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

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

 

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  • Phasha, Mmatshepho Malekgale; Wingfield, Michael J.; Wingfield, Brenda D.; Coetzee, Martin Petrus Albertus; Hallen-Adams, H.; Fru, Felix F.; Swalarsk-Parry, Benedicta S.; Yilmaz, Neriman; Duong, Tuan A.; Steenkamp, Emma Theodora (Elsevier, 2021-05)
    In this study, we investigated to possible role of Ras2 in Fusarium circinatum- a fungus that causes pine pitch canker disease on many different pine species and has a wide geographic distribution. This protein is encoded ...
  • Fraser, Stuart; McTaggart, Alistair R.; Roux, Jolanda; Wingfield, Michael J. (Wiley, 2021)
    Uromycladium acaciae has caused an epidemic of wattle rust on Acacia mearnsii in southern Africa since 2013. In April 2016, conidiomata of a species of Sphaerellopsis were observed parasitizing telia of U. acaciae on foliar ...
  • Wilson, A.M. (Andi); Gabriel, Raphael; Singer, Steven W.; Schuerg, Timo; Wilken, P.M ( Markus); Van der Nest, Magrieta Aletta; Wingfield, Michael J.; Wingfield, Brenda D. (Elsevier, 2021-03)
    Unisexuality in fungi is the result of sexual reproduction in a single isolate that harbors genes associated with only a single mating type. To date, unisexual reproduction has been described in only three genera of ...
  • Vivas, Maria; Mehl, James William Montague; Wingfield, Michael J.; Roux, Jolanda; Slippers, Bernard (Elsevier, 2021)
    The Botryosphaeriaceae is a family of endophytic fungi, many of which are latent pathogens of woody plants. Although extensively sampled in some parts of the world, little is known regarding their occurrence across different ...
  • Kramer, Daniella; Lane, Frances Alice; Steenkamp, Emma Theodora; Wingfield, Brenda D.; Wilken, P.M ( Markus) (Elsevier, 2021-06)
    Sexual reproduction is ubiquitous in nature, and nowhere is this more so than in the fungi. Heterothallic behaviour is observed when there is a strict requirement of contact between two individuals of opposite mating type ...
  • Polme, Sergei; Abarenkov, Kessy; Nilsson, R. Henrik; Lindahl, Bjorn D.; Clemmensen, Karina Engelbrecht; Kauserud, Havard; Nguyen, Nhu; Kjoller, Rasmus; Bates, Scott T.; Baldrian, Petr; Froslev, Tobias Guldberg; Adojaan, Kristjan; Vizzini, Alfredo; Suija, Ave; Pfister, Donald; Baral, Hans-Otto; Jarv, Helle; Madrid, Hugo; Norden, Jenni; Liu, Jian-Kui; Pawlowska, Julia; Poldmaa, Kadri; Partel, Kadri; Runnel, Kadri; Hansen, Karen; Larsson, Karl-Henrik; Hyde, Kevin David; Sandoval-Denis, Marcelo; Smith, Matthew E.; Toome-Heller, Merje; Wijayawardene, Nalin N.; Menolli, Nelson; Reynolds, Nicole K.; Drenkhan, Rein; Maharachchikumbura, Sajeewa S.N.; Gibertoni, Tatiana B.; Laessoe, Thomas; Davis, William; Tokarev, Yuri; Corrales, Adriana; Soares, Adriene Mayra; Agan, Ahto; Machado, Alexandre Reis; Arguelles-Moyao, Andres; Detheridge, Andrew; De Meiras-Ottoni, Angelina; Verbeken, Annemieke; Dutta, Arun Kumar; Cui, Bao-Kai; Pradeep, C.K.; Marin, Cesar; Stanton, Daniel; Gohar, Daniyal; Wanasinghe, Dhanushka N.; Otsing, Eveli; Aslani, Farzad; Griffith, Gareth W.; Lumbsch, Thorsten H.; Grossart, Hans-Peter; Masigol, Hossein; Timling, Ina; Hiiesalu, Inga; Oja, Jane; Kupagme, John Y.; Geml, Jozsef; Alvarez-Manjarrez, Julieta; Ilves, Kai; Loit, Kaire; Adamson, Kalev; Nara, Kazuhide; Kungas, Kati; Rojas-Jimenez, Keilor; Bitenieks, Kriss; Irinyi, Laszlo; Nagy, Laszlo G.; Soonvald, Liina; Zhou, Li-Wei; Wagner, Lysett; Aime, M. Catherine; Opik, Maarja; Mujica, Maria Isabel; Metsoja, Martin; Ryberg, Martin; Vasar, Martti; Murata, Masao; Nelsen, Matthew P.; Cleary, Michelle; Samarakoon, Milan C.; Doilom, Mingkwan; Bahram, Mohammad; Hagh-Doust, Niloufar; Dulya, Olesya; Johnston, Peter; Kohout, Petr; Chen, Qian; Tian, Qing; Nandi, Rajasree; Amiri, Rasekh; Perera, Rekhani Hansika; Chikowski, Renata dos Santos; Mendes-Alvarenga, Renato L.; Garibay-Orijel, Roberto; Gielen, Robin; Phookamsak, Rungtiwa; Jayawardena, Ruvishika S.; Rahimlou, Saleh; Karunarathna, Samantha C.; Tibpromma, Saowaluck; Brown, Shawn P.; Sepp, Siim-Kaarel; Mundra, Sunil; Luo, Zhu-Hua; Bose, Tanay; Vahter, Tanel; Netherway, Tarquin; Yang, Teng; May, Tom; Varga, Torda; Li, Wei; Coimbra, Victor Rafael Matos; De Oliveira, Virton Rodrigo Targino; De Lima, Vitor Xavier; Mikryukov, Vladimir S.; Lu, Yongzhong; Matsuda, Yosuke; Miyamoto, Yumiko; Koljalg, Urmas; Tedersoo, Leho (Springer, 2020-11)
    The cryptic lifestyle of most fungi necessitates molecular identification of the guild in environmental studies. Over the past decades, rapid development and affordability of molecular tools have tremendously improved ...
  • Havenga, Minette; Wingfield, Brenda D.; Wingfield, Michael J.; Dreyer, Leanne L.; Roets, Francois; Aylward, Janneke (Wiley, 2020-12)
    Teratosphaeria foliar pathogens cause leaf and shoot blight on Eucalyptus trees in many parts of the world. Among them, T. destructans is one of the most aggressive pathogens causing defoliation of young Eucalyptus trees ...
  • Aveling, T.A.S. (Terry); De Ridder, Katrien; Olivier, Nicholas Abraham; Berger, David Kenneth (Kassel University Press, 2020)
    Seed quality plays an important role in the establishment of healthy crop stands. The aim of this study was to identify the mycoflora associated with maize grain collected over two growing seasons, one experiencing severe ...
  • Marin-Felix, Yasmina; Hernandez-Restrepo, Margarita; Crous, Pedro W. (Springer, 2020-06)
    Curvularia is a cosmopolitan genus that includes species associated with plants, animals and humans, several of which are of clinical significance. Some of these species are important pathogens of grasses, causing devastating ...
  • Cho, Sung-Eun; Lee, Dong-Hyeon; Wingfield, Michael J.; Marincowitz, Seonju (Korean Society of Mycology, 2020-06-02)
    During a survey of putative fungal pathogens infecting oak trees in the Gangwon Province of the Republic of Korea, a fungus resembling a Ceratocystis sp. was repeatedly isolated from natural wounds on Quercus variabilis. ...
  • Chepsergon, Jane; Motaung, T.E. (Thabiso); Bellieny-Rabelo, Daniel; Moleleki, Lucy N. (MDPI, 2020-06-17)
    Plants are constantly challenged by various environmental stressors ranging from abiotic—sunlight, elevated temperatures, drought, and nutrient deficits, to biotic factors—microbial pathogens and insect pests. These not ...
  • Ebinghaus, Malte; Wingfield, Michael J.; Begerow, D.; Maier, W. (Springer, 2020-04)
    The genus Ravenelia represents the third largest genus of rust fungi and parasitizes a great number of leguminous shrubs and trees, mainly in the subtropics and tropics.Molecular phylogenetic analyses of this genus using ...
  • Chen, Jingyuan; Ullah, Chhana; Reichelt, Michael; Beran, Franziska; Yang, Zhi-Ling; Gershenzon, Jonathan; Hammerbacher, Almuth; Vassao, Daniel G. (Nature Publishing Group, 2020-06-18)
    Brassicales plants produce glucosinolates and myrosinases that generate toxic isothiocyanates conferring broad resistance against pathogens and herbivorous insects. Nevertheless, some cosmopolitan fungal pathogens, such ...
  • Jactel, Herve; Desprez-Loustau, Marie-Laure; Battisti, Andrea; Brockerhoff, Eckehard; Santini, Alberto; Stenlid, Jan; Bjorkman, Christer; Branco, Manuela; Dehnen-Schmutz, Katharina; Douma, Jacob C.; Drakulic, Jassy; Drizou, Fryni; Eschen, Rene; Franco, Jose Carlos; Gossner, Martin M.; Green, Samantha; Kenis, Marc; Klapwijk, Maartje J.; Liebhold, Andrew M.; Orazio, Christophe; Prospero, Simone; Robinet, Christelle; Schroeder, Martin; Slippers, Bernard; Stoev, Pavel; Sun, Jianghua; Van den Dool, Robbert; Wingfield, Michael J.; Zalucki, Myron P. (Pensoft Publishers, 2020-07-10)
    The world’s forests have never been more threatened by invasions of exotic pests and pathogens, whose causes and impacts are reinforced by global change. However, forest entomologists and pathologists have, for too long, ...
  • Wondafrash, Mesfin; Wingfield, Michael J.; Wilson, John R.U.; Hurley, Brett Phillip; Slippers, Bernard; Paap, Trudy (Springer, 2021-06)
    Biodiversity and economic losses resulting from invasive plant pests and pathogens are increasing globally. For these impacts and threats to be managed effectively, appropriate methods of surveillance, detection and ...
  • Sweeney, Jon.; Hughes, Cory.; Webster, Vincent.; Kostanowicz, Chantelle.; Webster, Reginald.; Mayo, Peter.; Allison, Jeremy D. (MDPI, 2020-09)
    Semiochemical-baited intercept traps are important tools used to collect information about the presence/absence and population dynamics of forest insects. The performance of these tools is influenced by trap location ...
  • Wilken, P.M ( Markus); Aylward, Janneke; Chand, Ramesh; Grewe, Felix; Lane, Frances Alice; Sinha, Shagun; Ametrano, Claudio; Distefano, Isabel; Divakar, Pradeep K.; Duong, Tuan A.; Huhndorf, Sabine; Kharwar, Ravindra N.; Lumbsch, H. Thorsten; Navathe, Sudhir; Perez, Carlos A.; Ramirez-Berrutti, Nazaret; Sharma, Rohit; Sun, Yukun; Wingfield, Brenda D.; Wingfield, Michael J. (BioMed Central, 2020-09)
    Draft genomes of the fungal species Ambrosiella cleistominuta, Cercospora brassicicola, C. citrullina, Physcia stellaris, and Teratosphaeria pseudoeucalypti are presented. Physcia stellaris is an important lichen forming ...
  • Ndao, Babacar; Leroux, Louise; Gaetano, Raffaele; Diouf, Abdoul Aziz; Soti, Valerie; Begue, Agnes; Mbow, Cheikh; Sambou, Bienvenu (Elsevier, 2021-06)
    Agroforestry plays a pivotal role for Sahelian communities by allowing simultaneous improvement of food security and conservation of natural ecosystems and their biodiversity. However, agroforestry systems (AFSs) are ...
  • Mangwende, E.; Chirwa, Paxie W.; Aveling, T.A.S. (Terry) (Elsevier, 2020-06)
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  • Jamison-Daniels, Samantha-Leigh; Kissling, W. Daniel; Botha, Monique; Harris, Mathew Andrew; Gordon, Christopher E.; Greve, Michelle (Wiley, 2021-03)
    Woody encroachment can lead to a switch from open savannas to dense woodlands or forests. This has implications for both the composition of ecological communities and the provision of ecosystem services such as nutrient ...

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