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Chinese president JinTao Hu visits University of Pretoria. Chinese State Counsellor (former Minister of Education) Madam ZiLi Chen visits FABI.
Chinese president JinTao Hu visits University of Pretoria.
Chinese State Counsellor (former Minister of Education) Madam ZiLi Chen visits FABI.
Prof. Mike Wingfield meets and competes with rector XiaoYan Chen (South China Agricultural University). Mr. YangGen Wei (head of education division of Chinese embassy in SA) meets rector Prof. Calie Pistorius (University of Pretoria), and Dr. XuDong Zhou.
Prof. Mike Wingfield meets and competes with rector XiaoYan Chen (South China Agricultural University). Mr. YangGen Wei (head of education division of Chinese embassy in SA) meets rector Prof. Calie Pistorius (University of Pretoria), and Dr. XuDong Zhou.
CFEPP team (from left to right): JiaGuang Cao, XuDong Zhou, Mike Wingfield, ShuaiFei Chen, and ShiChao Zhang. Canker found on Eucalyptus grandis in China caused by the destructive pathogen Kirramyces zuluense. This pathogen was first found and described in South Africa and is now known to have a wide distribution in Eucalypt-growing parts of the world.
CFEPP team (from left to right): JiaGuang Cao, XuDong Zhou, Mike Wingfield, ShuaiFei Chen, and ShiChao Zhang. Canker found on Eucalyptus grandis in China caused by the destructive pathogen Kirramyces zuluense. This pathogen was first found and described in South Africa and is now known to have a wide distribution in Eucalypt-growing parts of the world.
Quambalaria leaf blight found on Corymbia citriodora in China. Discovery of the pathogen Quambalaria pitereka in China marks its first detection outside Australia, where it is believed to be native. Phaeophleospora destructans found on Eucalyptus hybrids in China. This is one of the most destructive leaf and shoot blight pathogens of Eucalyptus, first found in North Sumatera (put in PDF) and now having spread throughout SE Asia.
Quambalaria leaf blight found on Corymbia citriodora in China. Discovery of the pathogen Quambalaria pitereka in China marks its first detection outside Australia, where it is believed to be native. Phaeophleospora destructans found on Eucalyptus hybrids in China. This is one of the most destructive leaf and shoot blight pathogens of Eucalyptus, first found in North Sumatra and now having spread throughout SE Asia.

New Publications

Kunert K, Vorster BJ . (2020) In search for drought-tolerant soybean: is the slow-wilting phenotype more than just a curiosity?. Journal of Experimental Botany 71(2):457-460. 10.1093/jxb/erz235 PDF
Musvuugwa T, De Beer ZW, Dreyer LL, Duong T, Marincowitz S, Oberlander KC, Roets F. (2020) New ophiostomatoid fungi from wounds on storm-damaged trees in Afromontane forests of the Cape Floristic Region. Mycological Progress 19(1):81-95. 10.1007/s11557-019-01545-8
Nagel J, Cruywagen EM, Machua J, Wingfield MJ, Slippers B. (2020) Highly transferable microsatellite markers for the genera Lasiodiplodia and Neofusicoccum. Fungal Ecology 44:100903. 10.1016/j.funeco.2019.100903
Rauf MRBA, McTaggart AR, Marincowitz S, Barnes I, Japarundin Y, Wingfield MJ. (2020) Pathogenicity of Chrysoporthe deuterocubensis and Myrtoporthe bodenii gen. et sp. nov. on Eucalyptus in Sabah, Malaysia. Plant Pathology 49(1):53-64. 10.1007/s13313-019-00676-6
Guo Y, Hunziker L, Mesarich CH, Chettri P, Dupont PY, Ganley RJ, McDougal RL, Barnes I, Bradshaw RE. (2020) DsEcp2-1 is a polymorphic effector that restricts growth of Dothistroma septosporum in pine. Fungal Genetics and Biology 135:103300. 10.1016/j.fgb.2019.103300

Vacant positions

One-year internships in Plant Health Biotechnology

The DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Plant Health Biotechnology (CPHB) at FABI offers a one-year internship to graduates in the Biological Sciences. The Centre’s vision is to utilize world-class and innovative scientific research and biotechnology for (i) promoting the long-term health and sustainable use of socio-economically important plants and (ii) facilitating inclusive postgraduate education and human capital development.

The CPHB Internship Programme is designed to expand the depth and breadth of the interns’ previous academic learning in the plant health domain. Interns will also gain practical experience in how to apply theory, subject knowledge and biotechnology for solving real-world problems regarding the diseases and pests of plants that are of socio-economic importance. The Programme will also emphasize and inform interns’ subsequent decisions about their careers, whether in industry, government, the private sector or in academia as postgraduate students. 

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