Mr Mkhululi Maphosa
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
|Lieschen De Vos|
Fusarium circinatum is a pathogen of pine trees and its management in South Africa relies largely on early detection particularly in pine seedling nurseries. A simple robust detection method that can be used in the nurseries is urgently needed for this pathogen. The fact that the entire genome of this pathogen is available opens new avenues for the development of diagnostic tools for it. My research involves mining the genome of F. circinatum to identify species specific genes that are applicable in diagnostics.
My Journal Articles
|Maphosa M, Steenkamp ET, Kanzi A, van Wyk S, De Vos L, Santana QC, Duong AT, Wingfield BD. (2022) Intra-species genomic variation in the pine pathogen Fusarium circinatum. Preprints 2022040298
|Maphosa MN, Steenkamp ET, Wingfield BD. (2016) Genome-based selection and characterization of Fusarium circinatum-specific sequences. G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics 6(3):631-639.