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FABI was honoured to receive a visit on 11 September by a delegation of forestry industry representatives from Sarawak in Malaysia. The 14-member delegation represented the Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation, Grand Perfect Pasaka (GPP) and the Forestry Department of Sarawak. 

FABI was the group’s first stop on a week-long tour of forestry industry companies, suppliers and research institutes in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga. The group was briefed on the current state of the South African forestry industry by Forestry South Africa’s Executive Director, Michael Peter, before Prof. Wilhelm de Beer presented a detailed overview of FABI and the research work conducted at the Institute. The group was then taken on a tour of FABI’s facilities including the Biocontrol Centre on the University of Pretoria’s research farm.

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Meyer J, Berger DK, Christensen SA, Murray SL. (2017) RNA-Seq analysis of resistant and susceptible sub-tropical maize lines reveals a role for kauralexins in resistance to grey leaf spot disease, caused by Cercospora zeina. BMC Plant Biology 17:197. 10.1186/s12870-017-1137-9
Nel WJ, Duong TA, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ, De Beer ZW. (2017) A new genus and species for the globally important, multi-host root pathogen Thielaviopsis basicola. Plant Pathology 10.1111/ppa.12803
Aylward J, Wingfield BD, Dreyer LL, Roets F, Wingfield MJ, Steenkamp ET. (2017) Contrasting carbon metabolism in saprotrophic and pathogenic Microascalean fungi from Protea trees. Fungal Ecology 30:88-100. 10.1016/j.funeco.2017.09.002
Wingfield BD. (2017) South Africa can’t afford to see its universities pitch over the precipice. The Conversation https://theconversation.com/south-africa-cant-afford-to-see-its-universities-pitch-over-the-precipic PDF
Li GQ, Liu FF, Li JQ, Liu QL, Chen SF. (2017) Botryosphaeriaceae from Eucalyptus plantations and adjacent plants in China. Persoonia 10.3767/persoonia.2018.40.03 PDF