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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  • Lories, Bram; Belpaire, Tom E.R.; Yssel, A.E.J. (Anna); Ramon, Herman; Steenackers, Hans P. (Elsevier, 2020-12)
    Salmonella biofilms are a common cause of contaminations in the food or feed industry. In a screening for novel compounds to combat biofilm-associated foodborne outbreaks, we identified agaric acid as a Salmonella Typhimurium ...
  • Athingo, Rauna; Tenzin, Tenzin; Coetzer, Andre; Hikufe, Emmanuel H.; Peter, Josephat; Hango, Laina; Haimbodi, Tangeni; Lipinge, Johannes; Haufiku, Frenada; Naunyango, Matias; Kephas, Magano; Shilongo, Albertina; Shoombe, Kenneth K.; Khaiseb, Siegfried; Letshwenyo, Moetapele; Pozzetti, Patricia; Nake, Lorenz; Nel, Louis Hendrik; Freuling, Conrad M.; Muller, Thomas; Torres, Gregorio (Public Library of Science, 2020-12-28)
    Domestic dogs are responsible for 99% of all cases of human rabies and thus, mass dog vaccination has been demonstrated to be the most effective approach towards the elimination of dog-mediated human rabies. Namibia ...
  • Nakato, Gloria Valentine; Studholme, David J.; Blomme, Guy; Grant, Murray; Murray Grant; Coutinho, Teresa A.; Were, Evans M.; Wicker, Emmanuel; Mahuku, George (Wiley, 2021-04)
    For decades, Xanthomonas vasicola pv. musacearum (Xvm) has been an economically important bacterial pathogen on enset in Ethiopia. Since 2001, Xvm has also been responsible for significant losses to banana crops in several ...
  • Chitray, Melanie; Kotecha, Abhay; Nsamba, Peninah; Ren, Jingshan; Maree, Sonja; Ramulongo, Tovhowani; Paul, Guntram; Theron, Jacques; Fry, Elizabeth E.; Stuart, David I.; Maree, Francois Frederick (Public Library of Science, 2020-09-29)
    Field isolates of foot-and-mouth disease viruses (FMDVs) utilize integrin-mediated cell entry but many, including Southern African Territories (SAT) viruses, are difficult to adapt to BHK- 21 cells, thus hampering ...
  • Guignard, Quentin; Bouwer, Marc Clement; Slippers, Bernard; Allison, Jeremy D. (Public Library of Science, 2020-12-31)
    A putative male-produced pheromone has recently been described for the global pest of pines, Sirex noctilio, but field-activity has not been demonstrated. This study aimed to investigate the pheromone biology of S. ...
  • Gui, Furong; Lan, Tianming; Zhao, Yue; Guo, Wei; Dong, Yang; Fang, Dongming; Liu, Huan; Li, Haimeng; Wang, Hongli; Hao, Ruoshi; Cheng, Xiaofang; Li, Yahong; Yang, Pengcheng; Sahu, Sunil Kumar; Chen, Yaping; Cheng, Le; He, Shuqi; Liu, Ping; Fan, Guangyi; Lu, Haorong; Hu, Guohai; Dong, Wei; Chen, Bin; Jiang, Yuan; Zhang, Yongwei; Xu, Hanhong; Lin, Fei; Slippers, Bernard; Postma, Alissa; Jackson, Matthew; Abate, Birhan Addisie; Tesfaye, Kassahun; Demie, Aschalew Lemma; Bayeleygne, Meseret Destaw; Degefu, Dawit Tesfaye; Chen, Feng; Kuria, Paul K.; Kinyua, Zachary M.; Liu, Tong-Xian; Yang, Huanming; Huang, Fangneng; Liu, Xin; Sheng, Jun; Kang, Le (SpringerOpen, 2021)
    The fall armyworm (FAW), Spodoptera frugiperda, is a destructive pest native to America and has recently become an invasive insect pest in China. Because of its rapid spread and great risks in China, understanding of FAW ...
  • Dziwornu, Godwin Akpeko; Coertzen, Dina; Leshabane, Meta; Korkor, Constance M.; Cloete, Cleavon K.; Njoroge, Mathew; Gibhard, Liezl; Lawrence, Nina; Reader, Janette; Van der Watt, M.E. (Mariette); Wittlin, Sergio; Birkholtz, Lyn-Marie; Chibale, Kelly (American Chemical Society, 2021-04)
    A novel series of antimalarial benzimidazole derivatives incorporating phenolic Mannich base side chains at the C2 position, which possess dual asexual blood and sexual stage activities, is presented. Structure–activity ...
  • Zhao, p.; Qi, X.H.; Crous, Pedro W.; Duan, W.J.; Cai, L. (Naturalis Biodiversity Center and Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, 2020-01-10)
    Gymnosporangium species (Pucciniaceae, Pucciniales, Basidiomycota) are the causal agents of cedarapple rust diseases, which can lead to significant economic losses to apple cultivars. Currently, the genus contains 17 ...
  • Marincowitz, Seonju; Duong, Tuan A.; Taerum, Stephen J.; De Beer, Z. Wilhelm; Wingfield, Michael J. (Naturalis Biodiversity Center and Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, 2020-07-22)
    The red turpentine beetle (RTB; Dendroctonus valens) is a bark beetle that is native to Central and North America. This insect is well-known to live in association with a large number of Ophiostomatalean fungi. The beetle ...
  • Guo, Y.S.; Crous, Pedro W.; Bai, Q.; Fu, M.; Yang, M.M.; Wang, X.H.; Du, Y.M.; Hong, N.; Xu, W.X.; Wang, G.P. (Naturalis Biodiversity Center and Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, 2020-02-06)
    Species of Diaporthe (syn. Phomopsis) are important endophytes, saprobes and pathogens, infecting a wide range of plants and resulting in important crop diseases. However, the species occurring on pear remain largely unresolved. ...
  • Li, JieQiong; Wingfield, Brenda D.; Wingfield, Michael J.; Barnes, Irene; Fourie, Arista; Crous, Pedro W.; Chen, S.F. (Naturalis Biodiversity Center and Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, 2020-03-17)
    The genus Calonectria includes many important plant pathogens with a wide global distribution. In order to better understand the reproductive biology of these fungi, we characterised the structure of the mating type ...
  • Reader, Janette; Van der Watt, M.E. (Mariette); Taylor, Dale; Le Manach, Claire; Mittal, Nimisha; Ottilie, Sabine; Theron, Anjo; Moyo, Phanankosi; Erlank, Erica; Nardini, Luisa; Venter, Nelius; Lauterbach, Sonja; Bezuidenhout, Belinda; Horatscheck, Andre; Van Heerden, Ashleigh; Spillman, Natalie J.; Cowell, Anne N.; Connacher, Jessica I.; Opperman, Daniel; Orchard, Lindsey M.; Llinas, Manuel; Istvan, Eva S.; Goldberg, Daniel E.; Boyle, Grant A.; Calvo, David; Mancama, Dalu; Coetzer, Theresa L.; Winzeler, Elizabeth A.; Duffy, James; Koekemoer, Lizette L.; Basarab, Gregory; Chibale, Kelly; Birkholtz, Lyn-Marie (Nature Publishing Group, 2021-01)
    Chemical matter is needed to target the divergent biology associated with the different life cycle stages of Plasmodium. Here, we report the parallel de novo screening of the Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) Pandemic ...
  • Van Heerden, Ashleigh; Van Wyk, Roelof Daniel Jacobus; Birkholtz, Lyn-Marie (Frontiers Media, 2021-06)
    The rapid development of antimalarial resistance motivates the continued search for novel compounds with a mode of action (MoA) different to current antimalarials. Phenotypic screening has delivered thousands of promising ...
  • Gwarinda, Hazel B.; Tessema, Sofonias K.; Raman, Jaishree; Greenhouse, Bryan; Birkholtz, Lyn-Marie (BMC, 2021-02)
    BACKGROUND : South Africa aims to eliminate malaria transmission by 2023. However, despite sustained vector control efforts and case management interventions, the Vhembe District remains a malaria transmission hotspot. To ...
  • Connacher, Jessica I.; Josling, Gabrielle A.; Orchard, Lindsey M.; Reader, Janette; Llinas, Manuel; Birkholtz, Lyn-Marie (BMC, 2021-04)
    BACKGROUND : The Plasmodium sexual gametocyte stages are the only transmissible form of the malaria parasite and are thus responsible for the continued transmission of the disease. Gametocytes undergo extensive functional ...
  • Leshabane, Meta; Dziwornu, Godwin Akpeko; Coertzen, Dina; Reader, Janette; Moyo, Phanankosi; Van der Watt, M.E. (Mariette); Chisanga, Kelly; Nsanzubuhoro, Consolata; Ferger, Richard; Erlank, Erica; Venter, Nelius; Koekemoer, Lizette; Chibale, Kelly; Birkholtz, Lyn-Marie (American Chemical Society, 2021-03)
    The continued emergence of resistance to front-line antimalarial treatments is of great concern. Therefore, new compounds that potentially have a novel target in various developmental stages of Plasmodium parasites are ...
  • Yang, Fu-Sheng; Nie, Shuai; Liu, Hui; Shi, Tian-Le; Tian, Xue-Chan; Zhou, Shan-Shan; Bao, Yu-Tao; Jia, Kai-Hua; Guo, Jing-Fang; Zhao, Wei; An, Na; Zhang, Ren-Gang; Yun, Quan-Zheng; Wang, Xin-Zhu; Mannapperuma, Chanaka; Porth, Ilga; El-Kassaby, Yousry Aly; Street, Nathaniel Robert; Wang, Xiao-Ru; Van de Peer, Yves; Mao, Jian-Feng (Nature Publising Group, 2020-10-19)
    Azaleas (Ericaceae) comprise one of the most diverse ornamental plants, renowned for their cultural and economic importance. We present a chromosome-scale genome assembly for Rhododendron simsii, the primary ancestor of ...
  • Paap, Trudy; Wingfield, Michael J.; Burgess, Treena I.; Hulbert, J.M. (Joey); Santini, Alberto (Pensoft Publishers, 2020-10-15)
    Invasive alien species are widely recognised as significant drivers of global environmental change, with far reaching ecological and socio-economic impacts. The trend of continuous increases in first records, with no ...
  • Jordaan, Karen; Lappan, Rachael; Dong, Xiyang; Aitkenhead, Ian J.; Bay, Sean K.; Chiri, Eleonora; Wieler, Nimrod; Meredith, Laura K.; Cowan, Don A.; Chown, Steven L.; Greening, Chris (American Society for Microbiology, 2020-11-17)
    How the diverse bacterial communities inhabiting desert soils maintain energy and carbon needs is much debated. Traditionally, most bacteria are thought to persist by using organic carbon synthesized by photoautotrophs ...
  • O’Donnell, Kerry; Al-Hatmi, Abdullah M.S.; Aoki, Takayuki; Brankovics, Balazs; Cano-Lira, Jose F.; Coleman, Jeffrey J.; De Hoog, G. Sybren; Di Pietro, Antonio; Frandsen, Rasmus J.N.; Geiser, David M.; Gibas, Connie F.C.; Guarro, Josep; Kim, Hye-Seon; Kistler, H. Corby; Laraba, Imane; Leslie, John F.; Lopez-Berges, Manuel S.; Lysoe, Erik; Meis, Jacques F.; Monod, Michel; Proctor, Robert H.; Rep, Martijn; Ruiz-Roldan, Carmen; Sisic, Adnan; Stajich, Jason E.; Steenkamp, Emma Theodora; Summerell, Brett A.; Van der Lee, Theo A.J.; Van Diepeningen, Anne D.; Verweij, Paul E.; Waalwijk, Cees; Ward, Todd J.; Wickes, Brian L.; Wiederhold, Nathan P.; Wingfield, Michael J.; Zhang, Ning; Zhang, Sean X. (American Society for Microbiology, 2020-09-16)
    This article is to alert medical mycologists and infectious disease specialists of recent name changes of medically important species of the filamentous mold Fusarium. Fusarium species can cause localized and life-threating ...

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