Profesor Asociado

Dr. en Genética y Mejoramiento, Universidade Estadual de Maringá.

Master en Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad de La Serena.


Líneas de Investigación

El enfoque principal de investigación se centra en el área del mejoramiento vegetal, con énfasis en la evaluación genética de características complejas.

Jeyasri, R; Muthuramalingam, P; Satish, L; Adarshan, S; Lakshmi, MA; Pandian, SK; Chen, JT; Ahmar, S; Wang, XK; Mora-Poblete, F; Ramesh, M. 2021., The Role of OsWRKY Genes in Rice When Faced with Single and Multiple Abiotic Stresses. Agronomy-Basel. doi: 10.3390/agronomy11071301

Mansha, A; Zubair, K; Rehan, ZA; Shakir, HMF; Javed, T; Shabbir, R; Mustafa, SK; Mora-Poblete, F; Zhou, JR; Kumar, U; Al-Harbi, MS; Hassan, MM. 2021., Synthesis of Nickel Spinel Ferrites Nanoparticles Coated with Thermally Reduced Graphene Oxide for EMI Shielding in the Microwave, UV, and NIR Regions. Polymers. doi: 10.3390/polym13193316

Ali, Q; Ahmar, S; Sohail, MA; Kamran, M; Ali, M; Saleem, MH; Rizwan, M; Ahmed, AM; Mora-Poblete, F; do Amaral, AT; Mubeen, M; Ali, S., 2021. Research advances and applications of biosensing technology for the diagnosis of pathogens in sustainable agriculture. Environmental Science And Pollution Research. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-12419-6

Hussain, R; Ayyub, CM; Shaheen, MR; Rashid, S; Nafees, M; Ali, S; Butt, M; Ali, M; Maqsood, A; Fiaz, S; Ahmar, S; Mahmood, T; Mora-Poblete, F., 2021. Regulation of Osmotic Balance and Increased Antioxidant Activities under Heat Stress in Abelmoschus esculentus L. Triggered by Exogenous Proline Application. Agronomy-Basel. doi: 10.3390/agronomy11040685

Mafra, GS; Filho, JED; do Amaral, AT; Maldonado, C; Kamphorst, SH; de Lima, VJ; dos Santos, DR; Leite, JT; Santos, PHAD; Santos, TD; Bispo, RB; de Oliveira, UA; Pinto, VB; Viana, AP; Correa, CCG; Ahmar, S; Mora-Poblete, F., 2021. Regional Heritability Mapping of Quantitative Trait Loci Controlling Traits Related to Growth and Productivity in Popcorn (Zea mays L.). Plants-Basel. doi: 10.3390/plants10091845

Fiaz, S; Wang, XK; Khan, SA; Ahmar, S; Noor, MA; Riaz, A; Ali, K; Abbas, F; Mora-Poblete, F; Figueroa, CR; Alharthi, B., 2021. Novel plant breeding techniques to advance nitrogen use efficiency in rice: A review. Gm Crops & Food-Biotechnology In Agriculture And The Food Chain. doi: 10.1080/21645698.2021.1921545

Torres-Diaz, C; Valladares, MA; Molina-Montenegro, MA; Mora-Poblete, F., 2021. Isolation and characterization of microsatellites for the endangered endemic tree Nothofagus alessandrii (Nothofagaceae). Molecular Biology Reports. doi: 10.1007/s11033-021-06291-3

Valenzuela, CE; Ballesta, P; Ahmar, S; Fiaz, S; Heidari, P; Maldonado, C; Mora-Poblete, F., 2021. Haplotype- and SNP-Based GWAS for Growth and Wood Quality Traits in Eucalyptus cladocalyx Trees under Arid Conditions. Plants-Basel. doi: 10.3390/plants10010148

Mahmood, T; Wang, XK; Ahmar, S; Abdullah, M; Iqbal, MS; Rana, RM; Yasir, M; Khalid, S; Javed, T; Mora-Poblete, F; Chen, JT; Shah, MKN; Du, XM., 2021. Genetic Potential and Inheritance Pattern of Phenological Growth and Drought Tolerance in Cotton (Gossypium Hirsutum L.). Frontiers In Plant Science. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2021.705392

Rashid, N; Khan, S; Wahid, A; Ibrar, D; Hasnain, Z; Irshad, S; Bashir, S; Al-Hashimi, A; Elshikh, MS; Kamran, M; Ahmar, S; Mora-Poblete, F., 2021. Exogenous Application of Biostimulants and Synthetic Growth Promoters Improved the Productivity and Grain Quality of Quinoa Linked with Enhanced Photosynthetic Pigments and Metabolomics. Agronomy-Basel. doi: 10.3390/agronomy11112302

Fiaz, S; Ahmar, S; Saeed, S; Riaz, A; Mora-Poblete, F; Jung, KH., 2021. Evolution and Application of Genome Editing Techniques for Achieving Food and Nutritional Security. International Journal Of Molecular Sciences. doi: 10.3390/ijms22115585

Mahmood, T; Rana, RM; Ahmar, S; Saeed, S; Gulzar, A; Khan, MA; Wattoo, FM; Wang, XK; Branca, F; Mora-Poblete, F; Mafra, GS; Du, XM., 2021. Effect of Drought Stress on Capsaicin and Antioxidant Contents in Pepper Genotypes at Reproductive Stage. Plants-Basel. doi: 10.3390/plants10071286

Adeel, M; Farooq, T; Shakoor, N; Ahmar, S; Fiaz, S; White, JC; Gardea-Torresdey, JL; Mora-Poblete, F; Rui, YK., 2021. COVID-19 and Nanoscience in the Developing World: Rapid Detection and Remediation in Wastewater. Nanomaterials. doi: 10.3390/nano11040991

Ahmad, HM; Wang, XK; Fiaz, S; Mahmood-Ur-Rahman; Nadeem, MA; Khan, SA; Ahmar, S; Azeem, F; Shaheen, T; Mora-Poblete, F., 2021. Comprehensive genomics and expression analysis of eceriferum (CER) genes in sunflower (Helianthus annuus). Saudi Journal Of Biological Sciences. doi: 10.1016/j.sjbs.2021.07.077

Ahmad, HM; Rahman, MU; Ahmar, S; Fiaz, S; Azeem, F; Shaheen, T; Ijaz, M; Bukhari, SA; Khan, SA; Mora-Poblete, F., 2021. Comparative genomic analysis of MYB transcription factors for cuticular wax biosynthesis and drought stress tolerance in Helianthus annuus L. Saudi Journal Of Biological Sciences. doi: 10.1016/j.sjbs.2021.06.009

Javed, MB; Malik, Z; Kamran, M; Abbasi, GH; Majeed, A; Riaz, M; Bukhari, MA; Mustafa, A; Ahmar, S; Mora-Poblete, F; Rafay, M; Bukhari, SAH., 2021. Assessing Yield Response and Relationship of Soil Boron Fractions with Its Accumulation in Sorghum and Cowpea under Boron Fertilization in Different Soil Series. Sustainability. doi: 10.3390/su13084192

Mieres-Castro, D; Ahmar, S; Shabbir, R; Mora-Poblete, F. 2021. Antiviral Activities of Eucalyptus Essential Oils: Their Effectiveness as Therapeutic Targets against Human Viruses. Pharmaceuticals. doi: 10.3390/ph14121210

Jeyasri, R; Muthuramalingam, P; Satish, L; Pandian, SK; Chen, JT; Ahmar, S; Wang, XK; Mora-Poblete, F; Ramesh, M. 2021. An Overview of Abiotic Stress in Cereal Crops: Negative Impacts, Regulation, Biotechnology and Integrated Omics. Plants-Basel. doi: 10.3390/plants10071472.

Ahmar, S; Mahmood, T; Fiaz, S; Mora-Poblete, F; Shafique, MS; Chattha, MS; Jung, KH. 2021. Advantage of Nanotechnology-Based Genome Editing System and Its Application in Crop Improvement. Frontiers In Plant Science. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2021.663849

Khan, SU; Saeed, S; Khan, MHU; Fan, CC; Ahmar, S; Arriagada, O; Shahzad, R; Branca, F; Mora-Poblete, F. 2021. Advances and Challenges for QTL Analysis and GWAS in the Plant-Breeding of High-Yielding: A Focus on Rapeseed. Biomolecules. doi: 10.3390/biom11101516

Ahmar, S; Ballesta, P; Ali, M; Mora-Poblete, F. 2021. Achievements and Challenges of Genomics-Assisted Breeding in Forest Trees: From Marker-Assisted Selection to Genome Editing. International Journal Of Molecular Sciences. doi: 10.3390/ijms221910583

Kulka, V.P., da Silva, T.A., Contreras-Soto, R.I., Maldonado, C., Mora, F., Scapim, C.A. 2018. Diallel analysis and genetic differentiation of tropical and temperate maize inbred lines. Crop Breed. Appl. Biotechnol. 18, 31–38. doi:10.1590/1984-70332018v18n1a5

Kurosawa, R.N.F., Vivas, M., Junior, A.T.A., Ribeiro, R.M., Miranda, S.B., Pena, G.F., Leite, J.T., Mora, F., 2018. Popcorn germplasm resistance to fungal diseases caused by Exserohilum turcicum and bipolaris maydis. Bragantia 77, 36–47. doi:10.1590/1678-4499.2017035

Oñate, F.A., Hasbún, R., Mora, F., Figueroa, C.R., 2018. Linkage disequilibrium and population structure in Fragaria chiloensis revealed by SSR markers transferred from commercial strawberry. Acta Sci. – Agron. 40. doi:10.4025/actasciagron.v40i1.34966

Arriagada, O., Mora, F., Quitral, Y., Del Pozo, A. 2017. Identification of QTL underlying agronomic, morphological and physiological traits in barley under rainfed conditions using SNP markers. Acta Scientiarum-Agronomy 39, 321-329

Contreras-Soto, R.I., Mora, F., de Oliveira, M.A.R., Higashi, W., Scapim, C.A., Schuster, I. 2017. A Genome-Wide Association Study for Agronomic Traits in Soybean Using SNP Markers and SNP-Based Haplotype Analysis. Plos One 12, 2017, 10.1371/journal.pone.0171105

Ferreira, F., Maldonado, C., Mora, F., Scapim, C.A. 2017. SSR-based genetic analysis of sweet corn inbred lines using artificial neural network. Crop Breeding and Applied Biotechnology. Aceptado.

Mora, F., Arriagada, O., Ballesta, P., Ruiz, E. 2017. Genetic diversity and population structure of a drought-tolerant species of Eucalyptus, using microsatellite markers. Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology 26, 274-281

Oñate, F.A., Hasbún, R., Mora, F., Figueroa, C.R. 2017. Linkage disequilibrium and population structure in Fragaria chiloensis revealed by SSR markers transferred from commercial strawberry. Acta Scientarium – Agronomy.

Ballesta P, Mora F, Contreras-Soto R, Ruiz E, Perret S. 2015. Analysis of the genetic diversity of Eucalyptus cladocalyx (sugar gum) using ISSR markers. Acta Scientiarum – Agronomy 37(2):133-140.

Schmit R, Mora F, Emhart V, Rubilar R. 2015. Longitudinal analysis in the selection of Eucalyptus globulus clones under contrasting water availability conditions. Forest Sciences 43 (105).

Mora F, Castillo D, Lado B, Matus I, Poland J, Belzile F, Von Zitzewitz J, Del Pozo A. 2015. Genome-wide association mapping of agronomic traits and carbon isotope discrimination in a worldwide germplasm collection of spring wheat using SNP markers. Molecular Breeding 35(2).

Ballesta P, Mora F, Ruiz E, Contreras-Soto R. 2015. Marker-trait associations for survival, growth, and flowering components in Eucalyptus cladocalyx under arid conditions. Biologia Plantarum 59(2): 389-392.

Paredes K, Delaveau C, Carrasco P, Baeza C, Mora F, Uribe ME. 2014. In vitro bulbing for the propagation of Traubia modesta (Amaryllidaceae), a threatened plant endemic to Chile. Ciencia Inv. Agr. 41(2): 207-214

Solalinde JMQ, Scapim CA, Vieira RA, Amaral-Junior AT, Vivas M, Pinto RJB, Mora F, Viana AP. 2014. Performance of popcorn maize populations in South American Avatí Pichingá using diallel analysis. Australian Journal of Crop Science 8(12): 1632-1638.

Mora F, Serra N. 2014. Bayesian estimation of genetic parameters for growth, stem straightness, and survival in Eucalyptus globulus on an Andean Foothill site. Tree Genetics and Genomes 10:711-719

Rodovalho M, Mora F, Arriagada O, Maldonado C, Arnhold E, Scapim CA. 2014. Genetic evaluation of popcorn families using a Bayesian approach via the independence chain algorithm. Crop Breeding and Applied Biotechnology 14:261-265

Vargas-Reeve F, Mora F, Perret S, Scapim CA. 2013. Heritability of stem straightness and genetic correlations in Eucalyptus cladocalyx in the semi-arid region of Chile. Crop Breeding and Applied Biotechnology 13: 107-112

Mora F, Rubilar R, Emhart VI, Saavedra J. 2013. Predicción bayesiana de parámetros genéticos en clones de Eucalyptus globulus bajo condiciones de suplemento hídrico. Ciência Florestal 23(2):531-538

Saavedra J, Silva TA, Mora F, Scapim CA. 2013.  Bayesian analysis of genetic structure of a Brazilian popcorn germplasm using data from simple sequence repeats (SSR). Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research 73(2):99-107

Espejo J, Baeza M, Ruiz E, Mora F, Gómez M, Montenegro G. 2013. Propagation of Sophora toromiro through interspecific grafting to support species conservation. Cien. Inv. Agr. 40(1):213-221


Marker-trait associations, population structure and genetic evaluation of Eucalyptus cladocalyx under arid environmental conditions. FONDECYT 1130306. Investigador principal. 2013 – 2017

Advanced center for the integrative study of fruit ripening: molecular and physiological basis of complex quality traits of the chilean strawberry fruit (Acis). ANILLO ACT 110 (CONICYT). Investigador asociado. 2013 – 2015

Bayesian prediction of genetic parameters in Eucalyptus cladocalyx: breeding for flowering intensity, and its impact on survival, early flowering and growth. FONDECYT 11090129. Investigador principal. 2009 – 2011