Duarte, A., Maleita, C., Egas, C., Abrantes, I. and Curtis, R. (2017), Significant effects of RNAi silencing of the venom allergen-like protein (Mhi-vap-1) of the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne hispanica in the early events of infection. Plant Pathol. doi:10.1111/ppa.12673

 Vicente CSL, Nascimento FX, Barbosa P, Ke HM, Tsai IJ, Hirao T, Cock PJA, Kikuchi T, Hasegawa K, Mota M (2016) Evidences for an opportunistic and endophytic lifestyle of the Bursaphelenchus xylophilus - associated bacteria Serratia marcescens PWN146 isolated from wilting Pinus pinaster. Microbial Ecology 72:669-681 DOI: 10.1007/s00248-016-0820-y, PMID: 27461253

Vicente CSL, Nascimento FX, Ikuyo Y, Cock PJA, Mota M, Hasegawa K (2016) The genome and genetics of high oxidative stress tolerant Serratia sp. LCN16 isolated from the plant parasitic nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus. BMC Genomics 17: 301. PMID: 27108223

Silva AP, Parra PP, Campos VP, Costa SS, Vicente CSL, Ferreira LG, Souza RM, Mota MM (2016) Genetic diversity of Bursaphelenchus cocophilus in South America. Nematology. 18 (5): 605-614. 

Vicente CSL, Ikuyo Y, Shinya R, Mota M, Hasegawa K (2015) Catalases induction in high virulence pinewood nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus under hydrogen peroxide-induced stress, PLoS One: e0123839, PMID 25894519.

Nascimento FX, Hasegawa K, Mota M, Vicente CSL (2015) Bacterial role in pine wilt disease development – review and future perspectives, Environmental Microbiology Reports 7 (1): 51-63, PMID: 25139220.

Vicente CS, Ikuyo Y, Mota M, Hasegawa K (2013) Pinewood nematode-associated bacteria contribute to oxidative stress resistance of Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, BMC Microbiology 13 (1): 299, PMID: 24365493.

Vicente CS, Nascimento F, Espada M, Barbosa P, Mota M, Glick B, Oliveira S (2012) Characterization of bacteria associated with pinewood nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, PLoS One: e46661, PMID: 23091599.

Vicente C, Espada M, Vieira P, Mota M (2012) Pine wilt disease: a threat to European forestry, European Journal of Plant Pathology 133:89-99. 

Vicente CSL, Nascimento F, Espada M, Mota M, Oliveira S (2011) Bacteria associated with the pinewood nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus collected in Portugal. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 100, 477–481, PMID: 21656192.

Espada M; Jones JT; Mota M. 2016. Characterization of glutathione S-transferases from the pine wood nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus. Nematology, 18 (6): 697 – 709, DOI: 10.1163/15685411-00002985

Espada M, Silva AC, Eves van den Akker S, Cock PJ, Mota M, Jones JT. 2016. Identification and characterization of parasitism genes from the pinewood nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus reveals a multilayered detoxification strategy. Mol Plant Pathol. 17(2):286-95. doi: 10.1111/mpp.12280.

Tsai IJ, Tanaka R, Kanzaki N, Akiba M, Yokoi T, Espada M, Jones JT, Kikuchi T. 2016. Transcriptional and morphological changes in the transition from mycetophagous to phytophagous phase in the plant-parasitic nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus. Mol Plant Pathol. 17(1):77-83. doi: 10.1111/mpp.12261.

Vieira P, Castagnone C, Mallez S, Espada M, Navas A, Mota M, Castagnone-Sereno P. 2014. Sequence variability of the MspI satellite DNA family of the pinewood nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus at different geographic scales. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 70:120-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2013.09.017.

Mallez S, Castagnone C, Espada M, Vieira P, Eisenback JD, Mota M, Guillemaud T, Castagnone-Sereno P. 2013. First Insights into the Genetic Diversity of the Pinewood Nematode in Its Native Area Using New Polymorphic Microsatellite Loci. PLoS ONE 8(3): e59165. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0059165

Nascimento FX, Vicente CSL, Barbosa P, Espada M, Glick BR, Mota M, Oliveira S. (2013) Evidence for the involvement of ACC deaminase from Pseudomonas putida UW4 in the biocontrol of pine wilt disease caused by Bursaphelenchus xylophilus. BioControl 58: 427. doi:10.1007/s10526-012-9500-0

Fonseca L, Cardoso JMS, Lopes A, Pestana M, Abreu F, Nunes N, Mota M, Abrantes I. 2012. The pinewood nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, in Madeira Island. Helminthologia, 49,2: 96–103, DOI 10.2478/s11687-012-0020-3.

Inácio, M. L., Nóbrega, F., Mota, M. and Vieira, P. (2017), First detection of Bursaphelenchus luxuriosae associated with Pinus pinaster in Portugal and in Europe. For. Path., 47: n/a, e12296. doi:10.1111/efp.12296

Mejri, M., Fonseca, L., Cardoso, J. M. S., Ben Jamâa, M. L. and Abrantes, I. (2016), Bursaphelenchus tusciae in Tunisia associated with Hylurgus ligniperda. For. Path., 46: 663–665. doi:10.1111/efp.12297

Pimentel, C. S., Gonçalves, E. V., Firmino, P. N., Calvão, T., Fonseca, L., Abrantes, I., Correia, O. and Máguas, C. (2017), Differences in constitutive and inducible defences in pine species determining susceptibility to pinewood nematode. Plant Pathol, 66: 131–139. doi:10.1111/ppa.12548

Nascimento FX, Espada M, Barbosa P, Rossi MJ, Vicente CS, Mota M (2016) Non-specific transient mutualism between the plant parasitic nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, and the opportunistic bacterium Serratia quinovorans BXF1, a plant-growth promoting pine endophyte with antagonistic effects. Environmental Microbiology. 18: 5265–5276. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.13568

Mallez S, CastagnoneC, Espada M, Vieira P, Eisenback JD, Harrell M, Mota M, Aikawa T, Akiba M, Kosaka H, Castagnone-Sereno P, Guillemaud T (2015) Worldwide invasion routes of the pinewood nematode: What can we infer from population genetics analyses? Biol Invasions 17: 1199. doi:10.1007/s10530-014-0788-9

Ribeiro, B., Espada, M., Vu, T., Nóbrega, F., Mota, M. and Carrasquinho, I. (2012), Pine wilt disease: detection of the pinewood nematode (Bursaphelenchus xylophilus) as a tool for a pine breeding programme. For. Path., 42: 521–525. doi:10.1111/efp.12010

Pimentel, C. S., Firmino, P. N., Calvão, T., Ayres, M. P., Miranda, I. and Pereira, H. (2017), Pinewood nematode population growth in relation to pine phloem chemical composition. Plant Pathol, 66: 856–864. doi:10.1111/ppa.12638

Maleita, C., Esteves, I., Cardoso, J. M. S., Cunha, M. J., Carneiro, R. M. D. G. and Abrantes, I. (2018), Meloidogyne luci, a new root-knot nematode parasitising potato in Portugal. Plant Pathol. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1111/ppa.12755

Maleita CMN, Abrantes IMO (2018). On the species status of Laimaphelenchus hyrcanus and L. belgradiensis. Forest Pathology.

Gutiérrez-Gutiérrez, C., Mota, M., Castillo, P. et al. 2018. Description and molecular phylogeny of one new and one known needle nematode of the genus Paralongidorus(Nematoda: Longidoridae) from grapevine in Portugal using integrative approach. Eur J Plant Pathol 151: 155.




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