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2011/12/13
Dr. Wubetu Bihon
Population studies in Diplodia pinea
 
Dr. Maryke Carstens
Genomics of quantitative disease resistance in African maize varieties
 
Dr. Shuaifei Chen
Cryphonectriaceae associated with native trees in the Western Cape province
 
Dr. Pieter de Maayer
Comparative and functional genomics of Pantoea spp.
 
Dr. Lieschen de Vos
Characterization of the Fusarium circinatum genome
 
Dr. Raj Deepika Kaul
Development and optimization of an in vitro regeneration and genetic transformation protocol for genetic modification of cellulose biosynthesis in Eucalyptus clones grown in South Africa
 
Dr. Gilbert Kamgan Nkuekam
Cryphonectriaceae in Myrtales in Hawaii
 
Dr. Martin Kemler
Molecular ecology and evolution of Botryosphaerieaceae
 
Dr. Boney Kuriakose
Genomics of quantitative disease resistance in African maize varieties
 
Dr. Rikka Linnakoski
Bark beetles and their fungal associates
 
Dr. Lu Min
Ophiostomatoid fungi associated with bark beetles
 
Dr. Sonia Phillips
Genomics of quantitative disease resistance in African maize varieties
 
Dr. Pedro Romon
Conifer bark beetles and associated phytopathogenic fungi
 
Dr. Lucas Shuttleworth
Botryosphaeria spp. associated with the Myrtales
 
Dr. Stephanie Slinski
Characterization of the pitch canker fungus, Fusarium circinatum
 
Dr. Daleen van Dyk
Genetic dissection of gene expression regulation, metabolite profiles and wood fibre traits in Eucalyptus hybrid tree populations
 
Dr. Sze Huei Yek
Host reponse of Sirex to nematode infection
 
Dr. Chongzing Zhang
Diversity and genetics of nematodes for biological control of forest pests
 
2009/10
Dr. Wubetu Bihon
Understanding the global population genetics of Diplodia pinea and its life cycle in plantation pines
 
Dr. Emilie Boissin
Molecular ecology and evolution of tree pests and pathogens, with a particular focus on the Sirex-Amylostereum symbiosis
 
Dr. Carrie Brady
Taxonomy of plant associated members of the Enterobacteriaceae
 
Dr. Shuaifei Chen
Cryphonectriaceae associated with native trees in the Western Cape Province
 
Dr. Bridget Crampton
Genomics of quantitative disease resistance in African maize varieties
 
Dr. Pieter de Maayer
Comparative and functional genomics of Pantoea spp.
 
Dr. Raj Deepika Kaul
Development and optimisation of an in vitro regeneration and genetic transformation protocol for genetic modification of cellulose biosynthesis in Eucalyptus clones grown in South Africa
 
Dr. Martin Kemler
The influence of climate on latent pathogens of native South African trees, with a particular focus on the Botryosphaeriaceae
 
Dr. Boney Kuriakose
High quality Solanaceous crops for consumer, processors and producers by exploration of natural biodiversity through Diversity Array Technology
 
Dr. Lu Min
Ophiostomatoid fungi associated with bark beetles
 
Dr. Eunsung Oh
Phytophthora species in the indigenous forests of South Africa
 
Dr. Donovan Porter
Survival of Pantoea ananatis in the environment
 
Dr. Pedro Romon
Conifer bark beetles and associated phytopathogenic fungi: diagnostics, epidemiology and integrated control
 
Dr. Francois Roets
Phylogeny of the Ophiostomatales on Protea species in South Africa
 
Dr. Urte Schlüter
Nodule senescence under drought stress
 
Dr. Daleen van Dyk
Genetic dissection of gene expression regulation, metabolite profiles and wood fibre traits in Eucalyptus hybrid tree populations
 
Dr. Juan Vorster
Protein modeling and design
 
Dr. Chongxing Zhang
The diversity and genetics of nematodes for biological control of forest insects
 
2007/8
Dr. Yoseph Beyene
Genetic characterization of resistance in Arabidopsis thaliana to an African isolate of the bacterial wilt pathogen, Ralstonia solanacearum
 
Dr. Irene Barnes
Mating strategies in the native fungal pathogen, Ceratocystis albifundus
 
Dr. Mesfin Bogale
Mitochondrial sequencing of Fusarium
 
Dr. Emilie Boisson
The molecular ecology and evolution of the Amylostereum – Siricid mutualism
 
Dr. Carrie Brady
Taxonomy of plant associated members of the Enterobacteriaceae
 
Dr. Marieka Gryzenhout
The taxonomy of relevant fungi, focusing on the pathogen group Cryphonectriaceae and endophytes of Eucalyptus and Syzygium
 
Dr. Wolfgang Maier
Global phylogeny of rust fungi with specific focus on African species
 
Dr. Seonju Marinkowitz
Fungi on Protea species
 
Dr. Lu Min
Ophiostomatoid fungi associated with bark beetles
 
Dr. Eunsung Oh
Phytophthora species in the indigenous forests of South Africa
 
Dr. Donovan Porter
Survival of Pantoea ananatis in the environment
 
Dr. Francois Roets
Phylogeny of the Ophiostomatales on Protea species in South Africa
 
Dr. Barbara Ros
Genomics of quantitative disease resistance in African maize varieties
 
Dr. Urte Schlüter
Nodule senescence under drought stress
 
Dr. Christell van der Vyver
Radiation-induced genome changes
 
Dr. Antoinette van Schalkwyk
High quality Solanaceous crops for consumer, processors and producers by exploration of natural biodiversity through Diversity Array Technology
 
Dr. Juan Vorster
Protein modelling and design
 
Dr. Jane Wright
The global population biology of Fusarium circinatum
 
2005/6
Dr. Yoseph Beyene
Genetic characterization of resistance in Arabidopsis thaliana to an African isolate of the bacterial wilt pathogen, Ralstonia solanacearum
 
Dr. Leanne Forsyth
Global gene expression profiling in banana against Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (Foc)
 
Dr. Solomon Kebede
Development and use of microarray technology for genotyping and gene expression analysis in Eucalyptus trees
 
Dr. Seonju Lee
Fungi on Protea species
 
Dr. Wolfgang Maier
Global phylogeny of rust fungi with specific focus on African species
 
Dr. Barbara Ros
Genomics of quantitative disease resistance in African maize varieties
 
Dr. Urte Schlüter
Nodule senescence under drought stress
 
Dr. Noëlani van den Berg
Identification of defence-related genes in Cavendish bananas to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense
 
Dr. Christell van der Vyver
Radiation-induced genome changes
 
Dr. Antoinette van Schalkwyk
High quality solanaceous crops for consumer, processors and producers by exploration of natural biodiversity through Diversity Array Technology
 
Dr. Jane Wright
The global population biology of Fusarium circinatum
 
Dr. Lawrie Wright
Population dynamics of Cylindrocladium pauciramosum
 
Dr. Xudong Zhou
Fungi associated with bark beetles
 
2003/4
Dr. Martin Coetzee
Population genetics of Armillaria fuscipes in South African pine plantations
 
Dr. Solomon Gebeyehu
Studies on Pissodes nemorensis and its possible role in vectoring Fusarium circinatum
 
Dr. Karin Jacobs
Molecular taxonomic studies on Ophiostoma and Ceratocystis, particularly of species linked to forest biosecurity
 
Dr. Solomon Kebede
Development and use of microarray technology for genotyping and gene expression analysis in Eucalyptus trees
 
Dr. Seonju Lee
Fungi on Protea species
 
Dr. Wolfgang Maier
Global phylogeny of rust fungi with specific focus on African species
 
Dr. Adele McLeod
Genetic studies of resistance to the bacterial pathogen, Ralstonia solanacearum, in Arabidopsis thaliana
 
Dr. Dharini Sivakumar
Improving litchi quality and shelf life through the export chain focussing on all aspects from production to consumption
 
Dr. Retha Slabbert
The effect of cold stress on the physiology of banana plants during infestation by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense
 
Dr. Ana Slaughter
Genetic improvement of maize to enhance food safety by introducing resistance to Fusarium moniliforme
 
Dr. Marlene van der Merwe
A phylogenetic study of Eugenia (Myrtaceae)
 
Dr. Jane Wright
The global population biology of Fusarium circinatum
 
Dr. Xudong Zhou
Fungi associated with bark beetles
 
2002/3
Dr. Dilzara Agayeva
Insect/fungal pathogen associations
 
Dr. Marcus Conradt
Scientific consultant: plant gene discovery using SAGE (Serial analysis of gene expression)
 
Dr. Alan Gaume
Genetic studies of resistance to the bacterial pathogen, Ralstonia solanacearum, in Arabidopsis thaliana
 
Dr. Solomon Gebeyehu
Studies on Pissodes nemorensis and its possible role in vectoring Fusarium circinatum
 
Dr. Karin Jacobs
Molecular taxonomic studies on Ophiostoma and Ceratocystis, particularly of species linked to forest biosecurity
 
Dr. Ntsane Moleleki
Pathogenic determinants of Fusarium circinatum
 
Dr. Retha Slabbert
The effect of cold stress on Fusarium wilt development in banana
 
Dr. Ana Slaughter
Genetic improvement of maize to enhance food safety by introducing resistance to Fusarium moniliforme
 
Dr. Marlene van der Merwe
A phylogenetic study of Eugenia (Myrtaceae)
 
2000/1
Dr. Treena Burgess
Studies on the population diversity of Sphaeropsis sapinea
 
Dr. Percy Chimwamurombe
Genetic improvement of maize to enhance food safety by introducing resistance to Fusarium verticillioides
 
Dr. Gwen Koning
Sphaeropsis sapinea on Pinus spp. in South Africa: seed infection, its impact and management
 
Dr. Linda Meyer
Black spot of citrus
 
Dr. Thierry Regnier
Markers for disease resistance in Eucalyptus
 
Dr. Marlien van der Merwe
Molecular systematics and phylogenetics of the genera Eugenia and Syzygium (Myrtaceae) in southern Africa
 
1998/9
Dr. Treena Burgess
Population genetics of Sphaeropsis sapinea
 
Dr. Jingua Chen
Selection of disease (especially Ceratocystis albofundus) tolerant wattle
 
Dr. Anupama Gaur
Studies on Ceratocystis spp. infecting different crops
 
Dr. Hong Li
Identification of Mycosphaerella leaf blotch pathogens of eucalypts
 
Dr. Oliver Preisig
Hypovirulence and biological control of Cryphonecria cubensis and Sphaeropsis sapinea
 
Dr. Dennis Wilson
Endophytic fungi associated with eucalypts
 

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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
Stewart JE, Ross-Davis AL, Graҫa RN, Alfenas AC, Peever TL, Hanna JW, Uchida JY, Hauff RD, Kadooka CY, Kim MS, Cannon PG, Namba S, Simeto S, Pérez CA, Rayamajhi MB, Lodge DJ, Arguedas M, Medel-Ortiz R, López-Ramirez MA, Tennant P, Glen M, Machado PS, McTaggart AR, Carnegie AJ, Klopfenstein NB, Cleary M. (2017) Genetic diversity of the myrtle rust pathogen (Austropuccinia psidii) in the Americas and Hawaii: Global implications for invasive threat assessments. Forest Pathology 10.1111/efp.12378
Roodt D, Lohaus R, Sterck L, Swanepoel RL, Van de Peer Y, Mizrachi E. (2017) Evidence for an ancient whole genome duplication in the cycad lineage. PLOS ONE 12(9):e0184454. 10.1371/journal.pone.0184454
Liebhold AM, Brockerhoff EG, Kalisz S, Nuñez MA, Wardle DA, Wingfield MJ. (2017) Biological invasions in forest ecosystems. Biological Invasions 10.1007/s10530-017-1458-5
Amuge T, Berger DK, Katari MS, Myburg AA, Goldman SL, Ferguson ME. (2017) A time series transcriptome analysis of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) varieties challenged with Ugandan cassava brown streak virus. Scientific Reports 7:9747. 10.1038/s41598-017-09617-z
McTaggart AR, Shuey LS, Granados GM, du Plessis E, Fraser S, Barnes I, Naidoo S, Wingfield MJ, Roux J. (2017) Evidence that Austropuccinia psidii may complete its sexual life cycle on Myrtaceae. Plant Pathology 10.1111/ppa.12763
Wondafrash M, Slippers B, Garnas J, Hurley BP. (2017) Parasitoid assemblage associated with a North American pine weevil in South Africa. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 10.1111/afe.12246
Nzuki I, Katari MS, Bredeson JV, Masumba E, Kapinga F, Salum K, Mkamilo GS, Shah T, Lyons JB, Rokhsar DS, Rounsley S, Myburg AA, Ferguson ME. (2017) QTL Mapping for Pest and Disease Resistance in Cassava and Coincidence of Some QTL with Introgression Regions Derived from Manihot glaziovii. Frontiers in Plant Science 8(1168) 10.3389/fpls.2017.01168
Mostert D, Molina AB, Daniells J, Fourie G, Hermanto C, Chao C-P, Fabregar E, Sinohin VG, Hossain MDS, Masdek N, Visarto P, Rajapakse C, Thanh DT, Thangavelu R, Li C, Yi G, Wei Y, Mostert L, Viljoen A. (2017) The distribution and host range of the banana Fusarium wilt fungus, Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense, in Asia. PLoS ONE 12(7):24. 10.1371/journal.pone.0181630
Masumba EA, Kapinga F, Mkamilo G, Salum K, Kulembeka H, Rounsley S, Bredeson JV, Lyons JB, Rokhsar DS, Kanju E, Katari MS, Myburg AA, van der Merwe NA, Ferguson ME. (2017) QTL associated with resistance to cassava brown streak and cassava mosaic diseases in a bi-parental cross of two Tanzanian farmer varieties, Namikonga and Albert. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 10.1007/s00122-017-2943-z
Fraser S, McTaggart AR, Wingfield MJ, Roux J. (2017) Effect of temperature, leaf wetness and the developmental stage of host tissue on infection of Acacia mearnsii by Uromycladium acaciae (Pucciniales). Australasian Plant Pathology 10.1007/s13313-017-0503-2
Jankowiak R, Strzałka B, Bilański P, Linnakoski R, Aas T, Solheim H, Groszek M, De Beer ZW. (2017) Two new Leptographium spp. reveal an emerging complex of hardwood-infecting species in the Ophiostomatales. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 10.1007/s10482-017-0905-8
Ozturk KI, Chettri P, Dupont P-Y, Barnes I, McDougal RL, Moore GG, Sim A, Bradshaw RE. (2017) Evolution of polyketide synthesis in a Dothideomycete forest pathogen. Fungal Genetics and Biology 10.1016/j.fgb.2017.07.001
Wilken PM, Steenkamp ET, Wingfield MJ, De Beer ZW, Wingfield BD. (2017) Which MAT gene? Pezizomycotina (Ascomycota) mating-type gene nomenclature reconsidered. Fungal Biology Reviews 31:199-211. 10.1016/j.fbr.2017.05.003
Bush SJ, Dittrich-Schröder D, Neser S, Gevers C, Baffoe KO, Slippers B, Hurley BP. (2017) First record of Quadristichus mendeli, a parasitoid of Leptocybe invasa, in South Africa. Southern Forests 10.2989/20702620.2017.1318347
Beukes CW, Palmer M, Manyaka P, Chan W-Y, Avontuur JR, Van Zyl E, Huntemann M, Clum A, Pillay M, Palaniappan K, Varghese N, Mikhailova N, Stamatis D, Reddy TBK, Daum C, Shapiro N, Markowitz V, Ivanova N, Kyrpides N, Woyke T, Blom J, Whitman WB, Venter SN, Steenkamp ET. (2017) Genome data provides high support for generic boundaries in Burkholderia sensu lato. Frontiers in Microbiology 8 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01154
Hurley BP, Slippers B, Sathyapala S, Wingfield MJ. (2017) Challenges to planted forest health in developing economies. Biological Invasions 10.1007/s10530-017-1488-z
Bouwer MC, Slippers B, Wingfield MJ, Allison JD, Rohwer ER. (2017) Optimization of Pheromone Traps for Coryphodema tristis (Lepidoptera: Cossidae) . Journal of Economic Entomology 10.1093/jee/tox171
du Plessis E, McTaggart AR, Granados GM, Wingfield MJ, Roux J, Pegg GS, Makinson J, Purcell M, Ali M. (2017) First report of myrtle rust caused by Austropuccinia psidi on Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Myrtaceae) from Singapore. Plant Disease 10.1094/PDIS-04-17-0530-PDN
Hussey SG, Loots MT, van der Merwe K, Mizrachi E, Myburg AA. (2017) Integrated analysis and transcript abundance modelling of H3K4me3 and H3K27me3 in developing secondary xylem. Scientific Reports 7:3370. 10.1038/s41598-017-03665-1
Wingfield MJ, Barnes I, De Beer ZW, Roux J, Wingfield BD, Taerum SJ. (2017) Novel associations between ophiostomatoid fungi, insects and tree hosts: current status—future prospects. Biological Invasions 10.1007/s10530-017-1468-3
Vivas M, Kemler M, Mphahlele MM, Wingfield MJ, Slippers B. (2017) Maternal effects on phenotype, resistance and the structuring of fungal communities in Eucalyptus grandis. Environmental and Experimental Botany 140:120-127. 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2017.06.002
Miller A, Cai L, Crous PW, De Beer ZW, Hawksworth DL, Hyde KD, Kirk PM, Lücking R, Lumbsch HT, May TW, Rossman AY, Schoch CL, Seifert KA. (2017) Mycologists' committees strongly support changes to the governance of fungal nomenclature. IMA Fungus 8(1):(9)-(11). PDF
Linnakoski R, Forbes KM, Wingfield MJ, Pulkkinen P, Asiegbu FO. (2017) Testing projected climate change conditions on the Endoconidiophora polonica / Norway spruce pathosystem shows fungal strain specific effects. Frontiers in Plant Science 8:883. 10.3389/fpls.2017.00883 PDF
Crous CJ, Burgess TI, Le Roux JJ, Richardson DM, Slippers B, Wingfield MJ. (2017) Ecological disequilibrium drives insect pest and pathogen accumulation in non-native trees. AoB Plants 9:plw081. 10.1093/aobpla/plw081
Mbenoun M, Garnas JR, Wingfield MJ, Begoude Boyogueno AD, Roux J. (2017) Metacommunity analyses of Ceratocystidaceae fungi across heterogeneous African savanna landscapes. Fungal Ecology 28:76-85. 10.1016/j.funeco.2016.09.007