Ana Perez-Sierra


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Pest Organisms Threatening Europe (POnTE)

Collaborative European research action against emerging plant pathogens that threaten plant and trees in Europe.

Status: Current


  • Pests and diseases
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Focus on emerging Phytophthoras

Emerging diseases of forests caused by new and exotic Phytophthora species (POnTE project)

Status: Current


  • Pests and diseases
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Focus on Hymenoscyphus fraxineus

Emerging diseases of forests caused by Hymenoscyphus fraxineus

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  • Pests and diseases

Drakulic J, Gorton C, Pérez-Sierra A, Clover G, Beal L. Associations between Armillaria species and host plants in U.K. gardens. Plant Disease. Posted online on 11 Sep 2017.

Jung T, Scanu B, Bakonyi J, Seress D, Kovács GM, DuránA, Sanfuentes von Stowasser E, Schena L, Mosca S, Thu PQ, Nguyen CM, Fajardo S, González M, Pérez-Sierra A, Rees H, Cravador A, Maia C, Horta-Jung M. 2017. Nothophytophthora gen. nov., a new sister genus of Phytophthora from natural and semi-natural ecosystems. Persoonia 39: 143 –174.

Lewis A, Gorton C, Rees H, Webber J, Pérez-Sierra A, 2017. First report of Gnomoniopsis smithogilvyi causing lesions and cankers of sweet chestnut in the United Kingdom. New Disease Reports 35, 20.

Henricot, B., Pérez-Sierra, A., Armstrong, A., Sharp, P. M., Green, S. 2017. Morphological and genetic analyses of the invasive forest pathogen Phytophthora austrocedri reveal two clonal lineages colonised Britain and Argentina from a common ancestral population. Phytopathology (In Press)

González M., Pérez-Sierra A., Serrano M.S., Sánchez M.E. 2017. Two Phytophthora species causing decline of wild olive (Olea europaea subsp. europaea var. sylvestris). Plant Pathology. Doi: 10.1111/ppa.12649

Catalá S., Berbegal M., Pérez-Sierra A., Abad-Campos P. 2017. Metabarcoding and development of new real-time specific assays reveal Phytophthora species diversity in holm oak forests in eastern Spain. Plant Pathology 66: 115-123. Doi: 10.1111/ppa.12541

Jung T., Chang T.T., Bakonyi J., Seress D., Pérez-Sierra A., Yang X., Hong C., Scanu B., Fu C.H., Hsueh K.L., Maia C., Abad-Campos P., Léon M., Horta Jung M. 2017. Diversity of Phytophthora species in natural ecosystems of Taiwan and association with disease symptoms. Plant Pathology 66: 194-211. Doi: 10.1111/ppa.12564

Schlenzig A., Purser E., Perez-Sierra A. 2016. First finding of Phytophthora foliorum in the United Kingdom. New Disease Reports 34, 2.

Jung T., Orlikowski L., Henricot B., Abad-Campos P., Aday A. G., Aguín- Casal O., Bakonyi J., Cacciola S.O., Cech T., Chavarriaga D., Corcobado T., Cravador A., Decourcelle T., Denton G., Diamandis S., Doğmuş-Lehtijärvi H. T., Franceschini A., Ginetti B., Glavendekić M., Hantula J., Hartmann G., Herrero M., Ivic D., Horta Jung M., Lilja A., Keca N., Kramarets V., Lyubenova A., Machado H., Magnano di San Lio G., Mansilla VázquezP. J., Marçais B., Matsiakh I., Milenkovic I., Moricca S., Nagy Z. Á., Nechwatal J., Olsson C., Oszako T., PaneA., Paplomatas E. J., Pintos Varela C., Prospero S., Rial Martínez C., Rigling D., Robin C., Rytkönen A., Sánchez M. E., Scanu B., Schlenzig A., Schumacher J., Slavov S., Solla A., Sousa E., Stenlid J., Talgø V., Tomic Z., Tsopelas P., Vannini A., Vettraino A. M., Wenneker M., Woodward S. and Peréz-Sierra A. 2016. Widespread Phytophthora infestations in European nurseries put forest, semi-natural and horticultural ecosystems at high risk of Phytophthora diseases. Forest Pathology 46: 134-163. Doi: 10.1111/efp.12239

Tubby K.V., Pérez-Sierra A. 2015. Pests and pathogen threats to plane (Platanus) in Britain, Arboricultural Journal, 37 (2): 85-98. DOI: 10.1080/03071375.2015.1066558

Pérez-Sierra A., Gorton C., Lewis A., Kalantarzadeh M., Sancisi-Frey S., Brown A.V., Hendry S. 2015. First report of shoot blight caused by Sirococcus tsugae on Atlantic cedar (Cedrus atlantica) in Britain.

Perez-Sierra A, Kalantarzadeh M, Sancisi-Frey S, Brasier CM, 2015. Phytophthora siskiyouensis causing stem lesions and cankers on Alnus incana. New Disease Reports 31, 17.

Català, S., Pérez-Sierra, A., Abad-Campos, P. (2015). The use of genus-specific amplicon pyrosequencing to assess Phytophthora species diversity using eDNA from soil and water in northern Spain. PLoS ONE 10(3): e0119311. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0119311.

Berbegal M., Landeras E., Sanchez D., Abad-Campos P., Perez-Sierra A., Armengol J. 2015. Evaluation of Pinus radiata seed treatments to control Fusarium circinatum: effects on seed emergence and disease incidence. Forest Pathology doi: 10.1111/efp.12204

Redondo M.A., Perez-Sierra A., Abad-Campos P., Torres L., Solla A., Reig-Armiñana J., Garcia-Breijo F. 2015. Histology of Quercus ilex roots during infection by Phytophthora cinnamomi. Trees DOI 10.1007/s00468-015-1275-3

Scanu B., Linaldeddu B.T., Perez-Sierra A., Deidda A., Franceschini A. (2014). Phytophthora ilicis as a leaf and stem pathogen of Ilex aquifolium in Mediterranean islands. Phytopathologia Mediterranea 53 (3): 480−490.

Henricot, B., Pérez Sierra, A. and Jung, T. (2014). Phytophthora pachypleura sp. nov., a new species causing root rot of Aucuba japonica and other ornamentals in the United Kingdom. Plant Pathology Doi: 10.1111/ppa.12194.

Berbegal, M., López-Co rtés, I., Salazar, D., Gramaje, D., Pérez Sierra, A., García-JiméneJ. z, and Armengol, J. (2014). First report of Alternaria black spot of pomegranate caused by Alternaria alternata in Spain. Plant Disease 98 (5), 689.

Abad Z.G., Abad J.A., Cacciola S.O., Pane A., Faedda R., Moralejo E., Pérez-Sierra A.,Abad-Campos P., Alvarez-Bernaola L.A., Bakonyi J., Józsa A., Herrero M.A., Burgess T.I., Cunnington J.H., Smith I.W., Balci Y., Blomquist C., Henricot B., Denton G., Spies C., Mcleod A., Belbahri L., Cooke D., Kageyama K., Uematsu S., Kurbetli I. and Degirmenci K. 2014. Phytophthora niederhauserii sp. nov., a polyphagous species associated with ornamentals, fruit trees and native plants in 13 countries. Mycologia, 106 (3): 431-447. DOI: 10.3852/12-119

Gramaje, D., León, M., Pérez-Sierra, A., Burgess, T. and Armengol, J. (2014). New Phaeoacremonium species isolated from sandalwood trees in Western Australia. IMA Fungus 5 (1), 67–77.

Pérez Sierra, A., López-García, C., León, M., García-Jiménez, J., Abad-Campos, P. and Jung, T. (2013). Previously unrecorded low temperature Phytophthora species associated with Quercus decline in a Mediterranean forest in Eastern Spain. Forest Pathology 43 (4), 331-339.

Pérez Sierra, A. and Jung T. (2013). Phytophthora in woody ornamental nurseries. In: Phytophthora a global perspective. CABI (ISBN 9781780640938) pp. 166- 177.

Berbegal, M., Pérez-Sierra, A., Armengol, J. and Grünwald, N.J. (2013). Evidence for multiple introductions and clonality in Spanish populations of Fusarium circinatum. Phytopathology 103 (8), 851-861.

Pérez Sierra, A., Mora-Sala, B., León, M., García-Jiménez, J. and Abad-Campos, P. (2012). Enfermedades causadas por Phytophthora en viveros de plantas ornamentales. Boletín Sanidad Vegetal Plagas 1, 143 - 156.

Agustí Brisach, C., Pérez-Sierra, A., Armengol, J., García-Jiménez, J. and Berbegal M. (2012). Efficacy of hot water treatment to reduce the incidence of Fusarium circinatum on Pinus radiata seeds. Forestry 85 (5), 629-635.

Berbegal, M., Pérez-Sierra, A. and Armengol, J. (2012). First Report of Sirosporium celtidis causing a foliar disease of European Hackberry in Spain. Plant Disease 96, 1826.

Gramaje, D., Agustí-Brisach, C., Pérez-Sierra, A., Moralejo, E., Olmo, D., Mostert, L., Damm, U. and Armengol, J. (2012). Fungal trunk pathogens associated with wood decay of almond trees in Mallorca (Spain). Persoonia 28, 1-13.

Agustí Brisach, C., Pérez-Sierra, A., García-Figueres, F., Montón, C. and Armengol, J. (2011). First report of damping-off caused by Cylindrocarpon pauciseptatum on Pinus radiata in Spain. Plant Disease 95, 874.

Pérez Sierra, A. Álvarez, L.A., Vercauteren, A., Heungens K. and Abad-Campos, P. (2011). Genetic diversity, sensitivity to phenylamide fungicides and aggressiveness of Phytophthora ramorum on Camellia, Rhododendron and Viburnum plants in Spain. Plant Pathology 60 (6), 1069–1076.

Pérez Sierra, A., León, M., Álvarez, L.A., Alaniz, S., Berbegal, M., García-Jiménez, J. and Abad-Campos, P. (2010). Outbreak of a new Phytophthora sp. associated with severe decline of almond trees in Eastern Spain. Plant Disease 94, 534-541.

Corcobado, T., Cubera, E., Pérez-Sierra, A., Jung, T. and Solla, A. (2010). First report of Phytophthora gonapodyides involved in the decline of Quercus ilex in xeric conditions in Spain. Plant Pathology 22, 33.

Solla, A., Pérez-Sierra, A., Corcobado, T., Haque, MM., Diez, J.J. and Jung, T. (2010). Phytophthora alni on Alnus glutinosa reported for the first time in Spain. Plant Pathology 59 (4), 798.

Hernández Hernández, J., Espino, A., Rodríguez-Rodríguez, J.M., Pérez-Sierra, A., León, M., Abad_Campos, P. and Armengol, J. (2010). Survey of diseases caused by Fusarium spp. on palm trees in the Canary Islands. Phytopatologia Mediterreanea 49, 84-88.

Moralejo, A., Pérez-Sierra, A., Álvarez, L.A., Belbahri, L., Lefort, F. and Descals E. (2009). Multiple alien Phytophthora taxa discovered on diseased ornamental plants in Spain. Plant Pathology 58, 100-110.

Armengol, J., Gramaje, D., Pérez-Sierra, A., Landeras, E., Alzaguray, R., Martos, S. and Luque, J. (2008). First report of canker disease caused by Neofusicoccum australe on eucalyptus and pistachio in Spain. Plant Disease 92, 980.

Gramaje, D., Alaniz, S., Pérez-Sierra, A., Abad-Campos, P., García-Jiménez, J. and Armengol, J. (2008). First report of Phaeoacremonium scolyti causing Petri disease of grapevine in Spain. Plant Disease 92, 836.

Pérez Sierra, A., Landeras, E., León, M., Berbegal, M., Armengol,J. and García-Jiménez, J. (2007). Characterization of Fusarium circinatum from Pinus spp. in Northern Spain. Mycological Research 111, 832 – 839.

Álvarez, L.A., Pérez-Sierra, A. and García-Jiménez, J. (2007). Bleeding canker on Mesquite in Peru caused by Phytophthora syringae. Plant Disease 91, 226.

Álvarez, L.A., Pérez-Sierra, A., Armengol, J. and García-Jiménez, J. (2007). Characterization of Phytophthora nicotianae isolates causing collar and root rot of common lavender and rosemary plants in Spain. Journal of Plant Pathology 89, 251 - 254.

Gramaje, D., Alaniz, S., Pérez-Sierra, A., Abad-Campos, P., García-Jiménez, J. and Armengol, J. (2007). First report of Phaeoacremonium mortoniae causing Petri disease of grapevine in Spain. Plant Disease 91, 1296.

Álvarez, L.A., Pérez-Sierra, A., Landeras, E., García-Jiménez, J. and Abad-Campos, P. (2007). First report of leaf spot and twig blight of Rhododendron spp. caused by Phytophthora hibernalis in Spain. Plant Disease 91, 909.

Pérez Sierra, A., Álvarez, L.A., León, M., Abad-Campos, P., Armengol, J. and García-Jiménez, J. (2007). First report of leaf spot, blight and stem lesions caused by Cylindrocladium pauciramosum on Callistemon in Spain. Plant Disease 91, 1057.

Pérez Sierra, A., Álvarez, L.A., Henricot, B., García-Jiménez, J. and Armengol, J. (2006). Cylindrocladium pauciramosum causes root and collar rot of Polygala myrtifolia in Spain. Plant Pathology 55, 298.

Álvarez, L.A., Pérez-Sierra, A., León, M., Armengol, J., García-Jiménez, J. (2006). Lavander cotton (Santolina chamaecyparissus) root rot: A new host of Phytophthora tentaculata detected in Spain. Plant Disease 90, 523.

Álvarez, L.A., Armengol, J., Pérez-Sierra, A., León, M., Abad, P., Vicent, A. and García-Jiménez, J. (2005). First report of Phoma exigua var. heteromorpha causing oleander dieback in Spain. Plant Disease 89, 775.

Landeras, E., García, P., Fernández, Y., Braña, M., Fernández-Alonso, O., Pérez-Sierra A., León, M., Méndez-Lodos, S., Abad-Campos, P., Berbegal, M., Beltrán, C., García-Jiménez, J. and Armengol, J., (2005). Outbreak of pitch canker caused by Fusarium circinatum on Pinus spp. in Northern Spain. Plant Disease 89, 1015.

Pérez Sierra, A. and Gorton, C. (2005). Survival of honey fungus in wood and bark chip mulches. The Plantsman 4, 204-207.

Pérez Sierra, A., Guillaumin, J-J., Spooner, B. and Bridge, P. (2004). Characterization of Armillaria heimii from Africa. Plant Pathology 53, 220-230.

Henricot, B., Waghorn, I., Denton, G., Pérez-Sierra, A. (2004). First report of fruit rot caused by Phytophthora syringae on Pyracantha in the UK. Plant Pathology 53, 805.