Tissue culture and biotechnological techniques applied to passion fruit with ornamental potential: an overview

Mikosvki AI, Silva NT, Souza CS, Machado MD, Otoni WC, Carvalho IF ... and Silva ML

Ornamental Horticulture (2019) 25:189-199


Vegetative Propagation of Gabirobeira Associate to Indolbutyric Acid in Different Seasons

Souza LK, Dias LL, Barbosa MA, Rocha DI, Reis EF, Gomes FR ... and Oliveira JA 

Journal of Agricultural Science (2019) 11:187-195


 Novel functions of the Arabidopsis transcription factor TCP5 in petal development and ethylene biosynthesis

van Es SW, Silveira SR, Rocha DI, Bimbo A, Martinelli AP, Dornelas MC, Angenent GC, Immink RGH

The Plant Journal (2018)


In vitro regeneration of triploid plants from mature endosperm culture of commercial passionfruit (Passiflora edulis Sims)

Antoniazzi CA, Faria RB, Carvalho PP, Mikovski AI, Carvalho IF, Matos EM, Reis AC,  Viccini LF, Paim-Pinto DL, Rocha DI, Otoni WC, Silva ML

Scientia Horticulturae (2018) 238:408-415


High responsiveness in de novo shoot organogenesis induction of Passiflora cristalina (Passifloraceae), a wild Amazonian passion fruit species

Faria RB, Carvalho IF, Rossi AAB, Matos EM, Rocha DI, Paim-Pinto DL, Otoni WC, Silva ML

In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology - Plant (2018) 54:166-174


Morpho-histological, histochemical, and molecular evidences related to cellular reprogramming during somatic embryogenesis of the model grass Brachypodium distachyon.

Oliveira EJ, Koehler AD, Rocha, DI, Vieira LM, Pinheiro MVM, Matos EM, Cruz ACF, Silva TCR, Tanaka FAO, Nogueira FT, Otoni WC

Protoplasma (2017) 254:2017-2034


Somatic embryogenesis and de novo shoot organogenesis can be alternatively induced by reactivating pericycle cells in Lisianthus (Eustoma grandiflorum (Raf.) Shinners) root explants.

Yumbla-Orbes M, Cruz ACF, Pinheiro MVM, Rocha DI, Batista DS, Koehler AD, Barbosa JG, Otoni WC

In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology-Plant (2017) 53:209-218


 A passion fruit putative ortholog of the SOMATIC EMBRYOGENESIS RECEPTOR KINASE1 gene is expressed throughout the in vitro de novo shoot organogenesis developmental program.

Rocha DI, Monte-Bello CC, Aizza L, Dornelas MC

Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture (2016) 125:107-117.


Comprehensive metabolic reprograming in freshwater Nitzschia palea strains undergoing nitrogen starvation is likely associated with its ecological origin.

Machado M, Bromke M, Domingues Júnior AP, Marçal Vieira Vaz MG, Rosa RM, Vinson, CC; Sabir JS, Rocha DI, Martins MA, Araújo WL, Willmitzer L, Szymanski J, Nunes-nesi A

Algal Research-Biomass Biofuels and Bioproducts (2016) 18:116-126.


Somatic Embryogenesis in Annatto (Bixa orellana L.).

Matos EM, Koehler AD, Faria DV, Cruz ACF, Moraes TS, Rocha DI, Soares VLF, Paiva-Neto VB, Costa MGC, Otoni WC

Somatic Embryogenesis: Fundamental Aspects and Applications. 1ed.: Springer International Publishing (2016) 213-231.


Histology and Histochemistry of Somatic Embryogenesis.

Rocha DI, Kurczyska E, Potocka I, Steinmacher DA, Otoni WC

Somatic Embryogenesis: Fundamental Aspects and Applications. 1ed.: Springer International Publishing (2016) 471-494.


Cellular and molecular changes associated with competence acquisition during passion fruit somatic embryogenesis: ultrastructural characterization and analysis of SERK gene expression.

Rocha DI, Pinto DLP, Vieira LM, Tanaka FAO, Dornelas MC, Otoni WC.

Protoplasma (2016) 252: 249­-257.


Histochemical evaluation of induction of somatic embryogenesis in Passiflora edulis Sims (Passifloraceae).

Silva GM, Cruz ACF, Otoni WC, Pereira TNS, Rocha DI, Silva ML.

In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology – Plant (2015) 51:14­-21.


Auxin  and  physical constraint  exerted  by  the  perianth  promote  androgynophore  bending  in  Passiflora  mucronata  L. (Passifloraceae).

Rocha DI, Monte-Bello  CC,  Sobol  S, Samach  A, Dornelas  MC.  

Plant Biology (2015) 17:639-46.


Alternative induction of de novo shoot organogenesis or somatic embryogenesis from in vitro cultures of mature zygotic embryos of passion fruit (Passiflora edulis Sims) is modulated by the ratio between auxin and cytokinin in the medium.

Rocha DI, Monte-Bello CC, Dornelas MC.

Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture (2015)120:1087-1098.