Address

Departamental II – DI. 221
Area of Biodiversity and Conservation
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
c/ Tulipán, s/n.
E-28933 Móstoles (Madrid)
Spain

Phone: +34 91 488 8290
Fax:      +34 91 664 7490
E-Mail: ana.millanes at urjc.es

Short CV

2000 – Bsc Biology, speciality in Plant Biology (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
2006 – PhD in Biological Sciences, specialty in Plant Physiology (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Current position

Assistant professor

Research interests

Evolution in lichenized and lichenicholous fungi.

Diversity, phylogeny and evolution in Tremellomycetes (Basidiomycota, Fungi), including specificity and coevolution with their hosts.

Publications

Molina, M. C.; Divakar, P. K.; Goward, T.; Millanes, A. M.; Lumbsch, T.; Crespo, A. (2017). Neogene diversification in the temperate lichen-forming fungal genus Parmelia (Parmeliaceae, Ascomycota). Systematics and Biodiversity 15: 166-181.

Zamora, J. C.; Diederich, P.; Millanes, A. M.; Wedin, M. (2017). An old familiar face: Tremella anaptychiae sp. nov. (Tremellales, Basidiomycota). Phytotaxa 307: 254–262.

Hawksworth, D.; Millanes, A.M.; Wedin, M. (2016). Fixing the application of the generic name Naematelia (Tremellales) by lectotypification. Taxon 65: 1093-1096.

Liu, X.-Z.; Wang, Q.-M.; Göker, M.; Groenewald, M.; Kachalkin, A. V.; Lumbsch, H. T.; Millanes, A. M.; Wedin, M.; Yurkov, A. M.; Boekhout, T.; Bai, F.-Y. (2016). Towards an integrated phylogenetic classification of the Tremellomycetes. Studies in Mycology 81: 85-147.

Millanes, A. M.; Diederich, P.; Westberg, M.; Wedin, M. (2016). Three new species in the Biatoropsis usnearum complex. Herzogia 29: 337-354.

Millanes, A. M.; Diederich, P.; Wedin, M. (2016). Cyphobasidium gen. nov.; a new lichen-inhabiting lineage in the Cystobasidiomycetes (Pucciniomycotina, Basidiomycota, Fungi). Fungal Biology 120: 1468-1477.

Molina, M. C.; Divakar, P. K.; Goward, T.; Millanes, A. M.; Lumbsch, H. T.; Crespo, A. (En prensa). Neogene diversification in the temperate lichen-forming fungal genus Parmelia (Parmeliaceae, Ascomycota). Systematics and Biodiversity.

Prieto-Benítez, S.; Millanes, A. M.; Dötterl, S.; Giménez-Benavides, L. (2016). Comparative analyses of flower scent in Sileneae reveal a contrasting phylogenetic signal between night and day emissions. Ecology and Evolution 6: 7869-7881.

Zamora, J. C.; Millanes, A. M.; Wedin, M.; Rico, V. J.; Pérez-Ortega, S. (2016). Understanding lichenicolous heterobasidiomycetes: new taxa and reproductive innovations in Tremella s.l. Mycologia 108: 381-396.

Westberg, M.; Millanes, A. M.; Knudsen, K.; Wedin, M. (2015). Phylogeny of the Acarosporaceae (Lecanoromycetes, Ascomycota, Fungi) and the evolution of carbonized ascomata. Fungal Diversity 73: 145-158.

Millanes, A. M.; Diederich, P.; Westberg, M.; Pippola, E.; Wedin, M. (2015). Tremella cetrariellae (Tremellales, Basidiomycota, Fungi), a new lichenicolous fungus on Cetrariella delisei. Lichenologist 47: 359-368.

Liu, X.-Z.; Wang, Q.-M.; Göker, M.; Groenewald, M.; Kachalkin, A. V.; Lumbsch, H. T.; Millanes, A. M.; Wedin, M.; Yurkov, A. M.; Boekhout, T.; Bai, F.-Y. (2015). Towards an integrated phylogenetic classification of the Tremellomycetes. Studies in Mycology 81: 85–147.

Ariyawansa, H. A.;…Millanes A. M.; …Chen, X.-H. [130 Authors]. (2015). Fungal diversity notes 111–252—taxonomic and phylogenetic contributions to fungal taxa. Fungal Diversity 75: 27-274. PDF

Millanes, A. M.; Truong, C.; Westberg, M.; Diederich, P.; Wedin, M. (2014). Host switching promotes diversity in host-specialized mycoparasitic fungi: uncoupled evolution in the BiatoropsisUsnea system. Evolution 68: 1576-1593.

Werth, S.; Millanes, A. M.; Wedin, M.; Scheidegger, C. (2013). Lichenicolous fungi show population subdivision by host species but do not share population history with their hosts. Fungal Biology 117: 71-84.

Millanes, A. M.; Westberg, M.; Wedin, M.; Diederich, P. (2012). Tremella  diploschistina (Tremellales, Basidiomycota, Fungi), a new lichenicolous species growing on Diploschistes. The Lichenologist 44: 321-332.

Molina, M. C.; Divakar, P. K.; Millanes, A. M.; Sánchez, E.; del-Prado, R.; Hawksworth, D. L.; Crespo, A. (2011). Parmelia sulcata (Ascomycota: Parmeliaceae), a sympatric monophyletic species complex. The Lichenologist 43: 585-601. PDF

Millanes, A. M.; Diederich, P.; Ekman, S.; Wedin, M. (2011). Phylogeny and character evolution in the jelly fungi (Tremellomycetes, Basidiomycota, Fungi). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 61: 12-28.

Crespo, A.; Kauff, F.; Divakar, P. K.; del Prado, R.; Pérez-Ortega, S.; Amo de Paz, G.; Ferencova, Z.; Blanco, O.;  Roca- Valiente, B.; Núñez-Zapata, J. L.; Cubas, P.; Argüello, A.; Elix, J. A.; Esslinger, T. L.;  Hawksworth, D. L.;  Millanes, A. M.;  Molina, M. C.;  Wedin, M.;  Ahti, T.;  Aptroot, A.;  Barreno, E.; Bungartz, F.; Calvelo, S.; Candan, M.; Cole, M.;  Ertz, D.;  Goffinet, B.; Lendemer, J.;  Lindblom, L.;  Lücking, R.;  Lutzoni, F.;  Mattsson N. J.; Messuti, M. I.; Miadlikowska, J.;  Piercey-Normore, M.;  Rico, V. J.; Sipman, H.; Schmitt, I.; Spribille, T.;  Thell, A.; Thor, G.; Upreti, D. K.; Lumbsch, H. T. (2010). Phylogenetic generic classification of parmelioid lichens (Parmeliaceae, Ascomycota) based on molecular, morphological and chemical evidence. Taxon 59: 1735-1753. PDF

Millanes, A. M.; Vicente, C.; Legaz, M. E. (2008). Sugarcane glycoproteins bind to surface, specific ligands and modify cytoskeleton arrangements of Ustilago scitaminea teliospores. Journal of Plant Interactions 3: 95-110.

Vivas, M.; Millanes, A. M.; Filho, L. X.; Honda, K. H.; Pereira, E.; Vicente, C.; Legaz, M. E. (2006). Production of barbatic acid by immobolized cells of Cladonia miniata var. parvipes in Calcium alginate. Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory 100: 855-863.

Sacristán, M.; Millanes, A. M.; Vicente, C.; Legaz, M. E. (2006). Synchronic production of fungal lectin, phycobiont lectin and algal division in Evernia prunastri thallus. Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory 100: 739-751.

Sacristán, M.; Millanes, A. M.; Legaz, M. E.; Vicente, C. (2006). A lichen lectin specifically binds to the a-1,4-Polygalactoside moiety fo urease located in the cell wall of homologous algae. Plant Signaling and Behavior 1: 23-27.

Legaz, M. E.; Millanes, A. M.; Fontaniella, B.; Piñón, D.; de Armas, R.; Rodríguez, C. W.; Solas, M. T.; Vicente, C. (2006). Ultrastrustural alterations of sugarcane leaves caused by common sugarcane pathogens. Belgian Journal of Botany 139: 79-91.

Millanes, A. M.; Fontaniella, B.; Legaz, M. E.; Vicente, C. (2005). Glycoproteins from sugarcane plants regulate cell polarity of Ustilago scitamineateliospores. Journal of Plant Physiology 162: 253-265.

Millanes, A. M.; Fontaniella, B.; García, M. L.; Solas, M. T.; Vicente, C.; Legaz, M. E. (2004). Cytochemical location of urease in the cell wall of two different lichen phycobionts. Tissue and Cell 36: 373-377.

Legaz, M. E.; Fontaniella, B.; Millanes, A. M.; Vicente, C. (2004). Secreted arginases from far-phylogenetically-related lichen species act as cross-recognition factors for two different algal cells.  European Journal of Cell Biology 83: 435-446.

Fontaniella, B.; Millanes, A. M.; Vicente, C.; Legaz, M. E. (2004). Concanavalin A binds to mannose-containing ligand in the cell wall of some lichen phycobionts. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 42: 773-779.

Millanes, A. M.; Fontaniella, B.; Legaz, M. E.; Vicente, C. (2003). Histochemical detection of an haematomoyl alcohol deshydrogenase, a key enzyme in the synthesis of atranorin, in the lichen Evernia prunastri. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 41: 786-791.

Millanes, A. M.; Vicente, C. (2003). Photoprotective strategies in lichens: an experimental approach using Evernia prunastri. Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory  94: 293-302.

Millanes, A. M.; Vicente, C. (2003). Photoprotective strategies in lichens: an experimental approach using Evernia prunastri. Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory  94: 293-302.

Blanco, Y.; Blanch, M.; Fontaniella, B.; Legaz, M. E.; Millanes, A. M.; Pereira, E. C.; Vicente, C. (2002). Bioproduction of lichen phenolics by immobilized lichen cells with emphasis on the role of epiphytic bacteria. Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory 92: 245-260.

Santiago, R.; Fontaniella, B.; Millanes, A. M.; Vicente, C.; Legaz, M. E. (2008). Biochemical responses of plants to smut (Ustilago scitaminea). In: Legaz, M. E.; Vicente, C. (eds.) Biochemical responses of plants to invaders: 125-138. Research Signpost, Kerala.

Sacristán, M.; Vivas, M.; Millanes, A. M.; Fontaniella, B.; Vicente, C.; Legaz, M. E. (2007). The recognition pattern of green algae by lichenized fungi can be extended to lichens containing a cyanobacterium as cyanobiont. In: Méndez-Vilas, A. (ed.) Communicating current research and educationaltopics and trends in applied microbiology: 213-219. Formatex, Badajoz.

Blanch, M.; Legaz, M. E.; Millanes, A. M.; Vicente, C. (2007). Glycoproteins of sugarcane plants facilitate the infectivity of Ustilago scitaminea and Xanthomonas albilineans, two sugarcane pathogens. In: Méndez-Vilas, A. (ed.) Communicating current research and educational topics and trends inapplied microbiology: 163-169. Formatex, Badajoz.

Legaz, M. E.; Millanes, A. M.; Vicente, C. (2006). Fisiología dos líquens. In: Filho, L. X.; Legaz, M. E.; Vicente, C.; Pereira, M. C. (eds.) Biología de Liquens: 81-174. Ed. Sumum, São Paulo.

Wedin, M.; Zamora, J. C.; Millanes, A.M. (2016). Phaeotremella foliacea comb. nov. (Tremellales, Tremellomycetes, Agaricomycotina). Mycosphere 7: 295–296.

Diederich, P.; Millanes, A. M.; Wedin, M. (2014). Tremella umbilicariae (Tremellomycetes, Basidiomycota), a new lichenicolous species on Umbilicariafrom Peru. Bulletin de la Société des Naturalistes Luxembourgeois 115: 167-172.

Thell, A.; Alstrup, V.; Arup, U.; Bendiksby, M.; Feuerer, T.; Haugan, R.; Kärnefelt, I.; Klepsland, J. T.; Kukwa, M.; Launis, A.; Millanes, A. M.;Motiejūnaitė, J.; Nordin, A.; Prieto, M.; Pykälä, J.; Seaward, M. R. D.; Timdal, E.; Tsurykau, A.; Vitikainen, O.; Westberg, M. (2014). New or interesting lichens and lichenicolous fungi from the Vadstena area, Östergötland, Sweden. Graphis Scripta 26: 15-33.

Millanes, A. M.; Diederich, P.; Westberg, M.; Knutsson, T.; Wedin, M. (2014). Tremella rhizocarpicola sp. nov. and other interesting lichenicolous Tremellales and Filobasidiales in the Nordic countries. MycoKeys 8: 31-41.

Kärnefelt, I.; Arup, U.; Arvidsson, L.; Bendiksby, M.; Båtvik, J. I. I.; Feuerer, T.; Galloway, D. J.; Haugan, R.; Klepsland, J. T.; Kukwa, M.; Larsson, U.;Launis, A.; Millanes, A. M.; Prieto, M.; Pykälä, J.; Seaward, M. R. D.; Thell, A.; Timdal, E.; Tsurykau, A.; Wall, S.; Westberg, M. (2014). Lichens from the Vadstena Monastery churchyard – the burial place of Erik Acharius. Graphis Scripta 26: 34-39.

Ruibal, C.; Millanes, A. M.; Hawksworth, D. L. (2011). Molecular phylogenetic studies on the lichenicolous Xanthoriicola physciae reveal Antarctic rock-inhabiting fungi and Piedraia species among closest relatives in the Teratosphaeriaceae. IMA Fungus 2: 97-103.

Hawksworth, D. L.; Millanes, A. M.; Wedin, M. (2010). Roselliniella revealed as an overlooked genus of Hypocreales, with the description of a second species on parmelioid lichens. Persoonia 24: 12-17.

Westberg, M.; Millanes, A. M.; Wedin, M. (2009). Squamarina degelii discovered in Sweden. Graphis Scripta 21: 53-56.

Westberg, M.; Millanes, A. M.; Wedin, M. (2008). Tremella candelariellae – en ny lavparasiterande basidiesvamp för Sverige. Lavbulletinen 2008: 74-77.

Sacristán, M.; Millanes, A. M.; Fonatiella, B.; Legaz, M. E.; Vicente, C. (2008). A first attempt to elucidate the aminoacid sequence of some lichen lectins. Phyton, International Journal of Experimental Botany 77: 5-17.

Legaz, M. E.; de Armas, R.; Millanes, A. M.; Rodríguez, C. W.; Vicente, C. (2005). Heterofructans and heterofructan-containing glycoproteins from sugarcane: Structure and function. Recent Research Developments in Biochemistry 6: 31-51.

Legaz, M. E.; Solas, M. T.; Millanes, A. M.; Sacristán, M.; Filho, L. X.; Vicente, C. (2004). Bioskin: a new biometerial for therapeutical and biotechnological purposes. Current Topics in Biotechnology 1: 29-42.

Vicente, C.; Millanes, A. M. (2003). Enzymatic production of atranorin: a component of the oak moss absolute by immobilized lichens cells. International Journal of Cosmetic Science 25: 25-29.

Fontaniella, B.; Millanes, A. M.; Piñón, D.; Rodríguez, C. W.; Legaz, M. E. (2003). Effects of leaf scald on the content of sucrose and polysaccharides of two sugarcane cultivars. Food Science Biotechnology 12: 346-350.

Castroviejo, S.; Cervera, M.; Millanes, A. M.; Novillo, M. (2003). Números cromosomáticos de algunas plantas mediterráneas. Anales de la Real Sociedad Española de Historia Natural 98: 9-19.

Carrasco, M. A.; Millanes, A. M.; Perea, D.; Rodríguez-Calcerrada, J. (2001). Plantas de D. Ángel Guirao (¿-1890) en el Herbario del Real Colegio Alfonso XII de San Lorenzo de el Escorial. Botánica Complutensis 25: 329-338.