Marília Horta Jung, PhD


Post-Doc Fellow at University of Algarve

Collaborator of MeditBio - Centre for Mediterranean Bioresources and Food



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Research interests

  • Molecular aspects of host plant-pathogen interactions (Phytophthora  –  Quercus), non-host plant-pathogen (PhytophthoraPhlomis purpurea) and host plant-pathogen-mycorrhiza  (Phytophthora - Quercus - Pisolithus).

  • Genomic basis of aggressiveness and invasiveness of Phytophthora spp. and of susceptibility and resistance of tree species.

  • Effects of compost and mycorrhizas on the relation Phytophthora - Quercus.

  • Epidemiology of diseases caused by Phytophthora spp in natural ecosystems.

  • Detection and description of new Phytophthora spp. in Europe and other continents; assessment of their potential host ranges among European tree species.


Ongoing research projects

  • BiodivERsA project: RESIPATH - Responses of European Forests and Society to Invasive Pathogens (BIODIVERSA/0002/2012).  Member of the team of University of Algarve (Post-Doctoral Fellow).

  • EXPL/AGR-FOR/1304/2012 – QuerResist – “Screening of Asian oak species for potential resistance to Phytophthora spp". Team member.

Latest publications (2014)
  • Pereira-Leal, J., Abreu, I., Alabaça, C., Almeida, M., Almeida, P., Almeida, T., Amorim, M., Araújo, S., Azevedo, H., Badia, A., Batista, D., Bohn, A., Capote, T., Carrasquinho, I., Chaves, I., Coelho, A.C., Costa, M., Costa, R., Cravador, A., Egas, C., Faro, C., Fortes, A., Fortunato, A., Gaspar, M., Gonçalves, S., Graça, J., Horta, M., Inácio, V., Leitão, J., Lino-Neto, T., Marum, M., Matos, J., Mendonça, D., Miguel, A., Miguel, C., Morais-Cecílio, L., Neves, I., Nóbrega, F., Oliveira, M., Oliveira, R., Salomé Pais, M., Paiva, J., Paulo, O., Pinheiro, M., Raimundo, J., José C Ramalho, Ribeiro, A., Ribeiro, T., Rocheta, M., Rodrigues, A.I., Rodrigues, J., Saibo, N., Santo, T., Santos, A.M., Sá-Pereira, P., Sebastiana, M., Simões, F., Sobral, R., Tavares, R., Teixeira, R., Varela, C., Veloso, M.M., Ricardo, C.P. (2014). A comprehensive assessment of the transcriptome of cork oak (Quercus suber) through EST sequencing. BMC Genomics, 15:371. DOI:10.1186/1471-2164-15-371.

  • Oßwald, W., Fleischmann, F., Rigling, D., Coelho, A. C., Cravador, A., Diez, J., Dalio, R. J., Horta Jung, M., Pfanz, H., Robin, C., Sipos, G., Solla, A., Cech, T., Chambery, A., Diamandis, S., Hansen, E., Jung, T., Orlikowski, L. B., Parke, J., Prospero, S. and Werres, S. (2014). Strategies of attack and defence in woody plant–Phytophthora interactions. Forest Pathology, 44: 169-190. DOI:10.1111/efp.12096.

  • Neves, D., Caetano, P., Oliveira, J. Maia, C., Horta, M., Sousa, N., Salgado, M., Dionísio, L., Magan, N. and Cravador, A. (2014). Anti-Phytophthora cinnamomi activity of Phlomis purpurea plant and root extracts. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 138:835–846. DOI: 10.1007/s10658-013-0357-6.


Institutional address

MeditBio - Centre for Mediterranean Bioresources and Food

Laboratory of Molecular Biotechnology and Phytopathology (G2-G4)

Faculty of Sciences and Technology

University of Algarve – Campus Gambelas

8005-139 Faro



Contact data

Telephone: +351 289 800 900 ext. 7814 (office); ext.7322 (Laboratory)



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