Microbiologia do Solo

Isabel Videira e Castro (IP)

Investigador Auxiliar
Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, I.P. (INIAV, IP), Unidade Estratégica de Investigação e Serviços de Sistemas Agrários, Florestais e Sanidade Vegetal, Oeiras, Portugal

0000-0002-9847-863X

isabel.castro@iniav.pt

TELÉFONO

+35-910-679-189 ext. 79189 / 910-679-140 ext. 79140 (lab 278)

Outros membros do grupo

Paula Fareleira

Investigador Auxiliar

Ricardo Morgado Soares

Técnico Superior

Pablo Pereira

Investigador Auxiliar

Adélia Varela

Técnico Superior – PhD

Linhas de investigação

  • Fixação biológica de azoto (simbiose Rhizobium-leguminosas)
  • Filogenia e diversidade de estirpes de rizóbio
  • Desenvolvimento de biofertilizantes (bioinoculantes) para leguminosas e gramíneas
  • Bacterias promotoras do crescimento de plantas
  • Indicadores microbiologicos de sustentabilidade do solo

Publicações representativas

  • Maquia IS, Fareleira P, Videira e Castro I, Brito DRA, Soares R, Chaúque A, Ferreira-Pinto MM, Lumini E, Berruti A, Ribeiro NS, Marques I, Ribeiro-Barros AI (2020) Mining the microbiome of key species from African savanna woodlands: Potential for soil health improvement and plant growth promotion. Microorganisms 8: 9 (doi: 10.3390/ microorganisms8091291).
  • Soares R, Trejo J, Lorite MJ, Figueira E, Sanjuán J, Videira e Castro I (2020) Diversity, phylogeny and plant growth promotion traits of nodule associated bacteria isolated from Lotus parviflorus. Microorganisms 8: 499 (doi: 10.3390/microorganisms8040499).
  • Castro IV, Silva M, Colavolpe B, Machado H (2019) The potential of nitrogen-fixing bacteria in the sustainability of agro-forestry ecosystems. In: Microbial Probiotics for Agricultural Systems. Advances in Agronomic Use, chapter 5, pp 71-82. (D Zúñiga, E Ormeño, F González-Andrés, eds). Springer.
  • Lorite, MJ, Estrella MJ, Escaray FJ, Sannazzaro A, Castro IV, Monza J, Sanjuán J, León-Barrios M (2018) The rhizobia-Lotus symbioses: deeply specific and widely diverse. Front Microbiol 9: 2055 (doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02055).
  • Castanheira N, Dourado AC, Pais I, Semedo J, Scotti-Campos P, Borges N, Carvalho G, Barreto Crespo MT, Fareleira, P (2017) Colonization and beneficial effects on annual ryegrass by mixed inoculation with plant growth promoting bacteria. Microbiol Res 198: 47-55.
  • Castanheira N, Dourado AC, Kruz S, Alves PI, Delgado-Rodríguez AI, Pais I, Semedo J, Scotti-Campos P, Sánchez C, Borges N, Carvalho G, Barreto Crespo MT, Fareleira P (2016) Plant growth promoting Burkholderia species isolated from annual ryegrass in Portuguese soils. J Appl Microbiol 120: 724-39.
  • Castro IV, Fareleira P, Ferreira E (2016) Nitrogen fixing symbioses in a sustainable agriculture. In: Plant, Soil and Microbes – Interactions and Implications in Crop Science, pp. 55-91 (KR Hakeem, MS Akhtar, SNA Abdullah, eds). Springer.
  • Soares R, Arcos E, Ferreira E, Videira e Castro I (2016) Microbial inoculants with autochthonous bacteria for biodiverse legume pastures in Portuguese agro-forestry ecosystems. In: Biological Nitrogen Fixation and Beneficial Plant-Microbe Interactions (F González-Andrés, EK James, eds), pp 171–182. Springer.
  • Soares R, Trejo J, Veloso MM, Castro IV (2016) Biological nitrogen fixation by Phaseolus vulgaris. Revista Ciências Agrárias 39: 526-537.
  • Carranca C, Castro, IV, Figueiredo N, Redondo R, Rodrigues ARF., Saraiva I, Maricato R, Madeira MAV (2015) Influence of tree canopy on N2 fixation by pasture legumes and soil rhizobial abundance in Mediterranean oak woodlands. Sci Total Environ 506-507: 86-94.
  • Duro N, Batista-Santos P, Costa M, Maia R, Castro IV, Ramos M, Ramalho JC, Pawlowski K, Máguas C, Ribeiro-Barros A (2015) The impact of salinity on the symbiosis between Casuarina glauca ex Spreng. and N2-fixing Frankia bacteria based on the analysis of nitrogen and carbon metabolism. Plant Soil 398: 327-337.
  • Castanheira N, Dourado AC, Alves PI, Cortés-Pallero AM, Delgado-Rodríguez AI, Prazeres A, Borges N, Sánchez C, Barreto Crespo MT, Fareleira P (2014) Annual ryegrass-associated bacteria with potential for plant growth promotion. Microbiol Res 169: 768-779.

Projetos

  • Videira e Castro I (IP) (2016-2021) Montado and climate: a need to adapt. LIFE15 CCA/PT/000043.
  • Videira e Castro I (IP) (2016-2019) Pasture production improvement in the acid soils of the “Montado”ecosystem: chemical and biological approach. ALT20-03-0145-FEDER-000039. Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional (FEDER).
  • Videira e Castro I (IP) (2015-2019) Uso racional de la biodiversidad de microorganismos benéficos para la sostenibilidad de cultivos agrícolas de importancia regional en Iberoamérica – “AgroMicroBios”. Programa Iberamericano de Ciencia y Tecnologia para el Desarrollo.
  • Videira e Castro I (IP) (2014-2017) Development of novel microbial inoculants for pastures in agro-silvo-pastoral systems. “NOVINOC” – PRODER 54971.
  • Videira e Castro I (IP) (2010-2013) Nitrogen-fixing biofertilizers for gramineous crops. PTDC/AGR-AAM/100577/2008. FCT, Portugal.

Metodologias destacadas

  • Isolamento, identificação e caraterização de bactérias associadas a plantas (leguminosas e não-leguminosas)
  • Filogenia molecular
  • Atividades enzimáticas in vitro
  • Ensaios de inoculação de plantas e avaliação de padrões de colonização
  • Avaliação in vitro e in vivo de atividades promotoras do crescimento de plantas

Colaboraciones con otros grupos nacionales e internacionales

  • Cristina Cruz (Faculdade de Ciências de Lisboa (FCUL), Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Etelvina Figueira (Universidade de Aveiro, Potugal)
  • Oscar Ruiz (Instituto Tecnológico de Chascómus, (INTECH) Chascomus, Argentina)
  • Ana Ribeiro (Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA), Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Juan Sanjuán (Estación Experimental del Zaidín, CSIC, Granada, Espanha)