Plant Pathology
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​​​​​Wetenskaplike publikasies vir 2019-2021: (Publikasies 1921 - 2021)


1. Aguayo, J., Cerf-Wendling, I., Folscher, A.B., Fourrier-Jeandel, C., Ioos, R., Matthews, M.C., Mostert, D., Renault, C., Wilson, V. & Viljoen, A.  2021.  First report of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense Tropical Race 4 (TR4) causing banana wilt in the Island of Mayotte.  Plant Disease 105: 219.
2. Carstens, E., Linde, C.C., Fourie, P.H., Bester-van der Merwe, A.E., Langenhoven, S.D. & McLeod, A.  2021.  Spatial and temporal genetic analysis of Phyllosticta citricarpa in two lemon orchards in South Africa reveal a role of asexual reproduction within sexually reproducing populations.  Phytopathology 111 (7): 1238-1251.
3. Coetzee, B., Carstens, E., Dewdney, M., Fourie, P.H. & Bester-van der Merwe, A.E.  2021.  Extending the knowledge of Phyllosticta citricarpa population structure in USA with re-sequencing and genome wide analysis.  Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology 113: 101591, 5 pages.
4. Dann, E. & McLeod, A.  2021.  Phosphonic acid: a long-standing and versatile crop protectant.  Pest Management Science 77: 2197-2208.
5. DuPont, S.T., Hewavitharana, S.S. & Mazzola, M.  2021.  Field scale application of Brassica seed meal and anaerobic soil disinfestation for the control of apple replant disease. Applied Soil Ecology 166: 104076, 12 pages.
6. Erasmus, A., Lennox, C.L., Korsten, L., du Plooy, W., Kellerman, M. & Fourie, P.H.  2021.  Imazalil resistance management for sustainable citrus green mould control: limited options and alternatives. Acta Horticulturae 1323: 105 – 110.
7. Fourie, P.H., Erasmus, A., Lennox, C.L. & du Plooy, W.  2021.  Optimisation of postharvest fungicide application in citrus packhouses: low-tech but high impact. Acta Horticulturae 1323: 137-142.​ 
8. Gottwald, T.R., Taylor, E.L., Amorim, L., Bergamin-Filho, A., Bassanezi, R.B., Silva Jr., G.J., Fogliata, G., Fourie, P.H., Graham, J.H., Hattingh, V., Kriss, A.B., Luo, W., Magarey, R.D., Schutte, G.C. & Spósito, M.B.  2021.  Probabilistic risk-based model for the assessment of Phyllosticta citricarpa-infected citrus fruit and illicit plant material as pathways for pathogen introduction and establishment.  Crop Protection 142: 105521, 14 pages.
9. Guarnaccia, V., Van Niekerk, J., Crous, P.W. & Sandoval-Denis, M.  2021.  Neocosmospora spp. associated with dry root rot of citrus in South Africa.  Phytopathologia Mediterranea 60 (1): 79-100.
10. Hewavitharana, S.S., Klarer, E., Muramoto, J., Shennan, C. & Mazzola, M.  2021.  Analysis of environmental variables and carbon input on soil microbiome, metabolome and disease control efficacy in strawberry attributable to anaerobic soil disinfestation.  Microorganisms 9: 1638, 24 pages.
11. Kimunye, J., Jomanga, K., Tazuba, A.F., Were, E., Viljoen, A., Swennen, R. & Mahuku, G.  2021.  Genotype X environment response of 'Matooke' hybrids (Naritas) to Pseudocercospora fijiensis, the cause of black sigatoka in banana.  Agronomy 11: 1145, 16 pages.
12. Kimunye, J.N., Muzhinji, N., Mostert, D., Viljoen, A., Bester-van der Merwe, A.E. & Mahuku, G.  2021.  Genetic diversity and mating type distribution of Pseudocercospora fijiensis on banana in Uganda and Tanzania.  Phytopathology 111 (4): 741-750.
13. Kimunye, J., Were, E., Swennen, R. Viljoen A. & Mahuku, G.  2021.  Sources of resistance to Pseudocercospora fijiensis, the cause of black Sigatoka in banana.  Plant Pathology 70: 1651-1664.
14. Mamba, L.C., Meitz-Hopkins, J.C., Stevens, C., Fourie, P.H., du Plooy, W., Erasmus A. & Lennox C.L.  2021.  Citrus sour rot management by propiconazole drench application in South Africa. Acta Horticulturae 1323: 177 -182.​
15. Meitz-Hopkins, J.C., Cloete, B.P. & Lennox, C.L.  2021.  Postharvest fungicide sensitivity of South African Botrytis cinerea isolates causing grey mould on pears.  Acta Horticulturae 1323: 157-160.
16. Olivier, C., Savage, C., du Plooy, W., Fourie, P.H., Erasmus A. & Lennox C.L.  2021.  Sanitisation of fungicide drench solution and effects on green mould and sour rot control. Acta Horticulturae 1323: 183 – 188.​
17. Russouw, A., Meitz-Hopkins, J., den Breeyen, A. & Lennox, C.  2021.  Postharvest applications of fludioxonil and pyrimethanil to contro​l Phlyctema vagabunda on apple in South Africa.  Crop Protection 141: 105451, 6 pages.
18. Somera, T.S., Freilich, S. & Mazzola, M.  2021.  Comprehensive analysis of the apple rhizobiome as influenced by different Brassica seed meals and rootstocks in the same soil/plant system.  Applied Soil Ecology 157: 103766, 15 pages.
19. Stevens, C., Lennox, C.L., Mamba, L.C., Fourie, P.H., du Plooy W. & Meitz-Hopkin, J.C.  2021.  Propiconazole baseline sensitivity and molecular identification of Galactomyces sp. from citrus sour rot. Acta Horticulturae 1323: 31-34.​
20. Ullah, S., Mostert, D., Serfontein, K. & Viljoen, A.  2021.  The survival and treatment of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense in water.  Journal of Fungi 7: 796, 11 pages.
21. Van Dyk, M., Spies, C.F.J., Mostert, L. & Halleen, F.  2021.  Survey of trunk pathogens in South African olive nurseries.  Plant Disease 105 (6): 1630-1639.
22. Van Dyk, M., Viljoen, A. & Rose, LJ.  2021.  Stylar canal architecture of maize is not an indicator of resistance to Fusarium verticillioides infection.  European Journal of Plant Pathology 161: 475-481.
23. Van Horn, C., Somera, T.S. & Mazzola, M.  2021.  Comparative analysis of the rhizosphere and endophytic microbiomes across apple rootstock genotypes in replant orchard soils.  Phytobiomes Journal 5: 231-243.
24. Van Jaarsveld, W.J., Halleen, F., Bester, M.C., Pierron, R.J.G., Stempien, E. & Mostert, L.  2021.  Investigation of Trichoderma species colonization of nursery grapevines for improved management of black foot disease.  Pest Management Science 77: 397-405.
25. Venter, E., Meitz-Hopkins, J.C. & Lennox, C.L.  Postharvest disease survey on pomegranate fruit in South Africa.  Acta Horticulturae 1323: 1-4.

26. Wang, L., Somera, T.S., Hargarten, H., Honaas, L. & Mazzola, M.  2021.  Comparative analysis of the apple root transcriptome as affected by rootstock genotype and Brassicaceae seed meal soil amendment: implications for plant health.  Microorganisms 9: 763, 24 pages.

27. Yirgu, A., Gezahgne, A., Alemu, T., Havenga, M. & Mostert, L.  2021.  First report of Didymosphaeria rubi-ulmifolii associated with canker and dieback of apple trees in southern Ethiopia.  Phytopathologia Mediterranea 60 (2): 229-236.

28. Zhang, X., Huang, H., Wu, B., Xie, J., Viljoen, A., Wang, W., Mostert, D., Xie, Y., Fu, G., Xiang, D., Lya, S., Liu, S. & Li, C.  2021.  The M35 metalloprotease effector FocM35_1 is required for full virulence of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense Tropical Race 4.  Pathogens 10: 670, 15 pages.​

  1. Barral, B., Chillet, M., Doizy, A., Grassi, M., Ragot, L., Léchaudel, M., Durand, N., Rose, L.J., Viljoen, A. & Schorr-Galindo, S.  2020.  Diversity and toxigenicity of fungi that cause pineapple fruitlet core rot.  Toxins 12, 339:1-16.
  2. Crous, P.W. et al. 2020.  Fungal Planet description sheets: 1112-1181 (1168). Phytopythium paucipapillatum S.D. Langenhoven, W.J. Botha & L. Mostert sp.nov. Persoonia 45: 251-409.
  3. Den Breeyen, A., Rochefort, J., Russouw, A., Meitz-Hopkins, J. & Lennox, C.L.  2020.  Preharvest detection and postharvest incidence of Phlyctema vagabunda on 'Cripps Pink' apples in South Africa.  Plant Disease 104 (3): 841-846.
  4. Dita, M., Teixeira, L.A.J., O'Neill, W., Pattison, A.B., Weinert, M.P., Li, C.Y., Zheng, S.J., Staver, C., Thangavelu, R. & Viljoen, A.  2020.  Current state of Fusarium wilt of banana in the subtropics.  Acta Horticulturae 1272: 45-56.
  5. Greeff-Laubscher, M.R., Beukes, I., Marais, G.J. & Jacobs, K.  2020.  Mycotoxin production by three different toxigenic fungi genera on formulated abalone feed and the effect of an aquatic environment on fumonisins.  Mycology 11 (2): 105-117.
  6. Halleen, F., Baloyi, M.A., Bester, M.C. & Mostert, L.  2020.  Aerial inoculum patterns of Petri disease pathogens in South African vineyards and rootstock mother blocks.  Phytopathologia Mediterranea 59(3): 515-536.
  7. Kimunye, J.N., Were, E., Mussa, F., Tazuba, A., Jomanga, K., Viljoen, A., Swennen, R., Muthoni, F.K. & Mahuku, G.  2020.  Distribution of Pseudocercospora species causing Sigatoka leaf diseases of banana in Uganda and Tanzania.  Plant Pathology 69: 50-59.
  8. Links, S., van Zyl, K., Cassiem, A., Flett, B.C., Viljoen, A. & Rose, L.J.  2020.  The association of maize characteristics with resistance to Fusarium verticillioides and fumonisin accumulation in commercial maize cultivars.  World Mycotoxin Journal 13 (3): 367-379.
  9. Liu, S., Li, J., Zhang, Y., Liu, N., Viljoen, A., Mostert, D., Zuo, C., Hu, C., Bi, F., Gao, H., Sheng, O., Deng, G., Yang, Q., Dong, T., Dou, T., Yi, G., Ma, L-J. & Li, C.  2020.  Fusaric acid instigates the invasion of banana by Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense TR4.  New Phytologist 225: 913-929.
  10. Masikane, S.L., Novela, P., Mohale, P. & McLeod, A.  2020.  Effect of phosphonate application timing and -strategy on phosphite fruit and root residues of avocado.  Crop Protection 128: 105008: 1-8.
  11. Matthews, M.C., Mostert, D., Ndayihanzamaso, P., Rose, L.J. & Viljoen, A.  2020.  Quantitative detection of economically important Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense strains in Africa in plants, soil and water.  PLoS ONE 15 (7): e0236110: 1-20.
  12. Mojeremane, K., Lebenya, P., du Plessis, I.L., van der Rijst, M., Mostert, L., Armengol, J. & Halleen, F.  2020.  Cross pathogenicity of Neofusicoccum australe and Neofusicoccum stellenboschiana on grapevine and selected fruit and ornamental trees.  Phytopathologia Mediterranea 59(3): 581-593.
  13. Moyo, P., du Raan, S. & Fourie, P.H.  2020.  Models for predicting pseudothecium maturity and ascospore release of Phyllosticta spp. in South African citrus orchards.  South African Journal of Science 116 (11/12): 10 pages.
  14. Moyo, P., Fourie, P.H., Masikane, S.L., de Oliveira Fialho, R., Mamba, L.C., du Plooy, W. & Hattingh, V.  2020.  The effects of postharvest treatments and sunlight exposure on the reproductive capability and viability of Phyllosticta citricarpa in citrus black spot fruit lesions.  Plants 9, 1813: 13 pages.
  15. Ncube, E., Truter, M., Flett, B.C., Van den Berg, J., Erasmus, A. & Viljoen, A.  2020.  Fungal mycoflora associated with Busseola fusca frass in maize plants.  African Entomology 28 (2): 12 pages.
  16. Ndayihanzamaso, P., Karangwa, P., Mostert, D., Mahuku, G., Blomme, G., Beed, F., Swennen, R. & Viljoen, A.  2020.  The development of a multiplex PCR assay for the detection of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense lineage VI strains in East and Central Africa.  European Journal of Plant Pathology 158: 495-509.
  17. Ndayihanzamaso, P., Mostert, D., Matthews, M.C., Mahuku, G., Jomanga, K., Mpanda, H.J., Mduma, H., Brown, A., Uwimana, B., Swennen, R., Tumuhimbise, R. & Viljoen, A.  2020.  Evaluation of Mchare and Matooke bananas for resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense Race 1.  Plants 9, 1082:1-15.
  18. Ouko, A., Okoth, S., Netshifhefhe, N.E.1., Viljoen, A. & Rose, L.J.  2020.  Tolerance to Fusarium verticillioides infection and fumonisin accumulation in maize F1 hybrids and subsequent F2 populations.  Agronomy Journal 112: 2432-2444.
  19. Rebel, P., Poblete-Echeverría, C., van Zyl, J.G., Wessels, J.P.B., Coetzer, C. & McLeod, A.  2020.  Determining mancozeb deposition benchmark values on apple leaves for the management of Venturia inaequalisPlant Disease 104 (1): 168-178.
  20. Spies, C.F.J., Mostert, L., Carlucci, A., Moyo, P., van Jaarsveld, W.J., du Plessis, I.L., van Dyk, M. & Halleen, F.  2020. Dieback and decline pathogens of olive trees in South Africa.  Persoonia 45: 196-220.
  21. Stempien, E., Pierron, R.J.G., Adendorff, I., van Jaarsveld, W.J., Halleen, F. & Mostert, L.  2020.  Host defence activation and root colonization of grapevine rootstocks by the biological control fungus Trichoderma atroviridePhytopathologia Mediterranea 59(3): 615-626.
  22. Van Jaarsveld, W.J., Halleen, F. & Mostert, L.  2020.  In vitro screening of Trichoderma isolates for biocontrol of black foot disease pathogens.  Phytopathologia Mediterranea 59(3): 465-471.
  23. Viljoen, A., Mostert, D., Chiconela, T., Beukes, I., Fraser, C., Dwyer, J. Murray, H., Amisse, J., Matabuana, E.L., Tazan, G., Amugoli, O.M., Mondjana, A., Vaz, A., Pretorius, A., Bothma, S., Rose, L. J., Beed, F., Dusunceli, F., Chao, C-P. & Molina, A.B.  2020.  Occurrence and spread of the banana fungus Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubence TR4 in Mozambique.  South African Journal of Science 116 (11/12): 11 pages.
  24. Von Diest, S.G., Meitz-Hopkins, J.C., Rabie, A.A., MacHardy, W.E. & Lennox, C.L.  2020.  Temperature influence on pseudothecia development stages of Venturia inaequalis in the Western Cape of South Africa.  Plant Disease 104 (1): 147-153.
  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. Díaz, G.A., Mostert, L., Halleen, F., Lolas, M., Gutierrez, M., Ferrada, E. & Latorre, B.A.  2019.  Diplodia seriata associated with Botryosphaeria canker and dieback in apple trees in Chile.  Plant Disease 103 (5): 1026.
  3. Guarnaccia, V., Gehrmann, T., Silva-Junior, G.J., Fourie, P.H., Haridas, S., Vu, D., Spatafora, J., Martin, F.M., Robert, V., Grigoriev, I.V., Groenewald, J.Z. & Crous, P.W.  2019.  Phyllosticta citricarpa and sister species of global importance to CitrusMolecular Plant Pathology 20 (12): 1619-1635.
  4. Havenga, M., Gatsi, G.M., Halleen, F., Spies, C.F.J., Van der Merwe, R. & Mostert, L.  2019.  Canker and wood rot pathogens present in young apple trees and propagation material in the Western Cape of South Africa.  Plant Disease 103 (12): 3129-3141.
  5. Lesuthu, P., Mostert, L. Spies, C.F.J., Moyo, P., Regnier, T. & Halleen, F.  201​9.  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.
  6. 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.
  7. Masikane, S., Jolliffe, J., Swart, L. & McLeod, A.  2019.  Novel approaches and methods for quantifying Phytophthora cinnamomi in avocado tree roots.  FEMS Microbiology Letters 366: (16): 1-11.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Moyo, P., Mostert, L. & Halleen, F.  2019.  Diatrypaceae species overlap between vineyards and natural ecosystems in South Africa.  Fungal Ecology  39: 142-151.
  11. Nyoni, M., Lötze, E., Mazzola, M., Wessels, J.P.B. & McLeod, A.  2019.  Evaluating different approaches in the application of phosphonates for the control of apple root diseases.  Australasian Plant Pathology 48: 461-472.
  12. 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.
  13. Phokane, S., Flett, B.C., Ncube, E., Rheeder, J.P. & Rose, L.J.  2019.  Agricultural practices and their potential role in mycotoxin contamination of maize and groundnut subsistence farming.  South African Journal of Science 115 (9/10): 1-6.
  14. 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.
  15. Thangavelu, R., Mostert, D., Gopi, M., Ganga Devi, P., Padmanaban, B., Molina, A.B. & Viljoen, A.  2019.  First detection of Fusarium oxyspoerum f.sp. cubense tropical race 4 (TR4) on Cavendish banana in India.  European Journal of Plant Pathology 154: 777-786.
  16. Van Niekerk, J.M., Basson, E., Olivier, C., Carelse, G. & Guarnaccia, V.  2019.  Chlorine and mefenoxam sensitivity of Phytophthora nicotianae and Phytophthora citrophthora from South African citrus nurseries.  Phytopathologia Mediterranea 58 (3): 629-638.
  17. Van Zyl, K., Rose, L.J. & Viljoen, A.  2019.  Fusarium verticillioides FUM1 and FUM19 gene expression in maize kernels during early infection.  Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology 108: 101430: 1-6.
  18. 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.