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Tropical Animal Health and Production

SCI papers since 2009

Publications of the "Tropical Animal Production Lab" team members

2018


Cardoso, R., Wang, J., Müller, J., Rupp, S., Leitão, A., Hemphill, A. 2018. Modulation of cis- and trans- Golgi and the Rab9A-GTPase during infection by Besnoitia besnoiti, Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninumExp. Parasitol. 187:75-85.

Portugal, R., Leitão, A., Martins, C. 2018. Modulation of type I interferon signaling by African swine fever virus (ASFV) of different virulence L60 and NHV in macrophage host cells. Vet. Microbiol. 216:132-141.

Wetzel-Gastal, D., Feitor, F., van Harten, S., Sebastiana, M., Sousa, L.M.R., Cardoso, L.A. 2018. A Genomic study on mammary gland acclimatization to tropical environment in Holstein cattle. Trop. Anim. Health Prod. 50:187-195.

Ferrão, J., Bell, V., Cardoso, L.A., Fernandes, T.H. Agriculture and Food Security in Mozambique. 2018. J. Food Nutr. Agric. 1:7-11

 

2017


Aguado-Martínez, A., Basto, A.P., Leitão, A., Hemphill, A. 2017. Neospora caninum in non-pregnant and pregnant mouse models: cross-talk between infection and immunity. Int. J. Parasitol. 47:723-735.

Hemphill, A., Leitão, A., Ortega-Mora, L.M. Cooke, B.M. 2017. ApiCOWplexa 2017 – 4th International Meeting on Apicomplexan Parasites in Farm Animals. Int. J. Parasitol. 47:697-699.

Cardoso, L.A., Ferrão, J., Fernandes, T.H. 2017. Malnutrition in Developing Countries: Role of Agriculture and Trading. J. Food Security 5:248-258.

Lempereur, L., Beck, R., Fonseca, I., Marques, C., Duarte, A., Santos, M., Zuquete, S., Gomes, J., Walder, G., Domingos, A., Antunes, S., Baneth, G., Silaghi, C., Holman, P., Zintl, A., 2017. Guidelines for the detection of babesia and theileria parasites. Vector-Borne Zoonotic Dis. 17, 51-65.

Frouco, G., Freitas, F.B., Coelho, J., Leitão, A., Martins, C., Ferreira, F. 2017. DNA-binding properties of the African swine fever virus pA104R, a histone-like protein involved in viral replication and transcription. J. Virol. 91:e02498-16.

Portillo, A., de Sousa, R., Santibanez, S., Duarte, A., Edouard, S., Fonseca, I.P., Marques, C., Novakova, M., Palomar, A.M., Santos, M., Silaghi, C., Tomassone, L., Zuquete, S., Oteo, J.A., 2017. Guidelines for the detection of Rickettsia spp. Vector-Borne Zoonotic Dis. 17, 23-32.

Waap, H., Nunes, T., Vaz, Y. Leitão, A. 2017. Serological study of Neospora caninum in dogs and wildlife in a nature conservation area in southern Portugal. Parasitol. Open 3:e8.

Serrano, I., De Vos D., Santos, J.P., Bilocq, F., Leitão, A., Tavares, L., Pirnay, J.-P., Oliveira, M. 2017. Antimicrobial resistance and genomic rep-PCR fingerprints of Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains from animals on the background of the global population structure. BMC Vet. Res. 13:58.

Zúquete, S.T., Coelho, J., Rosa, F., Vaz, Y., Cassamá, B., Padre, L., Santos, D., Basto, A.P., Leitão, A. 2017. Tick (Acari: Ixodidae) infestations in cattle along Geba River basin in Guinea-Bissau. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 8:161-169.

 

2016


Cardoso, R., Soares, H., Hemphill, A., Leitão, A. 2016. Apicomplexans pulling the strings: manipulation of the host cell cytoskeleton dynamics. Parasitology 143: 957-970.

Freitas FB, Frouco G, Martins C, Leitão A, Ferreira F. 2016. In vitro inhibition of African swine fever virus-topoisomerase II disrupts viral replication. Antiviral Res. 134:34-41.

Waap, H., Nunes, T., Vaz, Y. Leitão, A. 2016. Serological survey of Toxoplasma gondii and Besnoitia besnoiti in a wildlife conservation area in southern Portugal. Vet. Parasitol.: Region. Stud. Rep. 3-4: 7-12.

Coelho, J., Ferreira, F., Martins, C., Leitão, A. 2016. Functional characterization and inhibition of the type II DNA topoisomerase coded by African swine fever virus. Virology 493: 209-216.

Aguado-Martínez, A., Basto, A.P., Müller, J., Balmer, V., Manser, V., Leitão, A., Hemphill, A. 2016. N-terminal fusion of a toll-like receptor 2-ligand to a Neospora caninum chimeric antigen efficiently modifies the properties of the specific immune response. Parasitology 143: 606-616.

Wetzel-Gastal, D., Feitor, F., van Harten, S., Sebastiana, M., Sousa, L.M.R., Cardoso, L.A. 2016. Genomic study of mammary gland in bovines acclimated to a tropical environment. South African J. Anim. Sci. 46:1-13

Almeida, A.M., Palhinhas, R.G., Kilminster, T., Scanlon, T., van Harten, S., Milton, J., Blache, D., Greeff, J., Oldham, C., Coelho, A.V., Cardoso, L.A. 2016. The effect of weight loss on the muscle proteome in the Damara, Dorper and Australian Merino ovine breeds. PLoS ONE 11:e0146367.

2015


Portugal, R., Coelho, J., Hoeper, D., Little, N.S., Smithson, C., Upton, C., Martins, C., Leitão, A., Keil, G.M. 2015. Related strains of African swine fever virus with different virulence: genome comparison and analysis. J. Gen. Virol. 96: 408-419.

Waap, H., Nunes, T., Cortes, H., Leitão, A., Vaz, Y. (2015). Percepção da besnoitiose bovina em Portugal - questionário aos médicos veterinários de campo. Rev. Port. Cienc. Vet. 110: 201-208.

Basto, A.P., Badenes, M., Almeida, S.C.P. Martins, C., Duarte, A., Santos, D.M., Leitão, A. 2015. Immune response profile elicited by the model antigen ovalbumin expressed in fusion with the bacterial OprI lipoprotein. Mol. Immunol. 64: 36-45.

Coelho, J., Martins, C., Ferreira, F., Leitão, A. 2015. African swine fever virus ORF P1192R codes for a functional type II DNA topoisomerase. Virology 474: 82-93.

Ferreira, A.M., Marques, A.T., Bhide, M., Cubric-Curik, V., Hollung, K., Knight, C.H., Raundrup, K., Lippolis, J., Palmer, M., Sales-Baptista, E., Araújo, S.S., Almeida, A,M, 2015. Sequence analysis of bitter taste receptor gene repertoires in different ruminant species. Plos One 10:e0124933

Alves, S. P., Raundrup, K., Cabo, A., Bessa, R. J. B., Almeida, A.M. 2015. Fatty acid composition of muscle, adipose tissue and liver from Muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus) living in West Greenland. Plos One 10: e0145241. 

Fadda, S., Almeida, A.M. 2015. Proteomics in Argentina - limitations and future perspectives: A special emphasis on meat proteomics. Proteomics 15:3676-3687.

Bustos, A.Y., Font de Valdez, G., Raya, R., Almeida, A.M., Fadda, S., Tarantoa, M.P. 2015. Proteomic analysis of the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri CRL1098 reveals novel tolerance biomarkers to bile acid-induced stress. Food Res. Int. 77:599-607.

Lerias, J.R., Pena, R., Hernandez-Castellano, L.E., Capote, J., Castro, N., Argüello, A., Araújo, S.S., Saco, Y., Bassols, A., Almeida, A.M. 2015. Establishment of the biochemical and endocrine blood profiles in the Majorera and Palmera dairy goat breeds: the effect of feed restrictionJ. Dairy Res. 82:416-425. 

Antunes, S., Merino, O., Lerias, J., Domingues, N., Mosqueda, J., de la Fuente, J., Domingos, A. 2015. Artificial feeding of Rhipicephalus microplus female ticks with anti calreticulin serum do not influence tick and Babesia bigemina acquisition. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 6:47-55.

Ferlizza, E., Campos, A., Neagu, A., Cuoghi, A., Bellei, E., Monari, E., Dondi, F., Almeida, A.M., Isani, G., 2015. The effect of chronic kidney disease on the urine proteome in the domestic cat (Felis catus). Vet. J. 204:73-81.

Hernandez-Castellano, L.E., Argueello, A., Almeida, A.M., Castro, N., Bendixen, E. 2015. Colostrum protein uptake in neonatal lambs examined by descriptive and quantitative liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. J. Dairy Sci. 98:135-147. 

Almeida, A.M., Bassols, A., Bendixen, E., Bhide, M., Ceciliani, F., Cristobal, S., Eckersall, P.D., Hollung, K., Lisacek, F., Mazzucchelli, G., McLaughlin, M., Miller, I., Nally, J.E., Plowman, J. Renaut, J., Rodrigues, P., Roncada, P., Staric, J., Turk, R. 2015. Animal board invited review: Advances in proteomics for animal and food sciences. Animal 9:1-17 

 

2014


Waap, H., Nunes, T., Cortes, H., Leitão, A., Vaz, Y. 2014. Prevalence and geographic distribution of Besnoitia besnoiti infection in cattle herds in Portugal. Parasitol. Res. 113: 3703-3711.

Basto, A.P., Leitão, A. 2014. Targeting TLR2 for vaccine development. J. Immunol. Res. 2014: 619410.

Basto, A.P., Morais, J., Marcelino, E., Leitão, A., Santos, D.M. 2014. An efficient depyrogenation method for recombinant bacterial outer membrane lipoproteins. Protein Expr. Purif. 98:10-17.

Rebordão, M.R., Carneiro, C., Alexandre-Pires, G., Brito, P., Pereira, C., Nunes, T., Galvão, A., Leitão, A., Vilela, C., Ferreira-Dias, G. 2014. Neutrophil extracellular traps formation by bacteria causing endometritis in the mare. J. Reprod. Immunol. 106: 41-49.

Cardoso, R., Nolasco, S., Gonçalves, J., Cortes, H.C., Leitão, A., Soares, H. 2014. Besnoitia besnoiti and Toxoplasma gondii: Two apicomplexan strategies to manipulate the host cell centrosome and Golgi apparatus. Parasitology 141:1436-1454.

Hemphill, A., Leitão, A. 2014. ApiCOWplexa 2013-2nd international meeting on apicomplexan parasites in farm animals. Parasitology 141: 1355-1358.

Cortes, H., Leitão, A., Gottstein, B., Hemphill, A. 2014. A review on bovine besnoitiosis: A disease with economic impact in herd health management, caused by Besnoitia besnoiti (Franco and Borges, 1916). Parasitology 141: 1406-14017.

Almeida, A.M., Plowman, J.E., Harland, D.P., Thomas, A., Kilminster, T., Scanlon, T., Milton, J., Greeff, J., Oldham, C., Clerens, S. 2014. Influence of feed restriction on the wool proteome: a combined iTRAQ and fibre structural study. J. Proteomics. 103:170-177.

Almeida, A.M., Bassols, A., Ceciliani, F. 2014. Editorial: Proteomics in farm animals: quo vadis? Curr. Protein Pept. Sci. 15:2-3.

Almeida, A.M. 2014. Rabbit muscle proteomics: a great leap forward (commentary). Proteomics 5:2225-2226.

Hernandez-Castellano, L.E., Almeida, A.M., Ventosa, M., Coelho, A.V., Castro, N., Arguello, A. 2014. The effect of colostrum intake on blood plasma proteome profile in newborn lambs: low abundance proteins. BMC Vet. Res. 10:85.

Hernandez-Castellano, L.E., Almeida, A.M., Castro, N., Arguello, A. 2014. The colostrum proteome, ruminant nutrition and immunity: a review. Curr. Protein Pept. Sci. 15:64-74.

Lérias, J., Hernandez-Castellano, L.E., Suárez-Trujillo, A., Castro, N., Pourlis, A., Almeida, A.M. 2014. The mammary gland in small ruminants: major morphological and functional events underlying milk production – a review. J. Dairy Res. 81:304-318.

Miller, I., Rogel-Gaillard, C., Spina, D., Fontanesi, L., Almeida, A.M. 2014. The rabbit as an experimental and production animal: from Genomics to Proteomics. Curr. Protein Pept. Sci. 15:134-45.

 

2013


Cunha, R.C., Andreotti, R., Aguirre, A.R., Leitão, A. 2013. Calculation of the efficacy of vaccines against tick infestations on cattle. Rev. Bras. Parasitol. Vet. 22: 571-578.

Mottola, C., Freitas, F.B., Simões, M., Martins, C., Leitão, A., Ferreira, F. 2013. In vitro antiviral activity of fluoroquinolones against African swine fever virus. Vet. Microbiol. 165: 86-94.

Hemphill, A., Leitão, A., Cook, B.M. 2013. International Meeting on Apicomplexan Parasites in Farm Animals (ApiCOWplexa) 2012. Editorial. Int. J. Parasitol. 43:105-106.

Almeida, A.M., Kilminster, T., Scanlon, T., Araújo, S.S, Milton, J., Oldham, C., Greeff, J.C. 2013. Assessing carcass and meat characteristics of Damara, Dorper and Australian Merino lambs under restricted feeding. Trop. Anim. Health Prod. 45:1305-1311.

Alves, S., Bessa, R.J.B., Quaresma, M., Kilminster, T., Scanlon, S., Oldham, C., Milton, J., Greeff, J., Almeida, A.M. 2013. Does the fat tailed Damara ovine breed have a distinct lipid metabolism leading to a high concentration of branched chain fatty acids in tissues? PLoS One 8:e77313.

Araújo, S.S., Duque, A.S., Marques da Silva, J., Santos, D., Bernardes da Silva, A. Fevereiro, P. 2013. Water deficit and recovery response of Medicago truncatula plants expressing the ELIP-like DSP22. Biol. Plantarum 57:159-163.

Campos, A., Puerto, M., Prieto, A., Cameán, A., Almeida, A.M., Coelho, A.V., Vasconcelos, V. 2013. Protein extraction and two-dimensional gel electrophoresis of proteins in the marine mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis: an important tool for protein expression studies, food quality and safety assessment. J. Sci. Food Agr. 93:1779-1783.

Lérias, J.R., Hernández-Castellano, L.E., Morales-Delanuez, A., Araújo, S.S., Castro, N., Argüello, A., Capote, J., Almeida, A.M. 2013. Body live weight and milk production parameters in the Majorera and Palmera goat breeds from the Canary Islands: influence of weight loss. Trop. Anim. Health Prod. 45:1731-1736.

Franco, C.F., Soares, R., Pires, E., Koci, K., Almeida, A.M., Santos, R., Coelho, A.V. 2013. Understanding regeneration through Proteomics. Proteomics 13:686-709.

Ferreira, A.M., Bislev, S.L., Bendixen, E., Almeida, A.M. 2013. The mammary gland in domestic ruminants: A systems biology perspective. J. Proteomics 94:110-123.

Ferreira, A.M., Araújo, S., Baptista, E.S., Almeida, A.M. 2013. Candidate genes for bitter taste receptors in the domestic sheep (Ovis aries). Animal 7:547-554.

Paredi, G.L., Sentandreu, M.A., Mozzarelli, A., Fadda, S., Hollung, K., Almeida, A.M. 2013. Muscle and meat: New horizons and applications for proteomics on a farm to fork perspective. J. Proteomics 88:58-82.

Scanlon, T.T., Almeida, A M., van Burgel, A., Kilminster, T., Greeff, J.C., Oldham, C. 2013. Live weight parameters and feed intake in Dorper, Damara and Australian Merino lambs exposed to restricted feeding. Small Ruminant Res. 109:101-106.

Van Harten, S., Brito,R., Almeida, A.M., Scanlon, T., Kilminster, T., Milton, J., Greeff, J., Oldham, C., Cardoso, L.A. 2013. Gene expression of regulatory enzymes involved in the intermediate metabolism of sheep subjected to feed restriction. Animal 7:439-445.

 

2012


Almeida, A.M., Bendixen, E. 2012. Pig Proteomics: a review of a species in the crossroad between biomedical and food sciences. J Proteomics 75:4296-4314.

Almeida, A.M., Parreira, J.R., Santos, R., Duque, A.S., Francisco, R., Tomé, D.F., Ricardo, C.P., Coelho, A.V., Fevereiro, P.S. 2012. A proteomics study of the induction of somatic embryogenesis in Medicago truncatula using 2DE and MALDI-TOF/TOF. Physiol. Plant. 146:236-249.

Cardoso, L.A. 2012. Environmental and economic impacts of livestock productivity increase in sub-Saharan Africa. Trop. Anim. Health Prod. 44:1879-1884.

Eckersall, P.D., Almeida, A.M., Miller, I. 2012. Proteomics, a new tool for farm animal science. J. Proteomics 75:4187-4189.

Marcelino, I., Almeida, A.M., Ventosa, M., Pruneau, L., Martinez, D., LeFrançois, T., Vachiery, N., Coelho, A.V. 2012. Tick-borne diseases in cattle: applications of Proteomics to develop new generation vaccines. J. Proteomics 75:4232-4250.

Marcelino, I., Almeida, A.M., Brito, C., Meyer, D.F., Barreto, M., Sheikboudou, C., Franco, C.F., Martinez, D., LeFrançois, T., Vachiery, N., Carrondo, M.J.T., Coelho, A.V., Alves, P.M. 2012. Proteomic analysis of Ehrlichia ruminantium in host endothelial cells. Vet. Microbiol. 156:305-314.

Paredi, G.L., Raboni, S., Bendixen, E., Almeida, A.M., Mozzarelli, A. 2012. Muscle to meat molecular events and technological transformations: the proteomics insight. J. Proteomics 75:4275-4289.

Soares, R., Franco, C., Pires, E., Ventosa, M., Palhinhas, R., Koci, K., Almeida, A.M., Coelho, A.V. 2012. Mass spectrometry and animal science: Protein identification strategies and particularities of farm animal species. J. Proteomics 75:4190-4206.

van Harten, S., Cardoso, L.A. 2012. Changes in the expression of regulatory enzymes associated with anabolic pathways of energy metabolism in Wild and New Zealand rabbits during feed restriction. Livest. Sci. 150:357-363.

Waap, H., Cardoso, R., Leitão, A., Nunes, T., Vilares, A., Gargaté, M.J., Meireles, J., Cortes, H., Ângelo, H. 2012. In vitro isolation and seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in stray cats and pigeons in Lisbon, Portugal. Vet. Parasitol. 187: 542-547. DOI: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2012.01.022

Basto, A.P., Piedade, J., Ramalho, R., Alves, S., Soares, H., Cornelis, P., Martins, C., Leitão, A. 2012. A new cloning system based on the OprI lipoprotein for the production of recombinant bacterial cell wall-derived immunogenic formulations. J. Biotechnol. 157:50-63. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2011.11.006

 

2011


Mau, M., Almeida, A.M., Coelho, A.V., Südekum, K.-H. 2011. First identification of tannin-binding proteins in saliva of Papio hamadryas using MS/MS mass spectrometry. Am. J. Primat. 73:896-902.

Almeida, A.M. 2011. By endurance we conquer”: fat tailed sheep in the 21st century. Trop. Anim. Health Prod. 43:1233-1235.

Almeida, A.M. 2011. The Damara in the context of Southern Africa fat tailed sheep breeds. Trop. Anim. Health Prod. 43:1427-1441.

Lamy E, Rawel, H., Schweigert, F.J., Capela e Silva, F., Ferreira, A., Costa, A.R., Antunes, C., Almeida, A.M., Coelho, A.V., Sales-Baptista, E. 2011. The effect of tannins on Mediterranean ruminant ingestive behavior: the role of the oral cavity. Molecules 16:2766-2784.

Puerto, M., Campos, A., Prieto, A., Cameán, A., Almeida, A.M. Coelho, A.V., Vasconcelos, V. 2011. Differential protein expression in two bivalve species, Mytilus galloprovincialis and Corbicula fluminea, exposed to Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii cells. Aquat. Toxicol. 101:109-116.

Marcelino, E., Martins, T.M., Morais, J.B., Nolasco, S., Cortes, H., Hemphill, A., Leitão, A., Novo, C. 2011. Besnoitia besnoiti protein disulfide isomerase (BbPDI): molecular characterization, expression and in silico modelling. Exp. Parasitol. 129:164-74. DOI: 10.1016/j.exppara.2011.06.012.

Waap, H., Cardoso, R., Marcelino, E., Malta, J., Cortes, H., Leitão, A. 2011. A modified agglutination test for the diagnosis of Besnoitia besnoiti infection. Vet. Parasitol. 178: 217-222. 

2010


Almeida, A.M., Campos, A, Francisco, R., van Harten, S., Cardoso, L.A., Coelho, A.V. 2010. Proteomic investigation of the effects of weight loss in the gastrocnemius muscle of wild and New Zealand white rabbits via 2D-electrophoresis and MALDI-TOF MS. Anim. Genet. 41:260-272.

Almeida, A.M., Zuber, U. 2010. The effect of the Naked Neck genotype (Nana), feeding and outdoor rearing on growth and carcass characteristics of free range broilers in a hot climate. Trop. Anim. Health Prod. 42:99-107.

Almeida, A.M., van Harten, S., Campos, A., Coelho, A.V., Cardoso, L.A. 2010. The effect of weight loss on protein profiles of gastrocnemius muscle in rabbits: a study using 1D electrophoresis and peptide mass fingerprinting. J. Anim. Physiol. Anim. Nutr. 94:174-185.

Campos, A., Carvajal-Vallejos, P.K., Villalobos, E., Franco, C., Almeida, A.M., Coelho, A.V., Torné, J.M., Santos M. 2010. Characterization of Zea mays L. plastidial transglutaminase: Interactions with thylakoid membrane proteins. Plant Biol. 12:708-716.

van Harten, S., Cardoso, L. A. 2010. Feed restriction and genetic selection on the expression and activity of metabolism regulatory enzymes in rabbits. Animal 4:1873-1883.

Branco, S., Orvalho, J., Leitão, A., Pereira, I., Malta, M., Mariano, I., Carvalho, T., Baptista, R., Shiels, B.R., Peleteiro, M.C. 2010. Fatal cases of Theileria annulata infection in calves in Portugal associated with neoplastic-like lymphoid cell proliferation. J. Vet. Sci. 11: 27-34

2009


Almeida, A.M., Campos, A., van Harten, S., Cardoso, L.A., Coelho, A.V. 2009. Establishment of a proteomic reference map for the gastrocnemius muscle in the rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus). Res. Vet. Sci. 87: 196-199.

Carvalho, M., Mateus, L., Afonso, F., van Harten, S., Cardoso, L.A., Redmer, D.A., Ferreira-Dias, G. 2009. Testicular angiogenic activity in response to food restriction in rabbit. Reproduction 137:509-515.

Nunes, C.M.J., Araújo, S.S., Marques da Silva, J., Fevereiro, P., Bernandes da Silva, A.R. 2009. Photosynthesis light curves: a method for screening water deficit resistance in the model Medicago truncatula. Ann. App. Biol. 155:321-332.

Gallardo, C., Reis, A.L., Kalema-Zikusoka, G., Malta, J., Soler, A., Blanco, E., Parkhouse, R.M., Leitão, A. 2009. Recombinant antigen targets for serodiagnosis of African swine fever. Clin. Vaccine Immunol. 16:1012-1020. 

Portugal, R., Leitão, A., Martins, C. 2009. Apoptosis in porcine macrophages infected in vitro with African swine fever virus (ASFV) strains with different virulence. Arch. Virol. 154: 1441-1450. 

Portugal, R., Leitão, A., Martins, C. 2009. Characterization of African swine fever virus IAP homologue expression in porcine macrophages infected with different virulence isolates. Vet. Microbiol. 139: 140-146.

 

Book  Chapters


Carmona, B., Tavares, A., Nolasco, S., Leitão, A., Soares, H. 2016. MOB1A. In: Encyclopedia of Signaling Molecules. Ed. Sangdun Choi. Springer New York.  ISBN: 978-1-4614-6438-9 (online); 978-1-4614-6438-9 (print).

Almeida, A.M. 2014. The Portuguese Black Merino. In: Timeless Coloured Sheep pp.48-50. Ed. D. DuToit. M Imhof Verlag, Petersberg, Germany. ISBN: 978-3-86568-960-3 

Vaz Patto, M.C., Vaz Patto, A., Almeida, A.M. 2014. A Brief introduction to Serra da Estrela sheep. In: Timeless Coloured Sheep pp.51-53. Ed. D. DuToit. M Imhof Verlag, Petersberg, Germany. ISBN: 978-3-86568-960-3 

Cardoso, L.A., Almeida, A.M. 2013. Seasonal weight loss - an assessment of losses and implications on animal welfare and production in the tropics: Southern Africa and Western Australia as case studies. In: Enhancing Animal welfare and farmer income through strategic animal feeding  pp.37-44. Ed. H.P.S. Makkar. FAO Animal Production and Health Paper No. 175. Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome. ISBN: 978-92-5-107452-7

Duque, A.S., Almeida, A.M., Silva, A.B., Silva, J.M., Farinha, A.P., Santos, D., Fevereiro, P., Araujo, S.S. 2013. Abiotic stress responses in plants. Unraveling the complexity of genes and networks to survive. In: Abiotic Stress - Plant Responses and Applications in Agriculture. Ed. K. Vahdati, C. Leslie. Intech publications, Rijeka, Croatia. ISBN: 978-953-51-1024-8.

Almeida, A.M. 2012. Fat Depots – a morphological and anatomical adaptation to tropical climates. In: Ruminants, Anatomy Behaviour and diseases: pp.121-126. Ed. R.E. Marques, Nova Science, Haupagge, NY, USA. ISBN: 978-1-62081-064-4.

Lamy, E., van Harten, S., Sales-Baptista, E., Guerra, M.M., Almeida, A.M. 2012. Factors influencing livestock productivity. In: Environmental Stress and Amelioration in Livestock Production pp. 19-51; Ed. S.V. Sejian, S.M.K. Naqvi, T. Ezeji, J. Kakritz, R. Lal, Springer, Verlag, Berlin. ISBN: 978-3-642-29204-0.

Soares, R., Pires, E., Almeida, A.M., Santos, R., Gomes, R., Koci, K.,. Franco, C.F, Coelho, A.V. 2012. Tandem Mass Spectrometry of peptides. Ed. L. Lesnjakovic, Intech publications, Rijeka, Croatia. ISBN: 978-953-51-0141-3.

Campos, A., Almeida, A.M., Coelho, A.V. 2011. Blue Native PAGE, basis of the technique and its use in organelle study: the mitochondrial complexome. In: Mitochondria: Structure, Functions and Dysfunctions. pp. 975-982. Ed. O.L. Svensson, Nova Science, Haupagge, NY, USA. ISBN: 978-1-61668-346-7

Almeida, A.M. 2009. Genetic resources and commercial cattle breeding in the tropics - are yesterday’s breeds the answer to 21st century problems? In: Animal Genetics. Ed. L.J. Rechi, Nova Science, Haupagge, NY, USA: 191-195. ISBN: 978-1-60741-844-3.