Sarah Green

PhD


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Research topic

Understanding the threat posed by Phytophthora austrocedri to juniper in Britain

Phytophthora austrocedri is causing widespread mortality of native juniper in northern Britain. This project aims to provide the evidence base to guide juniper conservation strategies that mitigate the effects of the pathogen.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Pests and diseases
Research topic

Molecular detection of Phytophthoras in forest, woodland and urban garden environments

A project entitled 'molecular detection of Phytophthoras in forest, woodland and urban garden environments' aims to; i) examine Phytophthora diversity in soil at forest, woodland and public garden sites in Scotland, ii) assess the feasibility of using Illumina metabarcoding technology combined with spore trapping for longer-term monitoring of aerial Phytophthora diseases, such as P. ramorum, and iii) to provide evidence to inform biosecurity and remediation policy aimed at limiting the introduction, spread and impact of Phytophthora diseases.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Pests and diseases
  • Tree breeding
Research topic

Drought stress in Sitka spruce in eastern Scotland and its association with a species of Phomopsis

Assessment and study of the extensive damage was reported on pole stage and older Sitka spruce along the Dee valley in north-east Scotland

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Pests and diseases
Research topic

Dieback of birch

Investigating the role of shoot fungi as agents of crown dieback of birch

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Pests and diseases
Research topic

Using molecular technology to characterise the biology of Pseudomonas syringae pv. aesculi, causing bleeding canker of horse chestnut

Investigating the processes of infection of Pae on the woody parts of horse chestnut, the potential for its survival and dissemination in soil, water and other environmental substrates, its geographical origin of Pae and its pathways of spread in Europe and the biological function of Pae-specific genes which are implicated in virulence on a tree host

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Pests and diseases
Research topic

Global threats from Phytophthora spp. (PHYTO-THREATS)

The PHYTO-THREATS project aims to address the risks to UK forest and woodland ecosystems from Phytophthora by examining the distribution and diversity of Phytophthoras in UK plant nursery systems.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Pests and diseases

Related publications

Peer reviewed papers

Themes

  • Pests and diseases

Green, S., James, E.R., Clark, D., Clarke, T-K., Riddell, C.E. 2020. Evidence for natural resistance in Juniperus communis to Phytophthora austrocedri. Journal of Plant Pathology, In Review.

Donald, F., Green, S., Searle, K., Cunniffe, N.K., Purse, B. 2020. Small scale variability in soil moisture drives infection of vulnerable juniper populations by invasive forest pathogen. Forest Ecology and Management 473, 118324.

Riddell, C.D., Dun, H.F., Elliot, M., Armstrong, A.C., Clark, M., Forster, J., Hedley, P.E., Green, S. 2020. Detection and spread of Phytophthora austrocedri within infected Juniperus communis woodland and diversity of co-associated Phytophthoras as revealed by metabarcoding. Forest Pathology. 

Green, S., Riddell, C.E., Frederickson-Matika, D., Armstrong, A.C., Elliott, M., Forster, J., Hedley, P.E., Morris, J., Thorpe, P., Cooke, D.E.L., Sharp, P.M., Pritchard, L. 2020. Diversity of woody host-infecting Phytophthora species in public parks and botanic gardens as revealed by metabarcoding, and opportunities for mitigation through best practice. Sibbaldia 18, 67-82.

Riddell, C.E., Frederickson-Matika, D., Armstrong, A.C., Elliot, M., Forster, J., Hedley, P.E.,   Morris, J., Thorpe, P., Cooke, D.E.L., Pritchard, P., Sharp, P.M., & Green, S. (2019). Metabarcoding reveals a high diversity of woody host-associated Phytophthora spp. in soils at public gardens and amenity woodlands in Britain

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 107, 1532-1540.

Vettraino AM, Brasier CM, Webber JF, Hansen EM, Green S, Robin C, Tomassini A, Bruni N, Vannini A. 2017. Contrasting microsatellite diversity in the evolutionary lineages of Phytophthora lateralis. Fungal Biology 121 (2), 112-126.

Green, S., MacAskill, G.A., Dun, H., Armstrong, A.C., Henricot, B. 2016. First report of Phytophthora austrocedri infecting Nootka cypress in Britain New Disease Reports (2016) 33, 21.

Nowell, R.W., Sharp, P.M., Laue, B.E., Green, S. 2016. Comparative genomics reveals genes significantly associated with woody hosts in the plant pathogen Pseudomonas syringae. Molecular Plant Pathology 17, 1409-1424.

Elliot, M., Schlenzig, A.,Harris, C.M., Meagher, T.R., Green, S. (2015). An improved method for the qPCR detection of three Phytophthora spp. in forest and woodland soils in northern Britain. Forest Pathology 45, 537-539.

Green, S., Elliot, M., Armstrong, A., Hendry, S.J. (2015). Phytophthora austrocedrae emerges as a serious threat to juniper (Juniperus communis) in Britain. Plant Pathology 64, 456-466.

Mulholland, V., Elliot, M., Green¸ S. (2015). Diagnostics of tree diseases caused by Phytophthora species. Pp 59-74 In: Plant Pathology Techniques and Protocols, Second Edition. C. Lacomme (ed). Methods in Molecular Biology. Humana Press.

Laue, B.E., Steele, H., Green, S. (2014). Survival, cold tolerance and seasonality of infection of European horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) by Pseudomonas syringae pv. aesculi. Plant Pathology 63, 1417-1425.

Nowell, R.W., Green, S., Laue, B.E., Sharp, P.M. (2014). The extent of genome flux and its role in the differentiation of bacterial lineages. Genome Biology and Evolution 6, 1514-1529.

Reignoux, S., Green, S., Ennos, R. (2014). Molecular identification and relative abundance of cryptic Lophodermium species in natural populations of Scots pine, Pinus sylvestris L. Fungal Biology 118, 835-845.

Green, S., Laue, B.E., Steele, H., Nowell, R.W. (2014). Horse Chestnut Bleeding Canker. Forestry Commission Research Note 17. (PDF-773K)

Mulholland, V., Schlenzig, A., MacAskill, G.A., Green, S. (2013). Development of a quantitative real-time PCR assay for the detection of Phytophthora austrocedrae, an emerging pathogen in Britain. Forest Pathology 43, 513-517.

Green, S., Laue, B.E., Nowell, R., Steele, H. (2013). Horse chestnut bleeding canker – a 21st Century tree pathogen. Pp 783-794 In: T. Fenning (ed.), Challenges and Opportunities for the World’s Forests in the 21st Century, Forestry Sciences 81.

Brasier, C.M., Franceschini, S, Vettraino, A.M., Hansen, E.M., Green, S., Robin, C., Webber, J.F., Vannini, A. (2012). Four phenotypically distinct lineages in Phytophthora lateralis. Fungal Biology 116, 1232-1249.

Green, S., Hendry, S.J., MacAskill, G.A., Laue, B.E. and Steele, H. (2012). Dieback and mortality of Juniperus communis in Britain associated with Phytophthora austrocedrae. New Disease Reports 26, 2.

Green, S., Brasier, C.M., Schlenzig, A., McCracken, A., MacAskill, G.A., Wilson, M. and Webber, J.F. (2012). The destructive invasive pathogen Phytophthora lateralis found on Chamaecyparis lawsoniana across the UK. (PDF-981K) Forest Pathology 43, 19-28.

Green, S. and Webber, J.F. (2012). The emerging threat from Phytophthora to trees in Scotland. Scottish Forestry 66, 9-16.

Mulholland, V., MacAskill, G.A., Laue, B.E., Steele, H., Kenyon, D. and Green, S. (2012). Development and verification of a diagnostic assay based on EF1-alpha for the identification of Armillaria species in Northern Europe. Forest Pathology 42, 229-238.

Steele, H., Laue, B.E., MacAskill, G.A., Hendry, S.J. & Green, S. (2010). Analysis of the natural infection of European horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) by Pseudomonas syringae pv. aesculi. Plant Pathology 59 (6), 1005-1013.

Green, S., Studholme, D.J., Laue, B.E., Dorati, F., Lovell, H., Arnold, D., Cottrell, J.E., Bridgett, S., Blaxter, M., Huitema, E., Thwaites, R., Sharp, P.M., Jackson, R.W. and Kamoun, S. (2010). Comparative genome analysis provides insights into the evolution and adaptation of Pseudomonas syringae pv. aesculi on European horse chestnut. PLoS ONE 5(4): e10224. 

De Silva, H., Castlebury, L.A., Green, S. and Stone, J.K. (2009). Characterisation and phylogenetic relationships of Anisogramma virgultorum and A. anomala in the Diaporthales (Ascomycota). Mycological Research 113: 73-81.

Green, S., Laue, B., Fossdal, C.G., A’Hara, S. and Cottrell, J. (2009). Infection of horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) by Pseudomonas syringae pv. aesculi and its detection by quantitative real-time PCR. Plant Pathology 58, 731-744

Green, S. and Ray, D. (2009). Climate change: risks to forestry in Scotland due to drought and fungal disease. Forestry Commission Research Note 8. Edinburgh, Scotland.

De Silva, H, Green, S., Woodward, S. (2008). Incidence and biology of Anisogramma virgultorum on birch in Scotland. Scottish Forestry 62 (4), 22-28.

DeSilva, H., Green, S. and Woodward, S. (2008). Incidence and severity of dieback in birch plantings associated with Anisogramma virgultorum and Marssonina betulae in Scotland. Plant Pathology 57 (2): 272-279.

Green, S., Hendry, S.J. and Redfern, D.B. (2008). Drought damage to pole-stage Sitka spruce and other species in north east Scotland. Scottish Forestry 62 (3): 10-18.

Green, S. and Castlebury, L. A. (2007). Connection of Gnomonia intermedia to Discula betulina and its relationship to other taxa in the Gnomoniaceae. Mycological Research 111:62-69.

Green, S. and MacAskill, G. A. (2007). Pathogenicity of Marssonina betulae and other fungi on birch. Plant Pathology 56, 242-250.

Green, S. (2005). First report of Septoria betulae causing leaf spot of birch in the United Kingdom. Plant pathology 54 (4): 580.

Brown, A., Green, S. and Hendry, S. (2005). Needle diseases of pine. Forestry Commission Information Note 67. Edinburgh, Scotland.

Green, S. (2005). Birch die-back in Scotland. (PDF-721K). Forestry Commission Information Note 72. Edinburgh, Scotland.

Green, S. (2004). Fungi associated with shoots of silver birch (Betula pendula) in Scotland. Mycological Research 108 (11): 1327-1336.

Green, S., Peng, G., Connolly, T. and Boyetchko, S. M. (2004). Effect of moisture and temperature on disease of green foxtail caused by Drechslera gigantea and Pyricularia setariae. Plant Disease 88 (6): 605-612.

Green, S. (2003). A review of the potential for the use of bioherbicides to control forest weeds in the UK. Forestry 76 (3): 285-298.