João Loureiro
Phone: 00351239855242
Category: Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Life Sciences, FCTUC
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Academic achievements:

2002 - Graduation in Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal

2007 - PhD in Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal

PhD Thesis: "Flow cytometric approaches to study plant genomes"

2008 - Post-Doctoral studies at the Department of Botany of the Charles University in Prague and Institute of Botany, Pruhonice, Czech Republic

Project: "Best practice for nuclear DNA content estimation in vascular plants by flow cytometry - application to studies of genome size in plant groups with adaptive radiation"


Laboratory of Plant Ecology and Evolution:

The research developed in the Laboratory of Plant Ecology and Evolution is focused in the evolution of plant traits, mainly genome traits and reproductive strategies. In particular:

1) the evolutionary dynamics of diploid-polyploid complexes (mostly using plant complexes from the Iberian Peninsula, as Jasione spp., Blackstonia spp., Gladiolus spp., Silene ciliata, Centaurium spp., entre outros), in particular in understanding the ecological consequences of genomic duplications using neopolyploids as an experimental tool;

2) the ecological impacts of hybridization in plant diversity;

3) the function and evolution of plant reproductive systems:

  • ecological and evolutionary changes in plant reproductive systems during an invasion process, mostly focused on Oxalis pes-caprae and Centaurea solstitialis;
  • function and adaptive significance of floral variation, mostly focused in heterostylous plant species and Anacyclus spp.);

4) the reproductive biology of endemic, rare and/or endangered plant species (Polygala vayredae, Salvia sclareoides);

5) the evolution of genome size and chromosome numbers in plants using phylogenetic approaches (Asteraceae, Beta spp., Plantago coronopus);

6) in the advancement of the application of flow cytometry to plant systems.

My webpages:

Plant Ecology and Ecolution Group:

Google Scholar:

ResearchGate: (with links for full text PDFs)



FLOWer database - A Plant DNA Flow Cytometry Database:

Plant Flow Cytometry Blog:

Plant Flow Cytometry Forum:

Participation in research projects:

Projects - Principal Investigator:

2011/14 - Project "Evolutionary changes to reproductive systems during the invasion process of the polyploid Oxalis pes-caprae" Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, FCT, PTDC/BIA-BIC/110824/2009. Funding: 163.349 €

2011/2013 - Project of Research Foundation of the American Rhododendron Society "Ploidy of Progeny from the lnteraction of Diploid, Triploid, and Tekaploid Rhododendrons". Funding: 5.000 €

2010/12 - Project "Biologia reprodutiva e evolução de Oxalis pes-caprae, uma espécie poliplóide invasora na região Mediterrânea" Acções Integradas Luso-Espanholas, CRUP. Funding: 4.000 €

Projects - Team Member:

2015/16 - Team member of the Project R2014/036 from Axudas para a consolidación e estruturación de unidades de investigación competitivas do SUG para o exercício 2014 do Governo Autónomo da Galiza "Alien Species Network - ASN" (PI: Rodolfo Barreira Lozano, University of Coruña, Spain). Funding: 120.000 €.

2015/16 - Team member of the Project 160914 da European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources (ECPGR Activity Grant) "Genetic diversity of Patellifolia species, GeDiPA" (PI: Lothar Frese, Institute for Breeding Research on Agricultural Crops, Alemanha).

2014/17 - Team member of the Project in I+D "Excelencia" Subprograma de generación de conocimiento 2013 CGL2013-47558-P do Ministério de Economia e Competitividade de Espanha - "Procesos ecologicos y geneticos que producen especiacion: la interaccion entre hibridacion, poliploidia y adaptacion local en plantas generalistas" (PI: Francisco Perfectti, Departamento of Genetics of the University of Granada).

2013/14 - Team member of the Project Ciência Viva "Tempo de Plantar Ciência" (PI: Prof. Dr. Paulo Trincão, Botanical Garden of the University of Coimbra).

2011/12 - Team member of the Project ISEC Programme of the European Comission "European Biosecurity Awareness Raising Network" (Eu-BAR-Net; HOME/2010/ISEC/AG/CBRN-001) (PI: Dr. Maurizio Martellini, Landau Network Centro Volta).

2011/12 - Team member of the Project QREN "Requalificação das Infra‐Estruturas de Apoio e Divulgação da Ciência no Jardim Botânico da Universidade De Coimbra".

2010/12 - Team member of the Project EDP para a Biodiversidade "Conservação de Apiáceas Endémicas De Portugal" (PI: Prof. Dr. Lígia Salgueiro, University of Coimbra).

2010/12 - Team member of the Project INCITE09 310 309 PR from Ministério da Ciência e Inovação de Espanha "Reproducción sexual y asexual como mecanismos de colonización en la especie invasora poliploide Oxalis pes-caprae" (PI: Prof. Dr. Luis Navarro, University of Vigo).

2010/13 - Team member of the Project GAČR - P506/10/0643 "Polyploid evolution in the Cape flora: insights from the key geophytic genus" (PI: Prof. Dr. Jan Suda, Universidade de Charles em Praga).

2009/12 - Team member of the project GACR - 206/09/0843 "Population processes governing the formation and establishment of polyploids: what maintains the cytotype coexistence in Gymnadenia conopsea?" (coordination by Prof. Dr. Jan Suda).

2008 - Team member of the project GACR - MSMT 0021620828 "Biodiversity of natural communities" (coordination by Prof. Dr. Zuzana Münzbergová).

Scientific achievements:

- Book chapters: 7 (4 in the last 5 years (2010-2014))
- Papers in SCI journals: 56 (30 in the last 5 years), 42 in Q1 journals

  • Impact Factor: 2.22 (average IF2); 2.43 (average IF5); 124.33 (sum IF2); 1.10 (average SJR Index)

- Papers in national journals: 5 (2 in the last 5 years)
- Publications in congress proceedings: 7 (1 in the last 5 years)
- Video publications: 1 (1 in the last 5 years)
- Oral communications - invited: 23 (9 in the last 5 years)
- Other oral communications: 30 (11 in the last 5 years)
- Poster communications: 80 (39 in the last 5 years)


Curriculum vitae - full (in Portuguese only)

  • Evolutionary changes to reproductive systems during the invasion process of the polyploid Oxalis pes-caprae (see details)
  • Biologia reprodutiva e evolução de Oxalis pes-caprae, uma espécie poliplóide invasora na região Mediterrânea (see details)
    1. Ferrero, Victoria; Barrett, Spencer C H; Castro, Silvia; Caldeirinha, Patricia; Navarro, Luis; Loureiro, Joao; Rodriguez-Echeverria, Susana (2015) Invasion genetics of the Bermuda buttercup (Oxalis pes-caprae): complex intercontinental patterns of genetic diversity, polyploidy and heterostyly characterize both native and introduced populations. Molecular Ecology. 24: 2143-55, (see details)
    2. Afonso, A; Castro, S; Loureiro, J; Mota, L; de Oliveira, JC; Torices, R (2014) THE EFFECTS OF ACHENE TYPE AND GERMINATION TIME ON PLANT PERFORMANCE IN THE HETEROCARPIC ANACYCLUS CLAVATUS (ASTERACEAE). American Journal Of Botany. 101, 5, 892-898. (see details) ISI paper
    3. Costa, J; Ferrero, V; Loureiro, J; Castro, M; Navarro, L; Castro, S (2014) Sexual reproduction of the pentaploid, short-styled Oxalis pes-caprae allows the production of viable offspring. Plant Biology. 16, 1, 208-214. (see details) ISI paper
    4. Bourne, Elizabeth C.; Mina, Diogo; Goncalves, Susana C.; Loureiro, Joao; Freitas, Helena; Muller, Ludo A. H. (2014) Large and variable genome size unrelated to serpentine adaptation but supportive of cryptic sexuality in Cenococcum geophilum. Mycorrhiza. 24, 1, 13-20. (see details) ISI paper
    5. Tavares, Ana Cristina; Loureiro, Joao; Castro, Silvia; Coutinho, Antonio P.; Paiva, Jorge; Cavaleiro, Carlos; Salgueiro, Ligia; Canhoto, Jorge M. (2014) Assessment of Daucus carota L. (Apiaceae) subspecies by chemotaxonomic and DNA content analyses. Biochemical Systematics And Ecology. 55, 222-230. (see details) ISI paper
    6. Tavares, Silvia; Ramos, Ana Paula; Pires, Ana Sofia; Azinheira, Helena G.; Caldeirinha, Patricia; Link, Tobias; Abranches, Rita; Silva, Maria do Ceu; Voegele, Ralf T.; Loureiro, Joao; Talhinhas, Pedro (2014) Genome size analyses of Pucciniales reveal the largest fungal genomes. Frontiers In Plant Science. 5, (see details) ISI paper
    7. Loureiro, J; Tavares, D; Ferreira, S; Seco, J; Valente, T; Trathan, P; Barbosa, A; Chipev, N; Xavier, JC (2014) Sex identification in Gentoo (Pygoscelis papua) and Chinstrap (Pygoscelis antarctica) penguins: Can flow cytometry be used as a reliable identification method?. Journal Of Experimental Marine Biology And Ecology. 461, 364-370. (see details) ISI paper
    8. Mesquita, N.; Portugal, A.; Pinar, G.; Loureiro, J.; Coutinho, A. P.; Trovao, J.; Nunes, I.; Botelho, M. L.; Freitas, H. (2013) Flow cytometry as a tool to assess the effects of gamma radiation on the viability, growth and metabolic activity of fungal spores. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation. 84, 250-257. (see details) ISI paper
    9. Ferrero, Victoria; Castro, Silvia; Costa, Joana; Acuna, Paola; Navarro, Luis; Loureiro, Joao (2013) Effect of invader removal: pollinators stay but some native plants miss their new friend. Biological Invasions. 15, 10, 2347-2358. (see details) ISI paper
    10. Tavares, A. C.; Loureiro, J.; Cavaleiro, C.; Salgueiro, L.; Canhoto, J. M.; Paiva, J. (2013) Characterization and distinction of two subspecies of Eryngium duriaei J. Gay ex Boiss., an Iberian endemic Apiaceae, using flow cytometry and essential oils composition. Plant Systematics And Evolution. 299, 3, 611-618. (see details) ISI paper
    11. Currais, Lara; Loureiro, Joao; Santos, Conceicao; Canhoto, Jorge M. (2013) Ploidy stability in embryogenic cultures and regenerated plantlets of tamarillo. Plant Cell Tissue And Organ Culture. 114, 2, 149-159. (see details) ISI paper
    12. Nora, S; Castro, S; Loureiro, J; Goncalves, AC; Oliveira, H; Castro, M; Santos, C; Silveira, P (2013) Flow cytometric and karyological analyses of Calendula species from Iberian Peninsula. Plant Systematics And Evolution. 299, 5, 853-864. (see details) ISI paper
    13. Castro, Silvia; Ferrero, Victoria; Costa, Joana; Sousa, Ana Joao; Castro, Mariana; Navarro, Luis; Loureiro, Joao (2013) Reproductive strategy of the invasive Oxalis pes-caprae: distribution patterns of floral morphs, ploidy levels and sexual reproduction. Biological Invasions. 15, 8, 1863-1875. (see details) ISI paper
    14. Castro, S; Romeiras, MM; Castro, M; Duarte, MC; Loureiro, J (2013) Hidden diversity in wild Beta taxa from Portugal: Insights from genome size and ploidy level estimations using flow cytometry. Plant Science. 207, 72-78. (see details) ISI paper
    15. Loureiro, Joao; Castro, Mariana; de Oliveira, Jose Cerca; Mota, Lucie; Torices, Ruben (2013) Genome size variation and polyploidy incidence in the alpine flora from Spain. Anales Del Jardin Botanico De Madrid. 70, 1, 39-47. (see details) ISI paper
    16. Castro, Silvia; Loureiro, Joao; Ferrero, Victoria; Silveira, Paulo; Navarro, Luis (2013) So many visitors and so few pollinators: variation in insect frequency and effectiveness governs the reproductive success of an endemic milkwort. Plant Ecology. 214, 10, 1233-1245. (see details) ISI paper
    17. Vega, Yesenia; Marques, Isabel; Castro, Silvia; Loureiro, Joao (2013) Outcomes of Extensive Hybridization and Introgression in Epidendrum (Orchidaceae): Can We Rely on Species Boundaries?. Plos One. 8, 11, e80662 (see details) ISI paper
    18. Castro, S; Loureiro, J; Prochazka, T; Munzbergova, Z (2012) Cytotype distribution at a diploidhexaploid contact zone in Aster amellus (Asteraceae). Annals Of Botany. 110, 5, 1047-1055. (see details) ISI paper
    19. Castro, Mariana; Castro, Silvia; Loureiro, Joao (2012) Genome size variation and incidence of polyploidy in Scrophulariaceae sensu lato from the Iberian Peninsula. Aob Plants. pls037, first published online October 22, 2012, (see details) ISI paper
      Link: doi:10.1093/aobpla/pls037
    20. Kolar, F; Lucanova, M; Tesitel, J; Loureiro, J; Suda, J (2012) Glycerol-treated nuclear suspensions-an efficient preservation method for flow cytometric analysis of plant samples. Chromosome Research. 20, 2, 303-315. (see details) ISI paper
    21. Loureiro J., Castro M., Monteiro de Oliveira J., Antunes P., Canhoto J., Castro S. (2012) Aplicações da citometria de fluxo em horticultura. Revista Da Associação Portuguesa De Horticultura . 108, 25-28 (see details)
    22. Castro, Silvia; Muenzbergova, Zuzana; Raabova, Jana; Loureiro, Joao (2011) Breeding barriers at a diploid-hexaploid contact zone in Aster amellus. Evolutionary Ecology. 25, 4, 795-814. (see details) ISI paper
      Link: DOI:10.1007/s10682-010-9439-5
    23. Pinto, Gloria; Silva, Sonia; Loureiro, Joao; Costa, Armando; Dias, Maria Celeste; Araujo, Clara; Neves, Lucinda; Santos, Conceicao (2011) Acclimatization of secondary somatic embryos derived plants of Eucalyptus globulus Labill.: an ultrastructural approach. Trees-structure And Function. 25, 3, 383-392. (see details) ISI paper
    24. Almeida, T; Ferreira, BJML; Loureiro, J; Correia, RN; Santos, C (2011) Preliminary evaluation of the in vitro cytotoxicity of PMMA-co-EHA bone cement. Materials Science & Engineering C-materials For Biological Applications. 31, 3, 658-662. (see details) ISI paper
    25. Ribeiro, T; Loureiro, J; Santos, C; Morais-Cecilio, L (2011) Evolution of rDNA FISH patterns in the Fagaceae. Tree Genetics & Genomes. 7, 6, 1113-1122. (see details) ISI paper
    26. Obidiegwu, J.; Rodriguez, E.; Ene-Obong, E.; Loureiro, J.; Muoneke, C.; Santos, C.; Kolesnikova-Allen, M.; Asiedu, R. (2010) Ploidy levels of Dioscorea alata L. germplasm determined by flow cytometry. Genetic Resources And Crop Evolution. 57, 3, 351-356. (see details) ISI paper
    27. Castro, Silvia; Ferrero, Victoria; Loureiro, Joao; Espadaler, Xavier; Silveira, Paulo; Navarro, Luis (2010) Dispersal mechanisms of the narrow endemic Polygala vayredae: dispersal syndromes and spatio-temporal variations in ant dispersal assemblages. Plant Ecology. 207, 2, 359-372. (see details) ISI paper
      Link: DOI 10.1007/s11258-009-9679-z
    28. Loureiro, Joao; Travnicek, Pavel; Rauchova, Jan; Urfus, Tomas; Vit, Petr; Stech, Milan; Castro, Silvia; Suda, Jan (2010) The use of flow cytometry in the biosystematics, ecology and population biology of homoploid plants. Preslia. 82, 1, 3-21. (see details) ISI paper
    29. Kopecky, D.; Havrankova, M.; Loureiro, J.; Castro, S.; Lukaszewski, A. J.; Bartos, J.; Kopecka, J.; Dolezel, J. (2010) Physical Distribution of Homoeologous Recombination in Individual Chromosomes of Festuca pratensis in Lolium multiflorum. Cytogenetic And Genome Research. 129, 1-3, 162-172. (see details) ISI paper
    30. Brito, G; Lopes, T; Loureiro, J; Rodriguez, E; Santos, C (2010) Assessment of genetic stability of two micropropagated wild olive species using flow cytometry and microsatellite markers. Trees-structure And Function. 24, 4, 723-732. (see details) ISI paper
    31. Monteiro, MS; Rodriguez, E; Loureiro, J; Mann, RM; Soares, AMVM; Santos, C (2010) Flow cytometric assessment of Cd genotoxicity in three plants with different metal accumulation and detoxification capacities. Ecotoxicology And Environmental Safety. 73, 6, 1231-1237. (see details) ISI paper
    32. Greilhuber J., Dolezel J., Leitch I., Loureiro J., Suda J. (2010) Genome size. Journal Of Botany. Vol. 2010, Article ID 946138, 4 (see details)
    33. Lopes, T; Capelo, A; Brito, G; Loureiro, J; Santos, C (2009) Genetic variability analyses of the somatic embryogenesis induction process in Olea spp. using nuclear microsatellites. Trees-structure And Function. 23, 1, 29-36. (see details) ISI paper
    34. Obidiegwu, J; Loureiro, J; Ene-Obong, E; Rodriguez, E; Kolesnikova-Allen, M; Santos, C; Muoneke, C; Asiedu, R (2009) Ploidy level studies on the Dioscorea cayenensis/Dioscorea rotundata complex core set. Euphytica. 169, 3, 319-326. (see details) ISI paper
    35. Marum, L; Loureiro, J; Rodriguez, E; Santos, C; Oliveira, MM; Miguel, C (2009) Flow cytometric and morphological analyses of Pinus pinaster somatic embryogenesis. Journal Of Biotechnology. 143, 4, 288-295. (see details) ISI paper
    36. Obidiegwu, JE; Rodriguez, E; Ene-obong, EE; Loureiro, J; Muoneke, CO; Santos, C; Kolesnikova-Allen, M; Asiedu, R (2009) Estimation of the nuclear DNA content in some representative of genus Dioscorea. Scientific Research And Essays. 4, 5, 448-452. (see details) ISI paper
    37. Loureiro J. (2009) Aplicación de la citometría de flujo en el estudio del genoma vegetal. Ecosistemas. 18, 103-108 (see details)
    38. Suda, J; Loureiro, J; Travnicek, P; Rauchova, J; Vit, P; Urfus, T; Kubesova, M; Dreyer, LL; Oberlander, KC; Wester, P; Roets, F (2009) Flow cytometry and its applications in plant population biology, ecology and biosystematics: New prospects for the Cape flora. South African Journal Of Botany. 75, 2, 389-389. (see details) ISI paper
    39. Brito, G; Loureiro, J; Lopes, T; Rodriguez, E; Santos, C (2008) Genetic characterisation of olive trees from Madeira Archipelago using flow cytometry and microsatellite markers. Genetic Resources And Crop Evolution. 55, 5, 657-664. (see details) ISI paper
    40. Loureiro, J; Dolezel, J; Greilhuber, J; Santos, C; Suda, J (2008) Plant flow cytometry - Far beyond the stone age. Cytometry Part A. 73A, 7, 579-580. (see details) ISI paper
    41. Loureiro, J; Kopecky, D; Castro, S; Santos, C; Silveira, P (2007) Flow cytometric and cytogenetic analyses of Iberian Peninsula Festuca spp. Plant Systematics And Evolution. 269, 1-2, 89-105. (see details) ISI paper
    42. Castro, S; Loureiro, J; Rodriguez, E; Silveira, P; Navarro, L; Santos, C (2007) Evaluation of polysomaty and estimation of genome size in Polygala vayredae and P-calcarea using flow cytometry. Plant Science. 172, 6, 1131-1137. (see details) ISI paper
    43. Castro, S; Loureiro, J; Santos, C; Ater, M; Ayensa, G; Navarro, L (2007) Distribution of flower morphs, ploidy level and sexual reproduction of the invasive weed Oxalis pes-caprae in the western area of the Mediterranean region. Annals Of Botany. 99, 3, 507-517. (see details) ISI paper
    44. Loureiro, J; Capelo, A; Brito, G; Rodriguez, E; Silva, S; Pinto, G; Santos, C (2007) Micropropagation of Juniperus phoenicea from adult plant explants and analysis of ploidy stability using flow cytometry. Biologia Plantarum. 51, 1, 7-14. (see details) ISI paper
    45. Loureiro, J; Rodriguez, E; Costa, A; Santos, C (2007) Nuclear DNA content estimations in wild olive (Olea europaea L. ssp europaea var. sylvestris Brot.) and Portuguese cultivars of O-europaea using flow cytometry. Genetic Resources And Crop Evolution. 54, 1, 21-25. (see details) ISI paper
    46. Loureiro, J; Rodriguez, E; Gomes, A; Santos, C (2007) Genome size estimations on Ulmus minor Mill., Ulmus glabra Huds., and Celtis australis L. using flow cytometry. Plant Biology. 9, 4, 541-544. (see details) ISI paper
    47. Loureiro, J; Rodriguez, E; Dolezel, J; Santos, C (2007) Two new nuclear isolation buffers for plant DNA flow cytometry: A test with 37 species. Annals Of Botany. 100, 4, 875-888. (see details) ISI paper
    48. Leal, F; Loureiro, J; Rodriguez, E; Pais, MS; Santos, C; Pinto-Carnide, O (2006) Nuclear DNA content of Vitis vinifera cultivars and ploidy level analyses of somatic embryo-derived plants obtained from anther culture. Plant Cell Reports. 25, 9, 978-985. (see details) ISI paper
    49. Loureiro, J; Rodriguez, E; Dolezel, J; Santos, C (2006) Comparison of four nuclear isolation buffers for plant DNA flow cytometry. Annals Of Botany. 98, 3, 679-689. (see details) ISI paper
    50. Lopes, T; Pinto, G; Loureiro, J; Costa, A; Santos, C (2006) Determination of genetic stability in long-term somatic embryogenic cultures and derived plantlets of cork oak using microsatellite markers. Tree Physiology. 26, 9, 1145-1152. (see details) ISI paper
    51. Loureiro, J; Rodriguez, E; Dolezel, J; Santos, C (2006) Flow cytometric and microscopic analysis of the effect of tannic acid on plant nuclei and estimation of DNA content. Annals Of Botany. 98, 3, 515-527. (see details) ISI paper
    52. Kopecky, D; Loureiro, J; Zwierzykowski, Z; Ghesquiere, M; Dolezel, J (2006) Genome constitution and evolution in Lolium x Festuca hybrid cultivars (Festulolium). Theoretical And Applied Genetics. 113, 4, 731-742. (see details) ISI paper
    53. Oliveira, H; Loureiro, J; Filipe, L; Santos, C; Ramalho-Santos, J; Sousa, M; Pereira, MD (2006) Flow cytometry evaluation of lead and cadmium effects on mouse spermatogenesis. Reproductive Toxicology. 22, 3, 529-535. (see details) ISI paper
    54. Loureiro, J; Pinto, G; Lopes, T; Dolezel, J; Santos, C (2005) Assessment of ploidy stability of the somatic embryogenesis process in Quercus suber L. using flow cytometry. Planta. 221, 6, 815-822. (see details) ISI paper
    55. Oliveira, H; Filipe, L; Loureiro, J; Santos, C; Pereira, ML (2005) Evaluation of cadmium chloride effects on mouse spermatogenesis by flow cytometry. Toxicology Letters. 158, S156-S156. (see details) ISI paper
    56. Loureiro J., Santos C. (2004) Aplicação da citometria de fluxo ao estudo do genoma vegetal. Boletim De Biotecnologia. 77, 18-29 (see details)
    57. Pinto, G; Loureiro, J; Lopes, T; Santos, C (2004) Analysis of the genetic stability of Eucalyptus globulus Labill. somatic embryos by flow cytometry. Theoretical And Applied Genetics. 109, 3, 580-587. (see details) ISI paper
    58. Conde, P; Loureiro, J; Santos, C (2004) Somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration from leaves of Ulmus minor Mill. Plant Cell Reports. 22, 9, 632-639. (see details) ISI paper
    59. Santos, CV; Falcao, IP; Pinto, GC; Oliveira, H; Loureiro, J (2002) Nutrient responses and glutamate and proline metabolism in sunflower plants and calli under Na2SO4 stress. Journal Of Plant Nutrition And Soil Science-zeitschrift Fur Pflanzenernahrung Und Bodenkunde. 165, 3, 366-372. (see details) ISI paper
    1. Perkins S., Perkins J., Monteiro de Oliveira J., Castro M., Castro S., Loureiro J. (2013) Untersuchung des Ploidiegrades elepidoter Rhododendron-Hybriden (Understanding the ploidy levels of hybrid elepidote rhododendrons). In: Rhododendron und Immergrüne . Deutsche Rhododendron-Gesellschaft e.V. . 15, 21-42. (see details)
    2. Perkins S., Perkins J., Monteiro de Oliveira J., Castro M., Castro S., Loureiro J. (2012) Weighing in: Discovering the ploidy of hybrid elepidote rhododendrons. In: Rhododendrons, Camellias and Magnolias. London. Royal Horticultural Society. (see details)
    3. Pinto G., Loureiro J., Costa A., Fernandes P., Santos C. (2011) New plants for Cork Oak Landscapes: Micropropagation and Genetic Stability Studies. In: Plant Tissue Culture And Applied Plant Biotechnology. New Delhi. I.K. International. 8179103633. (see details)
    4. Pinto G., Park Y.S., Loureiro J., Neves L., Santos C. (2010) Somatic embryogenesis in Eucalyptus – an update to 2008. In: Applications of Plant Biotechnology: In vitro Propagation, Plant Transformations and Secondary Metabolite Production. New Delhi. I.K. International. 9380026935. (see details)
    5. Loureiro J., Greilhuber J., Loureiro J., Greilhuber J., Suda J., Doležel J., Santos C.V. , Temsch E., Suda J., Temsch E., Loureiro J. , Loureiro J., Dolezel J., Santos C. (2007) FLOWER – Plant DNA flow cytometry database. In: Flow cytometry with plant cells – Analysis of Genes, Chromosomes and Genomes. Weinheim. WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. 3-527-31487-3. (see details)
    6. Loureiro J., Greilhuber J., Loureiro J., Greilhuber J., Suda J., Doležel J., Santos C.V. , Temsch E., Suda J., Temsch E., Loureiro J. , Loureiro J., Dolezel J., Santos C. (2007) Nuclear DNA content measurement. In: Flow cytometry with plant cells – Analysis of Genes, Chromosomes and Genomes. Weinheim. WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. 3-527-31487-3. (see details)
    7. Santos C., Santos C.V., Loureiro J., Loureiro J., Lopes T., Tina L., Pinto G., Pinto G. (2007) Genetic fidelity analyses of in vitro propagated cork oak (Quercus suber L.). In: Protocols for micropropagation of woody trees and fruits. Dordrecht. Springer. 978-1-4020-6351-0. (see details)
    1. Loureiro J. (2007) Flow cytometric approaches to study plant genomes. Aveiro. Department of Biology - University of Aveiro. (see details)
    1. Bourne E.C., Mina D., Gonçalves S.C., Loureiro J., Freitas H., Muller L.H.A. (2012) Do you want that supersize?. (see details)
    2. Castro S., Castro S., Loureiro J., Loureiro J., Sousa A.J., Sousa A.J., Rodriguez E., Rodriguez E., Santos C., Santos C., Ayensa G., Ayensa G., Navarro L., Navarro L. (2009) Sexual reproduction of the invasive polyploid Oxalis pes-caprae in the Mediterranean region. (see details)
    3. Castro S., Trávnicek P., Rauchová J., Loureiro J., Kubátová B., Curn V., Suda J., Jersáková J. (2009) What maintains the cytotype coexistence in Gymnadenia conopsea? Insights on breeding barriers. (see details)
    4. Castro S., Raabová J., Loureiro J., Fehrer J., Munzbergová Z. (2009) Origin, distribution and co-existence of cytotypes in the polyploid Aster amellus complex. (see details)
    5. Nora S., Rodriguez E., Castro S., Loureiro J., Santos C., Silveira P. (2009) Cariosistemática do género Calendula L. (Asteraceae) na Península Ibérica. (see details)
    6. Rauchova J., Trávnicek P., Urfus T., Vit P., Loureiro J., Dreyer L.L., Oberlander K.C., Suda J. (2009) Polyploid evolution in the key geophytic genus of the Cape flora. (see details)
    1. Navarro L., Ferrero V., Castro S., Loureiro J., Sánchez J.M., Sampedro S., Arós I.R. (2014) Causas e consequências das invasões biológicas: O caso de estudo da Azeda (Oxalis pes-caprae). (see details)