Prof Martin Coetzee

Associate Professor


Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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As a biologist with a background in microbiology and biochemistry, it is difficult for me to pinpoint precisely what my interests are. However, over the years I have discovered that some research areas interest me more than others. Such areas include the mechanisms involved in the evolution of organisms, the dynamics of speciation and the phylobiogeography of taxa. More recently, I have developed an interest in the application of machine learning as a tool in to assist us in our research. I am therefore involved in research projects of diverse nature, all motivated by “the pleasure of finding things out”*.

My current research projects and activities can be grouped under the following headings:

  • Taxonomy and phylogeny of Ganoderma species from Africa,
  • Phylogeography and evolution of Armillaria species,
  • Genomics and genome evolution of plant pathogenic fungi and bacteria, and
  • Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence: With a focus on their application in biological research.


*From: “The best short works of Richard P. Feynman. The pleasure of finding things out”.

Past and current undergraduate courses:

(2016-2023) GTS261: Genetics Variation and Evolution

(2014) GTS354: Genome Evolution & Phylogenetics

(2009 - 2013) GTS352: Genomes

I am responsible for developing, coordinating and presenting advanced phylogenetics workshops. These workshops focus on theoretical and applied aspects of methods used in inferring phylogenetic relationships amongst organisms. The workshops was initiated after the realisation that most researchers have limited experience in the practical application of evolutionary models and tree building algorithms as well as the execution of computer software used for the analyses. My major objective with the workshops is to provide "hands on" experience in the use of databases and the range of software currently available for evolutionary biologists and systematicists.

See Coetzee et al. 2018. Armillaria root-rot pathogens: Species boundaries and global distribution. Pathogens 2018, 7(4), 83; or click here.

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Mavima L, Steenkamp ET, Coetzee MPA, Palmer M. 2022. Mixta. In Bergey's Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (eds M.E. Trujillo, S. Dedysh, P. DeVos, B. Hedlund, P. Kämpfer, F.A. Rainey and W.B. Whitman).
Avontuur JR, Palmer M, Coetzee MPA, Steenkamp ET. 2022. Tatumella. In Bergey's Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (eds M.E. Trujillo, S. Dedysh, P. DeVos, B. Hedlund, P. Kämpfer, F.A. Rainey and W.B. Whitman).
Roux J, Coetzee MPA. 2016. Armillaria Root Rot of Theobroma cacao. In: Cacao Diseases: A History of Old Enemies and New Encounters. Bailey BA, Meinhardt LW. (eds). Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 429-447.
Coetzee MPA, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ, Coutinho TA. 1998. Identification of the causal agent of Armillaria root rot in South African forest plantations. In: Root and butt rots of forest trees. 9th International Conference on Root and Butt Rots, Carcans-Maubuisson (France), 1–7 September 1997: Paris: INRA (Les Colloques no. 89). Delatour C, Guillaumin J-J, Lung-Escarmant B, Marçais B. (eds). pp 49-61. PDF
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Wilson AM, Coetzee MPA, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD. (2023) Needles in fungal haystacks: Discovery of a putative a-factor pheromone and a unique mating strategy in the Leotiomycetes. PLOS One 18(10):e0292619. 10.1371/ journal.pone.0292619 PDF
Narh Mensah DL , Wingfield BD, Coetzee MPA. (2023) A practical approach to genome assembly and annotation of Basidiomycota using the example of Armillaria. BioTechniques 10.2144/btn-2023-0023
Avontuur JR, Wilken PM, Palmer M, Coetzee MPA, Stępkowski T, Venter SN, Steenkamp ET. (2023) Complex evolutionary history of photosynthesis in Bradyrhizobium. Microbial Genomics 9(9) 10.1099/mgen.0.001105
Wingfield BD, Berger DK, Coetzee MPA, Duong TA, Martin A, Pham NQ, Van den Berg N, Wilken PM, Arun-Chinnappa KS, Barnes I, Buthelezi S, Dahanayaka BA, Durán A, Engelbrecht J, Feurtey A, Fourie A, Fourie G, Hartley J, Kabwe ENK, Maphosa M, Narh Mensah DL, Nsibo DL, Potgieter L, Poudel B, Stukenbrock EH, Thomas C, Vaghefi N, Welgemoed T, Wingfield MJ. (2022) IMA genome‑F17 Draft genome sequences of an Armillaria species from Zimbabwe, Ceratocystis colombiana, Elsinoë necatrix, Rosellinia necatrix, two genomes of Sclerotinia minor, short‑read genome assemblies and annotations of four Pyrenophora teres isolates from barley grass, and a long-read genome assembly of Cercospora zeina. 13:19. 10.1186/s43008-022-00104-3
Narh Mensah D, Wingfield B, Coetzee MPA. (2022) Nonribosomal peptide synthetase gene clusters and characteristics of predicted NRPS-dependent siderophore synthetases in Armillaria and other species in the Physalacriaceae. Current Genetics 10.1007/s00294-022-01256-w
Molina L, Rajchenberg M, de Errasti A, Vogel B, Coetzee MPA, Aime MC, Pildain MB. (2022) Sapwood mycobiome varies across host, plant compartment and environments in Nothofagus forests from Northern Patagonia. Molecular Ecology 10.1111/mec.16771
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
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
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
Avontuur JR, Palmer M, Beukes CW, Wai YC, Tasiya T, van Zyl E, Coetzee MPA, Stepkowski T, Venter SN, Steenkamp ET. (2022) Bradyrhizobium altum sp. nov., Bradyrhizobium oropedii sp. nov. and Bradyrhizobium acaciae sp. nov. from South Africa show locally restricted and pantropical nodA phylogeographic patterns. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 167 10.1016/j.ympev.2021.107338 PDF
Soal NC, Coetzee MPA, Van der Nest MA, Hammerbacher A, Wingfield BD. (2022) Phenolic degradation by catechol dioxygenases is associated with pathogenic fungi with a necrotrophic lifestyle in the Ceratocystidaceae. G3. 12:jkac008. 10.1093/g3journal/jkac008
Phasha MM, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ, Coetzee MPA, Hammerbacher A, Steenkamp ET. (2021) Deciphering the effect of FUB1 disruption on fusaric acid production and pathogenicity in Fusarium circinatum. Fungal Biology 10.1016/j.funbio.2021.07.002
Phasha MM, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD, Coetzee MPA, Hallen-Adams H, Fru F, Swalarsk-Parry BS, Yilmaz N, Duong TA, Steenkamp ET. (2021) Ras2 is important for growth and pathogenicity in Fusarium circinatum. 150:103541. 10.1016/j.fgb.2021.103541
Linnakoski R, Sutela S, Coetzee MPA, Duong TA, Pavlov IN, Litovka YA, Hantula J, Wingfield BD, Vainio EJ. (2021) Armillaria root rot fungi host single-stranded RNA viruses. 11:7336. 10.1038/s41598-021-86343-7
Coetzee MPA, Santana QC, Steenkamp ET, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ. (2020) Fungal genomes enhance our understanding of the pathogens affecting trees cultivated in Southern Hemisphere plantations. Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science 82(3) 10.2989/20702620.2020.1819153
Thcotet Tchoumi JM, Coetzee MPA, Roux J. (2020) Poroid Hymenochaetaceae associated with trees showing wood-rot symptoms in the Garden Route National Park of South Africa. Mycologia 112(4):722-741. 10.1080/00275514.2020.1753160
Abdollahzadeh J, Groenewald JZ, Coetzee MPA, Wingfield MJ, Crous PW. (2020) Evolution of lifestyles in Capnodiales. 10.1016/j.simyco.2020.02.004
Wingfield BD, van Heerden CJ, van der Nest MA, Steenkamp ET, Roets F, Geiser DM, Duong TA, Dreyer LL, Coetzee MPA, Barnes I, Aylward J, Bushula-Njah VS, Simpson MC, Fourie A, Wingfield MJ. (2019) Draft genome sequences of Fusarium xylarioides, Teratosphaeria gauchensis and T. zuluensis and genome annotation for Ceratocystis fimbriata. IMA Fungus 10(13) 10.1186/s43008-019-0013-7 PDF
Tchotet Tchoumi JM, Coetzee MPA, Rajchenberg M, Roux J. (2019) Taxonomy and species diversity of Ganoderma species in the Garden Route National Park of South Africa inferred from morphology and multilocus phylogenies. Mycologia 10.1080/00275514.2019.1635387
Palmer M, Venter SN, McTaggart AR, Coetzee MPA, Van Wyk S, Avontuur JR, Beukes CW, Fourie G, Santana QC, Van der Nest MA, Blom J, Steenkamp ET. (2019) The synergistic effect of concatenation in phylogenomics: the case in Pantoea. PeerJ 10.7717/peerj.6698 PDF
Avontuur JR, Palmer M, Beukes CW, Chan WY, Coetzee MPA, Blom J, Stępkowski T, Kyrpides NC, Woyke T, Shapiro N, Whitman WB, Venter SN, Steenkamp ET. (2019) Genome-informed Bradyrhizobium taxonomy: where to from here?. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 10.1016/j.syapm.2019.03.006
Palmer M, Venter SN, Coetzee MPA, Steenkamp ET. (2019) Prokaryotic species are sui generis evolutionary units. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 42(2):145-158. 10.1016/j.syapm.2018.10.002
Wingfield BD, Kolarik M, Menzies JG, Naidoo K, Pochopski O, Shoukouhi P, Santana QC, Seifert KA, Soal NA, Steenkamp ET, Tatham CT, Van der Nest MA, Havenga M, Findlay W, Liu M, Nguyen HDT, Lane FA, Morgan SW, De Vos L, Wilken PM, Doung TA, Aylward J, Coetzee MPA, Dadej K, De Beer ZW, Wingfield MJ. (2018) Nine draft genome sequences of Claviceps purpurea, including C. arundinis, C. humidiphila, and C. cf. spartinae, pseudomolecules for the pitch canker pathogen Fusarium circinatum, draft genome of Davidsoniella eucalypti, Grosmannia galeiformis, Quambalaria eucalypti, and Teratosphaeria destructans. IMA Fungus 9(2):401-418. 10.5598/imafungus.2018.09.02.10 PDF
Coetzee MPA, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ. (2018) Armillaria root-rot pathogens: Species boundaries and global distribution. Pathogens 7(3):83. 10.3390/pathogens7040083 PDF
Simpson MC, Martin Coetzee, Magriet van der Nest, Mike Wingfield, Brenda Wingfield. (2018) Ceratocystidaceae exhibit high levels of recombination at the mating-type (MAT) locus. Fungal Biology 122(12):1184-1191. 10.1016/j.funbio.2018.09.003 PDF
Tchotet Tchoumi JM, Coetzee MPA, Rajchenberg M, Wingfield MJ, Roux J. (2018) Three Ganoderma species, including Ganoderma dunense sp. nov., associated with dying Acacia cyclops trees in South Africa. Australasian Plant Pathology 47(4):431-447. 10.1007/s13313-018-0575-7 PDF
Viljoen E, Odeny DA, Coetzee MPA, Berger DK, Rees DJG. (2018) Application of Chloroplast Phylogenomics to Resolve Species Relationships Within the Plant Genus Amaranthus. Journal of Molecular Evolution 86(3-4):216-239. 10.1007/s00239-018-9837-9
Palmer M, Steenkamp ET, Coetzee MPA, Avontuur JR, Chan WY, Van Zyl E, Blom J, Venter SN. (2018) Mixta gen. nov., a new genus in the Erwiniaceae. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 68:1396-1407. 10.1099/ijsem.0.002540
Palmer M, Steenkamp ET, Coetzee MPA, Blom J, Venter SN. (2018) Genome-based characterization of biological processes that differentiate closely related bacteria. Frontiers in Microbiology 9:113. 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00113 PDF
Liversage J, Coetzee MPA, Bluhm BH, Berger DK, Crampton BG. (2018) LOVe across kingdoms: Blue light perception vital for growth and development in plant–fungal interactions. Fungal Biology Reviews 32(2):86-103. 10.1016/j.fbr.2017.11.003
Coetzee MPA, Musasira NY, Roux J, Roets F, van der Merwe NA, Wingfield MJ. (2018) Armillaria root rot spreading into a natural woody ecosystem in South Africa. Plant Pathology 10.1111/ppa.12804
Vivas M, Crous CJ, Dames JF, van der Linde JA, Coetzee MPA, Roux J. (2018) Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi persist in dying Euphorbia ingens trees. South African Journal of Botany 115:12-17. 10.1016/j.sajb.2017.12.009
Phasha MM, Wingfield BD, Coetzee MPA, Santana QC, Fourie G, Steenkamp ET. (2017) Architecture and distribution of introns in core genes of four Fusarium species. G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics 7(11):3809-3820. 10.1534/g3.117.300344
Tchotet Tchoumi JM, Coetzee MPA, Vivas M, Rajchenberg M, Roux J. (2017) Wood-rotting basidiomycetes associated with declining native trees in timber-harvesting compartments of the Garden Route National Park of South Africa. Austral Ecology 42:947-963. 10.1111/aec.12524
Palmer M, Steenkamp ET, Coetzee MPA, Chan W-Y, Van Zyl E, De Maayer P, Coutinho TA, Blom J, Smits THM, Duffy B, Venter SN. (2017) Phylogenomic resolution of the bacterial genus Pantoea and its relationship with Erwinia and Tatumella. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 110(10):1287-1309. 10.1007/s10482-017-0852-4
Denman S, Barrett G, Kirk SA, McDonald JE, Coetzee MPA. (2017) Identification of Armillaria species on declined oak in Britain: implications for oak health. Forestry 90(1):148-161. 10.1093/forestry/cpw054
Tchotet Tchoumi JM, Vivas M, Coetzee MPA, Rajchenberg M, Roux J. (2017) Wood-rotting Basidiomycetes associated with declining native trees in the Garden Route National Park (GRNP) of South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 10.1016/j.sajb.2017.01.183
Govinden-Soulange J, Lobine D, Frederich M, Kodj H, Coetzee MPA, Ranghoo-Sanmukhiya VM. (2016) Metabolomic and molecular signatures of Mascarene Aloes using a multidisciplinary approach. South African Journal of Botany 108:137-143. 10.1016/j.sajb.2016.10.002
Wingfield BD, Ambler JM, Coetzee MPA, De Beer ZW, Duong TA, Joubert F, Hammerbacher A, McTaggart AR, Naidoo K, Nguyen HDT, Ponomareva E, Santana QS, Seifert KA, Steenkamp ET, Trollip C, Van der Nest MA, Visagie CM, Wilken PM, Wingfield MJ, Yilmaz N. (2016) IMA Genome-F 6: Draft genome sequences of Armillaria fuscipes, Ceratocystiopsis minuta, Ceratocystis adiposa, Endoconidiophora laricicola, E. polonica and Penicillium freii DAOMC 242723. IMA Fungus 7(1):217-227. 10.5598/imafungus.2016.07.01.11 PDF
Greyling I, Wingfield MJ, Coetzee MP, Marincowitz S, Roux J. (2016) The Eucalyptus shoot and leaf pathogen Teratosphaeria destructans recorded in South Africa. Southern Forests 78(2):123-129. 10.2989/20702620.2015.1136504 PDF
De Errasti A, De Beer ZW, Coetzee MPA, Roux J, Rajchenberg M, Wingfield MJ. (2016) Three new species of Ophiostomatales from Nothofagus in Patagonia. Mycological Progress 15(2):17. 10.1007/s11557-016-1158-z PDF
Santana QC, Coetzee MPA, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ, Steenkamp ET. (2016) Nursery linked plantation‐outbreaks and evidence for multiple introductions of the pitch canker pathogen Fusarium circinatum into South Africa. Plant Pathology 65:357–368. 10.1111/ppa.12437 PDF
van der Nest MA, Wingfield MJ, Wilken PM, Coetzee MPA, Naidoo K, Roodt D, Sauerman E, Godlonton T, Trollip C, McTaggart AR, Steenkamp ET, Wingfield BD. (2015) Saprophytic and pathogenic fungi in the Ceratocystidaceae differ in their ability to metabolize plant-derived sucrose. BMC Evolutionary Biology 15:273. 10.1186/s12862-015-0550-7 PDF
Marincowitz S, Coetzee MPA, Wilken PM, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ. (2015) Phylogenetic placement of Itajahya: An unusual Jacaranda fungal associate. IMA Fungus 6(2):257-262. 10.5598/imafungus.2015.06.02.01 PDF
Coetzee MPA, Marincowitz S, Muthelo VG, Wingfield MJ. (2015) Ganoderma species, including new taxa associated with root rot of the iconic Jacaranda mimosifolia in Pretoria, South Africa. IMA Fungus 6(1):249-256. 10.5598/imafungus.2015.06.01.16 PDF
Coetzee MPA, Wingfield BD, Zhao J, van Coller SJ, Wingfield MJ. (2015) Phylogenetic relationships among biological species of Armillaria from China. Mycoscience 56(5):530-541. 10.1016/j.myc.2015.05.001 PDF
De Errasti A, De Beer ZW, Rajchenberg M, Coetzee MPA, Wingfield MJ, Roux J. (2015) Huntiella decorticans sp. nov. (Ceratocystidaceae) associated with dying Nothofagus in Patagonia. Mycologia 107(3):512-521. 10.3852/14-175 PDF
Crous PW, Wingfield MJ, Schumacher RK, Summerell BA, Giraldo A, Gené J, Guarro J, Wanasinghe DN, Hyde KD, Camporesi E, Gareth Jones EB, Thambugala KM, Malysheva EF, Malysheva VF, Acharya K, Álvarez J, Alvarado P, Assefa A, Barnes CW, Bartlety JS, Blanchette RA, Burgess TI, Carlavilla JR, Coetzee MPA, Damm U, Decock CA, Den Breeÿen A, De Vries B, Dutta AK, Holdom DG, Rooney-Latham S, Manjón JL, Marincowitz S, et al.. (2014) Fungal Planet description sheets: 281–319. Persoonia 33:212-289. 10.3767/003158514X685680 PDF
Vélez ML, Coetzee MPA, Wingfield MJ, Rajchenberg M, Greslebin AG. (2014) Evidence of low levels of genetic diversity for the Phytophthora austrocedrae population in Patagonia, Argentina. Plant Pathology 63(1):212-220. 10.1111/ppa.12067 PDF
Simpson MC, Wilken PM, Coetzee MPA, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD. (2013) Analysis of microsatellite markers in the genome of the plant pathogen Ceratocystis fimbriata. Fungal Biology 117(7-8):545-555. 10.1016/j.funbio.2013.06.004 PDF
Naidoo K, Steenkamp ET, Coetzee MPA, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD. (2013) Concerted Evolution in the Ribosomal RNA Cistron. PLoS ONE 8 10.1371/journal.pone.0059355 PDF
Wingfield BD, Steenkamp ET, Santana QC, Coetzee MPA, Bam S, Barnes I, Beukes CW, Chane W-Y, de Vos L, Fourie G, Friend M, Gordon TR, Herron DA, Holt C, Korf I, Kvas M, Martin SH, Mlonyeni XO, Naidoo K, Phasha MM, Postma A, Reva O, Roos H, Simpson M, Slinski S, Slippers B, Sutherland R, van der Merwe NA, van der Nest MA, Venter SNV, Wilken PM, Yandell M, Zipfel R, Wingfield MJ. (2012) First fungal genome sequence from Africa: a preliminary analysis. South African Journal of Science 108:104-122. 10.4102/sajs.v108i1/2.537 PDF
Kinge TR, Mih AM, Coetzee MPA. (2012) Phylogenetic relationships among species of Ganoderma (Ganodermataceae, Basidiomycota) from Cameroon. Australian Journal of Botany 60:526-538. 10.1071/bt12011
Baumgartner K., Coetzee MPA, Hoffmeister D. (2011) Secrets of the subterranean pathosystem of Armillaria. Molecular Plant Pathology 12:515-534. 10.1111/j.1364-3703.2010.00693.x
Coetzee MPA, Bloomer P, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD. (2011) Paleogene radiation of a plant pathogenic mushroom. PLoS ONE 6 10.1371/journal.pone.0028545 PDF
Coetzee MPA, Wingfield BD, Golani GD, Tjahjono B, Gafur A, Wingfield MJ. (2011) A single dominant Ganoderma species is responsible for root rot of Acacia mangium and Eucalyptus in Sumatra. Southern Forests 73:175-180. 10.2989/20702620.2011.639488 PDF
Wingfield MJ, Coetzee MPA, Crous PW, Six D, Wingfield BD. (2010) Fungal phoenix rising from the ashes?. IMA Fungus 1(2):149-153. PDF
Pildain MB, Coetzee MPA, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ, Rajchenberg M. (2010) Taxonomy of Armillaria in the Patagonian forests of Argentina. Mycologia 102:392-403. 10.3852/09-105 PDF
Van Zuydam NR, Paciura D, Jacobs K, Wingfield MJ, Coetzee MPA, Wingfield BD. (2010) Barcoding and microcoding using “identiprimers” with Leptographium species. Mycologia 102(6):1274-1287. 10.3852/09-291 PDF
Coetzee MPA, Maphosa L, Wingfield BD, Mwenje E, Wingfield MJ. (2009) Characterisation of Armillaria species based on pectic isozyme analyses. Fungal Diversity 36:9-16. PDF
Pildain MB, Coetzee MPA, Rajchenberg M, Petersen RH, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD. (2009) Molecular phylogeny of Armillaria from the Patagonian Andes. Mycological Progress 8(3):181-194. 10.1007/s11557-009-0590-8 PDF
Santana QC, Coetzee MPA, Steenkamp ET, Mlonyeni OX, Hammond GNA, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD. (2009) Microsatellite discovery by deep sequencing of enriched genomic libraries. BioTechniques 46:217-223. 10.2144/000113085 PDF
Wingfield BD, Maphosa L, Coetzee MPA, Mwenje E, Wingfield MJ. (2009) Characterisation of Zimbabwean Armillaria using IGS-1 sequences and AFLP analysis. Fungal Diversity 34:187-196. PDF
Keyser M, Witthuhn RC, Lamprecht C., Coetzee MPA, Britz TJ. (2006) PCR-based DGGE fingerprinting and identification of methanogens detected in three different types of UASB granules. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 29:77-84. 10.1016/j.syapm.2005.06.003
Maphosa L, Wingfield BD, Coetzee MPA, Mwenje E, Wingfield MJ. (2006) Phylogenetic relationships among Armillaria species inferred from partial elongation factor 1-alpha DNA sequence data. Australasian Plant Pathology 35(5):513-520. 10.1071/AP06056 PDF
Mwenje E, Wingfield BD, Coetzee MPA, Nemato H, Wingfield MJ. (2006) Armillaria species on tea in Kenya identified using isozyme and DNA sequence comparisons. Plant Pathology 55(3):343-350. 10.1111/j.1365-3059.2006.01347.x PDF
Roux J, Coetzee MPA. (2005) First report of pink disease on native trees in South Africa and phylogenetic placement of Erythricium salmonicolor in the homobasidiomycetes. Plant Disease 89:1158-1163. 10.1094/pd-89-1158
Coetzee MPA, Wingfield BD, Bloomer P, Wingfield MJ. (2005) Phylogenetic analyses of DNA sequences reveal species partitions amongst isolates of Armillaria from Africa. Mycological Research 109(11):1223-1234. 10.1017/S095375620500393X PDF
Coetzee MPA, Wingfield BD, Kirisits T, Chhetri DB, Bloomer P, Wingfield MJ. (2005) Identification of Armillaria isolates from Bhutan based on DNA sequence comparisons. Plant Pathology 54(1):36-45. 10.1111/j.1365-3059.2004.01110.x PDF
Gezahgne A, Coetzee MPA, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ, Roux J. (2004) Identification of the Armillaria root rot pathogen in Ethiopian plantations. Forest Pathology 34(3):133-145. 10.1111/j.1439-0329.2004.00352.x PDF
Jacobs A, Coetzee MPA, Wingfield BD, Jacobs K, Wingfield MJ. (2003) Phylogenetic relationships among Phialocephala species and other ascomycetes. Mycologia 95(4):637-645. PDF
Coetzee MPA, Wingfield BD, Bloomer P, Ridley GS, Wingfield MJ. (2003) Molecular identification and phylogeny of Armillaria isolates from South America and Indo-Malaysia. Mycologia 95(2):285-293. PDF
Coetzee MPA, Wingfield BD, Roux J, Crous PW, Denman S, Wingfield MJ. (2003) Discovery of two northern hemisphere Armillaria species on Proteaceae in South Africa. Plant Pathology 52(5):604-612. 10.1046/j.1365-3059.2003.00879.x PDF
Jacobs A, Coetzee MPA, Wingfield BD, Jacobs K, Wingfield MJ. (2003) Phylogenetic relationships among Phialocephala species and other ascomycetes. Mycologia 95(4):637-645. PDF
Mwenje E, Wingfield BD, Coetzee MPA, Wingfield MJ. (2003) Molecular characterisation of Armillaria species from Zimbabwe. Mycological Research 107(3):291-296. 10.1017/S0953756203007408 PDF
Barnes I, Roux J, Wingfield MJ, Coetzee MPA, Wingfield BD. (2001) Characterization of Seiridium spp. associated with cypress canker based on β-tubulin and histone sequences. Plant Disease 85(3):317-321. PDF
Coetzee MPA, Wingfield BD, Harrington TC, Steimel J, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ. (2001) The root rot fungus Armillaria mellea introduced into South Africa by early Dutch settlers. Molecular Ecology 10(2):387-396. 10.1046/j.1365-294X.2001.01187.x PDF
Coetzee MPA, Wingfield BD, Bloomer P, Ridley GS, Kile GA, Wingfield MJ. (2001) Phylogenetic relationships of Australian and New Zealand Armillaria species. Mycologia 93(5):887-896. PDF
Coetzee MPA, Wingfield BD, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ. (2000) Identification of the causal agent of Armillaria root rot of Pinus species in South Africa. Mycologia 92(4):777-785. PDF
Coetzee MPA, Wingfield BD, Harrington TC, Dalevi D, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ. (2000) Geographical diversity of Armillaria mellea s. s. based on phylogenetic analysis. Mycologia 92(1):105-113. PDF