Artigos Científicos

Hamaguchi T, Sato K, Vicente CSL, Hasegawa K (2019) Nematicidal Actions of the Marigold Exudate α-terthienyl: Oxidative Stress-Inducing Compound Penetrates Nematode Hypodermis. BiologyOpen. DOI: 10.1242/bio.038646 

Vicente CSL, Nemchinov LG, Mota M, Eisenback JD, Kamo K, et al. (2019) Identification and characterization of the first pectin methylesterase gene discovered in the root lesion nematode Pratylenchus penetrans . PLOS ONE 14(2): e0212540. PMID: 30794636 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0212540


Artigos Científicos

Vicente C, Mondal SI, Akter A, Ozawa S, Kikuchi T, Hasegawa K (2018) Genome analysis of new Blattabacterium  spp., obligatory endosymbionts of Periplaneta fuliginosa  and P. japonica . PLoS ONE 13(7): e0200512.

Vicente C, Ozawa S. Hasegawa K (2018) The composition of hindgut microbiota of Periplaneta japonica . Nematological Research 48,  

Espada, M., Sebastian Eves-van den Akker; Tom Maier; Vijayapalani Paramasivan; Thomas Baum; Manuel Mota; John T. Jones. 2018. STATAWAARS: A promoter motif associated with spatial expression in the major effector-producing tissues of the plant-parasitic nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus. BMC Genomics  19,

Ferreira, L., M. Mota and R. Souza. 2018. Culturing Bursaphelenchus cocophilus  in vitro  and in vivo . Nematoda  2018;5:e102017. http://

Alves, M., A. Pereira, C. Vicente, P. Matos, J. Henriques, H. Lopes, F. Nascimento, M. Mota, A. Correia, and I. Henriques. 2018. The role of bacteria in pine wilt disease: insights from microbiome analysis. FEMS Microbiology Ecology , 94 (7), 1 July 2018, fiy077, .

Nascimento, F., C. Vicente, M.J. Tavares, P. Cock, M.J. Rossi, K. Hasegawa and M. Mota. 2018. From soil and plants to nematodes and insects: Serratia grimesii  BXF1 genome reveals an adaptation to the modulation of multi-species interactions. Microbial Genomics , 2018; 4.  DOI 10.1099/mgen.0.000178.

Capítulo de Livros

Mota, M. 2018. Bettering Humanity through Biology. Pp. 80-92, In  Bettering Humanity Through Curiosity Communication and Culture. Eds. M. Burguete & J.-P. Connerade. Science Matters Press.

Mota M, Vicente C, Espada M, Vieira P, Chastagner G 2018. Pine Wilt. pp 29-30. IN: Everett M. Hansen, Kathy J. Lewis, and Gary A. Chastagner, eds.. Compendium of Conifer Diseases, Second Edition. APS Press. St Paul MN.


Artigos Científicos

Gutiérrez-Gutiérrez, C., M. Mota, P. Castillo, M. Teixeira Santos and J.E. Palomares-Rius. 2017. Integrative description and molecular phylogeny of a new and a known needle nematode of the genus Paralongidorus  (Nematoda: Longidoridae) from grapevine in Portugal. Eur. J. Plant Pathology , .

Camacho, M..J, F. Nóbrega, A. Lima, M. Mota, and M.L. Inácio. 2017. Morphological and molecular identification of the potato cyst nematodes Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida  in Portuguese potato fields. Nematology , 19(8): 883-889. DOI: 10.1163/15685411-00003094

Rodrigues A. M., M. D. Mendes, A. S. Lima, P. M. Barbosa, L. Ascensão, J. G. Barroso, L. G. Pedro, M. M. Mota, A. C. Figueiredo. 2017. Pinus halepensis,  P. pinaster, P. pinea  and P. sylvestris  essential oils chemotypes and monoterpene hydrocarbon enantiomers, before and after inoculation with the pinewood nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus . Chemistry & Biodiversity , 14 (1): e1600 153; DOI: 10.1002/cbdv.201600153

Inácio, M.L., Nóbrega, F., Mota, M. & Vieira, P. (2017). First detection of Bursaphelenchus luxuriosae  associated with Pinus pinaster  in Portugal, and in Europe. Forest Pathology  47 (1): e12296.

Capítulo de Livros

Mota, M. 2017. An interesting History of Biology. Pp. 127-135 In “Interdisciplinarity and General Education in the XXIth Century”. Eds. M. Burguete & J.-P. Connerade. Science Matters Press.


Artigos Científicos

Vicente, C., F.X. Nascimento, Y. Ikuyo, P.J.A. Cock, M. Mota and K. Hasegawa. 2016. The genome and genetics of a high oxidative stress tolerant Serratia  sp. LCN16 isolated from the plant parasitic nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus . BMC Genomics , 17: 301, doi: 10.1186/s12864-016-2626-1

Nascimento, F. X., Espada, M., Barbosa, P., Rossi, M. J., Vicente, C. S. L. and Mota, M. 2016. Non-specific transient mutualism between the plant parasitic nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus , and the opportunistic bacterium Serratia quinivorans  BXF1, a plant-growth promoting pine endophyte with antagonistic effects. Environ Microbiol . doi:10.1111/1462-2920.13568. 

Faria, JMS, Ana M. Rodrigues, Inês Sena, Cristina Moiteiro, Richard N. Bennett, Manuel Mota, and A. Cristina Figueiredo. 2015. Bioactivity of Ruta graveolens  and Satureja montana  essential oils on Solanum tuberosum  hairy roots and S. tuberosum  hairy roots with Meloidogyne chitwoodi  co-cultures. J. Agric. Food Chem . , 2016, 64  (40): 7452–7458. doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.6b03279.

Vicente, C.S.L., F.X. Nascimento, P. Barbosa, P.J.A. Cock, I.J. Tsai, J.T. Jones, T. Kikuchi, K. Hasegawa, and M. Mota. 2016. Evidences for an opportunistic and endophytic lifestyle of the Bursaphelenchus xylophilus -associated bacteria Serratia marcescens  PWN146 isolated from wilting Pinus pinaster . Microbial Ecology  72(3):669-81. doi: 10.1007/s00248-016-0820-y.

Vicente CSL, Sota O, Hasegawa K (2016) The composition of the cockroach gut microbiome in the presence of parasitic nematodes. Microbes and Environments 31: 314- 320. PMID: 27524304

Ozawa S, Morffe J, Vicente CS, Ikeda K, Shinya R, Hasegawa K (2016) Morphological, molecular and developmental characterization of the thelastomatid nematode Thelastoma bulhoesi (de Magalhães, 1900) (Oxyuridomorpha: Thelastomatidae) parasite of Periplaneta americana (Linnaeus, 1758) (Blattodea: Blattidae) in Japan. Acta Parasitologica 61(2). DOI:10.1515/ap-2016-00, PMID: 27078647

Espada, M. J.T. Jones and M. Mota. 2016. Characterization of glutathione S-transferases from the plant-parasitic nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus . Nematology , 18: 697-709 (doi 10.1163/15685411-00002985).

Silva, AP, PP Parra, VP. Campos, SSC Guimarães, LG Ferreira, C Vicente, RM  Souza, M Mota and P Vieira. 2016. Genetic diversity of Bursaphelenchus cocophilus  in South America, Nematology  18: 605-614 (doi: 10.1163/15685411-00002980)

Alves M, Pereira A, Matos P, Henriques J, Vicente C, Aikawa T, Hasegawa K, Nascimento F, Mota M, Correia A, Henriques I. Bacterial community associated to the pine wilt disease insect vectors Monochamus galloprovincialis  and Monochamus alternatus . Nature: Sicentific Reports  6:23908 (doi: 10.1038/srep23908)

Gutiérrez-Gutiérrez, C., M.A. Bravo, M.T.Santos, P. Vieira and M. Mota. 2016. An update on the genera Longidorus , Paralongidorus  and Xiphinema  (Family Longidoridae) in Portugal, Zootaxa  4189(1): 099-114 [] 

Espada, M., Ana Cláudia Silva, Sebastian Eves-van den Akker, Peter J.A. Cock, Manuel Mota & John T. Jones. 2016. Identification and characterization of parasitism genes from the pinewood nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus  reveals a multilayered detoxification strategy. Molecular Plant Pathology : 17(2): 286-295; 10.1111/mpp.12280. [Epub ahead of print]

Faria, JMS, I Sena, CMN Maleita, I Abrantes, Ri Bennett, M Mota, ACS Figueiredo.. 2016. First report on Meloidogyne chitwoodi  hatching inhibition activity of essential oils and essential oils fractions, J. Pest. Science , 89:207–217. doi: 10.1007/s10340-015-0664-0.

Ciordia, S., Robertson, L., Arcos, S. C., González, M. R., Mena, M. d. C., Zamora, P., Vieira, P., Abrantes, I., Mota, M., Castagnone-Sereno, P. and Navas, A. (2016), Protein markers of B. xylophilus  Steiner & Buhrer, 1934 (Nickle, 1970) populations using quantitative proteomics and character compatibility. Proteomics , 16: 1006-1014. doi:10.1002/pmic.201500106


Artigos Científicos

Vieira da Silva, I., P. Barbosa, M. Mota and L. Ascensão. 2015. Histological changes in stems of Pinus sylvestris seedlings infected with a virulent isolate of the pinewood nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus. Microsc. Microanal.  21 (Suppl 5): 97-98. doi: 10.1017/S1431927615014294.

Faria, JMS,  C. Moiteiro, RN Bennett, M. Mota, and AC Figueiredo. (2015). Nematotoxic and phytotoxic activity of Satureja montana  and Ruta graveolens  essential oils on Pinus pinaster  shoot cultures and P. pinaster  with Bursaphelenchus xylophilus  in vitro co-cultures. Industrial Crops and Products , 77: 59-65. (

Vicente, V., Yoriko Ikuyo; Ryoji Shinya; Manuel Mota; Koichi Hasegawa. 2015. Catalases induction in high virulence pinewood nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus  under hydrogen peroxide-induced stress. PloS ONE  10(4): e0123839. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0123839. 

d’Errico, G., B Carletti, T Schröder, M Mota, P Vieira and PF Roversi. 2015. An update on the occurrence of nematodes belonging to the genus Bursaphelenchus  in Mediterranean area. Forestry , 88(5): 509-520. doi:10.1093/forestry/cpv028

Faria, JMS, I Sena, I Vieira da Silva, B Ribeiro, P Barbosa, L Ascensão, R Bennett, M Mota, ACS Figueiredo. 2015. In vitro  co-cultures of Pinus pinaster  with Bursaphelenchus xylophilus : a biotechnological approach to study pine wilt disease. Planta , 241(6):1325-36 (doi: 10.1007/s00425-015-2257-9)

Nascimento F, K Hasegawa, M Mota, CSL Vicente. 2015. Bacterial role in pine wilt disease development – review and future perspectives. Environmental Microbiology Reports , 7(1): 51-63 (doi: 10.1111/1758-2229.12202)

Inácio, ML, F. Nóbrega, P. Vieira, L. Bonifácio, P. Naves, E. Sousa and M. Mota. 2015. First detection of Bursaphelenchus xylophilu s associated with Pinus nigra  in Portugal and in Europe. Forest Patholog y, 45(3): 235-238 (doi: 10.1111/ efp.12162). 

Mallez, S., C. Castagnone, M. Espada, P. Vieira, JD. Eisenback, M. Harrell, M. Mota, T. Aikawa, M. Akiba, H. Kosaka, P. Castagnone – Sereno, T.  Guillemaud. 2015. Worldwide routes of invasion of the pinewood nematode: what have we learned so far? Biological Invasions , 17(4): 1199-1213. doi: 10.1007/s10530-014-0788-9.

Capítulo de Livros

Valadas V, Espada M, Nobre T, Mota M and B. Arnholdt-Schmitt. 2015. AOX in parasitic nematodes: a matter of lifestyle? Pp. 315-318 (Ch. 14.4) In  Gupta KJ, Mur LAJ, Neelwarne B (eds.) Alternative respiratory pathways in higher plants. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Oxford.

Vicente CSL, Costa JH, Arnholdt-Schmitt B. 2015. Bacterial AOX: a provocative lack of interest! Pp. 319-322 (Ch. 14.5) In  Gupta KJ, Mur LAJ, Neelwarne B (eds.) Alternative respiratory pathways in higher plants. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Oxford.