FABI hosted a second publication party for the year on Tuesday 16 November. These events celebrate the first peer-reviewed journal publications from the MSc and PhD studies of FABI students working in the Tree Protection Co-operative Programme (TPCP) or DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Plant Health Biotechnology (CPHB). FABI Director Prof. Bernard Slippers congratulated Felipe Balocchi (PhD), Caitlyn Gevers (PhD), Daniella Kramer (MSc), Frances Lane (MSc) and Luki-Marie Scheepers (PhD) on this significant achievement in their careers as  young scientists.


Balocchi F., M.J. Wingfield, R. Ahumada, I. Barnes. 2021. Pewenomyces kutranfy gen. nov. et sp. nov. causal agent of an important canker disease on Araucaria araucana in Chile. Plant Pathology 70(5): 1243-1259. 10.1111/ppa.13353.

Gevers C.R., G. Dittrich-Schröder, B. Slippers, B.P. Hurley. 2021. Interactions between hymenopteran species associated with gall-forming wasps: The Leptocybe invasa community as a case study. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 23: 146-153. 10.1111/afe.12413.

Kramer D., F.A. Lane, E.T. Steenkamp, B.D. Wingfield. 2021. Unidirectional mating-type switching confers self-fertility to Thielaviopsis cerberus, the only homothallic species in the genus. Fungal Biology 125: 427-434. 10.1016/j.funbio.2020.12.007.

Lane F.A., D. du Plessis, B.D. Wingfield, P.M. Wilken. 2021. Transferring an Agrobacterium-mediated transformation protocol across eight genera in the Ceratocystidaceae. Forest Pathology 51(3): e12688. 10.1111/efp.12688.

Scheepers L-M., J.D. Allison, M.C. Bouwer, E.R. Rohwer, B.Slippers. 2020. Pheremones as management tools for non-Scolytinae Curculionidae: Development and implementation considerations. Southern Forests 82(3): 202-214. 10.2989/20702620.2020.1858204.