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  • Wingfield, Brenda D.; Berger, David Kenneth; Steenkamp, Emma Theodora; Lim, Hye-Jin; Duong, Tuan A.; Bluhm, Burton H.; De Beer, Z. Wilhelm; De Vos, Lieschen; Fourie, Gerda; Naidoo, Kershney; Olivier, Nicholas Abraham; Lin, Yao-Cheng; Van de Peer, Yves; Joubert, Fourie; Crampton, Bridget Genevieve; Swart, Velushka; Soal, Nicole; Tatham, Catherine; Van der Nest, Magrieta Aletta; Van der Merwe, Nicolaas Albertus (Albie); Van Wyk, Stephanie; Wilken, P.M ( Markus); Wingfield, Michael J. (International Mycological Association, 2017-11-21)
    The genomes of Cercospora zeina, Fusarium pininemorale, Hawksworthiomyces lignivorus, Huntiella decipiens, and Ophiostoma ips are presented in this genome announcement. Three of these genomes are from plant pathogens and ...
  • Zwart, Lizahn; Berger, David Kenneth; Moleleki, Lucy N.; Van der Merwe, Nicolaas Albertus (Albie); Myburg, Alexander Andrew; Naidoo, Sanushka (Nature Publishing Group, 2017-03)
    Eucalyptus species are cultivated for forestry and are of economic importance. The fungal stem canker pathogen Chrysoporthe austroafricana causes disease of varying severity on E. grandis. The Eucalyptus grandis-Chrysoporthe ...
  • Fraser, Stuart; McTaggart, Alistair R.; Chan, Julian Moreno; Nxumalo, Thobile; Shuey, Louise S.; Wingfield, Michael J.; Roux, Jolanda (NISC (Pty) Ltd and Informa UK Limited (trading as Taylor & Francis Group), 2018-06)
    Uromycladium acaciae is the cause of a severe wattle rust epidemic in plantations of Acacia mearnsii (black wattle) in southern Africa. Research on the biology of this damaging rust is assisting in the development of control ...
  • Zimudzi, Josephine; Van der Waals, Jacquie E. (Jacqueline Elise); Coutinho, Teresa A.; Cowan, Don A.; Valverde, Angel (Elsevier, 2018-06)
    Soil fungal communities perform important ecological roles determining, at least in part, agricultural productivity. This study aimed at examining the fungal community dynamics in the potato rhizosphere across different ...
  • Li, JieQiong; Wingfield, Michael J.; Liu, QianLi; Barnes, Irene; Roux, Jolanda; Lombard, Lorenzo; Crous, Pedro W.; Chen, ShuaiFei (International Mycological Association, 2017-10-17)
    Diseases caused by species of Calonectria (Ca.) represent a serious threat to the growth and sustainability of Eucalyptus plantations in China. Symptoms caused by these fungi mainly include leaf blight on trees in ...
  • Robbertse, Luise; Richards, Sabine A.; Maritz-Olivier, Christine (Frontiers Media, 2017-12-19)
    The mechanisms underlying tick resistance within and between cattle breeds have been studied for decades. Several previous papers on bovine immune parameters contributing to tick resistance discussed findings across DNA, ...
  • Kamutando, Casper N.; Vikram, Surendra; Makhalanyane, Thulani P.; Greve, Michelle; Le Roux, Johannes J.; Richardson, David M.; Cowan, Don A.; Valverde, Angel (Springer, 2018-06)
    Plant-microbe interactions mediate both the invasiveness of introduced plant species and the impacts that they have in invaded ecosystems. Although the phylogenetic composition of the rhizospheric microbiome of Acacia ...
  • Ramond, Jean-Baptiste; Woodborne, Stephan M.; Hall, Grant; Seely, Mary; Cowan, Don A. (Nature Publishing Group, 2018-05-02)
    Carbon exchange in drylands is typically low, but during significant rainfall events (wet anomalies) drylands act as a C sink. During these anomalies the limitation on C uptake switches from water to nitrogen. In the ...
  • Sayari, Mohammad; Steenkamp, Emma Theodora; Van der Nest, Magrieta Aletta; Wingfield, Brenda D. (Elsevier, 2018-05)
    Polyketides are low-molecular weight secondary metabolites with diverse biological activities. Polyketide synthase (PKS) and other proteins responsible for producing these compounds are often encoded from genes that are ...
  • Van der Westhuizen, Francois H.; Smuts, Izelle; Honey, E.M. (Engela); Louw, Roan; Schoonen, Maryke; Jonck, Lindi-Maryn; Dercksen, Marli (Elsevier, 2018-01)
    Neonatal-onset multiple acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MADD type I) is an autosomal recessive disorder of the electron transfer flavoprotein function characterized by a severe clinical and biochemical phenotype, including ...
  • Taerum, Stephen J.; De Beer, Z. Wilhelm; Marincowitz, Seonju; Jankowiak, Robert; Wingfield, Michael J. (Elsevier, 2018-05)
    Ophiostoma quercus (Ascomycota, Ophiostomatales) is a globally widespread, insect-vectored fungus that colonizes a wide diversity of hardwood and conifer hosts. Although the fungus is considered to be non-pathogenic, it ...
  • NandaKafle, Gitanjali; Christie, Amy A.; Vilain, Sebastien; Brözel, V.S. (Volker Siegfried), 1963- (Frontiers Media, 2018)
    Enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli such as serotype O157:H7 are a leading cause of food-associated outbreaks. While the primary reservoir is associated with cattle, plant foods have been associated as sources of human ...
  • Karavina, Charles; Ibaba, Jacques D.; Gubba, Augustine (American Society for Microbiology, 2018-03-15)
    A tomato-infecting tomato mosaic virus (ToMV) isolate was detected in Zimbabwe using lateral flow kits and double-antibody sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Next-generation sequencing and de novo assembly were ...
  • Oberholster, Tanzelle; Vikram, Surendra; Cowan, Don A.; Valverde, Angel (Elsevier, 2018-05)
    Microbes are key determinants of plant health and productivity. Previous studies have characterized the rhizosphere microbiomes of numerous plant species, but little information is available on how rhizosphere microbial ...
  • Palmer, Marike; Steenkamp, Emma Theodora; Coetzee, Martin Petrus Albertus; Avontuur, Juanita R.; Chan, Wai Yin; Van Zyl, Elritha; Blom, Jochen; Venter, S.N. (Stephanus Nicolaas) (Microbiology Society, 2018-04)
    The Erwiniaceae contain many species of agricultural and clinical importance. Although relationships among most of the genera in this family are relatively well resolved, the phylogenetic placement of several taxa remains ...
  • Swings, Toon; Weytjens, Bram; Schalck, Thomas; Bonte, Camille; Verstraeten, Natalie; Michiels, Jan; Marchal, Kathleen (Oxford University Press, 2017-11)
    Efficient production of ethanol for use as a renewable fuel requires organisms with a high level of ethanol tolerance. However, this trait is complex and increased tolerance therefore requires mutations in multiple genes ...
  • Lee, Dong Hyeon; Roux, Jolanda; Wingfield, Brenda D.; Wingfield, Michael J. (Elsevier, 2018-04)
    The African fungal tree pathogen, Ceratocystis albifundus, undergoes uni-directional mating type switching, giving rise to either self-fertile or self-sterile progeny. Self-sterile isolates lack the MAT1-2-1 gene and have ...
  • Kruszka, Paul.; Porras, Antonio R.; De Souza, Deise Helena; Moresco, Angélica; Huckstadt, Victoria; Gill, Ashleigh D.; Boyle, Alec P.; Hu, Tommy; Addissie, Yonit A.; Mok, Gary T.K.; Tekendo-Ngongang, Cedrik; Fieggen, Karen; Prijoles, E.J.; Tanpaiboon, Pranoot; Honey, E.M. (Engela); El Ruby, Mona O.; Ho-Ming, Luk; Lo, Ivan F.M.; Thong, Meow-Keong; Muthukumarasamy, Premala; Jones, Kelly L.; Belhassan, Khadija; Ouldim, Karim; El Bouchikhi, Ihssane; Bouguenouch, Laila; Shukla, Anju; Girisha, Katta M.; Sirisena, Nirmala D.; Dissanayake, Vajira H.W.; Paththinige, C. Sampath; Mishra, Rupesh; Kisling, Monisha S.; Ferreira, Carlos R.; De Herreros, María Beatriz; Lee, Ni-Chung; Jamuar, Saumya S.; Lai, Angeline; Shien, Tan Ee; Lim, Jiin Ying; Wen-Min, Cham Breana; Gupta, Neerja; Lotz-Esquivel, Stephanie; Badilla-Porras, Ramsés; Hussen, Dalia Farouk; El Ruby, Mona O.; Ashaat, Engy A.; Patil, Siddaramappa J.; Dowsett, Leah; Eaton, Alison; Innes, A.Micheil; Shotelersuk, Vorasuk; Badoe, Ëben; Wonkam, Ambroise; Obregon, María Gabriela; Chung, Brian H.Y.; Trubnykova, Milana; La Serna, Jorge; Gallardo Jugo, Bertha Elena; Chávez Pastor, Miguel; Abarca Barrig, Hugo Hernán; Megarbane, Andre; Kozel, Beth A.; Stevenson, Roger E.; Summar, Marshall; Adeyemo, Adeyemo A.; Morris, Colleen A.; Moretti-Ferreira, Danilo; Linguraru, Marius George; Muenke, Maximilian (Wiley, 2018-05)
    Williams–Beuren syndrome (WBS) is a common microdeletion syndrome characterized by a 1.5Mb deletion in 7q11.23. The phenotype of WBS has been well described in populations of European descent with not as much attention ...
  • Nagel, Jan Hendrik; Wingfield, Michael J.; Slippers, Bernard (Elsevier, 2018-05)
    Little is known regarding mating strategies in the Botryosphaeriaceae. To understand sexual reproduction in this fungal family, the mating type genes of Botryosphaeria dothidea and Macrophomina phaseolina, as well as several ...
  • Adesioye, Fiyinfoluwa A.; Makhalanyane, Thulani P.; Vikram, Surendra; Sewell, Bryan T.; Schubert, Wolf-Dieter; Cowan, Don A. (American Society for Microbiology, 2018-04)
    Please read abstract in the article.

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