Ms Taponeswa Tasiya

MSc student


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Primary Supervisor
Martin Coetzee

Co Supervisor
Emma Steenkamp
Fanus Venter

I am an Msc student in Microbiology at the University of Pretoria. I completed both my undergraduate and Bachelor of Science with Honours in Microbiology in the years 2018 and 2019, respectively.

My research focuses on the taxonomy and diversity of Bradyrhizobium in invasive Acacia spp. This is of particular importance as the nitrogen fixing symbiont is thought to contribute to the invasion success of Acacia spp.

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FABIans celebrate two prestige seminars in as many days

FeiFei Liu successfully defended her PhD thesis on 29 January, becoming the second FABIan this year to earn the title “Dr”. This after she presented her prestige seminar, titled “Species diversity and host associations of plant pathogenic Ceratocystis species in China”.

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Avontuur JR, Palmer M, Beukes CW, Wai YC, Tasiya T, van Zyl E, Coetzee MPA, Stepkowski T, Venter SN, Steenkamp ET. (2022) Bradyrhizobium altum sp. nov., Bradyrhizobium oropedii sp. nov. and Bradyrhizobium acaciae sp. nov. from South Africa show locally restricted and pantropical nodA phylogeographic patterns. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 167 10.1016/j.ympev.2021.107338 PDF