Danilo Pereira


Position: Postdoc

Office: 116

E-mail: pereira[a]evolbio.mpg.de

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1247-242X

Twitter: @oDaniloPereira

Research Interest

Plant pathogens are continuously evolving to adapt to their hosts and the environment. During my doctoral studies, I investigated a global set of populations of the fungal pathogen Parastagonospora nodorum and unveiled evolutionary forces and mechanisms shaping adaptation to pesticides, warmer temperature, transposable elements dynamics, and the global population structure. As a postdoc at Stukenbrock’s lab, I’m interested in investigating genomic features contributing to varying degrees in adaptive evolutionary rates in populations of Zymoseptoria species and other fungi.

Short CV

2020 – present: Postdoc in the group of Prof. Eva Stukenbrock. Environmental genomics, Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön, Germany

2015 – 2020: PhD in the group of Prof. Bruce McDonald, Plant Pathology, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

2013 - 2015: MSc Plant Disease in the group of Prof. Paulo Ceresini, São Paulo State University, Ilha Solteira, Brazil

2007-2012: Bachelor in Agricultural Engineering, São Paulo State University, Ilha Solteira, Brazil


PEREIRA, D.; OGGENFUSS, U.; MCDONALD, B.A; CROLL, D. Population genomics of transposable element activation in the highly repressive genome of an agricultural pathogen. Microbial Genomics. 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1099/mgen.0.000540

CROLL, D.; CROUS, P.W; PEREIRA, D.; MORDECAI, E.A.; MCDONALD, B.A.; BRUNNER, P.C. Genome-scale phylogenies reveal relationships among Parastagonospora species infecting domesticated and wild grasses. Persoonia. 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3767/persoonia.2021.46.04.

PEREIRA, D.; MCDONALD, B.A; CROLL, D. The genetic architecture of emerging fungicide resistance in populations of a global wheat pathogen. Genome Biology and Evolution. 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evaa203.

PEREIRA, D.; BRUNNER, P.C.; MCDONALD, B.A. Natural selection drives population divergence for local adaptation in a wheat pathogen. Fungal Genetics and Biology. 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fgb.2020.103398.

YATES, S.; MIKABERIDZE, A.; KRATTINGER, S. G.; ABROUK, M.; HUND, A.; YU, K.; STUDER, B.; FOUCHE, S.; MEILE, L.; PEREIRA, D.; KARISTO, P.; MCDONALD, B. Precision phenotyping reveals novel loci for quantitative resistance to septoria tritici blotch. Plant Phenomics. 2019. In press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.34133/2019/3285904

PEREIRA, D. A. S.; MCDONALD, B. A; BRUNNER, P. Mutations in the CYP51 gene reduce DMI sensitivity in Parastagonospora nodorum populations in Europe and China. Pest Management Science. 2017. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.4486

PEREIRA, D. A. S. ; CERESINI, P. C. ; CASTROAGUDIN, V. L. ; RAMOS MOLINA, L. M. ; CHAVARRO MESA, E. ; NEGRISOLI, M. M. ; CAMPOS, S. ; PEGOLO, M. E. S. ; TAKADA, H. M. . Population genetic structure of Rhizoctonia oryzae-sativae from rice in Latin America and its adaptive potential to emerge as pathogen on Urochloa pastures. Phytopathology, p. PHYTO-05-16-0219-R, 2016. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-05-16-0219-R

CASTROAGUDIN, V. L. ; MOREIRA, S. I. ; PEREIRA, D. A. S. ; MOREIRA, S. S. ; BRUNNER, P. ; MACIEL, J. L. N. ; CROUS, P. ; MCDONALD, B. A. ; ALVES, E. ; CERESINI, P.C. . Pyricularia graminis-tritici, a new Pyricularia species causing wheat blast. Persoonia (Leiden), p. 199-216, 2016. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3767/003158516X692149

CHAVARRO-MESA, E. ; CERESINI, P. ; RAMOS-MOLINA, L. M. ; PEREIRA, D. A. S. ; SCHURT, D. A. ; VIEIRA, J. R. ; POLONI, N. M ; MCDONALD, B. A . The Urochloa foliar blight and collar rot pathogen Rhizoctonia solani AG-1 IA emerged in South America via a host shift from rice. Phytopathology, v. 105, p. 1475-1486, 2015. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-04-15-0093-R

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