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
  • Martínez-Ríos, M.; Lapesa-Lázaro, S.; Larumbe-Arricibita, J.; Alonso-Gutiérrez, F.; Galindo-Parrila, F.J.; Martín-Torrijos, L.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J. 2022. Resistance to Crayfish Plague: Assessing the Response of Native Iberian Populations of the White-Clawed Freshwater Crayfish. Journal of Fungi 8(4):342.
  • Otero, A.; Vargas, P.; Fernández-Mazuecos, M.; Jiménez-Mejías, P.; Valcárcel, V.; Villa-Machío, I.; Hipp, A.L. 2022. A snapshot of progenitor–derivative speciation in Iberodes(Boraginaceae). Molecular Ecology [in press].
  • 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.
  • Martín-Torrijos, L.; Buckley, D.; Doadrio, I.; Machordom, A.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J. 2021. Unraveling the Hidden Diversity of the Native White Claw Crayfish in the Iberian Peninsula. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9:669292.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Martínez-Ríos, M.; Martín-Torrijos, L.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J. 2022. The invasive alien red-eared slider turtle, Trachemys scripta, as a carrier of STEF-disease pathogens. Fungal Biology [in press].
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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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