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Associate Professor

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FABI
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Kwenda S, Motlolometsi TV, Birch PRJ, Moleleki LN. (2016) RNA-seq profiling reveals defense responses in a tolerant potato cultivar to stem infection by Pectobacterium carotovorum ssp. brasiliense. Frontiers in Plant Science 7(1905) 10.3389/fpls.2016.01905
Kwenda S, Birch PRJ, Moleleki LN. (2016) Genome-wide identification of potato long intergenic noncoding RNAs responsive to Pectobacterium carotovorum subspecies brasiliense infection. BMC Genomics 17(614) 10.1186/s12864-016-2967-9
Kwenda S, Gorshkov V, Ramesh AM, Naidoo S, Rubagotti E, Birch PRJ, Moleleki LN. (2016) Discovery and profiling of small RNAs responsive to stress conditions in the plant pathogen Pectobacterium atrosepticum. BMC Genomics 17(1) 10.1186/s12864-016-2376-0
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
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
Van Den Berg N, Berger DK, Hein I, Birch PRJ, Wingfield MJ, Viljoen A. (2009) Genes up-regulated in tolerant cavendish banana roots in response to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense infection. Acta Horticulturae 828:273-282. PDF
Toth IK , Birch PRJ , Liu H , Pritchard L , Humphries s, Ravensdale M , Moleleki L , Gilroy EM. (2008) What will a genome sequence do for fire blight research? Pectobacterium atrosepticum and potato - A case study. Acta Horticulturae 793:157-162.
Whisson SC, Pritchard L, Toth IK, Hein I, Chapman S, van West P, Grouffaud S, Armstrong MR, Gilroy EM, Morales JG, Avrova AO, Moleleki L, Boevink PC, Birch PR. (2007) A translocation signal for delivery of oomycete effector proteins into host plant cells. Nature 7166 :115-8. 10.1038/nature06203
Toth IK, Birch PRJ, Liu H, Pritchard L, Humphris S, Ravensdale M, Moleleki L, Gilroy EM. (2007) What will a genome sequence do for fire blight research? Pectobacterium atrosepticum and potato - A case study. Acta Horticulturae 793:157-162.
Van Den Berg N, Berger DK, Hein I, Birch PRJ, Wingfield MJ, Viljoen A. (2007) Tolerance in banana to Fusarium wilt is associated with early up-regulation of cell wall-strengthening genes in the roots. Molecular Plant Pathology 8(3):333-341. 10.1111/j.1364-3703.2007.00389.x PDF
Van den Berg N, Crampton BG, Hein I, Birch PRJ, Berger DK. (2004) High-throughput screening of suppression subtractive hybridization cDNA libraries using DNA microarray analysis. BioTechniques 37(5):818-824.