Dr. Rui  Oliveira

Dr. Rui Oliveira

Research Scientist
University of Coimbra, Portugal


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Environmental Microbiology from University of Coimbra, Portugal

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Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
100%
Environmental Microbiology
62%
Plant-microbe Interaction
90%
Sustainable Agriculture
75%
Forestry
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Oliveira, R.S., Y. Ma, I. Rocha, M.F. Carvalho, M. Vosatka and H. Freitas, 2016. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi are an alternative to the application of chemical fertilizer in the production of the medicinal and aromatic plant Coriandrum sativum L. J. Toxicol. Environ. Health Part A, 79: 320-328.
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  2. Oliveira, R.S., I. Rocha, Y. Ma, M. Vosatka and H. Freitas, 2016. Seed coating with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi as an ecotechnologicalapproach for sustainable agricultural production of common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). J. Toxicol. Environ. Health Part A, 79: 329-337.
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  3. Ma, Y., R.S. Oliveira, H. Freitas and C. Zhang, 2016. Biochemical and molecular mechanisms of plant-microbe-metal interactions: Relevance for phytoremediation. Front. Plant Sci., Vol. 7. 10.3389/fpls.2016.00918.
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  4. Ma, Y., C. Zhang, R.S. Oliveira, H. Freitas and Y. Luo, 2016. Bioaugmentation with endophytic bacterium E6S homologous to Achromobacter piechaudii enhances metal rhizoaccumulation in host Sedum plumbizincicola. Front. Plant Sci., Vol. 7. 10.3389/fpls.2016.00075.
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  5. Sousa, N.R., A.R. Franco, M.A. Ramos, R.S. Oliveira and P.M.L. Castro, 2015. The response of Betula pubescens to inoculation with an ectomycorrhizal fungus and a plant growth promoting bacteria is substrate-dependent. Ecol. Eng., 81: 439-443.
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  6. Ma, Y., R.S. Oliveira, L. Wu, Y. Luo, M. Rajkumar, I. Rocha and H. Freitas, 2015. Inoculation with metal-mobilizing plant-growth-promoting rhizobacterium Bacillus sp. SC2b and its role in rhizoremediation. J. Toxicol. Environ. Health Part A, 78: 931-944.
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  7. Ma, Y., R.S. Oliveira, F. Nai, M. Rajkumar, Y. Luo, I. Rocha and H. Freitas, 2015. The hyperaccumulator Sedum plumbizincicola harbors metal-resistant endophytic bacteria that improve its phytoextraction capacity in multi-metal contaminated soil. J. Environ. Manage., 156: 62-69.
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  8. Ma, Y., M. Rajkumar, I. Rocha, R.S. Oliveira and H. Freitas, 2015. Serpentine bacteria influence metal translocation and bioconcentration of Brassica juncea and Ricinus communis grown in multi-metal polluted soils. Frontiers Plant Sci., Vol. 5. 10.3389/fpls.2014.00757.
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  9. Da Silva, M.V., J.P. Teixeira, M. Rodrigues and R.S. Oliveira, 2015. Emerging risks and strategies for environment and health protection. J. Toxicol. Environ. Health Part A, 78: 789-789.
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  10. Alves, R., M. Preto, V. Vasconcelos, R.S. Oliveira and R. Martins, 2015. Cytotoxicity induced by extracts of Pisolithus tinctorius spores on human cancer and normal cell lines-evaluation of the anticancer potential. J. Toxicol. Environ. Health Part A, 78: 840-847.
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  11. Sousa, N.R., A.R. Franco, R.S. Oliveira and P.M.L. Castro, 2014. Reclamation of an abandoned burned forest using ectomycorrhizal inoculated Quercus rubra. Forest Ecol. Manage., 320: 50-55.
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  12. Rocha, I., E. Pinto, I.M.P.L.V.O. Ferreira, M.V. da Silva and R.S. Oliveira, 2014. Influence of mixtures of acenaphthylene and benzo[a]anthracene on their degradation by Pleurotus ostreatus in sandy soil. J. Soils Sediments, 14: 829-834.
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  13. Franco, A.R., N.R. Sousa, M.A. Ramos, R.S. Oliveira and P.M.L. Castro, 2014. Diversity and persistence of ectomycorrhizal fungi and their effect on nursery-inoculated Pinus pinaster in a post-fire plantation in Northern Portugal. Microbial Ecol., 68: 761-772.
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  14. Ramos, M.A., N.R. Sousa, A.R. Franco, V. Costa, R.S. Oliveira and P.M.L. Castro, 2013. Effect of diflubenzuron on the development of Pinus pinaster seedlings inoculated with the ectomycorrhizal fungus Pisolithus tinctorius. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res., 20: 582-590.
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  15. Sousa, N.R., A.R. Franco, R.S. Oliveira and P.M.L. Castro, 2012. Ectomycorrhizal fungi as an alternative to the use of chemical fertilisers in nursery production of Pinus pinaster. J. Environ. Manage., 95: S269-S274.
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  16. Sousa, N.R., A.R. Franco, M.A. Ramos, R.S. Oliveira and P.M.L. Castro, 2012. Mycorrhizal symbiosis affected by different genotypes of Pinus pinaster. Plant Soil, 359: 245-253.
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  17. Oliveira, R.S., A.R. Franco and P.M.L. Castro, 2012. Combined use of Pinus pinaster plus and inoculation with selected ectomycorrhizal fungi as an ecotechnology to improve plant performance. Ecol. Eng., 43: 95-103.
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  18. Sousa, N.R., A.R. Franco, M.A. Ramos, R.S. Oliveira and P.M.L. Castro, 2011. Reforestation of burned stands: The effect of ectomycorrhizal fungi on Pinus pinaster establishment. Soil Biol. Biochem., 43: 2115-2120.
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  19. Oliveira, R.S., L.R. Boyer, M.F. Carvalho, P. Jeffries, M. Vosatka, P.M.L. Castro and J.C. Dodd, 2010. Genetic, phenotypic and functional variation within a Glomus geosporum isolate cultivated with or without the stress of a highly alkaline anthropogenic sediment. Applied Soil Ecol., 45: 39-48.
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  20. Oliveira, R.S., A.R. Franco, M. Vosatka and P.M.L. Castro, 2010. Management of nursery practices for efficient ectomycorrhizal fungi application in the production of Quercus ilex. Symbiosis, 52: 125-131.
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  21. Dias, J.M. R.S. Oliveira, A.R. Franco, K. Ritz, N. Nunan and P.M.L. Castro, 2010. Assessment of mycorrhizal colonisation and soil nutrients in unmanaged fire-impacted soils from two target restoration. Spanish J. Agric. Res., 8: S86-S95.
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  22. Marques, A.P.G.C., R.S. Oliveira, K.A. Samardjieva, J. Pissarra, A.O.S.S. Rangel and P.M.L. Castro, 2008. EDDS and EDTA-enhanced zinc accumulation by Solanum nigrum inoculated with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi grown in contaminated soil. Chemosphere, 70: 1002-1014.
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  23. Marques, A.P., R.S. Oliveira, A.O. Rangel and P.M. Castro, 2008. Application of manure and compost to contaminated soils and its effect on zinc accumulation by Solanum nigrum inoculated with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Environ. Pollut., 151: 608-620.
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  24. Marques, A.P.G.C., R.S. Oliveira, K.A. Samardjieva, J. Pissarra, A.O.S.S. Rangel and P.M.L. Castro, 2007. Solanum nigrum grown in contaminated soil: effect of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on zinc accumulation and histolocalisation. Environ. Pollut., 145: 691-699.
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  25. Oliveira, R.S., P.M.L. Castro, J.C. Dodd and M. Vosatka, 2006. Different native arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi influence the coexistence of two plant species in a highly alkaline anthropogenic sediment. Plant Soil, 287: 209-221.
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  26. Marques, A.P., R.S. Oliveira, A.O. Ringel and P.M. Castro, 2006. Zinc accumulation in Solanum nigrum is enhanced by different arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Chemosphere, 65: 1256-1263.
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  27. Oliveira, R.S., P.M.L. Castro, J.C. Dodd and M. Vosatka, 2005. Synergistic effect of Glomus intraradices and Frankia spp. on the growth and stress recovery of Alnus glutinosa in an alkaline anthropogenic sediment. Chemosphere, 60: 1462-1470.
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  28. Oliveira, R.S., M. Vosatka, J.C. Dodd and P.M.L. Castro, 2005. Studies on the diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and the efficacy of two native isolates in a highly alkaline anthropogenic sediment. Mycorrhiza, 16: 23-31.
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  29. Oliveira, R.S., R. Zarzycki, C.M. Manaia and P.M.L. Castro, 2001. Influence of plant components on the degradation of 4-nitrophenol by a bacterial consortium isolated from the rhizosphere of Phragmites australis. Minerva Biotecnol., 13: 27-31.
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  30. Oliveira, R.S., J.C. Dodd and P.M.L. Castro, 2001. The mycorrhizal status of Phragmites australis in several polluted soils and sediments of an industrialised region of Northern Portugal. Mycorrhiza, 10: 241-247.
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