Ms Rachel Mkandawire



PhD student

Department

Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Primary Supervisor
Gerda Fourie
Emma Steenkamp

Co Supervisor
Neriman Yilmaz
Mike Wingfield

My interest in plant pathology is host- pathogen interactions.  My PhD research currently, focuses on diversity of Fusarium Species in myrtaceae (Eucalyptus family) and anacardiaceae (Cashew family). My research attempts to study floral malformations caused by Fusarium species.

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Publication
Mkandawire RI, Yilmaz N, Steenkamp ET, Kvas M, Wingfield MJ, Fourie G. (2022) Diversity of Fusarium species associated with healthy and malformed Syzygium cordatum inflorescences in South Africa.. European Journal of Plant Pathology 10.1007/s10658-021-02447-w