Jaime Martínez-Castillo

Jaime Martínez Castillo

Natural Resources
(52) 999 942 83 30, EXT.: 237
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • B.S. Biology. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. 1994.
  • Ph.D. Plant Science and Biotechnology. Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán. 2005.
  • Post-doctoral fellow. Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados. 2006.

Current research

  • Agrobiodiversity for Ecological and Cultural Sustainability.


  • Reinforcement of ethnobiological role of the Regional Botanical Garden Roger Orellana-CICY. (FORDECYT-PRONACES, CONACYT)


  • Tatiana Garcia, Jorge Duitama, Stephanie Smolenski Zullo, Juanita Gil, Andrea Ariani, Sarah Dohle, Antonia Palkovic, Paola Skeen, Clara Bermudez, Daniel G. Debouck, Jaime Martínez-Castillo, Paul Gepts, Maria Isabel Chacón-Sánchez. 2021. Comprehensive genomic resources related to domestication and crop improvement traits in Lima bean. Nature Communications. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-20921-1
  • Tatiana Chin-Chan, Matilde M. Ortiz-García, Pedro J. Ruiz-Gil, Jaime Martínez-Castillo. 2021. Genetic diversity of chaya (Cnidoscolus aconitifolius (Mill.) I. M. Johnst. ssp. aconitifolius) in Yucatan, Mexico, its putative domestication center. Polibotánica 51:185-201. https://doi.org/10.18387/polibotanica.51.12.
  • Renee S. Arias, Linda L. Ballard, Mary V. Duke, Sheron A. Simpson, Xiaofen F. Liu, Valerie A. Orner, Victor S. Sobolev, Brian E. Scheffler, Jaime Martínez-Castillo. 2020. Development of nuclear microsatellite markers to facilitate germplasm conservation and population genetics studies of five groups of tropical perennial plants with edible fruits and shoots: rambutan [Nephelium lappaceum L.), sapodilla (Manilkara zapota (L.) P. Royen], lychee (Litchi chinensis Sonn.), mangosteen [Garcinia mangostana Linn. and Garcinia cochinchinensis (Lour.) Choisy] and bamboo [Bambusa vulgaris Schrad. ex J.C. Wendl and Guadua angustifolia Kunth]. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 67:1715–1731. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10722-020-00965-w.
  • Grecia Montalvo-Fernández, Lorenzo F. Sánchez-Teyer, Germán Carnevali Fernández-Concha, Andrew P. Vovides, Ricardo Gaytán-Legaria, Matilde Margarita Ortíz-García, Jaime Alejandro Muñoz-López, Jaime Martínez-Castillo. 2019. Impact of Late Pleistocene-Holocene climatic fluctuations on the phylogeographic structure and historical demography of Zamia prasina (Cycadales: Zamiaceae). Botanical Sciences 97 (4): 588-608. https://doi.org/10.17129/botsci.2195.
  • Jaime Martínez-Castillo, Renée S. Arias, Rubén H. Andueza-Noh, Matilde M. Ortiz-García, Brian M. Irish, Brian E. Scheffler. 2019. Microsatellite markers in Spanish lime (Melicoccus bijugatus, Sapindaceae), a neglected Neotropical fruit crop. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 66: 1371-1377. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10722-019-00815-4.


  • 2005-2007. Best Ph.D. dissertation. Sociedad Botánica de México.
  • 2012. Recognition of “Successful Case” for project “Molecular analysis of origin and domestication of the Mesoamerican genetic heritage of Lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus L.)”. Ciencia Básica-CONACYT.
  • 2013. Award. Outstanding Paper in Plant Genetic Resources. Division C8, Plant Genetic Resources. Crop Science Society of America. “Evolution and domestication of Lima Bean (Phaseolus lunatus L.) in Mexico: evidence from Ribosomal DNA”. Crop Science 52: 1698-1712.
  • 2020-2022. Level I. Sistema Nacional de Investigadores. CONACyT.
Source: Jaime Martínez-Castillo
Last Updated: 25 August 2021