2021  Carlos R. Figueroa, Cai-Zhong Jiang, Carolina A. Torres, Ana M. Fortes, and Noam Alkan. Editorial: Regulation of Fruit Ripening and Senescence. Front Plant Sci. 2021; 12: 711458.

2021  Diana Pimentel, Rute Amaro, Alexander Erban, Nuria Mauri, Flávio Soares, Cecília Rego, José M. Martínez-Zapater, Axel Mithöfer, Joachim Kopka, and, Ana Margarida Fortes. Transcriptional, hormonal, and metabolic changes in susceptible grape berries under powdery mildew infection. Journal of Experimental Botany. Editor’s Choice article of the latest regular issue.
SEB September Newsletter, Society for Experimental Biology.

2021  Richard Breia, Artur Conde, Hélder Badim, Ana Margarida Fortes, Hernâni Gerós, and Antonio Granell. Plant SWEETs: from sugar transport to plant-pathogen interaction and more unexpected physiological roles”. Plant Physiology. doi:10.1093/plphys/kiab127


2020  EJS Brás, AM Fortes, T Esteves, V Chu, P Fernandes, JP Conde. Microfluidic device for multiplexed detection of fungal infection biomarkers in grape cultivars. Analyst (in press).

2020  Richard Breia, Artur Conde, Carlos Conde, Ana Margarida Fortes, Antonio Granell, Hernani Geros. VvERD6l13 is a grapevine sucrose transporter highly up-regulated in response to infection by Botrytis cinerea and Erysiphe necator. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 154 (2020) 508–516.

2020  P Agudelo-Romero, AM Fortes, T Suárez, HR Lascano, L Saavedra. Evolutionary insights into FYVE and PHOX effector proteins from the moss Physcomitrella patens. Planta 251 (3), 62.

2020  D Gaspar, C Trindade, A Usié, B Meireles, AM Fortes, JB Guimarães, Fernanda Simões, Rita Lourenço Costa, António Marcos Ramos. Comparative Transcriptomic Response of Two Pinus Species to Infection with the Pine Wood Nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus. Forests 11 (2), 204.

2020  Diana Pimentel, Ana Margarida Fortes. Targeted genome editing using CRISPR-Cas9: applications in fruit quality and stress resilience. In Narendra Tuteja (Eds), Advancement in Crop Improvement Techniques. Elsevier, 199-207,

2020  R Alcázar, AM Fortes, AF Tiburcio. Editorial: Polyamines in Plant Biotechnology, Food Nutrition, and Human Health. Frontiers in Plant Science 11, 120.

2020  R Breia, A Conde, D Pimentel, C Conde, AM Fortes, A Granell, H Gerós. VvSWEET7 is a mono-and disaccharide transporter up-regulated in response to Botrytis cinerea infection in grape berries. Frontiers in Plant Science 10, 1753.


2019  Ana Margarida Fortes, Patricia Agudelo-Romero, Diana Pimentel, Noam Alkan. Transcriptional modulation of polyamine metabolism in fruit species upon abiotic and biotic stress Frontiers in Plant Science.

2019  Eduardo J.S. Brás, Ana Margarida Fortes, Virginia Chu, Pedro Fernandes, João Pedro Conde. Microfluidic Device for the Point of Need Detection of a Pathogen Infection Biomarker in Grapes. Analyst. doi: 10.1039/c9an01002e.

2019  João Coelho, Marilia Almeida-Trapp, Diana Pimentel, Flávio Soares, Pedro Reis, Cecília Rego, Axel Mithöfer, Ana Margarida Fortes. The study of hormonal metabolism of Trincadeira and Syrah cultivars indicates new roles of salicylic acid, jasmonates, ABA and IAA during grape ripening and upon infection with Botrytis cinerea. Plant Science 283:266-277.


2018  Brígida Meireles, Ana Usié, Pedro Barbosa, Ana Margarida Fortes, André Folgado, Inês Chaves, Isabel Carrasquinho, Rita Costa, Sónia Gonçalves, Rita Teixeira, António Marcos Ramos, Filomena Nóbrega. Characterization of the cork formation and production transcriptome in Quercus cerris x suber hybrids. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants.

2018  Rita Teresa Teixeira, Ana Margarida Fortes, Hua Bai, Carla Pinheiro, Helena Pereira. Transcriptional profiling of cork oak phellogenic cells isolated by laser microdissection. Planta 247(2):317-338. doi 10.1007/s00425-017-2786-5.

2018  Fortes A.M., Agudelo-Romero P. Polyamine metabolism in climacteric and non-climacteric fruit ripening. In: Ruben Alcazar, Antonio Tiburcio (Eds), Plant Polyamines: Methods and Protocols. Methods in Molecular Biology, Springer. vol. 1694, DOI 10.1007/978-1-4939-7398-9.

2018  Fortes A.M., Seguí-Simarro Jose M. Procedures for ADC immunoblotting and immunolocalization for transmission electron microscopy during organogenic nodule formation in hop. In: Ruben Alcazar, Antonio Tiburcio (Eds), Plant Polyamines: Methods and Protocols. Methods in Molecular Biology, Springer. vol. 1694, DOI 10.1007/978-1-4939-7398-9_36.


2017  Grimplet J, Diana Pimentel, Patricia Agudelo-Romero, José Miguel Martinez-Zapater, Fortes AM. The LOBs gene family in grapevine: genome-wide characterization and expression analyses during developmental processes and stress responses. Scientific reports 7(1):15968. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-16240-5.

2017  Daniel Gaspar, Cândida Trindade , Ana Usié , Brígida Meireles, Pedro Barbosa, Ana M. Fortes, Cátia Pesquita, Rita L. Costa  and António M. Ramos. Expression Profiling in Pinus pinaster in Response to Infection with the Pine Wood Nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus. Forests 8(8): 279. doi:10.3390/f8080279.

2017  Ana Margarida Fortes, Antonio Granell, Mario Pezzotti, Mondher Bouzayen. Editorial: Molecular and Metabolic Mechanisms Associated with Fleshy Fruit Quality. Frontiers in Plant Science.

2017  Quentin Gascuel, Gianfranco Diretto, Antonio J. Monforte, Ana Margarida Fortes, Antonio Granell. Use of natural diversity and biotechnology to increase the quality and nutritional content of tomato and grape. Frontiers in Plant Science 8, 652. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00652.

2017  Fortes AM, Gallusci P. Plant stress responses and phenotypic plasticity in the Epigenomics era: perspectives on the grapevine scenario, a model for perennial crop plants. Frontiers in Plant Science vol. 8, Article 82.


2016  Grimplet J., Agudelo-Romero P., Teixeira R.T., Martinez-Zapater J. M., Fortes A. M. Structural and functional analysis of the GRAS gene family in grapevine indicates a role of GRAS proteins in the control of development and stress responses. Frontiers in Plant Science vol. 7, Article 353

2016  Fortes A.M., Pais M.S. Grape (Vitis species). In: Simmonds, M.S.J., Preedy, V.R. (Eds.), Nutritional Composition of Fruit Cultivars. Academic Press, 257–286.


2015  Alkan N., Fortes A. M. Insights into molecular and metabolic events associated with fruit response to postharvest fungal pathogens. Frontiers in Plant Science 6:889.

2015  Fortes A. M., Teixeira R. T., Agudelo-Romero P. Complex interplay of hormonal signals during grape berry ripening. Molecules. Special Issue on Wine Chemistry 20, 9326-9343.

2015  Agudelo-Romero P., Erban A., Rego C., Carbonell-Bejerano P., Nascimento T., Sousa L., Martínez-Zapater J. M., Kopka J., Fortes A. M. Transcriptome and metabolome reprogramming in Vitis vinifera cv. Trincadeira berries upon infection with Botrytis cinerea. Journal of Experimental Botany 66 (7), 1769-1785.


2014  Teixeira R.T., Fortes A.M., Pinheiro C., Pereira H. Comparison of good vs bad quality cork: application of high-throughput sequencing of phellogenic tissue. Journal of Experimental Botany 65(17), 4887-905.

2014  Pereira-Leal J.B., (20 authors), Fortes A.M., (41 authors). A comprehensive assessment of the transcriptome of cork Oak (Quercus suber) through EST sequencing. BMC Genomics 15, 371.

2014  A. Figueiredo, F. Monteiro, A.M. Fortes, M.S. Pais, M. Rex, R. Töpfer, E. Zyprian. Cyclophilin: a downy mildew resistance gene candidate in grapevine. Acta Horticulturae (ISHS) 1046, 371-377.

2014  Agudelo-Romero P., Ali K., Choi Y.H., Sousa L., Verpoorte R., Tiburcio A., Fortes A. M. Perturbation of polyamine catabolism affects grape ripening of V. vinifera cv. Trincadeira. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 74, 141-155.


2013  Ali K, Iqbal M., Fortes A. M., Pais M. S., Korthout H.A.A.J., Verpoorte R., Choi Y.H. Red wines attenuate TNF α production in human histiocytic lymphoma cell line: An NMR spectroscopy and chemometrics based study. Food chemistry 141 (3), 3124–3130.

2013  Agudelo-Romero P.*, Erban A.*, Sousa L., Pais M. S., Kopka J., Fortes A. M. Search for transcriptional and metabolic markers of grape pre-ripening and ripening and insights into specific aroma development in three Portuguese cultivars. Plos One 8(4):e60422.
* igual contribuição dos autores

2013  Agudelo-Romero P., Bortolloti C., Pais M. S., Tiburcio A., Fortes A. M. Study of Polyamines during Grape Ripening Indicate an Important Role of Polyamine Catabolism. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 67, 105-119.


2012  Ali K., Maltese F., Figueiredo A., Rex M. , Fortes A.M., Zyprian E., Pais M.S., Verpoorte R, Choi Y.H. Alterations in grapevine leaf metabolism upon inoculation with Plasmopara viticola in different time-points. Plant Science 191-192, 100-7.

2012  Ali K., Iqbal M., Korthout H. , Maltese F., Fortes A.M., Pais M.S., Verpoorte R, Choi Y.H. NMR spectroscopy and chemometrics as a tool for anti-TNFα activity screening in crude extracts of grapes and other berries. Metabolomics 8(6), 1148-1161.

2012  Figueiredo A., Monteiro F., Fortes A.M., Sousa L., Rex M. , Zyprian E., Pais M.S. Cultivar-specific kinetics of gene induction during downy mildew early infection in grapevine. Functional and Integrative Genomics 12(2), 379-86.


2011  Ali, K., Maltese,F., Fortes A.M., Pais M.S., Verpoorte R., Choi Y.H. Pre-analytical method for NMR-based grape metabolic fingerprinting and chemometrics. Analytica Chimica Acta 703 (2), 179-186.

2011  Fortes A.M., Agudelo-Romero, P, Silva M.S., Ali K., Sousa L., Maltese,F., Choi Y.H., Grimplet, G., Zapater, J., Verpoorte R., Pais M.S. Transcript and metabolite analysis in Trincadeira cultivar reveals novel information regarding the dynamics of grape ripening. BMC Plant Biology 11, 149.

2011  Ali K., Maltese F., Fortes A.M., Pais M.S., Choi Y.H, Verpoorte R. Monitoring biochemical changes during grape berry development in Portuguese cultivars by NMR spectroscopy. Food chemistry 124, 1760–1769.

2011 Tuteja N, Tiburcio AF, Fortes AM, Bartels D. Plant abiotic stress. Introduction to PSB special issue. Plant Signal Behaviour 6(2), 173-174.

2011  Fortes A.M.*, Costa J.*, Santos F., Seguí-Simarro J.M., Palme K., Altabella T., Tiburcio A., Pais M.S. Arginine descarboxylase expression, polyamines biosynthesis and reactive oxygen species during organogenic nodule formation in hop. Plant Signal Behaviour 6 (2), 258 – 269. * igual contribuição dos autores