Ms Alecia Heyns

MSc student


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Primary Supervisor
Jacquie van der Waals

Co Supervisor
Teresa Coutinho

Master student

MSc Agric Plant Pathology

Research Topic: Characterization of causal agents of lemon blossom blight in South Africa

The epidemiology of blossom blight diseases are poorly understood, especially in South Africa. This project aims to identify blossom blight pathogens of lemons in different citrus production regions in South Africa. 

Furthermore, spatial analysis of the pathogens found in different regions will be examined and accompanied with phylogentic analysis.

Disease simulation pathogenicity trials will be conducted in vitro and in vivo at Innovation Africa at UP