Genetics, Breeding and Biochemistry of Brassica Crops



SCI Publications


  • Tortosa, M, ME Cartea, VM Rodríguez, P Velasco. (2018)
    Unraveling the metabolomic response of Brassica oleracea exposed to Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris.
    Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 98(10), 3675-3683
    DOI: 10.1002/jsfa.8876
  • Peters, K, A Worrich, A Weinhold, O Alka, G Balcke, C Birkemeyer, H Bruelheide, OW Calf, S Dietz, K Dührkop, E Gaquerel, U Heinig, M Kücklich, M Macel, C Müller, Y Poeschl, G Pohnert, C Ristok, VM Rodríguez, Christoph Ruttkies, M Schuman, R Schweiger, N Shahaf, C Steinbeck, M Tortosa, H Treutler, N Ueberschaar, P Velasco, BM Weiß, A Widdig, Steffen Neumann and NM van Dam (2018)
    Current Challenges in Plant Eco-Metabolomics.
    International Journal of Molecular Sciences 19(5), 1385.
    DOI: 10.3390/ijms19051385
  • Rodríguez, VM, G Padilla, RA Malvar, M Kallenbach, R Santiago, A Butrón (2018)
    Maize stem response to long-term attack by Sesamia nonagrioides
    Frontiers in Plant Science, 9:522
    DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2018.00522
  • Soengas, P, VM Rodríguez, P Velasco, ME Cartea (2018)
    Effect of temperature stress on antioxidant defenses in Brassica oleracea
    ACS Omega, 3(5), 5237-5243
    DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.8b00242
  • Soengas, P, ME Cartea, P Velasco, M Francisco (2018)
    Endogenous circadian rhythms in polyphenolic composition induce changes in antioxidant properties in brassica cultivars
    Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 66(24), 5984-5991
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.8b01732
  • Revilla, P, P Soengas, M Malvar (2018)
    Effects of antioxidant activity of black maize in corn borer larval survival and growth
    Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, 16(1), e1004
    DOI: 10.5424/sjar/2018161-11939
  • Moreira, X, L Abdala-Roberts, A Galmán, M Francisco, MDL Fuente, A Butrón, S Rasmann (2018)
    Assessing the influence of biogeographical region and phylogenetic history on chemical defences and herbivory in Quercus species
    Phytochemistry, 153, 64-73
    DOI: 10.1016/j.phytochem.2018.06.002
  • Soengas, P, ME Cartea, P Velasco, M Francisco (2018)
    Brassica glucosinolate rhythmicity in response to light-dark entrainment cycles is cultivar-dependent
    Plant Science 275, 28-35
    DOI: 10.1016/j.plantsci.2018.07.009
  • Moreira, X, L Abdala-Roberts, R Gols, M Francisco (2018)
    Plant domestication decreases both constitutive and induced chemical defences by direct selection against defensive traits
    Scientific Reports, 8: 12678
    DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-31041-0
  • Moreira, X, L Abdala-Roberts, JCBM y Teran, F Covelo, R de la Mata, M Francisco, B Hardwick, RM Pires, T Roslin, DS. Schigel, JPJG ten Hoopen, BGH Timmermans, LJA van Dijk, B Castagneyrol, AJM Tack (2018)
    Impacts of urbanization on insect herbivory and plant defences in oak trees
    DOI: 10.1111/oik.05497
  • Amamra S, Cartea ME, Belhaddad OE, Soengas P, Baghiani A, Kaabi I, Arrar L. (2018)
    Determination of total phenolics contents, antioxidant capacity of Thymus vulgaris extracts using electrochemical and spectrophotometric methods.
    International Journal of Electrochemical Science 13 7882-7893
    DOI: 10.20964/2018.08.57
  • Núñez-Iglesias MJ, Novio S, García G, Cartea ME, Soengas P, Velasco P, Freire-Garabal M. (2018)
    Effects of 3-butenyl isothiocyanate on phenotypically different prostate cancer cells.
    International Journal of Oncology 53(5), 2213-2223
    DOI: 10.3892/ijo.2018.4545
  • Tortosa, M, ME Cartea, VM Rodríguez, P Velasco (2018)
    ‘Omic’ profiling of B. oleracea challenged with Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris
    Acta Horticulturae 1202, 63-67
    DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1202.9
  • Madloo, P, M Lema, M Francisco, P Soengas (2018)
    Changes in glucosinolates content in Brassica oleracea modulate disease severity caused by Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris
    Acta Horticulturae 1202, 75-80
    DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1202.11
  • Obregón-Cano, S, ME Cartea, R Moreno, A de Haro Bailón (2018)
    Variation in glucosinolate and mineral content in Galician germplasm of Brassica rapa L. cultivated under Mediterranean conditions.
    Acta Horticulturae 1202, 157-163
    DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1202.23


  • Francisco, M, M Tortosa, M del Carmen Martínez-Ballesta, P Velasco, C García-Viguera, DA Moreno (2017)
    Nutritional and phytochemical value of Brassica crops from the agri-food perspective
    Annals of Applied Biology 170, 273-285
    DOI: 10.1111/aab.12318/li>
  • Johansen, TJ, JAB Molmann, GB Bengtsson, M Schreiner, P Velasco, AL Hykkerud, ME Cartea, P Lea, J Skaret, R Seljasen (2017)
    Temperature and light conditions at different latitudes affect sensory quality of broccoli florets (Brassica oleracea L. var. italica)
    Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 97, 3500-3508
    DOI: 10.1002/jsfa.8196
  • Tortosa, M, P Velasco, D Afonso, G Padilla, D Ríos, P Soengas (2017)
    Characterization of a Spanish Brassica oleracea collection by using molecular and biochemical markers
    Scientia Horticulturae 219, 344-350
    DOI: 10.1016/j.scienta.2017.03.021
  • Kerwin, R.E, J Feusier, A Muok, C Lin, B Larson, D Coperland, JA Corwin, MJ Rubin, M Francisco, B Li, B Joseph, C Wining, D Kliebenstein (2017)
    Epistasis × environment interactions among Arabidopsis thaliana glucosinolate genes impact complex traits and fitness in the field
    New Phytologist, 215, 1249-1263
    DOI: 10.1111/nph.14646
  • Santolamazza, S, P Velasco, ME Cartea (2017)
    Resistance to the cabbage root fly, Delia radicum (Diptera, Anthomyiidae), of turnip varieties (Brassica rapa subsp. rapa)
    Euphytica 213:274.
    DOI: 10.1007/s10681-017-2069-z


  • Santolamazza-Carbone, S, T Sotelo, P Velasco, ME Cartea (2016)
    Antibiotic properties of the glucosinolates of Brassica oleracea var. acephala similarly affect generalist and specialist larvae of two lepidopteran pests
    Journal of Pest Science 89(1), 195-206
    DOI: 10.1007/s10340-015-0658-y
  • Francisco, M, P Soengas, P Velasco, ME Cartea, VM Rodríguez (2016)
    Omics approach to identify factors involved in Brassica disease resistance
    Current Issues in Molecular Biology 19, 31-42
    DOI: 10.21775/9781910190357.05
  • Francisco, M, M Ali, F Ferreres, DA Moreno, P Velasco, P Soengas (2016)
    Organ-specific quantitative genetics and candidate genes of phenylpropanoid metabolism in Brassica oleracea
    Frontiers in Plant Science 6: 1240
    DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2015.01240
  • Novío, M, ME Cartea, P Soengas, M Freire-Garabal, MJ Nuñez-Iglesias (2016)
    Effects of Brassicaceae isothiocyanates on prostate cancer
    Molecules 21(5), 626
    DOI: 10.3390/molecules21050626
  • Francisco, M, B Joseph, H Calligan, B Li, J Corwin, C Lin, R Kerwin, M Burow, DJ Kliebenstein (2016)
    The defense metabolite, allyl glucosinolate, modulates Arabidopsis thaliana biomass dependent upon the endogenous glucosinolate pathway
    Frontiers in Plant Science 7: 774
    DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00774
  • Francisco, M, B Joseph, H Calligan, B Li, J Corwin, C Lin, R Kerwin, M Burow, DJ Kliebenstein (2016)
    Genome Wide Association mapping in Arabidopsis thaliana identifies novel genes involved in linking allyl glucosinolate to altered biomass and defense
    Frontiers in Plant Science 7: 1010
    DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01010
  • Sotelo, T, P Velasco, P Soengas, VM Rodríguez, ME Cartea (2016)
    Modification of leaf glucosinolate contents in Brassica oleracea by divergent selection and effect on expression of genes controlling glucosinolate pathway
    Frontiers in Plant Science 7: 1012
    DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01012
  • Francisco, M, M Tortosa, M del Carmen Martínez-Ballesta, P Velasco, C García-Viguera, DA Moreno (2016)
    Nutritional and phytochemical value of Brassica crops from the agri-food perspective
    Annals of Applied Biology 170, 273-285


  • Sotelo T, Lema M, Soengas P, Cartea ME, Velasco P (2015)
    In vitro activity of glucosinolates and their degradation products against Brassica-pathogenic bacteria and fungi
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology 81(1), 432-440
    DOI: 10.1128/AEM.03142-14
  • Rodríguez VM, Soengas P, Alonso-Villaverde V, Sotelo T, Cartea ME, Velasco P (2015)
    Effect of temperature stress on the early vegetative development of Brassica oleracea L
    BMC Plant Biology 15: 145
    DOI 10.1186/s12870-015-0535-0
  • Lema M, Cartea ME, Francisco M, Velasco P, Soengas P (2015)
    Screening for resistance to black rot in a Spanish collection of Brassica rapa
    Plant Breeding 134, 551-556
    DOI: 10.1111/pbr.12293
  • Kerwin R, Feusier J, Corwin J, Rubin M, Lin C, Muok A, Larson B, Li B, Joseph B, Francisco M, Copeland D, Weinig C, Kliebenstein DJ (2015)
    Natural genetic variation in Arabidopsis thaliana defense metabolism genes modulates field fitness
    eLife 4: e05604
    DOI: 10.7554/eLife.05604
  • Burow M, Atwell S, Francisco M, Kerwin R, Halkier BA, Kliebenstein, DJ (2015)
    The glucosinolate biosynthetic gene AOP2 mediates feed-back regulation of jasmonic acid signaling in Arabidopsis
    Molecular Plant 8(8), 1201-1212
    DOI: 10.1016/j.molp.2015.03.001
  • Fagúndez J, Cartea ME, M Lema (2015)
    New wild Brassica oleracea L. germplasm at its western distribution limit in the Iberian Peninsula
    Lazaroa 36, 51-57
    DOI: 10.5209/rev_LAZA.2015.v36.49213

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