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

  • Santini, Alberto; Liebhold, Andrew; Migliorini, Duccio; Woodward, Steve (Nature Publishing Group, 2018-01)
    Co-evolution between plants and parasites, including herbivores and pathogens, has arguably generated much of Earth's biological diversity. Within an ecosystem, co-evolution of plants and pathogens is a stepwise reciprocal ...
  • Fourie, Arista; Wingfield, Michael J.; Wingfield, Brenda D.; Van der Nest, Magrieta Aletta; Loots, Mattheus Theodor; Barnes, Irene (Elsevier, 2018-03)
    Ceratocystis fimbriata is a fungal plant pathogen that causes black rot on Ipomoea batatas. Based on inoculation studies on numerous tree species, the pathogen is known to be host specific. The closely related species, ...
  • Paap, Trudy; De Beer, Z. Wilhelm; Migliorini, Duccio; Nel, W.J.; Wingfield, Michael J. (Springer, 2018-03)
    The polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB), an ambrosia beetle (Coleoptera: Curculeonidae: Scolytinae) native to Asia, together with its fungal symbiont Fusarium euwallaceae, has emerged as an important invasive pest killing ...
  • Ullah, Chhana; Unsicker, Sybille B.; Fellenberg, Christin; Constabel, C. Peter; Schmidt, Axel; Gershenzon, Jonathan; Hammerbacher, Almuth (American Society of Plant Biologists, 2017-12)
    Phenolic secondary metabolites are often thought to protect plants against attack by microbes, but their role in defense against pathogen infection in woody plants has not been investigated comprehensively. We studied the ...
  • Magadlela, Anathi; Beukes, Chrizelle Winsie; Venter, Stephanus N. (Fanus); Steenkamp, Emma Theodora; Valentine, Alex (Elsevier, 2017-01)
    Virgilia divaricata is an indigenous forest margin legume growing in nutrient richer soils, but it is also known to invade the N and P poorer soils of the mature fynbos, a nutrient-poor ecosystem in the Cape Floristic ...
  • Paap, Trudy; Burgess, Treena I.; Wingfield, Michael J. (Springer, 2017-12)
    Urban trees have been increasingly appreciated for the many benefits they provide. As concentrated hubs of human-mediated movement, the urban landscape is, however, often the first point of contact for exotic pests including ...
  • Read, David Alan; Palacios, M.F.; Figueroa, J.; Stein, B.; Pietersen, Gerhard (Springer, 2018-02)
    Citrus tristeza virus (CTV) is endemic throughout the citrus production areas of South Africa and mild-strain cross-protection is employed to combat the negative effects of severe-strain infections. The country is among ...
  • Chitray, Melanie; Grazioli, S.; Willems, T.; Tshabalala, T.; De Vleeschauwer, A.; Esterhuysen, J.J.; Brocchi, E.; De Clercq, K.; Maree, Francois Frederick (Elsevier, 2018-05)
    The effective control of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) requires sensitive, specific and rapid diagnostic tools. However, the control and eradication of FMD in Africa is complicated by, among other factors, the existence of ...
  • Glidden, Caroline K.; Beechler, Brianna; Buss, Peter Erik; Charleston, Bryan; De Klerk-Lorist, Lin-Mari; Maree, Francois Frederick; Muller, Timothy; Perez-Martin, Eva; Scott, Katherine Anne; Van Schalkwyk, Ockert Louis; Jolles, Anna (Frontiers Media, 2018-01-11)
    Detecting exposure to new or emerging pathogens is a critical challenge to protecting human, domestic animal, and wildlife health. Yet, current techniques to detect infections typically target known pathogens of humans or ...
  • Chang, Runlei; Duong, Tuan A.; Taerum, Stephen J.; Wingfield, Michael J.; Zhou, Xudong; De Beer, Z. Wilhelm (Pensoft Publishers, 2017-12-21)
    The Ophiostomatales is an Ascomycete order of fungi that accommodates several tree pathogens and many species that degrade wood. These fungi are commonly vectored by Scolytine bark and ambrosia beetles. In recent years ...
  • Palmer, Marike; Steenkamp, Emma Theodora; Coetzee, Martin Petrus Albertus; Blom, Jochen; Venter, S.N. (Stephanus Nicolaas) (Frontiers Media, 2018-02-06)
    Bacteriologists have strived toward attaining a natural classification system based on evolutionary relationships for nearly 100 years. In the early twentieth century it was accepted that a phylogeny-based system would ...
  • Storm, Nadia; Jansen van Vuren, Petrus; Markotter, Wanda; Paweska, Janusz Tadeusz (MDPI Publishing, 2018-02-10)
    Egyptian rousette bats (ERBs) are reservoir hosts for the Marburg virus (MARV). The immune dynamics and responses to MARV infection in ERBs are poorly understood, and limited information exists on the role of antibodies ...
  • Wilken, P.M ( Markus); Steenkamp, Emma Theodora; Van der Nest, Magrieta Aletta; Wingfield, Michael J.; De Beer, Z. Wilhelm; Wingfield, Brenda D. (Elsevier, 2018-01)
    Sexual reproduction in the Ascomycota is controlled by genes encoded at the mating-type or MAT1 locus. The two allelic versions of this locus in heterothallic species, referred to as idiomorphs, are defined by the MAT1-1-1 ...
  • Krisai-Greilhuber, Irmgard; Chen, Yun; Jabeen, Sana; Madrid, Hugo; Marincowitz, Seonju; Razaq, Abdul; Sevcikova, Hana; Voglmayr, Hermann; Yazici, Kenan; Aptroot, Andre; Aslan, Ali; Boekhout, Teun; Borovicka, Jan; Crous, Pedro W.; Ilyas, Sobia; Jami, Fahimeh; Jiang, Yu-Lan; Khalid, Abdul Nasir; Kolecka, Anna; Konvalinkova, Tereza; Norphanphoun, Chada; Shaheen, Shabnum; Wang, Yong; Wingfield, Michael J.; Wu, Shi-Ping; Wu, Yue-Ming; Yu, Jie-Ying (Verlag Ferdinand Berger, 2017-12)
    The present study introduces seven new species, one new combination, one new variety and several interesting taxonomical notes and/or geographical records. Most of the new taxa are Ascomycetes, but the study also includes ...
  • Liu, F.F.; Barnes, Irene; Roux, Jolanda; Wingfield, Michael J.; Chen, ShuaiFei (Wiley, 2018-01)
    The ascomycete genus Ceratocystis has a broad geographic distribution and includes pathogens of a wide range of mostly woody hosts. Black rot of Colocasia esculenta (taro), a popular cultivated root crop in China, is caused ...
  • Strydom, Elrea; Pietersen, Gerhard (Springer, 2018-01)
    Infection of soybean by the plant cytorhabdovirus soybean blotchy mosaic virus (SbBMV) results in significant yield losses in the temperate, lower-lying soybean production regions of South Africa. A 277 bp portion of the ...
  • Guarnaccia, V.; Groenewald, J.Z.; Polizzi, G.; Crous, Pedro W. (Naturalis Biodiversity Center, 2017-06-07)
    Species of Colletotrichum are considered important plant pathogens, saprobes, and endophytes on a wide range of plant hosts. Several species are well-known on citrus, either as agents of pre- or post-harvest infections, such ...
  • Crous, Pedro W.; Wingfield, Michael J.; Burgess, T.I.; Carnegie, A.J.; Hardy, G.E.St.J.; Smith, D.; Summerell, B.A.; Cano-Lira, J.F.; Guarro, J.; Houbraken, J.; Lombard, L.; Martín, M.P.; Sandoval-Denis, M.; Alexandrova, A.V.; Barnes, C.W.; Baseia, I.G.; Bezerra, J.D.P.; Guarnaccia, V.; May, T.W.; HernAndez-Restrepo, M.; Stchigel, A.M.; Miller, A.N.; OrdoNez, M.E.; Abreu, V.P.; Accioly, T.; Agnello, C.; Colman, A. Agustin; Albuquerque, C.C.; Alfredo, D.S.; Alvarado, P.; AraUjo-Magalhaes, G.R.; Arauzo, S.; Atkinson, T.; Barili, A.; Barreto, R.W.; Bezerra, J.L.; Cabral, T.S.; Rodríguez, F. Camello; Cruz, R.H.S.F.; Daniels, P.P.; Da Silva, B.D.B.; De Almeida, D.A.C.; De Carvalho Júnior, A.A.; Decock, C.A.; Delgat, L.; Denman, S.; Dimitrov, R.A.; Edwards, J.; Fedosova, A.G.; Ferreira, R.J.; Firmino, A.L.; Flores, J.A.; Garcia, D.; Gene, J.; Giraldo, A.; Gois, J.S.; Gomes, A.A.M.; Goncalves, C.M.; Gouliamova, D.E.; Groenewald, M.; Gueorguiev, B.V.; Guevara-Suarez, M.; Gusmao, L.F.P.; Hasaka, K.; Hubka, V.; Huhndorf, S.M.; Jadan, M.; Jurjevic, Z.; Kraak, B.; Kucera, V.; Kumar, T.K.A.; Kusan, I.; Lacerda, S.R; Lamlertthon, S.; Lisboa, W.S.; Loizides, M.; Luangsa-ard, J.J.; Lyskova, P.; Mac Cormack, W.P.; Macedo, D.M.; Machado, A.R.; Malysheva, E.F.; Marinho, P.; Matocec, N.; Meijer, M.; Mesic, A.; Mongkolsamrit, S.; Moreira, K.A.; Morozova, O.V.; Nair, K.U.; Nakamura, N.; Noisripoom, W.; Olariaga, I.; Oliveira, R.J.V.; Paiva, L.M.; Pawar, P.; Pereira, O.L.; Peterson, S.W.; Sharma, R.; Silva, G.A.; Souza-Motta, C.M.; Takeuchi-Kaneko, Y.; Tanaka, C.; Thakur, A.; Smith, M.Th.; Tkalcec, Z.; Valenzuela-Lopez, N.; Van der Kleij, P.; Verbeken, A.; Viana, M.G.; Wang, X.W.; Groenewald, J.Z. (Naturalis Biodiversity Center, 2017-12-20)
    Novel species of fungi described in this study include those from various countries as follows: Antarctica: Cadophora antarctica from soil. Australia: Alfaria dandenongensis on Cyperaceae, Amphosoma persooniae on Persoonia ...
  • Jansen van Vuren, Petrus; Wiley, Michael R.; Palacios, Gustavo; Storm, Nadia; Markotter, Wanda; Birkhead, Monica; Kemp, Alan; Paweska, Janusz Tadeusz (Microbiology Society, 2017-05)
    The Bunyaviridae family comprises viruses causing diseases of public and veterinary health importance, including viral haemorrhagic and arboviral fevers. We report the isolation, identification and genome characterization ...
  • Zlatković, Milica; Wingfield, Michael J.; Jami, Fahimeh; Slippers, Bernard (Wiley, 2018-01)
    The Botryosphaeriaceae is a diverse family of endophytes and fungal pathogens of mainly woody plants. We considered the host range and distribution of these fungi by sampling diseased ornamental and forest trees and shrubs ...

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