Dr. Anastasios  Darras

Dr. Anastasios Darras

Assistant Professor
University of Peloponnese, Greece


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Plant and Soil Sciences from Technological Education Institute of Kalamata, Greece

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Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
100%
Horticulture
62%
Plant Pathology
90%
Postharvest Physiology
75%
Botany
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Darras, A.I., V. Demopoulos, I. Bali, O. Katsiloulis and E. Kratimenou, 2012. Brief pulses of UV-C irradiation improves flowering of ornamental plants. Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Flower Bulbs and Herbaceous Perennials, March 28-April 1, 2012, Antalya, Turkey -.

  2. Darras, A.I., V. Demopoulos and C.A. Tiniakou, 2012. UV-C irradiation induces defence responses and improves vase life of cut gerbera flowers. Postharvest Biol. Technol., 64: 168-174.
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  3. Darras, A.I. and V. Demopoulos, 2012. Chlormequat chloride pulse treatments increase vase life and reduce stem break phenomenon of cut gerbera flowers. Proceedings of the XI International Symposium on Flower Bulbs and Herbaceous Perennials, Mar. 28-Apr.1, 2012, Antalya, Turkey. -.

  4. Darras, A.I. and V. Demopoulos, 2012. Abiotic elicitor treatments stimulate changes in polyphenol oxidase (PPO) activity in cut gerbera flowers. Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Flower Bulbs and Herbaceous Perennials, March 28-April 1, 2012, Antalya, Turkey -.

  5. Darras, Α.Ι., 2012. Novel Elicitors Induce Defence Responses in Cut Flowers. In: Plant Pathology, Cumagan, C.J.R. (Ed.). In Tech Publishing, Croatia, ISBN: 978-953-307-933-2.

  6. Paschalides, C., P. Zamanides, A.I. Darras, G. Chouliaras, and A. Petridis, 2011. Comparative evaluation on different substrates on rooting and growth of hybrid vine seedlings. Proceedings of the 3rd National Conference Humus Substances - Innovation in Science and Practice, Sep. 12-16, 2011, Sofia, Bulgaria. -.

  7. Darras, A.I., V. Demopoulos, E. Kazana and C.A. Tiniakou, 2011. Effects of UV-C irradiation on Botrytis cinerea floret specking and quality of cut gerbera flowers. Proceedings of the 28th International Horticultural Congress, Aug. 22-25, 2011, Lisbon, Portugal. -.

  8. Darras, A.I., D.C. Joyce and L.A. Terry, 2011. Methyl jasmonate and acibenzolar-S-methyl protect cut Freesia hybrida inflorescences against Botrytis cinerea, but do not act synergistically. J. Horticul. Sci. Biotechnol., 86: 74-78.
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  9. Pompodakis, N.E., L.A. Terry, D.C. Joyce, M.D. Papadimitriou, D. Lydakis and A.I. Darras, 2010. Effects of storage temperature and abscisic acid treatment on the vase-life of cut First Red and Akito roses. J. Hortic. Sci. Biotechnol., 85: 253-259.
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  10. Darras, A.I., D.C. Joyce and L.A. Terry, 2010. Post-harvest UV-C irradiation on cut Freesia hybrid L. inflorescences suppresses petal specking caused by Botrytis cinerea. Postharvest Biol. Technol., 56: 186-188.
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  11. Darras, A.I., A. Akoumianaki-Ioannidou and N.E. Pompodakis, 2010. Evaluation and improvement of post-harvest performance of cut Viburnum tinus inflorescence. Sci. Hortic., 124: 376-380.
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  12. Akoumianaki-Ioannidou, A., A.I. Darras and A. Diamantaki, 2010. Postharvest vase solutions and storage effects on cut Nerium oleander inflorescences. J. Hortic. Sci. Biotechnol., 85: 1-6.
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  13. Darras, A.I., N.E. Pompodakis, M.D. Papadimitriou and A. Akoumianaki-Ioannidou, 2009. Postharvest performance of two Mediterranean species used as bouquet fillers. Acta Hortic., 847: 327-332.
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  14. Darras, A.I., D.C. Joyce, L.A. Terry, N.E. Pompodakis and C.I. Dimitriadis, 2007. Efficacy of postharvest pulse and spray treatments with acibenzolar-S-methyl and methyl jasmonate against Botrytis cinerea infecting cut Freesia hybrid L. flowers. Aust. Plant Pathol., 36: 332-340.

  15. Darras, A.I., D.C. Joyce, L.A. Terry and I. Vloutoglou, 2006. Postharvest infections of Freesia hybrid L. flowers by Botrytis cinerea. Austr. Plant Pathol., 35: 55-63.
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  16. Darras, A.I., D.C. Joyce and L.A. Terry, 2006. Acibenzolar-S-methyl and methyl jasmonate of glasshouse-grown freesias suppress postharvest petal specking caused by Botrytis cinerea. J. Hortic. Sci. Biotechnol., 81: 1043-1051.
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  17. Darras, A.I., D.C. Joyce and L.A. Terry, 2005. Treatments with MeJA vapour suppresses specking of cut freesia flowers caused by Botrytis cinerea. Postharvest Biol. Technol., 38: 175-182.

  18. Terry, L.A., J.D. Joyce and A.I. Darras, 2004. Variable efficacy of plant activators in suppression of Botrytis cinerea on strawberry fruit and freesia flowers. Proceedings of the 13th International Botrytis Symposium, October 25-30, 2004, Antalya, Turkey. -.

  19. Darras, A.I., D.C. Joyce and L.A. Terry, 2004. A survey of possible associations between pre-harvest environment conditions and postharvest rejections of cut freesia flowers. Aust. J. Exp. Agric., 44: 103-108.
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  20. Vloutoglou, I., A.I. Darras and E. Stamelou, 2001. Evaluation of fungicide sprays and their timing to control early blight of tomato (Alternaria solani). Phytopathol. Mediterranea, 40: 212-213.

  21. Joyce, D.C., L.A. Terry and A.I. Darras, 2001. Natural and induced disease resistance in postharvest horticulture. Proceedings of The 12th Postharvest Convention, Non-Conventional Control of Postharvest Pests and Diseases, May 9, 2001, University of Greenwich, Chatham Maritime, Kent. -.

  22. Darras, Α.Ι., 2001. Suppression of Botrytis cinerea on cut freesia flowers with acibenzolar-S-methyl. Proceedings of the 2nd Postgraduate Research Conference, June 21-22, 2001, Cranfield University, Silsoe, UK -.

  23. Vloutoglou, I., S.N. Kalogerakis and A.I. Darras, 2000. Effects of isolate virulence and host susceptibility on development of early blight (Alternaria solani) on tomato. EPPO Bull., 30: 263-267.
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