Ms Khwathelani Takalani

MSc student


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Member of:

Co Supervisor
Jacquie van der Waals (Plant and Soil Science)
Tanay Bose


I am a first year Masters student at the Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology. 

 My Research topic is: Determining the role Phytophthora species play in the development of bacterial canker in plum trees

My projects objectives are to:

  1. identify Phytophthora species infecting plum trees in Western Cape
  2. determine the role they play in influencing bacterial canker development


I have recently joined the University of Pretoria after completing BSc (Hons) degree in Botany (2016) and a BSc Microbiology and Botany (2010) at the University of Venda.