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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  • Crous, Pedro W.; Wingfield, Michael J.; Burgess, T.I.; Hardy, G.E.St.J.; Gene, J.; Guarro, J.; Baseia, I.G.; Garcia, D.; Gusmao, L.F.P.; Souza-Motta, C.M.; Thangavel, R.; Adamcík, S.; Barili, A.; Barnes, C.W.; Bezerra, J.D.P.; Bordallo, J.J.; Cano-Lira, J.F.; De Oliveira, R.J.V.; Ercole, E.; Hubka, V.; Iturrieta-Gonzalez, I.; Kubatova, A.; Martín, M.P.; Moreau, P.-A.; Morte, A.; Ordonez, M.E.; Rodríguez, A.; Stchigel, A.M.; Vizzini, A.; Abdollahzadeh, J.; Abreu, V.P.; Adamcíkova, K.; Albuquerque, G.M.R.; Alexandrova, A.V.; Alvarez Duarte, E.; Armstrong-Cho, C.; Banniza, S.; Barbosa, R.N.; Bellanger, J.-M.; Bezerra, J.L.; Cabral, T.S.; Cabon, M.; Caicedo, E.; Cantillo, T.; Carnegie, A.J.; Carmo, L.T.; Castañeda-Ruiz, R.F.; Clement, C.R.; Cmokova, A.; Conceição, L.B.; Cruz, R.H.S.F.; Damm, u.; Da Silva, B.D.B.; Da Silva, G.A.; Da Silva, R.M.F.; De A. Santiago, A.L.C.M.; De Oliveira, L.F.; De Souza, C.A.F.; Deniel, F.; Dima, B.; Dong, G.; Edwards, J.; Felix, C.R.; Fournier, J.; Gibertoni, T.B.; Hosaka, K.; Iturriaga, T.; Jadan, M.; Jany, J.-L.; Jurjevic, Z.; Kolarík, M.; Kusan, I.; Landell, M.F.; Leite Cordeiro, T.R.; Lima, D.X.; Loizides, M.; Luo, S.; Machado, A.R.; Madrid, H.; Magalhaes, O.M.C.; Marinho, P.; Matocec, N.; Mesic, A.; Miller, A.N.; Morozova, O.V.; Neves, R.P.; Nonaka, K.; Novakova, A.; Oberlies, N.H.; Oliveira-Filho, J.R.C.; Oliveira, T.G.L.; Papp, V.; Pereira, O.L.; Perrone, G.; Peterson, S.W.; Pham, T.H.G.; Raja, H.A.; Raudabaugh, D.B.; Rehulka, J.; Rodríguez-Andrade, E.; Saba, M.; Schauflerova, A.; Shivas, R.G.; Simonini, G.; Siqueira, J.P.Z.; Sousa, J.O.; Stajsic, V.; Svetasheva, T.; Tan, Y.P.; Tkalcec, Z.; Ullah, S.; Valente, P.; Valenzuela-Lopez, N.; Abrinbana, M.; Viana Marques, D.A.; Wong, P.T.W.; Xavier de Lima, V.; Groenewald, J.Z. (Naturalis Biodiversity Center, 2018-07-13)
    Novel species of fungi described in this study include those from various countries as follows: Australia, Chaetopsina eucalypti on Eucalyptus leaf litter, Colletotrichum cobbittiense from Cordyline stricta × C. australis ...
  • Doungsa-ard, C.; McTaggart, Alistair R.; Geering, A.D.W.; Shivas, R.G. (Naturalis Biodiversity Center, 2018-05-16)
    Uromycladium tepperianum has been reported on over 100 species of Acacia, as well as on the closely related plant genera, Falcataria, Racosperma and Paraserianthes. Previous studies have indicated that U. tepperianum may ...
  • Phoma, Sandra; Vikram, Surendra; Jansson, Janet K.; Ansorge, Isabelle J.; Cowan, Don A.; Van de Peer, Yves; Makhalanyane, Thulani P. (Nature Publising Group, 2018-07-12)
    Understanding the impact of oceanographic features on marine microbial ecosystems remains a major ecological endeavour. Here we assess microbial diversity, community structure and functional capacity along the Agulhas ...
  • Bonthond, G.; Sandoval-Denis, M.; Groenewald, J.Z.; Crous, Pedro W. (Naturalis Biodiversity Center, 2018-01-09)
    The genus Seiridium includes multiple plant pathogenic fungi well-known as causal organisms of cankers on Cupressaceae. Taxonomically, the status of several species has been a topic of debate, as the phylogeny of the genus ...
  • Guarnaccia, V.; Groenewald, J.Z.; Woodhall, J.; Armengol, J.; Cinelli, T.; Eichmeier, A.; Ezra, D.; Fontaine, F.; Gramaje, D.; Gutierrez-Aguirregabiria, A.; Kaliterna, J.; Kiss, L.; Larignon, P.; Luque, J.; Mugnai, L.; Naor, V.; Raposo, R.; Sandor, E.; Vaczy, K.Z.; Crous, Pedro W. (Naturalis Biodiversity Center, 2018-02-19)
    Species of Diaporthe are considered important plant pathogens, saprobes, and endophytes on a wide range of plant hosts. Several species are well-known on grapevines, either as agents of pre- or post-harvest infections, ...
  • Defoort, Jonas; Van de Peer, Yves; Vermeirssen, Vanessa (Oxford University Press, 2018-06-05)
    Gene regulatory networks (GRNs) consist of different molecular interactions that closely work together to establish proper gene expression in time and space. Especially in higher eukaryotes, many questions remain on ...
  • Smit, B.A.; Van Zyl, Elritha; Joubert, J.J.; Meyer, W.E. (Walter Ernst); Preveral, S.; Lefevre, C.T.; Venter, S.N. (Stephanus Nicolaas) (Wiley, 2018-05)
    Magnetotactic bacteria (MTB) have the unique ability to produce magnetic particles surrounded by a biomembrane to form the magnetosome organelle. Therefore, MTB have novel physical and magnetic properties and have consequently ...
  • Baloyi, I.T.; Cosa, Sekelwa; Combrinck, Sandra; Leonard, Carmen M.; Viljoen, Alvaro M. (Elsevier, 2019-02)
    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) primarily affect women and have increasingly become a serious health problem globally. These infections are largely attributed to the quorum sensing (QS)-dependent ability of pathogens to ...
  • Podolich, Olga; Kukharenko, Olga; Haidak, Andriy; Zaets, Iryna; Zaika, Leonid; Storozhuk, Olha; Palchikovska, Larysa; Orlovska, Iryna; Reva, Oleg N.; Borisova, Tatiana; Khirunenko, Ludmila; Sosnin, Mikhail; Rabbow, Elke; Kravchenko, Volodymyr; Skoryk, Mykola; Kremenskoy, Maksym; Demets, Rene; Olsson-Francis, Karen; Kozyrovska, Natalia; De Vera, Jean-Pierre Paul (Mary Ann Liebert, 2019-02-11)
    A kombucha multimicrobial culture (KMC) was exposed to simulated Mars-like conditions in low Earth orbit (LEO). The study was part of the BIOlogy and Mars EXperiment (BIOMEX), which was accommodated in the European Space ...
  • Hussey, S.G. (Steven); Grima-Pettenati, Jacqueline; Myburg, Alexander Andrew; Mizrachi, Eshchar; Brady, Siobhan M.; Yoshikuni, Yasuo; Deutsch, Samuel (American Chemical Society, 2019-01)
    Re-engineering of transcriptional networks regulating secondary cell wall formation may allow the improvement of plant biomass in widely grown plantation crops such as Eucalyptus. However, there is currently a scarcity of ...
  • Pietersen, Gerhard; Pietersen, G. (Jnr); Pietersen, I.; Stiller, M. (South African Society for Enology and Viticulture, 2018)
    Aster yellows phytoplasma (AY), only recently reported in South Africa and still limited in its distribution in the country, causes a serious disease of grapevine. A leafhopper, Mgenia fuscovaria (Stål)(Hemiptera: Cicadellidae), ...
  • Nakato, G.V.; Christelova, P.; Were, E.; Nyine, M.; Coutinho, Teresa A.; Dolezel, J.; Uwimana, B.; Swennen, R.; Mahuku, G. (Wiley, 2019-01)
    It is claimed that, with the exception of Musa balbisiana, all banana varieties are susceptible to bacterial wilt caused by Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum (Xcm). Despite being resistant to Xcm infection, M. balbisiana ...
  • Aylward, Janneke; Roets, Francois; Dreyer, Leanne L.; Wingfield, Michael J. (Wiley, 2019-01)
    BACKGROUND : Teratosphaeria gauchensis and T. zuluensis are closely related fungi that cause Teratosphaeria (previously Coniothyrium) stem canker disease on Eucalyptus species propagated in plantations for commercial ...
  • Vivas, Maria; Rolo, Victor; Wingfield, Michael J.; Slippers, Bernard (Elsevier, 2019-01)
    The phenotype of a plant can be shaped by the biotic and abiotic conditions to which their parents are subjected. This phenotypic plasticity known as maternal environmental effect occurs regardless of the changes in the ...
  • Pierneef, Rian; Clasen, Frederick Johannes; Bezuidt, K.I.O. (Keoagile Ignatius Oliver); Reva, Oleg N. (Bentham Open, 2018)
    BACKGROUND : Horizontal gene transfer of mobile genetic elements is an essential component of prokaryotic evolution. These insertion events in eukaryotes and particularly in the human genome have been investigated by ...
  • Octaria, Rany; Salyer, Stephanie J.; Blanton, Jesse; Pieracci, Emily G.; Munyua, Peninah; Millien, Max; Nel, Louis Hendrik; Wallace, Ryan M. (Public Library of Science, 2018-10-25)
    The World Health Organization (WHO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) have established a global ...
  • Burgess, Stewart T.G.; Bartley, Kathryn; Nunn, Francesca; Wright, Harry W.; Hughes, Margaret; Gemmell, Matthew; Haldenby, Sam; Paterson, Steve; Rombauts, Stephane; Tomley, Fiona M.; Blake, Damer P.; Pritchard, James; Schicht, Sabine; Strube, Christina; Oines, Oines; Van Leeuwen, Thomas; Van de Peer, Yves; Nisbet, Alasdair J. (American Society for Microbiology, 2018-11-08)
    The poultry red mite, Dermanyssus gallinae, is a major worldwide concern in the egg-laying industry. Here, we report the first draft genome assembly and gene prediction of Dermanyssus gallinae, based on combined PacBio ...
  • Coetzee, Martin Petrus Albertus; Wingfield, Brenda D.; Wingfield, Michael J. (MDPI, 2018-10-24)
    This review considers current knowledge surrounding species boundaries of the Armillaria root-rot pathogens and their distribution. In addition, a phylogenetic tree using translation elongation factor subunit 1-alpha ...
  • Mayoka, Godfrey; Njoroge, Mathew; Okombo, John; Gibhard, Liezl; Sanches-Vaz, Margarida; Fontinha, Diana; Birkholtz, Lyn-Marie; Reader, Janette; Van der Watt, M.E. (Mariette); Coetzer, Theresa L.; Lauterbach, Sonja B.; Churchyard, Alisje; Bezuidenhout, Belinda C.; Egan, Timothy J.; Yeates, Clive Leonard; Wittlin, Sergio; Prudêncio, Miguel; Chibale, Kelly (American Chemical Society, 2019)
    Structure–activity relationship studies involving N-aryl-3-trifluoromethyl pyrido[1,2-a]benzimidazoles (PBI) identified several compounds possessing potent in vitro activities against the asexual blood, liver, and gametocyte ...
  • Zlatković, Milica; Wingfield, Michael J.; Jami, Fahimeh; Slippers, Bernard (Wiley, 2019-02)
    In the past decade, trees and shrubs in the Western Balkans region have been damaged by canker and die‐back disease caused by Botryosphaeriaceae species. These pathogens include Neofusicoccum parvum and Diplodia sapinea. ...

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