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Genetics

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  • Houldcroft, Charlotte J.; Rifkin, R.F. (Riaan); Underdown, Simon J. (Taylor and Francis, 2019)
    No abstract available.
  • Mlonyeni, X.O.M. (Xolile Osmond Mnyamezeli); Wingfield, Michael J.; Greeff, Jaco M. (Jacobus Maree); Wingfield, Brenda D.; Slippers, Bernard (Wiley, 2018-12)
    Amylostereum areolatum is a wood‐decaying homobasidiomycete fungal symbiont of Sirex noctilio. Together, they cause serious damage to pine plantations in the Southern Hemisphere. The fungus reproduces asexually and is ...
  • Scott, Katherine Anne; Maake, Lorens; Botha, Elizabeth; Theron, Jacques; Maree, Francois Frederick (Elsevier, 2019-04)
    Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) virus (FMDV) isolates show variation in their ability to withstand an increase in temperature. The FMDV is surprisingly thermolabile, even though this virus is probably subjected to a strong ...
  • Estrada-de los Santos, Paulina; Palmer, Marike; Steenkamp, Emma Theodora; Maluk, Marta; Beukes, Chrizelle Winsie; Hirsch, Ann M.; James, Euan K.; Venter, S.N. (Stephanus Nicolaas) (Springer, 2019-06)
    “Burkholderia dabaoshanensis” was described in 2012. Although the name was effectively published, it could not be validly published, because the description provided in the original paper did not comply with the Rule 27 ...
  • Avontuur, Juanita R.; Palmer, Marike; Beukes, Chrizelle Winsie; Chan, Wai Yin; Coetzee, Martin Petrus Albertus; Blom, Jochen; Stępkowski, Tomasz; Kyrpides, Nikos C.; Woyke, Tanja; Shapiro, Nicole; Whitman, William B.; Venter, S.N. (Stephanus Nicolaas); Steenkamp, Emma Theodora (Elsevier, 2019-07)
    Bradyrhizobium is thought to be the largest and most diverse rhizobial genus, but this is not reflected in the number of described species. Although it was one of the first rhizobial genera recognised, its taxonomy remains ...
  • Palmer, Marike; Venter, S.N. (Stephanus Nicolaas); Coetzee, Martin Petrus Albertus; Steenkamp, Emma Theodora (Elsevier, 2019-03)
    Many gene flow barriers associated with genetic isolation during eukaryotic species divergence, are lacking in prokaryotes. In these organisms the processes associated with horizontal gene transfer (HGT) may provide both ...
  • Wondafrash, Mesfin; Slippers, Bernard; Hurley, Brett Phillip; Garnas, Jeffrey R. (Wiley, 2019-08)
    The woodwasp Sirex noctilio Fabricius, native to Eurasia and North Africa, regularly co‐occurs with a North American origin Pissodes sp. on Pinus trees in South Africa. The nature of this co‐occurrence and potential impacts ...
  • Fitza, Katrin N.E.; Garnas, Jeffrey R.; Lombardero, Maria J.; Ayres, Matthew P.; Krivak-Tetley, Flora E.; Ahumada, Rodrigo; Hurley, Brett Phillip; Wingfield, Michael J.; Slippers, Bernard (Elsevier, 2019-05)
    The nematode Deladenus siricidicola is the primary biological control agent of Sirex noctilio, a globally invading woodwasp pest of Pinus species. Preliminary studies on the diversity of populations of D. siricidicola ...
  • Ferreira-Venter, Linda; Venter, Eudri; Theron, Jacques; Van Staden, Vida (Elsevier, 2019-05)
    The African horse sickness virus non-structural protein 3 (NS3) is involved in the final stages of infection. To gain insight into the function of different NS3 domains, we generated reverse genetics-derived mutants, each ...
  • Kruger, Chané Saskia (University of Pretoria, 2019)
    Bacillus cereus spores are resistant to heat and chemicals and can attach and form biofilms on stainless steel surfaces, indicating that the spores may contribute to the contamination of extended shelf life (ESL) milk. ...
  • Botha, Jonathan (University of Pretoria, 2019)
    The recalcitrance of lignocellulosic biomass to enzymic digestion remains a significant obstacle to the adoption of an environmentally and economically sustainable strategy for the synthesis of biomaterials. Traditional ...
  • Dawlal, Pranitha; Brabet, Catherine; Thantsha, Mapitsi Silvester; Buys, E.M. (Elna Maria) (Taylor and Francis, 2019)
    Consumption of fumonisin-contaminated foods has a negative influence on the health of humans (carcinogen; oesophageal cancer in Eastern Cape in South Africa). Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) have emerged as a promising natural ...
  • Segobola, Jane; Adriaenssens, Evelien M.; Tsekoa, Tsepo; Konanani Rashamuse; Cowan, Don A. (Nature Publishing Group, 2018-01-08)
    The Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve in the Cape Floral Kingdom in South Africa is known for its unique plant biodiversity. The potential presence of unique microbial and viral biodiversity associated with this unique plant ...
  • Van Biljon, Riette; Niemand, Jandeli; Clark, Katherine; Verlinden, Bianca K.; Abrie, Clarissa; Von Gruning, Hilde; Smidt, Werner; Smit, Annel; Reader, Janette; Painter, Heather; Llinas, Manuel; Doerig, Christian; Birkholtz, Lyn-Marie (Nature Publishing Group, 2018-11-08)
    The life cycle of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum is tightly regulated, oscillating between stages of intense proliferation and quiescence. Cyclic 48-hour asexual replication of Plasmodium is markedly different ...
  • Trataris-Rebisz, A.N.; Rossouw, J.; Markotter, Wanda; Frean, J.A.; Weyer, Jacqueline (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2019-04)
    BACKGROUND. Spotted fever rickettsiosis, also known as tick bite fever (TBF), is a common infectious disease in South Africa (SA). Although the diagnosis of TBF is often based on clinical grounds only, laboratory testing ...
  • Martin-Garcia, J.; Zas, R.; Solla, A.; Woodward, S.; Hantula, J.; Vainio, E.J.; Mullett, M.; Morales-Rodriguez, C.; Vannini, A.; Martinez-Alvarez, P.; Pinto, G.; Alves, A.; Amaral, J.; Wingfield, Michael J.; Fourie, Gerda; Steenkamp, Emma Theodora; Ahumada, R.; Sera, B.; Sanz-Ros, A.V.; Raposo, R.; Elvira-Recuenco, M.; Iturritxa, E.; Gordon, T.R.; Diez, J.J. (Wiley, 2019-06)
    Fusarium circinatum is a highly virulent invasive pathogen that causes the disease commonly known as pine pitch canker (PPC). On mature trees, the most common symptoms of PPC include resin bleeding, resinous cankers, wilting ...
  • Reva, Oleg N.; Rademan, Sunelle; Visagie, M.H. (Michelle Helen); Lebelo, M.T. (Maphuti); Gwangwa, Mokgadi Violet; Klochko, Vitalii V.; Joubert, Anna Margaretha; Lall, Namrita (Future Science, 2019)
    AIM : To determine the computer-predicted anticancer activity of mupirocin and to compare its activities with those determined for another polyene antibiotic, batumin. MATERIALS AND METHODS : Molecular docking, cytotoxicity ...
  • Moyo, Phanankosi; Kunyane, Phaladi; Selepe, Mamoalosi A.; Eloff, Jacobus Nicolaas; Niemand, Jandeli; Louw, Abraham Izak; Maharaj, Vinesh J.; Birkholtz, Lyn-Marie (BioMed Central, 2019-03-08)
    BACKGROUND : Optimal adoption of the malaria transmission-blocking strategy is currently limited by lack of safe and efficacious drugs. This has sparked the exploration of different sources of drugs in search of ...

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