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Dr. Erica Fadón-Adrián

Scientific Research Focus

My research goals pursue to understand the underlying dormancy mechanisms in temperate fruit crops and trying to develop useful tools to easily determine the dormancy status. My studies have focused on the flower development framed along the dormancy period, paying special attention to the physiological changes at the cellular level linked to the chilling fulfillment.

I usually work with histochemistry, microscopy, and image analysis. And I am also familiar with reproductive biology applied to fruit trees: emasculation and viability of pollen, crosses, evaluation compatibility-incompatibility.


Academic Education

2010 – 2015: PhD at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) / University of Zaragoza.

2010 – 2012: Master in Plant Breeding at the International Centre Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) / University of Lerida.

2002 – 2008: Agricultural Engineering at the Public University of Navarre        

Professional Career

2018 to present: Postdoc, Department of Horticultural Sciences, University of Bonn.

2015 – 2018: Research assistance at the Pomology Department (EEAD – CSIC) and Fruit-Tree Department (CITA), research institutes in Zaragoza (Spain).

2010 – 2014: Predoctoral research grant (FPI) from the Spanish Ministry of Economy.

2008 – 2010: “dRaíz” Viticulture and Enology Laboratory Services in Navarra (Spain).


Selected Publications

E. Fadón and J. Rodrigo. (In Press) Combining histochemical staining and image analysis to quantify starch in ovary primordia of sweet cherry during winter dormancy. Journal of Visualized Experiments.

E. Fadón, M. Herrero and J. Rodrigo. (2018) Anther and pollen development in sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) in relation to winter dormancy. Protoplasma.

E. Fadón, M. Herrero and J. Rodrigo. (2018) Is there a specific stage to rest? Morphological changes in flower primordia in relation to endodormancy in sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.). Trees – Structure and Function. doi: 10.1007/s00468-018-1735-7.

E. Fadón and J. Rodrigo. 2018. Unveiling winter dormancy through empirical experiments. Environmental and Experimental Botany 152, 28-36. doi: 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2017.11.006

E. Fadón, M. Herrero and J. Rodrigo. 2018. Dormant flower buds actively accumulate starch over winter. Frontiers in Plant Science 9, 171. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2018.00171

E. Fadón, M. Herrero and J. Rodrigo. 2015. Flower development in sweet cherry framed in the BBCH scale. Sciencia Horticulturae 192, 141-147. doi: 10.1016/j.scienta.2015.05.027

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