195

Dengler L Rincón, Magaly and Boss WF (1988) NBD-PC: A tool to study endocytosis and phospholipase activity in plant protoplasts.  In: Moore DJ, Howell KE, Cook GMW, and Evans WH eds., Progress in Clinical and Biological Research. vol. 270, Alan R. Liss, Inc., New York, pp 291-295

Hanson JB, Rincón Magaly and Rogers SS (1985) Controls of calcium influx in corn root cells.  In:  Trewavas A.J. ed., Molecular and Cellular Aspects of Calcium in Plant Development, Vol. 104, Plenum Press, New York, pp. 253-260.