Carla Pinheiro

Professor Auxilar

Interesses Científicos

In recent years CPinheiro is contributing to the use of Portuguese germplasm as a source of useful traits for agriculture and forestry. In Portugal, it is possible to find local genotypes and wild relatives displaying high phenotypic plasticity. The phenotype of interest is controlled by the molecular traits that, when identified, are incorporated in breeding programs. The screening of genetic diversity is an initial goal in agricultural biotechnology and also allows for knowledge acquisition. The phenotypic plasticity has been evaluated for: resilience, i.e. some genotypes cope successfully in a given environment while others perish; productivity, i.e. only a few genotypes are able to produce high yields in contrasting environments; technological abilities, i.e. others uses than food and feed.

Publicações Representativas

Guerra-Guimarães L, Pinheiro C, Oliveira ASF, Mira-Jover A, Valverde J, Guedes FAF, Azevedo H, Várzea V, Pajares AJM. 2023. The chloroplast protein HCF164 is predicted to be associated with Coffea SH9 resistance factor against Hemileia vastatrix. Scientific Reports 13, 16019. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-41950-4

Pinheiro C, Emiliani G, Marino G, Fortunato AS, Haworth M, De Carlo A, Chaves MM, Loreto F, Centritto M. 2023. Metabolic background, not photosynthetic physiology, determines drought and drought recovery responses in C3 and C2 MoricandiasInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences 24, 4094. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms24044094

Pinheiro C, Soares David T, Batista P, Guerra-Guimarães L. 2022. Mediterranean woody agroecosystems in a warming and drier climate: the importance of knowledge-based management. Flora 291, doi 10.1016/j.flora.2022.152070

Pinheiro C. 2020. Why Manuela Chaves decided to become a scientist. Letter to the Editor. Theoretical and Experimental Plant Physiology 32, 1–4. doi 10.1007/s40626-020-00169-8

Possa KF, Silva JA, Resende MLV, Tenente RE, Pinheiro C et al. 2020. Primary metabolism is distinctly modulated by plant resistance inducers in Coffea arabica leaves infected by Hemileia vastatrix”. Frontiers in Plant Science doi: 10.3389/fpls.2020.00309 

Costa JM, Marques da Silva J, Pinheiro C, Barón M, Mylona P, Centritto M, Haworth M, Loreto F, Uzilday B, Turkan I, Oliveira MM. 2019. "Opportunities and limitations of crop phenotyping in Southern European countries". Frontiers in Plant Science 10, 1125 doi 10.3389/fpls.2019.01125 

Pinheiro C, Weinkoop S, Almeida JMF et al. 2019 "Phellem cell-wall components are discriminants of cork quality in Quercus suber". Frontiers in Plant Science 10, 944 doi 10.3389/fpls.2019.00944

Pinheiro C, Dickinson E, Marriott A et al. 2019 "Distinctive phytohormonal and metabolic profiles of Arabidopsis thaliana and Eutrema salsugineum under similar soil drying". Planta 249, 1417-33 doi 10.1007/s00425-019-03095-5 

Pinheiro C, Ribeiro IC, Reisinger V, Planchon S, Veloso MM, Renaut J, Eichacker L, Ricardo CP. 2018. “Salinity effect on germination, seedling growth and cotyledon membrane complexes of a Portuguese salt marsh wild beet ecotype”. Theoretical and Experimental Plant Physiology 30, 113-127 doi 10.1007/s40626-018-0107-4

Teixeira RT,  Fortes AM, Bai H, Pinheiro C, Pereira H. 2017. "Transcriptional profiling of cork oak phellogeniccells isolated by laser microdissection". Planta 247, 317-338 doi 10.1007/s00425-017-2786-5

Ribeiro IC, Leclercq CC, Simões N, Toureiro A, Duarte I, Freire JB, Chaves MM, Renaut J, Pinheiro C. 2017."Identification of chickpea seed proteins resistant to simulated in vitro human digestion". Journal of Proteomics 169, 143-52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jprot.2017.06.009

Zarrouk O., Brunetti C., Egipto R., Pinheiro C., Genebra T., Gori, A., Lopes C.M, Tattini M., Chaves M.M. 2016. "Grape ripening is regulated by deficit irrigation/elevated temperatures according to cluster position in the canopy". Front. Plant Sci. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2016.01640

Jardak-Jamoussi, R., Zarrouk, O., Ben Salem, A., Zoghlami, N., Mejri, S., Gandoura, S., Khiari, B., Mliki, A., Chaves, M.M., Ghorbel, A., Pinheiro, C. 2016. "Overexpressing Vitis vinifera YSK2 dehydrin in tobacco improves plant performance". Agricultural Water Management 164, 176-189. doi10.1016/j.agwat.2015.09.023

Zivy, M., Wienkoop, S., Renaut, J., Pinheiro, C., Goulas E., Carpentier, S. 2015. "The quest for tolerant varieties: the importance of integrating “omics” techniques to phenotyping". Frontiers in Plant Science 6: 448. doi 10.3389/fpls.2015.00448.

Pinheiro C., Sergeant K., Machado, C., Renaut, J. & Ricardo C. 2013 "Two traditional maize inbred lines of contrasting technological abilities are discriminated by the seed flour proteome". Journal of Proteome Research 12, 3152–65. doi: 10.1021/pr400012t

Pinheiro C., António C., Ortuño M.F., Dobrev P.I, Hartung W., Thomas-Oates J., Ricardo C.P., Vanková R., Chaves M.M., Wilson J.C. 2011. "Initial water deficit effects on Lupinus albus photosynthetic performance, carbon metabolism and hormonal balance: metabolic reorganisation prior to early stress responses". Journal of Experimental Botany 62, 4965-4974.doi:10.1093/jxb/err194

Pinheiro C. and Chaves M.M. 2011. “Photosynthesis and drought - can we make metabolic connections from available data?” Journal of Experimental Botany 62, 869-882. doi:10.1093/jxb/erq340 (HIGHLY CITED PAPER in the PLANT & ANIMAL SCIENCE field)


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