Clive Brasier

BSc, PhD, DSc

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Brasier CM, Webber JF (2019). Is there evidence for post-epidemic attenuation in the Dutch elm disease pathogen Ophiostoma novo-ulmi? Plant Pathology doi.org/10.1111/ppa.13022  

Et-Touil A, Dusabeyagasani M, Bouvet G F, Brasier C M, Bernier L (2019). Ophiostoma ulmi DNA naturally introgressed into an isolate of Ophiostoma novo-ulmi is clustered around pathogenicity and mating type loci. Phytoprotection 99, 1-11

Dale A L, Feau N, Everhart S E, Dhillon B, Wong B, Sheppard J, Bilodeau GJ, Brar A, Tabima A F, Shen D, Brasier C M, Tyler B M, Grünwald N J, Hamelin R C (2019). Mitotic recombination and rapid genome evolution in the clonal forest pathogen Phytophthora ramorum. mBio 10(2), e02452-18. Doi 10.1128.

Orton E S, Clarke M, Brasier C M,  Webber J F, Brown J K M (2018). A versatile method for assessing pathogenicity of Hymenoscyphus fraxineus to Fraxinus excelsior. Forest Pathology DOI 10.1111/efp.12484

Webber JF, Brasier CM, 2018. Ramorum disease of larch. In: Hansen EM, Lewis KJ, Chastagner GA, eds. Compendium of Conifer Diseases. 2nd edn. St Paul, MN, USA: APS Press, pp. 13–14.

Brasier C, King K, Kirisits T, Orton E, Webber J (2017). High frequency of vegetative incompatibility combined with haploid selfing in the native European ash foliage coloniser Hymenoscyphus albidus. Fungal Ecology 28: 11-24.

Gagnon MC, Feau N, Dale A,  Dhillon B, Hamelin RC, Brasier CM,  Grrunwald N,  S. C. Brière SC, Bilodeau GJ (2017).  Development and validation of polymorphic microsatellite loci for the NA2 lineage of Phytophthora ramorum from whole genome sequence data. Plant Disease 101: 666-673.

Anna Maria Vettraino, Clive Brasier, Joan Webber, Everett Hansen, Sarah Green, Cecile Robin, Alessia Tomassini; Natalia Bruni, Andrea Vannini (2017).Contrasting microsatellite diversity in the evolutionary lineages of Phytophthora lateralis. Fungal Biology 12: 112-126.

Kasuga T, Bui M, Bernhardt E, Swiecki T, Aram K, Cano LM, Webber JF, Brasier CM, Press C, Grünwald NJ, Rizzo DM, Garbelotto M (2016). Host-induced aneuploidy and phenotypic diversification in the Sudden Oak Death pathogen Phytophthora ramorum. BMC Genomics 17: 385. Doi 10: 1186/s12864-016-2717-z

Hansen EM, Reeser  P Sutton  W, Brasier  CM (2015). Redesignation of Phytophthora taxon Pgchlamydo as P. chlamydospora sp. nov. North American Fungi http://dx.doi.org/10.2509/naf2015.010.002

Roy B A, Alexander HM, Davidson J, Campbell FT, Burdon JJ, Sniezko R, Brasier CM (2014). Increasing forest loss worldwide from invasive pests requires new trade regulations. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12: 457-465.

Robin C, Brasier CM, Reeser PW, Sutton W, Vannini A, Vettraino AM, Hansen E. (2015). Pathogenicity of Phytophthora lateralis lineages on resistant and susceptible selections of Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Plant Disease 99: 1133-1139.

Franceschini S, Webber JF, Sancisi-Frey S, Brasier CM (2014). Gene x environment tests discriminate the new EU2 evolutionary lineage of Phytophthora ramorum and indicate that it is adaptively different. Forest Pathology 44: 219-232.

Nechwatal J. Bakonyi S, Cacciola  O,  Cooke  DE L, Jung T, Nagy, A, Vannini  A,  Vettraino  AM, Brasier  CM (2013). The morphology, behaviour and molecular phylogeny of Phytophthora taxon Salixsoil and its redesignation as Phytophthora lacustris sp. nov. Plant Pathology 62: 355-369.

Brasier CM, Webber JF (2013). Vegetative incompatibility in the ash dieback pathogen Hymenoscyphus pseudoalbidus and its ecological implications. Fungal Ecology 6: 501-512. 

Brasier CM, Franceschini S, Vettraino AM, Hansen EM, Green S, Robin C, Webber JF, Vannini A (2013.) Four phenotypically and phylogenetically distinct lineages in Phytophthora lateralis. Fungal Biology 116: 1232-1249.

Van Poucke K, Franceschini S, Webber JF, Vercauteren A, Turner J, McCracken AR,  Heungens K, Brasier CM ( 2012). Discovery of a fourth evolutionary lineage of Phytophthora ramorum: EU2. Fungal Biology 116: 1178-1191.

Green S, Brasier CM, Schlenzig A, McCracken A, MacAskill GA, Wilson M, Webber JF (2012). The destructive invasive pathogen Phytophthora lateralis found on Chamaecyparis lawsoniana across the UK. Forest Pathology 43: 19-28.

Brasier CM (2012). Rapid evolution of tree pathogens via episodic selection and horizontal gene transfer. In Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Genetics of Host-Parasite Interactions in Forestry. USDA PSW-GTR General Technical Report 240: 133-142.

Webber JF, Vettraino AM, Chang TT, Bellgard SE, Brasier CM, Vannini A. (2012). Isolation of Phytophthora lateralis from Chamaecyparis foliage in Taiwan. Forest Pathology 42: 136-143.

Naher M, Motohash K, Watanabe H,  Chikuo Y, Senda M, Suga H,  Brasier C, Kageyama K (2011). Phytophthora chrysanthemi sp. nov., a new species causingroot rot of chrysanthemum in Japan. Mycological Progress 10: 21–31

Vettraino AM, Brasier CM, Brown AV, Vannin A  (2011). Phytophthora himalsilva sp. nov. an unusually phenotypically variable species from a remote forest in Nepal. Fungal Biology, 115: 275-287. 

Webber JF, Mullett M, Brasier CM (2010). Dieback and mortality of plantation Japanese larch (Larix kaempferi) associated with infection by Phytophthora ramorum. Plant Pathology New Disease Reports 22, 19.

Brasier CM, Webber JF (2010) Sudden larch death. Nature 466, 824-825.

Brasier CM, Vettraino AM, Chang TT, Vannini A. (2010). Phytophthora lateralis discovered in a Taiwan old growth Chamaecyparis forest. Plant Pathology 59, 595-603.

Brasier CM, Kirk S A (2010). Rapid emergence of hybrids between the two subspecies of Ophiostoma novo-ulmi with a high level of pathogenic fitness. Plant Pathology 59,186-99.

Masuya H, Brasier C, Ichihara Y, Kubono T, Kanzaki N (2009). First report of the Dutch elm disease pathogens Ophiostoma ulmi and O. novo-ulmi in Japan. Plant Pathology New Disease Reports 20, 6.

Grünwald NJ, Goss EM, Ivors K, Brasier C, Denman S, Webber J, and others (2009). Standardizing the nomenclature for clonal lineages of the sudden oak death pathogen, Phytophthora ramorum. Phytopathology 99: 792-795.

Brasier CM (2009). Phytophthora biodiversity: How many Phytophthora species are there? In Phytophthoras in Forests and Natural Ecosystems. (Goheen  EM and Frankel  SJ, eds). Proceedings of the Fourth International Union of Forest Research Organisations (IUFRO) Working Party 7.02.09. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report 221: 101-115.

Orton ES, Brasier CM, Bilham L, Bansal A, Webber JF, Brown JKM (2017). Local population structure of the ash dieback pathogen, Hymenoscyphus fraxineus, in relation to its mode of arrival in the UK. Plant pathology 67: 255-264.

Jung T, Vannini A,  Brasier CM (2009). Progress in understanding Phytophthora diseases of trees in Europe 2004-2007.  In Phytophthoras in Forests and Natural Ecosystems. (Goheen EM and Frankel SJ, eds).  Proceedings of the Fourth International Union of Forest Research Organisations (IUFRO) Working Party 7.02.09. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report 221: 3-24.

Kozlakidis Z, Hacker CV,  Bradley D,  Jamal A,  Phoon X,  Webber J,  Brasier CM, Buck, KW & Coutts, RHA (2009). Molecular characterisation of two novel double-stranded RNA elements from Phlebiopsis gigantea. Virus Genes 39: 132-136.

Brasier, C.M. (2008).  Eva Sansome (1906-2001) – Pioneer in fungal and oomycete  cytogenetics.  In Pioneering women in plant pathology (J. B. Ristaino ed.) pp. 139 - 42 . American Phytopathological Society, St Paul, Minnesota.

Brasier, C.M. (2008). The biosecurity threat to the UK and global environment from international trade in plants. Plant Pathology 57, 792-808.