Plant Pathology
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Scientific publications for 2017-2019:

(Publications 1921 - 2019)


  1. Basson, E., Meitz-Hopkins, J.C. & Lennox, C.L.  2019.  Morphological and molecular identification of fungi associated with South African apple core rot.  European Journal of Plant Pathology 153: 849-868.
  2. Lesuthu, P., Mostert, L. Spies, C.F.J., Moyo, P., Regnier, T. & Halleen, F.  2019.  Diaporthe nebulae sp. nov. and first report of D. cynaroidis, D. novem, and D. serafiniae on grapevines in South Africa.  Plant Disease 103 (5): 808-817.
  3. Marin-Felix, Y., Hernández-Restrepo, M., Wingfield, M.J., Akulov, A., Carnegie, A.J., Cheewangkoon, R., Gramaje, D., Groenewald, J.Z., Guarnaccia, V., Halleen, F., Lombard, L., Luangsa-ard, J., Marincowitz, S., Moslemi, A., Mostert, L., Quaedvlieg, W., Schumacher, R.K., Spies, C.F.J., Thangavel, R., Taylor, P.W.J., Wilson, A.M., Wingfield, B.D., Wood, A.R. & Crous, P.W.  2019.  Genera of phytopathogenic fungi: GOPHY 2.  Studies in Mycology 92: 47-133.
  4. Moein, S., Mazzola, M., Ntushelo, N.S. & McLeod, A.  2019.  Apple nursery trees and irrigation water as potential external inoculum sources of apple replant disease in South Africa.  European Journal of Plant Pathology 153: 1131-1147.
  5. Moein, S., Mazzola, M., Spies, C.F.J. & McLeod, A.  2019.  Evaluating different approaches for the quantification of oomycete apple replant pathogens, and their relationship with seedling growth reductions.  European Journal of Plant Pathology 154: 243-257.
  6. Moyo, P., Mostert, L. & Halleen, F.  2019.  Diatrypaceae species overlap between vineyards and natural ecosystems in South Africa.  Fungal Ecology  39: 142-151.
  7. Nyoni, M., Mazzola, M., Wessels, J.P.B. & McLeod, A.  2019.  The efficacy of semiselective chemicals and chloropicrin/1, 3-dichloropropene-containing fumigants in managing apple replant disease in South Africa.  Plant Disease 103 (6): 1363-1373.
  8. Stander, O.P.J., North, J., Van Niekerk, J.M., Van Wyk, T., Love, C. & Gilbert, M.J.  2019.  Influence of nonpermanent netting on foliar spray deposition, insect pest prevalence, and production of 'Nadorcott' Mandarin (Citrus reticulata).  HortScience 54 (4): 667-675.
  9. Williams, P.J., Bezuidenhout, C. & Rose, L.J.  2019.  Differentiation of maize ear rot pathogens, on growth media, with near infrared hyperspectral imaging.  Food Analytical Methods 12: 1556-1570.
  10. Baloyi, M.A., Mostert, L. & Halleen, F.  2018.  Pathogenicity of ten Phaeoacremonium species associated with esca and Petri disease of grapevine.  Phytopathologia Mediterranea 57 (3): 538-546.
  11. Beukes, I., Rose, L.J., Van Coller, G.J. & Viljoen, A.  2018.  Disease development and mycotoxin production by the Fusarium graminearum species complex associated with South African maize and wheat.  European Journal of Plant Pathology 150: 893-910.
  12. Carstens, E., Langenhoven, S.D., Pierron, R., Laubscher, W., Serfontein, J.J., Bezuidenhout, C.M., Venter, E., Fourie P.H., Hattingh, V. & Mostert, L.  2018.  Elsinoë punicae causing scab of pomegranates in South Africa does not cause disease on citrus.  Australasian Plant Pathology 47: 405-411.
  13. Chittarath, K., Mostert, D., Crew, K.S., Viljoen, A., Kong, G., Molina, A.B. & Thomas, J.E.  2018.  First report of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense Tropical Race 4 (VCG 01213/16) associated with Cavendish bananas in Laos.  Plant Disease 102 (2): 449-450.
  14. Greeff-Laubscher, M.R., Beukes, I., Marais, G.J. & Jacobs, K.  2018.  The occurrence of mycotoxigenic fungi in abalone feed in South Africa.  African Journal of Marine Science 40 (4): 383-394.
  15. Guarnaccia, V. & Crous, P.W.  2018.  Species of Diaporthe on Camellia and Citrus in the Azores Islands.  Phytopathologia Mediterranea 57 (2): 307-319.
  16. Hung, T.N., Hung, N.Q., Mostert, D., Viljoen, A., Chao, C.P. & Molina, A.B.  2018.  First report of Fusarium wilt on Cavendish bananas, caused by Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense Tropical Race 4 (VCG 01213/16), in Vietnam.  Plant Disease 102 (2): 448.
  17. Karangwa, P., Mostert, D., Ndayihanzamaso, P., Dubois, T., Niere, B., Felde, A., Schouten, A., Blomme, G., Beed, F. & Viljoen, A.  2018.  Genetic diversity of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense in East and Central Africa.  Plant Disease 102 (3): 552-560.
  18. Kellerman, M., Liebenberg, E., Njombolwana, N., Erasmus, A. & Fourie, P.H.  2018.  Postharvest dip, drench and wax coating application of pyrimethanil on citrus fruit: Residue loading and green mould control.  Crop Protection 103: 115-129.
  19. Langenhoven, S.D., Halleen, F., Spies, C.F.J., Stempien, E. & Mostert, L.  2018.  Detection and quantification of black foot and crown and root rot pathogens in grapevine nursery soils in the Western Cape of South Africa.  Phytopathologia Mediterranea 57 (3): 519-537.
  20. Lennox, C.L., Mostert, L., Venter, E., Laubscher, W. & Meitz-Hopkins, J.C.  2018.  First report of Coniella granati fruit rot and dieback on pomegranate in the Western Cape of South Africa.  Plant Disease 102 (4): 821-822.
  21. Mabuza, L.M., Janse van Rensburg, B., Flett, B.C. & Rose, L.J.  2018.  Accumulation of toxigenic Fusarium species and Stenocarpella maydis in maize grain grown under different cropping systems. European Journal of Plant Pathology 152: 297-308.
  22. McLeod, A., Masikane, S.L., Novela, P., Ma, J., Mohale, P., Nyoni, M., Stander, M., Wessels, J.P.B. & Pieterse, P.  2018.  Quantification of root phosphite concentrations for evaluating the potential of foliar phosphonate sprays for the management of avocado root rot.  Crop Protection 103: 87-97.
  23. Moyo, P., Damm, U., Mostert, L. & Halleen, F.  2018.  Eutypa, Eytypella, and Cryptovalsa species (Diatrypaceae) associated with Prunus species in South Africa.  Plant Disease 102 (7): 1402-1409.
  24. Moyo, P., Halleen, F., Dedekind, R., van Jaarsveld, W.J., Pierron, R. & Mostert, L.  2018.  First report of twig dieback and cankers caused by Eutypa lata on quince in South Africa.  Plant Disease 102 (7): 1446.
  25. Moyo, P., Mostert, L., Spies, C.F.J., Damm, U. & Halleen, F.  2018.  Diversity of Diatrypaceae species associated with dieback of grapevines in South Africa, with the description of Eutypa cremea sp. nov.  Plant Disease 102: 220-230.
  26. Netshifhefhe, N.E.I., Flett, B.C., Viljoen, A. & Rose, L.J.  2018.  Inheritance and genotype by environment analyses of resistance to Fusarium verticillioides and fumonisin contamination in maize F1 hybrids.  Euphytica 214: 235.
  27. Rossouw, C.J., Fourie, P.H., Van Zyl, J.G., Hoffman, J.E. & McLeod, A.  2018.  Rainfastness of mancozeb on apple seedlings determined through deposition quantification of mancozeb residue and a fluorescent pigment.  Crop Protection 106: 93-102.
  28. Schoeman, A., Flett, B.C., Janse van Rensburg, B., Ncube, E. & Viljoen, A.  2018.  Pathogenicity and toxigenicity of Fusarium verticillioides isolates collected from maize roots, stems and ears in South Africa.  European Journal of Plant Pathology 152: 677-689.
  29. Schreuder, W., Du Plooy, W., Erasmus, A., Savage, C., Basson, E., Lennox, C. & Fourie, P.H.  2018.  Postharvest fungicide treatments and cold storage control of citrus black spot infections.  Crop Protection 112: 332-342.
  30. Spies, C.F.J., Moyo, P., Halleen, F. & Mostert, L.  2018.  Phaeoacremonium species diversity on woody hosts in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.  Persoonia 40: 26-62.
  31. Van Niekerk, J., Kotze, C., North, J. & Cronje, P.  2018.  Effect of phosphonate applications, for Phytophthora brown rot control, on 'Nadorcott' mandarin external fruit quality.  HortTechnology August 28 (4): 470-475.
  32. Vitale, S., Aiello, D., Guarnaccia, V., Luongo, L., Galli, M., Crous, P.W., Polizzi, G., Belisario, A. & Voglmayr, H.  2018.  Liberomyces pistaciae sp. nov., the causal agent of pistachio cankers and decline in Italy.  MycoKeys 40: 29-51.
  33. Yang, Q., Fan, X.-L., Guarnaccia, V. & Tian, C.-M.  2018.  High diversity of Diaporthe species associated with dieback diseases in China, with twelve new species described.  MycoKeys 39: 97-149.
  34. Aguayo, J., Mostert, D., Fourrier-Jeandel, C., Cerf-Wendling, I., Hostachy, B., Viljoen, A. & Ioos, R.  2017.  Development of a hydrolysis probe-based real-time assay for the detection of tropical strains of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense race 4.  Plos One 12(2): e0171767. Doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0171767: 1-20.
  35. Beukes, I., Rose, L.J., Shephard, G.S., Flett, B.C. & Viljoen, A.  2017.  Mycotoxigenic Fusarium species associated with grain crops in South Africa – A review.  South African Journal of Science 113 (3/4): 1-12.
  36. Carlucci, A., Lops, F., Mostert, L., Halleen, F. & Raimondo, M.L.  2017.  Occurrence fungi causing black foot on young grapevines and nursery rootstock plants in Italy.  Phytopathologia Mediterranea 56 (1): 10-39.
  37. Carstens, E., Linde, C.C., Slabbert, R., Miles, A.K., Donovan, N.J., Li, H., Zhang, K., Dewdney, M.M., Rollins, J.A., Glienke, C., Schutte, G.C., Fourie, P.H. & McLeod, A.  2017.  A global perspective on the population structure and reproductive system of Phyllosticta citricarpaPhytopathology 107: 758-768.
  38. Fan, X.L., Barreto, R.W., Groenewald, J.Z., Bezerra, J.D.P., Pereira, O.L., Cheewangkoon, R., Mostert, L., Tian, C.M. & Crous, P.W.  2017.  Phylogeny and taxonomy of the scab and spot anthracnose fungus Elsinoë (Myriangiales, Dothideomycetes).  Studies in Mycology 87: 1-41.
  39. Fourie, P.H., Schutte, G.C., Carstens, E., Hattingh, V., Paul, I., Magarey, R.D., Gottwald, T.R., Yonow, T. & Kriticos, D.J.  2017.  Scientific critique of the paper: "Climatic distribution of citrus black spot caused by Phyllosticta citricarpa.  A historical analysis of disease spread in South Africa" by Martínez-Minaya et al. (2015).  European Journal of Plant Pathology 148: 497-502.
  40. Guarnaccia, V., Groenewald, J.Z., Li, H., Glienke, C., Carstens, E., Hattingh, V. Fourie, P.H. & Crous, P.W.  2017.  First report of Phyllosticta citricarpa and description of two new species, P. paracapitalensis and P. paracitricarpa, from citrus in Europe.  Studies in Mycology 87: 161-185.
  41. Jensen, T., Beukes, I., Mostert, L. & Coertze, S.  2017.  First report of white rust on Lampranthus sp. caused by Albugo trianthemae in South Africa.  Plant Disease 101 (1): 260.
  42. Kellerman, M., McLeod, A., Beukes, I., Rose, L., Erasmus, A. & Fourie, P.H.  2017.  Classification of imazalil resistance in an international collection of Penicillium digitatum isolates.  Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology 39 (2): 133-137.
  43. Koopman, T.A., Meitz-Hopkins, J.C., Bester-van der Merwe, A.E., Tobutt, K.R., Bester, C. & Lennox, C.L.  2017.  Genetic diversity and gene flow of four South African Venturia inaequalis (apple scab) populations.  Phytopathology 107 (4): 455-462.
  44. Mbili, N.C., Opara, U.L., Lennox, C.L. & Vries, F.A.  2017.  Citrus and lemongrass essential oils inhibit Botrytis cinerea on 'Golden Delicious', 'Pink Lady' and 'Granny Smith' apples.  Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection 124: 499-511.
  45. McLeod, A., Masimba, T., Jensen, T., Serfontein, K. & Coertze, S.  2017.  Evaluating spray programs for managing copper resistant Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato populations on tomato in the Limpopo region of South Africa.  Crop Protection 102: 32-42.
  46. Mostert, D., Molina, A.B., Daniells J., Fourie, G., Hermanto, C., Chao, C-P., Fabregar, E., Sinohin, V.G., Masdek, N., Thangavelu, R., Li, C., Yi, G., Mostert, L. & Viljoen, A.  2017.  The distribution and host range of the banana Fusarium wilt fungus, Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense, in Asia.  PLoS One 12 (7): e0181630. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0181630.
  47. Moyo, P., Mostert, L. & Halleen, F.  2017.  First report of Cryptosphaeria multicontinentalis associated with dieback and canker of poplar in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.  Plant Disease 101: 1051.
  48. Munhuweyi, K., Caleb, O.J., Lennox, C.L., Van Reenen, A.J. & Opara, U.L.  2017.  In vitro and in vivo antifungal activity of chitosan-essential oils against pomegranate fruit pathogens.  Postharvest Biology and Technology 129: 9-22.
  49. Munhuweyi, K., Lennox, C.L., Meitz-Hopkins, J.C., Caleb, O.J., Sigge, G.O. & Opara, U.L.  2017.  Investigating the effects of crab shell chitosan on fungal mycelial growth and postharvest quality attributes of pomegranate whole fruit and arils.  Scientia Horticulturae 220: 78-89.
  50. Mutawila, C., Stander, C., Halleen, F., Vivier, M.A. & Mostert, L.  2017.  Response of Vitis vinifera cell cultures to Eutypa lata and Trichoderma atroviride culture filtrates: expression of defence-related genes and phenotypes.  Protoplasma 254: 863-879.
  51. Ncube, E., Flett, B.C., Van den Berg, J., Erasmus, A. & Viljoen, A.  2017.  The effect of Busseola fusca infestation, fungal inoculation and mechanical wounding on Fusarium ear rot development and fumonisin production in maize.  Crop Protection 99: 177-183.
  52. Okoth, S., Rose, L.J., Ouko, A., Beukes, I., Sila, H., Mouton, M., Flett, B.C., Makumbi, D. & Viljoen, A.  2017.  Field evaluation of resistance to aflatoxin accumulation in maize inbred lines in Kenya and South Africa.  Journal of Crop Improvement 31 (6): 862-878.
  53. Okoth, S., Rose, L.J., Ouko, A., Netshifhefhe, N.E.I., Sila, H. & Viljoen, A.  2017.  Assessing genotype-by-environment interactions in Aspergillus ear rot and pre-harvest aflatoxin accumulation in maize inbred lines.  Agronomy 7: 1-14.
  54. Rose, L.J., Okoth, S., Beukes, I., Ouko, A., Mouton, M., Flett, B.C., Makumbi, D. & Viljoen, A.  2017.  Determining resistance to Fusarium verticillioides and fumonisin accumulation in African maize inbred lines resistant to Aspergillus flavus and aflatoxins.  Euphytica 213: 93: 1-18.
  55. Venter, E., Lennox, C.L. & Meitz-Hopkins, J.C.  2017.  First report of Cytospora punicae causing post-harvest fruit rot on pomegranate in South Africa.  Plant Disease 101: 631.