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Ana D. Caperta

Education

Ph D in Biology, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, 2003

Current position

Researcher in Botany, Plant Reproduction and Conservation, Linking Landscape, Environment, Agriculture and Food – LEAF research centre, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Publications (since 2005)

  1. Caperta, A. D., Castro, S., Loureiro, J., Róis, As., Conceição, S., Costa, J., Rhazi, L., Espírito Santo, D., Arsénio, P. (2016). Biogeographical, ecological and ploidy variation of related asexual and sexual Limonium taxa (Plumbaginaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. DOI: 10.1111/boj.12498.

  2. Pereira, H. S., Delgado, M., Viegas, W., Rato, J. M., Barão, A., Caperta, A. D. (2016). Rye (Secale cereale) supernumerary (B) chromosomes associated with heat tolerance during early stages of male sporogenesis. Annals of Botany. DOI: 10.1093/aob/mcw206.

  3. Rois, A. S., Sadio, F., Paulo, O. S., Teixeira, G., Paes, A. P., Espirito-Santo, D., Sharbel, T. F. and Caperta, A. D. (2016). Phylogeography and modes of reproduction in diploid and tetraploid halophytes of Limonium species (Plumbaginaceae): evidence for a pattern of geographical parthenogenesis. Ann Bot 117(1): 37-50.

  4. Cortinhas, A., Erben, M., Paula Paes, A., Espirito Santo, D., Guara-Requena, M. and Caperta, A. D. (2015). Taxonomic complexity in the halophyte Limonium vulgare and related taxa (Plumbaginaceae): insights from analysis of morphological, reproductive and karyological data. Ann Bot 115(3): 369-383.

  5. Caperta, A. C., Espírito-Santo, M. D., Silva, V., Ferreira, A., Paes, A. P., Róis, A. S., Costa, J. C. and Arsénio, P. (2014). Habitat specificity assessment of the rare and endemic cliff-dwelling halophyte Limonium multiflorum Erben in the Atlantic coast. AoB Plants 6: plu032.

  6. Costa, J. C., Neto, C., Monteiro-Henriques, T., Arsénio, P., Portela-Pereira, E., Caperta, A., Lousã, M. and Izco, J. (2014). Coastal halophilous Limonium communities from west Iberian Peninsula. Documents phytosociologiques, 3(1):214-226.

  7. Rois, A. S., Rodriguez Lopez, C. M., Cortinhas, A., Erben, M., Espirito-Santo, D., Wilkinson, M. J. and Caperta, A. D. (2013). Epigenetic rather than genetic factors may explain phenotypic divergence between coastal populations of diploid and tetraploid Limonium spp. (Plumbaginaceae) in Portugal. BMC Plant Biol 13: 205.

  8. Rois, A. S., Teixeira, G., Sharbel, T. F., Fuchs, J., Martins, S., Espirito-Santo, D. and Caperta, A. D. (2012). Male fertility versus sterility, cytotype, and DNA quantitative variation in seed production in diploid and tetraploid sea lavenders (Limonium sp., Plumbaginaceae) reveal diversity in reproduction modes. Sex Plant Reprod 25(4): 305-318.

  9. Costa, J. C., Neto, C., Aguiar, C., Capelo, J., Espírito-Santo, D., Honrado, J., Pinto-Gomes, C., Sequeira, M., Monteiro-Henriques, T., Sequeira, M., Lousã, M., Lopes, M. C., Arsénio, P., Jardim, R., Alves, P., Antunes, J. C., Pereira, M. D., Silva, V., Ribeiro, S., Gaspar, N., Alves, H. N., Meireles, C., Caraça, R., Pereira, E. P., Martins, M., Bingre, P., Vila-Viçosa, C., Mendes, P., Canas, R. Q., Ferreira, R. P., Bellu, A., Almeida, J. D., Caperta, A., Vasconcelos, T., Geraldes, M., Almeida, D., Gutierres, F., Pinto, J. R. and Mesquita, S. (2012). Plant communities of vascular plants of Portugal (Continental, Azores and Madeira). Global Geobotany, 2:1-180.

  10. Pereira, H. S., Barão, A., Caperta, A., Rocha, J., Viegas, W. and Delgado, M. (2009). Rye Bs disclose ancestral sequences with a potential role in gametophyte chromatid segregation. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 26(8):1683-1697.

  11. Vandewoestijne, S., Rois, A. S., Caperta, A., Baguette, M. and Tyteca, D. (2009). Effects of individual and population parameters on reproductive success in three sexually deceptive orchid species. Plant Biol (Stuttg) 11(3): 454-463.

  12. Caperta, A. D., Rosa, M., Delgado, M., Karimi, R., Demidov, D., Viegas, W. and Houben, A. (2008). Distribution patterns of phosphorylated Thr 3 and Thr 32 of histone H3 in plant mitosis and meiosis. Cytogenet Genome Res 122(1): 73-79.

  13. Caperta, A. D., Neves, N., Viegas, W., Pikaard, C. S. and Preuss, S. (2007). Relationships between transcription, silver staining, and chromatin organization of nucleolar organizers in Secale cereale. Protoplasma 232(1-2): 55-59.

  14. Carchilan, M., Delgado, M., Ribeiro, T., Costa-Nunes, P., Caperta, A., Morais-Cecilio, L., Jones, R. N., Viegas, W. and Houben, A. (2007). Transcriptionally active heterochromatin in rye B chromosomes. Plant Cell 19(6): 1738-1749.

  15. Houben, A., Demidov, D., Caperta, A. D., Karimi, R., Agueci, F. and Vlasenko, L. (2007). Phosphorylation of histone H3 in plants--a dynamic affair. Biochim Biophys Acta 1769(5-6): 308-315.

  16. Caperta, A. D., Delgado, M., Ressurreicao, F., Meister, A., Jones, R. N., Viegas, W. and Houben, A. (2006). Colchicine-induced polyploidization depends on tubulin polymerization in c-metaphase cells. Protoplasma 227(2-4): 147-153.

  17. Neves, N., Delgado, M., Silva, M., Caperta, A., Morais-Cecilio, L. and Viegas, W. (2005). Ribosomal DNA heterochromatin in plants. Cytogenet Genome Res 109(1-3): 104-111.

Protocols by Ana D. Caperta
  1. Cytohistological Analyses of Mega-sporogenesis and Gametogenesis in Ovules of Limonium spp.