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PhD student

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Genetics
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Primary Supervisor
Noelani van den Berg

Co Supervisor
Bridget Crampton

I am a vibrant young scientist who has major interests in applied science and biotechnological ventures outside of the academic field. I am currently under the supervision of Dr Noelani van den Berg in the Fruit tree Biotechnology Programme, housed by the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI).

After having completed a honours and masters at University of Pretoria I have now enrolled for a PhD. I am currently working on the host-pathogen interactions of avocado and Phytophthora cinnamomi. My project deals with defence pathways that are activated in response to the pathogen. In order to address the question we have decided to sequence the defence transcriptome and create a microarray to conduct global gene expression analysis of avocado roots after infection.

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Publication
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
Mahomed W, Van den Berg N. (2011) EST sequencing and gene expression profiling of defence-related genes from Persea americana infected with Phytophthora cinnamomi. BMC Plant Biology 11(167) 10.1186/1471-2229-11-167 PDF