Gema Alama-Bermejo, Ph.D.

Job Position: Postdoc - Laboratory of Fish Protistology

Contact details

Phone: +420 387775408
Room: 139


Myxozoan and other fish parasites: morphological characterization, life cycle, pathology, ecology, molecular characterization and phylogeny, and all new methods of investigation.

Curriculum vitae
  • Post-doctoral contract (2012) at the Lab of Fish Protistology, Institute of Parasitology of Academic Science of the Czech Republic.
  • Research project at Parasitology Research Lab Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK (2009) Conselleria d’Educació i Cičncia, Spain.
  • PhD entitled: “Parasitological study of cultured and wild sparids in the Mediterranean” (2007-2011). Supervisors: Astrid S. Holzer and Juan Antonio Raga. University of Valencia, Spain.
  • Master of Aquaculture (2006-2007) University of Valencia, Polytechnic University of Valencia & Aquaculture Institute of Torre la Sal, CSIC, Spain.
  • Biology Degree (2000-2006) at University of Valencia, Spain.


  • Alama-Bermejo, G., Bron J.E., Raga, J. A. and Holzer, A. S. (2012) 3D morphology, ultrastructure and development of Ceratomyxa puntazzi stages: first insights into the mechanisms of motility and budding in the Myxozoa. PLoS ONE 7(2): e32679. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032679
  • Alama-Bermejo, G., Raga, J. A. and Holzer, A. S. (2011) Host-parasite relationship of Ceratomyxa puntazzi n. sp. (Myxozoa: Myxosporea) and sharpsnout seabream Diplodus puntazzo (Walbaum, 1792) from the Mediterranean with first data on ceratomyxid host specificity in sparids. Veterinary Parasitology 182, 181-192
  • Alama-Bermejo, G., Montero, F.E., Raga, J. A. and Holzer, A. S. (2011) Skoulekia meningialis n. gen., n. sp. (Digenea: Aporocotylidae Odhner, 1912) a parasite surrounding the brain of the Mediterranean common two-banded seabream Diplodus vulgaris (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1817) (Teleostei: Sparidae): Description, molecular phylogeny, habitat and pathology. Parasitology International 60, 34–44.
  • Alama-Bermejo, G., Cuadrado, M., Raga, J. A. and Holzer, A. S. (2009) Morphological and molecular redescription of the myxozoan Unicapsula pflugfelderi from two teleost hosts in the Mediterranean. A review of the genus Unicapsula Davis 1924. Journal of Fish Diseases 32: 335–350.

Total found: 14 records
Mathews P.D., Mertins O., Espinoza L.L., Milanin T., Alama Bermejo G., Audebert F., Morandini A.C. (2020) Taxonomy and 18S rDNA-based phylogeny of Henneguya multiradiatus n. sp. (Cnidaria: Myxobolidae) a parasite of Brochis multiradiatus from Peruvian Amazon Microbial Pathogenesis 147 : 104372.
DOI: 10.1016/j.micpath.2020.104372
Alama Bermejo G., Holzer A., Bartholomew J. (2019) Myxozoan Adhesion and Virulence: Ceratonova shasta on the Move Microorganisms 7 : 397.
DOI: 10.3390/microorganisms7100397
Alama Bermejo G., Viozzi G.P., Waicheim M.A., Flores V.R., Atkinson S.D. (2019) Host-parasite relationship of Ortholinea lauquen sp. nov. (Cnidaria: Myxozoa) and the fish Galaxias maculatus in northwestern Patagonia, Argentina. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 136 : 163–174.
DOI: 10.3354/dao03400
Kosakyan A., Alama Bermejo G., Bartošová-Sojková P., Born-Torrijos A., Šíma R., Nenarokova A., Eszterbauer E., Bartholomew J., Holzer A. (2019) Selection of suitable reference genes for gene expression studies in myxosporean (Myxozoa, Cnidaria) parasites. Scientific Reports 9 : 15073.
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-51479-0
Alama Bermejo G., Hernández-Orts J. (2018) Ortholinea concentrica n. sp. (Cnidaria: Myxozoa) from the Patagonian seabass Acanthistius patachonicus (Jenyns, 1840) (Perciformes: Serranidae) off Patagonia, Argentina. Parasitology Research 117 : 3953–3963.
DOI: 10.1007/s00436-018-6105-2
Hernandez Orts J., Hernández-Mena D.I., Alama Bermejo G., Kuchta R., Jacobson K.C. (2017) Morphological and molecular characterisation of Aporocotyle margolisi Smith, 1967 (Digenea: Aporocotylidae) from the North Pacific hake Merluccius productus (Ayres) (Gadiformes: Merlucciidae) off Oregon, USA Systematic Parasitology 94 : 819-829.
DOI: 10.1007/s11230-017-9740-6
Alama Bermejo G., Jirků M., Kodádková A., Pecková H., Fiala I., Holzer A. (2016) Species complexes and phylogenetic lineages of Hoferellus (Myxozoa, Cnidaria) including revision of the genus: A problematic case for taxonomy Parasites & Vectors 9 : 13.
DOI: 10.1186/s13071-015-1265-8
Feist S., Morris D., Alama Bermejo G., Holzer A. (2015) Cellular processes in myxozoans Myxozoan Evolution, Ecology and Development, B. Okamura et al. (Eds.) 139-154.
Hernandez Orts J., Alama Bermejo G., Crespo E., Raga J., Montero F. (2014) A revision of the genus Neogrubea Dillon & Hargis, 1968 (Monogenea: Mazocraeidae): new morphological and molecular data from off the Patagonian coast of Argentina Sytematic Parasitology 89 : 59-72.
DOI: 10.1007/s11230-014-9511-6
Alama Bermejo G., Šíma R., Raga J., Holzer A. (2013) Understanding myxozoan infection dynamics in the sea: Seasonality and transmission of Ceratomyxa puntazzi International Journal for Parasitology 43 : 771-780.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2013.05.003
Alama Bermejo G., Bron J., Raga J., Holzer A. (2012) 3D morphology, ultrastructure and development of¨Ceratomyxa puntazzi stages: first insights into the mechanisms of motility and budding in the Myxozoa. PLoS ONE 7 : e32679.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032679
Hernandez Orts J., Alama Bermejo G., Carrillo J., García N., Crespo E., Raga J., Montero F. (2012) Aporocotyle mariachristinae n. sp., and A. ymakara Villalba & Fernandez, 1986 (Digenea: Aporocotylidae) of the pink cusk-eel Genypterus blacodes (Ophidiformes: Ophidiidae) from the Patagonia, Argentina. PARASITE-JOURNAL DE LA SOCIETE FRANCAISE DE PARASITOLOGIE 19 : 319–330.
Hernandez Orts J., Alama Bermejo G., Crespo E., García N., Raga J., Montero F. (2012) Breizacanthus aznari sp. n. (Acanthocephala: Arhythmacanthidae) from the banded cusk-eel Raneya brasiliensis (Ophidiiformes: Ophidiidae) from the Patagonian coast in Argentina. Folia Parasitologica 59 : 264–271.
Alama Bermejo G., Raga J., Holzer A. (2011) Host-parasite relationship of Ceratomyxa puntazzi n. sp. (Myxozoa: Myxosporea) and sharpsnout seabream Diplodus puntazzo (Walbaum, 1792) from the Mediterranean with first data on ceratomyxid host specificity in sparids. Veterinary Parasitology 182 : 181–192.
DOI: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2011.05.012


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