Laura Martín-Torrijos
  • PhD student
  • Speciality: Biology, Systematics and Evolution of emerging infectious fungi
  • Geographical region:Worldwide
  • Line of research: Fungi and bryophytes
  • Professional profile

    I study the biology, systematics and evolution of emerging pathogenic fungi (Aphanomyces astaci, Fusarium spp., Saprolegnia diclina,...) responsible for diseases that affect crustaceans, sea turtles or amphibians.

    Selected Publications
  • Casabella-Herrero, G.; Martínez-Ríos, M.; Viljamaa-Dirks, S.; Martín-Torrijos, L.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J. 2021. Aphanomyces astaci mtDNA: Insights into the pathogen’s differentiation and its genetic diversitym from other closely related oomycetes. Fungal Biology 125(4):316-325. 

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.funbio.2020.11.010
  • Martín-Torrijos, L.; Correa-Villalona, A.J.; Azofeifa-Solano, J.C.; Villalobos-Rojas, F.; Wehrtmann, I.S.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J. 2021. First Detection of the Crayfish Plague Pathogen Aphanomyces astaci in Costa Rica: European Mistakes Should Not Be Repeated. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9:623814. 

    https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2021.623814
  • Martín-Torrijos, L.; Correa-Villalona, A.J.; Pradillo, A.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J. 2021. Coexistence of Two Invasive Species, Procambarus clarkii and Aphanomyces astaci, in Brackish Waters of a Mediterranean Coastal Lagoon. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8:622434. 

    https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2020.622434
  • Martín-Torrijos, L.; Martínez-Ríos, M.; Casabella-Herrero, G.; Adams, S.B.; Jackson, C.R.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J. 2021. Tracing the origin of the crayfish plague pathogen, Aphanomyces astaci, to the Southeastern United States. Scientific Reports 11:9332. 

    https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-88704-8
  • Makkonen, J.; Jussila, J.; Panteleit, J.; Keller, N.S.; Schrimpf, A.; Theissinger, K.; Kortet, R.; Martín-Torrijos, L.; Sandoval-Sierra, J.V.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J.; Kokko, H. 2018. MtDNA allows the sensitive detection and haplotyping of the crayfish plague disease agent Aphanomyces astaci showing clues about its origin and migration. Parasitology 145(9):1210-1218. 

    https://doi.org/10.1017/S0031182018000227
  • Martín-Torrijos, L.; Gelder, S.R.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J. 2018. A new kid in town: First case of an alien worm, Xironogiton victoriensis (Annelida: Clitellata) on a native European freshwater crayfish. Aquaculture 496:39-42. 

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2018.06.086
  • Martín-Torrijos, L.; Kawai, T.; Makkonen, J.;, Jussila, J.; Kokko, H.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J. 2018. Crayfish plague in Japan: A real threat to the endemic Cambaroides japonicus. PLoS ONE 13(4):e0195353. 

    https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0195353
  • Panteleit, J.; Keller, N.S.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J.; Makkonen, J.; Martín-Torrijos, L.; Patrulea, V.; Pîrvu, M.; Preda, C.; Schrimpf, A.; Pârvulescu, L. 2018. Hidden sites in the distribution of the crayfish plague pathogen Aphanomyces astaci in Eastern Europe: Relicts of genetic groups from older outbreaks?. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 157:117-124. 

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2018.05.006
  • Martín-Torrijos, L.; Campos Llach, M.; Pou-Rovira, Q.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J. 2017. Resistance to the crayfish plague, Aphanomyces astaci (Oomycota) in the endangered freshwater crayfish species, Austropotamobius pallipes. PLoS ONE 12(7):e0181226.

    https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.po ne.0181226
  • Martín-Torrijos, L.; Sandoval-Sierra, J.V.; Muñoz,J.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J.; Boschb,J.; Guayasamin, J.M. 2016. Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) threaten Andean amphibians. Neotropical Biodiversity 2(1):26-36.

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