Javier Diéguez Uribeondo
  • Vicedirector de investigación
  • Científico titular
  • Especialidad:

    Biología, Sistemática y Evolución de hongos parásitos

  • Línea de investigación: Hongos y briófitos
  • Awards: Oogawa Endowment Award 2000, University of California, Davis, for research project "Histological studies on the infection process of Colletotrichum acutatum on almond lea&a

  • Perfil profesional

    My research includes investigations on biology, systematics and evolution of parasitic fungi. More specifically my research lines deals with:

    • Phylogeny of Oomycetes: genus Aphanomyces, Saprolegnia, Achlya and Pythium.
    • Modeling: (1) plant-fungal coevolution models. Description of infection structures of Urocystis and Anthracoidea (Basidiomycetes), and Colletotrichum (Ascomycetes); (2) host colonization processes and disease forecasting in Colletotrichum, Fusarium, Aphanomyces and Saprolegnia; (3) hyphal morphogenesis, hyphoid model in Saprolegniales (Oomycetes).
    • Conservation biology: biology of invasive fungal species (Aphanomyces astaci, Oomycetes), fungal parasitic species involved in emergent diseases (oomycetous species Saprolegnia diclina, Saprolegnia ferax), Fusarium spp., and Colletotrichum spp. (Ascomycetes).
    Proyectos en curso

    ParaFishControl: Advanced Tools and Research Strategies for Parasite Control in European farmed fish.

    Workpackages: WP2 - Parasite transfer ; WP4 - Diagnostic tools and methods; WP6 - Risk analysis and parasite surveillance

    &.  2015 - 2020.  Programa Europeo HORIZON 2020 y Research and Innovation Framework Programme

    Selección de publicaciones
  • 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. [in press]. 

  • Rezinciuc, S.; Sandoval-Sierra, J.V.; Ruiz-León, Y.; van West, P.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J. 2018. Specialized attachment structure of the fish pathogenic oomycete Saprolegnia parasitica. PLoS ONE 13(1):e0190361. 

  • Bello, M.A.; Ruiz-León, Y.; Sandoval-Sierra, J.V.; Rezinciuc, S.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J. 2017. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) protocols for problematic plant, oomycete, and fungal samples. Journal of Visualized Experiments 120:e55031.

  • 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
  • Sarmiento-Ramirez, J.M.; Sim, J.; van West, P.; Dieguez-Uribeondo, J. 2017. Isolation of fungal pathogens from eggs of the endangered sea turtle species Chelonia mydas in Ascension Island. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 97(4):661-667.

  • 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.

  • Rivas, M.L.; Tomillo, P.S.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J.; Marco, A. 2016. Potential effects of dune scarps caused by beach erosion on the nesting behavior of leatherback turtles. Marine Ecology Progress Series 551:239-248.

  • Rocha, S.C.O.; Sandoval-Sierra,J.V.; Diéguez-Uribeondo,J.; Gonçalves,D.R.; Jerônimo,G.H.; De Jesus,A.L.; Marano,A.V.; Pires-Zottarelli,C.L.A. 2016. Saprolegnia milanezii sp. nov.; a new species of Saprolegniales (Oomycota, Straminipila) from Brazil. Phytotaxa 270(4):286-294.

  • Rivas, L.M.; Santidrian, P.; Dieguez-Uribeondo, J.; Marco, A. 2015. Leatherback hatchling sea-finding in response to artificial lighting: interaction between wavelength and moonlight. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 463:143-149.

  • Grandjean, F.; Vrålstad, T.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J.; Jelic, M.; Mangombi, J.; Delaunay, C.; Filipová, L.; Rezinciuc, S.; Kozubíková-Balcarová, E.; Guyonnet, D.; Viljamaa-Dirks, S.; Petrusek, A. 2014. Microsatellite markers for direct genotyping of the crayfish plague pathogen Aphanomyces astaci (Oomycetes) from infected host tissues. Vet. Microbiol. 170(3-4):317-324.

  • Liu, Y.; de Bruijn, I.; Jack A.L.H.; Drynan, K.; van den Berg, H.; Thoen, E.; Sandoval-Sierra, J.V.; Skaar, I.; van West, P.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J.; van der Voort, M.; Mendes, R.; Mazzola, M.; Raaijmakers, J. 2014. Deciphering microbial landscapes of fish eggs to mitigate emerging diseases. ISME J. 8(10):2002-2014. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2014.44.


  • Rezinciuc, S.; Gallindo, J.; Montserrat, J.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J. 2014. AFLP-PCR and RAPD-PCR evidences of the transmission of the pathogen Aphanomyces astaci (Oomycetes) to wild populations of European crayfish from the invasive crayfish species, Procambarus clarkii. Fungal Biol. 118(7):612-620.

  • Rezinciuc, S.; Sandoval-Sierra, J.V.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J. 2014. Molecular identification of a bronopol tolerant strain of Saprolegnia australis causing egg and fry mortality in farmed brown trout, Salmo trutta. Fungal Biol. 118(7):591-600.

  • Sandoval-Sierra, J.V.; Latif, F.; Martín, M.P.; Zaror, L.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J. 2014. Saprolegnia species affecting the salmonid aquaculture in Chile and their associations with fish developmental stage. Aquaculture 434:462-469.

  • Sandoval-Sierra, J.V.; Martin, M.P.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J. 2014. Species identification in the genus Saprolegnia (Oomycetes): defining DNA-based molecular operational taxonomic units. Fungal Biol. 118(7):559-578.

  • Sarmiento-Ramírez, J.M.; Abella-Pérez, E.; Pillot, A.D.; Sim, J.; van West, P.; Martín, M.P., Marco A.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J. 2014. Global Distribution of Two Fungal Pathogens Threatening Endangered Sea Turtles. PLoS ONE 9 (1): e85853. DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0085853 

  • Sarmiento-Ramírez, J.M.; Van Der Voort, M.; Raaijmakers, J.M.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J. 2014. Unravelling the microbiome of eggs of the endangered sea turtle Eretmochelys imbricata identifies bacteria with activity against the emerging pathogen Fusarium falciforme. PLoS One 9(4):e95206.

  • Schoch, C.L.; Robbertse, B.; Robert, V.; Vu, D.; Cardinali, G.; Irinyi, L.; Meyer, W.; Nilsson, R.H.; Hughes K, Miller AN, Kirk PM, Abarenkov K, Aime MC, Ariyawansa HA, Bidartondo M, Boekhout T, Buyck B, Cai Q, Chen J, Crespo A, Crous PW, Damm U, De Beer ZW et al.2014. Finding leedles in haystacks: linking scientific names, reference specimens and molecular data of Fungi. Database-Oxford 1-21.

  • Svoboda, J.; Mrugala, A.; Kozubíková-Balcarová, E.; Kouba, A.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J.; Petrusek, A. 2014. Resistance to the crayfish plague pathogen, Aphanomyces astaci, in two freshwater shrimps. J. Invertebr. Pathol. 121:97-104.

  • Kozuvíková-Balcarová, E.; Koukol, O.; Martín, M.P.; Petrusek, A.; Svoboda, J.; Petrusek, A.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J. 2013. The diversity of oomycetes on crayfish: Morphological vs. Molecular identification of cultures obtained while isolating crayfish plague pathogen. Fungal Biology 117: 682-691. (A) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.funbio.2013.07.005. IF (2012): 2.082.

  • Svoboda, J.; Kozubíková-Balcarová, E.; Kouba, A.; Buřič , M.; Kozák, P.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J.; Petrusek, A. 2013. Temporal dynamics of spore release of the crayfish plague pathogen from its natural host, American spiny-cheek crayfish (Orconectes limosus), evaluated by transmission experiments. Parasitology 140:792-801, doi:10.1017/S0031182012002223.

  • Kiziewicz, B.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J.; Martín,M.P. 2013. Aphanomyces frigidophilus, fungus-like organisms isolated from water of springs in Biaystok, Poland. African Journal of Biotechnology 12:6310-6314, doi:10.5897/AJB2013.12097.
  • Mélida, H.; Sandoval-Sierra, J.V.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J.; Bulone, V. 2013. Analyses of extracellular carbohydrates in oomycetes unveil the existence of three different cell wall types. Eukaryotic Cell 12:194-203, doi:10.1128/EC.00288-12.
  • Perotti, M.G.; Basanta, M.D.; Steciow, M.M.; Sandoval-Sierra, J.V.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J. 2013. Early breeding protects anuran eggs from Saprolegnia infection. Austral Ecology 38:672-679, doi:10.1111/aec.12014.
  • Van den Berg, A.H.; McLaggan, D.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J.; van West, P. 2013. The impact of the water moulds Saprolegnia diclina and Saprolegnia parasitica on natural ecosystems and the aquaculture industry. Fungal Biology Reviews 27:33-42, doi:10.1016/j.fbr.2013.05.001
  • Schoch, C; Seifert, KA; Huhndorf, S; Robert, V.; Spouge, J.; André Levesque, C.; Chen, W.; Bolchacova E, Voigt K, Crous PW, Miller AN,  Wingfield MJ,  Aime MC, Kwang-Deuk A, Bai F-Y,  Barreto RW,  Begerow D, Bergeron M-J, Blackwell M, Boekhout T, Bogale M, Boonyuen N, Burgaz AR, Buyck B, Cai L, Cai Q, Cardinali G, Chaverri P, Coppins BJ, Crespo A, Cubas P, Crous PW, Cummings C, Damm U, de Beer ZW, de Hoog S, Del-Prado R, Dentinger B, Diéguez-Uribeondo J, Divakar PK, Douglas B,  Dueñas M,  Duong TA, Duong V, Eberhardt U,  Edwards JE, Elshahed MS,  Fliegerova K, Furtado M, García MA, Ge Z-W, Griffith GW, Griffiths K, Groenewald JZ, Groenewald M, Grube M, Gryzenhout M, Guo L-D, Hagen F,   Hambleton S, Hamelin RC, Hansen K, Harrold P, Heller G, Herrera C., Hirayama K, Hirooka Y, Ho H-M, Hoffman K, Hofstetter V, Högnabba F, Holingsworth PM, Hong S-B, Hosaka K, Houbraken J, Hughes K, Huhtinen S, Hyde KD, James T, Johnson EM, Johnson JE, Johnston PR, Jones EBG, Kelly LJ, Kirk P, Knapp DG, Kõljalg U, Kovács GM, Kurtzman CP, Landvik S, Leavitt  SD, Liggenstoffer AS, Liimatainen K, Lombard L, Luangsa-ard JJ, Lumbsch HT, Maganti H, Maharachchikumbura SN,   Martín MP,  May TW, McTaggart AR, Methven AS, Meyer W, Moncalvo J-M, Mongkolsamrit S, Nagy L, Nilsson RH, Niskanen T, Nyilasi I, Okada G, Okane I, Olariaga I, Otte J, Papp T, Park D, Petkovits T, Pino-Bodas R, Quaedvlieg W, Raja HA, Redecker D, Rintoul T, Ruibal C, Sarmiento-Ramírez JM, Schmitt I, Schussler A, Shearer C, Sotome K, Stefani FOP, Stenroos S, Stielow B, Stockinger H,  Suetrong S, Suh S-O, Sung G-H, Suzuki M, Tanaka K, Tedersoo L, Telleria MT, Tretter E,  Untereiner WA, Urbina H, Vágvölgyi C, Vialle A, Vu, TD, Walther G, Wang Q-M, Wang Y, Weir BS, Weiß M, White MM, Xu JP, Yahr R, Yang ZL, Yurkov A, Zamora J-C, Zhang N,  Zhuang W-Y, Schindel D. 2012. Nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region as a universal barcode marker for Fungi. PNAS 109 (16): 5907-6354. Portada de la revista.


  • Diéguez-Uribeondo, J.; Förster, H.; Adaskaveg J.E. 2011. Effect of wetness duration and temperature on the development of anthracnose on selected almond tissues and comparison of cultivar susceptibility. Phytopathology 101: 1013-1020.

  • Fernández Benéitez M.J.; Ortiz-Santaliestra, M.E.; Lizana, M.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J. 2011. Susceptibility to "Saprolegnia infections" of embryonic stages of natterjack toad (Bufo calamita) and spadefoot toad (Pelobates cultripes). Oecologia 165: 819-826.

  • Gherardi, F.; Aquiloni, L.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J.; Tricarico, E. 2011. Managing invasive crayfish: Is there a hope? Aquatic Sciences 73:185-200.

  • Fernández Benéitez, M.J.; Ortiz-Santaliestra, M.E.; Lizana, M.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J. 2008. Saprolegnia diclina: another species responsible for the emergent disease ‘Saprolegnia infection’ in amphibians. FEMS Microbiology Letters 279: 23-29.

  • Diéguez-Uribeondo, J.; Fregeneda-Grandes, J.M.; Cerenius, L.; Pérez-Iniesta, E.; Aller-Gancedo, J.M.; Tellería, M.T. et al. 2007. Re-evaluation of the enigmatic species complex Saprolegnia diclina-Saprolegnia parasitica based on morphological, physiological and molecular data. Fungal Genetics and Biology, 44 (7), 585-601.

  • Diéguez-Uribeondo, J.; Cerenius, L.; Dyková, I.; Gelder, S.; Henntonen, P.; Jiravanichpaisal, P.; Lom, J.; Söderhäll, K. 2006. Pathogens, parasites and ectocommensals. In: Atlas of Crayfish in European, Souty-Grosset, C; Holdich, DM; Noël, PY; Reynolds, JD; Haffner, P. (eds). Muséum National d?Histoire Naturelle, Paris, Colleciton Patrimoines Naturels.

  • Diéguez-Uribeondo, J.; Förster, H.; Soto-Estrada, A.; Adaskaveg J.E. 2005. Subcuticular-intracellular hemibiotrophic and intercellular necrotrophic development of Colletotrichum acutatum on almond. Phytopathology 95: 751-758.

  • Diéguez-Uribeondo, J.; Förster, H.; Adaskaveg, J.E. 2004. Temperature-wetness relationships for Colletotrichum acutatum infections on almond petals and leaves. Phytopathology 94: S25.

  • Diéguez-Uribeondo, J.; Gierz, G.; Bartnicki-Garcia, S. 2004. Image analysis of hyphal morphogenesis in Saprolegniaceae (Oomycetes). Fungal Genetics and Biology 41: 293-307.

  • Adaskaveg, J.E., Förster H., Diéguez-Uribeondo, J. et al. 2003. Epidemiology and management of walnut blight in California. Ann. Rep. Walnut Board California

  • Grandjean, F.; Gouin, N.; Souty-Grosset, C.; Diéguez-Uribeondo, J. 2001. Drastic bottlenecks in the endangered crayfish species, Austropotamobius pallipes in Spain with inference to its colonization history. Heredity 88: 431-438.

  • Diéguez-Uribeondo, J.; Cerenius, L. 1998. The inhibition of extracellular proteinases from Aphanomyces spp. by three different proteinase inhibitors from crayfish blood. Mycological Research 102: 820-824.

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