Title Source Date
Moederkerk se ou eikeboom vrek George Herald 9 Jan 2020
Johannesburg seeks to avert 'ecological disaster' from beetle-infested trees Place (Thomson Reuters) 11 Nov 2019
Johannesburg Seeks to Avert ‘Ecological Disaster’ From Beetle-Infested Trees SA People News 11 Nov 2019
Beetle-buster dispute Knysna-Plett Herald 29 Aug 2019
No magic cure to stop the beetle that is killing trees countrywide Business Live 13 Aug 2019
No magic cure to stop the beetle that's mercilessly killing trees across SA Times Live 11 Aug 2019
Cape Town experts battle invasive tree killing borer beetle News24 13 June 2019
Eyes peeled for shot hole borer Dolphin Bay News 12 June 2019
10 things to know about the bug that's relentlessly killing SA's trees en masse Sunday Times 1 June 2019
Cape Town races to save trees from destructive beetle borer News24 16 May 2019
The death of trees? The Witness 6 May 2019
Invasive beetle threat Constantiaberg Bulletin 2 May 2019
Cape Town's 'PSHB ground zero' is Somerset West SALI News 2 May 2019
Avobedryf dalk weerloos teen kewer Landbouweekblad 15 April 2019
Professor co-ordinating shot-hole-borer research discusses the necessary steps to control its spread Rosebank-Killarney Gazette 13 April 2019
Kewer hou bedreiging vir avokado's in Landbouweekblad 11 April 2019
Invasive shot hole borer beetle sighted in Somerset West Cape Argus 9 April 2019
Destructive shot hole borer beetle sighted in Somerset West www.capetown.gov.za 9 April 2019
Beware of the beetle! Tiny, but deadly, insect is wiping out SA trees Times Live 8 April 2019
Shothole country: Dangerous tree-killing, avo-destroying beetle found in the Cape The South African 8 April 2019
Invasive beetle species found in Somerset West Cape Town Etc 8 April 2019
Tiny Beetle Is Killing Forest In South Africa And There's No Solution NDTV 7 April 2019
A tiny beetle is killing South Africa’s trees – and there’s no solution Cape Business News 5 April 2019
Trees under threat from tiny ‘terrorist’ Newcastle Advertiser 5 April 2019
No solution for tiny beetle killing South African trees KLK News 4 April 2019
A tiny beetle is killing SA’s trees, and it is doing so at speed Business Day 3 April 2019
A Tiny Beetle Is Killing an Urban Forest and There's No Solution Bloomberg 3 April 2019
Beetle infestation is killing South Africa’s trees – and no one knows how to stop it BusinessTech 3 April 2019
Díé kewer kan die land kaal stroop (Radio interview with Prof. Wilhelm de Beer) Moneyweb 3 April 2019
South Africa: A tiny beetle is killing the trees and there is no solution Fresh Plaza 3 April 2019
A tiny beetle killing SA's trees may infest avocado's, grapevines, and pecan-nuts Fin24 3 April 2019
Gevreesde kewers straks ook in Bloem se bome Volksblad 2 Apri 2019
George kan boomloos word George Herald 28 Mar 2019
Nuusdag om 8 - TV interview with Prof. Wilhelm de Beer (starts at 4min25s) eTV News 22 Mar 2019
Eikestad dalk binnekort sonder eike MatieMedia 14 Mar 2019
Imagine South Africa without trees (Radio interview with Darryl Herron) VOCFM 14 Mar 2019
Scientists admit defeat as beetle wipes out trees in Johannesburg Times UK 5 Mar 2019
How to manage the shot-hole borer Rosebank Killarney Gazette 2 Mar 2019
Gogga maak vir SA bang  Rapport  24 Feb 2019
Beetle threat to Cape trees Weekend Argus 24 Feb 2019
Stompkopkewer bedreig Johannesburg se bome (Radio interview with Wilhelm de Beer) RSG Radio 22 Feb 2019
Bome vrek op 'n streep George Herald 21 Feb 2019
Bored to death: SA's mighty trees are dying a slow death Sunday Times 17 Feb 2019
The Bonnie and Clyde of the Beetle World HortGro freshNOTES 11 Feb 2019
Stad Kaapstad verklaar oorlog teen kewertjies Media24 9 Feb 2019
City declares war on invasive beetle damaging thousands of trees Cape Times 8 Feb 2019
Invasive beetles: City can’t let it be www.capetown.gov.za 7 Feb 2019
Un scarabée tueur d'arbres venu du Vietnam menace la forêt de Johannesburg RTBF Radio (Belgium) 29 Jan 2018 
FABI team has shothole borer in its sights SA Forestry 13 Dec 2018 
How to save Joburg’s trees Saturday Star 10 Nov 2018
Update on City of Johannesburg’s dealings with the shot hole borer infestation Midrand Reporter 8 Nov 2018
Klein kewer kan groot skade veroorsaak ProAgri News 6 Nov 2018
Evicting Alien Borer Beetles - Carte Blanche M-Net Carte Blanche 4 Nov 2018
Beetle Mania: The Nasty Insect That Is Killing the Trees of Johannesburg Yale Environment 360 16 Oct 2018
De minikever doorboort het Afrikaanse stadsbos Johannesburg De Verdieping Trouw - The Netherlands 1 Oct 2018
Stompkopkewer en die bedreiging wat hierdie kewer vir ons land se bome inhou: Radio interview with Prof. Wilhelm de Beer (1:30 to 13:00 on soundclip) Landbouradio 1 Oct 2018
Tiny beetle causes a giant crisis Mail & Guardian 21 Sep 2018 
Feared borer beetle wreaks havoc in George George Herald 20 Sep 2018
Beetle that kills SA trees: Prof. Wilhelm de Beer (YouTube video) SABC News 11 Sep 2018
Borer threatens trees The Witness 7 Sep 2018
A beetle that threatens trees: Prof. Wilhelm de Beer (YouTube video) SABC News 7 Sep 2018
Tiny beetle is killing SA's trees – and nothing can stop it News24 5 Sep 2018
Kewer se swam rig dalk groot skade in Noordkaap aan Netwerk24 1 Sep 2018
A tiny beetle is threatening one of the world’s top urban forests The Nerve Africa 30 Aug 2018
Detection of a new pest in South Africa: the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer ProAgri News 29 Aug 2018
Authorities worry about shot-hole borer beetle on Johannesburg trees Rosebank Killarney Gazette 14 Aug 2018
Kewer moet landswyd bestry word Landbouweekblad 27 Jul 2018
Shot hole borer beetles threat to trees on the North Coast North Coast Courier 19 Jul 2018
Borer beetle a danger to trees George Herald 11 Jul 2018
Stompkopkewer saai verwoesting Landbouweekblad 9 Jul 2018
Watch out for Shot Hole Borer in Trees (p. 10) The Edge Community News 13 Jun 2018
Steer clear of dying trees in George area George Herald 30 May 2018
A 2mm beetle is laying waste to George's trees Sunday Times 30 May 2018
Bly weg van besmette bome maan munisipaliteit Netwerk24 30 May 2018
New pest and disease threats discovered in SA SA Forestry 22 May 2018
Boom- en neutbedryf hou asem op kewer Landbouweekblad 5 May 2018
Shot Hole Borer: Radio interview with Prof. Wilhelm de Beer on the programme The Science Inside WITS Radio 2 May 2018
‘n Kewer bekend as PSHB maak landwyd amok: Radio interview with Prof. Wilhelm de Beer RSG Landbou 28 Apr 2018
Klein kewer rig groot skade aan 50 boomspesies al aangeval Beeld newspaper 21 Apr 2018
Expert investigates beetle plague George Herald 19 Apr 2018
Saving one of the world's largest urban forests from a killer pest The Star 19 Apr 2019
Groot poging om bome te red Netwerk24 18 Apr 2018
Beetles, not the Fab Four, invade suburbs Rosebank Killarney Gazette  18 Apr 2018
Killer beetle invades Knysna trees The Citizen 16 Apr 2018
Kenners bekyk verwoestende boomplaag Landbouweekblad  16 Apr 2018
Shothole borer infestation looms Sandton Chronicle 15 Apr 2018
Soektog na boorkewers in Tuinroete se bosse Netwerk24 12 Apr 2018
Knysna's dying oak trees in spotlight Knysna-Plett Herald 12 Apr 2018
Beetle infestation puts Joburg's tree canopy at risk Sunday Times 11 Apr 2018
Boorkewer bedreig nie Knysna woud Beeld 12 Apr 2018
Boorkewer bedreig bome in George Netwerk24 5 Apr 2018
Shot hole borer in SA, but not yet the Cape Bolander Lifestyle and Property 14 Mar 2018
A tiny beetle and its deadly fungus is threatening South Africa’s trees Mail & Guardian 1 Mar 2018
UP werk aan planne om boomkewer te bedreig Netwerk24 21 Feb 2018
Pesky bug brings a plague to the city trees Sunday Times 18 Feb 2018
Shothole borer infestation looms The Citizen 12 Feb 2018
PSHB found in South Africa ANR Blogs California 7 Feb 2018

 

New Publications

Hiroyuki S, Marincowitz S, Winfield BD, Wingfield MJ. (2022) Genetic diversity and population structure of Chrysoporthe deuterocubensis isolates from Melastoma and Eucalyptus in Malaysia and Indonesia. Forest Pathology 10.1111/efp.12762
Liu QL, Wingfield MJ, Doung TA, Wingfield BD, Chen SF. (2022) Diversity and distribution of Calonectria species from plantation and forest soils in FuJian Province, China. Journal of Fungi 8(8):811. 10.3390/jof8080811
Li WW, Chen SF, Wingfield MJ, Duong TA. (2022) Calonectria queenslandica: Causal agent of Eucalyptus leaf blight in Southern China. Plant Disease 10.1094/PDIS-01-22-0196-RE
Dewing. C, van der Nest MA, Santana QC, Proctor RH, Wingfield BD, Steenkamp ET, De Vos L. (2022) Characterization of Host-Specific Genes from Pine- and Grass-Associated Species of the Fusarium fujikuroi Species Complex. Pathogens 11:858. 10.3390/pathogens11080858
Wingfield MJ, Marincowitz S, Pham NQ, Roets F, Paap T, Wingfield BD, Aylward J. (2022) Cypress Canker: An important disease discovered for the first time on a native South African tree. Plant Pathology 10.1111/ppa.13614
David A Read, Elrea Strydom, Bernard Slippers, Emma Steenkamp, Gerhard Pietersen. (2022) Genomic characterization of soybean blotchy mosaic virus, a cytorhabdovirus from South Africa. Archives of Virology 10.1007/s00705-022-05526-3
Maphosa MN, Steenkamp ET, Kanzi AM, Van Wyk S, De Vos L, Santana QC, Duong TA, Wingfield BD. (2022) Intra-Species genomic variation in the pine pathogen Fusarium circinatum. Journal of Fungi 8:657. 10.3390/jof8070657
Lee DH, Nam Y, Wingfield MJ, Park H. (2022) First report of Dutch Elm Disease caused by Ophiostoma novo-ulmi in South Korea. Forests 13:968. 10.3390/f13070968
Bose T, Hammerbacher A. (2022) The first report of Phytophthora multivesiculata causing black rot of Cymbidium and Ansellia africana from South Africa. Plant Disease 10.1094/PDIS-03-22-0623-PDN
Solís M, Wingfield MJ, Hammerbacher A, Naidoo S. (2022) Comparison of the infection biology of Teratosphaeria destructans and Teratosphaeria epicoccoides on Eucalyptus. Plant Disease 10.1094/PDIS-09-21-1877-RE PDF
Pal E, Allison JD, Hurley BP, Slippers B, Fourie G. (2022) Genetic diversity of the two-spotted stink bug Bathycoelia distincta (Pentatomidae) associated with macadamia orchards in South Africa. PLoS ONE 17(6) 10.1371/journal.pone.0269373
Hartley J, Engelbrecht J, Van den Berg N. (2022) Detection and prevalence of Rosellinia necatrix in South African avocado orchards. European Journal of Plant Pathology 10.1007/s10658-022-02532-8
Araújo JPM, Li U, Duong TA, Smith ME, Adams A, Hulcr J. (2022) Four new species of Harringtonia: unravelling the laurel wilt fungal genus. Journal of Fungi 8:613. 10.3390/jof8060613
Fick A, Swart V, Van den Berg N. (2022) The ups and downs of plant NLR expression during pathogen infection. Frontiers in Plant Science 13:921148. 10.3389/fpls.2022.921148
de Wit MP, Crookes DJ, Blignaut JN, de Beer ZW, Paap T, Roets F, van der Merwe C, van Wilgen BW, Richardson DM. (2022) An assessment of the potential economic impacts of the invasive Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in South Africa. Journal of Economic Entomology 10.1093/jee/toac061 PDF
Balocchi F, Wingfield MJ, Paap T, Ahumada R, Barnes I. (2022) Pathogens of the Araucariaceae: How much do we know?. Current Forestry Reports 10.1007/s40725-022-00164-z PDF
Wang QC, Liu FF, Liu QL, Wu WX, Wingfield MJ, Chen SF. (2022) Comparison of hyphal fragments and spores to evaluate the pathogenicity of the Eucalyptus leaf and shoot pathogen Calonectria pseudoreteaudii. Plant Disease 10.1094/PDIS-01-22-0213-RE PDF
Guignard Q, Slippers B, Jeremy D. A. (2022) Chemical and visual ecology of the Symphyta. Agricultural and forest entomology 24 10.1111/afe.12510
Maphosa M, Steenkamp ET, Kanzi A, van Wyk S, De Vos L, Santana QC, Duong AT, Wingfield BD. (2022) Intra-species genomic variation in the pine pathogen Fusarium circinatum. Preprints 2022040298 10.20944/preprints202204.0298.v1 PDF
Jane Chepsergon, Celiwe Nxumalo, Brenda Salasini, Aquillah Kanzi, Lucy Moleleki. (2022) Short Linear Motifs (SLiMs) in “Core” RxLR effectors of Phytophthora parasitica var. nicotianae: A case of PpRxLR1 effector. Microbiology Spectrum 10(2) 10.1128/spectrum.01774-21
Ashtekar N, Rajeshkumar KC, Yilmaz N, Visagie CM. (2022) A new Penicillium section Citrina species and series from India. Mycological Progress 21:42. 10.1007/s11557-022-01802-3
Burgess TI, Oliva J, Sapsford SJ, Sakalidis ML, Balocchi F, Paap T. (2022) Anthropogenic disturbances and the emergence of native diseases: a threat to forest health. Current Forestry Reports 10.1007/s40725-022-00163-0 PDF
Liu LL, Chen SF. (2022) Pathogenicity of six Calonectria species isolated from five soil layers in a Eucalyptus plantation. Journal of Phytopathology 10.1111/jph.13096 PDF
Messal M, Vivas M, Kemler M, Begerow D, Brachmann A, Witfeld F, Naidoo S, Slippers B. (2022) Fungal Communities of Eucalyptus grandis Leaves Are Influenced by the Insect Pest Leptocybe invasa. Frontiers in Microbiology 13(3:841621) 10.3389/fmicb.2022.841621 PDF
De Beer ZW, Procter M, Wingfield MJ, Marincowitz S, Duong TA. (2022) Generic boundaries in the Ophiostomatales reconsidered and revised. Studies in Mycology 101:57-120. 10.3114/sim.2022.101.02
Jami F, Marincowitz S, Durán A, Slippers B, Abad JIM, Chen S, Wingfield MJ. (2022) Botryosphaeriaceae diversity on Eucalyptus clones in different climate zones of Indonesia. Forest Pathology :1-14. 10.1111/efp.12737
Aylward J, Havenga M, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ, Dreyer LL, Roets F, Steenkamp ET. (2022) Novel mating-type-associated genes and gene fragments in the genomes of Mycosphaerellaceae and Teratosphaeriaceae fungi. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 171:107456. 10.1016/j.ympev.2022.107456
Queffelec J, Postma A, Allison JD, Slippers B. (2022) Remnants of horizontal transfers of Wolbachia genes in a Wolbachia‑free woodwasp. BMC Ecology and Evolution 22(36):1-14. 10.1186/s12862-022-01995-x PDF
Li JQ, Wingfield MJ, Barnes I, Chen SF. (2022) Calonectria in the age of genes and genomes: Towards understanding an important but relatively unknown group of pathogens. Molecular Plant Pathology 10.1111/mpp.13209 PDF
Solís M, Wingfield MJ, Greyling I, Pham NQ. (2022) A serious shoot and leaf disease caused by Colletotrichum theobromicola discovered on eucalypts in South Africa. Southern Forests 84(1):01–13. 10.2989/20702620.2021.2005454 PDF
Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ, Duong TA. (2022) Molecular basis of cycloheximide resistance in the Ophiostomatales revealed. Current Genetics :1-10. 10.1007/s00294-022-01235-1
Fick A, Swart V, Backer R, Bombarely A, Engelbrecht J, van den Berg N. (2022) Partially Resistant Avocado Rootstock Dusa® Shows Prolonged Upregulation of Nucleotide Binding-Leucine Rich Repeat Genes in Response to Phytophthora cinnamomi Infection. Frontiers in Plant Science 13:793644. 10.3389/fpls.2022.793644
Mavima L, Beukes CW, Palmer M, De Meyer SE, James EK, Maluk M, Muasya MA, Avontuur JR, Chan WY, Venter SN, Steenkamp ET. (2022) Delineation of Paraburkholderia tuberum sensu stricto and description of Paraburkholderia podalyriae sp. nov. nodulating the South African legume Podalyria calyptrata. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 45(3) 10.1016/j.syapm.2022.126316
Pham NQ, Marincowitz S, Chen SF, Yaparudin J, Wingfield MJ. (2022) Calonectria species, including four novel taxa, associated with Eucalyptus in Malaysia. Mycological Progress 21:181-197. 10.1007/s11557-021-01768-8 PDF
Franić I, Prospero S, Adamson K, Paap T, et al. (2022) Worldwide diversity of endophytic fungi and insects associated with dormant tree twigs. Scientific Data 9(62) 10.1038/s41597-022-01162-3
Makwela MC, Hammerbacher A, Vivas M, Coetzee MPA, Wingfield BD, van Ede G, Bose T. (2022) Uncovering the mycorrhizal community of two Habenaria orchids in South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 10.1016/j.sajb.2022.02.020
Wingfield BD, De Vos L, Wilson AM, Duong AT, Vaghefi N, Botes A, Kharwar RN, Chand R, Poudel B, Aliyu H, Barbetti MJ, Chen S, de Maayer P, Liu F, Navathe S, Sinha S, Steenkamp ET, Suzuki H, Tshisekedi KA, van der Nest MA, Wingfield MJ. (2022) Draft genome assemblies of Fusarium marasasianum, Huntiella abstrusa, two Immersiporthe knoxdaviesiana isolates, Macrophomina pseudophaseolina, Macrophomina phaseolina, Naganishia randhawae, and Pseudocercospora cruenta. IMA Fungus 13(1):3. 10.1186/s43008-022-00089-z
Fitza KNE, Garnas JR, Slippers B. (2022) Experimental admixture among distinct lineages of Deladenus siricidicola, the biocontrol agent of Sirex noctilio. Biological Control 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2022.104875
Paap T, Wingfield MJ, Burgess TI, Wilson JRU, Richardson DM, Santini A. (2022) Invasion frameworks: a forest pathogen perspective. Current Forestry Reports 10.1007/s40725-021-00157-4
McTaggart AR, Drenth A, Wingfield MJ, O'Dwyer C, Shuey LS, Pegg GS. (2022) Epidemic spread of smut fungi (Quambalaria) by sexual reproduction in a native pathosystem.. European Journal of Plant Pathology 10.1007/s10658-022-02480-3
Ramabulana E, Kunjeku E, Slippers B, Coetzee MPA. (2022) Diversity of endophytes in the Botryosphaeriaceae differs on Anacardiaceae in disturbed and undisturbed ecosystems in South Africa. Forests 13(2):341. 10.3390/f13020341
Theron CA, Marincowitz S, Rodas CA, Wingfield MJ, Barnes I. (2022) Lecanosticta pharomachri and its newly discovered sexual state causing a serious needle disease of Pinus spp. in Colombia. Plant Disease 10.1094/PDIS-08-21-1759-RE
Muema EK, Steenkamp ET, Venter SN. (2022) Rhizosphere diazotrophs and other bacteria associated with native and encroaching legumes in the succulent Karoo Biome in South Africa. MDPI-Microorganisms 10(216):1-20. 10.3390/microorganisms10020216 PDF
Makwela MC, Hammerbacher A, Coetzee MPA, Wingfield BD, van Ede G, Bose T. (2022) Fungal diversity associated with the mycorrhizosphere soil of Brachycorythis conica subsp. transvaalensis, a critically endangered and endemic terrestrial orchid from South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 00:1-8. 10.1016/j.sajb.2022.01.019
Chang R-L, Cao W, Wang Y, Li S, Li X, Bose T, Si H-L. (2022) Melanodevriesia, a new genus of endolichenic oleaginous black yeast recovered from the Inner Mongolia Region of China . Fungal Systematics and Evolution 9(1):1-9. 10.3114/fuse.2022.09.01
Engelbrecht J, Duong TA, Paap T, Hulbert JM, Hanneman J, Van den Berg N. (2022) Population genetic analyses of Phytophthora cinnamomi reveals three lineages and movement between natural vegetation and avocado orchards in South Africa. 10.1094/PHYTO-10-21-0414-R
Seite S, Harrison MC, Sillam-Dusses D, Lupoli R, Van Dooren TJM, Robert A, Poissonnier LA, Lemainque A, Renault D, Acket S, Andrieu M, Viscarra J, Sul HS, de Beer ZW, Bornberg-Bauer E, Vasseur-Cognet M. (2022) Lifespan prolonging mechanisms and insulin upregulation without fat accumulation in long-lived reproductives of a higher termite. Communications Biology 5(1):44. 10.1038/s42003-021-02974-6
Mkandawire RI, Yilmaz N, Steenkamp ET, Kvas M, Wingfield MJ, Fourie G. (2022) Diversity of Fusarium species associated with healthy and malformed Syzygium cordatum inflorescences in South Africa.. European Journal of Plant Pathology 10.1007/s10658-021-02447-w
Aylward J, Wingfield MJ, Roets F, Wingfield BD. (2022) A high-quality fungal genome assembly resolved from a sample accidentally contaminated by multiple taxa. BioTechniques 72:39-50. 10.2144/btn-2021-0097
Swart Z, Duong T, Wingfield BD, Postma A, Slippers B. (2022) The relevance of studying insect–nematode interactions for human disease. Pathogens and Global Health 116:140-145. 10.1080/20477724.2021.1996796