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Scientific Articles (ISI)

Alves A., Gra├ža J., Rodrigues J. (2022)

Analytical pyrolysis as a tool to assess residual lignin content and structure in Maritime Pine high-yield pulp

Forests, 13(12): 2169. . DOI:

Costa A., Cherubini P., Gra├ža J., Spiecker H., Barbosa I., M├íguas C. (2022)

Beyond width and density: stable carbon and oxygen isotopes in cork-rings provide insights of physiological responses to water stress in Quercus suber L.

PeerJ, 10: e14270. . DOI:

Costa A., Gra├ža J., Barbosa I., Spiecker H. (2022)

Effect of climate on cork-ring width and density of Quercus suber L. in Southern Portugal.

Trees, 36: 1711ÔÇô1720. . DOI:

In├ício V., Santos R., Prazeres R., Gra├ža J., Miguel C.M., Morais-Cec├şlio L. (2022)

Epigenetics at the crossroads of secondary growth regulation

Frontiers in Plant Science, 13: 970342. DOI:

Costa A., Barbosa I., Miguel C., Gra├ža J. (2021)

Variation of cork porosity along the stem in harvested cork oak (Quercus suber L.) trees

Annals of Forest Science, 78(2): 52. DOI:

In├ício V., Martins M.T., Gra├ža J., Morais-Cec├şlio L. (2018)

Cork oak young and traumatic periderms show PCD typical chromatin patterns but different chromatin-modifying genes expression

Frontiers in Plant Science, 9: 1194. DOI: https://10.3389/fpls.2018.01194

In├ício V., Barros P., Costa A., Roussado C., Gon├žalves E., Costa R., Gra├ža J., Oliveira M., Moaris-Cec├şlio L. (2017)

Differential DNA methylation patterns are related to phellogen origin and quality of Quercus suber cork

PLoS ONE, 12(1): e0169018. DOI:

Costa A., Barbosa I., Roussado C., Gra├ža J., Spiecker H. (2016)

Climate response of cork growth in the Mediterranean oak (Quercus suber L.) woodlands of southwestern Portugal

Dendrochronologia, 38: 72-81. DOI:

Fernandez V., Guzman-Delgado P., Gra├ža J., Santos S., Gil L. (2016)

Cuticle structure in relation to chemical composition: re-assessing the prevailing model

Frontiers in Plant Science, 7: 427.

Guzm├ín-Delgado P., Gra├ža J., Cabral V., Gil L., Fern├índez V. (2016)

The presence of cutan limits the interpretation of cuticular chemistry and chemistry: Ficus elastica leaf as an example

Physiologia Plantarum, 157: 205-220.

Costa A., Nunes L.C., Spiecker H., Gra├ža J. (2015)

Insights into the responsiveness of cork oak (Quercus suber L.) to Bark Harvesting

Economic Botany, 69:171-184. DOI:

Gra├ža J. (2015)

Suberin: the biopolyester at the frontier of plants

Frontiers in Chemistry, 3:62.

Gra├ža J., Cabral V., Santos S., Lamosa P., Serra O., Molinas M., Schreiber L., Kauder F., Franke R. (2015)

Partial depolymerization of genetically modified potato tuber periderm reveals intermolecular linkages in suberin polyester

Phytochemistry, 117:209-212.

Guzm├ín P., Fern├índez V., Gra├ža J., Cabral V., Kayali N. Khayet M., Gil L. (2014)

Chemical and structural analysis of Eucalyptus globulus and E. camaldulensis leaf cuticles: a lipidized cell wall region

Frontiers in Plant Science, 5: 481.

Pereira-Leal J.B., Abreu I.A., Alaba├ža C.S., Almeida M.H., Almeida P., Almeida T., Amorim M.I., Ara├║jo S., Azevedo H., Badia A., Batista D., Bohn A., Capote T., Carrasquinho I., Chaves I., Coelho A.C., Costa M.M.R., Costa R., Cravador A., Egas C., Faro C., Fortes A.M., Fortunato A.S., Gaspar M.J., Gon├žalves S., Gra├ža J., Horta M., In├ício V., Leit├úo J.M., Lino-Neto T., Marum L., Matos J., Mendon├ža D., Miguel A., Miguel C.M., Morais-Cec├şlio L., Neves I., N├│brega F., Oliveira M.M., Oliveira R., Pais M.S., Paiva J.A.P., Paulo O.S., Pinheiro M., Raimundo J.A.P., Ramalho J.C., Ribeiro A.I., Ribeiro T., Rocheta M., Rodrigues A.I., Rodrigues J., Saibo N.J.M., Santo T.E., Santos A.M., S├í-Pereira P., Sebastiana M., Sim├Áes F., Sobral R.S., Tavares R., Teixeira R., Varela C., Veloso M.M., Ricardo C.P.P. (2014)

A comprehensive assessment of the transcriptome of Cork oak (Quercus suber) through EST sequencing

BMC Genomics, 15: 371. DOI:

Santos S., Gra├ža J. (2014)

Stereochemistry of C-18 monounsaturated cork suberin acids determined by spectroscopic techniques including H-1-NMR multiplet analysis of olefinic protons

Phytochemical Analysis, 25: 192-200.

Ramos M., Rocheta M., Carvalho L., In├ício V., Gra├ža J., Morais-Cecilio L. (2013)

Expression of DNA methyltransferases is involved in Quercus suber cork quality

Tree Genetics & Genomes, 9 (6):1481-1492.

Santos S., Cabral V., Gra├ža J. (2013)

Cork suberin molecular structure: Stereochemistry of the C-18 epoxy and vic-diol omega-hydroxyacids and alpha, omega-diacids analyzed by NMR

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 61 (2): 7038-7047.

Vaz M., Cochard H., Gazarini L., Gra├ža J., Chaves M.M., Pereira J.S. (2012)

Cork oak (Quercus suber L.) seedlings acclimate to elevated CO2 and water stress: photosynthesis, growth, wood anatomy and hydraulic conductivity

Trees-Structure and Function, 26(4): 1145-1157.

Frade J., Ribeiro J., Gra├ža J., Vasconcelos T., Rodrigues J. (2010)

Chemotaxonomic application of Py-GC/MS: identification of lacquer trees

Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 89: 117-121.

Gra├ža J. (2010)

Hydroxycinnamates in suberin formation

Phytochemistry Reviews, 9: 85-91.

Gra├ža J., Lamosa P. (2010)

Linear and branched poly(omega- ydroxyacid) esters in plant cutins

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 58: 9666-9674.

Sen A., Miranda I., Santos S., Gra├ža J., Pereira H. (2010)

The chemical composition of cork and phloem in the rhytidome of Quercus cerris bark

Industrial Crops and Products, 31: 417-422.

Frade J.C., Ribeiro M.I., Gra├ža J., Rodrigues J. (2009)

Applying pyrolysis-gas chromatography/mass spectrometry to the identification of oriental lacquers: study of two lacquered shields

Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry,┬á395: 2167ÔÇô2174.

Esteves B., Gra├ža J., Pereira H. (2008)

Extractive composition and summative chemical analysis of thermally treated eucalypt wood

Holzforschung, 62 (3): 344-351.

Gra├ža J., Santos S. (2007)

Suberin: a biopolyester of plantsÔÇÖ skin

Macromolecular Bioscience, 7: 128-135.

Santos S., Schreiber L., Gra├ža J. (2007)

Cuticular waxes from ivy leaves (Hedera helix L.): analysis of high-molecular weight esters

Phytochemical Analysis, 18: 60-69.


Qualidade tecnológica do eucalipto Eucalyptus globulus

Pereira H., Miranda I., Gominho J., Tavares F., Quilh├│ T., Gra├ža J., Rodrigues J., Shatalov A., Knapic. S. (2010)

Centro de Estudos Florestais, ISA, UTL, Lisboa, p. 377. ISBN: 978-972-97874-3-0

Book Chapters

Pereira, H., Gra├ža, J., Rodrigues, J.C. (2003)

Wood chemistry in relation to quality

In: Wood quality and its biological basis. J.R. Barnett, G. Jeronimidis Eds. CRC Press, Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, Cap. 3, pp. 53-83.

Gra├ža, J. & Pereira, H. (2001)

Suberinas e cutinas: Biopoli├ęsteres das plantas

In: Qu├şmica dos pol├şmeros. J.S. Seixas de Melo, M.J. Moreno, H.D. Burrows, M.H. Gil Eds. Contribui├ž├Áes Portuguesas, Sociedade Portuguesa de Qu├şmica, Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra V (4), pp. 619-639.


RN21 – Inova├ž├úo na Fileira da Resina Natural para Refor├žo da Bioeconomia Nacional

RN21 – Inova├ž├úo na Fileira da Resina Natural para Refor├žo da Bioeconomia Nacional

Duration: 2022-2025

CEF Budget: 215,916 ÔéČ


Unveiling the role of DNA methylation in periderm and lenticel formation/Estudo do papel da metila├ž├úo na forma├ž├úo da periderme e das lenticelas

Duration: 2021-2024