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Ana Luísa Frazão Pereira

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Name: Ana Luísa Frazão Pereira
Aggregation: Integrated Member
Type of member: PhD holder researcher
Category: Post-doc Researcher
Phone: +351223401837

Research Groups

Current position

Title: Azolla-Anabaena azollae: detection of hepatotoxins and phylogenetic perspective
Supervisor: Prof. Vitor Vasconcelos
Funding entity: FCT
Grant type: BPD
Grant reference: SFRH/BPD/44459/2008
Start date: 1/3/2009
End date: 28/2/2015

Academic degrees

Institution: University of Lisbon
Year: 2007
Academic degree: PhD
Classification: Distinção e Louvor
Institution: Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon
Year: 1996
Academic degree: Licenciate (5-years graduation)
Classification: 14

Scientific activity

Articles Santos, C., Azevedo, J., Campos, A., Vasconcelos, V. & Pereira, A.L. 2015. Biochemical and growth performance of the aquatic macrophyte Azolla filiculoides to sub-chronic exposure to cylindrospermopsin. Ecotoxicology 24: 1848-1857 (DOI: 10.1007/s10646-015-1521-x) Pereira, A.L., Parente, T. & Vasconcelos, V. 2015. Cyanobionts from the coralloid roots of Cycadales: is there any molecular evidence of cyanotoxins? Limnetica, 34: 227-236  Pereira, A.L., Monteiro, B., Azevedo, J., Campos, A., Osório, H. & Vasconcelos, V. 2015. Effects of the naturally-occurring contaminant microcystins on the Azolla filiculoides-Anabaena azollae symbiosis. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 118: 11-20 (DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2015.04.008)  Pereira, A.L., Bessa, L.J., Leão, P.N., Vasconcelos, V. & Costa, P.M. 2015. Bioactivity of Azolla aqueous and organic extracts against bacteria and fungi. Symbiosis, 65: 17-21 (DOI: 10.1007/s13199-015-0316-4)  Pereira, A.L. & Vasconcelos, V. 2014. Classification and phylogeny of the endosymbiotic cyanobacterium Anabaena azollae Strasburger: an answered question? International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 64: 1830-1840 (DOI: 10.1099/IJS.0.059238-0) Pereira, A.L., Martins, M., Oliveira, M.M. & Carrapiço, F. 2011. Morphological and genetic diversity of the family Azollaceae inferred from vegetative characters and RAPD markers. Plant Systematics and Evolution, 297:213-226 (DOI: 10.1007/S00606-011-0509-0)  Pereira, A.L. & Carrapiço, F. 2009. Culture of Azolla filiculiodes in artificial media. Plant Biosystems, 143: 431-434 (DOI: 10.1080/11263500903172110)  Pereira, A.L., Figueiredo, A.C., Barroso, J.G., Pedro, L.G. & Carrapiço, F. 2009. Volatile compounds from the symbiotic system Azolla filiculoides-Anabaena azollae-bacteria. Plant Biosystems, 143: 268-274 (DOI: 10.1080/11263500902722477)  Costa, M.L, Santos, M.C.R., Carrapiço, F. & Pereira, A.L. 2009. Azolla-Anabaena’sbehaviour in urban wastewater and artificial media - influence of combined nitrogen. Water Research, 43:3743-3750 (DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2009.05.038)  Carrapiço, F., Lonati, M., Pereira, A.L. & Prete, A. 2008. Azolla filiculoides Lam. (Azollaceae). Rivista Piemontesi di Storia Naturale, 29: 450-451  Pereira, A.L. & Carrapiço, F. 2007. Histochemistry of simple hairs from the foliar cavities of Azolla filiculoides. Plant Biosystems, 141: 323-328 (DOI: 10.1080/11263500701627588)  Grosso, A.C., Costa, M.M., Ganço, L., Pereira, A.L., Teixeira, G., Lavado, J.M.G., Figueiredo, A.C., Barroso, J.G. & Pedro, L.G. 2007. Essential oil composition of Pterospartum tridentatum grown in Portugal. Food Chemistry, 102: 1083-1088 (DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2006.06.049)  Teixeira, G. & Pereira, A.L. 2004. Winged stems in Pterospartum tridentatum: morphoanatomical study. Acta Botanica Gallica, 151: 103-109 (DOI: 10.1080/12538078.2004.10516023)  Correia, A.D., Pereira, A.L., Costa, M.H. & Carrapiço, F. 2002. Functional anatomy of midgut gland of Gammarus locusta (Crustacea: Amphipoda). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 82: 201-204 (DOI: 10.1017/S0025315402005362)  Pereira, A.L., Teixeira, G., Sevinate-Pinto, I., Antunes, T. & Carrapiço, F. 2001. Taxonomic re-evaluation of the Azolla genus in Portugal. Plant Biosystems, 135: 285-294 (DOI: 10.1080/11263500112331350920)  Teixeira, G. & Pereira, A.L. 2001. Morphology of Pterospartum tridentatum WK. & Lge. Biology of the Cell, 93: 338 (DOI: 10.1016/S0248-4900(01)01137-6)  Pereira, A.L., Teixeira, G., Sevinate-Pinto, I., Antunes, T. & Carrapiço, F. 2000. Taxonomy of the genus Azolla Lam. in Portugal. Portugaliae Acta Biologica, 19: 277-282    Books Carrapiço, F., Antunes, T., Sevinate-Pinto, I., Teixeira, G., Serrano, R., Baioa, M.V., Pereira, A.L., Elias, F., Bastos, M., Caixinhas, R., Rafael, T. & Falcão, M. 2001. Azolla em Portugal. Instituto da Água, CBA, FCUL, MAOT, 16 p, Lisboa. ISBN 972-9412-58-8    Posters Santos, C., Azevedo, J., Campos, A., Vasconcelos, V. & Pereira, A.L. 2014. Exposure of the symbiosis Azolla filiculoides-Anababena azollae to a cylindrospermopsin extract: Effects on growth, photosynthetic pigments and antioxidative enzymes. Pp 108. In Book of abstracts, XVII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, 6-11/7/2014, Santander, Spain Santos, C., Pereira, A.L., Azevedo, J., Vasconcelos, V. & Campos, A. 2014. Exposure of Chlorella vulgaris batch cultures to the cyanotoxins cylindrospermopsin and microcystin – evaluation of the growth and the phytoremediation capacity of the microalga. Pp 108. In Book of abstracts, XVII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, 6-11/7/2014, Santander, Spain  Santos, C., Azevedo, J., Campos, A., Vasconcelos, V. & Pereira, A.L. 2014. Exposure of Azolla filiculoides-Anabaena azollae symbiosis to a cyanobacterial extract containing cylindrospermopsin: Impact on growth and biochemical parameters. Pp 503. In Abstract Book-Poster Presentations do Plant Biology Europe FESPB/EPSO, 22-26/6/2014, Dublin, Ireland  Santos, C., Pereira, A.L., Azevedo, J., Vasconcelos V. & Campos, A. 2014. Bioaccumulation of cyanotoxins in microalgae and plants – A laboratorial approach towards risk assessment of toxic cyanobacteria. Pp 380. In 7º Encontro de Investigação Jovem da Universidade do Porto, 12-14/2/2014, Porto, Portugal  Pereira, A.L., Parente, T. & Vasconcelos, V. 2013. Cyanobionts from Cycadales’s coralloid roots: is there any molecular evidence of cyanotoxins? Pp 69. In Livro de Resumos do III Congresso Ibérico de Cianotoxinas, 10-12/7/2013, Blanes, Spain  Pereira, A.L., Fernandes, I. & Vasconcelos, V. 2012. Inferring the phylogeny of Anabaena azollae isolated from Azolla species with phycocyanin and 16S. Pp 57. In Abstract Book of the 17Th ISPP, 5-10/8/2012, Porto, Portugal  Fernandes, I., Pereira, A.L. & Vasconcelos, V. 2011. Cyanotoxins on the symbiotic system Azolla-Anabaena azollae: is there any molecular evidence about their presence? Pp 60. In Livro de Resumos do 2º Congresso Ibérico de Cianotoxinas, 7-8/7/2011, Sevilla, Spain  Monteiro, B., Pereira, A.L. & Vasconcelos, V. 2011. Effects of microcystin-LR on the symbiotic system Azolla filiculoides-Anabaena azollae. Pp 79. In Livro de Resumos do 2º Congresso Ibérico de Cianotoxinas, 7-8/7/2011, Sevilla, Spain  Pereira, A.L., Martins, M., Oliveira, M.M. & Carrapiço, F. 2011. Family Azollaceae: An integrative approach with vegetative and RAPD markers. Pp 286. In Programme and Abstracts of Biosystematics, 21-27/2/2011, Berlin, Germany  Pereira, A.L., Martins, M.C., Oliveira, M. & Carrapiço, F. 2009. Assessing the morphological and genetic diversity of Family Azollaceae. Pp 225-226. In Livro de Resumos of the XVII Simpósio de Botânica Criptogâmica, 23-26/9/2009, Tomar, Portugal  Pereira, A.L., Carrapiço, F., Figueiredo, A.C., Barroso, J.G. & Pedro, L.G. 2006. Volatile compounds from the symbiotic system Azolla filiculoides-Anabaena azollae-bacteria. Pp 58. In Program, Abstracts and Participants of the 5th ISS Congress, 4-10/8/2006, Vienna, Austria  Grosso, A.C., Costa, M.M., Ganço, L., Pereira, A.L., Teixeira, G., Lavado, J.M.G., Figueiredo, A.C., Barroso, J.G. & Pedro, L.G. 2005. Evaluation of essential oils composition of Pterospartum tridentatum grown in Portugal. Pp 561. In Abstracts of the XVII International Botanical Congress, 17-23/7/2005, Vienna, Austria  Pereira, A.L. & Carrapiço, F. 2003. Histochemistry of the simple hairs from the foliar cavities of Azolla filiciuloides  Lam. Pp 47. In Scientific Program: Schedule and Abstracts of the 4th International Symbiosis Society Congress, 17-23/7/2003, Halifax, Canada  Pereira, A.L. & Carrapiço, F. 2003. Anatomy and morphology of the symbiotic association Azolla-Anabaena azollae-bacteria. Pp 59-60. In Proceedings of the 7th International Botanical Microscopy Meeting, 12-17/4/2003, Lisbon, Portugal  Pereira, A.L. 2002. Morfologia de Anacamptis pyramidalis (L.) L.C.M. Rich. (Orchidaceae). Pp 36. In Livro de Resumos da XXXVII Reunião Anual da Sociedade Portuguesa de Microscopia Electrónica e Biologia Celular, 13-14/12/2002, Funchal, Portugal  Costa, M.L., Santos, M.C.R., Carrapiço, F. & Pereira, A.L. 2002. Nitrogen fixation by Azolla-Anabaena symbiosis grown in urban wastewater. Pp 95. In Programme and Abstracts of the Cyanofix final Symposium-Cyanobacterial nitrogen fixation: from molecules to ecological systems, 24-28/9/2002, Tomar, Portugal  Pereira, A.L. & Carrapiço, F. 2002. Anabaena azollae: a morphological and histochemical study. Pp 78. In Programme and Abstracts of the Cyanofix final Symposium-Cyanobacterial nitrogen fixation: from molecules to ecological systems, 24-28/9/2002, Tomar, Portugal Pereira, A.L., Teixeira, G., Santos, P.A., Figueiredo, A.C. & Barroso, J.G. 2002. Essential oils from Pterospartum tridentatum. Pp 155. In Program, Book of Abstracts and Participants List of the 33rd International Symposium on Essential Oils, 4-7/9/2002, Lisbon, Portugal  Pereira, A.L., Vasconcelos, V. & Carrapiço, F. 2002. Detection of microcystins in the Azolla filiculoides–Anabaena azollae symbiosis. In CyanoPorto International Conference, 10-11/3/2002, Porto, Portugal  Correia, A.D., Pereira, A.L. & Costa, M.H. 2001. Biomarkers of copper exposure and toxicity in a marine amphipod (Crustacea) II. Presence of copper-rich granules within the midgut gland. Pp 187. In Abstracts of the Biomarkers 2001: Biomarkers and Environmental Contamination, 24-26/9/2001, Póvoa do Varzim, Portugal  Teixeira, G. & Pereira, A.L. 2001. Morphology of Pterospartum tridentatum W.K. & Lge. Pp 257. In Abstracts of the Microscopy Barcelona 2001, 4-7/9/2001, Barcelona, Spain  Pereira, A.L., Teixeira, G., Sevinate-Pinto, I., Antunes, T. & Carrapiço, F. 2001. Taxonomia do género Azolla Lam. em Portugal. Pp 23. In Abstracts do Colóquio de Fitotaxonomia, 5/6/2001, Lisbon, Portugal  Pereira, A.L., Sevinate-Pinto, I., Antunes, T., Teixeira, G. & Carrapiço, F. 2000. Morphology, histochemistry and ultrastructure of the trichomes in the foliar cavities of Azolla filiculoides Lam. Pp 170. In Programs, Abstracts and Papers of the 3rd International Congress on Symbiosis, 13-19/8/2000, Marburg, Germany  Pereira, A.L., Sevinate-Pinto, I., Antunes, T., Teixeira, G. & Carrapiço, F. 1999. Morfologia, histoquímica e ultraestrutura dos tricomas existentes nas cavidades foliares de Azolla filiculoides Lamarck. Pp 55. In Livro de Resumos da XXXIV Reunião Anual da Sociedade Portuguesa de Microscopia Electrónica e Biologia Celular, 9-11/12/1999, Lisbon, Portugal  Pereira, A.L., Vasconcelos, V. & Carrapiço, F. 1999. Dados preliminares sobre a presença de microcistinas em Anabaena azollae existentes em Azolla filiculoides. Pp 879-883 (vol. 2). In Actas da 6ª Conferência Nacional sobre a Qualidade do Ambiente, 20-22/10/1999, Lisbon, Portugal  Pereira, A.L., Teixeira, G., Sevinate-Pinto, I., Antunes, T. & Carrapiço, F. 1999. Taxonomy of the genus Azolla Lam. in Portugal. Pp 52. In Livro de Resumos da V Jornadas de Taxonomia de Taxonomia Botânica, 16-19/9/1999, Lisbon, Portugal  Pereira, A.L., Teixeira, G., Sevinate-Pinto, I., Antunes, T. & Carrapiço, F. 1999. Taxonomy of the genus Azolla Lam. in Portugal. Pp 52. In Livro de Resumos da V Jornadas de Taxonomia de Taxonomia Botânica, 16-19/9/1999, Lisbon, Portugal  Antunes, T., Sevinate-Pinto, I., Pereira, A.L. & Fontinha, S.S. 1999. Tricomas secretores da flor de Cedronella canariensis. Pp 27. In Livro de Resumos do I Congresso das Plantas Aromáticas e Medicinais dos Países de Língua Oficial Portuguesa, 7-9/6/1999, Conímbriga-Ansião-Terras de Sicó, Portugal  Antunes, T., Sevinate-Pinto, I., Lourenço, P.M.L., Pereira, A.L., Barroso, J.C., Figueiredo, A.C., Pedro, L.G., Fontinha, S.S. & Scheffer, J.J.C. 1998. Cedronella canariensis (L.) Webb & Berth. from Madeira: morphology and distribution of trichomes and essential oils composition. Pp 163. In Proceedings of the III International Symposium on Fauna and Flora of Atlantic Islands, 21-25/9/1998, Ponta Delgada, Portugal  Pereira, A.L., Teixeira, G., Sevinate-Pinto, I., Antunes, T. & Carrapiço, F. 1998. How many Azolla species exist in Portugal? A preliminary approach. Pp 103-106. In Proceedings of the 10th EWRS Symposium on Aquatic Weeds, 21-25/9/1998, Lisbon, Portugal  Sevinate-Pinto, I., Antunes, T. & Pereira, A.L. 1998. Glandular trichomes of Teucrium haenseleri Boiss grown in Arrábida-micromorphology and histochemistry. Pp 76. In Abstracts of the 1st International Meeting of Aromatic and Medicinal Mediterranean Plants, 23-26/4/1998, Conímbriga-Ansião-Terras de Sicó, Portugal  Sevinate-Pinto, I., Pereira, A.L., Antunes, T. & Fontinha, S.S. 1996. A morphological study of Micromeria varia Benth. ssp thymoides var. thymoides-an endemic Lamiaceae of Madeira Archipelago. Pp 153. In Abstracts of the II International Symposium on Fauna and Flora of Atlantic Islands, 12-16/2/1996, Las Palmas, Spain

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Research interests

I want to known if plant metabolome is affected due to intoxication with cyanotoxins and other enviornmentl strss factos and if agronomic plants accumulate cyanotoxins.I am also interested in the analysis and identification of chemical compounds with potential biological activities from symbiotic cynobacteria and plants.A third interest is the phylogeny and taxonomy of symbiotic cyanobacteria and plants.

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Human histology Ecotoxicology Cell Biology


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