Cristina Silvar
  • University of Coruña
  • Plant science


Ph.D. in Biology, University of A Coruña, Spain, 2005

Current position

Assistant Professor, University of Coruña, Spain, 2010

Publications (since 2010)

  1. Gonzalez-Perez, S., Garces-Claver, A., Mallor, C., Saenz de Miera, L. E., Fayos, O., Pomar, F., Merino, F. and Silvar, C. (2014). New insights into Capsicum spp relatedness and the diversification process of Capsicum annuum in Spain. PLoS One 9(12): e116276.
  2. Hofmann, K., Silvar, C., Casas, A. M., Herz, M., Buttner, B., Gracia, M. P., Contreras-Moreira, B., Wallwork, H., Igartua, E. and Schweizer, G. (2013). Fine mapping of the Rrs1 resistance locus against scald in two large populations derived from Spanish barley landraces. Theor Appl Genet 126(12): 3091-3102.
  3. Silvar, C., Perovic, D., Nussbaumer, T., Spannagl, M., Usadel, B., Casas, A., Igartua, E. and Ordon, F. (2013). Towards positional isolation of three quantitative trait loci conferring resistance to powdery mildew in two Spanish barley landraces. PLoS One 8(6): e67336.
  4. Silvar, C., Kopahnke, D., Flath, K., Serfling, A., Perovic, D., Casas, A. M., Igartua, E. and Ordon, F. (2013). Resistance to powdery mildew in one Spanish barley landrace hardly resembles other previously identified wild barley resistances. Eur J Plant Pathol 136(3): 459-468.
  5. Perovic, J., Silvar, C., Koenig, J., Stein, N., Perovic, D. and Ordon, F. (2013). A versatile fluorescence-based multiplexing assay for CAPS genotyping on capillary electrophoresis systems. Mol Breeding 32(1): 61-69.
  6. Silvar, C., Perovic, D., Scholz, U., Casas, A. M., Igartua, E. and Ordon, F. (2012). Fine mapping and comparative genomics integration of two quantitative trait loci controlling resistance to powdery mildew in a Spanish barley landrace. Theor Appl Genet 124(1): 49-62.
  7. Ponce-Molina, L. J., María Casas, A., Pilar Gracia, M., Silvar, C., Mansour, E., Thomas, W. B., Schweizer, G., Herz, M. and Igartua, E. (2012). Quantitative trait loci and candidate loci for heading date in a large population of a wide barley cross. Crop Science 52(6): 2469-2480.
  8. Silvar, C., Casas, A. M., Igartua, E., Ponce-Molina, L. J., Gracia, M. P., Schweizer, G., Herz, M., Flath, K., Waugh, R., Kopahnke, D. and Ordon, F. (2011). Resistance to powdery mildew in Spanish barley landraces is controlled by different sets of quantitative trait loci. Theor Appl Genet 123(6): 1019-1028.
  9. Silvar, C., Flath, K., Kopahnke, D., Gracia, M., Lasa, J., Casas, A., Igartua, E. and Ordon, F. (2011). Analysis of powdery mildew resistance in the Spanish barley core collection. Plant Breeding 130(2): 195-202.
  10. Silvar, C., Dhif, H., Igartua, E., Kopahnke, D., Gracia, M. P., Lasa, J. M., Ordon, F. and Casas, A. M. (2010). Identification of quantitative trait loci for resistance to powdery mildew in a Spanish barley landrace. Mol Breeding 25(4): 581-592.
  11. Silvar, C., Casas, A., Kopahnke, D., Habekuß, A., Schweizer, G., Gracia, M., Lasa, J., Ciudad, F., Molina‐Cano, J. and Igartua, E. (2010). Screening the spanish barley core collection for disease resistance. Plant breeding 129(1): 45-52.
  12. Chmielowska, J., Veloso, J., Gutierrez, J., Silvar, C. and Díaz, J. (2010). Cross-protection of pepper plants stressed by copper against a vascular pathogen is accompanied by the induction of a defence response. Plant Sci 178(2): 176-182.