Research Articles (Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI))

Research Articles (Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI))

 

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  • Wingfield, Brenda D. (AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-09)
    As the title may suggest, I am currently undertaking a sabbatical – this time at Pennsylvania State University in the town of State College (Pennsylvania, USA). This sabbatical is the fifth that I have had the privilege ...
  • 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 ...
  • Botha, Jonathan; Mizrachi, Eshchar; Myburg, Alexander Andrew; Cowan, Don A. (Springer, 2018-01)
    Lignocellulosic biomass is a promising feedstock for the manufacture of biodegradable and renewable bioproducts. However, the complex lignocellulosic polymeric structure of woody tissue is difficult to access without ...
  • 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 ...
  • Kgatle, M.G.; Truter, M.; Ramusi, T.M.; Flett, B.; Aveling, T.A.S. (Terry) (Springer, 2018-01)
    Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) is an important oilseed crop in South Africa, and is grown in rotation with maize in some parts of North West, Limpopo, Free State, Mpumalanga and Gauteng provinces. Alternaria leaf blight ...
  • 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, ...
  • Faulkner, Katelyn T.; Hurley, Brett Phillip; Robertson, Mark P.; Rouget, Mathieu; Wilson, John R.U. (AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-03-31)
    BACKGROUND : Alien organisms are not only introduced from one biogeographical region to another but also spread within regions. As South Africa shares land borders with six countries, multiple opportunities exist for the ...
  • Tobias, Peri A.; Christie, Nanette; Naidoo, Sanushka; Guest, David I.; Kulheim, Carsten (Oxford University Press, 2017-05)
    Eucalyptus grandis (W. Hill ex Maiden) is an Australian Myrtaceae tree grown for timber in many parts of the world and for which the annotated genome sequence is available. Known to be susceptible to a number of pests and ...
  • Theron-De Bruin, Natalie; Dreyer, Léanne L.; Ueckermann, Eddie A.; Wingfield, Michael J.; Roets, Francois (Springer, 2017-10)
    Mutualisms between ophiostomatoid fungi and arthropods have been well documented. These fungi commonly aid arthropod nutrition and, in turn, are transported to new niches by these arthropods. The inflorescences of Protea ...
  • Fraser, Stuart; McTaggart, Alistair R.; Wingfield, Michael J.; Roux, Jolanda (Springer, 2017-09)
    Uromycladium acaciae causes a serious rust disease in plantations of non-native Acacia mearnsii (black wattle) in South Africa. Little is known about the biology of U. acaciae, making disease control difficult. Germination ...
  • Kenis, Mare; Hurley, Brett Phillip; HAjek, Ann E.; Cock, Matthew J.W. (Springer Verlag, 2017-11)
    Classical biological control (CBC) is the introduction of a natural enemy of exotic origin to control a pest, usually also exotic, aiming at permanent control of the pest. CBC has been carried out widely over a variety ...
  • Nardini, Luisa; Hunt, Richard H.; Dahan‑Moss, Yael L.; Christie, Nanette; Christian, Riann N.; Coetzee, Maureen; Koekemoer, Lizette L. (BioMed Central, 2017-11-07)
    BACKGROUND : The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is characterized as a holoendemic malaria area with the main vectors being Anopheles funestus and members of the Anopheles gambiae complex. Due to political ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...

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