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Published manuscripts

PhD - Post-Doc Research

1a. Roussos P.A. 2001. Factors influencing in vitro propagation of olive cv. "Koroneiki". PhD thesis, Agricultural University of Athens. pp. 293.(in Greek)

 (Greek-English Abstract)

1b. Roussos P.A. Growth and biochemical changes of jojoba explants (Simmondsia chinensis (Link) Schneider)  under in vitro drought stress. Post-Doc thesis, Agricultural University of Athens. pp. 56.(in Greek) (Part of the Post-Doc manuscript)


Published papers

2. P.A. Roussos., A. Tolia-Marioli., C.A. Pontikis and D. Kotsias (1999). (link)

"Rapid multiplication of Jojoba seedlings by in vitro culture."     

Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture 57: 133 - 137.


3. P.A. Roussos and C.A. Pontikis (2001). (link)

"Oxidative browning in 'Koroneiki' olive explants as influenced by oxidative enzyme activities and endogenous phenolic compounds."     

Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology 76: 441-446.

4. Kotsias D. and P.A. Roussos. (2001). (link)

"An investigation on the effect of different plant growth regulating compounds in in vitro shoot tip and node culture of lemon seedlings."     

Scientia Horticulturae 89: 115-128.

5. P.A. Roussos and C.A. Pontikis. (2001). (link)

"Phenolic compounds in olive explants and their contribution to browning during the establishment stage in vitro. (Phenolische Verbindungen in Ölbaum Explantate und ihr Beitrag zu der Verbräunung während der Etablierungsphase in vitro.)"        

Gartenbauwissenschaft 66: 298-303.

6. E. Tsantili, K. Rekoumi, P.A. Roussos and C.A. Pontikis (2002).  (link)

"Effects of post-harvest treatment with N6_ benzyladenine on green olive fruit."        

Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology 77: 294-299.

7. P.A. Roussos., C.A. Pontikis and E. Tsantili (2002). (link)

"Root promoting compounds detected in olive knot extract in high quantities as a response to infection by the bacterium Pseudomonas savastanoi p.v. savastanoi."        

Plant Science 163: 533-541.

8. P.A. Roussos and C.A. Pontikis. (2002). (link)

"In vitro propagation of olive (Olea europaea L.) cv. Koroneiki"    

Plant Growth Regulation 37: 295-304.

9. P.A. Roussos and C.A. Pontikis. (2003). (link)

"Long term effects of sodium chloride salinity on growing in vitro, proline and phenolic compound content of jojoba explants."

European Journal of Horticultural Science (Gartenbauwissenschaft) 68 (1): 38-44.

10. P. A. Roussos, C. A. Pontikis and M. A. Zoti. (2004). (link)

"The role of free polyamines in the alternate-bearing of pistachio (Pistacia vera cv. Pontikis)."    

Trees-Structure and Function 18: 61-69.

11. Roussos P.A., Vemmos S.N. and Pontikis C.A. (2005).  (link)

"The role of carbohydrates on the salt tolerance of jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis (Link)) explants in vitro."   

European Journal of Horticultural Science 70 (6): 278-282.

12. Antonakou M., Arapogiannis Th. and Roussos P. (2005).

"Surround (kaolin 95% w/w) WP crop protectant: a new broad spectrum crop protectant against insects, sunburn and heat stress on many crops."

International Symposium on: Organic Agriculture in the Mediterranean - Problems and Perspectives. Chania, Crete, Greece 9-11 November 2005, Book of Abstracts, p 40.

13. P. A. Roussos, E. Tsantili and C.A. Pontikis (2006).  (link)

"Responses of jojoba explants to different salinity levels during the proliferation stage in vitro."   

Industrial Crops and Products 23 (1): 65-72.


14. P. A. Roussos and C.A. Pontikis (2007). (link)

"Changes of free, soluble conjugated and bound polyamine titers of jojoba explants under sodium chloride salinity in vitro"    

Journal of Plant Physiology 164: 895-903


15. P.A. Roussos, D. Gasparatos, E. Tsantili and C.A. Pontikis (2007).  (link)

"Mineral nutrition of jojoba explants in vitro under sodium chloride salinity."   

Scientia Horticulturae 114: 59-66

16. P.A. Roussos, A. Matsoukis, C. A Pontikis and A. Chronopoulou-Sereli (2007).  (link)

"Relations of environmental factors with the phenol content and oxidative enzyme activities of olive explants."   

Scientia Horticulturae 113 : 100-102

17. Roussos P.A., Denaxa N-K, Damvakaris T. (2009). (link)

"Strawberry fruit quality attributes after application of plant growth stimulating compounds."    

Scientia Horticulturae 119: 138-146.


18. Roussos P.A. and Gasparatos D. (2009).(link)

«Apple tree growth and overall fruit quality under organic and conventional orchard management»

Scientia Horticulturae 123: 247-252.


19. Peter A. Roussos, Nikoleta - Kleio Denaxa, Theodoros Damvakaris, Vassilios Stournaras, Ioannis Argyrokastritis (2010).(link)

«Effect of alleviating products with different mode of action on physiology and yield of olive under drought.»

Scientia Horticulturae 125: 700-711


20. E. Tsantili, C. Takidelli, M.V. Christopoulos, E. Lambrinea, D. Rouskas , P.A. Roussos (2010). (link)

«Physical, compositional and sensory differences in nuts among pistachio (Pistachia vera L.) varieties»

Scientia Horticulturae 125: 562-568.


21.  E. A. Markakis, S.E. Tjamos, P. P. Antoniou , P. A. Roussos, E. J. Paplomatas and E. C. Tjamos (2010).(link)

«Phenolic responses of resistant and susceptible olive cultivars induced by defoliating and non defoliating Verticillium dahliae pathotypes»

Plant Disease 94: 1156-1162.


22. Peter A. Roussos, Nikoleta-Kleio Denaxa, Theodoros Damvakaris and Vassilios Stournars (2010) (link)

    «Olive Growth and Photosynthesis under Drought and Application Efficacy of Alleviating Products with Different Mode of   


    Announcement at the 28th International Horticultural Congress, Lisbon 22-27 August 2010.


23. Peter A. Roussos, Athanassios Triantafyllidis and Evaggelos Kepolas (2010) (link)

   «Strawberry Fruit Production and Quality under Conventional, Integrated and Organic Management.»

    Announcement at the 28th International Horticultural Congress, Lisbon 22-27 August 2010.


24. Nikoleta-Kleio Denaxa, Stavros Vemmos, Peter A. Roussos and George Kostelenos (2010)

   «The Effect of IBA, NAA and Carbohydrates on Rooting Capacity of Leaf Cuttings in Three Olive Cultivars (Olea europaea L.).»

    Announcement at the 28th International Horticultural Congress, Lisbon 22-27 August 2010.


25. D. Gasparatos, P.A. Roussos, C. Haidouti, E. Christofilopoulou, I. Massas, F. Giannakopoulou (2010).

    «Effects of organic versus conventional management on soil and leaf micronutrients in Greek apple orchards

   Announcement at the International Soil Science Congress on "Management of Natural Resources to Sustain Soil Health and Quality", Samsun, Turkey, May 26-28, 2010. pp. 603-608


26. P.A. Roussos, G. Dimitriou and A.E. Voloudakis (2011).

«N-(2-chloro-4-pyridyl)-N-phenylurea (4-CPPU) enhances in vitro direct shoot organogenesis of Citrus aurantium L. epicotyl segments compared to other commonly used cytokinins»

    Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research 9(2): 504-509.


27. P.A. Roussos (2011). (link)

     «Phytochemicals and antioxidant capacity of orange (Citrus sinensis (l.) Osbeck cv. Salustiana) juice produced under organic and integrated farming system in Greece.»

    Scientia Horticulturae 129: 253-258


28.  P.A. Roussos and A. Tassis (2011). (link)

    «Effects of girdling, nitrogen, zinc and auxin foliar spray applications on mandarin fruit “Nova” quality characteristics

    Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture 23: 431-439


29. Roussos, P.A., Sefferou, V.,Denaxa, N.-K., Tsantili, E.,Stathis, V. (2011) (link)

    «Apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) fruit quality attributes and phytochemicals under different crop load»

     Scientia Horticulturae 129: 472-478


30.  Tsantili, E., Konstantinidis, K., Christopoulos, M.V., Roussos, P.A.  (2011) (link)

«Total phenolics and flavonoids and total antioxidant capacity in pistachio (Pistachia vera L.) nuts in relation to cultivars and storage conditions»

     Scientia Horticulturae 129: 694-701


31. Roussos P.A., Dimou, A., Assimakopoulou, A., Gasparatos, D., Kostelenos, G. (2011)

    «Growth and nutrient status of five Greek olive (Olea europaea L.) varieties subjected to chloride stress.»

    OliveBioteq 2011, Chania, Crete, Greece, October 31st - November 4th.

    Book of Abstracts pp. 154.


32.  Peter A. Roussos, Chrisa Paziodimou and Mina Kafkaletou (2011).

«Assessment of twenty two citrus cultivars (oranges, mandarins and lemons) for quality characteristics and phytochemical’s concentration.»

2nd Balkan Symposium on Fruit growing, Pitesti, Romania, September 5-7 2011.


33.Gasparatos D., Roussos P.A., Christophilopoulou E. and Haidouti C. (2011)

«Comparative effects of organic and conventional apple orchard management on soil chemical properties and plant mineral status under Mediterranean conditions.»

Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 11(4): 105-117


34. N-K Denaxa, Peter A. Roussos, Th. Damvakaris, V. Stournaras, (2012).(link)

«Comparative effects of exogenous glycine betaine, kaolin clay particles and Ambiol on photosynthesis, leaf sclerophylly indexes and heat load of olive cv Chondrolia Chalkidikis under drought.»

Scientia Horticulturae 137: 87-94.


35. Eleni Tsantili, Mina kafkaletou, Petros A. Roussos, Miltiadis V. Christopoulos, (2012).(link)

 «Phenolic compounds, maturation and quality in fresh green olives for table use during exposure at 20 C after preharvest ReTain treatment.»

Scientia Horticulturae 140: 26-32.


36. Denaxa N-K., Vemmos S.N. Roussos P.A. (2012). (link)

"The role of endogenous carbohydrates and seasonal variation in rooting ability of cuttings of an easy and a hard to root olive cultivars (Olea europaea L.)".

Scientia Horticulturae 143: 19-28.


37.Peter A. Roussos, Dionisios Gasparatos, Christodoulos Kyriakou, Katerina Tsichli, Eleni Tsantili and Constantina Haidouti (2012) (link)

(full text limited copies only)

"Growth, Nutrient Status and Biochemical Changes of Sour Orange (Citrus aurantium L.) Plants Subjected to Sodium Chloride Stress."

Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 44: 805-816.


38. Peter A. Roussos (2013) (link)(full text limited copies only)

"Growth and biochemical responses of jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis (Link) Schneid) explants cultured under mannitol-simulated drought stress in vitro"
Plant Biosystems (in press)

39. Peter A. Roussos (2015).

Orange (Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck).

In: Preedy V. and Simmonds M.S.J. (Eds), Nutritional Composition of fruit cultivars. Elsevier Inc. pp 469-496


40. Peter A. Roussos, Denaxa Nikoleta-Kleio, Tsafouros Athanassios, Ntanos Efstathios, Bouali Intidhar (2015).

Apricot (Prunus armeniaca (L.).

In: Preedy V. and Simmonds M.S.J. (Eds), Nutritional Composition of fruit cultivars. Elsevier Inc. pp 19-48


41. Peter A. Roussos, Ntanos Efstathios, Bouali Intidhar, Denaxa Nikoleta-Kleio, Tsafouros Athanassios (2015).

Plum (Prunus domestica L. and P. salicina Lindl.).

In: Preedy V. and Simmonds M.S.J. (Eds), Nutritional Composition of fruit cultivars. Elsevier Inc. 639-666


42.  G. Bourazanis, P.A. Roussos, I. Argyrokastritis, C. Kosmas, P. Kerkides (2016).

Evaluation of the use of treated municipal waste water on the yield, oil quality, free fatty acids’ profile and nutrient levels in olive trees cv Koroneiki, in Greece.”

Agricultural Water Management 163, 1-8


43. Athanasia D. Karantzi, Ioannis E. Papadakis, Petros Roussos and Maria Psychoyou (2015).

“Fruit quality and leaf photosynthesis of ‘Ortanique’ and ‘Minneola’ mandarin hybrids as affected by branch girdling or ringing.”

Third Balkan symposium on Fruit growing, September 16-18, Belgrade, Serbia, Book of Abstracts pp. 87.


44. Tsaniklidis, G., Kotsiras, A., Tsafouros, A., Roussos, P. A., Aivalakis, G., Katinakis, P., & Delis, C. (2016). Spatial and temporal distribution of genes involved in polyamine metabolism during tomato fruit development. 

Plant Physiology and Biochemistry100, 27-36.


45. Roussos, P. A., Archimandriti, A., & Beldekou, I. (2016). Improving in vitro multiplication of juvenile European chestnut (Castanea sativa Mill) explants by the use of growth retardants. 

Scientia Horticulturae198, 254-256.


46. Roussos, P. A., Gasparatos, D., Kechrologou, K., Katsenos, P., & Bouchagier, P. (2017). Impact of organic fertilization on soil properties, plant physiology and yield in two newly planted olive (Olea europaea L.) cultivars under Mediterranean conditions. 

Scientia Horticulturae220, 11-19.


88. Assimakopoulou, A., Salmas, I., Roussos, P. A., Nifakos, K., Kalogeropoulos, P., & Kostelenos, G. (2017). Salt tolerance evaluation of nine indigenous Greek olive cultivars. 

Journal of Plant Nutrition40(8), 1099-1110.


47. Roussos, P. A., Assimakopoulou, A., Nikoloudi, A., Salmas, I., Nifakos, K., Kalogeropoulos, P., & Kostelenos, G. (2017). Intra-and inter-cultivar impacts of salinity stress on leaf photosynthetic performance, carbohydrates and nutrient content of nine indigenous Greek olive cultivars. 

Acta Physiologiae Plantarum39(6), 136.


48. Fousia, S., Tsafouros, A., Roussos, P. A., & Tjamos, S. E. (2018). Increased resistance to Verticillium dahliae in Arabidopsis plants defective in auxin signalling. 

Plant Pathology67(8), 1749-1757.


49. TSAFOUROS, A., & ROUSSOS, P. A. (2018). First Report of Krymsk® 5 (cv. VSL 2) Cherry Rootstock In Vitro Propagation: Studying the Effect of Cytokinins, Auxins and Endogenous Sugars. 

Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca47(1), 152-161.