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DP_AEM student
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Doctoral Program in Biology (FCUL)
2016-2020
Cristina Cruz
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Phd Thesis

Defense priming effect of endophytic and associative bacteria on wheat plants

Throughout my work, I aim to investigate whether the pre-inoculation of associative and endophytic bacteria in roots of wheat plants can condition these plant for the super-induction of immune responses against bacterial pathogens, a process known as “defense priming”. It is known that prior to symbiosis, bacteria establish a molecular crosstalk with the plant, interfering with plant gene expression, upregulating transport-, metabolism- and defense-related genes. However, little is known about how these organisms interfere with the plant defense responses in order to promote the plant microbiota assemblage. Throughout the next four years, I plan to study the metabolic pathways affected in both symbionts and the chemical components involved in this crosstalk through the combination of transcriptome and physiological analysis.

 

Publication and Meetings

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The early oxidative stress induced by mercury and cadmium is modulated by ethylene in Medicago sativa seedlings. María Laura Flores-Cáceres, Cristina Ortega-Villasante, Paolo Carril-Vaglini, Juan Sobrino-Plata, Luis E. Hernández (submitted)

 

1st Joint Workshop of the PhD Programs in Applied and Environmental Microbiology (DP_AEM) and Molecular and Environmental Biology (PDMA); September 2017.

Microbiotech 2017, Porto

* Dia do Microorganismo, where I explained to the general public the functioning and history of the Vinogradsky column; September 2017.

* Visit to FCUL of highschool students (Poland, Hungary, Italy, Portugal) from the Erasmus + Program, where I made a short presentation about beneficial soil microbes and their effects on plant immunity: March 2018.

Training

Scientific writing and communication January 22nd, 2018 to January 26th, 2018. Bloco C2, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, 1749-016 Lisboa

Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services: January 29th, 2018 to February 2nd, 2018 Departamento de Biologia Vegetal, C2 Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Campo Grande 1749-016 Lisboa