Clara Almeida Vieira Santos

Clara Santos

clara.santos@bio.uminho.pt

People Detail

Research Area : Biodiversity

Position : Integrated members

Qualifications

PhD Biology 2013 - University of Coimbra

Research

Nematology - Phytonematology: biology, ecology and biological control. Research interests - Biochemical and molecular identification of plant-parasitic nematodes; nematode-fungus-plant interactions; development of sustainable strategies for the management of plant parasitic nematodes

Ongoing Projects

2018-2021 - HANDLER Host adaptation and root-knot nematode selection by partially resistant tomato rootstocks POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029283
www.handler.pt

Concluded Projects

2016-2019 - COCOON Combined sustainable strategies for root-knot nematode management in protected crops PTDC/AGR-PRO/3438/2014/POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016611
2013/2015 - BIONEM Biomanagement strategy to control phytoparasitic nematodes of emerging importance on potato – a new threat to Europe
2010-2013 - RESCOE Risk assessment and ecological sustainability of cork oak in Montado ecosystems PTDC/BIA-BEC/102834/2008
2007-2010 - The role of Pochonia chlamydosporia in the biological control of potato cyst nematodes, Globodera spp PTDC/AGR-AAM/74574/2006
2005-2007 - The use of monoclonal antibodies in the detection, identification and quantification of the pinewood nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus PTDC/AGR-AAM/74574/2006
Participant Institutions: Unidade de Interacções Biológicas, Instituto do Ambiente e
2005-2008 - Descrimination, quantification and virulence of the nematophagous fungus Pochonia chlamydosporia isolates for biomangement of the root-knot nematodes POCI/AGR/60341/2004
2002-2005 - Acção do fungo nematófago Pochonia chlamydosporia sobre os nemátodes-das-galhasradiculares, Meloidogyne spp, em horticultura protegida
Programa AGRO, Medida 8 - Desenvolvimento Tecnológico e Demonstração - Acção 8.1 - Desenvolvimento Experimental e Demonstração (DE&D) - Projecto nº 244 do Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária (INIAP)
1998-2001 - Development of a sustainable strategy for the management of root-knot nematodes in vegetable crops in southern Europe – an alternative to the use of methyl bromide FAIR-PL97-3444

Students

Manuel Maria Gomes Rodrigues (2019-2020) “Control of the root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita, using plant bioproducts” Master in Plant Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Bioentrepreneurship, School of Sciences, University of Minho (co-supervisor)
João Miguel Martins de Bastos (2019-2020) “Variability of the nematophagous fungus Pochonia chlamydosporia serine protease VCP1” of the 2nd Cycle Studies - Advanced Specialisation Master Programme in Biodiversity and Vegetal Biotechnology, Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra. (co-supervisor)
Joana Filipa Leandro Horta (2017) “Pochonia chlamydosporia - Biological control agent of root-knot and potato cyst nematodes” of the 2nd Cycle Studies - Advanced Specialisation Master Programme in Biodiversity and Vegetal Biotechnology, Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra (DLS/FCTUC). (co-supervisor) (19/20).
Honorable Mention Branquinho d'Oliveira Award 2017

Publications

BOOK AUTHOR
Abrantes, I.M. de O., Vieira dos Santos, C., Santos, M.S.N. de A. Franco, C., Clara, M.I.E., Vinagre, L., Fernandes, J.E., Neto, E., Ramos, N., Sousa, J., Lopes, N., Mouro, F., Sobral, N., Marques, M.L., Heitor, J.W., Louro, D. and Pinto, A. (2007). Principais Doenças e Pragas do Tomateiro e Meios de Luta. Abrantes, I., Vieira dos Santos, C., Clara, M.I., Fernandes, J.E. and Marques, M.L. (eds.). 176 pp. Instituto do Ambiente e Vida: Coimbra, Portugal

BOOK CHAPTER
Vieira dos Santos, M.C., Abrantes, I. and Curtis, R.H.C. (2017). Chapter 14 - Priming plant defence responses can enhance the biological control of Pochonia chlamydosporia against root-knot nematodes. In: R.H. Manzanilla-López, L.V. Lopez-Llorca (eds.) Perspectives in Sustainable Nematode Management Through Pochonia chlamydosporia Applications for Root and Rhizosphere Health,
ustainability in Plant and Crop Protection, pp 295-309. Springer
International Publishing DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-59224-4_14

PAPERS IN INTERNATIONAL REFEREED JOURNALS
Vieira dos Santos, M. C., Horta, J., Moura, L., Pires, D. V., Conceição, I., Abrantes, I. and Costa, S. R. (2019). An integrative approach for the selection of Pochonia chlamydosporia isolates for biocontrol of plant-parasitic nematodes. Phytopathologia Mediterranea, 58, 187-199, DOI:10.14601/Phytopathol_Mediterr-23780
Tzortzakakis, E.A., Vieira dos Santos, M.C. and Conceição, I. (2016). An update on the occurrence of resistance-breaking populations of root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp) on resistant tomato in Greece with six new records from Crete. Hellenic Plant Protection Journal 9: 60-65. (DOI 10.1515/hppj-2016-0007)
Vieira dos Santos, M.C., Esteves, I. Kerry, B. and Abrantes, I. (2014). Interactions between Pochonia chlamydosporia and Meloidogyne chitwoodi in a crop rotation scheme. Nematropica 44, 37-46
Vieira dos Santos, M.C., Curtis, R.H.C. and Abrantes, I. (2014). The combined use of Pochonia chlamydosporia with plant defence activators - a potential sustainable control strategy for Meloidogyne chitwoodi. Phytopathologia Mediterranea 53, 1, 66-74 (DOI: 10.14601/Phytopathol_Mediterr-12186)
Vieira dos Santos, M.C., Curtis, R. and Abrantes, I. (2013). Effect of plant elicitors on the reproduction of the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne chitwoodi on susceptible hosts. European Journal of Plant
Pathology 136, 193-202 (DOI: 10.1007/s10658-012-0155-6)
Vieira dos Santos, M.C., Esteves, I., Kerry, B. and Abrantes, I. (2013). Biology, growth parameters and enzymatic activity of Pochonia chlamydosporia isolated from potato cyst and root-knot nematodes. Nematology 15, 493-504 (DOI:
0.1163/15685411-00002695)
Vieira dos Santos, M.C., Esteves, I. and Abrantes, I. (2012). In vitro water stress bioassays with the nematophagous fungus Pochonia chlamydosporia: effects on growth and parasitism. Biological Control 63, 310-319.
Maleita, C.M., Vieira dos Santos, M.C., Curtis, R.H.C., Powers, S.J. and Abrantes, I.M. de O. (2011). Effect of the Mi gene on reproduction of Meloidogyne hispanica on tomato genotypes. Nematology 13, 939-949.
Tzortzakakis, E.A., Conceição, I.L.PM., Santos, M.C.V. and Abrantes, I.M.O. (2011). Root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp) in Greece. Hellenic Plant Protection Journal 4, 25-30.
Reis, C.S., Vieira dos Santos, C., Abrantes, I. M. de O., Santos, M.S.N. de A., Duyts, H., Freitas, H. and Putten, W. Van der (2010). First record of Helicotylenchus varicaudatus Yuen, 1964 (Nematoda: Hoplolaimidae) parasitizing Ammophila arenaria (L.) Link in Portuguese coastal sand dunes. Phytopathologia Mediterranea 49, 212-226.
Vieira dos Santos, M.C., Proença, D.N., Francisco, R., Vieira Santos, C., Lopes, A., Fonseca, L., Abrantes, I.M.O. and Morais, PV. (2010). Diversity of bacteria associated with Bursaphelenchus xylophilus and other nematodes
isolated from Pinus pinaster trees with Pine Wilt Disease. PlosONE 5 (12): e15191.
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0015191.
Conceição, I.L.PM. da, Cunha, M.J.M. da, Feio, G., Correia, M., Vieira dos Santos, C., Abrantes, I.M. de O. and Santos, M.S.N. de A. (2009). Root-knot-nematodes, Meloidogyne spp, on potato in Portugal. Nematology 11, 311-313.
Abrantes, I.M. de O., Vieira dos Santos, C., Conceição, I.L.PM. da, Santos, M.S.N. de A. and Vovlas, N. (2008). Phytoparasitic nematodes associated with fig trees in Portugal. Nematologia Mediterranea 36,131-136.
Fonseca, L., Vieira dos Santos, M.C., Santos, M.S.N. de A., Curtis, R.H.C. and Abrantes, I.M. de O. (2008). Morpho-biometrical characterisation of Portuguese Bursaphelenchus xylophilus isolates with mucronate, digitate or round tailed females. Phytopathologia Mediterranea 47, 223-233.
Karanastasi, E., Conceição, I.L.PM. da, Vieira dos Santos, M.C., Tzortzakakis, E.A. and Abrantes, I.M. de O. (2008). Occurrence of the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne arenaria on balm and in a mixed population with M. javanica on grapevine in Greece. Helminthologia 45, 52-53.
Tzortzakakis, E.A., Conceição, I.L.PM. da, Vieira dos Santos, M.C. and Abrantes, I.M. de O. (2008). Selection of virulent Meloidogyne individuals within mixed isolates by continuous cultivation on a Mi gene resistant tomato genotype. Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection 115, 1-4.
Conceição, I.L.PM. da, Vieira dos Santos, M.C., Cunha, M.J.M. da, Abrantes, I.M. de O. and Santos, M.S.N. de A. (2005). Selection of genetic lines of Globodera pallida with different levels of virulence to resistant potato genotypes. Nematologia Mediterranea 33, 75-85.
Abrantes, I.M. de O., Vieira dos Santos, M.C., Conceição, I.L.PM. da, Cunha, M.J.M. da and Santos, M.S.N. de A. (2004). Biochemical and molecular characterization of plant-parasitic nematodes. Phytopathologia Mediterranea 43, 232-258.
Vovlas, N., Simões, N.J.O., Sasanelli, N., Santos, M.C.V. dos and Abrantes, I.M. de O. (2004). Host-parasite relationships in tobacco plants infected with a root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita) from Azores. Phytoparasitica 32, 167-173.
Conceição, I.L.PM. da, Santos, M.C.V. dos, Abrantes, I.M. de O. and Santos, M.S.N. de A. (2003). Using RAPD markers to analyse genetic diversity in Portuguese potato cyst nematode populations. Nematology 5, 137-143.