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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  • 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 ...
  • Vivas, Maria; Crous, C.J.; Dames, J.F.; Van der Linde, Johannes Alwyn; Coetzee, Martin Petrus Albertus; Roux, Jolanda (Elsevier, 2018-03)
    Forest declines have been reported with increasing regularity during the last decade and are expected to increase due to the ongoing environmental changes. During adverse environmental conditions, plant symbioses with ...
  • Phasha, Mmatshepho M.; Wingfield, Brenda D.; Coetzee, Martin Petrus Albertus; Santana, Quentin C.; Fourie, Gerda; Steenkamp, Emma Theodora (Genetics Society of America, 2017-11)
    Removal of introns from transcribed RNA represents a crucial step during the production of mRNA in eukaryotes. Available whole-genome sequences and expressed sequence tags (ESTs) have increased our knowledge of this ...
  • Conlon, Benjamin H.; Mitchell, Jannette; De Beer, Z. Wilhelm; Caroe, Christian; Gilbert, M. Thomas P.; Eilenberg, Jorgen; Poulsen, Michael; De Fine Licht, Henrik H. (Elsevier, 2017-04)
    This article documents the public availability of genome sequence data and assembled contigs representing the partial draft genome of Ophiocordyceps bispora. As one of the few known pathogens of fungus-farming termites, ...
  • Read, David Alan; Palacios, M.F.; Kleynhans, Jackie; Figueroa, J.; Foguet, L.; Stein, B.; Pietersen, Gerhard (Springer, 2017-11)
    Citrus tristeza virus (CTV) is the most severe viral pathogen of citrus and elicits a wide range of devastating disease symptoms. Grapefruit cultivars (Citrus x paradisi) are the most sensitive among citrus to the effects ...
  • Hurley, Brett Phillip; Slippers, Bernard; Sathyapala, Shiroma; Wingfield, Michael J. (Springer, 2017-11)
    A number of strategies have been proposed to manage the increasing threat of insect pests to non-native plantation forests, but the implementation of these strategies can be especially challenging in developing economies, ...
  • Fahrion, Anna S.; Taylor, Louise H.; Torres, Gregorio; Muller, Thomas; Durr, Salome; Knopf, Lea; De Balogh, Katinka; Nel, Louis Hendrik; Gordoncillo, Mary Joy; Abela-Ridder, Bernadette (Frontiers Research Foundation, 2017-05-15)
    Rabies, a vaccine preventable neglected tropical disease, still claims an estimated 35,000–60,000 human lives annually. The international community, with more than 100 endemic countries, has set a global target of 0 human ...
  • Wallace, Ryan; Etheart, Melissa; Ludder, Fleurinord; Augustin, Pierre; Fenelon, Natael; Franka, Richard; Crowdis, Kelly; Dely, Patrick; Adrien, Paul; Pierre-Louis, J.; Osinubi, Modupe; Orciari, Lillian; Vigilato, Marco; Blanton, Jesse; Patel, Roopal; Lowrance, David; Liverdieu, Andrecy; Coetzer, Andre; Boone, John; Lindenmayer, Joanne; Millien, M. (American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2017)
    Haiti, a Caribbean country of 10.5 million people, is estimated to have the highest burden of caninemediated human rabies deaths in the Western Hemisphere, and one of the highest rates of human rabies deaths in the world. ...
  • Marin-Felix, Yasmina; Senwanna, C.; Cheewangkoon, R.; Crous, Pedro W. (Guizhou Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 2017-10-18)
    Several Bipolaris and Curvularia spp. were collected from different disease symptoms of Poaceae in Thailand. Phylogenetic analyses based on DNA sequence data of the internal transcribed spacer region and intervening 5.8S ...
  • Li, Ying-Ming; Shivas, Roger G.; McTaggart, Alistair R.; Zhao, Peng; Cai, Lei (Mycological Society of America, 2017-05-12)
    Macalpinomyces was established in 1977, with the type species M. eriachnes described from a specimen collected in northern Australia on the grass Eriachne sp. in 1855. Subsequently, M. eriachnes has been reported on more ...
  • Aylward, Janneke; Wingfield, Brenda D.; Dreyer, Léanne L.; Roets, Francois; Wingfield, Michael J.; Steenkamp, Emma Theodora (Elsevier, 2017-12)
    Protea-associated Knoxdaviesia species grow on decaying inflorescences, yet are closely related to plant pathogens such as Ceratocystis albifundus. C. albifundus also infects Protea, but occupies a distinct niche. We ...
  • NandaKafle, Gitanjali; Seale, Tarren; Flint, Toby; Nepal, Madhav; Venter, S.N. (Stephanus Nicolaas); Brözel, V.S. (Volker Siegfried), 1963- (The Japanese Society of Microbial Ecology, 2017-07-27)
    Escherichia coli is widely considered to not survive for extended periods outside the intestines of warm-blooded animals; however, recent studies demonstrated that E. coli strains maintain populations in soil and water ...
  • Prabhu, Sreedhara Ashok; Ndlovu, Buyani; Engelbrecht, Juanita; Van den Berg, Noelani (Public Library of Science, 2017-10-20)
    Phytophthora Root Rot in areas where the pathogen is prevalent. However, advances in molecular research are hindered by the lack of a high-throughput transient transformation system in this non-model plant. In this study, ...
  • De Beer, Z. Wilhelm; Marincowitz, Seonju; Duong, Tuan A.; Wingfield, Michael J. (Pensoft Publishers, 2017-10)
    Recent reclassification of the Ceratocystidaceae (Microascales) based on multi-gene phylogenetic inference has shown that the oak wilt fungus Ceratocystis fagacearum does not reside in any of the four genera in which it ...
  • Wanasinghe, D.N.; Hyde, K.D.; Jeewon, R.; Crous, Pedro W.; Wijayawardene, N.N.; Jones, E.B.G.; Bhat, D.J.; Phillips, A.J.L.; Groenewald, J.Z.; Dayarathne, M.C.; Phukhamsakda, C.; Thambugala, K.M.; Bulgakov, T.S.; Camporesi, E.; Gafforov, Y.S.; Mortimer, P.E.; Karunarathna, S.C. (Fungal Biodiversity Centre (CBS), 2017-08-23)
    A concatenated dataset of LSU, SSU, ITS and tef1 DNA sequence data was analysed to investigate the taxonomic position and phylogenetic relationships of the genus Camarosporium in Pleosporineae (Dothideomycetes). Newly ...

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