Biotechnology Centre of Azores
University of the Azores
Rua Capitão João D'Avila
9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo
Terceira, Azores, Portugal
Sara Luna is a PhD in Agricultural Sciences, specialty in Biotechnology. She conducted the PhD 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".
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.
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
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