Prof Dave Berger
Plant and Soil Sciences
Professor
Principal Investigator

Mr Nicky Olivier
African Center for Gene Technologies

Dr David Livingstone Nsibo
Plant and Soil Sciences
Postdoctoral Fellow

Ms Brigitte Langenhoven
Plant and Soil Sciences
PhD student
Ms Tanya Welgemoed
FABI
PhD student

Mr Hamish Craze
Centre for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
MSc student Researcher
Mr Eugene Kabwe
FABI
MSc student
Ms Ingrid Marais
FABI
MSc student
Mr Israel Mkhatywa
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Ms Tumisang Mokgobu
Plant and Soil Sciences
MSc student
Mr Trystan Nadasen
Plant and Soil Sciences
MSc student
Ms Sinethemba Nkosi
Plant and Soil Sciences
MSc student
Ms Celiwe Innocentia Nxumalo
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Mr Kevin Scheepers
Plant and Soil Sciences
MSc student

Ms Carla Buitendag
Plant and Soil Sciences

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New Publications

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
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
Devnarain N, Crampton BG, Olivier N, van der Westhuizen C, Becker JVW, O'Kennedy MM. (2019) Transcriptomic analysis of a Sorghum bicolour landrace identifies a role for beta-alanine betaine biosynthesis in drought tolerance.. South African Journal of Botany 127 10.1016/j.sajb.2019.08.049
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
Nsibo DL, Barnes I, Kunene NT, Berger DK. (2019) Influence of farming practices on the population genetics of the maize pathogen Cercospora zeina in South Africa. Fungal Genetics and Biology 125:36-44. 10.1016/j.fgb.2019.01.005