Doctor Eleonora Egidi

Doctor Eleonora Egidi

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Plant-Soil Interactions,
Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Microbial Ecology,
Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment



  • DBSC Tuscia University

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment
  • Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment


Phone: (02) 4570 1639
Location: L9.G.25

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Journal Articles

  • Ega, S., Drendel, G., Petrovski, S., Egidi, E., Franks, A. and Muddada, S. (2020), 'Comparative analysis of structural variations due to genome shuffling of Bacillus subtilis VS15 for improved cellulase production', International Journal of Molecular Sciences, vol 21, no 4 .
  • Delgado Baquerizo, M., Guerra, C., Cano-Diaz, C., Egidi, E., Wang, J., Eisenhauer, N., Singh, B. and Maestre, F. (2020), 'The proportion of soil-borne pathogens increases with warming at the global scale', Nature Climate Change, vol 10 , pp 550 - 554.
  • Qiu, Z., Wang, J., Delgado-Baquerizo, M., Trivedi, P., Egidi, E., Chen, Y., Zhang, H. and Singh, B. (2020), 'Plant microbiomes : do different preservation approaches and primer sets alter our capacity to assess microbial diversity and community composition?', Frontiers in Plant Science, vol 11 .
  • Egidi, E., Wood, J., Celestina, C., May, T., Mele, P., Edwards, J., Powell, J., Bissett, A. and Franks, A. (2019), 'Delving into the dark ecology : a continent-wide assessment of patterns of composition in soil fungal communities from Australian tussock grasslands', Fungal Ecology, vol 39 , pp 356 - 370.
  • Qiu, Z., Egidi, E., Liu, H., Kaur, S. and Singh, B. (2019), 'New frontiers in agriculture productivity : optimised microbial inoculants and in situ microbiome engineering', Biotechnology Advances, vol 37, no 6 .
  • Egidi, E., Delgado Baquerizo, M., Plett, J., Wang, J., Eldridge, D., Bardgett, R., Maestre, F. and Singh, B. (2019), 'A few Ascomycota taxa dominate soil fungal communities worldwide', Nature Communications, vol 10, no 1 .
  • Wang, J., Egidi, E., Li, J. and Singh, B. (2019), 'Linking microbial diversity with ecosystem functioning through a trait framework', Journal of Biosciences, vol 44 .
  • Madigan, A., Egidi, E., Bedon, F., Franks, A. and Plummer, K. (2019), 'Bacterial and fungal communities are differentially modified by melatonin in agricultural soils under abiotic stress', Frontiers in Microbiology, vol 10 .
  • Coleine, C., Stajich, J., Zucconi, L., Onofri, S., Pombubpa, N., Egidi, E., Franks, A., Buzzini, P. and Selbmann, L. (2018), 'Antarctic cryptoendolithic fungal communities are highly adapted and dominated by Lecanoromycetes and Dothideomycetes', Frontiers in Microbiology, vol 9 .
  • Egidi, E. and Franks, A. (2018), 'Incorporating fungal community ecology into invasion biology : challenges and opportunities', Microbiology Australia, vol 39, no 1 , pp 56 - 60.
  • Egidi, E., May, T. and Franks, A. (2018), 'Seeking the needle in the haystack : undetectability of mycorrhizal fungi outside of the plant rhizosphere associated with an endangered Australian orchid', Fungal Ecology, vol 33 , pp 13 - 23.
  • Xu, Y., He, Y., Egidi, E., Franks, A., Tang, C. and Xu, J. (2018), 'Pentachlorophenol alters the acetate-assimilating microbial community and redox cycling in anoxic soils', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol 131 , pp 133 - 140.
  • Wijayawardene, N., Hyde, K., Rajeshkumar, K., Hawksworth, D., Madrid, H., Kirk, P., Braun, U., Singh, R., Crous, P., Kukwa, M., Lucking, R., Kurtzman, C., Yurkov, A., Haelewaters, D., Aptroot, A., Thorsten Lumbsch, H., Timdal, E., Ertz, D., Etayo, J., Phillips, A., Groenewald, J., Papizadeh, M., Selbmann, L., Dayarathne, M., Weerakoon, G., Gareth Jones, E., Suetrong, S., Tian, Q., Casta?eda-Ruiz, R., Bahkali, A., Pang, K., Tanaka, K., Dai, D., Sakayaroj, J., Hujslova, M., Lombard, L., Shenoy, B., Suija, A., Maharachchikumbura, S., Thambugala, K., Wanasinghe, D., Sharma, B., Gaikwad, S., Pandit, G., Zucconi, L., Onofri, S., Egidi, E., Raja, H., Kodsueb, R., Caceres, M., Perez-Ortega, S., Fiuza, P., Monteiro, J., Vasilyeva, L., Shivas, R., Prieto, M., Wedin, M., Olariaga, I., Lateef, A., Agrawal, Y., Fazeli, S., Amoozegar, M., Zhao, G., Pfliegler, W., Sharma, G., Oset, M., Abdel-Wahab, M., Takamatsu, S., Bensch, K., De Silva, N., De Kesel, A., Karunarathna, A., Boonmee, S., Pfister, D., Lu, Y., Luo, Z., Boonyuen, N., Daranagama, D., Senanayake, I., Jayasiri, S., Samarakoon, M., Zeng, X., Doilom, M., Quijada, L., Rampadarath, S., Heredia, G., Dissanayake, A., Jayawardana, R., Perera, R., Tang, L., Phukhamsakda, C., Hernandez-Restrepo, M., Ma, X., Tibpromma, S., Gusmao, L., Weerahewa, D. and Karunarathna, S. (2017), 'Notes for genera : Ascomycota', Fungal Diversity, vol 86, no 1 , pp 1 - 594.
  • Egidi, E., McMullan-Fisher, S., Morgan, J., May, T., Zeeman, B. and Franks, A. (2016), 'Fire regime, not time-since-fire, affects soil fungal community diversity and composition in temperate grasslands', FEMS Microbiology Letters, vol 363, no 17 .
  • Stielow, J., Levesque, C., Seifert, K., Meyer, W., Irinyi, L., Smits, D., Renfurm, R., Verkley, G., Groenewald, M., Chaduli, D., Lomascolo, A., Welti, S., Lesage-Meessen, L., Favel, A., Al-Hatmi, A., Damm, U., Yilmaz, N., Houbraken, J., Lombard, L., Quaedvlieg, W., Binder, M., Vaas, L., Vu, D., Yurkov, A., Begerow, D., Roehl, O., Guerreiro, M., Fonseca, A., Samerpitak, K., Diepeningen, A., Dolatabadi, S., Moreno, L., Casaregola, S., Mallet, S., Jacques, N., Roscini, L., Egidi, E., Bizet, C., Garcia-Hermoso, D., Martin, M., Deng, S., Groenewald, J., Boekhout, T., De Beer, W., Barnes, I., Duong, T., Wingfield, M., Hoog, G., Crous, P., Lewis, C., Hambleton, S., Moussa, T., Al-Zahrani, H., Almaghrabi, O., Louis-Seize, G., Assabgui, R., McCormick, W., Omer, G., Dukik, K., Cardinali, G., Eberhardt, U., Vries, M. and Robert, V. (2015), 'One fungus, which genes? : development and assessment of universal primers for potential secondary fungal DNA barcodes', Persoonia, vol 35, no 1 , pp 242 - 263.
  • Egidi, E., de Hoog, G., Isola, D., Onofri, S., Quaedvlieg, W., de Vries, M., Verkley, G., Stielow, J., Zucconi, L. and Selbmann, L. (2014), 'Phylogeny and taxonomy of meristematic rock-inhabiting black fungi in the Dothideomycetes based on multi-locus phylogenies', Fungal Diversity, vol 65, no 1 , pp 127 - 165.
  • Selbmann, L., Isola, D., Egidi, E., Zucconi, L., Gueidan, C., Hoog, G. and Onofri, S. (2014), 'Mountain tips as reservoirs for new rock-fungal entities : Saxomyces gen. nov. and four new species from the Alps', Fungal Diversity, vol 65, no 1 , pp 167 - 182.
  • Selbmann, L., Egidi, E., Isola, D., Onofri, S., Zucconi, L., De Hoog, G., Chinaglia, S., Testa, L., Tosi, S., Balestrazzi, A., Lantieri, A., Compagno, R., Tigini, V. and Varese, G. (2013), 'Biodiversity, evolution and adaptation of fungi in extreme environments', Plant Biosystems, vol 147, no 1 , pp 237 - 246.

Current Projects

Title: Small but bold: harnessing microbes to boost drought tolerance in grasses
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Eleonora Egidi
Years: 2021-01-04 - 2024-01-03
ID: P00026890

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