Filipe Pereira

CIIMAR/CIMAR - University of Porto, Portugal

Research topics

Non-B DNA conformations, genomic rearrangements and disease

Genetic analysis of animal domestication

Molecular diagnostics and species identification

The pinewood nematode (Bursaphelenchus xylophilus)

We collaborate with diverse Portuguese researchers in the study of the pinewood nematode (Bursaphelenchus xylophilus), the causative agent of pine wilt disease and the greatest biological threat to conifer forests worldwide.

Selected publications:
Moreira C, van Asch B, Fonseca L, Pereira-Castro I, Silva R, Azevedo L, Mota M, Abrantes I, Amorim A, Pereira F.
The mitochondrial genome of the pinewood nematode (Bursaphelenchus xylophilus) lineage introduced in Europe.
Mitochondrial DNA. 2013. doi: 10.3109/19401736.2013.809438

Pereira F, Moreira C, Fonseca L, van Asch B, Mota M, Abrantes I, Amorim A,
New insights into the phylogeny and worldwide dispersion of two closely related nematode species, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus and Bursaphelenchus mucronatus.
PLoS One. 2013. 8(2):e56288.