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Dr Fátima Jorge

Fatima JorgeEmail: fatima.esperancajorge@otago.ac.nz

Research Interests

  • Ecology and evolution of host-parasite associations
  • Parasite diversity and diversification
  • Composition and role of parasite microbiome

Current Postdoctoral projects

Microbes at the helm: are microbiomes shaping parasite phenotypes?
PI: Prof. Robert Poulin (Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund)

Macroevolutionary dynamics of parasite diversification: do hosts matter?
PI: Prof. Robert Poulin, RA: Eleanor Hay (University of Otago Research Grant)

Websites

Evolutionary and Ecological Parasitology Research Group
ResearchGate

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Publications

Jorge, F., Brealey, J. C., Brindley, P. J., Buysse, M., Cantacessi, C., Duron, O., … Poulin, R., … Dheilly, N. M. (2022). MIxS-SA: A MIxS extension defining the minimum information standard for sequence data from symbiont-associated micro-organisms [Brief communication]. ISME Communications, 2(1), 9. doi: 10.1038/s43705-022-00092-w

Poulin, R., Jorge, F., & Salloum, P. M. (2022). Inter-individual variation in parasite manipulation of host phenotype: A role for parasite microbiomes? Journal of Animal Ecology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.13764

Hahn, M. A., Piecyk, A., Jorge, F., Cerrato, R., Kalbe, M., & Dheilly, N. M. (2022). Host phenotype and microbiome vary with infection status, parasite genotype, and parasite microbiome composition. Molecular Ecology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/mec.16344

Jorge, F., Froissard, C., Dheilly, N. M., & Poulin, R. (2022). Bacterial community dynamics following antibiotic exposure in a trematode parasite. International Journal for Parasitology, 52, 265-274. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2021.11.006

Jorge, F., Dheilly, N. M., Froissard, C., Wainwright, E., & Poulin, R. (2022). Consistency of bacterial communities in a parasitic worm: Variation throughout the life cycle and across geographic space. Microbial Ecology, 83, 724-738. doi: 10.1007/s00248-021-01774-z

Hahn, M. A., Piecyk, A., Jorge, F., Cerrato, R., Kalbe, M., & Dheilly, N. M. (2022). Host phenotype and microbiome vary with infection status, parasite genotype, and parasite microbiome composition. Molecular Ecology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/mec.16344

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Jorge, F., Dheilly, N. M., Froissard, C., Wainwright, E., & Poulin, R. (2022). Consistency of bacterial communities in a parasitic worm: Variation throughout the life cycle and across geographic space. Microbial Ecology, 83, 724-738. doi: 10.1007/s00248-021-01774-z

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Jorge, F., Froissard, C., Dheilly, N. M., & Poulin, R. (2022). Bacterial community dynamics following antibiotic exposure in a trematode parasite. International Journal for Parasitology, 52, 265-274. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2021.11.006

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Poulin, R., Jorge, F., & Salloum, P. M. (2022). Inter-individual variation in parasite manipulation of host phenotype: A role for parasite microbiomes? Journal of Animal Ecology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.13764

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Doherty, J.-F., Filion, A., Bennett, J., Bhattarai, U. R., Chai, X., de Angeli Dutra, D., … Jorge, F., Milotic, M., Park, E., Sabadel, A. J. M., Thomas, L. J., & Poulin, R. (2021). The people versus science: Can passively crowdsourced internet data shed light on host-parasite interactions? Parasitology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/s0031182021000962

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Poulin, R., Bennett, J., Filion, A., Bhattarai, U. R., Chai, X., de Angeli Dutra, D., Donlon, E., Doherty, J.-F., Jorge, F., Milotic, M., Park, E., Sabadel, A., & Thomas, L. J. (2021). iParasitology: Mining the internet to test parasitological hypotheses. Trends in Parasitology, 37(4), 267-272. doi: 10.1016/j.pt.2021.01.003

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Filion, A., Eriksson, A., Jorge, F., Niebuhr, C. N., & Poulin, R. (2020). Large-scale disease patterns explained by climatic seasonality and host traits. Oecologia, 194, 723-733. doi: 10.1007/s00442-020-04782-x

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Hay, E. M., Poulin, R., & Jorge, F. (2020). Macroevolutionary dynamics of parasite diversification: A reality check. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 33, 1758-1769. doi: 10.1111/jeb.13714

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Jorge, F., Dheilly, N. M., & Poulin, R. (2020). Persistence of a core microbiome through the ontogeny of a multi-host parasite. Frontiers in Microbiology, 11, 954. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.00954

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Park, E., Jorge, F., & Poulin, R. (2020). Shared geographic histories and dispersal contribute to congruent phylogenies between amphipods and their microsporidian parasites at regional and global scales. Molecular Ecology, 29, 3330-3345. doi: 10.1111/mec.15562

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Bennett, J., Jorge, F., Poulin, R., & Randhawa, H. (2019). Revealing trophic transmission pathways of marine tapeworms. Parasitology Research, 118, 1435-1444. doi: 10.1007/s00436-019-06264-3

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De Sousa, A., Jorge, F., Carretero, M. A., Harris, D. J., Roca, V., & Perera, A. (2019). The importance of integrative approaches in nematode taxonomy: The validity of Parapharyngodon and Thelandros as distinct genera. Journal of Helminthology, 93, 616-628. doi: 10.1017/S0022149X1800069X

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Poulin, R., & Jorge, F. (2019). The geography of parasite discovery across taxa and over time. Parasitology, 146, 168-175. doi: 10.1017/S003118201800118X

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Poulin, R., Hay, E., & Jorge, F. (2019). Taxonomic and geographic bias in the genetic study of helminth parasites. International Journal for Parasitology, 49, 429-435. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2018.12.005

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Selbach, C., Jorge, F., Dowle, E., Bennett, J., Chai, X., Doherty, J.-F., … Filion, A., Hay, E., Herbison, R., Lindner, J., Park, E., Presswell, B., Ruehle, B., … Wainwright, E., & Poulin, R. (2019). Parasitological research in the molecular age. Parasitology, 146(11), 1361-1370. doi: 10.1017/S0031182019000726

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Hay, E., Jorge, F., & Poulin, R. (2018). The comparative phylogeography of shore crabs and their acanthocephalan parasites. Marine Biology, 165(4), 69. doi: 10.1007/s00227-018-3326-y

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Jorge, F., & Poulin, R. (2018). Poor geographical match between the distributions of host diversity and parasite discovery effort. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 285, 20180072. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2018.0072

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Jorge, F., Perera, A., Poulin, R., Roca, V., & Carretero, M. A. (2018). Getting there and around: Host range oscillations during colonization of the Canary Islands by the parasitic nematode Spauligodon. Molecular Ecology, 27(2), 533-549. doi: 10.1111/mec.14458

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Jorge, F., White, R. S. A., & Paterson, R. A. (2018). Hiding in the swamp: New capillariid nematode parasitizing New Zealand brown mudfish. Journal of Helminthology, 92(3), 379-386. doi: 10.1017/S0022149X17000530

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Tomé, B., Pereira, A., Jorge, F., Carretero, M. A., Harris, D. J., & Perera, A. (2018). Along for the ride or missing it altogether: Exploring the host specificity and diversity of haemogregarines in the Canary Islands. Parasites & Vectors, 11(1), 190. doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-2760-5

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Wallis, G. P., & Jorge, F. (2018). Going under down under? Lineage ages argue for extensive survival of the Oligocene marine transgression on Zealandia. Molecular Ecology, 27(22), 4368-4396. doi: 10.1111/mec.14875

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Mockett, S., Bell, T., Poulin, R., & Jorge, F. (2017). The diversity and evolution of nematodes (Pharyngodonidae) infecting New Zealand lizards. Parasitology, 144(5), 680-691. doi: 10.1017/s0031182016002365

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Tobias, Z. J. C., Jorge, F., & Poulin, R. (2017). Life at the beach: Comparative phylogeography of a sandhopper and its nematode parasite reveals extreme lack of parasite mtDNA variation. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 122(1), 113-132. doi: 10.1093/biolinnean/blx046

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Roca, V., Jorge, F., Ilgaz, Ç., Kumlutaş, Y., Durmuş, S. H., & Carretero, M. A. (2016). Intestinal parasites of unisexual and bisexual lizards Darevskia spp. (Lacertidae) from northeastern Anatolia. Helminthologia, 53(3), 298-303. doi: 10.1515/helmin-2016-0021

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Roca, V., Jorge, F., Ilgaz, Ç., Kumlutaş, Y., Durmuş, S. H., & Carretero, M. A. (2016). The intestinal helminth community of the spiny-tailed lizard Darevskia rudis (Squamata, Lacertidae) from northern Turkey. Journal of Helminthology, 90(2), 144-151. doi: 10.1017/S0022149X14000911

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Presswell, B., Evans, S., Poulin, R., & Jorge, F. (2015). Morphological and molecular characterization of Mermis nigrescens Dujardin, 1842 (Nematoda: Mermithidae) parasitizing the introduced European earwig (Dermaptera: Forficulidae) in New Zealand. Journal of Helminthology, 89(3), 267-276. doi: 10.1017/s0022149x14000017

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Roca, V., Jorge, F., Ilgaz, Ç., Kumlutaş, Y., Durmuş, S. H., & Carretero, M. A. (2015). Are the helminth communities from unisexual and bisexual lizards different? Evidence from gastrointestinal parasites of Darevskia spp. in Turkey. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 61(3), 279-288. doi: 10.17109/AZH.61.3.6.2015

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Carretero, M. A., Jorge, F., Llorente, G. A., & Roca, V. (2014). Relationships between helminth communities and diet in Canarian lizards: The evidence from Gallotia atlantica (Squamata: Lacertidae). Journal of Natural History, 48(19-20), 1199-1216. doi: 10.1080/00222933.2013.869366

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Jorge, F., Perera, A., Roca, V., Carretero, M. A., Harris, D. J., & Poulin, R. (2014). Evolution of alternative male morphotypes in oxyurid nematodes: A case of convergence? Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 27(8), 1631-1643. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12430

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García-Muñoz, E., Rato, C., Jorge, F., & Carretero, M. A. (2013). Lateralization in escape behaviour at different hierarchical levels in a gecko: Tarentola angustimentalis from eastern Canary Islands. PLoS ONE, 8(11), e78329. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0078329

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Harris, D. J., Graciá, E., Jorge, F., Maia, J. P. M. C., Perera, A., Carretero, M. A., & Giménez, A. (2013). Molecular detection of Hemolivia (Apicomplexa: Haemogregarinidae) from ticks of North African Testudo graeca (Testudines: Testudinidae) and an estimation of their phylogenetic relationships using 18S rRNA sequences. Comparative Parasitology, 80(2), 292-296. doi: 10.1654/4594.1

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Jorge, F., Carretero, M. A., Roca, V., Poulin, R., & Perera, A. (2013). What you get is what they have? Detectability of intestinal parasites in reptiles using faeces. Parasitology Research, 112(12), 4001-4007. doi: 10.1007/s00436-013-3588-8

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Jorge, F., Perera, A., Carretero, M. A., James Harris, D., & Roca, V. (2013). Cryptic species unveiled: The case of the nematode Spauligodon atlanticus. Journal of Zoological Systematics & Evolutionary Research, 51(3), 187-202. doi: 10.1111/jzs.12019

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Perera, A., Maia, J. P. M. C., Jorge, F., & Harris, D. J. (2013). Molecular screening of nematodes in lacertid lizards from the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands using 18S rRNA sequences. Journal of Helminthology, 87(2), 189-194. doi: 10.1017/S0022149X12000181

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Jorge, F., Carretero, M. A., Perera, A., James Harris, D., & Roca, V. (2012). A new species of Spauligodon (Nematoda: Oxyurida: Pharyngodonidae) in geckos from São Nicolau Island (Cape Verde) and its phylogenetic assessment. Journal of Parasitology, 98(1), 160-166. doi: 10.1645/GE-2856.1

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Roca, V., Carretero, M. A., Jorge, F., Perera, A., Ferrero, A., & Rodríguez-Reina, S. (2012). The helminth community of the skink Chalcides sexlineatus from Gran Canaria (Canary Islands). Journal of Helminthology, 86(2), 237-240. doi: 10.1017/S0022149X11000344

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Roca, V., Jorge, F., & Carretero, M. A. (2012). Synopsis of the helminth communities of the lacertid lizards from the Balearic and Canary Islands. Basic & Applied Herpetology, 26, 107-116.

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Barata, M., Perera, A., Harris, D. J., van der Meijden, A., Carranza, S., Ceacero, F., … Jorge, F., … Sousa, P. (2011). New observations of amphibians and reptiles in Morocco, with a special emphasis on the eastern region. Herpetological Bulletin, (116), 4-14.

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Carretro, M. A., Roca, V., Larbes, S., Ferrero, A., & Jorge, F. (2011). Intestinal helminth parasites of wall lizards, Podarcis vaucheri complex (Sauria: Lacertidae) from Algeria. Journal of Herpetology, 45(3), 385-388. doi: 10.1670/10-118.1

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Jorge, F., Roca, V., Perera, A., Harris, D. J., & Carretero, M. A. (2011). A phylogenetic assessment of the colonisation patterns in Spauligodon atlanticus Astasio-Arbiza et al., 1987 (Nematoda: Oxyurida: Pharyngodonidae), a parasite of lizards of the genus Gallotia Boulenger: No simple answers. Systematic Parasitology, 80, 53-66. doi: 10.1007/s11230-011-9311-1

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García-Muñoz, E., Jorge, F., Rato, C., & Carretero, M. A. (2010). Four types of malformations in a population of Bufo boulengeri (amphibia, anura, bufonidae) from the Jbilet Mountains (Marrakech, Morocco). Herpetology Notes, 3(1), 267-270.

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Jorge, F., Brealey, J. C., Brindley, P. J., Buysse, M., Cantacessi, C., Duron, O., … Poulin, R., … Dheilly, N. M. (2022). MIxS-SA: A MIxS extension defining the minimum information standard for sequence data from symbiont-associated micro-organisms [Brief communication]. ISME Communications, 2(1), 9. doi: 10.1038/s43705-022-00092-w

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Feiner, N., de Souza-Lima, S., Jorge, F., Naem, S., Aubret, F., Uller, T., & Nadler, S. A. (2020). Vertical transmission of a nematode from female lizards to the brains of their offspring. American Naturalist, 195(5), 918-926. doi: 10.1086/708188

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Poulin, R., Presswell, B., & Jorge, F. (2020). The state of fish parasite discovery and taxonomy: A critical assessment and a look forward. International Journal for Parasitology, 50, 733-742. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2019.12.009

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Carretero, M. A., Sillero, N., Corti, C., Jorge, F., Freitas, S., & Arakelyan, M. (2011). Unkenreflex in Rana macrocnemis from Armenia. Herpetology Notes, 4, 67-69.

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