Chepsergon, Jane; Motaung, Thabiso E.; Moleleki, Lucy Novungayo(Taylor & Francis Open Access, 2021-06)
Phytopathogenic oomycetes are known to successfully infect their hosts due to their ability to
secrete effector proteins. Of interest to many researchers are effectors with the N-terminal RxLR
motif (Arginine-any amino ...
Van der Nest, Magrieta Aletta; Chavez, Renato; De Vos, Lieschen; Duong, Tuan A.; Gil-Duran, Carlos; Ferreira, Maria Alves; Lane, Frances Alice; Levican, Gloria; Santana, Quentin C.; Steenkamp, Emma Theodora; Suzuki, Hiroyuki; Tello, Mario; Rakoma, Jostina R.; Vaca, Inmaculada; Valdes, Natalia; Wilken, Pieter Markus; Wingfield, Michael J.; Wingfield, Brenda D.(International Mycological Association, 2021-03-05)
Draft genomes of Penicillium roqueforti, Fusarium sororula, Chalaropsis populi, and Chrysoporthe puriensis are presented.
Penicillium roqueforti is a model fungus for genetics, physiological and metabolic studies, as well ...
Aylward, Janneke; Wingfield, Michael J.; Roets, Francois; Wingfield, Brenda D.(Future Science Ltd, 2022-02)
Contamination in sequenced genomes is a relatively common problem and several methods to remove non-target sequences have been devised. Typically, the target and contaminating organisms reside in different kingdoms, ...
Spargo, Reverend M.; Coetzer, Andre; Makuvadze, Francis T.; Chikerema, Sylvester M.; Chiwerere, Vaida; Bhara, Esnath; Nel, Louis Hendrik(Public Library of Science, 2021-01)
BACKGROUND: Rabies remains endemic to the Harare Metropolitan Province of Zimbabwe, with a lack of
public participations potentially contributing to the limited success in eliminating the disease.
We hypothesized that ...
Joubert, Melissa; Backer, Robert; Engelbrecht, Juanita; Van den Berg, Noelani(Public Library of Science, 2021-07)
Phytophthora cinnamomi is a plant pathogenic oomycete that causes Phytophthora root rot
of avocado (PRR). Currently, there is a limited understanding of the molecular interactions
underlying this disease. Other Phytophthora ...
Guillermo, Moreno-Ortega; Adela, Zumaquero; Antonio, Matas; Olivier, Nicholas Abraham; Van den Berg, Noelani; Palomo-Ríos, Elena; Martínez-Ferri, Elsa; Clara, Pliego(MDPI, 2021-09)
Avocado consumption is increasing year by year, and its cultivation has spread to many
countries with low water availability, which threatens the sustainability and profitability of avocado
orchards. However, to date, ...
Quiroga, Maria V.; Valverde, Angel; Mataloni, Gabriela; Casa, Valeria; Stegen, James C.; Cowan, Don A.(Wiley, 2022)
As functional traits are conserved at different phylogenetic depths, the ability to detect community assembly processes can be conditional on the phylogenetic resolution; yet most previous work quantifying their influence ...
Hale, Iago; Ma, Xiao; Melo, Arthur T.O.; Padi, Francis Kwame; Hendre, Prasad S.; Kingan, Sarah B.; Sullivan, Shawn T.; Chen, Shiyu; Boffa, Jean-Marc; Muchugi, Alice; Danquaah, Agyemang; Danquah, Agyemang; Barnor, Michael Teye; Jamnadass, Ramni; Van de Peer, Yves; Van Deynze, Allen(Frontiers Research Foundation, 2021-09-09)
A defining component of agroforestry parklands across Sahelo-Sudanian Africa (SSA),
the shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa) is central to sustaining local livelihoods and the farming
environments of rural communities. Despite ...
Wang, Xuewen; Chen, Shiyu; Chen, Shiyu; Yssel, A.E.J. (Anna); Chaluvadi, Srinivasa R.; Johnson, Matthew S.; Gangashetty, Prakash; Hamidou, Falalou; Sanogo, Moussa D.; Zwaenepoel, Arthur; Wallace, Jason; Van de Peer, Yves; Bennetzen, Jeffrey L.; Van Deynze, Allen(Oxford University Press, 2021-03)
Background: Digitaria exilis, white fonio, is a minor but vital crop of West Africa that is valued for its resilience in hot, dry,
and low-fertility environments and for the exceptional quality of its grain for human ...
Elorriaga, Estefania; Klocko, Amy L.; Ma, Cathleen; Du Plessis, Marc; An, Xinmin; Myburg, Alexander A.; Strauss, Steven H.(Wiley Open Access, 2021-09)
Eucalyptus is among the most widely planted taxa of forest trees worldwide. However, its spread
as an exotic or genetically engineered form can create ecological and social problems. To
mitigate gene flow via pollen and ...
Legumes in the Fynbos vegetation of the Western Cape of South Africa have emerged
as candidates for domestication, particularly for their adaptation to acidic and infertile
soils. However, South African rhizobia have ...
AIMS: The rhizosphere microbiome substantially affects
plant health, yet comparatively little is known regarding
the foliar community dynamics. Here, we examine the
relationship between the microbiota and their response
Crous, Pedro W.; Hernandez-Restrepo, H.; Schumacher, R.K.; Cowan, Don A.; Maggs-Kolling, G.; Marais, E.; Wingfield, Michael J.; Yilmaz, Neriman; Adan, O.C.G.; Akulov, A.; Alvarez Duarte, E.; Berraf-Tebbal, A.; Bulgakov, T.S.; Carnegie, A.J.; De Beer, Z. Wilhelm; Decock, C.; Dijksterhuis, J.; Duong, Tuan A.; Eichmeier, A.; Hien, L.T.; Houbraken, J.A.M.P.; Khanh, T.N.; Liem, N.V.; Lombard, L.; Lutzoni, F.M.; Miadlikowska, J.M.; Nel, Wilma Janine; Pascoe, I.G.; Roets, F.; Roux, Jolanda; Samson, R.A.; Shen, M.; Spetik, M.; Thangavel, R.; Thanh, H.M.; Thao, L.D.; Van Nieuwenhuijzen, E.J.; Zhang, J.Q.; Zhang, Y.; Zhao, L.L.; Groenewald, Johannes Zacharias(Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, 2021-04-28)
An order, family and genus are validated, seven new genera, 35 new species, two new combinations, two
epitypes, two lectotypes, and 17 interesting new host and / or geographical records are introduced in this study.
Crous, Pedro W.; Carlier, J.; Roussel, V.; Groenewald, Johannes Zacharias(Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, 2021-10-30)
The Sigatoka leaf spot complex on Musa spp. includes three major pathogens: Pseudocercospora, namely
P. musae (Sigatoka leaf spot or yellow Sigatoka), P. eumusae (eumusae leaf spot disease), and P. fijiensis (black ...
Kabahuma, Rosemary Ida; Schubert, Wolf-Dieter; Labuschagne, Christiaan; Yan, Denise; Blanton, Susan Halloran; Pepper, Michael Sean; Liu, Xue Zhong(MDPI, 2021-02-15)
MYO7A gene encodes unconventional myosin VIIA, which, when mutated, causes a phenotypic spectrum ranging from recessive hearing loss DFNB2 to deaf-blindness, Usher Type 1B (USH1B). MYO7A mutations are reported in nine DFNB2 ...
Bellieny-Rabelo, Daniel; Pretorius, Willem J.S.; Moleleki, Lucy Novungayo(Oxford University Press, 2021-03)
Two-component systems (TCS) are important types of machinery allowing for efficient signal recognition and transmission in
bacterial cells. The majority of TCSs utilized by bacteria is composed of a sensor histidine kinase ...