Sex: Male


  • University of the Philippines, Los Banos, Laguna, BS Agriculture, Plant Pathology, 1982
  • University of the Philippines, Los Banos, Laguna, MS Plant Pathology and Genetics, 1989

Field of Specialization

Biotechnology, Plant Pathology, Risk Management and Quality Assurance


Zeigler, R. S., Cuoc, L.X., Scott, R.P., Bernardo, M. A., Chen, D.H., Valent, B., Nelson, R.J. , (1995) The relationship between lineage and virulence in Pyricularia grisea in the Philippines
Phytopathology Volume 85, No. 4

Bai, J., Sun, Q., Wu, C., Vera Cruz, C., Bernardo, M.A., Wu, J., Leung, H., Fellers, J., Leach, J.E. and Hulbert, S., (2003 Ja 11-15) Expression profiling of defense-response genes from maize and rice
International Plant and Animal Genomes XI, San Diego, California, USA

Bai, J., Gabriela P.M., Deng, Y., Bernardo, M.A., Wu, J., Sun, Q., Vera Cruz, C., Leung, H., Leach, J., and Hulbert, S., (2004 Ja 10-14) Comparison of gene expression profiles induced under different R/Avr interactions in maize and rice
International Plant and Animal Genomes XII. San Diego, California, USA

Bernardo, M. A., Naqvi, N., Leung, H., Zeigler, R., Nelson, R. , (1995 Mr) A rapid method for DNA fingerprinting of the rice blast fungus, Pyricularia grisea
IRRN Volume 18, No. 1

Bernardo, M. A., (1989) Histopathological studies on rice and weed host responses to the rice blast fungus, Pyricularia oryzae
M.S. Thesis

Vidhyasekaran, P., Bernardo, M.A., and Mew, T.W. , (1989) Physiological changes in rice seedlings induced by extracellular polysaccharide by Xanthomonas campestris pv. oryzae
Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology Volume 35

Leung, H., Borromeo, E., Bernardo, M., and Notteghem, J. , (1988) Genetic analysis of virulence in the rice blast fungus, Magnaporthe grisea
Phytopathology Volume 78

Bernardo, M. and Leung, H. , (1987) Enzyme polymorphism among Pyricularia oryzae isolates from rice and weed hosts in the Philippines

Lee, S.C., Alvenda, M.E., Bonman, J.M., Heinrich, (1986) Relationship of insects and pathogens associated with rice grain discoloration
The Korean Society of Plant Protection Volume 25, No. 2

Alvenda, M., Vidhyasekaran, M., (1985) Chemical and biological properties of extracellular polysaccharide produced by virulent and weakly virulent strains of Xanthomonas campestris pv. oryzae

Papers Presented

  • Locating Blast Resistance Candidate Genes in near Isogenic Lines, RF Rice Biotechnology Meeting, Phuket, Thailand
  • Expression Analysis of Stress-related Genes of Resistant and Susceptible Rice Phenotypes in Response to Blast Challenge, Manila, Philippines
  • Microarray-assisted Identification of Genes Associated with Blast Resistance in Rice, Rice Blast Meeting, China
  • Gene Array and Molecular Marker Application Laboratory: A community facility for training and gene finding, 5th Rice Genetics Conference, Philippines
  • Genome-wide Gene Expression Analysis of a Rice Mutant with Gain of Broad-spectrum Disease Resistance Philippines, Manila, Philippines
  • Gene Expression Profiles in Rice Challenged with Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae, 1st International Conference on Bacterial Blight of Rice, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
  • Fingerprinting of Blast Resistant IR24 near Isogenic Lines with Conserved Motifs of Disease Resistance Genes, Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego California, USA
  • The Asian Rice Biotechnology Network, 7th Meeting of the Rockefeller International Program on Rice Biotechnology, Bali, Indonesia