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PhD student

Department

Microbiology and Plant Pathology
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Primary Supervisor
Dr. ShuaiFei Chen

Co Supervisor
Mike Wingfield
Irene Barnes
Jolanda Roux

I became part of the members of FABI family in June, 2014. And I am currently enrolled for my PhD degree under the supervision of Dr. S.F. Chen, Prof. J. Roux and M.J. Wingfield in the Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology in the University of Pretoria. The research aspect of my project focused on the Ceratocystis spp. associated with Eucalyptus spp. in China. Specifically, I investigated aspects regarding their taxonomy, phylogeny, biology as well as the population in the C. fimbriata s.l and C. moniliformis s.l. complexes.

 

I’m a member of TPCP (Tree Protection Co-operative Programme) and CFTPP (CERC-FABI Tree Protection Programme). I stayed in CERC (China Eucalypt Research Centre)  for nearly one year for fungal sampling and isolation before I joined in FABI. During my project to date, approximately 500 isolates of Ceratocystis fungi and 500 other ophiostomatoid fungi have been sampled from Eucalypts and other hosts in Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan  and Fujian Provinces in South China. I trust my research results will help to understand the species diversity, population biology and pathology of Ceratocystis on their hosts, especially in China.

 

 

 

 

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Publication
Li GQ, Liu FF, Li JQ, Liu QL, Chen SF. (2017) Botryosphaeriaceae from Eucalyptus plantations and adjacent plants in China. Persoonia 10.3767/persoonia.2018.40.03 PDF
Chen SF, Wingfield MJ, Li GQ, Liu FF. (2016) Corticimorbus sinomyrti gen. et sp. nov. (Cryphonectriaceae) pathogenic to native Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Myrtaceae) in South China. Plant Pathology 10.1111/ppa.12507
Chen SF, Li GQ, Liu FF, Michailides TJ. (2015) Novel species of Botryosphaeriaceae associated with shoot blight of pistachio. Mycologia 107(4):780–792. 10.3852/14-242 PDF
Li GQ, Arnold RJ, Liu FF, Li JQ, Chen SF. (2015) Identification and pathogenicity of Lasiodiplodia species from Eucalyptus urophylla × grandis, Polyscias balfouriana and Bougainvillea spectabilis in southern China. Journal of Phytopathology 163(11/12):956-967. 10.1111/jph.12398
Liu FF, Mbenoun M, Barnes I, Roux J, Wingfield MJ, Li GQ, Li JQ, Chen SF. (2015) New Ceratocystis species from Eucalyptus and Cunninghamia in South China. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 107(6):1451–1473. 10.1007/s10482-015-0441-3 PDF