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Genetics
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I joined the Fruit Tree Biotechnology Programme at the University of Pretoria in 2007 as an undergraduate assistant and continued in the group for the duration of my postgraduate career. I completed a M.Sc. degree in Plant pathology studying the interaction between Phytophthora cinnamomi and Persea americana using molecular tools such as gene expression profiling and pathogen quantification. Currently I am working as a research assistant in FTBP where I am involved with planning and execution of plant trails and conducting transformation experiments  

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Backer R, Mahomed W, Reeksting B, Engelbrecht J, Ibarra-Laclette E, van den Berg N. (2015) Phylogenetic and expression analysis of the NPR1-like gene family from Persea americana (Mill.). Frontiers in Plant Science 6:300. 10.3389/fpls.2015.00300
Reeksting BJ, Coetzer N, Mahomed W, Engelbrecht J, van den Berg N. (2014) De novo sequencing, assembly, and analysis of the root transcriptome of Persea americana (Mill.) in response to Phytophthora cinnamomi and flooding. PLoS ONE 9(2):e86399. 10.1371/journal.pone.0086399 PDF
Engelbrecht J, Van den Berg N. (2013) Expression of defence-related genes against Phytophthora cinnamomi in five avocado rootstocks. South African Journal of Science 109(11/12):1-8. 10.1590/sajs.2013/20120058
Engelbrecht J, Duong TA, Van den Berg N. (2013) Development of a Nested Quantitative Real-Time PCR for Detecting Phytophthora cinnamomi in Persea americana Rootstocks. Plant Disease 97(8):1012-1017. 10.1094/PDIS-11-12-1007-RE