Polytechnic Institute
of Bragança



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Maria de Fátima Tomé Martins

Junior Researcher
Group: Socio-Ecological Systems
Phone: 273303906
Scopus Author ID: 55171167000


  • Since 2021: Junior researcher in OleaChain project at CIMO-IPB, Portugal
  • 2015 - 2020: PhD fellow of FCT(SFRH/BD/112234/2015) at CIMO-IPB, Portugal
  • 2013 - 2015: Research grant PTDC / AGR-PRO / 4354/2012 "Isolation and selection of endophytic fungi from olive tree for the biological control of Colletotrichum acutatum and Verticillium dahliae ".
  • 2010 - 2013: Research grant PTDC / AGR-AAM / 102600/2008 "Entomopathogenic fungi in olive tree pests: isolation, characterization and selection for biological control "
  • 2008 - 2009: Research grant PTDC / AGR-AAM / 67628/2006 "Identification, characterization and role of molecular factors associated with the mechanism of infection of Fagaceae species by Phytophthora cinamomi"


  • 2020 - PhD in Biosystems Engineering, University of Leon, Spain
  • 2010 - in Biotechnology Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal
  • 2007 - in Biotechnology Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal
  • 2006 - in Biotechnology Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal


  • Crop protection/sustainable agriculture
  • Biological control of pests and diseases: Impact of natural microbial antagonists on plant-pest and plant-pathogen interactions and their mode-of-action
  • Microbial molecular biology: isolation and characterization of microiorganisms (fungi, yeast and bacteria)
  • Characterization and processing of table olives: Dynamic of natural fermentation


OleaChain - Skills for sustainability and innovation in the value chain of traditional olive groves in the Northern Interior of Portugal
Funding body: NORTE 2020 - Programa Operacional Regional do Norte
Principal Investigator:José Alberto Cardoso Pereira
Start: 2021-03-01
End: 2023-11-30
MicOLives - Exploiting plant induced resistance by beneficial fungi as a new sustainable approach to olive crop protection
Funding body: FCT - SAICT
Reference: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-031133
Principal Investigator:Paula Cristina dos Santos Baptista
Start: 2018-07-23
End: 2022-05-22

Total results: 14
Fantinel V.S.,Muniz M.F.B.,Baptista P.,Santos S.,Pereira J.A.,Martins F.,Ciotta M.N.,Poletto T.,da Silva J.C.P.
Endophytic fungal communities isolated from two genotypes of feijoa fruits (Feijoa sellowiana O. Berg.) and prospection of potential agents against anthracnose pathogens
Biological Control, 184, , 2023

Martins F.,Mina D.,Pereira J.A.,Baptista P.
Endophytic fungal community structure in olive orchards with high and low incidence of olive anthracnose
Scientific Reports, 11, , 2021

Costa D.,Fernandes T.,Martins F.,Pereira J.A.,Tavares R.M.,Santos P.M.,Baptista P.,Lino-Neto T.
Illuminating Olea europaea L. endophyte fungal community
Microbiological Research, 245, , 2021

Martins F.,Cameirão C.,Mina D.,Benhadi-Marín J.,Pereira J.A.,Baptista P.
Endophytic fungal community succession in reproductive organs of two olive tree cultivars with contrasting anthracnose susceptibilities
Fungal Ecology, 49, , 2021

Martins F.,Pereira J.A.,Baptista P.
Olive Anthracnose and Its Management by Fungal Endophytes: An Overview
Plant Microbe Interface, 253-269, 2019

Albertini A.,Santos S.A.P.,Martins F.,Pereira J.A.,Lino-Neto T.,Petacchi R.,Baptista P.
Detection of Bactrocera oleae (Diptera: Tephritidae) DNA in the gut of the soil species Pseudoophonus rufipes (coleoptera: Carabidae)
Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, 16, , 2018

Hammami H.,Baptista P.,Martins F.,Gomes T.,Abdelly C.,Mahmoud O.M.B.
Impact of a natural soil salinity gradient on fungal endophytes in wild barley (Hordeum maritimum With.)
World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 32, , 2016

Martins F.,Pereira J.A.,Baptista P.
Oxidative stress response of beauveria bassiana to bordeaux mixture and its influence on fungus growth and development
Pest Management Science, 70, 1220-1227, 2014

Martins I.M.,Martins F.,Belo H.,Vaz M.,Carvalho M.,Cravador A.,Choupina A.
Cloning, characterization and in vitro and in planta expression of a glucanase inhibitor protein (GIP) of Phytophthora cinnamomi
Molecular Biology Reports, 41, 2453-2462, 2014

Oliveira A.P.,Baptista P.,Andrade P.B.,Martins F.,Pereira J.A.,Silva B.M.,Valentão P.
Characterization of Ficus carica L. cultivars by DNA and secondary metabolite analysis: Is genetic diversity reflected in the chemical composition?
Food Research International, 49, 710-719, 2012

Martins F.,Soares M.E.,Oliveira I.,Pereira J.A.,De Lourdes Bastos M.,Baptista P.
Tolerance and bioaccumulation of copper by the entomopathogen Beauveria bassiana (Bals.-Criv.) Vuill. Exposed to various copper-based fungicides
Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 89, 53-60, 2012