Dr Fahimeh Jami
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
I am a Research Fellow at University of Pretoria with the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI). My research involves the characterization of plant pathogenic fungi, mainly focusing on two groups of fungi:
The Botryosphaeriales and Cytosporaceae. Both these groups are amongst the most widespread, common and important fungal pathogens of woody plants.
Botryosphaeriales (Ascomycota) species are common and diverse members of fungal communities that infect native and non-native woody plants. They can be serious pathogens and involved in diseases on native trees, but commonly occur as endophytes. These fungi are also often moved locally and globally with plant material. To interpret patterns of movement as well as host and geographic association, a clear taxonomic and species identification framework is required.
Working in the Lab! Gardening. Running, walking, yoga. Reading.
My Journal Articles
|Jami F, Marincowitz S, Slippers B, Crous PW, Le Roux JJ, Richardson DM, Wingfield MJ. (2019) Botryosphaeriaceae associated with Acacia heterophylla (La Reunion) and Acacia koa (Hawaii). Fungal Biology
|Zlatkovic M, Wingfield MJ, Jami F, Slippers B. (2019) Genetic uniformity characterizes the invasive spread of Neofusicoccum parvum and Diplodia sapinea in the Western Balkans. Forest Pathology 49:e12491.
|Burgess TI, Tan YP, Garnas J, Edwards J, Scarlett KA, Shuttleworth LA, Daniel R, Dann EK, Parkinson LE, Dinh Q, Shivas RG, Jami F. (2019) Current status of the Botryosphaeriaceae in Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology
|Tan YP, Shivas RG, Marney TS , Edwards J , Dearnaley J , Jami F , Burgess TI. (2019) Australian cultures of Botryosphaeriaceae held in Queensland and Victoria plant pathology herbaria revisited. Australasian Plant Pathology
|Jami F , Marincowitz S, Slippers B, Wingfield MJ. (2018) New Botryosphaeriales on native red milkwood (Mimusops caffra). Australasian Plant Pathology 47(5):475-484.
|Jami F , Marincowitz S, Crous PW, Jacobsohn A, Wingfield MJ. (2018) A new Cytospora species pathogenic on Carpobrotus edulis in its native habitat. FUSE 2(1):37-43.
|Zlatkovic M, Wingfield MJ, Jami F, Slippers B. (2018) Host specificity of co-infecting Botryosphaeriaceae on ornamental and forest trees in the Western Balkans. Forest Pathology
|Jami F, Wingfield MJ, Gryzenhout M, Slippers B. (2017) Diversity of tree-infecting Botryosphaeriales on native and non-native trees in South Africa and Namibia. Australasian Plant Pathology 46(6):529-545.
|Slippers B, Crous PW, Jami F, Groenewald JZ, Wingfield MJ. (2017) Diversity in the Botryosphaeriales : Looking back, looking forward. Fungal Biology 121(4):307-322.
|Marsberg A, Kemler M, Jami F, Nagel JH, Postma-Smidt A, Naidoo S, Wingfield MJ, Crous PW, Spatafora J, Hesse CN, Robbertse B, Slippers B. (2017) Botryosphaeria dothidea: A latent pathogen of global importance to woody plant health. Molecular Plant Pathology 18:477–488.
|Krisai-Greilhuber I, Chen Y, Jabeen S, Madrid H, Marincowitz S, Razaq A, Ševcˇíková H, Voglmayer H, Yazici K, Aptroot A, Aslan A, Boekhout T, Borovicˇka J, Crous PW, Ilyas S, Jami F, Jiang Y-L, Khalid AN, Kolecka A, Konvalinková T, Norphanphoun C, Shaheen S, Wang Y, Wingfield MJ, Wu S-P, Wu Y-M, Yu J-Y. (2017) Fungal systematics and Evolution: FUSE 3. Sydowia 69:229-264.
|Yang T, Groenewald JZ, Cheewangkoon R, Jami F, Abdollahzadeh J, Lombard L, Crous PW. (2017) Families, genera, and species of Botryosphaeriales. Fungal Biology 121(4):322-346.
|Zlatković M, Keča N, Wingfield MJ, Jami F, Slippers B. (2016) Shot hole disease on Prunus laurocerasus caused by Neofusicoccum parvum in Serbia. Forest Pathology 46(6):666-669.
|Zlatković M, Keca N, Wingfield MJ, Jami F, Slippers B. (2016) Botryosphaeriaceae associated with the die-back of ornamental trees in the Western Balkans. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 109(4):543-564.
|Jami F, Slippers B, Wingfield MJ, Loots MT, Gryzenhout M. (2015) Temporal and spatial variation of Botryosphaeriaceae associated with Acacia karroo in South Africa. Fungal Ecology 15:51-62.
|Slippers B, Roux J, Wingfield MJ, Van der Walt FJJ, Jami F, Mehl JWM, Marais GJ. (2014) Confronting the constraints of morphological taxonomy in the Botryosphaeriales. Persoonia 33:155-168.
|Jami F, Slippers B, Wingfield MJ, Gryzenhout M. (2014) Botryosphaeriaceae species overlap on four unrelated, native South African hosts. Fungal Biology 118:168-179.
|Jami F, Slippers B, Wingfield MJ, Gryzenhout M. (2013) Botryosphaeriaceae diversity greater in healthy than associated diseased Acacia karroo tree tissue. Australasian Plant Pathology 42(4):421-430.
|Jami F, Slippers B, Wingfield MJ, Gryzenhout M. (2012) Five new species of the Botryosphaeriaceae from Acacia karroo in South Africa. Cryptogamie Mycologie 33(3):245-266.