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Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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FABI
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Agricultural Research Council
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FABI
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FABI
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FABI
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FABI
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FABI
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Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Ms Lente van Zyl
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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FABI
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Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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FABI
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Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Mr Hannes Strydom
FABI
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FABI
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Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Ms Anien Viljoen
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Mr Freddie Botha
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Ms Kayla Thomas
Agricultural Research Council


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Marais I, Buitendag C, Duong TA, Crampton BG, Theron J, Kidanemarium D, Berger DK. (2024) Double-stranded RNA uptake for the control of the maize pathogen Cercospora zeina. Plant Pathology Online first:1-11. 10.1111/ppa.13909
van Heerden A, Pham NQ, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ, Muro Abad JI, Durán A, Wilken PM. (2024) LAMP assay to detect Elsinoë necatrix; an important Eucalyptus shoot and leaf pathogen. Plant Disease 10.1094/PDIS-01-24-0086-RE
Silva GA, Oliveira MES, Rêgo GMS, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ, Ferreira MA. (2024) Chrysoporthe brasiliensis sp. nov. pathogenic to Melastomataceae in southeast Brazil. Fungal Biology 10.1016/j.funbio.2024.04.001
Fick A, Swart V, Bombarely A, van den Berg N. (2024) Comparative transcriptional analysis of Persea americana MYB, WRKY and AP2/ERF transcription factors following Phytophthora cinnamomi infection. Molecular Plant Pathology 25(4):e13453. 10.1111/mpp.13453 PDF
Van Lill M, Venter SN, Muema EK, Palmer M., Beukes CW, Chan WY, Steenkamp ET. (2024) SeqCode facilitates naming of South African rhizobia left in limbo. Systematics and Applied Microbiology 47(2-3):126504. 10.1016/j.syapm.2024.126504 PDF