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  José António da Costa Santos  
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  Category: PhD Student  
  Department: Biology  
  Research group: Functional Biodiversity
  Direct URL for this page: http://www.cesam.ua.pt/jacsantos  
  Thesis title: Using the frustulins of diatom biofilms to chelate metal ions in water systems
  Supervisor: Prof. Doutora Etelvina Figueira, Prof. Doutora Salomé Almeida, Doutora Rosa Freitas
  Category: BO
  Grant type: BD
  Funding entity: FCT
  Grant reference: SFRH/BD/89419/2012
  Start date: 2013-02-01
  End date: 2017-02-01
  1. Santos J., Almeida S.F.P., Freitas R., Velez C., Esteves S., Figueira E. (2016) Intraspecific differences in cadmium tolerance of Nitzschia palea (Kutzing) W. Smith: a biochemical approach. Ecotoxicology. 25, 7, 1305-1317. (see details) ISI paper
  2. Santos J., Almeida S., Figueira E. (2013) Cadmium chelation by frustulins: a novel metal tolerance mechanism in Nitzschia palea (Kutzing) W. Smith. Ecotoxicology. 22, 166–173 (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007%2Fs10646-012-1013-1
  3. Freitas R., Costa E., Velez C., Santos J., Lima A., Oliveira C., Rodrigues A.M., Quintino V., Figueira E. (2012) Looking for suitable biomarkers in benthic macroinvertebrates inhabiting coastal areas with low metal contamination: Comparison between the bivalve Cerastoderma edule and the Polychaete Diopatra neapolitana. Ecotoxicology And Environmental Safety. 75, 109-118. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2011.08.019