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  • Makunike, Rudo E.; Kirsten, Johann F. (African Association of Agricultural Economists, 2018-06)
    The recent increase in farmland investments in developing countries by private equity funds, large multinationals and sometimes foreign governments has attracted widespread attention and strong emotions from various ...
  • Crous, Pedro W.; Wingfield, Michael J.; Burgess, T.I.; Hardy, G.E.St.J.; Gene, J.; Guarro, J.; Baseia, I.G.; Garcia, D.; Gusmao, L.F.P.; Souza-Motta, C.M.; Thangavel, R.; Adamcík, S.; Barili, A.; Barnes, C.W.; Bezerra, J.D.P.; Bordallo, J.J.; Cano-Lira, J.F.; De Oliveira, R.J.V.; Ercole, E.; Hubka, V.; Iturrieta-Gonzalez, I.; Kubatova, A.; Martín, M.P.; Moreau, P.-A.; Morte, A.; Ordonez, M.E.; Rodríguez, A.; Stchigel, A.M.; Vizzini, A.; Abdollahzadeh, J.; Abreu, V.P.; Adamcíkova, K.; Albuquerque, G.M.R.; Alexandrova, A.V.; Alvarez Duarte, E.; Armstrong-Cho, C.; Banniza, S.; Barbosa, R.N.; Bellanger, J.-M.; Bezerra, J.L.; Cabral, T.S.; Cabon, M.; Caicedo, E.; Cantillo, T.; Carnegie, A.J.; Carmo, L.T.; Castañeda-Ruiz, R.F.; Clement, C.R.; Cmokova, A.; Conceição, L.B.; Cruz, R.H.S.F.; Damm, u.; Da Silva, B.D.B.; Da Silva, G.A.; Da Silva, R.M.F.; De A. Santiago, A.L.C.M.; De Oliveira, L.F.; De Souza, C.A.F.; Deniel, F.; Dima, B.; Dong, G.; Edwards, J.; Felix, C.R.; Fournier, J.; Gibertoni, T.B.; Hosaka, K.; Iturriaga, T.; Jadan, M.; Jany, J.-L.; Jurjevic, Z.; Kolarík, M.; Kusan, I.; Landell, M.F.; Leite Cordeiro, T.R.; Lima, D.X.; Loizides, M.; Luo, S.; Machado, A.R.; Madrid, H.; Magalhaes, O.M.C.; Marinho, P.; Matocec, N.; Mesic, A.; Miller, A.N.; Morozova, O.V.; Neves, R.P.; Nonaka, K.; Novakova, A.; Oberlies, N.H.; Oliveira-Filho, J.R.C.; Oliveira, T.G.L.; Papp, V.; Pereira, O.L.; Perrone, G.; Peterson, S.W.; Pham, T.H.G.; Raja, H.A.; Raudabaugh, D.B.; Rehulka, J.; Rodríguez-Andrade, E.; Saba, M.; Schauflerova, A.; Shivas, R.G.; Simonini, G.; Siqueira, J.P.Z.; Sousa, J.O.; Stajsic, V.; Svetasheva, T.; Tan, Y.P.; Tkalcec, Z.; Ullah, S.; Valente, P.; Valenzuela-Lopez, N.; Abrinbana, M.; Viana Marques, D.A.; Wong, P.T.W.; Xavier de Lima, V.; Groenewald, J.Z. (Naturalis Biodiversity Center, 2018-07-13)
    Novel species of fungi described in this study include those from various countries as follows: Australia, Chaetopsina eucalypti on Eucalyptus leaf litter, Colletotrichum cobbittiense from Cordyline stricta × C. australis ...
  • Doungsa-ard, C.; McTaggart, Alistair R.; Geering, A.D.W.; Shivas, R.G. (Naturalis Biodiversity Center, 2018-05-16)
    Uromycladium tepperianum has been reported on over 100 species of Acacia, as well as on the closely related plant genera, Falcataria, Racosperma and Paraserianthes. Previous studies have indicated that U. tepperianum may ...
  • Phoma, Sandra; Vikram, Surendra; Jansson, Janet K.; Ansorge, Isabelle J.; Cowan, Don A.; Van de Peer, Yves; Makhalanyane, Thulani P. (Nature Publising Group, 2018-07-12)
    Understanding the impact of oceanographic features on marine microbial ecosystems remains a major ecological endeavour. Here we assess microbial diversity, community structure and functional capacity along the Agulhas ...
  • Barnes, Irene; Fourie, Arista; Wingfield, Michael J.; Harrington, T.C.; McNew, D.L.; Sugiyama, L.S.; Luiz, B.C.; Heller, W.P.; Keith, L.M. (Naturalis Biodiversity Center, 2018-03-27)
    The native ˋōhiˋa lehua (Metrosideros polymorpha) has cultural, biological and ecological significance to Hawai`i, but it is seriously threatened by a disease commonly referred to as rapid ˋōhiˋa death (ROD). Preliminary ...
  • Bateman, Andrew W.; Ozgul, Arpat; Krkosek, Martin; Clutton-Brock, Tim H. (University of Chicago Press, 2018-08)
    For highly social species, population dynamics depend on hierarchical demography that links local processes, group dynamics, and population growth. Here, we describe a stage-structured matrix model of hierarchical ...
  • Bonthond, G.; Sandoval-Denis, M.; Groenewald, J.Z.; Crous, Pedro W. (Naturalis Biodiversity Center, 2018-01-09)
    The genus Seiridium includes multiple plant pathogenic fungi well-known as causal organisms of cankers on Cupressaceae. Taxonomically, the status of several species has been a topic of debate, as the phylogeny of the genus ...
  • Guarnaccia, V.; Groenewald, J.Z.; Woodhall, J.; Armengol, J.; Cinelli, T.; Eichmeier, A.; Ezra, D.; Fontaine, F.; Gramaje, D.; Gutierrez-Aguirregabiria, A.; Kaliterna, J.; Kiss, L.; Larignon, P.; Luque, J.; Mugnai, L.; Naor, V.; Raposo, R.; Sandor, E.; Vaczy, K.Z.; Crous, Pedro W. (Naturalis Biodiversity Center, 2018-02-19)
    Species of Diaporthe are considered important plant pathogens, saprobes, and endophytes on a wide range of plant hosts. Several species are well-known on grapevines, either as agents of pre- or post-harvest infections, ...
  • Crous, Pedro W.; Wingfield, Michael J. (Naturalis Biodiversity Center, 2018-05-18)
    Trees in natural forests and those managed in plantations of either native or non-native species are increasingly threatened by fungal diseases (Roy et al. 2014, Wingfield et al. 2015, Ghelardini et al. 2017). Typically, ...
  • Botai, M.C. (Mihloti Christina); Botai, J.O. (Joel Ongego); Adeola, A.M. (Abiodun Morakinyo) (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2018-07-30)
    The focus of the present study was to investigate the spatial-temporal variability and trends of precipitation concentration across South Africa using the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) 3B42 version 7 satellite ...
  • Mare, Eben (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2018-07-30)
    On a historical basis, South African equity markets have outperformed inflation significantly. Using returns from the 2016 version of the Credit Suisse Global Investment Sourcebook1, I observe that over the period 1900 ...
  • Lucht, Heike Luise; Casey, N.H. (Norman Henry); Sawosz, E. (South African Society for Animal Science, 2018-07-05)
    The range of bromide (Br-) in groundwater sources surveyed in South Africa is 0 - 18.4 mg/L. The research aimed to establish chicken embryo sensitivity to a range of Br- treatments (mg/L) injected into fertilised Ross-308 ...
  • Geldenhuys, C.J. (Coert Johannes); Atsame-Edda, Angeline; Mugure, M.W. (Margaret) (SpringerOpen, 2017-12)
    Contrary to general belief, planted and naturalized stands of introduced species facilitate the recovery of natural evergreen forests and their diversity. Forest rehabilitation actions are often performed at great cost: ...
  • Le Roux, Betsie; Van der Laan, Michael; Gush, Mark B.; Bristow, K.L. (Keith) (Wiley, 2018-12)
    The lack of sustainability of our water resources threatens food security in many places worldwide. Different water footprint (WF) methodologies were investigated for their ability to improve water management at various ...
  • Defoort, Jonas; Van de Peer, Yves; Vermeirssen, Vanessa (Oxford University Press, 2018-06-05)
    Gene regulatory networks (GRNs) consist of different molecular interactions that closely work together to establish proper gene expression in time and space. Especially in higher eukaryotes, many questions remain on ...
  • Danbaba, U.A. (Usman); Garba, Salisu M. (Wiley, 2018-12)
    A deterministic model for the transmission dynamics of Zika is designed and rigorously analysed. A model consisting of mutually exclusive compartments representing the human and mosquito dynamics takes into account both ...
  • Garba, Deen L.; Garba, Salisu M.; Gumel, Abba B.; Sharomi, Oluwaseun (Wiley, 2018-12)
    A new deterministic model for the transmission dynamics of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and bovine tuberculosis (BTB) in lion‐buffalo population is designed and used to gain insight into the transmission dynamics ...
  • Louw, Johannes Petrus; Korsten, Lise (Elsevier, 2019-03)
    Penicillium digitatum was recently identified as a postharvest pathogen of plum. Little is known of this host-pathogen association. Disease occurrence and severity was higher on older fruit. This study aimed to determine ...
  • Oyedotun, Kabir O.; Barzegar, Farshad; Mirghni, Abdulmajid Abdallah; Khaleed, Abubakar A.; Masikhwa, T.M. (Tshifhiwa); Manyala, Ncholu I. (American Chemical Society, 2019-01)
    In this research study, we have presented a simple two-step synthesis path to producing a cost-effective, high-porosity carbon material via acidic dehydration of white sugar. The electrochemical behavior of the activated ...
  • Grobler, Rulien; Visser, Carina; Capitan, Aurélien; Van Marle-Koster, Este (Elsevier, 2018-11)
    An increased awareness of animal welfare necessitates the breeding of genetically polled animals, especially since more than 70% of South African beef cattle are rounded off in commercial feedlots. The Bonsmara and the ...