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

  • Trataris-Rebisz, A.N.; Rossouw, J.; Markotter, Wanda; Frean, J.A.; Weyer, Jacqueline (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2019-04)
    BACKGROUND. Spotted fever rickettsiosis, also known as tick bite fever (TBF), is a common infectious disease in South Africa (SA). Although the diagnosis of TBF is often based on clinical grounds only, laboratory testing ...
  • Martin-Garcia, J.; Zas, R.; Solla, A.; Woodward, S.; Hantula, J.; Vainio, E.J.; Mullett, M.; Morales-Rodriguez, C.; Vannini, A.; Martinez-Alvarez, P.; Pinto, G.; Alves, A.; Amaral, J.; Wingfield, Michael J.; Fourie, Gerda; Steenkamp, Emma Theodora; Ahumada, R.; Sera, B.; Sanz-Ros, A.V.; Raposo, R.; Elvira-Recuenco, M.; Iturritxa, E.; Gordon, T.R.; Diez, J.J. (Wiley, 2019-06)
    Fusarium circinatum is a highly virulent invasive pathogen that causes the disease commonly known as pine pitch canker (PPC). On mature trees, the most common symptoms of PPC include resin bleeding, resinous cankers, wilting ...
  • Reva, Oleg N.; Rademan, Sunelle; Visagie, M.H. (Michelle Helen); Lebelo, M.T. (Maphuti); Gwangwa, Mokgadi Violet; Klochko, Vitalii V.; Joubert, Anna Margaretha; Lall, Namrita (Future Science, 2019)
    AIM : To determine the computer-predicted anticancer activity of mupirocin and to compare its activities with those determined for another polyene antibiotic, batumin. MATERIALS AND METHODS : Molecular docking, cytotoxicity ...
  • Moyo, Phanankosi; Kunyane, Phaladi; Selepe, Mamoalosi A.; Eloff, Jacobus Nicolaas; Niemand, Jandeli; Louw, Abraham Izak; Maharaj, Vinesh J.; Birkholtz, Lyn-Marie (BioMed Central, 2019-03-08)
    BACKGROUND : Optimal adoption of the malaria transmission-blocking strategy is currently limited by lack of safe and efficacious drugs. This has sparked the exploration of different sources of drugs in search of ...
  • Nel, Wilma Janine; Duong, Tuan A.; De Beer, Z. Wilhelm; Wingfield, Michael J. (Wiley, 2019-06)
    Black root rot caused by the pathogen Thielaviopsis basicola has been known since the mid 1800s. The disease is important on many agricultural and ornamental plant species and has been found in at least 31 countries. Since ...
  • Kuhn, David Norton; Livingstone III, Donald S.; Richards, Jennifer H.; Manosalva, Patricia M.; Van den Berg, Noelani; Chambers, Alan H. (Elsevier, 2019-02)
    Avocado (Persea americana) is an important tropical and subtropical fruit tree crop. Traditional tree breeding programs face the challenges of long generation time and significant expense in land and personnel resources. Avocado ...
  • Bell, Vaughn A.; Hedderley, Duncan I.; Pietersen, Gerhard; Lester, Philip J. (Springer, 2018-10)
    Grapevine leafroll-associated virus 3 (GLRaV-3) negatively alters grape yield and wine quality but adopting practical control actions could avert an epidemic. In 13 New Zealand commercial vineyards that were planted with ...
  • Otto, Margot; Hammerbacher, Almuth; Petersen, Yolanda; Pierneef, Rian; Coutinho, Teresa A. (Springer, 2018-07)
    It has recently been shown that Pseudomonas syringae strains pathogenic to woody hosts belonging to phylogroup (PG) 2 lack phenolic compound degradation pathways such as the beta-ketoadipate and protocatechuate pathways. ...
  • Taute, Helena; Bester, Megan Jean; Gaspar, A.R.M. (Anabella Regina Marques) (Wiley, 2019-04)
    Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), Os and Os‐C, have been identified as multifunctional peptides with antibacterial, antiendotoxin, and anti‐inflammatory properties. For further development of Os and Os‐C as therapeutic peptides, ...
  • Klopper, Ronell R.; De Beer, Z. Wilhelm; Smith, Gideon F. (AOSIS Open Journals, 2018-05-23)
    BACKGROUND : A Nomenclature Section meeting to amend the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants is held every six years, a week before the International Botanical Congress. OBJECTIVES : To report ...
  • Wierzbicki, Martin P.; Maloney, Victoria; Mizrachi, Eshchar; Myburg, Alexander Andrew (Frontiers Media, 2019-02)
    Lignocellulosic biomass, encompassing cellulose, lignin and hemicellulose in plant secondary cell walls (SCWs), is the most abundant source of renewable materials on earth. Currently, fast-growing woody dicots such as ...
  • Hergert, Melinda; Le Roux, Kevin; Nel, Louis Hendrik (BioMed Central, 2018-09-10)
    BACKGROUND : Canine rabies has been enzootic in the dog population of the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa since the mid-1970s and has been associated with high rates of human exposures and frequent transmissions ...
  • Masekela, Refiloe; Vosloo, Solize; Venter, S.N. (Stephanus Nicolaas); De Beer, Z. Wilhelm; Green, Robin J. (BioMed Central, 2018-05-22)
    BACKGROUND : Data on the lung microbiome in HIV-infected children is limited. The current study sought to determine the lung microbiome in HIV-associated bronchiectasis and to assess its association with pulmonary exac ...
  • Mohr, Teresa; Aliyu, Habibu; Kuchlin, Raphael; Zwick, Michaela; Cowan, Don A.; Neumann, Anke; De Maayer, Pieter (BioMed Central, 2018)
    BACKGROUND : The facultatively anaerobic thermophile Parageobacillus thermoglucosidasius produces hydrogen gas (H2) by coupling CO oxidation to proton reduction in the water-gas shift (WGS) reaction via a carbon ...
  • Adam, Sumaiya; Coetzee, Melantha; Honey, E.M. (Engela) (Dove Medical Press, 2018)
    Pena–Shokeir syndrome (PSS) type 1, also known as fetal akinesia deformation sequence, is a rare genetic syndrome that almost always results in intrauterine or early neonatal death. It is characterized by markedly decreased ...
  • Benndorf, Rene; Guo, Huijuan; Sommerwerk, Elisabeth; Weigel, Christiane; Garcia-Altares, Maria; Martin, Karin; Hu, Haofu; Kufner, Michelle; De Beer, Z. Wilhelm; Poulsen, Michael; Beemelmanns, Christine (MDPI Publishing, 2018-09-13)
    The chemical analysis of insect-associated Actinobacteria has attracted the interest of natural product chemists in the past years as bacterial-produced metabolites are sought to be crucial for sustaining and protecting ...
  • Simpson, M.C. (Melissa Claire); Coetzee, Martin Petrus Albertus; Van der Nest, Magrieta Aletta; Wingfield, Michael J.; Wingfield, Brenda D. (Elsevier, 2018-12)
    Mating is central to many fungal life cycles and is controlled by genes at the mating-type (MAT) locus. These genes determine whether the fungus will be self-sterile (heterothallic) or self-fertile (homothallic). Species ...
  • Strydom, Elrea; Pietersen, Gerhard (Springer, 2018-05)
    Soybean blotchy mosaic virus (SbBMV) is an important virus of soybean in the warmer regions of South Africa. The presence of the virus is associated with blotchy mosaic symptoms on soybean leaves and significant annual ...
  • 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 ...

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