Fred O. Asiegbu

Professor
Forest Sciences
University of Helsinki, Finland
E-mail: Fred.Asiegbu@Helsinki.fi
Page: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/forestpathology/

Fields of interest:

Forest pathology, Forest mycology, Tree-Microbe interaction, Biocontrol

Recent publications:

ASIEGBU FO, ADOMAS A & STENLID J. 2005b. Pathogen Profile: The root and butt rot fungus – Heterobasidion annosum. Molecular Plant Pathology 6(4): 395 – 409.

ADOMAS A, LI G, ADOMAS A, CRAIG D, CHU T, HELLER G, OLSON A, ZYL LV, WOLFINGER R, SEDEROFF R, DEAN RA, FINLAY R, STENLID J, ASIEGBU FO. 2007. Transcriptome analyses of early events during interactions of Scots pine root tissues with pathogenic fungi. Tree Physiology 27, 1441–1458.

HELLER, G, ADOMAS A, LI G, ADOMAS A, CRAIG D, CHU T, ZYL LV, WOLFINGER R, SEDEROFF R, FINLAY R, STENLID J, & ASIEGBU FO. 2008. Transcriptional analysis of Pinus sylvestris roots challenged with the ectomycorrhizal fungus Laccaria bicolor. BMC Plant Biology 8: 19 –

Eastwood DC, Floudas D, Binder M, Majcherczyk A, Schneider P, Aerts A, Asiegbu FO, Baker SE, Barry K, Bendiksby M, Blumentritt M, Coutinho PM, Cullen D, de Vries RP, Gathman A, Goodell B, Henrissat B, Ihrmark K, Kauserud H, Kohler A, LaButti K, Lapidus A, Lavin JL, Lee YH, Lindquist E, Lilly W, Lucas S, Morin E, Murat C, Oguiza JA, Park J, Pisabarro AG, Riley R, Rosling A, Salamov A, Schmidt O, Schmutz J, Skrede I, Stenlid J, Wiebenga A, Xie X, Kües U, Hibbett DS, Hoffmeister D, Högberg N, Martin F, Grigoriev IV and Watkinson SC (2011). The Plant Cell Wall-Decomposing Machinery Underlies the Functional Diversity of Forest Fungi. Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.1205411 ( Science 333: 762 – 765)

Åke Olson, Andrea Aerts, Fred Asiegbu, Lassaad Belbahri, Ourdia Bouzid, Anders Broberg, Björn Canbäck, Pedro M. Coutinho, Dan Cullen, Kerstin Dalman, Giuliana Deflorio, Linda T.A. van Diepen, Christophe Dunand, Sébastien Duplessis, Mikael Durling, Paolo Gonthier, Jane Grimwood, Carl Gunnar Fossdal, David Hansson, Bernard Henrissat, Ari Hietala, Kajsa Himmelstrand, Dirk Hoffmeister, Nils Högberg, Timothy Y. James, Magnus Karlsson, Mårten Lind, Annegret Kohler, Ursula Kües, Yong-Hwan Lee, Yao-Cheng Lin, Erika Lindquist, Vincent Lombard, Susan Lucas, Karl Lundén, Emmanuelle Morin, Claude Murat, Jongsun Park, Tommaso Raffaello, Pierre Rouzé, Asaf Salamov, Jeremy Schmutz, Halvor Solheim, Jerry Ståhlberg, Heriberto Vélëz, Ronald P. de Vries, Ad Wiebenga, Steve Woodward, Igor Yakovlev, Matteo Garbelotto, Francis Martin, Igor V. Grigoriev, Jan Stenlid (2012). Trade-off between wood decay and parasitism: Insights from the genome of a fungal forest pathogen. New Phytologist : 194:1001-1013

KOVALCHUK A, KERIÖ S, JABER E, OGHENEKARO A, RAFFAELLO T AND ASIEGBU FO (2013). Antimicrobial defences and resistance of forest trees: challenges and perspectives in a genomic era. Annual Review of Phytopathology 51: 221 – 244.

TERHONEN E, SUN H, BUÉE M, KASANEN R, PAULIN L AND ASIEGBU F.O (2013). Effects of the use of biocontrol agent (Phlebiopsis gigantea) on fungal communities of Picea abies stumps. Forest Ecology & Management 310: 428 – 433.

RAFFAELLO T, CHEN H, KOHLER A AND ASIEGBU FO (2014). Transcriptomic profiles of Heterobasidion annosum under abiotic stresses and during saprotrophic growth in bark, sapwood and heartwood. Environmental Microbiology 16 (6): 1654-67 (DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-13-240)

OGHENEKARO AO, MIETTINEN O, OMORUSI VI, EVUEH G, FARID MA, GAZIS R, AND ASIEGBU FO (2014). Characterization of Rigidoporus species associated with white rot of Para rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) plantations Fungal Biology 118(5-6): 495-506, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.funbio.2014.04.001

Chiaki Hori; Takuya Ishida; Kiyohiko Igarashi; Masahiro Samejima; Hitoshi Suzuki; Emma Master; Patricia Ferreira; Francisco J Ruiz-Duenas; Benjamin Held; Paulo Canessa; Luis F Larrondo; Monika Schmoll; Irina S Druzhinina; Christian P Kubicek; Jill Gaskell; Phil Kersten; Franz St. John; Jeremy Glasner; Grzegorz Sabat; Sandra Splinter BonDurant; Khajamohiddin Syed; Jagjit Yadav; Anthony C Mgbeahuruike; Andriy Kovalchuk; Fred O Asiegbu; Gerald Lackner; Dirk Hoffmeister; Hui Sun; Erika Lindquist; Kerrie Barry; Robert Riley; Igor V Grigoriev; Bernard Henrissat; Ursula Kües; Randy M Berka; Angel T Martinez; Sarah F Covert; Robert A Blanchette; Daniel Cullen (2014). Analysis of the Phlebiopsis gigantea genome, transcriptome and secretome gives insight into its pioneer colonization strategies of wood. PLOS Genetics 10(12): e1004759. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1004759