Álvaro Luís Afonso Moreira Rato de Fonseca
Assistant Professor
Integrated Member
Research Group
Molecular Microbiology
DCV, FCT/UNL Campus da Caparica 2829-516 Caparica
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Research Interests
Fungal molecular phylogenetics and evolution
Fungal population genetics and comparative genomics
Molecular basis of sexual identity and reproduction in basidiomycetous yeasts
Main publications
M.A. Guerreiro, D.J. Springer, J.A. Rodrigues, L.N. Rusche, K. Findley, J. Heitman, and Á. Fonseca. 2013. Molecular and genetic evidence for a tetrapolar mating system in the basidiomycetous yeast Kwoniella mangrovensis and two novel sibling species. Eukaryot. Cell. 12: 746-760
O.H. Cissé, J.M.G.C.F. Almeida, Á. Fonseca, A.A. Kumar, J. Salojarvi, K. Overmyer, P.M. Hauser, and M. Pagni*. 2013. Genome sequencing of the plant pathogen Taphrina deformans, the causal agent of Peach Leaf Curl. mBio 4(3)
Á. Fonseca, T. Boekhout and J. W. Fell. 2011. Cryptococcus Vuillemin. In C.P. Kurtzman, J.W. Fell & T. Boekhout (editors), “The Yeasts, a taxonomic study”, 5th edn. Vol. 3. Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 1661-1737
K. Findley, M. Rodriguez-Carres, B. Metin, J. Kroiss, Á. Fonseca, R. Vilgalys and J. Heitman*. 2009. Phylogeny and phenotypic characterization of pathogenic Cryptococcus species and closely related saprobic taxa in the Tremellales. Eukaryotic Cell 8: 353-361
M.A. Coelho, A. Rosa, N. Rodrigues, Á. Fonseca and P. Gonçalves. 2008. Identification of mating type genes in the bipolar basidiomycetous yeast Rhodosporidium toruloides: first insight into the MAT locus structure of the Sporidiobolales. Eukaryotic Cell 7: 1053-1061