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 - MSc. in Biotechnology Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal
  • 2007 - First degree in Biotechnology Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal
  • 2006 - Bachelor degree 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
Reference: NORTE-06-3559-FSE-000188
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: POCI-FEDER/FCT
Reference: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-031133
Principal Investigator:Paula Cristina dos Santos Baptista
Start: 2018-07-23
End: 2021-07-22

Total results: 11
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

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