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Aquaculture Research Group

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The mission of the Aquaculture Research Group is to promote the sustainable development of the aquaculture industry, through basic and applied research.




The mission of the Aquaculture Research Group is to promote the sustainable development of the aquaculture industry, through basic and applied research.

Key areas of research:

  • Early Nutrition: Nutrient fluxes, Biomarkers, Metabolic programming
  • Reproductive biotechnology: Cryobanking, Gamete quality, Reproduction management

The mission of the Aquaculture Research Group is to promote the sustainable development of the aquaculture industry, through basic and applied research. The development, optimization and implementation of successful farming techniques for new aquaculture species, namely sole (Solea senegalensis) have assumed a central role in research activities. Throughout the last years, the Aquagroup team has been under progression in terms of its scientific expertise, technical skills and experimental capacities. It has now assembled a range of competences that allow a multidisciplinary approach of several research themes, which have been integrated in two key areas (Early Nutrition and Reproductive Biotechnology).








Coordinator Posição
Elsa Cabrita Researcher
Maria Teresa Dinis Senior Researcher
Sofia Engrola Senior Researcher
Name Posição
Flávio Fonseca PhD Student
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Carmen Navarro Guillén's picture
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PhD Student
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Cláudia Aragão's picture
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Denise Schrama's picture
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Elsa Cabrita's picture
elvira fernandez's picture
Maria Teresa Dinis's picture
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Miguel Cabano's picture
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Pedro Miguel Leal Rodrigues's picture
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Raquel Carrilho's picture
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Rita Colen's picture
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Rita Teodósio's picture
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All Publications 
Navarro-Guillén C, Dias J, Rocha F, et al. Does a ghrelin stimulus during zebrafish embryonic stage modulate its performance on the long-term?. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology. 2019;228:1 - 8. doi:10.1016/j.cbpa.2018.10.019
Diogo P, Martins G, Quinzico I, Nogueira R, Gavaia P, Cabrita E. Electric ultrafreezer (− 150 °C) as an alternative for zebrafish sperm cryopreservation and storage. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry. 2018. doi:10.1007/s10695-018-0500-6
Canada P, Engrola S, Mira S, et al. Larval dietary protein complexity affects the regulation of muscle growth and the expression of DNA methyltransferases in Senegalese sole. Aquaculture. 2018;491:28 - 38. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2018.02.044
Navarro-Guillén C, Cerqueira M, Conceição LEC, Yúfera M, Engrola S. Daily nutrient utilization and swimming activity patterns in Senegalese sole ( Solea senegalensis ) post-larvae. Aquaculture. 2018;492:164 - 169. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2018.03.063
Navarro-Guillén C, Engrola S, Yúfera M. Daily dynamic of digestive processes in Senegalese sole ( Solea senegalensis ) larvae and post-larvae. Aquaculture. 2018;493:100 - 106. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2018.04.048
Pinto W, Engrola S, Conceição LEC. Towards an early weaning in Senegalese sole: A historical review. Aquaculture. 2018;496:1 - 9. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2018.06.077
Fuentes J, Ribeiro L, Aragão C. Bile salts regulate ion transport in the intestine of Senegalese sole. Aquaculture. 2018;495:842 - 848. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2018.06.050
Fernández I, Fernandes JMO, Roberto VP, et al. Circulating small non-coding RNAs provide new insights into vitamin K nutrition and reproductive physiology in teleost fish. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - General Subjects. 2018. doi:10.1016/j.bbagen.2018.09.017
Asturiano JF, Cabrita E, Horváth Á. Progress, challenges and perspectives on fish gamete cryopreservation: A mini-review. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2017;245:76. doi:10.1016/j.ygcen.2016.06.019
Navarro-Guillén C, Yúfera M, Engrola S. Ghrelin in Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis) post-larvae: Paracrine effects on food intake. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology. 2017;204:85 - 92. doi:10.1016/j.cbpa.2016.11.004
Riesco MF, Oliveira C, Soares F, Gavaia P, Dinis MT, Cabrita E. Solea senegalensis sperm cryopreservation: New insights on sperm quality. Prunet P, ed. PLOS ONE. 2017;12(10):e0186542. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0186542.s003
Riesco MF, Raposo C, Engrola S, et al. Improvement of the cryopreservation protocols for the dusky grouper, Epinephelus marginatus. Aquaculture. 2017;470:207 - 213. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2016.12.027
Riesco MF, Félix F, Matias D, Joaquim S, Suquet M, Cabrita E. First study in cryopreserved Crassostrea angulata sperm. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2017;245:115. doi:10.1016/j.ygcen.2016.05.003
Richard N, Colen R, Aragão C. Supplementing taurine to plant-based diets improves lipid digestive capacity and amino acid retention of Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis) juveniles. Aquaculture. 2017;468:94 - 101. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2016.09.050
Rocha RJM, Dinis MTeresa. Broodstock Systems. In: Marine Ornamental Species Aquaculture. 1st editionst ed. Marine Ornamental Species Aquaculture. John Wiley & Sons Ltd; 2017:81-99.
Robles V, Riesco MF, Pšenička M, et al. Biology of teleost primordial germ cells (PGCs) and spermatogonia: Biotechnological applications. Aquaculture. 2017;472:20. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2016.03.004
Robles V, Herráez P, Labbé C, et al. Molecular basis of spermatogenesis and sperm quality. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 2017;245:9. doi:10.1016/j.ygcen.2016.04.026
Martínez-Páramo S, Horváth Á, Labbé C, et al. Cryobanking of aquatic species. Aquaculture. 2017;472:177. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2016.05.042
Canada P, Conceição LEC, Mira S, et al. Dietary protein complexity modulates growth, protein utilisation and the expression of protein digestion-related genes in Senegalese sole larvae. Aquaculture. 2017;479:273 - 284. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2017.05.028
da Costa DVicente, Dias J, Colen R, Rosa PVieira, Engrola S. Partition and metabolic fate of dietary glycerol in muscles and liver of juvenile tilapia. Archives of Animal Nutrition. 2017;71(2):165 - 174. doi:10.1080/1745039X.2017.1281579
Navarro-Guillén C, Yúfera M, Engrola S. Daily feeding and protein metabolism rhythms in Senegalese sole post-larvae. Biology Open. 2017;6(1):77 - 82. doi:10.1242/bio.021642
Canada P, Engrola S, Richard N, et al. Dietary indispensable amino acids profile affects protein utilization and growth of Senegalese sole larvae. Fish Physiol Biochem. 2016. doi:10.1007/s10695-016-0235-1
Richard N, Silva TS, Wulff T, et al. Nutritional mitigation of winter thermal stress in gilthead seabream: Associated metabolic pathways and potential indicators of nutritional state. Journal of Proteomics. 2016;142:1 - 14. doi:10.1016/j.jprot.2016.04.037
Garcia R, Streit DP, Cabrita E, Godoy LC. Semen Cryopreservation in Brazilian freshwater fish: advances and main challenges. . In: Cryobiology. Vol. 1. 1st ed. Cryobiology. InTech; 2016.
Canada P, Engrola S, Mira S, et al. The supplementation of a microdiet with crystalline indispensable amino-acids affects muscle growth and the expression pattern of related genes in Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis) larvae. Aquaculture. 2016;458:158 - 169. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2016.03.010
Barata M, Soares F, Aragão C, Almeida ACatarina, Pousão-Ferreira P, Ribeiro L. Efficiency of 2-phenoxyethanol and clove oil for reducing handling stress in reared meagre, Argyrosomus regius (Pisces: Sciaenidae). Journal of the World Aquaculture Society. 2016;47(1):82 - 92. doi:10.1111/jwas.2016.47.issue-110.1111/jwas.12245
Morais S, Aragão C, Cabrita E, et al. New developments and biological insights into the farming of Solea senegalensis reinforcing its aquaculture potential. Reviews in Aquaculture. 2016;8(3):227 - 263. doi:10.1111/raq.2016.8.issue-310.1111/raq.12091
Pinto W, Engrola S, Santos A, Bandarra NM, Dias J, Conceição LEC. Can Senegalese sole post-larvae effectively grow on low dietary DHA and lipid levels during weaning?. Aquaculture. 2016;463:234 - 240. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2016.05.027
Rocha F, Dias J, Geurden I, Dinis MTeresa, Panserat S, Engrola S. Dietary glucose stimulus at larval stage modifies the carbohydrate metabolic pathway in gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) juveniles: An in vivo approach using (14)C-starch. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2016;201:189-99. doi:10.1016/j.cbpa.2016.07.016
Schrama D, Richard N, Silva TS, et al. Enhanced dietary formulation to mitigate winter thermal stress in gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata): a 2D-DIGE plasma proteome study. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry. 2016. doi:10.1007/s10695-016-0315-2
Rocha F, Dias J, Geurden I, Dinis MTeresa, Panserat S, Engrola S. High-glucose feeding of gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) larvae: Effects on molecular and metabolic pathways. Aquaculture. 2016;451:241 - 253. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2015.09.015
Ribeiro ARamalho, Gonçalves A, Bandarra N, et al. Natural fortification of trout with dietary macroalgae and selenised-yeast increases the nutritional contribution in iodine and selenium. Food Research International. 2016. doi:10.1016/j.foodres.2016.10.030
Castanheira MFilipa, Cerqueira M, Millot S, et al. Are personality traits consistent in fish?—The influence of social context. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 2016;178:96 - 101. doi:10.1016/j.applanim.2016.02.004
Yúfera M, Nguyen MV, Engrola S, et al. Cobia exhibits a permanent gastric acidity as digestion strategy. 2016.
Richard N, Engrola S, Palma PS, Simes DC, Conceição LEC. Assessment of protein digestive capacity and metabolic utilisation during ontogeny of Senegalese sole larvae: A tracer study using in vivo produced radiolabelled polypeptide fractions. Aquaculture. 2015;441:35 - 44. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2015.02.003
Beirão J, Soares F, Pousão-Ferreira P, et al. The effect of enriched diets on Solea senegalensis sperm quality. Aquaculture. 2015;435:187 - 194. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2014.09.025
Rocha F, Dias J, Engrola S, et al. Glucose metabolism and gene expression in juvenile zebrafish (Danio rerio) challenged with a high carbohydrate diet: effects of an acute glucose stimulus during late embryonic life. British Journal of Nutrition. 2015;113(03):403 - 413. doi:10.1017/S0007114514003869
Azeredo R, Pérez-Sánchez J, Sitjà-Bobadilla A, et al. European Sea Bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) Immune Status and Disease Resistance Are Impaired by Arginine Dietary Supplementation. PLoS One. 2015;10(10):e0139967. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0139967
Aragão C, Colen R, Ferreira S, Pinto W, Conceição LEC, Dias J. Microencapsulation of taurine in Senegalese sole diets improves its metabolic availability. Aquaculture. 2014;431:53 - 58. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2014.04.041
Pacchiarini T, Olague E, Sarasquete C, Cabrita E. Busulfan administration produces sublethal effects on somatic tissues and inhibits gametogenesis in Senegalese sole juveniles. . Histology and Histopathology. 2014;29:628.
Pacchiarini T, Sarasquete C, Cabrita E. Development of interspecies testicular germ-cell transplantation in flatfish. Reproduction, Fertility and Development. 2014;26(5):690. doi:10.1071/RD13103
Rocha F, Dias J, Engrola S, et al. Glucose overload in yolk has little effect on the long-term modulation of carbohydrate metabolic genes in zebrafish (Danio rerio). J Exp Biol. 2014;217(Pt 7):1139-49. doi:10.1242/jeb.095463
Campos C, Sundaram AYM, Valente LMP, Conceição LEC, Engrola S, Fernandes JMO. Thermal plasticity of the miRNA transcriptome during Senegalese sole development. BMC Genomics. 2014;15:525. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-525
Campos C, Valente LMP, Conceição LEC, Engrola S, Fernandes JMO. Molecular regulation of muscle development and growth in Senegalese sole larvae exposed to temperature fluctuations. Aquaculture. 2014;432:418 - 425. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2014.04.035
Navarro-Guillén C, Engrola S, Castanheira F, et al. Effect of varying dietary levels of LC-PUFA and vegetable oil sources on performance and fatty acids of Senegalese sole post larvae: Puzzling results suggest complete biosynthesis pathway from C18 PUFA to DHA. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 2014;167:51 - 58. doi:10.1016/j.cbpb.2013.10.001
Cabrita E, Martínez-Páramo S, Gavaia P, et al. Factors enhancing fish sperm quality and emerging tools for sperm analysis. Aquaculture. 2014;432:389 - 401. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2014.04.034
Guerra SM, Valcarce DG, Cabrita E, Robles V. Analysis of transcripts in gilthead seabream sperm and zebrafish testicular cells: mRNA profile as a predictor of gamete quality. Aquaculture. 2013;406-407:28 - 33. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2013.04.032
Pacchiarini T, Cross I, Leite RB, et al. Solea senegalensis vasa transcripts: molecular characterisation, tissue distribution and developmental expression profiles. Reprod Fertil Dev. 2013;25(4):646-60. doi:10.1071/RD11240
Melo J, Schrama D, Andrew PW, M. Faleiro L. Proteomic Analysis Shows That Individual Listeria monocytogenes Strains Use Different Strategies in Response to Gastric Stress. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. 2013;10(2):107 - 119. doi:10.1089/fpd.2012.1297
Matos E, Silva TS, Wulff T, et al. Influence of supplemental maslinic acid (olive-derived triterpene) on the post-mortem muscle properties and quality traits of gilthead seabream. Aquaculture. 2013;396-399:146 - 155. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2013.02.044
Villamizar N, Blanco-Vives B, Oliveira CCV, et al. Circadian Rhythms of Embryonic Development and Hatching in Fish: A Comparative Study of Zebrafish (Diurnal), Senegalese Sole (Nocturnal), and Somalian Cavefish (Blind). Chronobiology International. 2013;30(7):889 - 900. doi:10.3109/07420528.2013.784772
Schrama D, Helliwell N, Neto L, Faleiro ML. Adaptation of Listeria monocytogenes in a simulated cheese medium: effects on virulence using the Galleria mellonella infection model. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 2013;56(6):421 - 427. doi:10.1111/lam.2013.56.issue-610.1111/lam.12064
Campos C, Valente LMP, Conceição LEC, et al. Incubation temperature induces changes in muscle cellularity and gene expression in Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis). Gene. 2013;516(2):209-17. doi:10.1016/j.gene.2012.12.074
Melo J, Schrama D, Hussey S, Andrew PW, Faleiro ML. Listeria monocytogenes dairy isolates show a different proteome response to sequential exposure to gastric and intestinal fluids. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 2013;163(2-3):51 - 63. doi:10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2013.03.001
Martínez-Páramo S, Diogo P, Dinis MT, Soares F, Sarasquete C, Cabrita E. Effect of two sulfur-containing amino acids, taurine and hypotaurine in European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) sperm cryopreservation. Cryobiology. 2013;66(3):333-8. doi:10.1016/j.cryobiol.2013.04.001
Schrama D, Richard N, Silva TS, et al. Farm Animal Proteomics 2013Biomarkers Of Winter Disease In Gilthead Seabream: A Proteomics Approach. (de Almeida A, Eckersall D, Bencurova E, et al., eds.). Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers; 2013:175 - 178. doi:10.3920/978-90-8686-776-9_45
Pinto W, Figueira L, Santos A, et al. Is dietary taurine supplementation beneficial for gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) larvae?. Aquaculture. 2013;384-387:1 - 5. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2012.12.011
Serpa D, Pousão-Ferreira P, Caetano M, da Fonseca LCancela, Dinis MTeresa, Duarte P. A coupled biogeochemical-Dynamic Energy Budget model as a tool for managing fish production ponds. Sci Total Environ. 2013;463-464:861-74. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.06.090
Migaud H, Bell G, Cabrita E, et al. Gamete quality and broodstock management in temperate fish. Reviews in Aquaculture. 2013;5:S194 - S223. doi:10.1111/raq.12025
Costas B, Aragão C, Dias J, Afonso A, Conceição LEC. Interactive effects of a high-quality protein diet and high stocking density on the stress response and some innate immune parameters of Senegalese sole Solea senegalensis. Fish Physiol Biochem. 2013;39(5):1141-51. doi:10.1007/s10695-013-9770-1
Campos C, M. Castanheira F, Engrola S, Valente LMP, Fernandes JMO, Conceição LEC. Rearing temperature affects Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis) larvae protein metabolic capacity. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry. 2013;39(6):1485 - 1496. doi:10.1007/s10695-013-9802-x
Cartón-García F, Riesco MF, Cabrita E, M. Herráez P. Quantification of lesions in nuclear and mitochondrial genes of Sparus aurata cryopreserved sperm. Aquaculture. 2013;402-403:106 - 112. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2013.03.034
Campos C, Fernandes JMO, Conceição LEC, Engrola S, Sousa V, Valente LMP. Thermal conditions during larval pelagic phase influence subsequent somatic growth of Senegalese sole by modulating gene expression and muscle growth dynamics. Aquaculture. 2013;414-415:46 - 55. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2013.07.039
Campos C, Valente L, Conceição LEC, Engrola S, Fernandes J. Temperature affects methylation of the myogenin putative promoter, its expression and muscle cellularity in Senegalese sole larvae. Epigenetics. 2013;8(4):389 - 397. doi:10.4161/epi.24178
Pinto W, Rønnestad I, Dinis MTeresa, Aragão C. Taurine and fish development: insights for the aquaculture industry. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2013;776:329-34. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-6093-0_30
Valente LMP, Moutou KA, Conceição LEC, Engrola S, Fernandes JMO, Johnston IA. What determines growth potential and juvenile quality of farmed fish species?. Reviews in Aquaculture. 2013;5:S168 - S193. doi:10.1111/raq.2013.5.issue-s110.1111/raq.12020
Martínez-Páramo S, Arfuso F, Engrola S, Dias J, Faggio C, Aragão C. Do immunostimulants affect sperm quality in Senegalese sole?. Commun Agric Appl Biol Sci. 2013;78(4):265-8.
Herrera M, Aragão C, Hachero I, et al. Physiological short-term response to sudden salinity change in the Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis). Fish Physiol Biochem. 2012;38(6):1741-51. doi:10.1007/s10695-012-9671-8
Martínez-Páramo S, Diogo P, Dinis MT, Herráez MP, Sarasquete C, Cabrita E. Incorporation of ascorbic acid and α-tocopherol to the extender media to enhance antioxidant system of cryopreserved sea bass sperm. Theriogenology. 2012;77(6):1129-36. doi:10.1016/j.theriogenology.2011.10.017
Conceição LEC, Aragão C, Dias J, et al. Dietary nitrogen and fish welfare. Fish Physiol Biochem. 2012;38(1):119-41. doi:10.1007/s10695-011-9592-y
Martínez-Páramo S, Diogo P, Dinis MT, Herráez MP, Sarasquete C, Cabrita E. Sea bass sperm freezability is influenced by motility variables and membrane lipid composition but not by membrane integrity and lipid peroxidation. Anim Reprod Sci. 2012;131(3-4):211-8. doi:10.1016/j.anireprosci.2012.03.008
Pinto PIS, Teodósio R, Socorro S, Power DM, Canario AVM. Structure, tissue distribution and estrogen regulation of splice variants of the sea bream estrogen receptor α gene. Gene. 2012;503(1):18 - 24. doi:10.1016/j.gene.2012.04.081
Pinto W, Rønnestad I, Jordal A-EOlderbakk, Gomes AS, Dinis MTeresa, Aragão C. Cloning, tissue and ontogenetic expression of the taurine transporter in the flatfish Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis). Amino Acids. 2012;42(4):1317-27. doi:10.1007/s00726-010-0826-6
Silva TS, Matos E, Cordeiro OD, et al. Dietary tools to modulate glycogen storage in gilthead seabream muscle: glycerol supplementation. J Agric Food Chem. 2012;60(42):10613-24. doi:10.1021/jf3023244
Herráez MP, Cabrita E, Robles V. Fish gamete & embryo cryopreservation: state of the art. In: Aquaculture Biotechnology, Garth L. Fletcher and Matthew L. Rise (Eds). . In: Aquaculture Biotechnology, Garth L. Fletcher And Matthew L. Rise (Eds). . Vol. 1. 1st ed. Aquaculture Biotechnology, Garth L. Fletcher and Matthew L. Rise (Eds). . Wiley-Blackwell; 2012:305-317.
Gonçalves RA, Aragão C, Frias PA, Sykes AV. The use of different anaesthetics as welfare promoters during short-term human manipulation of European cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) juveniles. Aquaculture. 2012;370-371:130 - 135. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2012.10.014
Beirão J, Zilli L, Vilella S, et al. Fatty acid composition of the head membrane and flagella affects Sparus aurata sperm quality. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 2012;28(6):1017 - 1019. doi:10.1111/jai.12085
Beirão J, Zilli L, Vilella S, Cabrita E, Schiavone R, Herráez MPaz. Improving Sperm Cryopreservation with Antifreeze Proteins: Effect on Gilthead Seabream (Sparus aurata) Plasma Membrane Lipids1. Biology of Reproduction. 2012;86(2). doi:10.1095/biolreprod.111.093401
Costas B, Aragão C, Soengas JL, et al. Effects of dietary amino acids and repeated handling on stress response and brain monoaminergic neurotransmitters in Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis) juveniles. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2012;161(1):18-26. doi:10.1016/j.cbpa.2011.08.014
Costas B, Aragão C, Ruiz-Jarabo I, et al. Different environmental temperatures affect amino acid metabolism in the eurytherm teleost Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis Kaup, 1858) as indicated by changes in plasma metabolites. Amino Acids. 2012;43(1):327-35. doi:10.1007/s00726-011-1082-0
Martínez-Páramo S, Diogo P, Beirão J, Dinis MT, Cabrita E. Sperm lipid peroxidation is correlated with differences in sperm quality during the reproductive season in precocious European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) males. Aquaculture. 2012;358-359:246 - 252. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2012.06.010
Leal MC, Nunes C, Engrola S, Dinis MTeresa, Calado R. Optimization of monoclonal production of the glass anemone Aiptasia pallida (Agassiz in Verrill, 1864). Aquaculture. 2012;354-355:91 - 96. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2012.03.035
D Martins A, Engrola S, Morais S, et al. Cortisol response to air exposure in Solea senegalensis post-larvae is affected by dietary arachidonic acid-to-eicosapentaenoic acid ratio. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry. 2011;37(4):733 - 743. doi:10.1007/s10695-011-9473-4
Castanheira MF, Martins CIM, Engrola S, Conceição LEC. Daily oxygen consumption rhythms of Senegalese sole solea senegalensis (Kaup, 1858) juveniles. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 2011;407(1):1 - 5. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2011.06.036
Conceição LEC, Aragão C, Rønnestad I. Proteins. In: Larval Fish Nutrition. Holt J. (Ed). Larval Fish Nutrition. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011:83-116.
Cabrita E, Robles V, Sarasquete C, Herráez MP. Sperm quality evaluation for broodstock improvement. In: Tiersch, T., Mazik, P.M. (Eds), Cryopreservation of Aquatic Species. In: Cryopreservation Of Aquatic Species , Tiersch, T., Mazik, P.m. (Eds), . Vol. 1. 2nd ed. Cryopreservation of Aquatic Species , Tiersch, T., Mazik, P.M. (Eds), . ; 2011:146-161.
Costas B, Aragão C, Ruiz-Jarabo I, et al. Feed deprivation in Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis Kaup, 1858) juveniles: effects on blood plasma metabolites and free amino acid levels. Fish Physiol Biochem. 2011;37(3):495-504. doi:10.1007/s10695-010-9451-2
Costas B, Conceição LEC, Aragão C, et al. Physiological responses of Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis Kaup, 1858) after stress challenge: Effects on non-specific immune parameters, plasma free amino acids and energy metabolism. Aquaculture. 2011;316(1-4):68 - 76. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2011.03.011
Zilli L, Beirão J, Schiavone R, et al. Aquaporin inhibition changes protein phosphorylation pattern following sperm motility activation in fish. Theriogenology. 2011;76(4):737 - 744. doi:10.1016/j.theriogenology.2011.04.006
Cabrita E, Soares F, Beirão J, García-López A, Martínez-Rodríguez G, Dinis MT. Endocrine and milt response of Senegalese sole, Solea senegalensis, males maintained in captivity. Theriogenology. 2011;75(1):1-9. doi:10.1016/j.theriogenology.2010.07.003
Beirão J, Cabrita E, Pérez-Cerezales S, Martínez-Páramo S, Herráez MP. Effect of cryopreservation on fish sperm subpopulations. Cryobiology. 2011;62(1):22-31. doi:10.1016/j.cryobiol.2010.11.005
Cabrita E, Ma S, Diogo P, Martínez-Páramo S, Sarasquete C, Dinis MT. The influence of certain aminoacids and vitamins on post-thaw fish sperm motility, viability and DNA fragmentation. Anim Reprod Sci. 2011;125(1-4):189-95. doi:10.1016/j.anireprosci.2011.03.003
Beirão J, Soares F, Herráez MP, Dinis MT, Cabrita E. Changes in Solea senegalensis sperm quality throughout the year. Anim Reprod Sci. 2011;126(1-2):122-9. doi:10.1016/j.anireprosci.2011.04.009
Pinto W, Rodrigues V, Dinis MTeresa, Aragão C. Can dietary aromatic amino acid supplementation be beneficial during fish metamorphosis?. Aquaculture. 2010;310(1-2):200 - 205. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2010.10.026
Conceição LEC, Aragão C, Richard N, et al. Novel methodologies in marine fish larval nutrition. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry. 2010;36(1):1 - 16. doi:10.1007/s10695-009-9373-z
Gonçalves D, Saraiva JL, Teles M, Teodósio R, Canario AVM, Oliveira RF. Brain aromatase mRNA expression in two populations of the peacock blenny Salaria pavo with divergent mating systems. Hormones and Behavior. 2010;57(2):155 - 161. doi:10.1016/j.yhbeh.2009.10.007
Aragão C, Costas B, Vargas-Chacoff L, et al. Changes in plasma amino acid levels in a euryhaline fish exposed to different environmental salinities. Amino Acids. 2010;38(1):311-7. doi:10.1007/s00726-009-0252-9
Oliveira CCV, Duncan NJ, Pousão-Ferreira P, Mañanós E, Sánchez-Vázquez FJ. Influence of the lunar cycle on plasma melatonin, vitellogenin and sex steroids rhythms in Senegal sole, Solea senegalensis. Aquaculture. 2010;306(1-4):343 - 347. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2010.05.003
Diogo P, Soares F, Dinis MT, Cabrita E. The influence of ovarian fluid on Solea senegalensis sperm motility. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 2010;26(5):690 - 695. doi:10.1111/jai.2010.26.issue-510.1111/j.1439-0426.2010.01554.x
Pinto W, Figueira L, Ribeiro L, Yúfera M, Dinis MTeresa, Aragão C. Dietary taurine supplementation enhances metamorphosis and growth potential of Solea senegalensis larvae. Aquaculture. 2010;309(1-4):159 - 164. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2010.08.031
Cabrita E, Sarasquete C, Martínez-Páramo S, et al. Cryopreservation of fish sperm: applications and perspectives. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 2010;26(5):623 - 635. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0426.2010.01556.x
Herrera M, Hachero-Cruzado I, Oliveira CCV, et al. Weaning of the wedge sole Dicologoglossa cuneata (Moreau): influence of initial size on survival and growth. Aquaculture International. 2010;18(3):475 - 485. doi:10.1007/s10499-009-9258-2
López-Olmeda JFernando, Montoya A, Oliveira CCV, Sánchez-Vázquez FJavier. SYNCHRONIZATION TO LIGHT AND RESTRICTED-FEEDING SCHEDULES OF BEHAVIORAL AND HUMORAL DAILY RHYTHMS IN GILTHEAD SEA BREAM (SPARUS AURATA). Chronobiology International. 2009;26(7):1389 - 1408. doi:10.3109/07420520903421922
Pinto W, Figueira L, Dinis MTeresa, Aragão C. How does fish metamorphosis affect aromatic amino acid metabolism?. Amino Acids. 2009;36(2):177-83. doi:10.1007/s00726-008-0045-6
López-Olmeda JF, Oliveira CCV, Kalamarz H, Kulczykowska E, Delgado MJ, Sánchez-Vázquez FJ. Effects of water salinity on melatonin levels in plasma and peripheral tissues and on melatonin binding sites in European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology. 2009;152(4):486 - 490. doi:10.1016/j.cbpa.2008.12.003
Engrola S, Figueira L, Conceição LEC, Gavaia P, Ribeiro L, Dinis MT. Co-feeding in Senegalese sole larvae with inert diet from mouth opening promotes growth at weaning. Aquaculture. 2009;288(3-4):264 - 272. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2008.12.010
V R, Cabrita E, Vickram K, Herráez MP. Prospects and development in fish sperm and embryo cryopreservation In: Aquaculture Research Progress, Nakamura, T.K (Ed.). In: Aquaculture Research Progress, Nakamura, T.k (Ed.). Vol. 1. 1st ed. Aquaculture Research Progress, Nakamura, T.K (Ed.). London: Nova Science Publishers Inc.; 2009:199-210.
Gavaia P, Domingues S, Engrola S, et al. Comparing skeletal development of wild and hatchery-reared Senegalese sole ( Solea senegalensis , Kaup 1858): evaluation in larval and postlarval stages. Aquaculture Research. 2009;40(14):1585 - 1593. doi:10.1111/are.2009.40.issue-1410.1111/j.1365-2109.2009.02258.x
Cabrita E, V R, Sarasquete C, Herráez MP. Sperm cryopreservation from the marine teleost, Sparus aurata, in: Methods in Reproductive Aquaculture: Marine and Freshwater Species. In: Methods In Reproductive Aquaculture: Marine And Freshwater Species. Vol. 1. 1st ed. Methods in Reproductive Aquaculture: Marine and Freshwater Species. Florida: Taylor and Francis; 2009:447-452.
Conceição LEC, Aragão C, Richard N, et al. Avanços recentes em nutrição de larvas de peixes. Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia. 2009;38(spe):26 - 35. doi:10.1590/S1516-35982009001300003
Pérez-Cerezales S, Martínez-Páramo S, Cabrita E, Martínez-Pastor F, de Paz P, Herráez MP. Evaluation of oxidative DNA damage promoted by storage in sperm from sex-reversed rainbow trout. Theriogenology. 2009;71(4):605-13. doi:10.1016/j.theriogenology.2008.09.057
Cabrita E, V R, Herráez MP. Sperm quality assessment, in: Methods in Reproductive Aquaculture: Marine and Freshwater Species, Cabrita, E., Robles V., Herraez, M.P. (Eds.). In: Methods In Reproductive Aquaculture: Marine And Freshwater Species, Cabrita, E., Robles V., Herraez, M.p. (Eds.). Vol. 1. 1st ed. Methods in Reproductive Aquaculture: Marine and Freshwater Species, Cabrita, E., Robles V., Herraez, M.P. (Eds.). Florida: Taylor and Francis; 2009:93-148.
Beirão J, Soares F, Herráez MP, Dinis MT, Cabrita E. Sperm quality evaluation in Solea senegalensis during the reproductive season at cellular level. Theriogenology. 2009;72(9):1251-61. doi:10.1016/j.theriogenology.2009.07.021
V R, Cabrita E, Herráez MP, Ecker J. Fish egg cryopreservation: what we know until now? In: Methods in Reproductive Aquaculture: Marine and Freshwater Species, Cabrita, E., Robles V., Herraez, M.P. (Eds.). In: Methods In Reproductive Aquaculture: Marine And Freshwater Species, Cabrita, E., Robles V., Herraez, M.p. (Eds.). Vol. 1. 1st ed. Methods in Reproductive Aquaculture: Marine and Freshwater Species, Cabrita, E., Robles V., Herraez, M.P. (Eds.). Florida: Taylor and Francis; 2009:265-294.
Oliveira CCV, Garcia EM, López-Olmeda JFernando, Sánchez-Vázquez FJavier. Daily and circadian melatonin release in vitro by the pineal organ of two nocturnal teleost species: Senegal sole (Solea senegalensis) and tench (Tinca tinca). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology. 2009;153(3):297 - 302. doi:10.1016/j.cbpa.2009.03.001
Oliveira CCV, Dinis MT, Soares F, Cabrita E, Pousão-Ferreira P, Sánchez-Vázquez FJ. Lunar and daily spawning rhythms of Senegal sole Solea senegalensis. J Fish Biol. 2009;75(1):61-74. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2009.02263.x
Robles V, Cabrita E, Herráez MP. Sperm cryopreservation of sex-reversed rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). In: Methods in Reproductive Aquaculture: Marine and Freshwater Species, Cabrita, E., Robles V., Herraez, M.P. (Eds.) . In: Methods In Reproductive Aquaculture: Marine And Freshwater Species, Cabrita, E., Robles V., Herraez, M.p. (Eds.) . Vol. 1. 1st ed. Methods in Reproductive Aquaculture: Marine and Freshwater Species, Cabrita, E., Robles V., Herraez, M.P. (Eds.) . Florida: Taylor and Francis; 2009:391-396.
Oliveira CCV, Vera LM, López-Olmeda JF, et al. Monthly day/night changes and seasonal daily rhythms of sexual steroids in Senegal sole (Solea senegalensis) under natural fluctuating or controlled environmental conditions. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology. 2009;152(2):168 - 175. doi:10.1016/j.cbpa.2008.09.012
Herráez MP, Robles V, Cabrita E. Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) sperm cryopreservation In: Methods in Reproductive Aquaculture: Marine and Freshwater Species. In: Methods In Reproductive Aquaculture: Marine And Freshwater Species. Vol. 1. 1st ed. Methods in Reproductive Aquaculture: Marine and Freshwater Species. Florida: Taylor and Francis; 2009:385-390.
Cunha MEmilia, Quental H, Barradas A, Pousão-Ferreira P, Cabrita E, Engrola S. Rearing larvae of dusky grouper, Epinephelus marginatus (Lowe, 1834), (Pisces: Serranidae) in a semi-extensive mesocosm. Scientia Marina. 2009;73(S1):201 - 212. doi:10.3989/scimar.2009.73s110.3989/scimar.2009.73s1201
Robles V, Cabrita E, M. Herráez P. Germplasm Cryobanking in Zebrafish and Other Aquarium Model Species. Zebrafish. 2009;6(3):281 - 293. doi:10.1089/zeb.2009.0592
Meseguer C, Ramos J, Bayarri MJosé, Oliveira CCV, Sánchez‐Vázquez FJavier. Light Synchronization of the Daily Spawning Rhythms of Gilthead Sea bream ( Sparus aurata L) Kept under Different Photoperiod and after Shifting the LD Cycle. Chronobiology International. 2008;25(5):666 - 679. doi:10.1080/07420520802380018
Aragão C, Corte-Real J, Costas B, Dinis MTeresa, Conceição LEC. Stress response and changes in amino acid requirements in Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis Kaup 1858). Amino Acids. 2008;34(1):143-8. doi:10.1007/s00726-007-0495-2
Beirão J, Cabrita E, Soares F, Herráez MP, Dinis MT. Cellular damage in spermatozoa from wild-captured Solea senegalensis as detected by two different assays: comet analysis and Annexin V-Fluorescein staining. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 2008;24(4):508 - 513. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0426.2008.01144.x
Costas B, Aragão C, Mancera JMiguel, Dinis MTeresa, Conceição LEC. High stocking density induces crowding stress and affects amino acid metabolism in Senegalese sole Solea senegalensis (Kaup 1858) juveniles. Aquaculture Research. 2008;39(1):1 - 9. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2109.2007.01845.x
Martínez-Pastor F, Cabrita E, Soares F, Anel L, Dinis MTeresa. Multivariate cluster analysis to study motility activation of Solea senegalensis spermatozoa: a model for marine teleosts. Reproduction. 2008;135(4):449-59. doi:10.1530/REP-07-0376
Oliveira CCV, López‐Olmeda JFernando, Delgado MJesus, Alonso‐Gómez ALuis, Sánchez‐Vázquez FJavier. Melatonin Binding Sites in Senegal Sole: Day/Night Changes in Density and Location in Different Regions of the Brain. Chronobiology International. 2008;25(4):645 - 652. doi:10.1080/07420520802254437
Olveira JG, Soares F, Engrola S, Dopazo CP, Bandín I. Antemortem versus postmortem methods for detection of betanodavirus in Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis). Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation . 2008;20(2).
Conceição L, Morais S, Aragão C. Fluxos de nutrientes em larvas de peixes: aplicação de técnicas com marcadores isotópicos e de modelação. Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia. 2007;36:11 - 20. doi:10.1590/S1516-35982007001000002
Vera LM, Oliveira CCV, López-Olmeda JF, et al. Seasonal and daily plasma melatonin rhythms and reproduction in Senegal sole kept under natural photoperiod and natural or controlled water temperature. Journal of Pineal Research. 2007;43(1):50 - 55. doi:10.1111/j.1600-079X.2007.00442.x
Pinto W, Aragão C, Soares F, Dinis MTeresa, Conceição LEC. Growth, stress response and free amino acid levels in Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis Kaup 1858) chronically exposed to exogenous ammonia. Aquaculture Research. 2007;38(11):1198 - 1204. doi:10.1111/are.2007.38.issue-1110.1111/j.1365-2109.2007.01788.x
Pittman K, Rønnestad I, Gavaia P, et al. Fish Larval Research: a tool for sustainable food production and understanding environmental impacts on developing organisms. Aquaculture Europe . 2007;32(5).
Robles V, Cabrita E, de Paz P, Herráez MP. Studies on chorion hardening inhibition and dechorionization in turbot embryos. Aquaculture. 2007;262(2-4):535 - 540. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2006.10.034
Aragão C, Conceição LEC, Lacuisse M, Yúfera M, Dinis MTeresa. Do dietary amino acid profiles affect performance of larval gilthead seabream?. Aquatic Living Resources. 2007;20(2):155 - 161. doi:10.1051/alr:2007026
Conceição LEC, Ribeiro L, Engrola S, et al. Nutritional physiology during development of Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis). Aquaculture. 2007;268(1-4):64 - 81. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2007.04.030
Oliveira CCV, Ortega A, López‐Olmeda JFernando, Vera LMaría, Sánchez‐Vázquez FJavier. Influence of Constant Light and Darkness, Light Intensity, and Light Spectrum on Plasma Melatonin Rhythms in Senegal Sole. Chronobiology International. 2007;24(4):615 - 627. doi:10.1080/07420520701534657
Pinto PIS, Teodósio R, Galay-Burgos M, Power DM, Sweeney GE, Canario AVM. Identification of estrogen-responsive genes in the testis of sea bream (Sparus auratus) using suppression subtractive hybridization. Mol Reprod Dev. 2006;73(3):318-29. doi:10.1002/mrd.20402
Canario AVM, Rotllant J, Fuentes J, et al. Novel bioactive parathyroid hormone and related peptides in teleost fish. FEBS Lett. 2006;580(1):291-9. doi:10.1016/j.febslet.2005.12.023
Cabrita E, Soares F, Dinis MT. Characterization of Senegalese sole, Solea senegalensis, male broodstock in terms of sperm production and quality. Aquaculture. 2006;261(3):967 - 975. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2006.08.020
Pinto PIS, Singh PB, Condeça JB, Teodósio HR, Power DM, Canario AVM. ICI 182,780 has agonistic effects and synergizes with estradiol-17 beta in fish liver, but not in testis. Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2006;4:67. doi:10.1186/1477-7827-4-67
Calado R, Vitorino A, Dinis MTeresa. Bopyrid isopods do not castrate the simultaneously hermaphroditic shrimp Lysmata amboinensis (Decapoda: Hippolytidae). Dis Aquat Organ. 2006;73(1):73-6. doi:10.3354/dao073073
Beirão J, Robles V, Herráez MP, Sarasquete C, Dinis MT, Cabrita E. Cryoprotectant microinjection toxicity and chilling sensitivity in gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) embryos. Aquaculture. 2006;261(3):897 - 903. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2006.07.039
Robles V, Cabrita E, Anel L, Herráez MP. Microinjection of the antifreeze protein type III (AFPIII) in turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) embryos: Toxicity and protein distribution. Aquaculture. 2006;261(4):1299 - 1306. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2006.07.047
Cabrita E, Robles V, Wallace JC, Sarasquete MC, Herráez MP. Preliminary studies on the cryopreservation of gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) embryos. Aquaculture. 2006;251(2-4):245 - 255. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2005.04.077
Engrola S, Conceição LEC, Gavaia P, M. Cancela L, Dinis MTeresa. Effect of pre-weaning feeding regime on weaning performance of Senegalese sole, Solea senegalensis (Kaup, 1858). Israeli Journal of Aquaculture . 2005;57(1).
Cabrita E, Robles V, Rebordinos L, Sarasquete C, Herráez MP. Evaluation of DNA damage in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) cryopreserved sperm. Cryobiology. 2005;50(2):144-53. doi:10.1016/j.cryobiol.2004.12.003
Cabrita E, Robles V, Cuñado S, Wallace JC, Sarasquete C, Herráez MP. Evaluation of gilthead sea bream, Sparus aurata, sperm quality after cryopreservation in 5 ml macrotubes. Cryobiology. 2005;50(3):273-84. doi:10.1016/j.cryobiol.2005.02.005
Robles V, Cabrita E, Fletcher GL, Shears MA, King MJ, Herráez MP. Vitrification assays with embryos from a cold tolerant sub-artic fish species. Theriogenology. 2005;64:1646.
Ribeiro ML, Engrola S, Dinis MTeresa. Weaning of Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis) postlarvae to an inert diet with a co-feeding regime. Ciencias Marinas. 2005;31(2).
Robles V, Cabrita E, Fletcher GL, Shears MA, King MJ, Herráez MP. Vitrification assays with embryos from a cold tolerant sub-arctic fish species. Theriogenology. 2005;64(7):1633 - 1646. doi:10.1016/j.theriogenology.2005.04.014
Robles V, Cabrita E, de Paz P, Cuñado S, Anel L, Herráez MP. Effect of a vitrification protocol on the lactate dehydrogenase and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase activities and the hatching rates of Zebrafish (Danio rerio) and Turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) embryos. Theriogenology. 2004;61(7-8):1367 - 1379. doi:10.1016/j.theriogenology.2003.08.010
Aragão C, Conceição LEC, Martins D, Rønnestad I, Gomes E, Dinis MTeresa. A balanced dietary amino acid profile improves amino acid retention in post-larval Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis). Aquaculture. 2004;233(1-4):293 - 304. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2003.08.007
Aragão C, Conceição LEC, Fyhn H-J, Dinis MTeresa. Estimated amino acid requirements during early ontogeny in fish with different life styles: gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) and Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis). Aquaculture. 2004;242(1-4):589 - 605. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2004.09.015
Aragão C, Conceição LEC, Dinis MTeresa, Fyhn H-J. Amino acid pools of rotifers and Artemia under different conditions: nutritional implications for fish larvae. Aquaculture. 2004;234(1-4):429 - 445. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2004.01.025
Cabrita E, Chereguini O, Luna M, de Paz P, Herráez MP. Effect of different treatments on the chorion permeability to DMSO of turbot embryos (Scophthalmus maximus). Aquaculture. 2003;221(1-4):593 - 604. doi:10.1016/S0044-8486(03)00073-5
Robles V, Cabrita E, Real M, Álvarez R, Herráez MP. Vitrification of turbot embryos: preliminary assays. Cryobiology. 2003;47(1):30 - 39. doi:10.1016/S0011-2240(03)00066-X
Robles V, Cabrita E, Cuñado S, Herráez MP. Sperm cryopreservation of sex-reversed rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss): parameters that affect its ability for freezing. Aquaculture. 2003;224(1-4):203 - 212. doi:10.1016/S0044-8486(03)00221-7
Aragão C, Conceição LEC, Dias J, Marques AClara, Gomes E, Dinis MTeresa. Soy protein concentrate as a protein source for Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis Kaup 1858) diets: effects on growth and amino acid metabolism of postlarvae. Aquaculture Research. 2003;34(15):1443 - 1452. doi:10.1111/are.2003.34.issue-1510.1111/j.1365-2109.2003.00971.x
Cabrita E, Robles V, Chereguini O, de Paz P, Anel L, Herráez MP. Dimethyl sulfoxide influx in turbot embryos exposed to a vitrification protocol. Theriogenology. 2003;60(3):463 - 473. doi:10.1016/S0093-691X(03)00033-5
Cabrita E, Herráez MP. Effect of different external cryoprotectants as membrane stabilizers on cryopreservation of rainbow trout sperm. L A, ed. Theriogenology. 2001;56(4):635.
Cabrita E, Martinez F, Real M, Álvarez R, Herráez MP. The use of flow cytometry to assess membrane stability in fresh and cryopreserved trout spermatozoa. Cryoletters. 2001;22:272.
Rønnestad I, Conceição LEC, Aragão C, Dinis MTeresa. Assimilation and catabolism of dispensable and indispensable free amino acids in post-larval Senegal sole (Solea senegalensis). Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol. 2001;130(4):461-6.
Cabrita E, Robles V, Álvarez R, Herráez MP. Cryopreservation of rainbow trout sperm in large volume straws: application to large scale fertilization. Aquaculture. 2001;201(3-4):301 - 314. doi:10.1016/S0044-8486(01)00636-6
Ronnestad I, Conceição LEC, Aragão C, Dinis MTeresa. Free amino acids are absorbed faster and assimilated more efficiently than protein in postlarval Senegal sole (Solea senegalensis). J Nutr. 2000;130(11):2809-12.
Cabrita E, Álvarez R, Anel E, Herráez MP. The hypoosmotic swelling test performed with coulter counter: a method to assay functional integrity of sperm membrane in rainbow trout. Animal Reproduction Science. 1999;55(3-4):279 - 287. doi:10.1016/S0378-4320(99)00014-7
Cabrita E, Álvarez R, Anel L, Rana K, Herráez MP. Sublethal Damage during Cryopreservation of Rainbow Trout Sperm. Cryobiology. 1998;37:253.
Title Coordinator Time frame Funding CCMAR Total
FEEDNETIX Development of an informatics application to improve and optimize feeding strategies for fish Sofia Engrola 09/01/2013 to 06/30/2015 ANI - Agência Nacional de Inovação 210.90k€
COPEWELL COPEWELL—A new integrative framework for the study of fish welfare based Catarina Oliveira 04/01/2013 to 04/16/2016
TOWTAU Towards fishmeal-independent fish diets: the role of taurine Cláudia Aragão 03/01/2012 to 08/31/2015 FCT 176.45k€
ARRAINA Advanced Research Initiatives for Nutrition & Aquaculture Maria Teresa Dinis, Sofia Engrola, Cláudia Aragão, Nadège Sandra Richard 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2016 Comissão Europeia 377.94k€
EPISOLE Regulação epigenética do desenvolvimento e crescimento em linguado Senegalês (Solea senegalensis) Sofia Engrola 02/15/2011 to 08/14/2014 FCT 86.50k€
ULTRAFISH ULTRAFISH - Utilização de ultrasons na optimização da nutrição embrionária de peixes: programação nutricional do potencial de crescimento e capacidades metabólicas em juvenis. Jorge Dias 03/01/2010 to 08/31/2013 FCT 189.75k€
HYDRAA Hydraa - Melhoramentos na formulação da componente azotada das dietas para larvas de peixes marinhos: efeitos no crescimento e na formação do esqueleto Luís Eugénio Castanheira da Conceição 08/01/2008 to 11/30/2011 FCT 171.00k€
TEXBREAM Alterações das proteínas musculares da dourada durante o estado pós-mortem: implicações na textura Jorge Dias 08/01/2008 to 12/31/2011 FCT 155.13k€
FATTYBONE Modulação do metabolismo ósseo na dourada (Sparus aurata) através dos ácidos gordos alimentares Jorge Dias 08/01/2008 to 12/31/2011 FCT 191.45k€
CRYOSPERM Desenvolvimento de ferramentas para a análise da qualidade seminal em peixes: implicações na criação de bancos de semen Elsa Cabrita 07/30/2008 to 10/29/2011 FCT 189.78k€
STRESSLING Desenvolvimento de alimentos imunoestimulantes para linguado: melhoria da capacidade de resistência ao maneio e a condições de stress Jorge Dias 01/01/2007 to 06/30/2008 AdI - Agência de Inovação 132.73k€
SAARGO II Requisitos de aminoácidos na dieta e desenvolvimento do esqueleto do sargo (Diplodus spp.) Luís Eugénio Castanheira da Conceição 01/01/2007 to 12/31/2008 FCT 14.16k€
SEACASE Sustainable extensive and semi-intensive costal aquaculture in Souther Europe Maria Teresa Dinis, Luís Eugénio Castanheira da Conceição 01/01/2007 to 01/31/2010 Comissão Europeia 227.74k€
SAARGO Requisitos de aminoácidos na dieta e desenvolvimento do esqueleto do sargo (Diplodus spp.) Luís Eugénio Castanheira da Conceição 11/01/2005 to 12/31/2007 FCT 41.24k€
SULFAAR Physiological importance and metabolism of aromatic and sulphur amino acids during fish ontogeny Cláudia Aragão 07/15/2005 to 07/14/2008 FCT 91.50k€
DIGFISH Estudo do controlo da função digestiva em larvas de peixes marinhos Maria Laura Braga Ribeiro 07/01/2005 to 06/30/2008 FCT 73.06k€
STRESSAA Minimization of the effects of stress through amino acid supplementation Luís Eugénio Castanheira da Conceição 02/01/2005 to 02/28/2008 FCT 50.00k€
Title Coordinator Time frame Funding CCMAR Total
Valor Mar Valorização Integral dos Recursos Marinhos: Potencial, Inovação Tecnológica e Novas Aplicações Sofia Engrola 10/01/2017 to 09/30/2020 ANI - Agência Nacional de Inovação 88,026.00k€ 8.503.598,00k€
MEDAid MEDAid - Mediterranean Aquaculture Integrated Development Sofia Engrola 05/01/2017 Comissão Europeia 90,203.00k€ 6.999.996,00k€
WISEFEED Improving sustainability and performance of aquafeeds — WiseFeed. Sofia Engrola 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2018 Comissão Europeia 14.00k€

Aquacultura que futuro? Maria Teresa Dinis at TEDxMatosinhos

Semear para pescar (SIC)

O Mar em 2030 - Investigação em Aquacultura

Economia do Mar - Antena 1

O estado da aquacultura em Portugal

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Elsa Cabrita will talk about Cryopreservation of Germ cells for the production of marine species, at CCMAR Seminars by Izasa Scientific, on 31st of May. Don't miss this seminar!
May 31, 2017
Anf. A (CP) - Gambelas Campus UAlg
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Scientific Gathering
Este Workshop pretende divulgar os resultados da investigação realizada no âmbito de três projetos PROMAR a decorrer, tendo a corvina como espécie alvo: projetos NUTRICOR, AQUACOR e JAULACOR . Co-...
December 19, 2013
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Scientific Gathering
The Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR) organizes between 17th and 20th September the 4th International Workshop on the Biology of Fish Gametes . This workshop will be co-funded by the AQUAGAMETE COST...
September 17, 2013 to September 20, 2013
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Other Events
The goal of LARVITA 2012 Training School is to highlight the most recent developments in Biological basis for improving fish larvae quality and to promote a strong interaction between proactive...
December 5, 2012 to December 7, 2012
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The main objective of this Workshop is to review the current status of sole farming in Europe and elsewhere .
April 5, 2011 to April 7, 2011
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Decorre esta semana em Tavira um evento internacional dedicado à Aquacultura Costeira Sustentada , organizado pelo Centro de Ciências do Mar do Algarve (CCMAR) que coordena o Projecto Europeu SEACASE...
January 20, 2010 to January 21, 2010
Balanço positivo, no final do evento internacional dedicado à Aquacultura Costeira Sustentada, organizado pelo Centro de Ciências do Mar do Algarve (CCMAR), na passada semana, em Tavira.
Don't miss the CCMAR seminars and join us!
International Workshop on Sustainable Extensive and Semi-intensive coastal Aquaculture in Southern Europe (SEACASE Project)
The second annual meeting of Farm Animal Proteomics will take place in Vilamoura Portugal on the 12th and 13th of April 2012.
Recortes de Imprensa sobre o Encontro Internacional de Aquacultura Sustentada, organizado pelo CCMAR. Veja as reportagens e entrevistas à Professora Maria Teresa Dinis.
Programa completo já disponível. Não perca os seminários deste mês.
O Centro de Ciências do Mar (CCMAR) é parceiro em dois grandes projetos, financiados pela União Europeia, através de fundos H2020, o PerformFISH e o MedAID. Ambos os projetos serão desenvolvidos por equipas do CCMAR, durante os...
A equipa de investigação do Centro de Ciências do Mar (CCMAR), na Universidade do Algarve, do ISPA-Instituto Universitário, do Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência e da Fundação Champalimaud demonstrou que os peixes manifestam estados...
A research team from CCMAR is carrying out two important workpackages, that are considered very important for the european aquaculture project: medAID.
Carmen Navarro has joined us to work as Postdoc researcher at the Aquaculture Research Group. Welcome Carmen!