Abelmon da Silva Gesteira
Fellow Research Productivity of CNPq – Level 2

Researcher at Embrapa Cassava and Fruits

Campus Soane Nazaré de Andrade, Rodovia Jorge Amado, Km 16, Bairro Salobrinho CEP 45662-900. - Ilhéus/BA

(+55 75) 3312 8046/ Fax: (+55 75) 3312 8097

Graduate in Agronomy (1994), Master's and PhD in Genetics and Plant Breeding (2002) by the Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil.

Interest in Research

It works with citrus genetic improvement with emphasis on the development of new drought-tolerant rootstocks. To understand the mechanisms of tolerance to drought in citrus has used physiological analyzes, biochemical analyzes and genetic and epigenetic studies in citrus commercial rootstocks, as well as in hybrids pre-selected by the Program of Genetic Improvement of Citrus of Embrapa.

Most Relevant Articles

Neves, Diana Matos; Almeida, Lucas Aragão da hora ; Santana-Vieira, Dayse Drielly Souza ; Freschi, Luciano ; Ferreira, Claudia Fortes ; Soares Filho, Walter dos Santos ; Costa, Marcio Gilberto Cardoso; Micheli, Fabienne ; Coelho Filho, Maurício Antônio ; Gesteira, Abelmon da Silva . Recurrent water deficit causes epigenetic and hormonal changes in citrus plants. Scientific Reports, v. 7, p. 1, 2017.


de Souza, Joadson Dutra, Edson Mario de Andrade Silva, Mauricio Antônio Coelho Filho, Raphaël Morillon, Diego Bonatto, Fabienne Micheli, and Abelmon da Silva Gesteira. "Different adaptation strategies of two citrus scion/rootstock combinations in response to drought stress." PloS one 12, no. 5 (2017): e0177993.


Vieira, Dayse Drielly Sousa Santana, Giovanni Emiliani, Paola Bartolini, Alessandra Podda, Mauro Centritto, François Luro, Renata Del Carratore, Raphaël Morillon, Abelmon Gesteira, and Biancaelena Maserti. "A L-type lectin gene is involved in the response to hormonal treatment and water deficit in Volkamer lemon." Journal of Plant Physiology 218 (2017): 94-99.


Santana-Vieira, Dayse Drielly Souza, Luciano Freschi, Lucas Aragão da Hora Almeida, Diogo Henrique Santos De Moraes, Diana Matos Neves, Liziane Marques Dos Santos, Fabiana Zanelato Bertolde, Walter dos Santos Soares Filho, Maurício Antonio Coelho Filho, and Abelmon da Silva Gesteira. "Survival strategies of citrus rootstocks subjected to drought." Scientific reports 6 (2016).


Vieira, Dayse Drielly Souza Santana, Giovanni Emiliani, Marco Michelozzi, Mauro Centritto, François Luro, Raphaël Morillon, Francesco Loreto, Abelmon Gesteira, and Biancaelena Maserti. "Polyploidization alters constitutive content of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and improves membrane stability under water deficit in Volkamer lemon (Citrus limonia Osb.) leaves." Environmental and Experimental Botany 126 (2016): 1-9.


Oliveira, Tahise M., Fernanda R. Da Silva, Diego Bonatto, Diana M. Neves, Raphael Morillon, Bianca E. Maserti, Mauricio A. Coelho Filho, Marcio GC Costa, Carlos P. Pirovani, and Abelmon S. Gesteira. "Comparative study of the protein profiles of Sunki mandarin and Rangpur lime plants in response to water deficit." BMC plant biology 15, no. 1 (2015): 69.

Campus Soane Nazaré de Andrade, Rodovia Jorge Amado, Km 16, Bairro Salobrinho CEP 45662-900. - Ilhéus/BA