Dr Wubetu Bihon

Extra-ordinary Lecturer


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My research interest is in fungal biology in general and more specifically dealing with population genetics, genetic diversity, mating systems, genomes and ecology of plant pathogenic fungi. I am a researcher at the Agricultural Research Council (ARC), South Africa www.arc.agric.za.

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Bihon W, Cloete M, Gerrano AS, Oelofse D, Adebola P. (2016) Draft Genome Sequence of Alternaria alternata Isolated from Onion Leaves in South Africa. Genome Announcement 4(5) 10.1128/genomeA.01022-16
Taole M, Bihon W, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ, Burgess TI. (2015) Multiple introductions from multiple sources: invasion patterns for an important Eucalyptus leaf pathogen. Ecology and Evolution 5(18):4210-4220. 10.1002/ece3.1693 PDF
Wingfield BD, Ades PK, Al-Naemi FA, Beirn LA, Bihon W, Crouch JA, De Beer ZW, De Vos L, Duong TA, Fields CJ, Fourie G, Kanzi AM, Malapi-Wight M, Pethybridge SJ, Radwan O, Rendon G, Slippers B, Santana QC, Steenkamp ET, Taylor PWJ, Vaghefi N, Van der Merwe NA, Veltri D, Wingfield MJ. (2015) IMA Genome-F 4. Draft genome sequences of Chrysoporthe austroafricana, Diplodia scrobiculata, Fusarium nygamai, Leptographium lundbergii, Limonomyces culmigenus, Stagonosporopsis tanaceti, and Thielaviopsis punctulata. IMA Fungus 6(1):233-248. 10.5598/imafungus.2015.06.01.15 PDF
Mbenoun M, Wingfield MJ, Letsoalo T, Bihon W, Wingfield BD, Roux J. (2015) Independent origins and incipient speciation among host-associated populations of Thielaviopsis ethacetica in Cameroon. Fungal Biology 119(11):957-972. 10.1016/j.funbio.2015.05.009 PDF
Bihon W, Cloete M, Gerrano AS, Adebola P, Oelofse D. (2015) First Report of Alternaria alternata Causing Leaf Blight of Onion in South Africa. Plant Disease 99(11):1652. 10.1094/PDIS-03-15-0331-PDN
Van der Nest MA, Bihon W, De Vos L, Naidoo K, Roodt D, Rubagotti E, Slippers B, Steenkamp ET, Wilken PM, Wilson A, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD. (2014) Draft genome sequences of Diplodia sapinea, Ceratocystis manginecans, and Ceratocystis moniliformis. IMA Fungus 5(1):135-140. 10.5598/imafungus.2014.05.01.13 PDF
Bihon W, Wingfield MJ, Slippers B, Duong TA, Wingfield BD. (2014) MAT gene idiomorphs suggest a heterothallic sexual cycle in a predominantly asexual and important pine pathogen. Fungal Genetics and Biology 62:55-61. 10.1016/j.fgb.2013.10.013 PDF
Bihon W, Burgess T, Slippers B, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD. (2012) High levels of genetic diversity and cryptic recombination is widespread in introduced Diplodia pinea populations. Australasian Plant Pathology 41:41-46. 10.1007/s13313-011-0086-2 PDF
Bihon W, Slippers B, Burgess T, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD. (2012) Diverse sources of infection and cryptic recombination revealed in South African Diplodia pinea populations. Fungal Biology 116:112-120. 10.1016/j.funbio.2011.10.006 PDF
Bihon W, Burgess T, Slippers B, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD. (2011) Distribution of Diplodia pinea and its genotypic diversity within asymptomatic Pinus patula trees. Australasian Plant Pathology 40(5):540-548. 10.1007/s13313-011-0060-z PDF
Bihon W, Slippers B, Burgess T, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD. (2011) Sources of Diplodia pinea endophytic infections in Pinus patula and P. radiata seedlings in South Africa. Forest Pathology 41(5):370-375. 10.1111/j.1439-0329.2010.00691.x PDF
Bihon W, Slippers B, Burgess T, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD. (2011) Diplodia scrobiculata found in the southern hemisphere. Forest Pathology 41:175-181. 10.1111/j.1439-0329.2010.00649.x PDF
de Wet J, Bihon W, Preisig O, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ. (2011) Characterization of a novel dsRNA element in the pine endophytic fungus Diplodia scrobiculata. Archives of Virology 156(7):1199-1208. 10.1007/s00705-011-0978-z PDF
Burgess TI, Bihon W, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD. (2009) A simple and rapid method to determine vegetative compatibility groups in fungi. Inoculum: Newsletter of the Mycological Society of America 60(6):1-2. PDF