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  Cátia Fidalgo  
  Phone: +351 234 370 970  
  e-mail: cifidalgo@ua.pt  
  Category: PhD Student  
  Department: Biology  
  Research group: Stress Biology
 
 
  Direct URL for this page: http://www.cesam.ua.pt/cifidalgo  
     
  Thesis title: Endophytic bacterial communities of salt marsh plants from Hg-contaminated sites.
  Supervisor: Doutor Artur Alves, Doutora Isabel Henriques
  Category: BO
  Grant type: BD
  Funding entity: FCT
  Grant reference: SFRH/BD/85423/2012
  Start date: 2013-03-01
  End date: 2017-02-28
Academic Degrees

2011 Master Degree in Applied Microbiology. Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon


2009 Degree in Genetics and Molecular Biology. Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon

Professional Activity

March 2013 - present PhD fellowship from FCT: "Endophytic bacterial communities of salt marsh plants from Hg-contaminated sites" (SFRH/BD/85423/2012). CESAM, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro.


August 2012 - January 2013 BI fellowship from FCT: "PhytoMarsh - A Fitosfera de plantas de sapal: um "hot-spot" microbiano pouco explorado" (PTDC/AAC-AMB/118873/2010). CESAM, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro.


2010-2012 Masters thesis in "Heavy metal resistance in extremophilic yeasts: a molecular and physiological approach". BioFIG Center for Biodiversity, Functional & Integrative Genomics. Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon.


2009-2010 Voluntary work in the Environmental Microbiology research group, in different projects, including microbial community studies and heavy metal resistance characterization in acidophilic yeasts. BioFIG Center for Biodiversity, Functional & Integrative Genomics. Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon.


2008-2009 Voluntary work in the Virulence and Epidemiology research group, in order to characterize clinical and food-borne Enterococci. BioFIG Center for Biodiversity, Functional & Integrative Genomics. Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon.


 

Projects
PhytoMarsh - The phytosphere of salt-marsh plants: an underexplored microbial hot-spot [see details]

Publications
  1. Fidalgo C., Rocha J., Proenca D.N., Morais P.V., Alves A., Henriques I. (2017) Saccharospirillum correiae sp nov., an endophytic bacterium isolated from the halophyte Halimione portulacoides. International Journal Of Systematic And Evolutionary Microbiology. 67, 6, 2026-2030. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/ijsem.0.001914
  2. Fidalgo C., Martins R., Proença D.N., Morais P.V., Alves A., Henriques I. (2017) Zunongwangia endophytica sp. nov., an endophyte isolated from the salt marsh plant Halimione portulacoides, and emended description of the genus Zunongwangia. International Journal Of Systematic And Evolutionary Microbiology . 67, 8, 3004-3009. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/ijsem.0.002069
  3. Fidalgo C., Rocha J., Martins R., Proença D.N., Morais P.V., Henriques I., Alves A. (2017) Altererythrobacter halimionae sp. nov. and Altererythrobacter endophyticus sp. nov., two endophytes from the salt marsh plant Halimione portulacoides. International Journal Of Systematic And Evolutionary Microbiology . 67, 8, 3057-3062. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/ijsem.0.002079
  4. Fidalgo C., Henriques I., Rocha J., Tacao M., Alves A. (2016) Culturable endophytic bacteria from the salt marsh plant Halimione portulacoides: phylogenetic diversity, functional characterization, and influence of metal(loid) contamination. Environmental Science And Pollution Research. 23, 10, 10200-10214. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-016-6208-1
  5. Rocha J., Tacao M., Fidalgo C., Alves A., Henriques I. (2016) Diversity of endophytic Pseudomonas in Halimione portulacoides from metal(loid)-polluted salt marshes. Environmental Science And Pollution Research. 23, 13, 13255-13267. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: doi:10.1007/s11356-016-6483-x.
  6. Henriques I., Tacao M., Leite L., Fidalgo C., Araujo S., Oliveira C., Alves A. (2016) Co-selection of antibiotic and metal(loid) resistance in gram-negative epiphytic bacteria from contaminated salt marshes. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 109, 1, 427-434. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.05.031
  7. Fidalgo C., Riesco R., Henriques I., Trujillo M.E., Alves A. (2016) Microbacterium diaminobutyricum sp nov., isolated from Halimione portulacoides, which contains diaminobutyric acid in its cell wall, and emended description of the genus Microbacterium. International Journal Of Systematic And Evolutionary Microbiology. 66, 4492-4500. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/ijsem.0.001379
  1. Dias T., Stürmer S.L., Chaves S., Fidalgo C., Tenreiro R., Correia P., Carvalho L., Martins-Loução M.A., Sheppard L.J., Cruz C. (2011) Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal spores, an indicator of increased N availability in Mediterranean-type ecosystems. In: Proceedings of the INI/CLRTAP/CBD Expert Workshop, 16-18th November 2009. (EDS.), Nitrogen Deposition, Critical Loads and Biodiversity. (see details)
  1. Fidalgo C. (2011) Heavy metal resistance in extremophilic yeasts: a molecular and physiological approach. MSc Thesis. (see details)
    Link: http://repositorio.ul.pt/handle/10451/6583
  1. Fidalgo C, Tacão M, Rocha J, Henriques I, Alves A (2015) Culturable endophytic bacteria from salt marsh plant Halimione portulacoides: functional characterization, phylogenetic diversity and influence of metal contamination. (see details)
  2. Fidalgo C., Araújo S., Henriques I., Correia A., Alves A. (2013) Endophytic bacterial diversity in the salt marsh plant Halimione portulacoides. (see details)
  3. Fidalgo C., Henriques I., Alves A. (2013) Culturable endophytic bacteria from Halimione portulacoides: diversity and influence of Hg contamination. (see details)
  4. Fidalgo C., Tenreiro A., Tenreiro R., Malhó R., Chaves S. (2011) Arsenic Resistance in an Extremophilic Yeast: a Cytological and Molecular Approach. (see details)
  5. Fidalgo C., Tenreiro A., Tenreiro R., Malhó R., Chaves S. (2011) Unveiling Cadmium Resistance Mechanisms in an Extremophilic Yeast. (see details)