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2015
Student: Jon Ambler
Thesis Title: Genome characterisation, with special reference to gene silencing mechanisms, of Armillaria fuscipes
 
Student: Elrea Appelgryn
Thesis Title: Characterization of Phytophthora cinnamomi from avocado
 
Student: Francois Boshoff
Thesis Title: Diversity and evolution of rhizobia associated with native and non-native Acacia species in South Africa
Supervisor: Prof. E. T. Steenkamp
Co-advisor: Prof. S. N. Venter
 
Student: Renate Botha
Thesis Title: Evaluating Cavendish banana clones for tolerance to Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense
Supervisor: Prof. N. van den Berg
 
Student: Jean Hakizimana
Thesis Title: Understanding the role of endophytes in avocado root health and in enhancing its tolerance against Phytophthora cinnamomi
Supervisor: Prof. N. van den Berg
 
Student: Monique Heystek
Thesis Title: Promoter analysis of three defense gene family members from maize in response to Cercospora zeina
Supervisor: Prof. D. K. Berger
Co-advisor: Dr. B. G. Crampton
 
Student: Degracious Kgoale
Thesis Title: Gene expression study of candidate Arabidopsis defence genes in response to the bacterial wilt pathogen
Supervisor: Prof. D. K. Berger
Co-advisor: Dr. S. Naidoo
 
Student: Brigitte Langenhoven
Thesis Title: Characterisation of three putative effector genes from the maize foliar pathogen Cercospora zeina
Supervisor: Dr. B. G. Crampton
Co-advisor: Prof. D. K. Berger
 
Student: Johan Liversage
Thesis Title: Functional characterisation of the Cercospora zeina crp1 gene in pathogenesis
Supervisor: Dr. B. G. Crampton
Co-advisor: Prof. D. K. Berger
 
Student: Rynier Lourens
Thesis Title: Identification and characterisation of the Eucalyptus grandis non-expressor of pathogenesis related 1 (NPR1) genes
 
Student: Jackie Lubbe
Thesis Title: Molecular and biological characterization of three Citrus tristeza virus candidate cross-protection sources
Supervisor: Prof. G. Pietersen
 
Student: Molly Malefo
Thesis Title: Characterisation of selected pathogenicity factors in Cercospora zeina
Supervisor: Dr. B. G. Crampton
Co-advisor: Prof. D. K. Berger
 
Student: Edgar Mangwende
Thesis Title: Seed-borne fungi of herbs cultivated in South Africa and evaluation of non-chemical seed treatments to control Alternaria sp. on coriander
Supervisor: Prof. T. A. S. Aveling
Co-advisor: Dr. Q. Kritzinger
 
Student: Olga Mashandule
Thesis Title: Population biology of Fusarium circinatum Nirenberg et O'Donnell associated with South African Pinus radiata D.Don plantation trees
Supervisor: Prof. E. T. Steenkamp
Co-advisors: Prof. T. A. Coutinho, Prof. M. J. Wingfield
 
Student: Silvia Mausse Sitoe
Thesis Title: Diseases of Eucalypts in Mozambique with particular reference to the Cryphonectriaceae
Supervisor: Prof. J. Roux
Co-advisors: Prof. M. J. Wingfield
 
Student: Mischa Muller
Thesis Title: Molecular diversity of the maize pathogen Cercospora zeina in South Africa
Supervisor: Prof. D. K. Berger
Co-advisors: Dr. B. G. Crampton, Dr. I. Barnes
 
Student: Linda M. Ndove
Thesis Title: Botryosphaeriaceae associated with Podocarpaceae in South Africa
Supervisor: Prof. B. Slippers
Co-advisor: E. Cruywagen
 
Student: Sitha Ramsuchit
Thesis Title: Establishment of cross-pathogenicity of two different Phytophthora cinnamomi A2 isolates on hosts, Persea americana and Eucalyptus spp., and the host response to these isolates
 
Student: Danielle Roodt
Thesis Title: The mating genetics and core genome of Ceratocystis albifundus
Supervisor: Prof. B. D. Wingfield
Co-advisor: Prof. M. J. Wingfield, M. Wilken
 
Student: Thomas Schmidt
Thesis Title: Transient biolistic transformation in maize leaves
Supervisor: Prof. D. K. Berger
Co-advisor: Dr. B. G. Crampton
 
Student: Pooja Singh
Thesis Title: Transcriptome-wide analysis of predicted proteome variation segregating in a Eucalyptus hybrid family
Supervisor: Prof. A. A. Myburg
Co-advisor: Dr. E. Mizrachi
 
Student: Sarah Stanton
Thesis Title: The polyamines and endophytes of gousiekte-causing and non-pathogenic Vangueria and Pavetta species
Supervisor: Prof. T. A. Coutinho
 
Student: Katie Termer
Thesis Title: Biotic and abiotic determinants of resource quality for the larvae of the European woodwasp, Sirex noctilio
Supervisor: Dr. J. R. Garnas
 
Student: Erik Visser
Thesis Title: Pinus patula transcriptome assembly
Supervisor: Dr. S. Naidoo
Co-advisor: Prof. E. T. Steenkamp, Prof. A. A. Myburg
 
2014
Student: Jonathan Botha
Thesis Title: Qualitative reporter gene and targeted yeast one-hybrid analysis of the Eucalyptus grandis SND2 promoter region
Supervisor: Prof. A. A. Myburg
Co-advisors: Prof. C. Maritz-Olivier, Dr. E. Mizrachi
 
Student: Jane Bredenkamp
Thesis Title: Characterization of tolerance to bacterial wilt in the model plant Arabidopsis
Supervisor: Prof. D. K. Berger
Co-advisor: Dr. S. Naidoo
 
Student: Marike du Plessis
Thesis Title: Phylo- and comparative genomics of the Pantoea core genome
Supervisor: Prof. S. N. Venter
Co-advisors: Prof. T. A. Coutinho, Prof. E. T. Steenkamp, Dr. M. P. A. Coetzee
 
Student: Arista Fourie
Thesis Title: Distinguishing between cryptic species in the Ceratocystis fimbriata sensu lato species complex
Supervisor: Dr. I. Barnes
Co-advisors: Prof. B. D. Wingfield, Prof. M. J. Wingfield
 
Student: Tracy A. Godlonton
Thesis Title: Mating locus structure and a gene duplication in Ceratocystis species
Supervisor: Prof. B. D. Wingfield
Co-advisor: Prof. M. J. Wingfield
 
Student: Maria P. Haasbroek
Thesis Title: Characterization of Exserohilum turcicum isolates within South African maize production areas
Supervisor: Dr. B. G. Crampton
Co-advisor: Dr. I. Barnes
 
Student: Darryl A. Herron
Thesis Title: Characterization of Fusarium species from Pinus and Eucalyptus nurseries in Colombia and South Africa
Supervisor: Prof. E. T. Steenkamp
Co-advisor: Prof. B. D. Wingfield, Prof. M. J. Wingfield
 
Student: Tondani Kone
Thesis Title: The characterization and evolution of pheromone receptors in the Sordariomycetes
Supervisor: Prof. E. T. Steenkamp
Co-advisor: G. Fourie, Dr. N. A. van der Merwe, Prof. B. D. Wingfield
 
Student: Mkhululi N. Maphosa
Thesis Title: Identification of unique genes in the genome of Fusarium circinatum and the development of a robust diagnostic technique using these sequences
Supervisor: Prof. B. D. Wingfield
Co-advisor: Prof. E. T. Steenkamp
 
Student: Dora N. Ngoepe
Thesis Title: Genotyping-by-sequencing of sweet-stem and grain sorghum for genetic mapping
Supervisor: Dr. B. G. Crampton
 
Student: Caryn N. Oates
Thesis Title: Transcriptional responses of Eucalyptus clones to the gall wasp, Leptocybe invasa
Supervisor: Dr. S. Naidoo
Co-advisors: Prof. A. A. Myburg, Prof. B. Slippers
 
Student: Desre S. Pinard
Thesis Title: Genome-wide analysis of carbohydrate active enzyme diversity and expression in Eucalyptus grandis
Supervisor: Prof. A. A. Myburg
Co-advisors: Prof. F. Joubert, Dr. E. Mizrachi
 
Student: Anandi Reitmann
Thesis Title: ldentification of pathogenicity genes in Phytophthora cinnamomi
Supervisor: Dr. N. van den Berg
Co-advisor: Prof. D. K. Berger
 
Student: Ronel Roberts
Thesis Title: 'Candidatus Liberibacters' found in four indigenous Rutaceous species from South Africa
Supervisor: Prof. G. Pietersen
 
Student: Nicole Rudolph
Thesis Title: Efficacy of selected rhizobacterial isolates for biocontrol of Rhizoctonia solani and growth promotion of maize in South Africa
Supervisor: Prof. T. A. S. Aveling
Co-advisor: Prof. N. Labuschagne
 
Student: Rynhard Smit
Thesis Title: Evaluation of Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA and Simple Sequence Repeat markers in Moringa oleifera (Iam.) to establish population diversity
Supervisor: Dr. J. Vorster
 
Student: Ariska van der Nest
Thesis Title: Comparative study of Epicoccum sorghinum in southern Africa
Supervisor: Prof. G. J. Marais
Co-advisor: Prof. E. T. Steenkamp
 
Student: Ida C. van Jaarsveld
Thesis Title: Basal prometer landscape in Eucalyptus grandis: Annotation of distal transcription start sites and core promoter usage
Supervisor: Prof. A. A. Myburg
Co-advisors: Prof. F. Joubert, Dr. E. Mizrachi
 
Student: Febe E. Wilken
Thesis Title: Establishment of a compatible pathosystem between Eucalyptus nitens and Phytophthora cinnamomi to determine host transcriptional responses
Supervisor: Dr. S. Naidoo
Co-advisors: Prof. A. A. Myburg, Dr. N. van den Berg
 
Student: Amy Lorraine Wooding
Thesis Title: Sex determination and symbiont transmission in the Sirex-Amylostereum mutualism
Supervisor: Prof. B. Slippers
Co-advisors: Prof. J. Greeff, Dr. B. P. Hurley, Dr. J. R. Garnas, Prof. M. J. Wingfield
 
2013
Student: Magdeleen du Plessis
Thesis Title: Cysteine proteases activity and gene expression studies in soybean nodules during development and drought stress
Supervisor: Prof. K. J. Kunert
Co-advisors: Dr. B. J. Vorster
 
Student: Darryl Arthur Herron
Thesis Title: Characterization of Fusarium species from Pinus and Eucalyptus nurseries in Colombia and South Africa
Supervisor: Prof. E. T. Steenkamp
Co-advisors: Prof. M. J. Wingfield, Prof. B. D. Wingfield
 
Student: Zander Rainier Human
Thesis Title: The diversity and ecology of actinomycetes associated with environments dominated by ophiostomatoid fungi
Supervisor: Prof. S. N. Venter
Co-advisors: Prof. M. J. Wingfield, Prof. B. Slippers, Dr. Z. W. de Beer
 
Student: Gugulethu Kubheka
Thesis Title: Colonisation patterns of Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. brasiliensis in potato plants
Supervisor: Dr. L. N. Moleleki
Co-advisors: Prof. T. A. Coutinho
 
Student: Alinke Labuschagne
Thesis Title: Efficacy and crop tolerance of Stamina (pyraclostrobin) and Flite (triticonazole) seed treatment formulations against Fusarium, Pythium and Rhizoctonia soilborne diseases of maize
Supervisor: Prof. T. A. S. Aveling
 
Student: Mphariseni Mashavha
Thesis Title: Characterisation of Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. brasiliensis isolates causing blackleg and soft rot diseases of potato in South Africa
Supervisor: Dr. L. N. Moleleki
Co-advisors: Prof. T. A. Coutinho
 
Student: Aobakwe Mongae
Thesis Title: The interaction between root knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) and soft rot Enterobacteriaceae (Pectobacterium spp.) and their host Solanum tuberosum
Supervisor: Dr. L. N. Moleleki
 
Student: Jan Hendrik Nagel
Thesis Title: Species of Phytophthora associated with a native ecosystem in Gauteng
Supervisor: Dr. M. Gryzenhout
Co-advisors: Prof. B. Slippers, Prof. M. J. Wingfield
 
Student: Nokukhanya N. Nxumalo
Thesis Title: Occurrence, identification and a potential management strategy for Fusarium species causing wilt of potatoes in South Africa
Supervisor: Prof. J. E. van der Waals
Co-advisors: Prof. T. A. Coutinho
 
Student: Edward M. Onkendi
Thesis Title: Characterization of root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) parasitizing potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) from South Africa
Supervisor: Dr. L. N. Moleleki
 
Student: Adele Prinsloo
Thesis Title: Molecular approaches to determine the bacterial diversity of selected water samples
Supervisor: Prof. S. N. Venter
Co-advisors: Dr. M. du Preez
 
Student: Siphathele Sibanda
Thesis Title: Role of quorum sensing in the virulence of Pantoea ananatis
Supervisor: Prof. T. A. Coutinho
Co-advisors: Prof. J. Theron
 
Student: Sophia van Coller
Thesis Title: Characterizing mutagenesis in Fusarium circinatum
Supervisor: Prof. E. T. Steenkamp
Co-advisors: Mrs. G. Fourie, Prof. B. D. Wingfield
 
Student: Lindsay van Niekerk
Thesis Title: Establishment of tissue culture plants for the evaluation of defence-related genes in Persea americana Mill.
Supervisor: Dr. N. van den Berg
 
Student: Olivier Zablocki
Thesis Title: Unbiased, next-generation sequencing to the characterization of Citrus tristeza virus populations
Supervisor: Prof. G. Pietersen
Co-advisors: Prof. J. Theron
 
2012
Student: Chrizelle Winsie Beukes
Thesis Title: Characterisation of bacteria associated with the root nodules of Hypocalyptus and related genera
Supervisor: Prof. E. T. Steenkamp
Co-advisors: Prof. S. N. Venter, Dr. I. J. Law
 
Student: Gabrielle D. Carstensen
Thesis Title: Bacterial endophytes in the leaves of Pavetta spp. with a specific focus on those causing leaf nodules
Supervisor: Dr. T. A. Coutinho
Co-advisors: Prof. S. N. Venter
 
Student: Wai Yin Chan
Thesis Title: Genome assembly and metabolic pathway reconstruction of Pantoea ananatis LMG20103
Supervisor: Prof. S. N. Venter
Co-advisors: Prof. T. A. Coutinho
 
Student: John Barry Christie
Thesis Title: Determining the phenotypic resistance mechanisms in avocado against Phytophthora cinnamomi
Supervisor: Dr. N. van den Berg
Co-advisors: Prof. T. A. S. Aveling, Dr. K. G. Pegg
 
Student: Juanita Engelbrecht
Thesis Title: Studying the interaction between Phytophthora cinnamomi and Persea americana using gene expression profiling and pathogen quantification
Supervisor: Dr. N. van den Berg
 
Student: Katrin Natalie Elsbeth Fitza
Thesis Title: Investigation of induced resistance against Fusarium circinatum in Pinus patula
Supervisor: Dr. S. Naidoo
Co-advisors: Prof. A. A. Myburg, Prof. E. T. Steenkamp
 
Student: Felix Fon Fru
Thesis Title: Ceratocystis species on timber harvested for export in Ghana
Supervisor: Prof. J. Roux
Co-advisors: Dr. G. K. Nkuekam
 
Student: Waheed Mahomed
Thesis Title: Sequencing ESTs of the avocado transcriptome to study the tolerant response to Phytophthora cinnamomi
Supervisor: Dr. N. van den Berg
 
Student: Angelica Marsberg
Thesis Title: Diversity and distribution of fungal endophytes associated with native Syzygium cordatum in South Africa
Supervisor: Dr. M. Gryzenhout
Co-advisors: Prof. B. Slippers, Prof. M. J. Wingfield
 
Student: Mulalo E. Menutanzhela
Thesis Title: Establishment of an efficient in vitro micropropagation protocol for Hoodia gordonii
Supervisor: Dr. S. Naidoo
Co-advisors: Dr. R. Chikwamba, Dr. B. Crampton
 
Student: Lunghile Mthombeni
Thesis Title: Characterization of Burkholderia species associated with the root nodules of legumes indigenous to South Africa
Supervisor: Prof. E. T. Steenkamp
Co-advisors: Prof. S. N. Venter
 
Student: Ronishree Naidoo
Thesis Title: Expression profiling marker genes of the salicylic acid and methyl jasmonate signalling pathways in Eucalyptus grandis
Supervisor: Dr. S. Naidoo
Co-advisors: Prof. D. K. Berger, Prof. A. A. Myburg
 
Student: Dina Paciura
Thesis Title: Ophiostomatoid fungi associated with bark beetles in China
Supervisor: Mr. Z. W. de Beer
Co-advisors: Dr. X. D. Zhou, Prof. M. J. Wingfield
 
Student: Mmatshepho Malekgale Phasha
Thesis Title: Intron architecture in Fusarium
Supervisor: Prof. E. T. Steenkamp
Co-advisors: Prof. B. D. Wingfield, Dr. M. P. A. Coetzee
 
Student: Kerry-Anne Pillay
Thesis Title: Diversity and spatial distribution of fungal endophytes in a Eucalyptus grandis tree
Supervisor: Dr. M. Gryzenhout
Co-advisors: Prof. B. Slippers, Prof. M. J. Wingfield
 
Student: Priyen Pillay
Thesis Title: Expression of the VP1 antigen from foot-and-mouth disease virus in a bacterial and plant-based expression system
Supervisor: Prof. K. J. Kunert
Co-advisors: Dr. R. Chikwamba
 
Student: Jamie-Lee Sauer
Thesis Title: The subcellular localization of Eucalyptus grandis sucrose synthase 1 (EgSUSY1) fusion proteins expressed in Arabidopsis thaliana
Supervisor: Prof. A. A. Myburg
Co-advisors: Dr. S. Naidoo, Prof. D. Berger
 
Student: Melissa Claire Simpson
Thesis Title: Microsatellite analysis of Ceratocystis fimbriata
Supervisor: Prof. B. D. Wingfield
Co-advisors: Prof. M. J. Wingfield, Dr. M. P. A. Coetzee, Mr. M. P. Wilken
 
Student: Ancel C. Stewart
Thesis Title: Bacterial endophytes associated with Eucalyptus nitens clones
Supervisor: Prof. S. N. Venter
Co-advisors: Prof. T. A. Coutinho
 
Student: Johannes Alwyn van der Linde
Thesis Title: Factors associated with the decline of Euphorbia ingens in the Limpopo Province of South Africa
Supervisor: Prof. J. Roux
Co-advisors: Prof. M. J. Wingfield, Prof. D. Six
 
Student: Marcele Vermeulen
Thesis Title: Diversity and host range of the Cryphonectriaceae in southern Africa
Supervisor: Prof. J. Roux
Co-advisors: Prof. M. J. Wingfield, Dr. M. Gryzenhout
 
2011
Student: Marc Clement Bouwer
Thesis Title: Identification of volatile organic compounds from Eucalyptus detected by Gonipterus scutellatus (Gyllenhal) females
Supervisor: Prof. E. Rohwer
Co-advisors: Prof. B. Slippers, Prof. M. J. Wingfield
 
Student: Therese Corine de Castro
Thesis Title: Analysis of Arabidopsis plants transformed with AtPRX34 for defence against bacterial wilt
Supervisor: Dr. S. Naidoo
Co-advisors: Prof. A. A. Myburg, Prof. D. K. Berger
 
Student: Lisa-Danélle de Wet
Thesis Title: Monitoring of Fusarium circinatum spore loads in South African forest seedling nurseries
Supervisor: Prof. E. T. Steenkamp
Co-advisors: Prof. M. J. Wingfield, Prof. B. D. Wingfield, Dr. N. B. Jones
 
Student: Carlo Stefan Jackson
Thesis Title: Significance of photosynthesis and the photosynthesis related genes TMP14, FBPase and P700 in Russian wheat aphid resistant wheat
Supervisor: Prof. A.-M. Botha-Oberholster
 
Student: Simon Henry Martin
Thesis Title: Mating type and pheromone genes in the Gibberella fujikuroi species complex: an evolutionary perspective
Supervisor: Prof. B. D. Wingfield
Co-advisors: Prof. E. T. Steenkamp, Prof. M. J. Wingfield
 
Student: Abigail Lufuno Mashamba
Thesis Title: Detection of protease and protease inhibitors during development of soybean crown nodules
Supervisor: Prof. K. J. Kunert
Co-advisors: Dr. U. Schlüter
 
Student: Maria Thuto Matsioloko
Thesis Title: Using cDNA-AFLP and microarray analysis for rapid identification of Diuraphis noxia induced genes from near-isogenic Triticum aestivum lines
Supervisor: Prof. A. A. Myburg
Co-advisors: Prof. A.-M. Botha-Oberholster
 
Student: Xolile Osmond Mnyamelezi Mlonyeni
Thesis Title: High throughput development of population genetic markers for the Sirex noctilio woodwasp and its nematode parasite, Deladenus siricidicola
Supervisor: Prof. B. Slippers
Co-advisors: Prof. B. D. Wingfield, Prof. M. J. Wingfield
 
Student: Mmoledi M. Mphahlele
Thesis Title: Site-directed mutagenesis and functional analysis of Eucalyptus sucrose synthase 1 (EgSuSy1) in Arabidopsis thaliana
Supervisor: Prof. A. A. Myburg
Co-advisors: Dr. S. Naidoo
 
Student: Bernice Porter
Thesis Title: Pathogenicity and competition studies on Fusarium circinatum, a pathogen of pine trees
Supervisor: Prof. T. Coutinho
Co-advisors: Prof. M. J. Wingfield
 
Student: David A. Read
Thesis Title: Citrus tristeza virus populations in Grapefruit trees, pre-immunized with two different cross-protecting sources
Supervisor: Prof. G. Pietersen
 
Student: Cornelis Arnold Schriek
Thesis Title: Analysis and standardization of marker genotype data for DNA fingerprinting applications
Supervisor: Prof. A. A. Myburg
Co-advisors: Prof. F. Joubert
 
Student: Irene Schoeman
Thesis Title: Evaluation of two viral vectors for virus-induced gene silencing in pearl millet
Supervisor: Prof. D. K. Berger
Co-advisors: Dr. I. Hein
 
Student: Janine F. Silberbauer
Thesis Title: Deep digital gene expression profiling during early and late tension wood formation in Eucalyptus trees
Supervisor: Prof. A. A. Myburg
Co-advisors: Prof. F. Joubert, Prof. D. K. Berger
 
Student: Lorinda Swart
Thesis Title: Pantoea and Xanthomonas species associated with blight and die-back of Eucalyptus
Supervisor: Prof. T. A. Coutinho
Co-advisors: Prof. S. N. Venter
 
Student: Liesl E. van der Linden
Thesis Title: The genetic basis of resistance in Arabidopsis thaliana ecotype Kil-O against Ralstonia solanacearum isolate DSCF400 from Eucalyptus
Supervisor: Prof. D. K. Berger
Co-advisors: Dr. S. Naidoo
 
Student: Stefan George van Wyk
Thesis Title: Improving the inhibitory potency of papaya cystatin, using site-directed mutagenesis
Supervisor: Prof. K. J. Kunert
Co-advisors: Dr. B. J. Vorster
 
Student: Erika Viljoen
Thesis Title: Morphology and genetic relationships in members of the Solanum nigrum L. complex used for jam production in the Highveld of South Africa
Supervisor: Prof. D. K. Berger
Co-advisors: Prof. A. E. van Wyk, Dr. A. van Schalkwyk
 
Student: Tania Weller
Thesis Title: Identification and characterisation of pili and fimbriae mediating attachment of Pantoea ananatis to Eucalyptus leaf surfaces
Supervisor: Prof. J. Theron
Co-advisors: Prof. T. A. Coutinho, Dr. I. Toth
 
2010
Student: Donald Chungu
Thesis Title: Pathogens associated with plantation tree diseases in Zambia
Supervisor: Prof. J. Roux
Co-advisors: Dr. A. Muimba-Kankolongo, Prof. M. J. Wingfield
 
Student: Nanette Coetzer
Thesis Title: SSHscreen and SSHdb: software for microarray-based screening and sequence management of cDNA libraries
Supervisor: Prof. D. K. Berger
 
Student: Pranitha Dawlal
Thesis Title: Resistance of maize cultivars against the infestation of mycotoxigenic fungi
Supervisor: Prof. G. J. Marais
Co-advisors: Dr. E. Barros
 
Student: Marija Kvas
Thesis Title: Characterisation of Fusarium species associated with floral malformation of Syzygium cordatum
Supervisor: Dr. E. T. Steenkamp
Co-advisors: Prof. W. F. O. Marasas, Prof. B. D. Wingfield, Prof. M. J. Wingfield
 
Student: Aisha Bibi Mahomed Ali
Thesis Title: Production of pyrazine flavours by mycelial fungi
Supervisor: Prof. G. J. Marais
Co-advisors: Prof. E. R. Rohwer, Prof. P. J. van Zyl
 
Student: Grant Robert McNair
Thesis Title: Whole-tree and tension wood-associated expression profiles of microRNAs in Eucalyptus trees
Supervisor: Prof. A. A. Myburg
Co-advisors: Prof. J. Theron
 
Student: James W. M. Mehl
Thesis Title: Fungi associated with the die-back of Pterocarpus angolensis (kiaat) in South Africa
Supervisor: Prof. M. J. Wingfield
Co-advisors: Prof. J. Roux, Prof. C. J. Geldenhuys
 
Student: Tinyiko E. Mokoena
Thesis Title: Establishment of a transformation procedure to study the role of trypsin inhibitors in soybean
Supervisor: Dr. R. Chikwamba
 
Student: Marja Mirjam O'Neill
Thesis Title: Functional genetic analysis of the Eucalyptus grandis cellulose synthase 1 (EgCesA1) gene in Arabidopsis thaliana
Supervisor: Prof. A. A. Myburg
Co-advisors: Dr. S. Naidoo
 
Student: Thia Schultz
Thesis Title: Profiling of wounding and Diuraphis noxia induced transcripts in hexaploid wheat using cDNA-AFLP analysis
Supervisor: Prof. A.-M. Botha-Oberholster
 
2009
Student: Johanna Wilhelmina Grobbelaar
Thesis Title: Taxonomy, phylogeny and species diversity in the Ophiostoma quercus complex
Supervisor: Prof. B. D. Wingfield
Co-advisors: Prof. P. Bloomer, Prof. M. J. Wingfield
 
Student: Philip John Law
Thesis Title: Development and application of analysis modules in MADIBA, a web-based toolkit for the interpretation of microarray data
Supervisor: Prof. D. K. Berger
Co-advisors: Prof. J. Joubert
 
Student: Mamodise Happy-Girl Maleme
Thesis Title: Characterization of latent Botryosphaeriaceae on diverse Eucalyptus species
Supervisor: Dr. B. Slippers
Co-advisors: Ms. D. Pavlic, Prof. B. D. Wingfield, Prof. M. J. Wingfield
 
Student: Vuledzani Gloria Muthelo
Thesis Title: Molecular characterisation of Ganoderma species
Supervisor: Dr. M. P. A. Coetzee
Co-advisors: Prof. B. D. Wingfield, Prof. M. J. Wingfield, Dr. M. Bogale
 
Student: Francois Johannes Jacobus van der Walt
Thesis Title: Botryosphaeriaceae associated with native Acacia species in southern Africa with special reference to A. mellifera
Supervisor: Dr. G. J. Marais
Co-advisors: Dr. B. Slippers, Prof. J. Roux, Prof. M. J. Wingfield
 
Student:Johanna Jacoba van der Merwe
Thesis Title: Etiology of soft rot and blackleg on potatoes in South Africa
Supervisor: Dr. J. E. van der Waals
Co-advisors: Prof. T. A. Coutinho, Prof. L. Korsten
 
Student: Natalie Rachel van Zuydam
Thesis Title: Identification of Leptographium species by oligonucleotide mismatch discrimination on a DNA microarray
Supervisor: Prof. B. D. Wingfield
Co-advisors: Prof. M. J. Wingfield, Dr. K. Jacobs
 
Student: Pieter Marthinus Wilken
Thesis Title: Identification and application of mating type gene sequences in Ophiostoma
Supervisor: Prof. B. D. Wingfield
Co-advisors: Prof. M. J. Wingfield, Mr. Z. W. de Beer
 
2008
Student: Gerda Britz
Thesis Title: Water quality of citrus dip tanks and the impact of Salmonella species in the citrus export chain
Supervisor: Prof. L. Korsten
Co-advisors: Dr. S. N. Venter
 
Student: Rosita Endah
Thesis Title: Isolation and characterization of two NPR1 genes in banana
Supervisor: Prof. K. J. Kunert
Co-advisors: Dr. R. Chikwamba, Dr. N. van den Berg
 
Student: Gerda Fourie
Thesis Title: Evolutionary biology of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense
Supervisor: Prof. A. Viljoen
Co-advisors: Prof. T. R. Gordon, Dr. E. T. Steenkamp
 
Student: Tanja Meyer
Thesis Title: Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense for pathogenicity gene analysis
Supervisor: Prof. A. Viljoen
Co-advisors: Dr. A. C. L. Churchill
 
Student: Izette Greyling
Thesis Title: Pantoea spp. associated with leaf and stem diseases of Eucalyptus
Supervisor: Prof. T. A. Coutinho
Co-advisors: Prof. S. N. Venter, Prof. M. J. Wingfield
 
Student: Kabengele Muzela Kalonji
Thesis Title: Evaluation of three fungicides for control of soilborne diseases of lettuce seedlings
Supervisor: Prof. T. A. S. Aveling
Co-advisors: Dr. J. E. van der Waals, Prof. N. Labuschagne
 
Student: Sadiki Delphin Kandolo
Thesis Title: Effect of fungicide seed treatments on germination and vigour of maize seed
Supervisor: Prof. T. A. S. Aveling
Co-advisors: Dr. Q. Kritzinger
 
Student: Claire Louise Munro
Thesis Title: Identification of defence-related genes in banana against the Fusarium wilt pathogen, Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense
Supervisor: Prof. A. Viljoen
Co-advisors: Dr. N. van den Berg, Prof. A. A. Myburg
 
Student: Francina Lebogang Phalane
Thesis Title: The diversity of root nodule bacteria associated with Lebeckia species in South Africa
Supervisor: Dr. E. T. Steenkamp
Co-advisors: Dr. I. J. Law
 
Student: Owen Luke Solomon
Thesis Title: Diurnal and circadian regulation of wood formation in Eucalyptus trees
Supervisor: Prof. A. A. Myburg
Co-advisors: Prof. D. K. Berger
 
Student: Marthin Tarigan
Thesis Title: Ceratocystis and Botryosphaeriaceae on plantation Acacia species in Central Sumatra, Indonesia
Supervisor: Prof. M. J. Wingfield
Co-advisors: Prof. J. Roux, M. van Wyk, Dr. B. Tjahjono
 
Student: Dewald Zaayman
Thesis Title: Elucidation of Diuraphis noxia biotype-specific responses in Triticum aestivum (98M370 Dn7)
Supervisor: Prof. A.-M. Botha-Oberholster
 
2007
Student: Roger Cuan Bagnall
Thesis Title: Control of Pythium wilt and root rot of hydroponically grown lettuce by means of chemical treatment of the nutrient solution
Supervisor: Prof. N. Labuschagne
Co-advisors: Prof. T. A. S. Aveling
 
Student: Theo Frederik Bekker
Thesis Title: Efficacy of water soluble silicon for control of Phytophthora cinnamomi root rot of avocado
Supervisor: Prof. N. Labuschagne
Co-advisors: Dr. J. H. van der Waals, Prof. T. A. S. Aveling
 
Student: Aneen Belgrove
Thesis Title: Biological control of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense using non pathogenic F. oxysporum endophytes
Supervisor: Prof. A. Viljoen
Co-advisors: Dr. C. Steinberg
 
Student: Nicole Marie Creux
Thesis Title: Isolation and characterization of the cellulose synthase promoters of Eucalyptus trees
Supervisor: Prof. A. A. Myburg
Co-advisors: Prof. D. K. Berger
 
Student: Minique Hilda de Castro
Thesis Title: Allelic diversity in the CAD2 and LIM1 lignin biosynthetic genes of Eucalyptus grandis Hill ex Maiden and E. smithii R. T. Baker
Supervisor: Prof. A. A. Myburg
 
Student: Elsie Magrietha de Meyer
Thesis Title: Fungi from utility poles in South Africa: Taxonomy, phylogeny and effect on wood
Supervisor: Prof. M. J. Wingfield
Co-advisors: Mr. Z. W. de Beer
 
Student: Christiaan Giesel
Thesis Title: Transformation of tobacco with a lupin chitinase gene under control of a stress inducible promoter
Supervisor: Prof. D. K. Berger
Co-advisors: Dr. B. Crampton
 
Student: Charline Kausana Kamburona
Thesis Title: Evaluating the genetic diversity and performance of peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) lines
Supervisor: Prof. A.-M. Botha-Oberholster
Co-advisors: Dr. A. Cilliers
 
Student: Gilbert Kamgan Nkuekam
Thesis Title: Ceratocystis and Ophiostoma species infecting wounds on hardwood trees, with particular reference to South Africa
Supervisor: Prof. J. Roux
Co-advisors: Dr. K. Jacobs, Prof. M. J. Wingfield
 
Student: John Peter Kemp
Thesis Title: Allele diversity in cellulose synthase genes of the tropical pine species Pinus patula Schiede ex Schlect. & Cham.
Supervisor: Prof. A. A. Myburg
Co-advisors: Prof. E. Jansen van Rensburg
 
Student: Daniel Mkhathazi Khumalo
Thesis Title: Evaluation of fungicide seed treatments to control seedling diseases of cowpea
Supervisor: Prof. T. A. S. Aveling
Co-advisors: Dr. Q. Kritzinger
 
Student: Ndivhuho Agnes Makhado
Thesis Title: Epiphytic and endophytic members of the Enterobacteriaceae associated with heathy Eucalyptus trees
Supervisor: Prof. T. A. Coutinho
Co-advisors: Prof. S. N. Venter
 
Student: Frank Mathabatha Maleka
Thesis Title: Allelic diversity in cellulose and lignin biosynthetic genes of Eucalyptus urophylla S. T. Blake
Supervisor: Prof. A. A. Myburg
Co-advisors: Prof. P. Bloomer
 
Student: Celia Marilia Martins
Thesis Title: The expression of Bt Cry1Ac in transformed cotton under abiotic stress
Supervisor: Prof. K. J. Kunert
Co-advisors: Dr. K. Kruger
 
Student: Mariette Truter
Thesis Title: Etiology and alternative control of potato rhizoctoniasis in South Africa
Supervisor: Prof. F. C. Wehner
 
Student: Leon van Eck
Thesis Title: Aphid-induced transcriptional regulation in near-isogenic wheat
Supervisor: Prof. A.-M. Botha-Oberholster
Co-advisors: Prof. N. L. V. Lapitan
 
Student: Rosetta Andrews van Zyl
Thesis Title: Elucidation of possible virulence factors present in Russian wheat aphid (Diuraphis noxia) biotypes' saliva
Supervisor: Prof. A.-M. Botha-Oberholster
 
Student: Michelle Victor
Thesis Title: MicroRNAs in the differentiating tissues of Populus and Eucalyptus trees
Supervisor: Prof. A. A. Myburg
Co-advisors: Prof. H. Huismans
 
Student: Michelle Wilmot
Thesis Title: Inhibition of phytopathogenic fungi on selected vegetable crops by catechins, caffeine, theanine and extracts of Camellia sinensis (L) O. Kuntze
Supervisor: Prof. N. Labuschagne
Co-advisors: Dr. Z. Apostolides
 
2006
Student: Jane Boshoff
Thesis Title: Biological control of Pythium wilt and root rot in hydroponically grown lettuce
Supervisor: Prof. N. Labuschagne
 
Student: Natalie Ruth Feltman
Thesis Title: Development of the polygalacturonase inhibiting protein (PGIP) for delivery of foreign proteins to the surfaces of plant cells
Supervisor: Prof. D. K. Berger
Co-advisors: Dr. M. Cloete
 
Student: Susan Groenewald
Thesis Title: Biology, pathogenicity and diversity of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense
Supervisor: Dr. A. Viljoen
Co-advisors: Prof. W. F. O. Marasas, Mrs. N. van den Berg
 
Student: Almuth Hammerbacher
Thesis Title: The ecology and epidemiology of Fusarium circinatum, the causal agent of pitch canker of pine
Supervisor: Prof. T. A. Coutinho
Co-advisors: Prof B. D. Wingfield, Prof. M. J. Wingfield
 
Student: Brett Hurley
Thesis Title: Fungus gnats in forest nurseries and their possible role as vectors of Fusarium circinatum
Supervisor: Dr. P. Govender
Co-advisors: Prof. T. A. Coutinho, Prof. B. D. Wingfield, Prof. M. J. Wingfield
 
Student: Willeke Keesenberg
Thesis Title: Food safety and quality throughout the apple export chain
Supervisor: Prof. L. Korsten
 
Student: Zelda Pieterse
Thesis Title: Mycogone perniciosa, a pathogen of Agaricus bisporus
Supervisor: Prof. T. A. S. Aveling
Co-advisors: Dr. P. N. Labuschagne
 
Student: Tshekgene Moses Ramusi
Thesis Title: Biological and chemical control of fungal seedling diseases of cowpea
Supervisor: Prof. T. A. S. Aveling
Co-advisors: Dr. J. van der Waals, Prof. N. Labuschagne
 
Student: Liesl Stonkhorst
Thesis Title: The effect of soil chemical properties and plant nutrition on the growth of banana (Musa acuminata L.A. Colla) plants infected with Fusarium wilt
Supervisor: Dr. J. van der Waals
Co-advisors: Dr. A. Viljoen, Prof. A. Claasens
 
Student: Rene Sutherland
Thesis Title: Genetic modification of Cavendish Bananas (Musa spp.) in South Africa
Supervisor: Dr. A. Viljoen
Co-advisors: Dr. J.-V. Escalant, Dr. R. Chikwamba, Prof. K. J. Kunert
 
Student: Honghai Zhou
Thesis Title: Isolation and functional genetic analysis of Eucalyptus wood formation genes
Supervisor: Prof. A. A. Myburg
Co-advisors: Prof. D. K. Berger
 
2005
Student: Colleen Michelle Aldous
Thesis Title: University level genetics students' competencies in selected science process skills
Supervisor: Prof. J. M. Rogan
Co-advisors: Prof. B. D. Wingfield
 
Student: Carrie Louise Brady
Thesis Title: Taxonomy of Pantoea associated with bacterial blight of Eucalyptus
Supervisor: Dr. S. N. Venter
Co-advisors: Prof. T. A. Coutinho
 
Student: Besrat Tesfagiorgis Demoz
Thesis Title: Alternative application methods of antagonists to avocado flowers to control stem-end rot pathogens
Supervisor: Prof. L. Korsten
Co-advisors: Dr. G. M. Swart
 
Student: Franco Bauer du Preez
Thesis Title: Tracking nucleotide-binding-site-leucine-rich-repeat resistance gene analogues in the wheat genome complex
Supervisor: Prof. A.-M. Botha-Oberholster
Co-advisors: Prof. A. A. Myburg
 
Student: Maria M. Geldenhuis
Thesis Title: Studies on fungi associated with dying Schizolobium parahybum in Ecuador
Supervisor: Prof. M. J. Wingfield
Co-advisors: Dr. J. Roux, Prof. B. D. Wingfield
 
Student: Veloshinie Govender
Thesis Title: Evaluation of biological control systems for control of mango postharvest diseases
Supervisor: Prof. L. Korsten
Co-advisors: Dr. T. J. C. Regnier
 
Student: Wilma Havenga
Thesis Title: Mode of action of Bacillus subtilis ATCC 55466 as biocontrol agent of postharvest diseases of avocado
Supervisor: Prof. L. Korsten
 
Student: Lancelot Maphosa
Thesis Title: Molecular and biochemical characterization of Armillaria
Supervisor: Prof. B. D. Wingfield
Co-advisors: Prof M. J. Wingfield, Dr. M. P. A. Coetzee, Dr. E. Mwenje
 
Student: Fhumulani Mathilda Mashau
Thesis Title: Risk assessment of fire blight on pome fruits in South Africa
Supervisor: Prof. L. Korsten
 
Student: Lerato Matsaunyane
Thesis Title: Isolation and characterization of the apple polygalacturonase-inhibiting protein 2 gene
Supervisor: Prof. D. K. Berger
Co-advisors: Dr. D. Oelofse
 
Student: Draginja Pavlic
Thesis Title: Botryosphaeria species on native South African Syzygium cordatum and their potential threat to Eucalyptus
Supervisor: Prof. T. A. Coutinho
Co-advisors: Prof. M. J. Wingfield, Dr. B. Slippers
 
Student: Martin Ranik
Thesis Title: Expression profiling and characterization of wood formation genes in Eucalyptus
Supervisor: Dr. A. A. Myburg
 
Student: Johanna Petronel Weich
Thesis Title: Studies on the interaction between Arabidopsis thaliana and African isolates of Ralstonia solanacearum
Supervisor: Prof. D. K. Berger
Co-advisors: Prof. T. A. Coutinho
 
2004
Student: Theresa Bandounas-van den Bout
Thesis Title: White rust (Albugo tragopogonis) of sunflower in South Africa
Supervisor: Prof. T. A. S. Aveling
Co-advisors: Dr. A. Viljoen
 
Student: Leulseged Begashaw
Thesis Title: Utilisation of rhizosphere microflora in the biocontrol of root rot and growth enhancement of lettuce under hydroponic systems
Supervisor: Prof. L. Korsten
Co-advisors: Dr. N. Labuschagne, Prof. F. C. Wehner
 
Student: Mapula Julia Domola
Thesis Title: Survey and characterization of sweet potato viruses in South Africa
Supervisor: Dr. G. J. Thompson
Co-advisors: Prof. T. A. S. Aveling
 
Student: Andries Fourie
Thesis Title: Biochemical mechanisms for tolerance of citrus rootstocks against Phytophthora nicotianae
Supervisor: Prof. N. Labuschagne
Co-advisors: Dr. Z. Apostolides
 
Student: Ronald Natale Heath
Thesis Title: Studies to consider the possible origins of three canker pathogens of Eucalyptus in South Africa
Supervisor: Prof. M. J. Wingfield
Co-advisors: Dr. J. Roux, Prof. B. D. Wingfield
 
Student: Elizabeth Mothibi Kola
Thesis Title: Mycoflora and polyphenolics of variously coloured seeds of Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea L. Verdc.)
Supervisor: Prof. T. A. S. Aveling
 
Student: Lorenzo Lombard
Thesis Title: Fungal diseases in Eucalyptus and Acacia nurseries in South Africa
Supervisor: Prof. T. A. Coutinho
Co-advisors: Dr. B. J. H. Janse, Prof. M. J. Wingfield
 
Student: Hester Catarina Lotter
Thesis Title: Characterization and expression of an endopolygalacturonase gene from the lupin anthracnose fungus identified as Colletotrichum lupini var. setosum
Supervisor: Prof. D. K. Berger
 
Student: Mogalatjane Patrick Mphahlele
Thesis Title: Honey bee dissemination of Bacillus subtilis to citrus flowers for control of Alternaria
Supervisor: Prof. L. Korsten
Co-advisors: Prof. R. Crewe
 
Student: Barbara Nel
Thesis Title: Management of Fusarium wilt of banana by means of biological and chemical control and induced resistance
Supervisor: Dr. A. Viljoen
Co-advisors: Dr. C. Steinberg, Prof. N. Labuschagne
 
Student: Marie Catherine Onanena
Thesis Title: Isolation and characterization of genome differences in the indigenous grass Monocymbium ceresiiforme
Supervisor: Prof. K. J. Kunert
Co-advisors: Dr. C. van der Vyver
 
Student: Koreen Ramessar
Thesis Title: Genetic modification of maize by introduction of antifungal genes to confer resistance to Fusarium verticillioides
Supervisor: Prof. D. K. Berger
Co-advisors: Dr. M. O'Kennedy
 
Student: Mashudu Silimela
Thesis Title: Evaluation of biocontrol and sunprotectors to control mango fruit diseases and disorders
Supervisor: Prof. L. Korsten
 
Student: Americo Uaciquete
Thesis Title: Epidemiology and control of powdery mildew (Oidium anacardii Noack) on cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.) in Mozambique
Supervisor: Prof. L. Korsten
Co-advisors: Prof. T. A. S. Aveling
 
Student: Marelize van Wyk
Thesis Title: Taxonomy and population biology of selected Ceratocystis spp. with hat-shaped ascospores
Supervisor: Prof. M. J. Wingfield
Co-advisors: Prof. B. D. Wingfield, Dr. J. Roux, Mrs. I. Barnes
 
2003
Student: Rodrigo Ahumada
Thesis Title: Diseases in commercial Eucalyptus plantations in Chile, with special reference to Mycosphaerella and Botryosphaeria species
Supervisor: Prof. M. J. Wingfield
Co-advisors: Prof. B. D. Wingfield, Mr. G. C. Hunter, Prof. P. W. Crous
 
Student: Raksha Bhoora
Thesis Title: Molecular characterization of Eucalyptus grandis PGIP
Supervisor: Prof. B. D. Wingfield
Co-advisors: Prof. D. K. Berger, Dr. P. M. Chimwamurombe, Prof. M. J. Wingfield
 
Student: Anton Jordaan
Thesis Title: Transformation of Nicotiana tabacum cv. Samsun with melanin and indigo genes
Supervisor: Prof. A.-M. Botha-Oberholster
 
Student: Inge Maritz
Thesis Title: Evaluation of polygalacturonase-inhibiting protein (PGIP)-mediated resistance against Verticillium dahliae, a fungal pathogen of potato
Supervisor: Prof. D. K. Berger
Co-advisors: Mr. D. Oelofse
 
Student: Grace Nakabonge
Thesis Title: Diseases associated with plantation forestry in Uganda
Supervisor: Dr. J. Roux
Co-advisors: Prof. T. A. Coutinho, Prof. M. J. Wingfield
 
Student: Anneke Prins
Thesis Title: The protective role of Oryzacystatin-I under abiotic stress
Supervisor: Prof. K. J. Kunert
Co-advisors: Prof. A.-M. Botha-Oberholster
 
Student: Carlos A. Rodas P.
Thesis Title: Diseases of Eucalyptus in Colombia
Supervisor: Prof. M. J. Wingfield
Co-advisors: Prof. T. A. Coutinho, Dr. J. Roux, B. Slippers
 
Student: Angela Karen Joanna Surridge
Thesis Title: Fungi associated with banana leaf diseases in South Africa
Supervisor: Dr. A. Viljoen
Co-advisors: Prof. P. W. Crous, Prof. F. C. Wehner
 
Student: Zacharias Hendrik Swanevelder
Thesis Title: Diversity and population structure of Clivia miniata Lindl. (Amaryllidaceae): Evidence from molecular genetics and ecology
Supervisor: Prof. A.-M. Botha-Oberholster
Co-advisors: Prof. A. E. van Wyk, Dr. M. M. van der Merwe
 
Student: Barend Juan Vorster
Thesis Title: The application of representational difference analysis and plant differentiation
Supervisor: Prof. K. J. Kunert
Co-advisors: Prof. A.-M. Botha-Oberholster
 
2002
Student: Lieschen Bahlmann
Thesis Title: Factors affecting the resistance mechanisms of the Russian wheat aphid (Diuraphis noxia) on wheat
Supervisor: Prof. A.-M. Botha-Oberholster
Co-advisors: Dr. P. Govender
 
Student: Irene Barnes
Thesis Title: Taxonomy, phylogeny and population biology of Ceratocystis species with particular reference to Ceratocystis fimbriata
Supervisor: Prof. M. J. Wingfield
Co-advisors: Prof. B. D. Wingfield, Dr. J. Roux
 
Student: Zacharias Wilhelmus de Beer
Thesis Title: Ophiostoma species from hardwood sources in South Africa
Supervisor: Prof. M. J. Wingfield
Co-advisors: Prof. B. D. Wingfield
 
Student: Cornelia Gull
Thesis Title: Study of Pythium root diseases of hydroponically grown crops, with emphasis on lettuce
Supervisor: Prof. N. Labuschagne
Co-advisors: Prof. F. C. Wehner
 
Student: Gavin Craig Hunter
Thesis Title: Mycosphaerella species causing leaf blotch on Eucalyptus species in South Africa
Supervisor: Prof. M. J. Wingfield
Co-advisors: Dr. J. Roux, Prof. T. A. Coutinho, Prof. P. W. Crous
 
Student: René Jacobs
Thesis Title: Characterization of Botryosphaeria species from mango in South Africa
Supervisor: Prof. L. Korsten
Co-advisors: Mr. B. Slippers, Prof. M. J. Wingfield
 
Student: Shilo Loots
Thesis Title: Isolation and characterization of Diuraphis noxia induced sequences from wheat line PI 294994
Supervisor: Prof. A.-M. Botha-Oberholster
Co-advisors: Mr. E. Venter
 
Student: Catharina Aletta Magdalena Louw
Thesis Title: Antimicrobial activity of indigenous bulbous plant extracts to control selected pathogens
Supervisor: Prof. L. Korsten
Co-advisors: Dr. T. Regnier
 
Student: Margareth Vuyiswa Schoeman
Thesis Title: Comparative studies of Dothiorella on avocado
Supervisor: Prof. L. Korsten
Co-advisors: Dr. G. M. Swart
 
Student: Hendrik Sithole
Thesis Title: Integrated pest management of the banana weevil, Cosmpolites sordidus, in South Africa: A critical review of the literature
Supervisor: Dr. P. Govender
Co-advisors: Dr. A. Viljoen
 
Student: Wilma van Broekhuizen
Thesis Title: Detection, characterization and suppression of Ralstonia solanacearum
Supervisor: Prof. L. Korsten
Co-advisors: Prof. P. S. Hammes
 
2001
Student: Appolinaire Adandonon
Thesis Title: Damping-off of cowpea in Benin and South Africa
Supervisor: Prof. T. A. S. Aveling
Co-advisors: Dr. N. Labuschagne
 
Student: Erika Elizabeth Auret
Thesis Title: Control strategies for citrus postharvest diseases
Supervisor: Prof. L. Korsten
Co-advisors: Prof. F. C. Wehner
 
Student: Elsabe Botes
Thesis Title: Molecular characterization of toxin-producing and non-toxin producing strains of Microcystis aeruginosa
Supervisor: Prof. J. J. Grobbelaar
Co-advisors: Prof. A.-M. Botha-Oberholster
 
Student: M. Christi Burger
Thesis Title: Tolerance of citrus rootstocks to root pathogens
Supervisor: Dr. N. Labuschagne
Co-advisors: Prof. F. C. Wehner
 
Student: Jacqueline Heidi Doyle
Thesis Title: Determining gene flow, linkage and parental contribution in Pinus elliottii x Pinus caribaea pine hybrids
Supervisor: Prof. A.-M. Botha-Oberholster
Co-advisors: Prof. B. D. Wingfield
 
Student: Nomphelo Gantsho
Thesis Title: Comparison of Xanthomonas campestris pv. mangiferaindicae from mango production areas in South Africa
Supervisor: Prof. L. Korsten
Co-advisors: Dr. G. M. Swart
 
Student: Barend Johannes Henning
Thesis Title: Agricultural recycling of sewage sludge for maize and oats cultivation
Supervisor: Dr H. G. Snyman
Co-advisors: Prof. T. A. S. Aveling
 
Student: Adriaana Jacobs
Thesis Title: The genus Phialocephala: a taxonomic study
Supervisor: Prof. M. J. Wingfield
Co-advisors: Prof. B. D. Wingfield, Dr. K. Jacobs
 
Student: Quenton Kritzinger
Thesis Title: Storage fungi and mycotoxins associated with cowpea
Supervisor: Prof. T. A. S. Aveling
Co-advisors: Prof. W. F. O. Marasas
 
Student: Jo-Mari Lottering
Thesis Title: Identification and characterization of molecular markers linked to leaf rust resistance gene Lr41
Supervisor: Prof. A.-M. Botha-Oberholster
Co-advisors: Dr. F. J. Kloppers
 
Student: Alpheus Kgabo Matlala
Thesis Title: Detection of Erwinia spp. on potatoes
Supervisor: Prof. L. Korsten
Co-advisors: Dr. G. Swart
 
Student: Elisabeth Irmgard Maria Stander
Thesis Title: Cultural practices for the control of bacterial wilt of potato
Supervisor: Prof. P. S. Hammes
Co-advisors: Prof. L. Korsten
 
Student: Christiaan Troskie
Thesis Title: Identification and characterization of markers linked to the leaf rust resistance gene LR37
Supervisor: Prof. A.-M. Botha-Oberholster
Co-advisors: Dr. F. J. Kloppers
 
Student: Noëlani van den Berg
Thesis Title: A new disease of cowpea caused by Alternaria cassiae
Supervisor: Prof. T. A. S. Aveling
Co-advisors: Dr. S. Venter
 
2000
Student: Juanita de Wet
Thesis Title: Studies on the biology and diversity of the pine pathogen Sphaeropsis sapinea
Supervisor: Prof. M. J. Wingfield
Co-advisors: Dr. T. A. Coutinho, Prof. B. D. Wingfield
 
Student: Nicolaas Albertus van der Merwe
Thesis Title: Molecular phylogeny and population biology studies on the Eucalyptus canker pathogen Cryphonectria cubensis
Supervisor: Prof. B. D. Wingfield
Co-advisors: Prof. M. J. Wingfield, Prof. M. G. Milgroom
 
Student: Marieka Venter
Thesis Title: Taxonomy and pathology of a new species of Cryphonectria from Eucalyptus in South Africa
Supervisor: Prof. M. J. Wingfield
Co-advisors: Dr. T. A. Coutinho, Prof. B. D. Wingfield
 
1999
Student: Christa Coetsee (née Visser)
Thesis Title: Molecular characterization of selected Ophiostomatoid fungi
Supervisor: Prof. M. J. Wingfield
Co-advisors: Prof. B. D. Wingfield
 
Student: Lynelle Lacock (MSc)
Thesis Title: Genotype variation in regeneration and transformation efficiencies of South African wheat cultivars
Supervisor: Prof. A.-M. Botha-Oberholster
 
Student: Bongani Bruce O'Clive Zwelibanzi Maseko
Thesis Title: Oomycetes associated with citrus and Eucalyptus root rot in South Africa
Supervisor: Dr. T. A. Coutinho
Co-advisors: Prof. M. J. Wingfield, Mr. F. Wolfaardt
 
Student: Schalk Willem van Heerden
Thesis Title: Pathogenicity and variation amongst South African isolates of Cryphonectria cubensis
Supervisor: Prof. M. J. Wingfield
 
Student: Eduard Venter
Thesis Title: Characterization of wheat sequences linked to Russian wheat aphid resistance
Supervisor: Prof. A.-M. Botha-Oberholster
 
1998
Student: Martin Petrus Albertus Coetzee
Thesis Title: Characterization of Armillaria in South Africa
Supervisor: Prof. B. D. Wingfield
Co-advisors: Dr. T. A. Coutinho, Prof M. J. Wingfield
 
Student: Bernard Slippers
Thesis Title: The fungal symbiont of Sirex noctilio in South Africa
Supervisor: Prof. M. J. Wingfield
Co-advisors: Dr. T. A. Coutinho, Prof. B. D. Wingfield
 

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Human ZR, Crous CJ, Roets F, Venter SN, Wingfield MJ, de Beer ZW. (2017) Biodiversity and ecology of flower-associated actinomycetes in different flowering stages of Protea repens. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 10.1007/s10482-017-0942-3
Wingfield BD. (2017) The peer review system has flaws. But it’s still a barrier to bad science. The Conversation http://bit.ly/2holsgS
McTaggart AR, Beasley DR, Wingfield MJ, Wood AR, Pretorius ZA, Drenth A, Shivas RG, Roux J. (2017) A dynamic, web-based resource to identify rust fungi (Pucciniales) in southern Africa. MycoKeys 26:77-83. 10.3897/mycokeys.26.14602
De Maayer P, Aliyu H, Vikram S, Blom J, Duffy B, Cowan DA, Smits THM, Venter SN, Coutinho TA. (2017) Phylogenomic, pan-genomic, pathogenomic and evolutionary genomic insights into the agronomically relevant enterobacteria Pantoea ananatis and Pantoea stewartii. Frontiers in Microbiology 8(1755) 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01755
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 10.1007/s13313-017-0516-x