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Professor

Department

Microbiology and Plant Pathology
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Primary Supervisor
Palesa Madupe

My research programme focuses on plant pathogenic bacteria. The hosts include plantation tree species, native and fruit trees occurring in Southern Africa. Over the past 5 years, the programme has focused on developing a molecular method for distinguishing between genera of plant pathogenic bacteria as well as identifying new species.

We have now begun to use a genome-based approaches in order to understand evolution and relationship between species in the genus. The programme focuses on the following genera, viz. Erwinia, Enterobacter, Xanthomonas, Agrobacterium, Pantoea and Ralstonia spp. The main aim in these projects is to identify and characterize species. The approaches we use to achieve this goal are diverse – MLSA, MALDI-TOF, DNA:DNA hybridizations, etc.

There are been no extensive research undertaken to understand pathogenicity in Panotea ananatis. Thus one of our major objectives is to understand how this “unconventional plant pathogenic” is able to thrive in diverse ecological niches. In order to achieve this goal we have sequenced the genomes of a number of strains from different hosts. Ultimately the results obtained from this project will facilitate the development of novel approaches for pathogen control, diagnostics and tracking.

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Book Chapters
Wingfield MJ, Slippers B, Hurley BP, Coutinho TA, Wingfield BD, Roux J. 2007. Eucalypt pests and diseases: Growing threats to plantation productivity. In: Proceedings, IUFRO 2007 Working Group 2.08.03 Meeting “Eucalypts and Diversity: Balancing Productivity and Sustainability”. pp .
Wingfield MJ, Myburg AA, Coutinho TA, Wingfield BD. 2004. Pest and disease risks in exotic plantations. In: Plantation Forest Biotechnology for the 21st Century. Walter C, Carson M. (eds). Research Signpost, Kerala, India, pp 43-59.
Wingfield MJ, Coutinho TA, Myburg AA, Wingfield BD. 2004. Management of pathogens in exotic plantation forestry. In: Plantation Forest Biotechnology for the 21st Century. Walter C, Carson M. (eds). Research Signpost, Kerala, India, pp .
Wingfield MJ, Roux J, Govender P, Coutinho TA, Wingfield BD. 2000. Plantation disease and pest management in the next century. In: Proceedings of the IUFRO Symposium on Forest Genetics and Tree Improvement. Durban, October 2000. pp .
Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD, Coutinho TA, de Wet J, Slippers B. 1999. Fungal diseases of exotic plantation pines: a southern hemisphere perspective. In: Sustainability of pine forests in relation to pine wilt and decline. Proceedings of International Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, 27-28 October, 1998. Shokado Shoten, pp 322-329. PDF
Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD, Coutinho TA, Viljoen A, Britz H, Steenkamp ET. 1999. Pitch Canker: A South African Perspective. In: Current and potential impacts of pitch canker in radiata pine. Proceedings of the IMPACT Monterey Workshop, California, USA, vol. 30. pp 62-69. PDF
Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD, Coutinho TA, Viljoen A, Britz H, Steenkamp ET. 1999. Pitch canker: A South African perspective. In: Proceedings of the IMPACT Monterey Workshop, Monterey California. CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products Technical Report NO 112. Devey M, Matheson C, Gordon T. (eds). pp 62-69.
Coetzee MPA, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ, Coutinho TA. 1998. Identification of the causal agent of Armillaria root rot in South African forest plantations. In: Root and butt rots of forest trees. 9th International Conference on Root and Butt Rots, Carcans-Maubuisson (France), 1–7 September 1997: Paris: INRA (Les Colloques no. 89). Delatour C, Guillaumin J-J, Lung-Escarmant B, Marçais B. (eds). pp 49-61. PDF
Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ, Crous PW, van Zyl LM. 1997. Coniothyrium canker: a serious new disease in South Africa. In: Proceedings of IUFRO Conference on Silviculture and Improvement of Eucalypts. Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. August 1997. pp .
Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ, Viljoen A, Marasas WFO. 1997. Pitch canker of pines: A Southern African perspective. In: Proceedings of the ISTA Tree Seed Pathology Workshop. Opucno, Czech Republic, October 9-11, 1996. pp .
Smith H, Wingfield MJ, Coutinho TA. 1997. The canker pathogen Botryosphaeria dothidea, as an endophyte of Eucalyptus spp. in South Africa. In: Proceedings of IUFRO Conference on Silviculture and Improvement of Eucalypts. Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. August 1997. pp .
van Heerden SW, Wingfield MJ, Coutinho TA, van Zyl LM, Wright JA. 1997. Diversity of Cryphonectria cubensis isolates in Venezuela and Indonesia. In: Proceedings of IUFRO Conference on Silviculture and Improvement of Eucalypts. Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. August 1997. pp .
van Zyl LM, Wingfield MJ, Coutinho TA. 1997. Diversity among isolates of Coniothyrium zuluense. A newly recorded Eucalyptus stem pathogen in South Africa. In: Proceedings of IUFRO Conference on Silviculture and Improvement of Eucalypts. Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. August 1997. pp .
Wingfield MJ, Coutinho TA. 1997. Conifer diseases in Africa. In: Compendium of Conifer Diseases. Hansen E, Lewis K. (eds). American Phytopathological Society Press, pp .
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Publication
Weller-Stuart T, De Maayer P, Coutinho T. (2017) Pantoea ananatis: genomic insights into a versatile pathogen. Molecular Plant Pathology 10.1111/mpp.12517
Nesamari R, Coutinho TA, Roux J. (2017) Investigations into Encephalartos insect pests and diseases in South Africa identifies Phytophthora cinnamomi as a pathogen of the Modjadji cycad. Plant Pathology 10.1111/ppa.12619
Weller-Stuart T, Toth I, De Maayer P, Coutinho T. (2017) Swimming and twitching motility are essential for attachment and virulence of Pantoea ananatis in onion seedlings. Molecular Plant Pathology 10.1111/mpp.12432
Carstensen GD, Venter SN, Wingfield MJ, Coutinho TA. (2016) Two Ralstonia species associated with bacterial wilt of Eucalyptus. Plant Pathology 10.1111/ppa.12577
Sibanda S, Theron J, Shyntum DY, Moleleki LN, Coutinho TA. (2016) Characterization of two LuxI/R homologs in Pantoea ananatis LMG 2665 T. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 62(11):893-903. 10.1139/cjm-2016-0143
Palmer M, De Maayer P, Poulsen M, Steenkamp ET, Van Zyl E, Coutinho TA, Venter SN. (2016) Draft genome sequences of Pantoea agglomerans and Pantoea vagans isolates associated with termites. Standards in Genomic Sciences 11(23) 10.1186/s40793-016-0144-z PDF
du Raan S, Coutinho TA, van der Waals JE. (2015) Cardinal temperature differences, determined in vitro, between closely related species and subspecies of pectinolytic bacteria responsible for blackleg and soft rot on potatoes. European Journal of Plant Pathology 144(2):361-369. 10.1007/s10658-015-0773-x
De Maayer P, Chan W-Y, Martin DAJ , Blom J, Venter SN, Duffy B, Cowan DA, Smits THM, Coutinho TA. (2015) Integrative conjugative elements of the ICEPan family play a potential role in Pantoea ananatis ecological diversification and antibiosis. Frontiers in Microbiology 6:576. 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00576
Nesamari R, Millar IM, Coutinho TA, Roux J. (2015) South African cycads at risk: Aulacaspis yasumatsui (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Diaspididae) in South Africa. African Entomology 23(1):198-206.
Shyntum D, Theron J, Moleleki L, Toth I, Venter SN, Coutinho TA. (2014) Pantoea ananatis utilizes a type VI secretion system for pathogenesis and bacterial competition. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 10.1094/MPMI-07-14-0219-R
Coutinho TA, van der Westhuizen L, Roux J, McFarlane SA, Venter SN. (2014) Significant host jump of Xanthomonas vasicola from sugarcane to a Eucalyptus grandis clone in South Africa. Plant Pathology 10.1111/ppa.12298
Weller-Stuart T, Chan W-Y, Coutinho TA, Venter SN, Smits THM, Duffy B, Goszczynska T, Cowan DA, de Maayer P. (2014) Draft genome sequences of the onion center rot pathogen Pantoea ananatis PA4 and maize brown stalk rot pathogen P. ananatis BD442. Genome Announcements 2(4) e00750-14
De Maayer P, Chan WY, Rubagotti E, Venter SN, Toth IK, Birch PR, Coutinho TA. (2014) Analysis of the Pantoea ananatis pan-genome reveals factors underlying its ability to colonize and interact with plant, insect and vertebrate hosts. BMC Genomics 15:404. 10.1186/1471-2164-15-404 PDF
Ngadze E, Coutinho TA, Icishahayo D, van der Waals JE. (2014) Effect of calcium soil amendments on phenolic compounds and soft rot resistance in potato tubers. Crop Protection 62:40-45. 10.1016/j.cropro.2014.04.009
Mitchell RG, Wingfield MJ, Steenkamp ET, Roux J, Verryn S, Coutinho TA. (2014) Comparison of the tolerance of Pinus patula seedlings and established trees to infection by Fusarium circinatum. Southern Forests 76(3):151-159. 10.2989/20702620.2014.899061 PDF
Shyntum DY, Venter SN, Moleleki LN, Toth I, Coutinho TA. (2014) Comparative genomics of type VI secretion systems in strains of Pantoea ananatis from different environments. BMC Genomics 15:163. 10.1186/1471-2164-15-163
Steenkamp ET, Makhari OM, Coutinho TA, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ. (2014) Evidence for a new introduction of the pitch canker fungus Fusarium circinatum in South Africa. Plant Pathology 63(3):530-538. 10.1111/ppa.12136 PDF
Roux J, Greyling I, Coutinho TA, Verleur M, Wingfield MJ. (2013) The Myrtle rust pathogen, Puccinia psidii, discovered in Africa. IMA Fungus 4:155-159. 10.5598/imafungus.2013.04.01.14 PDF
Kubheka GC, Coutinho T, Moleleki N, Moleleki LN. (2013) Colonisation patterns of a mCherry-tagged Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. brasiliense in potato. Phytopathology 103(12):1269-1279. 10.1094/PHYTO-02-13-0049-R
Mitchell RG, Wingfield MJ, Hodge GR, Dvorak WS, Coutinho TA. (2013) Susceptibility of provenances and families of Pinus maximinoi and Pinus tecunumanii to frost in South Africa. New Forests 44:135-146. 10.1007/s11056-012-9306-z PDF
Mitchell RG, Wingfield MJ, Hodge GR, Steenkamp ET, Coutinho TA. (2013) The tolerance of Pinus patula × Pinus tecunumanii, and other pine hybrids, to Fusarium circinatum in greenhouse trials. New Forests 44:443-456. 10.1007/s11056-012-9355-3 PDF
De Maayer P, Chan WY, Blom J, Venter SN, Duffy B, Smits THM, Coutinho TA. (2012) The large universal Pantoea plasmid LPP-1 plays a major role in biological and ecological diversification. BMC Genomics 13(625):1-12. 10.1186/1471-2164-13-625 PDF
De Maayer P, Chan WY, Rezzonico F, Buhlmann A, Venter SN, Blom J, Goesmann A, Frey JE, Smits THM, Duffy B, Coutinho TA. (2012) Complete Genome Sequence of Clinical Isolate Pantoea ananatis LMG 5342. Journal of Bacteriology 194(6):1615-1616. 10.1128/JB.06715-11 PDF
Mitchell RG, Wingfield MJ, Hodge GR, Steenkamp ET, Coutinho TA. (2012) Selection of Pinus spp. in South Africa for tolerance to infection by the pitch canker fungus. New Forests 43:473-489. 10.1007/s11056-011-9293-5 PDF
Mitchell RG, Coutinho TA, Steenkamp E, Herbert M, Wingfield MJ. (2012) Future outlook for Pinus patula in South Africa in the presence of the pitch canker fungus (Fusarium circinatum). Southern Forests 74:203-210. 10.2989/20702620.2012.741792 PDF
Mitchell RG, Wingfield MJ, Steenkamp ET, Coutinho TA. (2012) Tolerance of Pinus patula full-sib families to Fusarium circinatum in a greenhouse study. Southern Forests 74:247-252. 10.2989/20702620.2012.741788 PDF
Coutinho TA, Brady CL, Vaart MVD, Venter SN, Telechea N, Rolfo M, Perez C, Wingfield MJ. (2011) A new shoot and stem disease of Eucalyptus species caused by Erwinia psidii. Australasian Plant Pathology 40(1):55-60. 10.1007/s13313-010-0013-y PDF
Mitchell RG, Steenkamp ET, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ. (2011) The pitch canker fungus, Fusarium circinatum: Implications for South African forestry. Southern Forests 73(1):1-13. 10.2989/20702620.2011.574828 PDF
De Maayer P, Chan WY, Venter SN, Toth IK, Birch PRJ, Joubert F, Coutinho TA. (2010) Genome Sequence of Pantoea ananatis LMG20103, the Causative Agent of Eucalyptus Blight and Dieback. Journal of Bacteriology 192(11):2936-2937. 10.1128/JB.00060-10 PDF
Jacobs A, Van Wyk PS, Marasas WFO, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ, Coutinho TA. (2010) Fusarium ananatum sp. nov. in the Gibberella fujikuroi species complex from pineapples with fruit rot in South Africa. Fungal Biology 114(7):515-527. 10.1016/j.funbio.2010.03.013 PDF
Brady CL, Venter SN, Cleenwerck I, Engelbeen K, De Vos P, Wingfield MJ, Telechea N, Coutinho TA. (2009) Isolation of Enterobacter cowanii from Eucalyptus showing symptoms of bacterial blight and dieback in Uruguay. Letters in Applied Microbiology 49(4):461-465. 10.1111/j.1472-765X.2009.02692.x PDF
Hammerbacher A, Wright LP, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ, Coutinho TA. (2009) Factors affecting pine pitch canker modelled on Michaelis-Menten kinetics. Botany 87(1):36-42. 10.1139/B08-129 PDF
Pavlic D, Slippers B, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ. (2009) Multiple gene genealogies and phenotypic data reveal cryptic species of the Botryosphaeriaceae: A case study on the Neofusicoccum parvum/N. ribis complex. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 51(2):259-268. 10.1016/j.ympev.2008.12.017 PDF
Pavlic D, Slippers B, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ. (2009) Molecular and phenotypic characterization of three phylogenetic species discovered within the Neofusicoccum parvum/N. ribis complex. Mycologia 101(5):636-647. 10.3852/08-193 PDF
Porter B, Wingfield MJ, Coutinho TA. (2009) Susceptibility of South African native conifers to the pitch canker pathogen, Fusarium circinatum. South African Journal of Botany 75(2):380-382. 10.1016/j.sajb.2008.11.003 PDF
Wingfield MJ, Hammerbacher A, Ganley RJ, Steenkamp ET, Gordon TR, Wingfield BD, Coutinho TA. (2008) Pitch canker caused by Fusarium circinatum - A growing threat to pine plantations and forests worldwide. Australasian Plant Pathology 37(4):319-334. 10.1071/AP08036 PDF
Wingfield MJ, Slippers B, Hurley BP, Coutinho TA, Wingfield BD, Roux J. (2008) Eucalypt pests and diseases: Growing threats to plantation productivity. Southern Forests 70(2):139-144. 10.2989/SOUTH.FOR.2008.70.2.9.537 PDF
Coutinho TA, Steenkamp ET, Mongwaketsi K, Wilmot M, Wingfield MJ. (2007) First outbreak of pitch canker in a South African pine plantation. Australasian Plant Pathology 36(3):256-261. 10.1071/AP07017 PDF
Hurley BP, Govender P, Coutinho TA, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ. (2007) Fungus gnats and other Diptera in South African forestry nurseries and their possible association with the pitch canker fungus. South African Journal of Science 103(1-2):43-46. PDF
Hurley BP, Slippers B, Coutinho TA, Wingfield BD, Govender P, Wingfield MJ. (2007) Molecular detection of fungi carried by Bradysia difformis (Sciaridae: Diptera) in South African forestry nurseries. Southern Hemisphere Forestry Journal 69(2):103-109. 10.2989/SHFJ.2007.69.2.5.291 PDF
Jacobs A, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ, Ahumada R, Wingfield BD. (2007) Characterization of the pitch canker fungus, Fusarium circinatum, from Chile. South African Journal of Science 103:253-257. PDF
Maseko B, Burgess TI, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ. (2007) Two new Phytophthora species from South African Eucalyptus plantations. Mycological Research 111(11):1321-1338. 10.1016/j.mycres.2007.08.011 PDF
Pavlic D, Slippers B, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ. (2007) Botryosphaeriaceae occurring on native Syzygium cordatum in South Africa and their potential threat to Eucalyptus. Plant Pathology 56(4):624-636. 10.1111/j.1365-3059.2007.01608.x PDF
Slippers B, Smit WA, Crous PW, Coutinho TA, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ. (2007) Taxonomy, phylogeny and identification of Botryosphaeriaceae associated with pome and stone fruit trees in South Africa and other regions of the world. Plant Pathology 56(1):128-139. 10.1111/j.1365-3059.2006.01486.x PDF
Fouche-Weich J, Berger D, Poussier S, Trigalet-Demery D, Coutinho T. (2006) Molecular identification of some African strains of Ralstonia solanacearum from eucalypt and potato. Journal of General Plant Pathology 72:369-373.
Britz H, Coutinho TA, Wingfield BD, Marasas WFO, Wingfield MJ. (2005) Diversity and differentiation in two populations of Gibberella circinata in South Africa. Plant Pathology 54(1):46-52. 10.1111/j.1365-3059.2004.01108.x PDF
Slippers B, Summerell BA, Crous PW, Coutinho TA, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ. (2005) Preliminary studies on Botryosphaeria species from Southern Hemisphere conifers in Australasia and South Africa. Australasian Plant Pathology 34(2):213-220. 10.1071/AP05020 PDF
Slippers B, Johnson GI, Crous PW, Coutinho TA, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ. (2005) Phylogenetic and morphological re-evaluation of the Botryosphaeria species causing diseases of Mangifera indica. Mycologia 97(1):99-110. PDF
Pavlic D, Slippers B, Coutinho TA, Gryzenhout M, Wingfield MJ. (2004) Lasiodiplodia gonubiensis sp. nov., a new Botryosphaeria anamorph from native Syzygium cordatum in South Africa. Studies in Mycology 50:313-322. PDF
Slippers B, Burgess T, Wingfield BD, Crous PW, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ. (2004) Development of simple sequence repeat markers for Botryosphaeria spp. with Fusicoccum anamorphs. Molecular Ecology Notes 4(4):675-677. 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2004.00780.x PDF
Slippers B, Crous PW, Denman S, Coutinho TA, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ. (2004) Combined multiple gene genealogies and phenotypic characters differentiate several species previously identified as Botryosphaeria dothidea. Mycologia 96(1):83-101. PDF
Slippers B, Fourie G, Crous PW, Coutinho TA, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ. (2004) Multiple gene sequences delimit Botryosphaeria australis sp. nov. from B. lutea. Mycologia 96(5):1030-1041. PDF
Slippers B, Fourie G, Crous PW, Coutinho TA, Wingfield BD, Carnegie AJ, Wingfield MJ. (2004) Speciation and distribution of Botryosphaeria spp. on native and introduced Eucalyptus trees in Australia and South Africa. Studies in Mycology 50:343-358. PDF
Gryzenhout M, Eisenberg BE, Coutinho TA, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ. (2003) Pathogenicity of Cryphonectria eucalypti to Eucalyptus clones in South Africa. Forest Ecology and Management 176(1-3):427-437. 10.1016/S0378-1127(02)00309-2 PDF
Slippers B, Coutinho TA, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ. (2003) A review of the genus Amylostereum and its association with woodwasps. South African Journal of Science 99(1-2):70-74. PDF
Telechea N, Rolfo M, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ. (2003) Puccinia psidii on Eucalyptus globulus in Uruguay. Plant Pathology 52(3):427. 10.1046/j.1365-3059.2003.00853.x PDF
Pakela YP, Aveling TAS, Coutinho TA. (2002) Effect of plant age, temperature and dew period on the severity of anthracnose of cowpea caused by Colletotrichum dematium. African Plant Protection 1 PDF
Smith H, Wingfield MJ, Coutinho TA. (2002) The role of latent Sphaeropsis sapinea infections in post-hail associated die-back on Pinus patula. Forest Ecology and Management 164:177-184. PDF
Britz H, Wingfield BD, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ. (2002) Sequence characterized amplified polymorphic markers for the pitch canker pathogen, Fusarium circinatum. Molecular Ecology Notes 2(4):577-580. 10.1046/j.1471-8286.2002.00324.x PDF
Britz H, Steenkamp ET, Coutinho TA, Wingfield BD, Marasas WFO, Wingfield MJ. (2002) Two new species of Fusarium section Liseola associated with mango malformation. Mycologia 94(4):722-730. PDF
Britz H, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ, Marasas WFO. (2002) Validation of the description of Gibberella circinata and morphological differentiation of the anamorph Fusarium circinatum. Sydowia 54(1):9-22. PDF
Coutinho TA, Preisig O, Mergaert J, Cnockaert MC, Riedel KH, Swings J, Wingfield MJ. (2002) Bacterial blight and dieback of Eucalyptus species, hybrids, and clones in South Africa. Plant Disease 86(1):20-25. PDF
De Wet J, Wingfield MJ, Coutinho T, Wingfield BD. (2002) Characterisation of the 'C' morphotype of the pine pathogen Sphaeropsis sapinea. Forest Ecology and Management 161(1-3):181-188. 10.1016/S0378-1127(01)00479-0 PDF
Slippers B, Wingfield BD, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ. (2002) DNA sequence and RFLP data reflect geographical spread and relationships of Amylostereum areolatum and its insect vectors. Molecular Ecology 11(9):1845-1854. 10.1046/j.1365-294X.2002.01572.x PDF
Smith H, Coutinho TA, Wolfaardt FW, Wingfield MJ. (2002) Relative susceptibility of northern and southern provenances of Pinus greggii to infection by Sphaeropsis sapinea. Forest Ecology and Management 166(1-3):331-336. 10.1016/S0378-1127(01)00667-3 PDF
Van Zyl LM, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ, Pongpanich K, Wingfield BD. (2002) Morphological and molecular relatedness of geographically diverse isolates of Coniothyrium zuluense from South Africa and Thailand. Mycological Research 106(1):51-59. 10.1017/S0953756201005093 PDF
Van Zyl LM, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ. (2002) Morphological, cultural and pathogenic characteristics of Coniothyrium zuluense isolates from different plantation regions in South Africa. Mycopathologia 155(3):149-153. 10.1023/A:1020471227055 PDF
Venter M, Myburg H, Wingfield BD, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ. (2002) A new species of Cryphonectria from South Africa and Australia, pathogenic to Eucalyptus. Sydowia 54(1):98-117. PDF
Wingfield MJ, Jacobs A, Coutinho TA, Ahumada R, Wingfield BD. (2002) First report of the pitch canker fungus, Fusarium circinatum, on pines in Chile. Plant Pathology 51(3):397. 10.1046/j.1365-3059.2002.00710.x PDF
Wingfield MJ, Coutinho TA, Roux J, Wingfield BD. (2002) The future of exotic plantation forestry in the tropics and southern Hemisphere: Lessons from pitch canker. Southern African Forestry Journal 195:79-82. PDF
Coetzee MPA, Wingfield BD, Harrington TC, Steimel J, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ. (2001) The root rot fungus Armillaria mellea introduced into South Africa by early Dutch settlers. Molecular Ecology 10(2):387-396. 10.1046/j.1365-294X.2001.01187.x PDF
Hunter GC, Slippers B, Wingfield MJ, Coutinho TA, Yamada T. (2001) A study of symbiotic white rot fungi of Sirex and Urocerus from the southern hemisphere and Japan. South African Journal of Science 97(1-2):xix-xx.
Maseko B, Burgess T, Coutinho T, Wingfield M. (2001) First report of Phytophthora nicotianae associated with Eucalyptus die-back in South Africa. Plant Pathology 50:413. 10.1046/j.1365-3059.2001.00578.x PDF
Roux J, Coutinho TA, Mujuni Byabashaija D, Wingfield MJ. (2001) Diseases of plantation Eucalyptus in Uganda. South African Journal of Science 97(1-2):16-18. PDF
Slippers B, Wingfield MJ, Coutinho TA, Wingfield BD. (2001) Population structure and possible origin of Amylostereum areolatum in South Africa. Plant Pathology 50(2):206-210. 10.1046/j.1365-3059.2001.00552.x PDF
Smith H, Crous PW, Wingfield MJ, Coutinho TA, Wingfield BD. (2001) Botryosphaeria eucalyptorum sp. nov., a new species in the B. dothidea-complex on Eucalyptus in South Africa. Mycologia 93(2):277-285. PDF
Steenkamp ET, Coutinho TA, Desjardins AE, Wingfield BD, Marasas WFO, Wingfield MJ. (2001) Gibberella fujikuroi mating population E is associated with maize and teosinte. Molecular Plant Pathology 2:215-221. 10.1046/j.1464-6722.2001.00072.x PDF
Venter M, Wingfield MJ, Coutinho TA, Wingfield BD. (2001) Molecular characterization of Endothia gyrosa isolates from Eucalyptus in South Africa and Australia. Plant Pathology 50(2):211-217. 10.1046/j.1365-3059.2001.00556.x PDF
Wingfield MJ, Roux J, Coutinho T, Govender P, Wingfield BD. (2001) Plantation disease and pest management in the next century. Southern African Forestry Journal :67-71. PDF
Steenkamp ET, Wingfield BD, Coutinho TA, Zeller KA, Wingfield MJ, Marasas WFO, Leslie JF. (2000) PCR-based identification of MAT-1 and MAT-2 in the Gibberella fujikuroi species complex. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 66(10):4378-4382. PDF
Coetzee MPA, Wingfield BD, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ. (2000) Identification of the causal agent of Armillaria root rot of Pinus species in South Africa. Mycologia 92(4):777-785. PDF
Coetzee MPA, Wingfield BD, Harrington TC, Dalevi D, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ. (2000) Geographical diversity of Armillaria mellea s. s. based on phylogenetic analysis. Mycologia 92(1):105-113. PDF
Coutinho TA, Roux J, Riedel KH, Terblanche J, Wingfield MJ. (2000) First report of bacterial wilt caused by Ralstonia solanacearum on eucalypts in South Africa. Forest Pathology 30(4):205-210. PDF
De Wet J, Wingfield MJ, Coutinho TA, Wingfield BD. (2000) Characterization of Sphaeropsis sapinea isolates from South Africa, Mexico, and Indonesia. Plant Disease 84(2):151-156. PDF
Roux J, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ, Bouillet JP. (2000) Diseases of plantation Eucalyptus in the Republic of Congo. South African Journal of Science 96(8):454-456. PDF
Slippers B, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD, Coutinho TA. (2000) Relationships among Amylostereum species associated with siricid woodwasps inferred from mitochondrial ribosomal DNA sequences. Mycologia 92(5):955-963. PDF
Smith H, Wingfield MJ, De Wet J, Coutinho TA. (2000) Genotypic diversity of Sphaeropsis sapinea from South Africa and Northern Sumatra. Plant Disease 84(2):139-142. PDF
Steenkamp E, Britz H, Coutinho T, Wingfield B, Marasas W, Wingfield M. (2000) Molecular characterization of Fusarium subglutinans associated with mango malformation. Molecular Plant Pathology 1(3):187-193. PDF
Britz H, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ, Marasas WFO, Gordon TR, Leslie JF. (1999) Fusarium subglutinans f. sp. pini represents a distinct mating population in the Gibberella fujikuroi species complex. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 65(3):1198-1201. PDF
Steenkamp ET, Wingfield BD, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ, Marasas WFO. (1999) Differentiation of Fusarium subglutinans f. sp. pini by histone gene sequence data. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 65(8):3401-3406. PDF
Britz H, Wingfield MJ, Coutinho TA, Marasas WFO, Leslie JF. (1998) Female fertility and mating type distribution in a South African population of Fusarium subglutinans f. sp. pini. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 64(6):2094-2095. PDF
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Bull CT, Stead DE, Scortichini M, Saddler GS, Li X, Fischer-Le Saux M, Firrao G, Denny TP, Coutinho TA, Takikawa Y. (2014) In memoriam--John M. Young (1942-2013). International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology 64(7):2183. 10.1099/ijs.0.066415-0
Bull CT, Coutinho TA, Denny TP, Firrao G, Fischer-Le Saux M, Li X, Saddler GS, Scortichini M, Stead DE, Takikawa Y. (2014) List of new names of plant pathogenic bacteria (2011-2012). Journal of Plant Pathology 96(2):223-226. 10.4454/JPP.V96I2.026 PDF