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

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

 

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  • 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 ...
  • McTaggart, Alistair R.; Beasley, Dean R.; Wingfield, Michael J.; Wood, Alan R.; Pretorius, Zakkie A.; Drenth, Andre; Shivas, Roger G.; Roux, Jolanda (Pensoft Publishers, 2017-09-15)
    Rust fungi (Pucciniales) are some of the most important plant pathogens that cause diseases of agricultural and tree crops. There are approximately 8,000 described species worldwide. The rust fungi of South Africa were ...
  • Masumba, E.A.; Kapinga, F.; Mkamilo, G.; Salum, K.; Kulembeka, H.; Rounsley, S.; Bredeson, J.V.; Lyons, J.B.; Rokhsar, D.S.; Kanju, E.; Katari, M.S.; Myburg, Alexander Andrew; Van der Merwe, Nicolaas Albertus (Albie) (Springer Verlag, 2017-10)
    Cassava production in Africa is compromised by cassava brown streak disease (CBSD) and cassava mosaic disease (CMD). To reduce costs and increase the precision of resistance breeding, a QTL study was conducted to identify ...
  • 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 ...
  • Mir, Bilal Ahmad; Myburg, Alexander Andrew; Mizrachi, Eshchar; Cowan, Don A. (Nature Publishing Group, 2017-09-13)
    Conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to biofuels and biomaterials suffers from high production costs associated with biomass pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis. In-planta expression of lignocellulosedigesting enzymes ...
  • Roodt, Danielle; Lohaus, Rolf; Sterck, Lieven; Swanepoel, Riaan L.; Van de Peer, Yves; Mizrachi, Eshchar (Public Library of Science, 2017-09-08)
    Contrary to the many whole genome duplication events recorded for angiosperms (flowering plants), whole genome duplications in gymnosperms (non-flowering seed plants) seem to be much rarer. Although ancient whole genome ...
  • Rodas, Carlos A.; Hurley, Brett Phillip; Bolaños, María D.; Granados, Ginna M.; Wingfield, Michael J. (Taylor and Francis, 2017-09)
    Plantations of Pinus spp. in Colombia are severely damaged by various phasmid (Phasmatodea: Diapheromeridae) insects. Of these, Litosermyle ocanae is one of the most serious defoliators. Since 1988, several outbreaks have ...
  • Pavlic-Zupanc, Draginja; Maleme, Happy-girl Mamodise; Wingfield, Brenda D.; Wingfield, Michael J.; Slippers, Bernard (Elsevier, 2017-08)
    The Botryosphaeriaceae are opportunistic pathogens mostly of woody plants, including Eucalyptus. These fungi can cause cankers and die-back diseases on non-native Eucalyptus trees in South African plantations. Botryosphaeriaceae ...
  • De Maayer, Pieter; Aliyu, Habibu; Vikram, Surendra; Blom, Jochem; Duffy, Brion; Cowan, Don A.; Smits, Theo H.M.; Venter, S.N. (Stephanus Nicolaas); Coutinho, Teresa A. (Frontiers Research Foundation, 2017-09-14)
    Pantoea ananatis is ubiquitously found in the environment and causes disease on a wide range of plant hosts. By contrast, its sister species, Pantoea stewartii subsp. stewartii is the host-specific causative agent of the ...
  • Venter, S.N. (Stephanus Nicolaas); Palmer, Marike; Beukes, Chrizelle Winsie; Chan, Wai Yin; Shin, Giyoon; Van Zyl, Elritha; Seale, Tarren; Coutinho, Teresa A.; Steenkamp, Emma Theodora (Springer, 2017-10)
    Bacterial species are commonly defined by applying a set of predetermined criteria, including DNA–DNA hybridization values, 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity, phenotypic data as well as genome-based criteria such as average ...
  • Bell, V.A.; Blouin, A.G.; Cohen, D.; Hedderley, D.I.; Oosthuizen; Oosthuizen, T.; Spreeth, N.; Lester, P.J. (Edizioni ETS, 2017)
    Grapevine leafroll-associated virus 3 (GLRaV-3) is the most serious virus in New Zealand and South African vineyards. Its negative influence on berry development is reflected on wine quality, thus making GLRaV-3 control a ...
  • Giraldo, Alejandra; Crous, Pedro W.; Schumacher, Rene K.; Cheewangkoon, Ratchadawan; Ghobad-Nejhad, Masoomeh; Langer, Ewald (Springer, 2017-04)
    The current paper represents the third contribution in the Genera of Fungi series, linking the type species of fungal genera to their morphology and DNA sequence data, and, where possible, ecology. In this issue, we have ...
  • Amuge, T.; Berger, David Kenneth; Katari, M.S.; Myburg, Alexander Andrew; Goldman, S.L.; Ferguson, M.E. (Nature Publishing Group, 2017-08-29)
    A time-course transcriptome analysis of two cassava varieties that are either resistant or susceptible to cassava brown streak disease (CBSD) was conducted using RNASeq, after graft inoculation with Ugandan cassava brown ...
  • Breedt, Gerhard; Labuschagne, Nico; Coutinho, Teresa A. (Wiley, 2017-09)
    Maize, Zea mays is the most important grain crop in South Africa and is a staple food in many African countries. The beneficial effects of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria on crop growth and yield have been well ...
  • Swart, Velushka; Crampton, Bridget Genevieve; Ridenour, John B.; Bluhm, Burt H.; Olivier, Nicholas Abraham; Meyer, J.J. Marion; Berger, David Kenneth (American Phytopathological Society, 2017-09)
    Gray leaf spot (GLS), caused by the sibling species Cercospora zeina or Cercospora zeae-maydis, is cited as one of the most important diseases threatening global maize production. C. zeina fails to produce cercosporin in ...
  • Crous, Pedro W.; Groenewald, Johannes Z. (International Mycological Association, 2017-05-23)
    The current paper represents the fourth contribution in the Genera of Fungi series, linking type species of fungal genera to their morphology and DNA sequence data. The present paper focuses on two genera of microfungi, ...
  • Wingfield, Michael J.; Crous, P.W.; Burgess, T.I.; St.J. Hardy, G.E.; Barber, P.A.; Alvarado, P.; Barnes, C.W.; Buchanan, P.K.; Heykoop, M.; Moreno, M.; Thangavel, R.; Van der Spuy, S.; Barili, A.; Barrett, S.; Cacciola, S.O.; Cano-Lira, J.F.; Crane, C.; Decock, C.; Guarro, J.; Guevara-Suarez, M.; Hubka, V.; Kolarík, M.; Lira, C.R.S.; Ordonez, M.E.; Padamsee, M.; Ryvarden, L.; Soares, A.M.; Stchigel, A.M.; Sutton, D.A.; Vizzini, A.; Weir, B.S.; Acharya, K.; Aloi, F.; Baseia, I.G.; Blanchette, R.A.; Bordallo, J.J.; Bratek, Z.; Butler, T.; Cano-Canals, J.; Carlavilla, J.R.; Chander, J.; Cheewangkoon, R.; Cruz, R.H.S.F.; Da Silva, M.; Dutta, A.K.; Ercole, E.; Escobio, V.; Esteve-Raventos, F.; Flores, J.A.; Gene, J.; Gois, J.S.; Haines, L.; Held, B.W.; Horta Jung, M.; Hosaka, K.; Jung, T.; Jurjevic, Z.; Kautman, V.; Kautmanova, I.; Kiyashko, A.A.; Kozanek, M.; Kubatova, A.; Lafourcade, M.; La Spada, F.; Latha, K.P.D.; Madrid, H.; Malysheva, E.F.; Manimohan, P.; Manjon, J.L.; Martin, M.P.; Mata, M.; Merenyi, Z.; Morte, A.; Nagy, I.; Normand, A.-C.; Paloi, S.; Pattison, N.; Pawłowska, J.; Pereira, O.L.; Petterson, M.E.; Picillo, B.; Raj, K.N.A.; Roberts, A.; Rodríguez, Andrej M.; Rodríguez-Campo, F.J.; Romanski, M.; Ruszkiewicz-Michalska, M.; Scanu, B.; Schena, L.; Semelbauer, M.; Sharma, R.; Shouche, Y.S.; Silva, V.; Staniaszek-Kik, M.; Stielow, J.B.; Tapia, C.; Taylor, P.W.J.; Toome-Heller, M.; Vabeikhokhei, J.M.C.; Van Diepeningen, A.D.; Van Hoa, N.; Van Tri, M.; Wiederhold, N.P.; Wrzosek, M.; Zothanzama, J.; Groenewald, J.Z. (Naturalis Biodiversity Center and Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, 2017-06-20)
    Novel species of fungi described in this study include those from various countries as follows: Australia: Banksiophoma australiensis (incl. Banksiophoma gen. nov.) on Banksia coccinea, Davidiellomyces australiensis (incl. ...
  • Huang, Jianbei; Reichelt, Michael; Chowdhury, Somak; Hammerbacher, Almuth; Hartmann, Henrik (Oxford University Press, 2017)
    Phytohormones play important roles in plant acclimation to changes in environmental conditions. However, their role in whole-plant regulation of growth and secondary metabolite production under increasing atmospheric ...
  • Beukes, Chrizelle Winsie; Palmer, Marike; Manyaka, Puseletso; Chan, Wai Yin; Avontuur, Juanita R.; Van Zyl, Elritha; Venter, S.N. (Stephanus Nicolaas); Steenkamp, Emma Theodora; Clum, Alicia; Pillay, Manoj; Reddy, T.B.K.; Daum, Chris; Shapiro, Nicole; Markowitz, Victor; Ivanova, Natalia; Kyrpides, Nikos; Woyke, Tanja; Blom, Jochem; Whitman, William B. (Frontiers Research Foundation, 2017-06)
    Although the taxonomy of Burkholderia has been extensively scrutinized, significant uncertainty remains regarding the generic boundaries and composition of this large and heterogeneous taxon. Here we used the amino acid ...

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