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Postdoctoral Fellow

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Microbiology and Plant Pathology
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My name is DongHyeon Lee and I am from South Korea. I am currently enrolled in the third year of Ph.D student at the University of Pretoria. I have started my Ph.D. project under the supervision of Prof. Michael J. Wingfield, Prof. Brenda D. Wingfield and Prof. Jolanda Roux. In addition, as a part of the diagnostic clinic member at the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) I have been working at the diagnostic clinic under the supervision of Prof. Jolanda Roux.

My research interest is on the tree pathogenic fungus, Ceratocystis albifundus, causing serious wilt disease on Black wattle (Acacia mearnsii) in Africa. Specifically, my research focus is made on the biology and genetics of this fungal pathogen so that I am dealing with the aspect of the fitness, the reproductive strategies and the association of insect vectors.

 

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Crous PW, Wingfield MJ, Burgess TI, Hardy GESJ, Crane C, Barrett S, Cano-Lira JF, Le Roux JJ, Thangavel R, Guarro J, Stchigel AM, Martín MP, Alfredo DS, Barber PA, Barreto RW, Baseia IG, Cano-Canals J, Cheewangkoon R, Ferreira RJ, Gené J, Lechat C, Moreno G, Roets F, Shivas RG, Sousa JO, Tan YP, Wiederhold NP, Abell SE, Accioly T, Albizu JL, Alves JL, Antoniolli ZI, Aplin N, Araújo J, Arzanlou M, Bezerra JDP, Bouchara J-P, Carlavilla JR, Castillo A, Castroagudín VL, Ceresini PC, Claridge GF, Coelho G, Coimbra VRM, Costa LA, Da Cunha KC, Da Silva SS, Daniel R, De Beer ZW, Dueñas M, Edwards J, Enwistle P, Fiuza PO, Fournier J, García D, Gibertoni TB, Giraud S, Guevara-Suarez M, Gusmão LFP, Haituk S, Heykoop M, Hirooka Y, Hofmann TA, Houbraken J, Hughes DP, Kautmanová I, Koppel O, Koukol O, Larsson E, Latha KPD, Lee DH, Lisboa DO, Lisboa WS, López-Villalba Á, Maciel JLN, Manimohan P, Manjón JL, Marincowitz S, Marney TS, Meijer M, Miller AN, Olariaga I, Paiva LM, Piepenbring M, Poveda-Molero JC, Raj KNA, Raja HA, Rougeron A, Salcedo I, Samadi R, Santos TAB, Scarlett K, Seifert KA, Shuttleworth LA, Silva GA, Silva M, Siqueira JPZ, Souza-Motta CM, Stephenson SL, Sutton DA, Tamakeaw N, Telleria MT, Valenzuela-Lopez N, Viljoen A, Visagie CM, Vizzini A, Wartchow F, Wingfield BD, Yurchenko E, Zamora JC, Groenewald JZ. (2016) Fungal Planet description sheets: 469–557. Persoonia 37:218-403. 10.3767/003158516x694499
Lee DH, Roux J, Wingfield BD, Barnes I, Wingfield MJ. (2016) New host range and distribution of Ceratocystis pirilliformis in South Africa. European Journal of Plant Pathology 146(3):483-496. 10.1007/s10658-016-0933-7
Lee DH, Roux J, Wingfield BD, Barnes I, Mostert L, Wingfield MJ. (2016) The genetic landscape of Ceratocystis albifundus populations in South Africa reveals a recent fungal introduction event. Fungal Biology 120(5):690-700. 10.1016/j.funbio.2016.03.001
Lee DH, Roux J, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ. (2015) Variation in growth rates and aggressiveness of naturally occurring self-fertile and self-sterile isolates of the wilt pathogen Ceratocystis albifundus. Plant Pathology 64(5):1103-1109. 10.1111/ppa.12349