Mr Rudi Pretorius
Microbiology and Plant Pathology
I am currently completing my MSc. degree in microbiology under the supervision of Dr. Lucy Moleleki and Prof. Jaqcue Theron.
My project focuses on the creation of a Quorum sensing mutant in Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. brasiliense and determining the phenotypic traits associated with the global regulator within this bacterium.
My Journal Articles
|Moleleki LN, Pretorius RG, Tanui CK, Mosina G, Theron J. (2016) A quorum sensing‐defective mutant of Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. brasiliense 1692 is attenuated in virulence and unable to occlude xylem tissue of susceptible potato plant stems. Molecular Plant Pathology