Lino Neto Teresa

Teresa Lino Neto

People Detail

Address : University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar

Phone Number : 253601544

Research Area : Biodiversity

Position : Integrated members


Teresa Lino Neto (TLN) is an Assistant Professor with Habilitation from the University of Minho and a member of CBMA (Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology, She completed her PhD in Sciences (Biology) in University of Minho (2001) and Graduation in Biology in University of Lisbon (1990).


The current main interests of TLN are on plant-microbe interactions (mycorrization, endophytes and PGPR) and microbial diversity associated with plants, studying their contribution for increasing forest sustainability and plant productivity.

Ongoing Projects

As national coordinator:
- GreenPalm - Development of sustainable date palm-based agro systems by preserving their biodiversity. PRIMA (Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area), Section 2 2019, in collbaboration with Spain (coordinator), Italy, Tunisia, and Algeria

As Principal Investigator:
- SuberControl - Influence of endosphere microbiome to control diseases in cork oak (Quercus suber L.) FCT project

As UMinho coordinator:
- MicOlives - Exploiting plant induced resistance by beneficial fungi as a new sustainable approach to olive crop protection. FCT project
- Pest(bio)CIDE - Better management Practices of Eucalypts burnt Stands by promoTing the use of leaf bIomass as biocide. FCT project

As participant:
- GrapeMicrobiota - Metabolome-microbiota interactions in three grapevine cultivars of DOC Douro region

Concluded Projects

As Principal Investigator:
- HyphoPlant - Effect of the fungus Hypholoma fasciculare on the sustainability of Castanea sativa orchards. FCT project

As UMinho coordinator:
- ProtectOlive - Olive crop protection in sustainable production under global climatic changes: linking ecological infrastructures to ecosystem functions. FCT project (EXCL project)
- EndoBio - Isolation and selection of endophytic fungi from olive tree for the biological control of Colletotrichum acutatum and Verticillium dahlia. FCT project
- Entomopathogenic fungi associated to olive pests: isolation, characterization and selection for biological control. FCT project
- Cork Oak ESTs Consortium - Mycorrhizal Symbiosis

As participant: 8 projects


Ongoing thesis:
- 3 PhD thesis, in collaboration with Faculdade Ciências, UPorto
- 1 PhD thesis, in collaboration with IPBragança
- 1 PhD thesis, In collaboration with UTAD
- 5 MSc thesis

- 2 post-docs
- 11 PhD thesis
- 15 MSc thesis


Selected publications from the last 5 years:

Castro J, Costa D, Tavares RM, Baptista P, Lino-Neto T. 2022. Olive fungal epiphytic communities are affected by their maturation stage 10: 376.
(doi: 10.3390/microorganisms10020376).

Reis F, Pereira AJ, Tavares RM, Baptista P, Lino-Neto T. 2021. Cork oak forests soil bacteria: potential for sustainable agroforest production. Microorganisms 9: 1973.
(doi: 10.3390/microorganisms9091973).

Reis F, Magalhães A, Tavares R, Baptista P, Lino-Neto T. 2021. Bacteria could help ectomycorrhizae establishment under climate variations. Mycorrhiza. 31: 395-401.
(doi: 10.1007/s00572-021-01027-4).

Costa D, Fernandes T, Martins F, Pereira JA, Tavares RM, Santos PM, Baptista P. Lino-Neto T. 2021. Illuminating Olea europaea L. endophyte fungal community. Microbiological Research, 126693.
(doi: 10.1016/j.micres.2020.126693).

Baptista P, Guedes de Pinho P, Moreira N, Malheiro R, Reis F, Padrão J, Tavares R, Lino-Neto T. 2021. In vitro interactions between the ectomycorrhizal Pisolithus tinctorius and the saprotroph Hypholoma fasciculare fungi: morphological aspects and volatile production. Mycology, 12: 216-229.
(doi: 10.1080/21501203.2021.1876778)

Mina D, Pereira JA, Lino-Neto T, Baptista P. 2020. Screening the olive tree phyllosphere: search and find potential antagonists against Pseudomonas savastanoi pv. savastanoi. Frontiers in Microbiology, 11: 2051.
(doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.02051)

Mina D, Pereira JA, Lino-Neto T, Baptista P. 2020. Impact of plant genotype and plant habitat in shaping bacterial pathobiome: a comparative study in olive tree. Scientific Reports, 10: 1-11.
(doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-60596-0)

Costa D, Tavares RM, Baptista P. Lino-Neto T. 2020. Cork oak endophytic fungi as potential biocontrol agents against Biscogniauxia mediterranea and Diplodia corticola. Journal of Fungi, 6: 287.
(doi: 10.3390/jof6040287).

Reis F, Soares-Castro P, Costa D, Tavares RM, Baptista P, Santos PM, Lino-Neto T. 2019. Climatic impacts on the bacterial community profiles of cork oak soils. Applied Soil Ecology, 143: 89-97.
(doi: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2019.05.031).

Carvalho M, Castro I, Moutinho-Pereira J, Correia C, Egea-Cortines M, Matos M, Rosa E, Carnide V, Lino-Neto T. 2019. Evaluating stress responses in cowpea under drought stress. Journal of Plant Physiology, 241: 153001.
(doi: 10.1016/j.jplph.2019.153001).

Reis F, Valdiviesso T, Varela C, Tavares RM, Baptista P, Lino-Neto T. 2018. Ectomycorrhizal fungal diversity and community structure associated with cork oak in different landscapes. Mycorrhiza, 28: 357-368.
(doi: 10.1007/s00572-018-0832-1).