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MSc student

Department

Microbiology and Plant Pathology
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Primary Supervisor
Gerhard Pietersen

My MSc research is focused on the certification scheme of grapevine propagation. Under the supervision of Prof. Gerhard Pietersen and Dr. Elize Jooste (ARC-PPRI) I am optimizing, expanding and comparing techniques for routine use in grapevine virus detection. The aim of my research is to increase the number of viruses tested for during routine detection within certification schemes, to ensure the propagation and establishment of healthy and virus-free grapevines.