Celebrating a student’s first publication is a tradition in the Tree Protection Co-operative Programme (TPCP) in FABI and on 5 December members gathered to mark this highlight in the careers of MSc students Ginna Granados and Wilma Nel and PhD candidates Tanay Bose, Felix Fru, JieQiong Li and Mmatshepho Phasha. FABI Director Prof. Mike Wingfield spoke of the hard work and effort that goes into publishing a paper. Publishing high quality research in peer-reviewed ISI-rated journals is one of the cornerstones on which FABI is built and the Institute can pride itself on the strong publication record it maintains.

Bose T., T.I. Burgess, J. Roux, M.J. Wingfield (2017) Phytophthora alticola; emended description based on new collections and a neotype. Sydowia 69: 161-170. 10.12905/0380.sydowia69-2017-0161

Fru F.F., E.T. Steenkamp, M.J. Wingfield, Q.C. Santana, J. Roux. 2017. Unique clones of the pitch canker fungus, Fusarium circinatum, associated with a new disease outbreak in South Africa. European Journal of Plant Pathology 148(1): 97-107. 10.1007/s10658-016-1073-9

Granados, G. M., McTaggart, A. R., Barnes, I., Rodas, C. A., Roux, J. & Wingfield, M. J., 2017. The pandemic biotype of Austropuccinia psidii discovered in South AmericaAustralasian Plant Pathology 46: 267–275. 10.1007/s13313-017-0488-x

Li JQWingfield MJ, Liu QL, Barnes IRoux J, Lombard L, Crous PWChen SF. (2017) Calonectria species isolated from Eucalyptus plantations and nurseries in South ChinaIMA Fungus 8(2): 259-286. 10.5598/imafungus.2017.08.02.04

Nel W.J., Duong, T.A., B.D. Wingfield, M.J. Wingfield, Z.W. de Beer. (2017) A new genus and species for the globally important, multi-host root pathogen Thielaviopsis basicolaPlant Pathology. 10.1111/ppa.12803

Phasha MM, Wingfield BD, Coetzee MPA, Santana QC, Fourie G, Steenkamp ET. (2017) Architecture and distribution of introns in core genes of four Fusarium speciesG3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics 7(11): 3809-3820. 10.1534/g3.117.300344