C. S. dos Santos

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Pine wilt disease (PWD), caused by the pinewood nematode (PWN; Bursaphelenchus xylophilus), damages and kills pine trees and is causing serious economic damage worldwide. Although the ecological mechanism of infestation is well described, the plant’s molecular response to the pathogen is not well known. This is due mainly to the lack of genomic information(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the response to infestation by the pine wood nematode (PWN) Bursaphelenchus xylophilus between Pinus pinaster and P. pinea at an initial stage of the disease, 3 h after inoculation. The PWN is the causal agent of pine wilt disease and is destroying pine forests all over the world. In Portugal its main host is the(More)
Iron (Fe) deficiency chlorosis (IDC) leads to leaf yellowing, stunted growth and drastic yield losses. Plants have been differentiated into 'Fe-efficient' (EF) if they resist to IDC and 'Fe-inefficient' (IN) if they do not, but the reasons for this contrasting efficiency remain elusive. We grew EF and IN soybean plants under Fe deficient and Fe sufficient(More)
Are there any Pinus pinaster trees resistant to Bursaphelenchus xylophilus? Studies implemented in Portugal to address this question The Pinewood nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus (PWN) was found to be responsible for maritime pine (Pinus pinaster) death for the first time in Europe in 1999, in a Portuguese forest south of Lisbon. It is the causal agent(More)
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