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Plant Biology- PLANTBIO



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Articles in SCI journals
Castro PH, Lilay GH, Muñoz-Mérida A, Schjoerring JK, Azevedo H, Assunção AGL (2017) Phylogenetic analysis of F-bZIP transcription factors indicates conservation of the zinc deficiency response across land plants. Scientific Reports; 7: 3806.
García C, Vasconcelos R (2017) The beauty and the beast: endemic mutualistic interactions promote community-based conservation on Socotra Island (Yemen). Journal for Nature Conservation, 35: 20-23.
Garcia C, Borda-de-Agua L (2017) Extended dispersal kernels in a changing world: insights from statistics of extremes. Journal of Ecology, 105(1): 63-74.
Garcia C, Klein EK, Jordano P (2017) Dispersal processes driving plant movement: challenges for understanding and predicting range shifts in a changing world. Journal of Ecology, 105(1): 1-5.
Munoz-Pajares AJ, Garcia C, Abdelaziz M, Bosch J, Perfectti F, Gomez JM (2017) Drivers of genetic differentiation in a generalist insect-pollinated herb across spatial scales. Molecular Ecology, 26(6): 1576-1585.
Tembrock LR, Simmons MP, Richards CM, Reeves PA, Reilley A, Curto MA, Meimberg H, Ngugi G, Demissew S, Al Khulaidi AW, Al-Thobhani M, Simpson S, Varisco DM (2017) Phylogeography of the wild and cultivated stimulant plant qat (Catha edulis, Celastraceae ) in areas of historical cultivation. American Journal of Botany, 104(4): 538-549.
Tembrock LR, Simmons MP, Richards CM, Reeves PA, Reilley A, Curto MA, Meimberg H, Ngugi G, Demissew S, Al Khulaidi AW, Al-Thobhani M, Simpson S, Varisco DM (2017) Phylogeography of the wild and cultivated stimulant plant qat (Catha edulis, Celastraceae ) in areas of historical cultivation. American Journal of Botany, 104(4): 538-549.
Azevedo H, Azinheiro S, Muñoz-Mérida A, Castro PH, Huettel B, Aarts MGM, Assunção AGL (2016) Transcriptomic profiling of Arabidopsis gene expression in response to varying micronutrient zinc supply. Genomics Data, 7: 256-258.
Bello-Rodriguez V, Garcia C, Del-Arco MJ, Hernandez-Hernandez R, Gonzalez-Mancebo JM (2016) Spatial dynamics of expanding fragmented thermophilous forests on a Macaronesian island. Forest Ecology and Management, 379: 165-172.
Boratynski Z, Arias JM, Garcia C, Mappes T, Mousseau TA, Moller AP, Pajares AJM, Piwczynski M, Tukalenko E (2016) Ionizing radiation from Chernobyl affects development of wild carrot plants. Scientific Reports, 6: 39282.
Carqueijeiro I, Guimaraes AL, Bettencourt S, Martinez-Cortes T, Guedes JG, Gardner R, Lopes T, Andrade C, Bispo C, Martins NP, Andrade P, Valentao P, Valente IM, Rodrigues JA, Duarte P, Sottomayor M (2016) Isolation of Cells Specialized in Anticancer Alkaloid Metabolism by Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting. Plant Physiology, 171(4): 2371-2378.
Castro PH, Couto D, Freitas S, Verde N, Macho AP, Huguet S, Botella MA, Ruiz-Albert J, Tavares RM, Bejarano ER, Azevedo H (2016) SUMO proteases ULP1c and ULP1d are required for development and osmotic stress responses inArabidopsis thaliana. Plant Molecular Biology.
Castro PH, Verde N, Tavares RM, Bejarano ER, Azevedo H (2016) Sugar signaling regulation by Arabidopsis SIZ1-driven sumoylation is independent of salicylic acid. Plant Signaling & Behavior.
Garcia C, Escribano-Avila G (2016) An optimised protocol to isolate high-quality genomic DNA from seed tissues streamlines the workflow to obtain direct estimates of seed dispersal distances in gymnosperms. Journal of Plant Research, 129(3): 559-563.
Garcia C, Rumeu B, Gonzalez-Perez MA, Nogales M (2016) Reduced reproductive fitness of an endemic insular juniper population: An eco-genetic mediation hypothesis. Biological Conservation, 196: 70-77.
Lara-Romero C, Garcia C, Morente-Lopez J, Iriondo JM (2016) Direct and indirect effects of shrub encroachment on alpine grasslands mediated by plant-flower visitor interactions. Functional Ecology, 30(9): 1521-1530.
Lloret F, Garcia C (2016) Inbreeding and neighbouring vegetation drive drought-induced die-off within juniper populations. Functional Ecology, 30(10): 1696-1704.
Meimberg H, Schachtler C, Curto M, Husemann M, Habel JC (2016) A new amplicon based approach of whole mitogenome sequencing for phylogenetic and phylogeographic analysis: An example of East African white-eyes (Aves, Zosteropidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 102: 74-85.
Monteiro F, Vidigal P, Barros AB, Monteiro A, Oliveira HR, Viegas W (2016) Genetic Distinctiveness of Rye In situAccessions from Portugal Unveils a New Hotspot of Unexplored Genetic Resources. Frontiers in Plant Science.
Perez-Mendez N, Jordano P, Garcia C, Valido A (2016) The signatures of Anthropocene defaunation: cascading effects of the seed dispersal collapse. Scientific Reports 6: 24820.
Puppo P, Curto M, Meimberg H (2016) Genetic structure ofMicromeria (Lamiaceae) in Tenerife, the imprint of geological history and hybridization on within-island diversification. Ecology and Evolution, 6(11): 3443-3460.
Valverde J, Gomez JM, Garcia C, Sharbel TF, Jimenez MN, Perfectti F (2016) Inter-annual maintenance of the fine-scale genetic structure in a biennial plant. Scientific Reports, 6: 37712.
Barreira JCM, Visnevschi-Necrasov T, Nunes E, Cunha SC, Pereira G, Oliveira MBPP (2015) Medicago spp. as potential sources of bioactive isoflavones: Characterization according to phylogenetic and phenologic factors. Phytochemistry,116: 230-238.
Billard E, Reyes J, Mansilla A, Faugeron S, Guillemin ML (2015) Deep genetic divergence between austral populations of the red alga Gigartina skottsbergii reveals a cryptic species endemic to the Antarctic continent. Polar Biology, 38(12): 2021-2034.
Cardoso GC, Cortesão M, García C (2015) Ecological marginalization facilitated diversification in conifers. Evolutionary Biology, 42:146-155.
Castro PH, Verde N, Lourenço T, Magalhães AP, Tavares RM, Bejarano ER, Azevedo H (2015) SIZ1-dependent post-translational modification by SUMO modulates sugar signalling and metabolism in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant and Cell Physiology 56(12):2297–2311.
Curto M, Nogueira M, Beja P, Amorim F, Schümann M, Meimberg H (2015) Influence of past agricultural fragmentation to the genetic structure of Juniperus oxycedrus in a Mediterranean landscape. Tree Genetics & Genomes, 11(32). 
Gomez JM, Perfectti F, Abdelaziz M, Lorite J, Munoz-Pajares AJ, Valverde J (2015) Evolution of pollination niches in a generalist plant clade. New Phytologist, 205(1): 440-453.
Laranjeira S, Amorim-Silva V, Esteban A, Arro M, Ferrer A, Tavares RM, Botella MA, Rosado A, Azevedo H (2015) Arabidopsis Squalene Epoxidase 3 (SQE3) Complements SQE1 and Is Important for Embryo Development and Bulk Squalene Epoxidase Activity. Molecular plant, 8(7): 1090-1102.
Magalhães V, Abrantes J, Munõz-Pajares AJ, Esteves PJ Genetic diversity comparison of the DQA gene in European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) populations (2015) Immunogenetics 67 (10): 579-590
Mendes P, Meireles C, Vila-Viçosa C, Musarella C, Pinto-Gomes C (2015) Best management practices to face degraded territories occupied by Cistus ladanifer shrublands – Portugal case study. Plant Biosystems, 149(3): 495-502.
Puppo P, Curto M, Gusmao-Guedes J, Cochofel J, de Paz PLP, Brauchler C, Meimberg H (2015) Molecular phylogenetics of Micromeria (Lamiaceae) in the Canary Islands, diversification and inter-island colonization patterns inferred from nuclear genes, 89: 160-170.
Puppo P, Meimberg H (2015) Corrections to Phytotaxa 230: New species and new combinations in Micromeria(Lamiaceae) from the Canary Islands and Madeira. Phytotaxa, 239(2): 197-198.
Puppo P, Meimberg H (2015) New species and new combinations in Micromeria (Lamiaceae) from the Canary Islands and Madeira. Phytotaxa, 230(1): 1-21.
Vila-Viçosa C, Vázquez FM, Mendes P, Del Rio S, Musarella C, Cano-Ortiz A, Meireles C (2015) Syntaxonomic update on the relict groves of Mirbeck's oak (Quercus canariensis Willd. and Q. marianica C. Vicioso) in southern Iberia. Plant Biosystems, 149(3): 512-526.
Visnevschi-Necrasov T, Barreira JCM, Cunha SC, Pereira G, Nunes E, Oliveira MBPP (2015) Advances in Isoflavone Profile Characterisation using Matrix Solid-phase Dispersion Coupled to HPLC/DAD in Medicago Species. Phytochemical Analysis, 26(1): 40-46.
Visnevschi-Necrasov T, Barreira JCM, Cunha SC, Pereira G, Nunes E, Oliveira MBPP (2015) Phylogenetic insights on the isoflavone profile variations in Fabaceae spp.: Assessment through PCA and LDA. Food Research International, 76(1): 51-57.

Azevedo H, Castro PH, Gonçalves JF, Lino-Neto T, Tavares RM (2014) Impact of carbon and phosphate starvation on growth and programmed cell death of maritime pine suspension cells. In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology - Plant 50:478–486.
Abdelaziz M, Munoz-Pajares AJ, Berbel M, Perfectti F, Gomez JM (2014) Association between inbreeding depression and floral traits in a generalist-pollinated plant. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 27(11): 2495-2506.
Garcia C, Moracho E, Diaz-Delgado R, Jordano P (2014) Long-term expansion of juniper populations in managed landscapes: patterns in space and time. Journal of Ecology, 102(6): 1562-1571.
Heleno R, Garcia C, Jordano P, Traveset A, Maria Gomez J, Bluethgen N, Memmott J, Moora M, Cerdeira J, Rodriguez-Echeverria S, Freitas H, Olesen JM (2014) Ecological networks: delving into the architecture of biodiversity. Biology Letters, 10.
Oliveira HR, Hagenblad J, Leino MW, Leigh FJ, Lister DL, Pena-Chocarro L, Jones MK (2014) Wheat in the Mediterranean revisited - tetraploid wheat landraces assessed with elite bread wheat Single Nucleotide Polymorphism markers. Bmc Genetics, 15: nº54.
Pereira-Leal JB, Abreu IA, Alabaça CS, Almeida MH, Almeida P, Almeida T, Amorim MI, Araújo S, Azevedo H, et al. (2014) A comprehensive assessment of the transcriptome of cork oak (Quercus suber) through EST sequencing. BMC Genomics 15:371
Puppo P (2014) Revision of the Calceolaria tripartita s. l. species complex (Calceolariaceae) using multivariate analyses of morphological characters. Phytotaxa, 167: 61-78.
Puppo P, Curto M, Velo-Antón G, Pérez de Paz P L, Meimberg H (2014) The influence of geological history on diversification in insular species: genetic and morphological patterns of Micromeria Benth. (Lamiaceae) in Tenerife (Canary archipelago). Journal of Biogeography, 41: 1871-1882.
Puppo P, Meimberg H, Pérez de Paz P L, Bräuchler C (2014) (2326-2327) Proposals to conserve the names Micromeria varia with a conserved type and M. hyssopifolia against Thymus ericifolius (Lamiaceae). Taxon, 63: 1137-1138.
Silva-Correia J, Freitas S, Tavares RM, Lino-Neto T, Azevedo H (2014) Phenotypic analysis of the Arabidopsis heat stress response during germination and early seedling development. Plant Methods 10:7.
Assunção AGL, Persson DP, Husted S, Schjørring JK, Alexander RD, Aarts MGM (2013) Model of how plants sense zinc deficiency. Metallomics, 5(9): 1110 - 1116.
Curto M, Tembrock L, Puppo P, Nogueira M, Simmons M P, Meimberg H (2013) Evaluation of microsatellites of Catha edulis (qat; Celastraceae) identified using pyrosequencing. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 49: 1-9.
Heleno R, García C, Jordano P, Traveset A, Gómez JM, Blüthgen N, Memmott J, Moora M, Cerdeira J, Rodríguez-Echevarría S, Freitas H, Olesen JM (2013) Ecological networks: Delving into the architecture of biodiversity. Biology Letters, 10(1):20131000.
Muñoz?Pajares AJ (2013) SIDIER: substitution and indel distances to infer evolutionary relationships. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 4 (12): 1195-1200.
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