• Fungal diversity and seasonal succession in ash leaves infected by the invasive ascomycete Hymenoscyphus fraxineus 

      Cross, Hugh; Sønstebø, Jørn Henrik; Nagy, Nina Elisabeth; Timmermann, Volkmar; Solheim, Halvor; Børja, Isabella; Kauserud, Håvard; Carlsen, Tor; Rzepka, Barbara; Wasak, Katarzyna; Vivian-Smith, Adam; Hietala, Ari Mikko (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-01-12)
      High biodiversity is regarded as a barrier against biological invasions. We hypothesized that the invasion success of the pathogenic ascomycete Hymenoscyphus fraxineus threatening common ash in Europe relates to differences ...
    • Genome- and transcriptome-derived microsatellite loci in lumpfish Cyclopterus lumpus: Molecular tools for aquaculture, conservation and fisheries management 

      Maduna, Simo; Vivian-Smith, Adam; Jónsdóttir, Ólöf Dóra Bartels; Imsland, Albert; Klutsch, Cornelya; Nyman, Tommi; Eiken, Hans Geir; Hagen, Snorre (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020-01-17)
      The lumpfish Cyclopterus lumpus is commercially exploited in numerous areas of its range in the North Atlantic Ocean, and is important in salmonid aquaculture as a biological agent for controlling sea lice. Despite the ...
    • Identification and in silico characterization of novel and conserved microRNAs in methyl jasmonate-stimulated Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) needles 

      Krivmane, Baiba; Šņepste, Ilze; Šķipars, Vilnis; Yakovlev, Igor; Fossdal, Carl Gunnar; Vivian-Smith, Adam; Ruņģis, Dainis (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020-03-28)
      MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are non-protein coding RNAs of ~20–24 nucleotides in length that play an important role in many biological and metabolic processes, including the regulation of gene expression, plant growth and developmental ...
    • The microRNA response associated with methyl jasmonate-induced resistance in Norway spruce bark 

      Wilkinson, Samuel; Vivian-Smith, Adam; Krokene, Paal; Magerøy, Melissa (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-05-15)
      Methyl jasmonate (MeJA) treatment elicits induced resistance (IR) against pests and diseases in Norway spruce (Picea abies). We recently demonstrated using mRNA-seq that this MeJA-IR is associated with both a prolonged ...
    • Molecular underpinnings of methyl jasmonate‐induced resistance in Norway spruce 

      Magerøy, Melissa; Wilkinson, Samuel W.; Tengs, Torstein; Cross, Hugh; Almvik, Marit; Petriacq, Pierre; Vivian-Smith, Adam; Zhao, Tao; Fossdal, Carl Gunnar; Krokene, Paal (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020-04-22)
      In response to various stimuli, plants acquire resistance against pests and/or pathogens. Such acquired or induced resistance allows plants to rapidly adapt to their environment. Spraying the bark of mature Norway spruce ...
    • The taxonomic significance of ddRADseq based microsatellite markers in the closely related species of Heracleum (Apiaceae) 

      Daemi-Saeidabad, Mehdi; Shojaeiyan, Abdolali; Vivian-Smith, Adam; Stenøien, Hans K.; Falahati-Anbaran, Mohsen (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020-05-07)
      Many studies on Heracleum have shown poor correspondence between observed molecular clusters and established taxonomic classification amongst closely related species. This might reflect both unresolved taxonomy but perhaps ...
    • The ash dieback invasion of Europe was founded by two genetically divergent individuals 

      McMullan, Mark; Rafiqi, Maryam; Kaithakottil, Gemy; Clavijo, Bernardo J; Bilham, Lorelei; Orton, Elizabeth; Percival-Alwyn, Lawrence; Ward, Ben J; Edwards, Anne; Saunders, Diane GO; Accinelli, Gonzalo Garcia; Wright, Jonathan; Verweij, Walter; Koutsovoulos, Georgios; Yoshida, Kentaro; Hosoya, Tsuyoshi; Williamson, Louisa; Jennings, Philip; Ioos, Renaud; Husson, Claude; Hietala, Ari Mikko; Vivian-Smith, Adam; Solheim, Halvor; MaClean, Dan; Fosker, Christine; Hall, Neil; Brown, James KM; Swarbreck, David; Blaxter, Mark; Downie, J Allan; Clark, Matthew D (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-04-23)
      Accelerating international trade and climate change make pathogen spread an increasing concern. Hymenoscyphus fraxineus, the causal agent of ash dieback, is a fungal pathogen that has been moving across continents and hosts ...