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Dolors Villegas


Ph.D. in Agronomy, Department of Plant Production and Forestry Science, University of Lleida, 2001

Current position

Researcher at Field Crops Program, Institute of Agriculture and Food Research and Technology (IRTA), Lleida, Spain

Publications (since 2005)

  1. Casadesús, J. and Villegas D. (2014). Conventional digital cameras as a tool for assessing LAI and biomass for cereal breeding. J Integr Plant Biol 56: 7-14.
  2. Peremartí, A., Marè, C., Aprile, A.,Roncaglia, E., Cattivelli, L., Villegas, D. and Royo, C. (2014). Transcriptomic and proteomic analyses of a pale-green durum wheat mutant reveals variations in photosystem components and metabolic deficiencies under drought stress. BMC Genomics 15: 125.
  3. Nazco, R., Peña, J., Ammar, K., Villegas, D., Crossa, J. and Royo, C. (2014). Durum wheat (Triticum durum Desf.) Mediterranean landraces as sources of variability for allelic combinations at Glu-1/Glu-3 loci affecting gluten strength and pasta cooking quality. Genet Resour Crop Ev 61:1219-1236.
  4. Nazco, R., Peña, R. J., Ammar, K., Villegas, D., Crossa, J., Moragues, M. and Royo, C. (2014). Variability in glutenin subunit composition of Mediterranean durum wheat germplasm and its relationship with gluten strength. J Agr Sci 152:379-393.
  5. Royo, C., Nazco, R. and Villegas, D. (2014). The climate of the zone of origin of Mediterranean durum wheat (Triticum durum Desf.) landraces affects their agronomic performance. Genet Resour crop Ev 61:1345-1358.
  6. Nazco, R., Villegas, D., Ammar, K., Peña, R.J., Moragues, M. and Royo, C. (2012). Can Mediterranean durum wheat landraces contribute to improved grain quality attributes in modern cultivars? Euphytica 185: 1-17.
  7. Ruiz, M., Giraldo, P., Royo, C., Villegas, D., Aranzana, M. J. and Carrillo, J. M. (2012). Diversity and genetic structure of a collection of Spanish durum wheat landraces. Crop Sci 52: 2262-2275.
  8. Maccaferri, M., Sanguineti, M. C., Demontis, A., El-Ahmed, A., Garcia del Moral, L., Maalouf, F., Nachit, M., Nserallah, N., Ouabbou, H., Rhouma, S., Royo, C., Villegas, D. and Tuberosa, R. (2011). Association mapping in durum wheat grown across a broad range of water regimes. J Exp Bot 62: 409-438.
  9. Isidro, J., Álvaro, F., Royo, C.,Villegas, D.,Miralles, D. J. and García del Moral, L. F. (2011). Changes in duration of developmental phases of durum wheat caused by breeding in Spain and Italy during the 20th century and its impact on yield. Ann Bot 107: 1355-1366.
  10. Villegas, D., Casadesús, J., Atienza, S.G., Martos, V., Maalouf, F., Karam, F., Aranjuelo, I. And Nogués, S. (2010). Tritordeum, wheat and triticale yield components under multi-local Mediterranean drought conditions. Field Crop Res 116:68-74.
  11. Royo, C., Maccferri, M., Álvaro, F., Moragues, M., Sanguineti, M.C., Tuberosa, R., Maalouf, F., García del Moral, L. F., Demontis, A., Rhouma, S., Nachit, M., Nserallah, N. and Villegas, D. (2010). Understanding the relationships between genetic and phenotypic structures of a collection of elite durum wheat accessions. Field Crop Res 119: 91-105.
  12. Royo, C.; Martos, V.; Ramdani, A.; Villegas, D.; Rharrabti, Y.; García del Moral, L.F. (2008). Changes in yield and carbon isotope discrimination of Italian and Spanish durum wheat during the 20th century. Agron J 100:352-360.
  13. Álvaro, F., Isidro, J., Villegas, D., García del Moral, L. F. and Royo, C. (2008). Breeding effects on grain filling biomass partitioning and remobilization in Mediterranean Durum wheat. Agron J 100:361-370.
  14. Álvaro, F., Isidro, J., Villegas, D., García del Moral, L. F. and Royo, C. (2008). Old and modern durum wheat varieties from Italy and Spain differ in main spike components. Field Crop Res 106:86-93.
  15. Álvaro, F., Royo, C., García del Moral, L. F. and Villegas, D. (2008). Grain filling and dry matter translocation responses to source-sink modifications in a historical series of durum wheat. Crop Sci 48:1523-1531.
  16. Villegas, D., García del Moral, L. F., Rharrabti, Y., Martos, V. and Royo, C. (2007). Morphological traits above the flag leaf node as indicators of drought susceptibility index in durum wheat. J Agron Crop Sci 193:103-116.
  17. Casadesús, J., Kaya, Y., Bort, J., Nachit, M. M., Araus, J. L., Amor, S., Ferrazzano, G., Maalour, F., Maccaferri, M., Martos, V., Ouabbou, H. and Villegas, D. (2007). Using vegetation indices derived from conventional digital cameras as selection criteria for wheat breeding in water-limited environments. Ann Appl Biol 150:227-236.
  18. Royo, C., Álvaro, F., Martos, V., Ramdani, A., Isidro, J., Villegas, D. and García del Moral, L. F. (2007). Genetic changes in durum wheat yield components and associated traits in Italian and Spanish varieties during the 20th century. Euphytica 155:259-270
  19. Royo, C., Ramdani, A., Moragues, M. and Villegas, D. (2006). Durum wheat under Mediterranean conditions as affected by seed size. J Agron Crop Sci 192:257-266.
  20. Royo, C., Villegas, D., Rharrabti, Y., Blanco, R., Martos, V. and García del Moral, L. F. (2006). Grain growth and yield formation of durum wheat grown at contrasting water regimes in a Mediterranean environment. Cereal Res Commun 34:1021-1028.
  21. Ferrio, J. P., Villegas, D., Zarco, J., Aparicio, N., Araus, J. L. and Royo, C. (2005). Assessment of durum wheat yield using visible and near-infrared reflectance spectra of canopies. Field Crop Res 94:126-148.
Protocols by Dolors Villegas
  1. Simple Digital Photography for Assessing Biomass and Leaf Area Index in Cereals