Research Articles (Microbiology and Plant Pathology)

Research Articles (Microbiology and Plant Pathology)

 

A collection containing some of the full text peer-reviewed/ refereed articles published by researchers from the Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology

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Recent Submissions

  • Van den Berg, Gert J.; Verryn, Steve D.; Chirwa, Paxie W.; Van Deventer, Francois (Taylor and Francis, 2017-01)
    Conventionally, Eucalyptus grandis x E. urophylla (GU) hybrid material has first been tested as seedlings in progeny trials for at least four years before ortets were selected and ramets of the selected ortets were propagated ...
  • Crous, Pedro W.; Wang, X.W.; Lombard, L.; Groenewald, J.Z.; Li, J.; Videira, S.I.R.; Samson, R.A.; Liu, X.Z. (Naturalis Biodiversity Center and Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, 2016-09-25)
    Chaetomium globosum, the type species of the genus, is ubiquitous, occurring on a wide variety of substrates, in air and in marine environments. This species is recognised as a cellulolytic and/or endophytic fungus. It is ...
  • Steenkamp, Emma Theodora; Magadlela, Anathi; Vardien, Waafeka; Kleinert, Aleysia; Valentine, Alexander J. (CSIRO Publishing, 2016-02)
    Virgilia divaricata Adamson is a forest margin legume that is known to invade the N- and P-poor soils of the mature fynbos, implying that it tolerates variable soil N and P levels. It is not known how the legume uses ...
  • Coertse, Jessica; Markotter, Wanda; Nel, Louis Hendrik; Weyer, Jacqueline; Msimang-Dermaux, Veerle; Paweska, Janusz T.; Le Roux, Kevin; Govender, Premi; Blumberg, Lucille H. (Medpharm Publications, NISC (Pty) Ltd, Taylor & Francis, and Informa business, 2016)
    Human survival from rabies is exceptionally rare. We report a case of human survival (with severe neurological sequelae) in a child from South Africa. The patient was exposed to rabid dogs on two separate occasions and ...
  • Wingfield, Brenda D.; Ambler, Jon M.; Coetzee, Martin P.A.; De Beer, Z. Wilhelm; Duong, Tuan A.; Joubert, Fourie; Hammerbacher, Almuth; McTaggart, Alistair R.; Naidoo, Kershney; Santana, Quentin S.; Steenkamp, Emma Theodora; Trollip, Conrad; Van der Nest, Magrieta Aletta; Wilken, P. Markus; Wingfield, Michael J.; Nguyen, Hai D.T.; Ponomareva, Ekaterina; Seifert, Keith A.; Visagie, Cobus M.; Yilmaz, Neriman (International Mycological Association, 2016-06-21)
    The genomes of Armillaria fuscipes, Ceratocystiopsis minuta, Ceratocystis adiposa, Endoconidiophora laricicola, E. polonica, and Penicillium freii DAOMC 242723 are presented in this genome announcement. These six genomes ...
  • Thantsha, Mapitsi Silvester; Ubani, Onyedikachi; Atagana, Harrison Ifeanyichukwu; Adeleke, Rasheed (National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources, 2016-04)
    In the present study, different bacteria with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)-degrading capabilities were isolated from compost prepared from oil sludge and animal manures. These bacteria were isolated on a mineral ...
  • Bihon, Wubetu; Cloete, Michele; Gerrano, Abe Shegro; Oelofse, Dean; Adebola, Patrick (American Society for Microbiology, 2016-09-22)
    Alternaria alternata (Fr.) Keissler strain PPRI 21032 was isolated from onion leaves collected in Roodeplaat, Pretoria, South Africa. The whole genome of this strain was sequenced and produced a total of 33.12 Mb with a ...
  • Crous, Pedro W.; Wingfield, Michael J.; De Beer, Z. Wilhelm; Marincowitz, Seonju; Wingfield, Brenda D.; Burgess, T.I.; Hardy, G.E.St.J.; Crane, C.; Barrett, S.; Cano-Lira, J.F.; Le Roux, J.J.; Thangavel, R.; Guarro, J.; Stchigel, A.M.; Martín, M.P.; Alfredo, D.S.; Barber, P.A.; Barreto, R.W.; Baseia, I.G.; Cano-Canals, J.; Cheewangkoon, R.; Ferreira, R.J.; Gene, J.; Lechat, C.; Moreno, G.; Roets, F.; Shivas, R.G.; Sousa, J.O.; Tan, Y.P.; Wiederhold, N.P.; Abell, S.E.; Accioly, T.; Albizu, J.L.; Alves, J.L.; Antoniolli, Z.I.; Aplin, N.; Araujo, J.; Arzanlou, M.; Bezerra, J.D.P.; Bouchara, J.-P.; Carlavilla, J.R.; Castillo, A.; Castroagudín, V.L.; Ceresini, C.; Claridge, G.F.; Coelho, G.; Coimbra, V.R.M.; Costa, L.A.; Da Cunha, K.C.; Da Silva, S.S.; Daniel, R.; Duenas, M.; Edwards, J.; Enwistle, P.; Fiuza, P.O.; Fournier, J.; Garcia, D.; Gibertoni, T.B.; Giraud, S.; Guevara-Suarez, M.; Gusmao, L.F.P.; Haituk, S.; Heykoop, M.; Hirooka, Y.; Hofmann, T.A.; Houbraken, J.; Hughes, D.P.; Kautmanova, I.; Koppel, O.; Koukol, O.; Larsson, E.; Latha, K.P.D.; Lee, D.H.; Lisboa, D.O.; Lopez-Villalba, A.; Maciel, J.L.N.; Manimohan, P.; Manjon, J.L.; Marney, T.S.; Meijer, M.; Miller, A.N.; Olariaga, I.; Paiva, L.M.; Piepenbring, M.; Poveda-Molero, P.C.; Raj, K.N.A.; Raja, R.A.; Rougeron, A.; Salcedo, S.; Samadi, R.; Santos, T.A.B.; Scarlett, K.; Seifert, K.A.; Shuttleworth, L.A.; Silva, G.A.; Silva, M.; Siqueira, J.P.Z.; Souza-Motta, C.M.; Stephenson, S.L.; Sutton, D.A.; Tamakeaw, N.; Telleria, M.T.; Valenzuela-Lopez, N.; Viljoen, A.; Visagie, C.M.; Vizzini, A.; Wartchow, F.; Yurchenko, E.; Zamora, J.C.; Groenewald, J.Z. (Naturalis Biodiversity Center and Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, 2016-12-21)
    Novel species of fungi described in this study include those from various countries as follows: Australia: Apiognomonia lasiopetali on Lasiopetalum sp., Blastacervulus eucalyptorum on Eucalyptus adesmophloia, Bullanocki ...
  • Brözel, V.S. (Volker Siegfried); Dahal, Bibha; NandaKafle, Gitanjali; Perkins, Lora (Elsevier, 2017-01)
    Biological Nitrogen Fixation is critical for ecosystem productivity. Select members of Bacteria and Archaea express a nitrogenase enzyme complex that reduces atmospheric nitrogen to ammonia. Several nitrogen fixing ...
  • Crous, Pedro W.; Silva, M.; Barreto, R.W.; Pereira, O.L.; Freitas, N.M.; Groenewald, J.Z. (Naturalis Biodiversity Center and Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, 2016-02-12)
    Although the genus Pseudocercospora has a worldwide distribution, it is especially diverse in tropical and subtropical countries. Species of this genus are associated with a wide range of plant species, including ...
  • Crous, Pedro W.; Nguanhom, Jeerapa; Cheewangkoon, Ratchadawan; Groenewald, Johannes Z.; Braun, Uwe; To-Anun, Chaiwat (Magnolia Press, 2015-10)
    The genus Cercospora represents a group of important plant pathogenic fungi with a wide geographic distribution, being commonly associated with leaf spots on a broad range of plant hosts. The goal of the present study was ...
  • Nel, Louis Hendrik; Taylor, Louise H.; Balaram, Deepashree; Doyle, Kim A.S. (Elsevier, 2017-01)
    There is a need for innovation to improve control of all Neglected Zoonotic Diseases (NZDs). The Global Alliance for Rabies Control was formed to prevent human deaths from rabies and relieve the burden of rabies in other ...
  • Nel, Louis Hendrik; Taylor, Louise H.; Hampson, Katie; Fahrion, Anna; Abela-Ridder, Bernadette (Elsevier, 2017-01)
    Current passive surveillance data for canine rabies, particularly for the regions where the burden is highest are inadequate for appropriate decision making on control efforts. Poor enforcement of existing legislation and ...
  • Crous, Pedro W.; Wood, A.R.; Damm, U.; Van der Linde, E.J.; Groenewald, J.Z.; Cheewangkoon, R. (Naturalis Biodiversity Center and Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, 2016)
    Species belonging to the Coryneliaceae and parasitizing Podocarpaceae hosts were collected from different locations in South Africa and studied morphologically by light microscopy and molecularly by obtaining partial ...
  • Crous, Pedro W.; Castroaguin, V.L.; Moreira, S.I.; Pereira, S.S.; Brunner, P.C.; Maciel, J.L.N.; McDonald, B.A.; Alves, E.; Ceresini, P.C. (Naturalis Biodiversity Center and Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, 2016-06-24)
    Pyricularia oryzae is a species complex that causes blast disease on more than 50 species of poaceous plants. Pyricularia oryzae has a worldwide distribution as a rice pathogen and in the last 30 years emerged as an important ...
  • Crous, Pedro W.; Guatimosim, E.; Schwartsburd, P.B.; Barreto, R.W. (Naturalis Biodiversity Center and Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, 2016)
    The fern flora of the world (Pteridophyta) has direct evolutionary links with the earliest vascular plants that appeared in the late Devonian. Knowing the mycobiota associated to this group of plants is critical for a ...
  • Kwenda, Stanford; Moleleki, Lucy N.; Gorshkov, Vladimir; Petrova, Olga; Osipova, Elena; Gogolev, Yuri (Public Library of Science, 2017-01-12)
    The ability to adapt to adverse conditions permits many bacterial species to be virtually ubiquitous and survive in a variety of ecological niches. This ability is of particular importance for many plant pathogenic ...
  • Wingfield, Michael J.; Crous, Pedro W.; Lombard, L.; Alfenas, A.C. (Elsevier, 2016-11-22)
    The genus Calonectria with its Cylindrocladium asexual morphs has been subject to several taxonomic revisions in the past. These have resulted in the recognition of 116 species, of which all but two species (C. hederae ...
  • Hammerbacher, Almuth; Dalman, Kerstin; Wind, Julia Johanna; Nemesio-Gorriz, Miguel; Lunden, Karl; Ezcurra, Ines; Elfstrand, Malin (BioMed Central, 2017-01-06)
    BACKGROUND : The NAC family of transcription factors is one of the largest gene families of transcription factors in plants and the conifer NAC gene family is at least as large, or possibly larger, as in Arabidopsis. These ...
  • Hernández-Restrepo, Margarita; Mena-Portales, Julio; Guarro, Josep; Minter, David W.; Gené, Josepa (Borntraeger Science Publishers, 2016-11)
    Four new species of Sporidesmium complex collected on plant debris in different protected areas of the Iberian Peninsula are described and illustrated. Penzigomyces basiacutus is characterized by its obclavate to rostrate ...

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