Research Articles (Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI))

Research Articles (Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI))

 

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  • Wingfield, Michael J.; Crous, Casparus J.; Burgess, Treena I.; Rafael D. Zenni; Dickie, Ian A.; Hirsch, Heidi; Meyerson, Laura A.; Zimmermann, Thalita G.; Klock, Metha M.; Siemann, Evan; Erfmeier, Alexandra; Aragon, Roxana; Montti, Lia; Le Roux, Johannes J. (Oxford University Press, 2017-01)
    Evolutionary processes greatly impact the outcomes of biological invasions. An extensive body of research suggests that invasive populations often undergo phenotypic and ecological divergence from their native sources. ...
  • Burgess, Treena I.; Andjic, Vera; Maxwell, Aaron; StJ. Hardy, Giles E. (International Mycological Association, 2016-10-20)
    Teratosphaeria destructans and T. viscida are serious pathogens causing leaf, bud and shoot blight diseases of Eucalyptus plantations in the subtropics and tropics of South-East Asia (T. destructans) and North ...
  • Ofoegbu, Chidiebere; Chirwa, Paxie W.; Babalola, F.D.; Francis, Joseph (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2016-07-29)
    Forests are vulnerable to climate change and are also major sources of livelihood for many rural households in Africa. This study examines rural people’s perceptions of climate change impacts on forest-based livelihoods ...
  • Bihon, Wubetu; Slippers, Bernard; Wingfield, Michael J.; Wingfield, Brenda D.; Burgess, Treena (Springer, 2012-01)
    Introduced populations of organisms typically have reduced diversity compared to those that are native. It is, therefore, unusual that introduced populations of the fungal tree pathogen Diplodia pinea have been shown ...
  • Gebre, Endale; Schluter, Urte; Hedden, Peter; Kunert, Karl J. (Taylor and Francis, 2012)
    Eragrostis tef, a tall stature and highly nutritious cereal grown in East Africa, has a serious lodging problem that reduces its productivity considerably. Certain plant-growth regulators are known to restrict growth ...
  • Ofoegbu, Chidiebere; Chirwa, Paxie W.; Babalola, F.D.; Francis, J. (Commonwealth Forestry Association, 2016-09)
    The perceptions of forest-based communities in Vhembe District of South Africa were examined. Special attention in this study was paid to the following aspects of climate change: socio-cultural issues, views and awareness, ...
  • Roets, Francois; Maoela, Malebajoa A.; Jacobs, Shayne M.; Esler, Karen J. (Wiley, 2016-12)
    Invasive alien trees increase native tree stress and may increase attack by herbivores and pathogenic fungi. Alien tree removal should ameliorate such impacts. Here we compared levels of damage by phylopathogenic fungi and ...
  • Crous, Pedro W.; Lombard, L.; Houbraken, J.; Decock, C.; Samson, R.A.; Meijer, M.; Reblova, M.; Groenewald, J.Z. (Naturalis Biodiversity Center and Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, 2016-04-29)
    The family Stachybotriaceae was recently introduced to include the genera Myrothecium, Peethambara and Stachybotrys. Members of this family include important plant and human pathogens, as well as several species used in ...
  • Crous, Pedro W.; Wingfield, Michael J.; Roux, Jolanda; Hernandez-Restrepo, Margarita; Richardson, D.M.; Le Roux, J.J.; Strasberg, D.; Edwards, J.; Roets, F.; Hubka, V.; Taylor, P.W.J.; Heykoop, M.; Martin, M.P.; Moreno, G.; Sutton, D.A.; Wiederhold, N.P.; Barnes, C.W.; Carlavilla, J.R.; Gene, J.; Giraldo, A.; Guarnaccia, V.; Guarro, J.; Kolarik, M.; Manjon, J.L.; Pascoe, I.G.; Popov, E.S.; Sandoval-Denis, M.; Woudenberg, J.H.C.; Acharya, K.; Alexandrova, A.V.; Alvarado, P.; Barbosa, R.N.; Baseia, I.G.; Blanchette, R.A.; Boekhout, T.; Burgess, T.I.; Cano-Lira, J.F.; Cmokova, A.; Dimitrov, R.A.; Dyakov, M.Yu.; Duenas, M.; Dutta, A.K.; Esteve-Raventos, F.; Fedosova, A.G.; Fournier, J.; Gamboa, P.; Gouliamova, D.E.; Grebenc, T.; Groenewald, M.; Hanse, B.; Hardy, G.E.St.J.; Held, B.W.; Jurjevic, Z.; Kaewgrajang, T.; Latha, K.P.D.; Lombard, L.; Luangsa-ard, J.J.; Lyskova, P.; Mallatova, N.; Manimohan, P.; Miller, A.N.; Mirabolfathy, M.; Morozova, O.V.; Obodai, M.; Oliveira, N.T.; Ordonez, M.E.; Otto, E.C.; Paloi, S.; Peterson, S.W.; Phosri, C.; Salazar, W.A.; Sanchez, A.; Sarria, G.A.; Shin, H.-D.; Silva, B.D.B.; Silva, G.A.; Smith, M.Th.; Souza-Motta, C.M.; Stchigel, A.M.; Stoilova-Disheva, M.M.; Sulzbacher, M.A.; Telleria, M.T.; Toapanta, C.; Traba, J.M.; Valenzuela-Lopez, N.; Watling, R.; Groenewald, J.Z. (Naturalis Biodiversity Center and Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, 2016-07-04)
    Novel species of fungi described in the present study include the following from Australia: Vermiculariopsiella eucalypti, Mulderomyces natalis (incl. Mulderomyces gen. nov.), Fusicladium paraamoenum, Neotrimmatostroma ...
  • Kunert, Karl J.; Vorster, Barend Juan; Kibido, Tsholofelo Reineth; Fenta, Berhanu A.; Dionisio, Giuseppe; Foyer, Christine H. (Frontiers Research Foundation, 2016-07-12)
    Drought is considered to be a major threat to soybean production worldwide and yet our current understanding of the effects of drought on soybean productively is largely based on studies on above-ground traits. Although ...
  • Harrison, James du Guesclin; Wingfield, Michael J. (Cambridge University Press, 2016-04)
    Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is difficult to implement when one knows little about the pest complex or species causing the damage in an agricultural system. To implement IPM on Sub- Saharan African melolonthine pests ...
  • Hulbert, Joseph M. (South African Society for Animal Science, 2016-05)
    Citizen science is a term for scientific research conducted by non-scientists. Ordinary citizens can participate in research from their home computer, in their own gardens, or in the great outdoors – without any expertise ...
  • Garnas, Jeffrey R.; Wingfield, Michael J.; Roques, Alain; Auger-Rozenberg, Marie-Anne; Blackburn, Tim M.; Pyšek, Petr; Rabitsch, Wolfgang; Richardson, David M.; Liebhold, Andrew M.; Duncan, Richard P. (Springer, 2016-04)
    Globalization is triggering an increase in the establishment of alien insects in Europe, with several species having substantial ecological and economic impacts. We investigated long-term changes in rates of species spread ...
  • Bose, Tanay; Sayari, Mohammad; Rahimlou, Saleh; Babaeizad, Valiollah; Tajick, Mohammad Ali (Verlag Ferdinand Berger, 2015)
    Hyphodermella is a genus of corticioid white rot fungi from the Phanerochaetaceae. Molecular data (partial SSU, LSU and complete ITS nrDNA) confirm the mitosporic state of Hyphodermella rosae as the causal agent of dry ...
  • Crous, Pedro W.; Woudenberg`, J.H.C.; Seidl, M.F.; Groenewald, J.Z.; De Vries, M.; Stielow, J.B.; Thomma, B.P.H.J. (Fungal Biodiversity Centre (CBS), 2015-08-25)
    The cosmopolitan fungal genus Alternaria consists of multiple saprophytic and pathogenic species. Based on phylogenetic and morphological studies, the genus is currently divided into 26 sections. Alternaria sect. Alternaria ...
  • Crous, Pedro W.; Bensch, K.; Groenewald, J.Z.; Braun, U.; Dijksterhuis, J.; Yanez-Morales, M. de Jesus (Fungal Biodiversity Centre (CBS), 2015-11-18)
    The genus Cladosporium (Cladosporiaceae, Dothideomycetes), which represents one of the largest genera of dematiaceous hyphomycetes, has been intensively investigated during the past decade. In the process, three major ...
  • Steenkamp, Emma Theodora; Vardien, Waafeka; Valentine, Alex J. (Elsevier, 2016-02)
    Nitrogen fixing legumes rely on phosphorus for nodule formation, nodule function and the energy costs of fixation. Phosphorus is however very limited in soils, especially in ancient sandstone-derived soils such as those ...
  • Mosina, Gabolwelwe K.E.; Maroyi, Alfred; Potgieter, Martin J. (Kamla-Raj Enterprises, 2015-04)
    The objective of this study was to document useful plants in urban domestic gardens in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. Data on plant use categories of urban domestic gardens in the under-developed areas of the Limpopo ...
  • Lee, Dong Hyeon; Roux, Jolanda; Wingfield, Brenda D.; Wingfield, Michael J. (Wiley, 2015-10)
    Ceratocystis albifundus is the most important fungal pathogen of black wattle (Acacia mearnsii) grown in plantations in southern and eastern Africa. It is a homothallic fungus but also undergoes unidirectional mating type ...
  • Wingfield, Brenda D.; Bihon, Wubetu; De Vos, Lieschen; Duong, Tuan A.; De Beer, Z. Wilhelm; Fourie, Gerda; Kanzi, Aquillah M.; Slippers, Bernard; Santana, Quentin C.; Steenkamp, Emma Theodora; Van der Merwe, Nicolaas Albertus (Albie); Wingfield, Michael J.; Ades, Peter K.; Al-Naemi, Fatima A.; Beirn, Lisa A.; Crouch, Jo Anne; Fields, Christopher J.; Malapi-Wight, Martha; Pethybridge, Sarah J.; Radwan, Osman; Rendon, Gloria; Taylor, Paul W.J.; Vaghefi, Niloofar; Veltri, Daniel (International Mycological Association, 2015-06-22)
    The genomes of Chrysoporthe austroafricana, Diplodia scrobiculata, Fusarium nygami, Leptographium lundbergii, Limonomyces culmigenus, Stagonosporopsis tanaceti, and Thielaviopsis punctulata are presented in this genome ...

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