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Most recent and relevant publications (by team members or in collaboration)


2019 publications:


  • GUTAKER R.M., Goren S.C., Bellis E.S., Choi J.Y., Pires I.S., Wilkins O., Castillo C.C., Negrão S., Oliveira M.M., Fuller D. Q., d’Alpoim-Guedes J.A., Lasky J.R. Purugganan M.D. Genomic history and ecology of the geographic spread of rice. bioRxiv (31Aug. 2019). DOI: 10.1101/748178  

  • CORREIA S, Alhinho AT, Casimiro B, Miguel CM, Oliveira M, Veríssimo P, Canhoto J* (2019) NEP-TC a rRNA methyltransferase involved on somatic embryogenesis of tamarillo (Solanum betaceum cav.). Frontiers in Plant Science, 10 (22 Mar) Article 438. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2019.00438 

  • RAMOS PAB, Ferro AM, Oliveira MM, Gonçalves S, Freire CSR, Silvestre AJD, Duarte MF* (2019) Biosynthesis and bioactivity of Cynara cardunculus L. guaianolides and hydroxycinnamic acids: a genomic, biochemical and health-promoting perspective. Phytochemistry Reviews, 18: 495-526.  DOI: 10.1007/s11101-019-09604-4 

  • GÓRSKA A.M., Gouveia P., Borba A.R., Zimmermann A., Serra T-S., Lourenço T.F., Oliveira M.M., Peterhänsel C., Saibo N.J.M.* (2019). ZmbHLH80 and ZmbHLH90 transcription factors act antagonistically and contribute to regulate PEPC1 cell-specific gene expression in maize. Plant Journal. DOI: 10.1111/tpj.14323 

  • FERREIRA L, Donoghue MTA, Barros P, Saibo NJM, Santos AP*, Oliveira MM (2019) Uncovering differentially methylated regions (DMRs) in a salt-tolerant rice variety under stress: one step towards new regulatory regions for enhanced salt tolerance. Epigenomes (2019) 3, 4. DOI: 10.3390/epigenomes3010004

  • TEIXEIRA S, Luis I, Oliveira MM, Abreu IA, Batista R* (2019) Goji berries superfood – contributions for the characterisation of proteome and IgE-binding proteins. Food and Agricultural Immunology, 30(1): 262-280. DOI: 10.1080/09540105.2019.1577364 


2018 publications:


  • ROSA, M.T.G., Almeida, D.M., Pires, I.S., da Rosa Farias, D., Martins, A.G., da Maia, L.C., de Oliveira, A.C., Saibo, N.J.M., Oliveira, M.M., Abreu, I.A.* (2018) Insights into the transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of the rice SUMOylation machinery and into the role of two rice SUMO proteases. BMC Plant Biology, 18 (1), art. no. 349. DOI: 10.1186/s12870-018-1547-3 

  • FERRO, A.M., Ramos, P., Guerra, Â., Parreira, P., Brás, T., Guerreiro, O., Jerónimo, E., Capel, C., Capel, J., Yuste-Lisbona, F.J., Duarte, M.F., Lozano, R., Oliveira, M.M., Gonçalves, S.* (2018) Haplotype analysis of the germacrene A synthase gene and association with cynaropicrin content and biological activities in Cynara cardunculus. Molecular Genetics and Genomics, 293 (2), pp. 417-433. DOI: 10.1007/s00438-017-1388-z 

  • CHANDER, S., Almeida, D.M., Serra, T.S., Jardim-Messeder, D., Barros, P.M., Lourenço, T.F., Figueiredo, D.D., Margis-Pinheiro, M., Costa, J.M., Oliveira, M.M., Saibo, N.J.M.* (2018) OsICE1 transcription factor improves photosynthetic performance and reduces grain losses in rice plants subjected to drought. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 150, pp. 88-98. DOI: 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2018.02.004 

  • BORBA AR, Serra TS, Górska A, Gouveia P, Cordeiro AM, Reyna-Lloren I, Knerová J,, Barros PM, Abreu IA, Oliveira MM, Hibberd JM, Saibo NJM* (2018) Synergistic binding of bHLH transcription factors to the promoter of the maize NADP-ME gene used in C4 photosynthesis is based on an ancient code found in the ancestral C3 state. Molecular Biology and Evolution 35(7):1690–1705. DOI:10.1093/molbev/msy060. (IF: 10.217; Cits 9; Q1 in Molecular Biology)

  • RAMOS AM*, Usié A, Barbosa P, Barros PM, Capote T, Chaves I, Simões F, Abreu I, Carrasquinho I, Faro C, Guimarães JB, Mendonça D, Nóbrega F, Rodrigues L, Saibo NJM, Varela MC, Egas C, Matos J*, Miguel CM, Oliveira MM*, Ricardo CP, Gonçalves S (2018) The draft genome sequence of cork oak. Scientific Data, 5:180069. DOI: 10.1038/sdata.2018.69

  • ALMADANIM MC, Gonçalves NM, Rosa MTG, Alexandre BM, Cordeiro AM, Rodrigues M, Saibo NJM, Soares CM, Romão CV, Oliveira MM, Abreu IA.* (2018) The rice cold-responsive calcium-dependent protein kinase OsCPK17 is regulated by alternative splicing and post-translational modifications. Biochemica et Biophysica Acta - Molecular Cell Research, 1865(2): 231-246 

2017 publications:


  • BATISTA R*, Fonseca C, Planchon S, Negrão S, Renaut J, Oliveira MM. (2017) Environmental stress is the major cause of transcriptomic and proteomic changes in GM and non-GM plants. Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 10624. DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-09646-8

  • FLORINDO C, Oliveira MM, Branco LC and Marrucho IM.* (2017) Carbohydrates-based deep eutectic solvents: thermophysical properties and rice straw dissolution. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 247: 441-447. DOI: 10.1016/j.molliq.2017.09.026

  • FERRO AM, Ramos P, Guerreiro D, Jerónimo E, Pires I, Capel C, Capel J, Lozano R, Duarte MF, Oliveira MM, Gonçalves S.* (2017) Impact of novel SNPs identified in Cynara cardunculus genes on functionality of proteins regulating phenylpropanoid pathway and their association with biological activities. BMC Genomics, 18: 183. DOI :10.1186/s12864-017-3534-8

  • ALMADANIM MC, Alexandre BM, Rosa MTG, Sapeta H, Leitão AE, Ramalho JC, Lam KT, Negrão S, Abreu IAA*, Oliveira MM* (2017) Rice calcium-dependent protein kinase OsCPK17 targets plasma membrane intrinsic protein and sucrose-phosphate synthase and is required for a proper cold stress response. Plant Cell and Environment, 40: 1197-1213. DOI: 10.1111/pce.12916

  • ALMEIDA, M.D., Oliveira, M.M, Saibo, N.J.M.* (2017) Regulation of Na+ and K+ homeostasis in plants: towards improved salt stress tolerance in crop plants. Genetics and Molecular Biology, 40:326-345. DOI: 10.1590/1678-4685-GMB-2016-0106

  • INÁCIO V, BARROS PM, Costa AU, Roussado C, Gonçalves E, Costa R, Graça J, Oliveira MM*, Morais-Cecílio L* (2017) Differential DNA methylation patterns are related to phellogen origin and quality of Quercus suber cork. PLoS ONE 12(1): e0169018. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0169018

  • ALMEIDA DM, Gregorio GB, Oliveira MM, Saibo NJ.* (2017) Five novel transcription factors as potential regulators of OsNHX1 gene expression in a salt tolerant rice genotype. Plant Molecular Biology 2017, 93(1-2):61-77. DOI: 10.1007/s11103-016-0547-7

  • SANTOS AP*, Ferreira LJ, Oliveira MM (2017) Concerted flexibility of chromatin structure, methylome and histone modifications along with plant stress responses. Biology, 6, 3; DOI: 10.3390/biology6010003

  • BARROS PM, Cherian S, Costa M, Saibo N, Sanchéz AM and Oliveira MM* (2017) The identification of almond GIGANTEA gene and its expression under cold stress, variable photoperiod and seasonal dormancy. Biologia Plantarum, 61(4): 631- 640. DOI: 10.1007/s10535-017-0711-1 

Book Chapter


  • Complete list of book chapters here


Other relevant publications:


  • SAPETA H, T Lourenço, S Loren, CGrumaz, PKirstahler, PM Barros, JM Costa, K Sohn and MM Oliveira* (2016) Transcriptomics and physiological analyses reveal co-ordinated alteration of metabolic pathways in Jatropha curcas drought tolerance. Journal of Experimental Botany 67(3):845-860. DOI: 10.1093/jxb/erv499.

  • LOURENÇO T.S., Serra T.S., Cordeiro A.M., Swanson S.J., Gilroy S., Saibo N.J.M.*, Oliveira M.M.* (2015) The rice E3 ubiquitin ligase OsHOS1 modulates the expression of OsRMC, a gene involved in root mechano-sensing, through the interaction with two ERF transcription factors. Plant Physiology, 169 (3): 2275-2287. DOI: 10.1104/pp.15.01131

  • PIRES I, Negrão S, Oliveira MM, Purugganan M* (2015) Comprehensive phenotypic analysis of rice (Oryza sativa L.) response to salinity stress. Physiologia Plantarum 155: 43-54. DOI: 10.1111/ppl.12356

  • FONSECA C, Planchon S, Serra T, Chander S, Saibo N, Renaut J, Oliveira MM, Batista R.* (2015) In vitro culture may be the major contributing factor for transgenic vs. non-transgenic proteomic plant differences. Proteomics 15(1): 124-34. DOI: 10.1002/pmic.201400018

  • NEGRÃO S, Almadanim MC, Pires IS, Abreu IA, Maroco J, Courtois B, Gregorio GB, McNally K, Oliveira MM.* (2013) New allelic variants found in key rice salt-tolerance genes: an association study. Plant Biotechnology Journal 11(1):87-100. DOI: 10.1111/pbi.12010

  • BARROS PM, Gonçalves N, Saibo NJ, Oliveira MM* (2012) Cold acclimation and floral development in almond bud break: insights into the regulatory pathways. Journal of Experimental Botany 63(12): 4585-4596. DOI: 10.1093/jxb/ers144

  • BATISTA R, Saibo N, Lourenço T, Oliveira MM (2008) Microarray analyses reveal that plant mutagenesis may induce more transcriptomic changes than transgene insertion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105: 3640-3645. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0707881105.


  • Complete List of peer-reviewed publications (1996 - present)






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