Carla Pinheiro

Carla Pinheiro
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa | NOVA · Life Sciences Department - Faculty of Sciences and Technology

PhD

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February 2012 - present
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Plant Biology, Cell Biology, General Biology
April 2008 - December 2013
Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica
Position
  • Senior Researcher
Description
  • Biochemistry Stress physiology Proteomics Carbon metabolism under stress
May 2004 - March 2008
Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica
Position
  • PhD Student

Publications

Publications (90)
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The increased warming and precipitation decline in the Mediterranean region makes it a climate change hotspot (Cos et al., 2022). The foreseen temperature increase in this region (0.03°C rise per year if the current trend is maintained), surpasses the global average increase (0.02°C rise per year; IPCC, 2019; UNEP, 2020). Additionally, the water sc...
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Epidemics of coffee leaf rust (CLR) leads to great yield losses and huge depreciation of coffee marketing values, if no control measures are applied. Societal expectations of a more sustainable coffee production are increasingly imposing the replacement of fungicide treatments by alternative solutions. A protection strategy is to take advantage of...
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The Mediterranean climate is characterised by hot dry summers and frequent droughts. Mediterranean crops are frequently subjected to high evapotranspiration demands, soil water deficits, high temperatures and photo-oxidative stress. These conditions will become more pronounced due to global warming which poses major challenges to sustainability of...
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Cork is a renewable non-wood high valued forest product, with relevant ecological and economic impact in the Mediterranean-type ecosystems. Currently, cork is ranked according to its commercial quality. The most valuable planks are chosen for cork stoppers production. Cork planks with adequate thickness and porosity are classified as stoppable qual...
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Main conclusions Arabidopsis and Eutrema show similar stomatal sensitivity to drying soil. In Arabidopsis, larger metabolic adjustments than in Eutrema occurred, with considerable differences in the phytohormonal responses of the two species. Although plants respond to soil drying via a series of concurrent physiological and molecular events, droug...
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Vascularization in complex human tissues remains a challenge in tissue engineering. Recent research on whole organ decellularization has showcased advantages regarding biocompatibility and structural integrity on the resulting extracellular matrix. In this work, we explored the possibilities of plant decellularization for human organ regeneration.
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Sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.) high yields have been achieved through irrigation and this crop is described as coping with mild salinity (40–120 mM NaCl). However, during seed germination, sugar beet is salinity sensitive and soil salinity should not exceed 3 dS/m. Wild beets, ancestors of sugar beet, are naturally able to germinate and grow in sali...
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Apoiar e promover a fenotipagem de plantas em larga escala de coleções de germoplasma, com recurso a tecnologias cada vez mais eficientes e fáceis de operar. Em 2014 foi iniciada uma rede trans-europeia COST focada nesta temática, que reúne investigado-res e melhoradores de 28 países europeus. O melhoramento tradicional Desde sempre, agricultores e...
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Main conclusion: The phenylpropanoid pathway impacts the cork quality development. In cork of bad quality, the flavonoid route is favored, whereas in good quality, cork lignin and suberin production prevails. Cork oaks develop a thick cork tissue as a protective shield that results of the continuous activity of a secondary meristem, the cork cambi...
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Fruits may be exposed to several unfavourable mechanical, climatic and biological factors along ripening. Harvest and storage also challenge fruit integrity before fruits reach the consumer. In order to preserve its properties/characteristics it is essential that the structural and chemical integrity of the cuticle is maintained throughout fruit de...
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Proteins and peptides able to resist gastrointestinal digestion and reach the intestinal mucosa have the potential to influence human health. Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) seed proteins are able to resist cooking (86.9% total protein) and/or in vitro simulated human digestion (15.9% total protein resists soaking, cooking and digestion with pepsin a...
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Drought is one of the major constraints limiting crop production worldwide including grapevine. Investigations of drought tolerance genotypes by genetic engineering are an important goal in Vitis breeding program. Three dehydration-responsive RD22 genes (VviRD22) were identified in Vitis vinifera L. Here, we aim to evaluate the constitutive express...
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The impact of water deficit on berry quality has been extensively investigated during the last decades. Nonetheless, there is a scarcity of knowledge on the performance of varieties exposed to a combination of high temperatures/water stress during the growing season and under vineyard conditions. The objective of this research was to investigate th...
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The establishment of stress resilient sugar beets (Beta vulgaris spp. vulgaris) is an important breeding goal since this cash crop is susceptible to drought and salinity. The genetic diversity in cultivated sugar beets is low and the beet wild relatives are useful genetic resources for tolerance traits. Three wild beet populations (Beta vulgaris sp...
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The extracellular space (ECS or apoplast) is the plant cell compartment external to the plasma membrane, which includes the cell walls, the intercellular space and the apoplastic fluid (APF). The present review is focused on APF proteomics papers and intends to draw information on the metabolic processes occurring in the ECS under abiotic and bioti...
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Stomatal regulation of leaf gas exchange with the atmosphere is a key process in plant adaptation to the environment, particularly in regions with high atmospheric evaporative demand. Development of stomata, integrating internal signaling and environmental cues sets the limit for maximum diffusive capacity of stomata, through size and density and i...
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The primary objective of crop breeding is to improve yield and/or harvest quality while minimizing inputs. Global climate change and the increase in world population are significant challenges for agriculture and call for further improvements to crops and the development of new tools for research. Significant progress has been made in the molecular...
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A proteomic analysis of the apoplastic fluid (APF) of coffee leaves was conducted to investigate the cellular processes associated with incompatible (resistant) and compatible (susceptible) Coffea arabica – Hemileia vastatrix interactions, during the 24– 96 hai period. The APF proteins were extracted by leaf vacuum infiltration and protein profiles...
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A proteomic analysis of the apoplastic fluid (APF) of coffee leaves was conducted to investigate the cellular processes associated with incompatible (resistant) and compatible (susceptible) Coffea arabica-Hemileia vastatrix interactions, during the 24–96 hai period. The APF proteins were extracted by leaf vacuum infiltration and protein profiles we...
Technical Report
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O presente documento foi elaborado pela FILCORK - Associação interprofissional da fileira da cortiça no âmbito da Operação “Programa de Valorização da Cortiça no Alentejo” (ALENT-07-0827-FEDER-001499), uma iniciativa QREN apoiada pelo INALENTEJO.
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The coffee leaf rust (Hemileia vastatrix) disease causes serious losses in coffee production and quality, with a huge depreciation of marketing values. The reduction of availability of effective approved fungicides, due to health and environmental concerns, makes it necessary to intensify research for the development of novel, effective and sustain...
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The coffee leaf rust (Hemileia vastatrix) disease causes serious losses in coffee production and quality, with a huge depreciation of marketing values. The reduction of availability of effective approved fungicides, due to health and environmental concerns, makes it necessary to intensify research for the development of novel, effective and sustain...
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Mediterranean woody species are vulnerable to multiple stresses that negatively affect plant survival and productivity. Drought and heat are increasing threats to the agricultural and forestry systems making it urgently necessary to decipher the mechanisms at the basis of plant adaptation and survival. Proteomics allows characterisation of a large...
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Cork is one of the most valuable non-wood forest products and plays an important role in Mediterranean economies. The production of high-quality cork is dependent on both genome and environment, posing constraints on the industry because an ever-growing amount of bad-quality cork (BQC) development has been observed. In order to identify genes respo...
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Allergies are nearly always triggered by protein molecules and the majority of individuals with documented immunologic reactions to foods exhibit IgE hypersensitivity reactions. In this study we aimed to understand if natural differences, at proteomic level, between maize populations, may induce different IgE binding proteins profiles among maize-a...
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The seed proteome of two traditional maize inbred lines (pb269 and pb369) contrasting in grain hardness and in preferable use for bread-making was evaluated. The pb269 seeds, of flint type (i.e. hard endosperm) are preferably used by manufacturers while pb369 (dent, soft endosperm) is rejected. The hypothesis that the content and relative amounts o...
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Coffee leaf rust, caused by the fungus Hemileia vastatrix Berk & Br., is the most widespread disease of Coffea arabica L. cultivars. Coffee – rust interactions are governed by the gene-for-gene relationship, being the resistance conditioned at least by nine major dominant genes (S H 1-S H 9) singly or associated. A cytologic and proteomic approach...
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In the present study, field grown Aragonez (Syn. Tempranillo) grapevines (Vitis vinifera L.) were subjected to three irrigation regimes (conventional sustained deficit irrigation (DI), regulated deficit irrigation (RDI) and non-irrigated (NI)) during two successive seasons (2007–2008). An integrative study was performed in grape berry skin tissues...
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SUMMARY Coffee leaf rust, caused by the fungus Hemileia vastatrix Berk & Br., is the most widespread disease of Coffea arabica L. cultivars. Coffee – rust interactions are governed by the gene-for-gene relationship, being the resistance conditioned at least by nine major dominant genes (SH1-SH9) singly or associated. A cytologic and proteomic appro...
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The early (2-4 d) effects of slowly imposed soil water deficit on Lupinus albus photosynthetic performance, carbon metabolism, and hormonal balance in different organs (leaf blade, stem stele, stem cortex, and root) were evaluated on 23-d-old plants (growth chamber assay). Our work shows that several metabolic adjustments occurred prior to alterati...