Plant Pathology
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Scientific publications for 2018-2021: (Publications 1921 - 2021)

  1. 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: 1-15.
  2. 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.
  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. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. Moyo, P., Mostert, L. & Halleen, F.  2019.  Diatrypaceae species overlap between vineyards and natural ecosystems in South Africa.  Fungal Ecology  39: 142-151.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. Guarnaccia, V. & Crous, P.W.  2018.  Species of Diaporthe on Camellia and Citrus in the Azores Islands.  Phytopathologia Mediterranea 57 (2): 307-319.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. 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.
  54. 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.
  55. 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.
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. Waite, H., Armengol, J., Billones-Baaijens, R., Gramaje, D., Halleen, F., Di Marco, S. & Smart, R.  2018.  A protocol for the management of grapevine rootstock mother vines to reduce latent infctions by grapevine trunk pathogens in cuttings.  Phytopathologia Mediterranea 57 (3): 384-398.
  59. 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.