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Sara Patrícia Bettencourt Luna

PhD Student

Contacts:

Biotechnology Centre of Azores

University of the Azores

Rua Capitão João D'Avila

9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo

Terceira, Azores, Portugal

Email: sarapluna@gmail.com

CBA

Sara Patrícia Bettencourt Luna

PhD Student

Sara Luna is a PhD student in Agricultural Sciences, specialty in Biotechnology. She is conduction the project thesis “Study of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) associated with the Azorean endemic woody plant Picconia azorica (Tutin) Knobl. and their potential application on sustainable restoration programs”, under the supervision of Duarte Mendonça (CBA). She has a Graduation in Biotechnology (2009) and completed master degree in Biotechnology in Biological Control (2012) with the final dissertation entitled “Antimicrobial activity of Vaccinium cylindraceum: Study of action mechanisms by proteomic analysis".

Publications

Drumonde Melo C, Walker C, Krüger C, Borges, PAV, Luna S, Mendonça D, Fonseca HMAC, da Câmara Machado A (2019). Environmental factors driving arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities associated with endemic woody plant Picconia azorica on native forest of Azores. Annals of Microbiology 69: 1309-1327. DOI: 10.1007/s13213-019-01535-x.

Articles in SCI Journals


Drumonde Melo C, Luna S, Krüger C, Walker C, Mendonça D, Fonseca HMAC, Jaizme-Vega M, da Câmara Machado A (2018). Communities of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi under Picconia azorica in native forests of Azores. Symbiosis 74: 43-54. DOI: 10.1007/s13199-017-0487-2

Articles in SCI Journals


Drumonde Melo C, Luna S, Krüger C, Walker C, Mendonça D, Fonseca HMAC, Jaizme-Vega M, da Câmara Machado A (2017). Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal community composition associated with Juniperus brevifolia in native Azorean forest. Acta Oecologica 79: 48-61, DOI: 10.1016/j.actao.2016.12.006

Articles in SCI Journals


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Projects

Diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) in native forest of Azores and their biotechological application

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