Carla Sofia Sancho dos Santos

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For a long time it was thought that Bursaphelenchus xylophilus was the only agent of the pine wilt disease. Recently, it was discovered that there are bacteria associated with the nematodes that contribute to the pathogenesis of this disease, mainly through the release of toxins that promote the death of the pines. Among the species most commonly found, are(More)
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)
Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is the most important staple food in the world. It is rich in genetic diversity and can grow in a wide range of environments. Iron (Fe) deficiency is a major abiotic stress in crop production and in aerobic soils, where Fe forms insoluble complexes, and is not readily available for uptake. To cope with Fe deficiency, plants developed(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 deficiency chlorosis (IDC) is a serious environmental problem affecting the growth of several crops in the world. The application of synthetic Fe(III) chelates is still one of the most common measures to correct IDC and the search for more effective Fe chelates remains an important issue. Herein, we propose a tris(3-hydroxy-4-pyridinonate) iron(III)(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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