Microbiology and Plant Pathology

Microbiology and Plant Pathology

 

The Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology strives to be known as a dynamic multicultural institution which provides the highest standards, most relevant research and training in Microbiology and Plant Pathology. The key focus areas are Water Resources Management, Environmental Microbiology, Fusarium Fungal Genus, Plant Diseases, Phytobacteriology, Indigenous Food Crop Diseases, Virology and Seed Pathology.

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  • Robbertse, Luise; Richards, Sabine A.; Stutzer, Christian; Olivier, Nicholas Abraham; Leisewitz, Andrew L.; Crafford, Jan Ernst; Maritz-Olivier, Christine (Elsevier, 2020-10)
    Livestock production is a fundamental source of revenue and nutrition, wherein cattle-farming constitutes one of the major agricultural industries. Vectors and vector-borne diseases constitute one of the major factors that ...
  • Moyo, Phanankosi; Mugumbate, Grace; Eloff, Jacobus Nicolaas; Louw, Abraham Izak; Maharaj, Vinesh J.; Birkholtz, Lyn-Marie (MDPI Publishing, 2020-09-17)
    The ability to block human-to-mosquito and mosquito-to-human transmission of Plasmodium parasites is fundamental to accomplish the ambitious goal of malaria elimination. The WHO currently recommends only primaquine as a ...
  • Jaftha, Julian Bernard (University of Pretoria, 1997)
    Rabies viruses are known to be able to infect a broad range of warm-blooded animals. In South Africa the disease is maintained in different animal species including dogs, jackals, bateared foxes and a variety of members ...
  • Wilken, Pieter Markus; Buthelezi, Sikelela (Plaas Media, 2020-09)
    Sclerotinia sclerotiorum is a fungal pathogen of many crop species that needs no introduction to anyone working in the agricultural industry. In South Africa, S. sclerotiorum causes disease on many economically ...
  • Mambwe, Dickson; Kumar, Malkeet; Ferger, Richard; Taylor, Dale; Njoroge, Mathew; Coertzen, Dina; Reader, Janette; Van der Watt, M.E. (Mariette); Birkholtz, Lyn-Marie; Chibale, Kelly (American Chemical Society, 2021-08)
    Please read abstract in the article.
  • Guo, Huijuan; Schwitalla, Jan W.; Benndorf, Rene; Baunach, Martin; Steinbeck, Christoph; Goerls, Helmar; De Beer, Z. Wilhelm; Regestein, Lars; Beemelmanns, Christine (American Chemical Society, 2020-03)
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  • Fox, Donald T.; Soltis, Douglas E.; Soltis, Pamela S.; Ashman, Tia-Lynn; Van de Peer, Yves (Elsevier, 2020)
    Polyploidy, resulting from the duplication of the entire genome of an organism or cell, greatly affects genes and genomes, cells and tissues, organisms, and even entire ecosystems. Despite the wide-reaching importance ...
  • Schalk, Felix; Gostincar, Cene; Kreuzenbeck, Nina B.; Conlon, Benjamin H.; Sommerwerk, Elisabeth; Rabe, Patrick; Burkhardt, Immo; Kruger, Thomas; Kniemeyer, Olaf; Brakhage, Axel A.; Gunde-Cimerman, Nina; De Beer, Z. Wilhelm; Dickschat, Jeroen S.; Poulsen, Michael; Beemelmanns, Christine (American Society for Microbiology, 2021-06)
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  • Lee, Seoung Rak; Schalk, Felix; Schwitalla, Jan W.; Benndorf, Rene; Vollmers, John; Kaster, Anne-Kristin; De Beer, Z. Wilhelm; Park, Minji; Ahn, Mi-Jeong; Jung, Won Hee; Beemelmanns, Christine; Kim, Ki Hyun (American Chemical Society, 2020-09)
  • Um, Soohyun; Guo, Huijuan; Thiengmag, Sirinthra; Benndorf, Rene; Murphy, Robert; Rischer, Maja; Braga, Daniel; Poulsen, Michael; De Beer, Z. Wilhelm; Lackner, Gerald; Beemelmanns, Christine (American Chemical Society, 2021-07)
    Morphotype switches frequently occur in Actinobacteria and are often associated with disparate natural product production. Here, we report on differences in the secondary metabolomes of two morphotypes of a Streptomyces ...
  • Perez-Sanchez, Horacio; Den-Haan, Helena; Pena-Garcia, Jorge; Lozano-Sanchez, Jesus; Moreno, María Encarnacion Martínez; Sanchez-Perez, Antonia; Munoz, Andres; Ruiz-Espinosa, Pedro; Pereira, Andreia S.P.; Katsikoudi, Antigoni; Hernandez, Jose Antonio Gabaldon; Stojanovic, Ivana; Carretero, Antonio Segura; Tzakos, Andreas G. (American Chemical Society, 2020-07)
    The DIA-DB is a web server for the prediction of diabetes drugs that uses two different and complementary approaches: (a) comparison by shape similarity against a curated database of approved antidiabetic drugs and ...
  • Studholme, David J.; Wicker, Emmanuel; Abrare, Sadik Muzemil; Aspin, Andrew; Bogdanove, Adam; Broders, Kirk; Dubrow, Zoe; Grant, Murray; Jones, Jeffrey B.; Karamura, Georgina; Lang, Jillian; Leach, Jan; Mahuku, George; Nakato, Gloria Valentine; Coutinho, Teresa A.; Smith, Julian; Bull, Carolee T. (American Phytopathological Society, 2020-06)
    We present an amended description of the bacterial species Xanthomonas vasicola to include the causative agent of banana Xanthomonas wilt, as well as strains that cause disease on Areca palm, Tripsacum grass, sugarcane, ...
  • Liu, Q.L.; Li, JieQiong; Wingfield, Michael J.; Duong, Tuan A.; Wingfield, Brenda D.; Crous, Pedro W.; Chen, S.F. (Fungal Biodiversity Centre (CBS), 2020-09)
    Calonectria represents a genus of phytopathogenic ascomycetous fungi with a worldwide distribution. In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of taxonomic studies on these fungi. Currently, there are 169 ...
  • Song, Jie; Liang, Jun-Feng; Mehrabi-Koushki, Mehdi; Krisai-Greilhuber, Irmgard; Ali, Barkat; Bhatt, Vinod Kumar; Cerna-Mendoza, Agustín; Chen, Bin; Chen, Zai-Xiong; Chu, Hong-Long; Corazon-Guivin, Mike Anderson; Alves da Silva, Gladstone; De Kesel, Andre; Dima, Balint; Dovana, Francesco; Farokhinejad, Reza; Ferisin, Guliano; Guerrero-Abad, Juan Carlos; Guo, Ting; Han, Li-Hong; Ilyas, Sobia; Justo, Alfredo; Khalid, Abdul Nasir; Khodadadi-Pourarpanahi, Sadigheh; Li, Tai-Hui; Liu, Chao; Lorenzini, Marilinda; Lu, Jun-Kun; Mumtaz, Abdul Samad; Oehl, Fritz; Pan, Xue-Yu; Papp, Viktor; Qian, Wu; Razaq, Abdul; Semwal, Kamal C.; Tang, Li-Zhou; Tian, Xue-Lian; Vallejos-Tapullima, Adela; Van der Merwe, Nicolaas Albertus (Albie); Wang, Sheng-Kun; Wang, Chao-Qun; Yang, Rui-Heng; Yu, Fei; Zapparoli, Giacomo; Zhang, Ming; Antonín, Vladimir; Aptroot, Andre; Aslan, Ali; Banerjee, Arghya; Chatterjee, Subrata; Dirks, Alden C.; Ebrahimi, Leila; Fotouhifar, Khalil-Berdi; Ghosta, Youbert; Kalinina, Lyudmila B.; Karahan, Dilara; Liu, Jingyu; Maiti, Mrinal Kumar; Mookherjee, Abhirup; Nath, Partha Sarathi; Panja, Birendranath; Saha, Jayanta; Sevcíkova, Hana; Voglmayr, Hermann; Yazıcı, Kenan; Haelewaters, Danny (Verlag Ferdinand Berger, 2020)
    Thirteen new species are formally described: Cortinarius brunneocarpus from Pakistan, C. lilacinoarmillatus from India, Curvularia khuzestanica on Atriplex lentiformis from Iran, Gloeocantharellus neoechinosporus from ...
  • Cao, You-Long; Li, Yan-long; Fan, Yun-Fang; Li, Zhen; Yoshida, Kouki; Wang, Jie-Yu; Ma, Xiao-Kai; Wang, Ning; Mitsuda, Nobutaka; Kotake, Toshihisa; Ishimizu, Takeshi; Tsai, Kun-Chan; Niu, Shan-Ce; Zhang, Diyang; Sun, Wei-Hong; Luo, Qing; Zhao, Jian-Hua; Yin, Yue; Zhang, Bo; Wang, Jun-Yi; Qin, Ken; An, Wei; He, Jun; Dai, Guo-Li; Wang, Ya-Jun; Shi, Zhi-Gang; Jiao, En-Ning; Wu, Peng-Ju; Liu, Xuedie; Liu, Bin; Liao, Xing-Yu; Jiang, Yu-Ting; Yu, Xia; Hao, Yang; Xu, Xin-Yu; Zou, Shuang-Quan; Li, Ming-He; Hsiao, Yu-Yun; Lin, Yu-Fu; Liang, Chieh-Kai; Chen, You-Yi; Wu, Wan-Lin; Lu, Hsiang-Chai; Lan, Si-Ren; Wang, Zhi-Wen; Zhao, Xiang; Zhong, Wen-Ying; Yeh, Chuan-Ming; Tsai, Wen-Chieh; Van de Peer, Yves; Liu, Zhong-Jian (Nature Research, 2021-06)
    Wolfberry Lycium, an economically important genus of the Solanaceae family, contains approximately 80 species and shows a fragmented distribution pattern among the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Although several ...
  • Zwaenepoel, Arthur; Van de Peer, Yves (Oxford University Press, 2020-09)
    Ancient whole-genome duplications (WGDs) leave signatures in comparative genomic data sets that can be harnessed to detect these events of presumed evolutionary importance. Current statistical approaches for the detection ...
  • Schroder, Michelle L.; Slippers, Bernard; Wingfield, Michael J.; Hurley, Brett Phillip (Springer, 2020-01)
    Gonipterus scutellatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), once thought to be a single species, is now known to reside in a complex of at least eight cryptic species. Two of these species (G. platensis and G. pulverulentus) and ...
  • Thoresen, Mariska; Malgas, Samkelo; Mafa, Mpho Stephen; Pletschke, Brett Ivan (MDPI, 2021-01)
    The conventional endo–exo synergism model has extensively been supported in literature, which is based on the perception that endoglucanases (EGs) expose or create accessible sites on the cellulose chain to facilitate ...
  • Ojo, Michael C.; Osunsanmi, Foluso O.; Cele, Nkosinathi D.; Zharare, Godfrey E.; Mosa, Rebamang Anthony; Opoku, Andy R. (MS-Editions, 2021-07)
    Reactive oxygen species are implicated in multiple pathological conditions including erectile dysfunction. This study evaluated the in vitro and in vivo antioxidant potential of the methanolic extracts of Inula glomerata ...
  • Crous, Pedro W.; Cowan, Don A.; Maggs-Kolling, G.; Yilmaz, Nerima; Larsson, E.; Angelini, C.; Brandrud, T.E.; Dearnaley, J.D.W.; Dima, B.; Dovana, F.; Fechner, N.; García, D.; Gene, J.; Halling, R.E.; Houbraken, J.; Leonard, P.; Luangsa-ard, J.J.; Noisripoom, W.; Rea-Ireland, A.E.; Sevcíkova, H.; Smyth, C.W.; Vizzini, A.; Adam, J.D.; Adams, G.C.; Alexandrova, A.V.; Alizadeh, A.; Duarte, E. Alvarez; Andjic, V.; Antonín, V.; Arenas, F.; Assabgui, R.; Ballarà, J.; Banwell, A.; BerrafTebbal, A.; Bhatt, V.K.; Bonito, G.; Botha, W.; Burgess, T.I.; Cabon, M.; Calvert, J.; Carvalhais, L.C.; Courtecuisse, R.; Cullington, P.; Davoodian, N.; Decock, C.A.; Dimitrov, R.; Piazza, S. Di; Drenth, A.; Dumez, S.; Eichmeier, A.; Etayo, J.; Fernández, I.; Fiard, J.-P.; Fournier, J.; Fuentes-Aponte, S.; Ghanbary, M.A.T.; Ghorbani, G.; Giraldo, A.; Glushakova, A.M.; Gouliamova, D.E.; Guarro, J.; Halleen, F.; Hampe, F.; Hernandez-Restrepo, M.; Iturrieta-González, I.; Jeppson, M.; Kachalkin, A.V.; Karimi, O.; Khalid, A.N.; Khonsanit, A.; Kim, J.I.; Kim, K.; Kiran, M.; Krisai-Greilhuber, I.; Kucera, V.; Kusan, I.; Langenhoven, S.D.; Lebel, T.; Lebeuf, R.; Liimatainen, K.; Linde, C.; Lindner, D.L.; Lombard, L.; Mahamedi, A.E.; Matocec, N.; Maxwell, A.; May, T.W.; McTaggart, A.R.; Meijer, M.; Mesic, A.; Mileto, A.J.; Miller, A.N.; Molia, A.; Mongkolsamrit, S.; Munoz Cortes, C.; Munoz-Mohedano, J.; Morte, A.; Morozova, O.V.; Mostert, L.; Mostowfizadeh-Ghalamfarsa, R.; Nagy, L.G.; Navarro-Ródenas, A.; Örstadius, L.; Overton, B.E.; Papp, V.; Para, R.; Peintner, U.; Pham, T.H.G.; Pordel, A.; Pošta, A.; Rodríguez, A.; Romberg, M.; Sandoval-Denis, M.; Seifert, K.A.; Semwal, K.C.; Sewall, B.J.; Shivas, R.G.; Slovák, M.; Smith, K.; Spetik, M.; Spies, C.F.J.; Syme, K.; Tasanathai, K.; Thorn, R.G.; Tkalčec, Z.; Tomashevskaya, M.A.; Torres-Garcia, D.; Ullah, Z.; Visagie, C.M. (Cobus); Voitk, A.; Winton, L.M.; Groenewald, J.Z. (Naturalis Biodiversity Center, 2020-12)
    Novel species of fungi described in this study include those from various countries as follows: Australia, Austroboletus asper on soil, Cylindromonium alloxyli on leaves of Alloxylon pinnatum, Davidhawksworthia quintiniae ...

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