CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/ 15_003/0000453

Zoltán Árpád Nagy

Current research interests:

His interest in Phytophthoras is mainly related to their diversity in natural habitats. This includes detection and identification of Phytophthora species in nature, and studying their population structure, genetic and spatial diversity.

Also interested in the effect of human activity on our environment since it can facilitate migration of  Phytophthoras. As a result, new species may emerge after hybridisation of resident and immigrant Phytophthora species increasing the pathogen diversity in certain habitats.

Selected publications:


Nagy, Z. Á., Bakonyi, J. Érsek, T. 2003: Standard and Swedish variant types of the hybrid alder Phytophthora attacking alder in Hungary. Pest Management Science 59: 484-492.

Nagy, Z. Á., Bakonyi, J., Som, V. Érsek, T. 2006: Genetic diversity of the population of Phytophthora infestans in Hungary. Acta Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica 41: 53-67.

Érsek, T., Nagy Z. Á. 2008: Species hybrids in the genus Phytophthora with emphasis on the alder pathogen Phytophthora alni: a review. European Journal of Plant Pathology 122: 31-39.

Nechwatal, J., Bakonyi, J., Cacciola, S. O., Cooke, D. E. L., Jung, T., Nagy, Z. Á., Vannini, A., Vettraino, A. M. Brasier, C. M. 2013: The morphology, behaviour and molecular phylogeny of Phytophthora taxon Salixsoil and its redesignation as Phytophthora lacustris sp. nov. Plant Pathology 62: 355-369.

Aguayo, J., Adams, G. C., Halkett, F., Catal, M., Husson, C., Nagy, Z. Á., Hansen, E. M., Frey, P. Marçais, B. 2013: Strong genetic differentiation between American and European populations of Phytophthora alni subsp. uniformis. Phytopathology 103: 190-199.

Jung, T., Orlikowski, L., Henricot, B., et al. 2016: Widespread Phytophthora infestations in European nurseries put forest, semi-natural and horticultural ecosystems at high risk of Phytophthora diseases. Forest Pathology 46: 134-163.

Aguayo, J., Halkett, F., Husson, C., Nagy, Z. Á., Szigethy, A., Bakonyi, J., Frey, P. Marçais, B. 2016: Genetic diversity and origins of the homoploid type hybrid Phytophthora × alni. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 82: 7142-7153.

González-Moreno, P., Lazzaro, L., Vilà, M. et al. 2019: Consistency of impact assessment protocols for non-native species. NeoBiota 44: 1-25. doi: 10.3897/neobiota.44.31650.