Marco António Dias Coelho
Post-doc Researcher
Integrated Member
Research Group
Molecular Microbiology
Departamento de Ciências da Vida, FCT/UNL, 2829-516, Caparica
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Research Interests
- Molecular characterization, comparative genomics and evolution of sex-determining regions in fungi.
- Evolution of sugar transporters in fungi.
- Yeast Ecology and diversity.
Main publications
9. Coelho MA, Gonçalves C, Sampaio JP, Gonçalves P (2013). Extensive intra-kingdom horizontal gene transfer converging on a fungal fructose transporter gene. PLoS Genet. 9(6): e1003587.

8. Coelho MA*, Sampaio JP, Gonçalves P. (2013). Living and thriving on the skin: Malassezia genomes tell the story. mBio 4(2): e00117-13.

7. Gomes-Rezende JA, Gomes-Alves AG, Menino JF, Coelho MA, Ludovico P, Gonçalves P, Sturme MHJ and Rodrigues F (2012). Functionality of the Paracoccidioides mating a-pheromone receptor system. PLoS ONE 7(10): e47033.

6. Petit E, Giraud T, de Vienne DM, Coelho MA, Aguileta G, Amselem J, Kreplak J, Poulain J, Gavory F, Wincker P, Young SK, Cuomo CA, Perlin MH, and Hood ME (2012). Linkage to the mating-type locus across the genus Microbotryum: Insights into non-recombining chromosomes. Evolution. 66:3519-3533.

5. Berraf-Tebbal, A, Bouznad Z, Santos JM, Coelho MA, Péros JP, Phillips AJL (2011). Phaeoacremonium species associated with Eutypa dieback and esca of grapevines in Algeria. Phytopathologia Mediterranea. 50S:86-97.

4. Coelho MA, Gonçalves P and Sampaio JP (2011). Evidence for maintenance of sex determinants but not of sexual stages in red yeasts, a group of basal basidiomycetes. BMC Evol Biol 11:249.

3. Coelho MA, Sampaio JP and Gonçalves P (2010). A deviation from the bipolar-tetrapolar mating paradigm in an early diverged basidiomycete. PLoS Genet. 6(8): e1001052.

2. Coelho MA, Almeida JMF, Martins IM, da Silva AJ and Sampaio JP (2010). The dynamics of the yeast community of the Tagus river estuary: testing the hypothesis of the multiple origins of estuarine yeast. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 98(3):331-342.

1.Coelho MA, Rosa A, Rodrigues N, Fonseca Á and Gonçalves P (2008). Identification of mating type genes in the bipolar basidiomycetous yeast Rhodosporidium toruloides: first insight into the MAT locus structure of the Sporidiobolales. Eucaryot Cell 6:1053–1061.

(*corresponding author).