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Postdoctoral Fellow

Department

Microbiology and Plant Pathology
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Research experiences

  I completed my PhD degree in Microbiology under the supervision of Prof. Wilhelm De Beer and Prof. Mike Wingfield, at the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI), Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology, University of Pretoria in May, 2015. My PhD project was mainly on taxonomy and phylogeny, with an emphasis on the ophiostomatalen fungi associated with bark beetles infesting conifers in China. Four major species complexes in the Ophiostomatales were studied based on multigene phylogenetic analyses as well as morphological characters. 18 new fungal species were described, new typifications and combinations were emended according to the single nomenclature principles. Subsequently, I conducted my postdoc fellow at FABI.

Research Interests

 My research interests are focused in the molecular systematics of fungi, especially in the Ophiostomatales (Ascomycota), tree pathogens, food safety and those have important functions to forestry and agricultural products.

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Publication
Yin M, Wingfield MJ, Zhou X, De Beer ZW. (2016) Multigene phylogenies and morphological characterization of five new Ophiostoma spp. associated with spruce-infesting bark beetles in China. Fungal Biology 120(4):454-470. 10.1016/j.funbio.2015.12.004
Yin M, Duong TA, Wingfield MJ, Zhou X, De Beer ZW. (2015) Taxonomy and phylogeny of the Leptographium procerum complex, including L. sinense sp. nov. and L. longiconidiophorum sp. nov. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 107(2):547-563. 10.1007/s10482-014-0351-9