Research articles


Monteiro J, Videira A., Pereira F
Quantification of Neurospora crassa mitochondrial DNA using quantitative real‐time PCR.
Letters in Applied Microbiology. 2020. DOI: 10.1111/lam.13294

Pereira F, Alves C, Couto C, Díaz LL, Parra D, Furfuro S, Aler M, Borrego LB, Olekšáková T, Balsa F, Sampaio L, Porto MJA, Costa HA, Voss CA, Caputo M, Corach D, García O, Moro SP, Pereira R, Amorim A
Species identification in routine casework samples using the SPInDel kit.
Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series. 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.fsigss.2019.09.070

Santos C, Pereira F
Identification of plant species using variable length chloroplast DNA sequences
Forensic Science International: Genetics. 2018. 36:1-12. DOI: 10.1016/j.fsigen.2018.05.009

Arenas M, Pereira F, Oliveira M, Pinto N, Lopes AM, Gomes V, Carracedo A, Amorim A
Forensic genetics and genomics: much more than just a human affair
PLoS Genetics. 2017. 13(9): e1006960. DOI:

Castro C, Amorim M, Moreira F, Pereira F
A method to assemble DNA fragments mimicking junctions of transgenic elements: application to the AquAdvantage salmon
Food Control. 2017. 82: 179-183. DOI:

Moreira F, Carneiro J, Pereira F
A proposal for standardization of transgenic reference sequences used in food forensics
Forensic Science International: Genetics. 2017. 29: e26-e28. DOI: 10.1016/j.fsigen.2017.04.022

Alves C, Pereira R, Prieto L, Aler M, Amaral C, Arévalo C, Berardi G, Di Rocco F, Caputo M, Carmona CH, Catelli L, Costal HA, Coufalova P, Furfuro S, García O, Gaviria A, Goios A, Gómez JJB, Hernández A, Hernández ECB, Miranda L, Parra D, Pedrosa S, Porto MJA, Rebelo ML, Spirito M, Torres MCV, Amorim A, Pereira F.
Species identification in forensic samples using the SPInDel approach: A GHEP-ISFG inter-laboratory collaborative exercise
Forensic Science International: Genetics. 2017. 28: 219–224. DOI:

Santos C, Pereira F.
Design and evaluation of PCR primers for amplification of four chloroplast DNA regions in plants
Conservation Genetics Resources. 2017. 9(1), 9-12. DOI: 10.1007/s12686-016-0605-0

Gonçalves J, Marks CA, Obendorf D, Amorim A, Pereira F.
A multiplex PCR assay for identification of the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) using the mitochondrial ribosomal RNA genes
Conservation Genetics Resources. 2015. 7(1): 45-48. DOI: 10.1007/s12686-014-0343-0

 Gonçalves J, Pereira F, Amorim A, van Asch B.
New method for the simultaneous identification of cow, sheep, goat, and water buffalo in dairy products by analysis of short species-specific mitochondrial DNA targets.
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 2012. 60(42):10480-10485.

Carneiro J, Pereira F, Amorim A.
SPInDel: a multi-functional workbench for species identification using insertion/deletion variants.
Molecular Ecology Resources. 2012. 12(6):1190-5.

van Asch B, Silva Santos L, Carneiro J, Pereira F, Amorim A.
Identification of mtDNA lineages of Sus scrofa by multiplex single base extension for the authentication of processed food products.
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 2011. 59(13): 6920-6926.

Pereira F, Carneiro J, Matthiesen R, van Asch B, Pinto N, Gusmão L, Amorim A.
Identification of species by multiplex analysis of variable-length sequences.
Nucleic Acids Research. 2010. 38 (22): e203.

van Asch B, Pinheiro R, Pereira R, Alves C, Pereira V, Pereira F, Gusmão L, Amorim, A.
A framework for the development of STR genotyping in domestic animal species: Characterisation and population study of twelve canine X-chromosome loci.
Electrophoresis. 2010. 31(2):303-8.

van Asch B, Alves C, Santos L, Pinheiro R, Pereira F, Gusmão L, Amorim A.
Genetic profiles and sex identification of found-dead wolves determined by the use of an 11-loci PCR multiplex.
Forensic Science International Genetics. 2010. 4(2):68-72.

van Asch B, Alves C, Gusmão L, Pereira V, Pereira F, Amorim A.
A new autosomal STR nineplex for canine identification and parentage testing.
Electrophoresis. 2009. 30:417-423.

Pereira F, Carneiro J, Soares P, Maciel S, Nejmeddine F, Lenstra JA, Gusmão L, Amorim A.
A multiplex primer extension assay for the rapid identification of paternal lineages in domestic goat (Capra hircus): laying the foundations for a detailed caprine Y chromosome phylogeny.
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 2008. 49:663-668.

Alonso A, Albarran C, Martín P, García P, Capilla J, García O, de la Rua C, Izaguirre N, Pereira F, Pereira L, Amorim A, Sancho M.
Usefulness of microchip electrophoresis for the analysis of mitochondrial DNA in Forensic and Ancient DNA studies.
Electrophoresis. 2006. 27(24):5101-9.

Frigi S, Pereira F, Pereira L, Yacoubi B, Gusmão L, Alves C, Khil H, Cherni L, Amorim A, El Gaaied A.
Data for Y-chromosome haplotypes defined by 17 STRs (AmpFLSTR® Yfiler™) in two Tunisian Berber communities.
Forensic Science International. 2006. 160(1):80-3.