Fungal genomics challenges the dogma of name-based biosecurity

Show simple item record McTaggart, Alistair R. Van der Nest, Magrieta Aletta Steenkamp, Emma Theodora Roux, Jolanda Slippers, Bernard Shuey, Louise S. Wingfield, Michael J. Drenth, Andre 2016-07-07T06:20:23Z 2016-07-07T06:20:23Z 2016-05-05
dc.description.abstract Microorganisms have inadvertently been spread via the global movement and trade of their substrates, such as animals, plants, and soil. This intercontinental exchange in the current era of globalisation has given rise to significant increases in the distribution of known pests and pathogens. Importantly, it has also resulted in many novel, emerging, infectious diseases. Biosecurity and quarantine, which aim to prevent the establishment of foreign or harmful organisms in a non-native area, are under significant pressure due to the massive increases in travel and trade. Traditionally, quarantine regulations have been implemented based on pathogens that already cause significant disease problems on congener hosts in other parts of the world (e.g., Q-bank, available at Well-known pathogens are described, named, and studied to determine their disease cycle, epidemiology, and impact. Their importance is assessed based on their risk of infection, establishment, and economic or environmental consequences. This then shapes phytosanitary practices. en_ZA
dc.description.department Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) en_ZA
dc.description.department Genetics en_ZA
dc.description.department Microbiology and Plant Pathology en_ZA
dc.description.department Plant Science en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2016 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The Tree Protection Co-operative Programme (TPCP), THRIP initiative of the Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Science and Technology (DST)/ National Research Foundation (NRF), and Centre of Excellence in Tree Health Biotechnology (CTHB). en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation McTaggart AR, van der Nest MA, Steenkamp ET, Roux J, Slippers B, Shuey LS, et al. (2016) Fungal Genomics Challenges the Dogma of Name-Based Biosecurity. PLoS Pathog 12(5): e1005475. DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1005475. en_ZA
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dc.identifier.issn 1553-7374 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1371/journal.ppat.1005475
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dc.publisher Public Library of Science en_ZA
dc.rights © 2016 McTaggart et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.title Fungal genomics challenges the dogma of name-based biosecurity en_ZA
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