TPCP Field Extension 

Prof. Brett Hurley co-ordinates all field work and site visits by team members of the TPCP. Should you want members of our team to visit your area for an assessment of possible pest and disease problems, please contact him.

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Tel: 012 420 3938/5822 

Manager TPCP Diagnostic Clinic: Dr Lieschen De Vos

Lieschen is the manager of the diagnostic clinic and leads the team of people in FABI who assist with the diagnoses of disease-related problems. Please contact her before sending samples. For more information on the FABI Diagnostic Clinic, please follow this link.

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Tel: 012 420 3938/5826

Biological control: Prof. Brett Hurley

Prof. Hurley leads the entomological and biological research team in FABI together with Prof. Bernard Slippers. Any requests with regards to insects or biological control can be directed to Prof. Hurley.

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Tel: 082 9093211

When sending samples to the diagnostic clinic, please follow the instructions for sample preparation carefully and complete the submission form providing as much detail as possible about the problem.

If you are unsure of the problem or need advice on collection of samples, please contact Brett or Lieschen and discuss the problem before collecting and sending the samples.

 

 

 

New Publications

Avontuur JR, Palmer M, Beukes CW, Wai YC, Tasiya T, van Zyl E, Coetzee MPA, Stepkowski T, Venter SN, Steenkamp ET. (2022) Bradyrhizobium altum sp. nov., Bradyrhizobium oropedii sp. nov. and Bradyrhizobium acaciae sp. nov. from South Africa show locally restricted and pantropical nodA phylogeographic patterns. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 167 10.1016/j.ympev.2021.107338 PDF
Solís M, Wingfield MJ, Hammerbacher A, Naidoo S. (2021) Comparison of the infection biology of Teratosphaeria destructans and Teratosphaeria epicoccoides on Eucalyptus. Plant Disease 10.1094/PDIS-09-21-1877-RE
Houbraken J, Visagie CM, Frisvad J. (2021) Recommendations To Prevent Taxonomic Misidentification of Genome-Sequenced Fungal Strains. Microbiology Resource Announcements 10:e0107420. 10.1128/MRA.01074-20
Gevers CR, Slippers B, Germishuizen I, Dittrich-Schröder G, Hurley BP. (2021) The distribution and diversity of Leptocybe invasa (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) and its gall associates in South Africa. Southern Forests 10.2989/20702620.2021.1944395
Aylward J, Wingfield MJ, Roets F, Wingfield BD. (2021) A high-quality fungal genome assembly resolved from a sample accidentally contaminated by multiple taxa. BioTechniques 72 10.2144/btn-2021-0097