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Bose T, Wingfield MJ, Roux J, Vivas M, Burgess TI. (2020) Phytophthora species associated with roots of native and non-native trees in natural and managed forests. Microbial Ecology 10.1007/s00248-020-01563-0
Procter M, Nel WJ, Maricowitz S, Crous PW, Wingfield MJ. (2020) A new species of Raffaelea from beetle-infested Leucaena leucocephala. Fungal Systematics and Evolution 6:305-314. 10.3114/fuse.2020.06.16
Kunert KJ, Botha A-M, Oberholster PJ, Yocgo R, Chimwamurombe P, Vorster J, Foyer CH. (2020) Factors facilitating sustainable scientific partnerships between developed and developing countries. Outlook on Agriculture 49(3):204-214. 10.1177/0030727020939592 PDF
Marincowitz S, Duong TA, Stephen SJ, De Beer ZW, Wingfield MJ. (2020) Fungal associates of an invasive pine-infesting bark beetle, Dendroctonus valens including seven new Ophiostomatalean fungi. Persoonia 45:177-195. 10.3767/persoonia.2020.45.07 PDF
Fourie A, de Jonge R, van der Nest MA, Duong TA, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD, Barnes I. (2020) Genome comparisons suggest an association between Ceratocystis host adaptations and effector clusters in unique transposable element families. 143:103433. 10.1016/j.fgb.2020.103433
Jactel H, Desprez-Loustau M-L, Battisti A, Brockerhoff E, Santini A, Stenlid J, Björkman C, Branco M, Dehnen-Schmutz K, Douma JC, Drakulic J, Drizou F, Eschen R, Franco JC, Gossner MM, Green S, Kenis M, Klapwijk MJ, Liebhold AM, Orazio C, Prospero S, Robinet C, Schroeder M, Slippers B, Stoev P, Sun J, van den Dool R, Wingfield MJ, Zalucki MP. (2020) Pathologists and entomologists must join forces against forest pest and pathogen invasions. Neobiota 58:107-127. 10.3897/neobiota.58.54389
Liu FF, Marincowitz S, Chen SF, Mbenoun M, Tsopelas P, Soulioti N, Wingfield MJ. (2020) Novel species of Huntiella from naturally-occurring forest trees in Greece and South Africa. MycoKeys (69):33-52. 10.3897/mycokeys.69.53205 PDF
Jankowiak R, Solheim H, Bilański P, Marincowitz S, Wingfield MJ. (2020) Seven new species of Graphilbum from conifers in Norway, Poland, and Russia. Mycologia 10.1080/00275514.2020.1778375
Drenkhan R, Ganley B, Martin-Garcia J, Vahalik P, Adamson K, Adamcikova K, Ahumada R, Blank L, Braganca H, Capretti P, Capretti P, Cleary M, Cornejo C, Davydenko K, Diez J, Lehtiharvi H, Dvorak M, Enderle R, Fourie G, Georgieva M, Ghelardini L, Hantula J, Ioos R, Iturritxa E, Kanetis L, Karpun N, Koltay A, Landera E, Markovskaja S, Mesanza N, Milenkovic I, Musolin D, Musolin D, Nikolaou K, Nowakowske J, Ogris N, Oskay F, Oszaka T, Papazova-Anakieva I, Paraschiv M, Pasquali M, Pecori F, Rafoss T, Raitelaityte K, Raposo R, Robin C, Rodas C, Santini A, Sanz-Ros A, Selikhovkin A, Solla A, Soukainen M, Soulioti N, Steenkamp E, Tsopelas P, Vemic A, Vettraino A, Wingfield M, Woodward S, Zamora-Ballesteros C, Mullet M. (2020) Global geographic distribution and host range of Fusarium circinatum, the causal agent of Pine Pitch Canker. Forests 11(724):1-38. 10.3390/f11070724
Havenga M, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ, Dreyer LL, Roets F, Chen SF, Aylward J. (2020) Low genetic diversity and strong geographic structure in introduced populations of the Eucalyptus foliar pathogen Teratosphaeria destructans. Plant Pathology 10.1111/ppa.13235
Houbraken J, Samson RA, Hubka V, Kraak B, Meijer M, Wang XC, Yilmaz N, Visagie CM, Kocsubé S, Frisvad JC. (2020) Classification of Aspergillus, Penicillium, Talaromyces and related genera (Eurotiales): an overview of families, genera, subgenera, sections, series and species. Studies in Mycology 10.1016/j.simyco.2020.05.002
Pysek P, Mandrak NE, Meyerson LA, Pauchard A, Pergl J, Roy HE, Seebens H, van Kleunen M, Vilà M, Wingfield MJ, Liebhold AM, Kühn I, Jeshke J, Hulme PE, Simberloff D, Bacher S, Blackburn TM, Carlton JT, Dawson W, Essl F, Foxcroft LC, Genovesi P, Richardson DM. (2020) Scientists' warning on invasive alien species. Biological Reviews 10.1111/brv.12627 PDF
Marincowitz S, Barnes I, De Beer ZW, Wingfield MJ. (2020) Epitypification of Ceratocystis fimbriata. Fungal Systematics and Evolution 10.3114/fuse.2020.06.14
Mphahlele MM, Isik F, Mostert-O'Neill MM, Reynolds SM, Hodge GR, Myburg AA. (2020) Expected benefits of genomic selection for growth and wood quality traits in Eucalyptus grandis. Tree Genetics & Genomes 16(49) 10.1007/s11295-020-01443-1
Slippers B, Visser M, Roux J. (2020) Why it’s so critical to continuously monitor and manage plant diseases. The Conversation https://theconversation.com/why-its-so-critical-to-continuously-monitor-and-manage-plant-diseases-139423#comment_2251101
Murray AE, Freudenstein J, Gribaldo S, Hatzenpichler R, Hugenholtz P, Kämpfer P, Konstantinidis K, Lane CE, Papke RT, Parks DH, Rossello-Mora R, Stott MB, Sutcliffe IC, Thrash JC, Venter SN, Whitman WB, Acinas SG, Amann RI, Anantharaman K, Armengaud J, Baker BJ, Barco RA, Bode HB, Boyd ES, Brady CL, Carini P, Chain PSG, Colman DR, DeAngelis KM, de los Rios MA, Estrada-de los Santos P, Dunlap CA, Eisen JA, Emerson D, Ettema TJG, Eveillard D, Girguis PR, Hentschel U, HollibaughTJ, Hug LA, Inskeep WP, Ivanova EP, Klenk H, Li W, Lloyd KLG, Löffler FE, Makhalanyane TP, Moser DP, Palmer M, Parro V, Pedrós-Alió C, Probst AJ, Smits THM, Steen AD, Steenkamp ET, Spang A, Stewart FJ, Tiedje JM, Vandamme P, Wagner M, Wang F, Hedlund BP, Reysenbach A. (2020) Roadmap for naming uncultivated Archaea and Bacteria. Nature Microbiology 10.1038/s41564-020-0733-x
Hulcr J, Barnes I, De Beer ZW, Duong TA, Gazis R, Johnson AJ, Jusino MA, Kasson MT, Li Y, Lynch S, Mayers C, Musvuugwa T, Roets F, Seltmann KC, Six D, Vanderpool D, Villari C. (2020) Bark beetle mycobiome: collaboratively defined research priorities on a widespread insect-fungus symbiosis. Symbiosis 10.1007/s13199-020-00686-9 PDF
Roux J, Wingfield MJ, Fourie A, Noeth K, Barnes I. (2020) Ceratocystis wilt on Eucalyptus: first record from South Africa. Southern Forests: A Journal of Forest Science 10.2989/20702620.2019.1686687
Sung-Eun Cho, Dong-Hyeon Lee, Wingfield MJ, Marincowitz S. (2020) Ceratocystis quercicola sp. nov. from Quercus variabilis in Korea. Mycobiology 10.1080/12298093.2020.1766649 PDF
Schalk F, Um S, Guo H, Kreuzenbeck NB, Görls H, De Beer ZW, Beemelmanns C. (2020) Targeted discovery of tetrapeptides and cyclic polyketide-peptide hybrids from a fungal antagonist of farming termites. ChemBioChem 10.1002/cbic.202000331
Moleboheng M, Modisane KJ, Apostolides Z, van der Waals JE. (2020) Metabolomic Fingerprinting of Potato Cultivars Differing in Susceptibility to Spongospora subterranea f. sp. subterranea Root Infection. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 21:3788. 10.3390/ijms21113788 PDF
Burgess TI, Dang QN, Le BV, Pham NQ, White D, Pham TQ. (2020) Phytophthora acaciivora sp. nov. associated with dying Acacia mangium in Vietnam. Fungal Systematics and Evolution 6:243-252. 10.3114/fuse.2020.06.11 PDF
Kanzi AM, Trollip C, Wingfield MJ, Barnes I, van der Nest MA, Wingfield BD. (2020) Phylogenomic incongruence in Ceratocystis: a clue to speciation?. BMC Genomics 21:362. 10.1186/s12864-020-6772-0
Simango K, Slabbert C, van der Waals JE. (2020) Alternative hosts of Spongospora subterranea f. sp. subterranea in southern Africa. European Journal of Plant Pathology In Press 10.1007/s10658-020-01993-z
Crous PW, Wingfield MJ, Schumacher RK, Akulov A, Bulgakov TS, Carnegie AJ, Jurjević Z, Decock C, Denman S, Lombard L, Lawrence DP, Stack AJ, Gordon TR, Bostock RM, Burgess T, Summerell BA, Taylor PWJ, Edwards J, Hou LW, Cai L, Rossman AY, Wöhner T, Allen WC, Castlebury LA, Visagie CM, Groenewald JZ. (2020) New and Interesting Fungi. 3. Fungal Systematics and Evolution 6:157–231. 10.3114/fuse.2020.06.09
Visagie CM, Houbraken J. (2020) Updating the taxonomy of Aspergillus in South Africa. Studies in Mycology 10.1016/j.simyco.2020.02.003 PDF
Mhoswa L, O'Neill M, Makobatjatji MM, Oates CN, Payn KG, Slippers B, Myburg AA, Naidoo S. (2020) A Genome-Wide Association Study for resistance to the insect pest Leptocybe invasa in Eucalyptus grandis reveals genomic regions and positional candidate defence genes. Plant Cell & Physiology (pcaa057) 10.1093/pcp/pcaa057
Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD, Crous CJ. (2020) Tree diseases can change entire landscapes and must be taken seriously . The Conversation https://bit.ly/3b5ptAP
Lee DH, Wingfield BD, Roux J, Wingfield MJ. (2020) Quantification of outcrossing events in haploid fungi using microsatellite markers. Journal of Fungi 6 10.3390/jof6020048
Singh AA, Tsekoa TL, Morris L, Steinkellner H, Mach L, Whaley K, Zeitlin L, Pauly M, Vorster J, Bhiman JN, Gerber I, Alexandra K, Stoychev SH, Lotter-Stark T, Kwezi L, Pooe O, Chikwamba R. (2020) Plant-based production of highly potent anti-HIV antibodies with engineered posttranslational modifications. Scientific Reports 10:6201. 10.1038/s41598-020-63052-1 PDF
Mutitu E, TB Hoareau, Hurley BP, Garnas JR, Wingfield MJ, Slippers B. (2020) Reconstructing early routes of invasion of the bronze bug Thaumastocoris peregrinus (Hemiptera: Thaumastocoridae): cities as bridgeheads for global pest invasions. Biological Invasions 10.1007/s10530-020-02258-w
Guo H, Schwitalla JW, Benndorf R, Baunach M, Steinbeck C, Görls H, De Beer ZW, Regestein L, Beemelmanns C. (2020) Gene cluster activation in a bacterial symbiont leads to halogenated angucyclic maduralactomycins and spirocyclic actinospirols. Organic Letters 22(7):2634-2638. 10.1021/acs.orglett.0c00601
Fell S, De Beer ZW. (2020) Understanding the threat of the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer to the pecan industry. SA Pekan 85:34-36. http://bit.ly/2V8tcYa PDF
Malefo M, Mathibela O, Makgopa E, Crampton BG. (2020) Investigating the role of Bowman-Birk serine protease inhibitor in Arabidopsis plants under drought stress. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 149:286-293. 10.1016/J.PLAPHY.2020.02.007
Wondafrash M, Slippers B, Nambazimana A, Kayumba I, Nibouche S, van der Lingen S, Asfaw BA, Jenya H, Mutitu EK, Makowe IA, Chungu D, Kiwuso P, Kulimush E, Razafindrakotomamonjy A, Bosu PP, Sookar P, Hurley BP. (2020) Distribution and genetic diversity of five invasive pests of Eucalyptus in sub-Saharan Africa. Biological Invasions 22:2205–2221. 10.1007/s10530-020-02250-4
Human MP, Berger DK, Crampton BG. (2020) Time-course RNAseq reveals Exserohilum turcicum effectors and pathogenicity determinants. Frontiers in Microbiology 11(360) 10.3389/fmicb.2020.00360
Gaudon JM, Lyons DB, Jones GC, Allison JD, Smith SM. (2020) Evaluating methods to detect and monitor North American larval parasitoids of the emerald ash borer (Coleoptera; Buprestidae). The Canadian Entomologist 152(3):389-398. 10.4039/tce.2020.8
Li JQ, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ, Barnes I, Fourie A, Crous PW, Chen SF. (2020) Mating genes in Calonectria and evidence for a heterothallic ancestral state . Persoonia 45:163-176. 10.3767/persoonia.2020.45.06 PDF
Vivas M, Wingfield MJ, Slippers B. (2020) Maternal effects should be considered in the establishment of forestry plantations. Forest Ecology and Management 460:117909. 10.1016/j.foreco.2020.117909
Welgemoed T, Pierneef R, Sterck L, Van de Peer Y, Swart V, Scheepers KD, Berger DK. (2020) De novo assembly of transcriptomes from a B73 maize line introgressed with a QTL for resistance to gray leaf spot disease reveals a candidate allele of a lectin receptor-like kinase. Frontiers in Plant Science http://bit.ly/2SmKPmT
Ebinghaus M, Wingfield MJ, Begerow D, Maier W. (2020) The genus Ravenelia (Pucciniales) in South Africa. Mycological Progress 19:259-290. 10.1007/s11557-020-01556-w
Godfrey, Aveling, B. Flett, M. Truter. (2020) Control of Alternaria leaf blight caused by Alternaria alternata on sunflower using fungicides and Bacillus amyloliquefaciens. Crop Protection 132:1-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2020.105146 PDF
Abdollahzadeh J, Groenewald JZ, Coetzee MPA, Wingfield MJ, Crous PW. (2020) Evolution of lifestyles in Capnodiales. 10.1016/j.simyco.2020.02.004
Lynn KMT, Wingfield MJ, Durán A, Marincowitz S, Oliveira LSS , De Beer Z, Barnes I. (2020) Euwallacea perbrevis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), a confirmed pest on Acacia crassicarpa in Riau, Indonesia, and a new fungal symbiont; Fusarium rekanum sp. nov.. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 113(6):803-823. 10.1007/s10482-020-01392-8 PDF
Bouwer MC, MacQuarrie CJK, Aguirre-Gil OJ, Slippers B, Allison JD. (2020) Impact of intercept trap type on plume structure: a potential mechanism for differential performance of intercept trap designs for Monochamus species. . Journal of Pest Science 93:993-1005. 10.1007/s10340-020-01204-y
Faccoli M, Gallego D, Branco M, Brockerhoff EG, Corley J, Coyle DR, Hurley BP, Jactel H, Lakatos F, Lantschner V, Lawson S, Martínez G, Gómez DF, Avtzis D. (2020) A first worldwide multispecies survey of invasive Mediterranean pine bark beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae). Biological Invasions 10.1007/s10530-020-02219-3
T.A.S. Aveling , Chirwa P, Edgar Mangwende. (2020) Evaluation of seed treatments against Colletotrichum kahawae subsp. cigarro on Eucalyptus spp.. Crop Protection PDF
Hernandez-Restrepo M, Giraldo A, van Doorn R, Wingfield MJ, Groenewald JZ, Barreto RW, Colman AA, Mansur PSC, Crous PW. (2020) The genera of fungi - G6: Arthrographis, Kramasamuha, Melnikomyces, Thysanorea and Verruconis. Fungal Systematics and Evolution 10.3114/fuse.2020.06.01
Paap T. (2020) Trees in South Africa are under attack. Why it’s proving hard to manage. The Conversation http://bit.ly/2twjJ3e
Havenga M, Chen S, Wilken PM, Duong TA, Tatham CT, Dreyer LL, Roets F, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD, Aylward J. (2020) Mating strategy and mating type distribution in six global populations of the Eucalyptus foliar pathogen Teratosphaeria destructans. Fungal Genetics and Biology 137:103350. 10.1016/j.fgb.2020.103350

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Postdoctoral position in Biological Control of the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer

We seek to hire a postdoctoral research fellow to conduct mission-oriented research to develop and improve integrated pest management tactics and strategies for the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB) and its Fusarium fungal symbiont in South Africa (www.fabinet.up.ac.za/pshb ).  Emphasis will be on the potential biological control of this insect and/or its fungal symbiont. This position is part of a larger project on the PSHB invasion in South Africa, funded by the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF), based at FABI, University of Pretoria, and in collaboration with the Centre for Biological Control, Rhodes University.

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