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Disease name Causal agent  
Armillaria root rot Armillaria fuscipes more info
Aulographina leaf spot Aulographina eucalypti more info

Bacterial blight

Pantoea ananatis
Xanthomonas spp.
more info
Bacterial wilt Ralstonia solanacearum more info
Botryosphaeria canker Botryosphaeria spp.
Neofusicoccum spp.
more info
Camptomerris leaf spot Camptomerris albizziae more info
Ceratocystis/wattle wilt Ceratocystis albifundus more info
Cercoseptoria needle disease Cercoseptoria pini-densiflorae more info
Chrysoporthe canker Chrysoporthe austroafricana (Cryphonectria cubensis) more info
Coniothyrium/measles canker Teratosphaeria zuluense (Coniothyrium zuluense) more info
Cyclaneusma needle spot Cyclaneusma minus more info
Diplodia diseases Diplodia pinea (Sphaeropsis sapinea) more info
Dothistroma needle blight Dothistroma septosporum more info
Holocryphia stem canker Holocryphia eucalypti more info
Kirramyces leaf spot Kirramyces eppicoccoides
Kirramyces eucalypti
more info
Lophodermium needle cast Lophodermium spp. more info
Mildew Sphaerotheca pannosa more info
Mycosphaerella leaf blotch diseases Teratosphaeria (Mycosphaerella) spp. more info
Phytophthora root rot Phytophthora spp. more info
Pink disease Erythricium salmonicolor (Corticium salmonicolor) more info
Pitch canker Fusarium circinatum more info
Pseudophaeolus root rot Pseudophaeolus baudonii more info
Quambalaria leaf and shoot blight Quambalaria eucalypti (Sporothrix eucalypti) more info
Rhizina root disease Rhizina undulata more info
Uromycladium rust Uromycladium acaciae more info
Valsa (Cytospora) canker Cytospora eucalypticola
C. aff. austromontana
C. chrysosperma (C. australiae)
Valsa aff. cinereostroma (Cytospora australiae)
V. fabianae
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Phasha MM, Wingfield BD, Coetzee MPA, Santana QC, Fourie G, Steenkamp ET. (2017) Architecture and distribution of introns in core genes of four Fusarium species. G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics 7(11):3809-3820. 10.1534/g3.117.300344
Chen SF, Liu QL, Li GQ, Wingfield MJ. (2017) Quambalaria species associated with eucalypt diseases in southern China. Frontiers of Agricultural Science and Engineering 10.15302/J-FASE-2017173 PDF
Nel WJ, Duong TA, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ, De Beer ZW. (2017) A new genus and species for the globally important, multi-host root pathogen Thielaviopsis basicola. Plant Pathology 10.1111/ppa.12803
Aylward J, Wingfield BD, Dreyer LL, Roets F, Wingfield MJ, Steenkamp ET. (2017) Contrasting carbon metabolism in saprotrophic and pathogenic Microascalean fungi from Protea trees. Fungal Ecology 30:88-100. 10.1016/j.funeco.2017.09.002
Wingfield BD. (2017) South Africa can’t afford to see its universities pitch over the precipice. The Conversation https://theconversation.com/south-africa-cant-afford-to-see-its-universities-pitch-over-the-precipic PDF