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Postgraduate Projects

Past projects

University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Name:
Barbara Nel (MSc, University of Pretoria)
Title: Management of Fusarium wilt of banana by means of biological and chemical control and induced resistance
Supervisors: A. Viljoen, C. Steinberg, N. Labuschagne
Summary - Barbara Nel.pdf
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Name:
Susan Groenewald (MSc, University of Pretoria)
Title: Biology, pathogenicity and diversity of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense
Supervisors: A. Viljoen, N. van den Berg, W.F.O. Marasas
Summary - Susan Groenewald.pdf
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Name:
Liesl Stronkhorst (MSc, University of Pretoria)
Title: The effect of soil chemical properties and plant nutrition on the growth of banana plants infected with Fusarium wilt
Supervisors: J. van der Waals, A. Viljoen

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Name:
Rene Sutherland (MSc, University of Pretoria)
Title: Genetic modification of Cavendish bananas (Musa spp.) in South Africa
Supervisors: A. Viljoen, J.V. Escalante, K. Kunert, R. Chikwamba



Name:
Aneen Belgrove (MSc, University of Pretoria)
Title: Biological control of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense using non-pathogenic F. oxysporum endophytes
Supervisors: A. Viljoen, C. Steinberg
Summary - Aneen Belgrove.pdf

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Name:
Gerda Fourie (MSc, University of Pretoria)
Title: The evolutionary biology of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense
Supervisors: A. Viljoen, E. Steenkamp, T.R. Gordon
Summary - Gerda Fourie.pdf
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Name:
Claire Munro (MSc, University of Pretoria)
Title: Identification of defence-related genes in banana against the Fusarium wilt pathogen, Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense
Supervisors: A. Viljoen, A.A. Myburg, N. van den Berg
Summary - Claire Munro.pdf

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Name:
Tanya Gevers (MSc, University of Pretoria)
Title: Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense for pathogenicity gene analysis
Supervisors: A. Viljoen, A. Churchil

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Name:
Marinda Visser (PhD, University of Pretoria)
Title: Molecular biological studies of the Fusarium wilt pathogen of banana in South Africa
Supervisors: A. Viljoen, T.R. Gordon, M.J. Wingfield, B.D. Wingfield
Summary - Marinda Visser.pdf

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Name:
Noelani van den Berg (PhD, University of Pretoria)
Title: Identification of genes associated with tolerance in the Cavendish banana selection GCTCV-218, against Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense "subtropical" race 4
Supervisors: A. Viljoen, D. Berger, P. Birch, M.J. Wingfield
Summary - Noelani van den Berg.pdf

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Name:
Rene Sutherland (PhD, University of Pretoria)
Title: The effect of cold stress on resistance in Cavendish bananas to Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense "subtropical" race 4
Supervisors: N. van den Berg, A. Viljoen, A.A. Myburg




University of Stellenbosch, South Africa




Name:
Patrick Karangwa (PhD, University of Stellenbosch)
Title: Management of banana Fusarium wilt in central and eastern Africa
Supervisors: A. Viljoen, G. Blomme, F. Beed
Summary - Patrick Karangwa.pdf




Name:
Glaudina Mostert (PhD, University of Stellenbosch)
Title: Diversity and evolution of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense in Asia
Supervisors: A. Viljoen, L. Mostert
Summary - Glaudina Mostert.pdf











Name:
Reuben Tendo Ssali (PhD, University of Stellenbosch)
Title: Identification and characterization of resistance in Musa to Fusarium oxysporum f.sp cubense race 1
Supervisors: A. Viljoen, J. Lorenzen, A. Kiggundu
Summary - Reuben Tendo Ssali.pdf



Current projects

University of Stellenbosch, South Africa



Name:
Ankia Rabie (MSc, University of Stellenbosch)
Title: Isolation and identification of putative pathogenicity genes in a mutant population of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense
Supervisors: A. Viljoen




Name:
Morgana Miller (MSc, University of Stellenbosch)
Title: Containment of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense 'tropical' race 4 in northern Mozambique
Supervisors: A. Viljoen




Name:
Saif Al-Kaabi (PhD, University of Stellenbosch)
Title: Characterization and management of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense in Oman
Supervisors: A. Viljoen


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Name:
Karen van der Merwe (Hons, University of Stellenbosch)
Title: Optimising techniques to detect Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense in plants, soil and water
Supervisors: A. Viljoen, G. Mostert

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Name:
 Sahabne Ullah (MSc, University of Stellenbosch)
Title: The use of disinfectants and biological control products to manage banana Fusarium wilt
Supervisors: A. Viljoen, G. Mostert

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Name:
 Privat Ndayihanzamaso (PhD, University of Stellenbosch)
Title: Evaluation of bananas in east Africa for resistance to Fusarium wilt
Supervisors: A. Viljoen, G. Mostert

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Name:
Mohamed Mpina (PhD, University of Stellenbosch)
Title: Elucidate the genetics of banana resistances to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubence race 1
Supervisors: A. Viljoen