Dr Velushka Swart
Plant and Soil Sciences
Lecturer
Prof Noelani van den Berg
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology

Ms Juanita Engelbrecht
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Ms Jesse Hartley
FABI
Research assistant
Ms Ncobile Kunene
Plant and Soil Sciences
Research Assistant

Dr Sreedhara Ashok Prabhu
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Robert Backer
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow

Ms Melissa Joubert
FABI
PhD student MSc Student
Mr Phinda Magagula
FABI
PhD student
Ms Tsakani Miyambo
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student

Ms Alicia Fick
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Ms Casey Gill
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Ms Juanita Hanneman
FABI
MSc student
Mr Aaron Maringa
FABI
MSc student
Ms Kayla Alexis Midgley
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Ms Raven Wienk
FABI
MSc student

Mr Kellan Bunch
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Ms Chrizanne Smit
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology

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New Publications

Van den Berg N, Swart V, Backer R, Fick A, Wienk R, Engelbrecht J, Prabhu S. (2021) Advances in understanding defense mechanisms in Persea americana against Phytophthora cinnamomi. Frontiers in Plant Science 12:123. 10.3389/fpls.2021.636339
Mufamadi Z, Fourie G, Willis-Boyum A, van den Berg N. (2020) Husk rot disease: causal agents and disease epidemiology. SAMAC Journal PDF
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
Van den Berg N, Du Toit M, Morgan SW, Fourie G, De Beer ZW. (2019) First Report of Fusarium euwallaceae on Persea americana in South Africa. Plant Disease 10.1094/PDIS-10-18-1818-PDN
Zumaquero A, Martinez-Ferri E, Matas AJ, Reeksting B, Olivier NA, Pliego-Alfaro F, Barcelo A, van den Berg N, Pliego C. (2019) Rosellinia necatrix infection induces differential gene expression between tolerant and susceptible avocado rootstocks. PLoS ONE 14(2):e0212359. 10.1371/journal.pone.0212359