Plant Pathology
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Scientific articles for 2016-2018: (Publications 1921 - 2018)

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Guarnaccia, V. & Crous, P.W.  2018.  Species of Diaporthe on Camellia and Citrus in the Azores Islands.  Phytopathologia Mediterranea 57 (2): 307-319.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. Beukes, I., Jensen, T. & Coertze, S.  2016.  First report of Ramularia collo-cygni infecting barley in South Africa.  Journal of Plant Pathology 98 (2): 376.
  47. Brink, J.C., Calitz, F.J. & Fourie, P.H.  2016.  Spray deposition and control of Botrytis cinerea on grape leaves and bunches: Part I (table grapes).  South African Journal of Enology and Viticulture 37 (2): 93-103.
  48. Brink, J.C., Calitz, F.J. & Fourie, P.H.  2016.  Spray deposition and control of Botrytis cinerea on grape leaves and bunches: Part II (wine grapes).  South African Journal of Enology and Viticulture 37 (2): 157-168.
  49. Cloete, M., Fischer, M., Du Plessis, I.L., Mostert, L. & Halleen, F.  2016.  A new species of Phellinus sensu stricto associated with esca on grapevine in South Africa.  Mycological Progress 15: 1-9.
  50. Crous, P.W. et al., Viljoen, A., et al.  2016.  Fungal Planet description sheets: 469-557.  Persoonia 37: 218-403.
  51. Gramaje, D., Baumgartner, K., Halleen, F., Mostert, L., Sosnowski, M.R., Urbez-Torres, J.R. & Armengol, J.  2016.  Letter to the Editor.  Fungal trunk diseases: a problem beyond grapevines?  Plant Pathology 65: 355-356.
  52. Halleen, F. & Fourie, P.H.  2016.  An integrated strategy for the proactive management of grapevine trunk disease pathogen infections in grapevine nurseries.  South African Journal of Enology and Viticulture 37 (2): 104-114.
  53. Karangwa, P., Blomme, G., Beed, F., Niyongere, C. & Viljoen, A.  2016.  The distribution and incidence of banana Fusarium wilt in subsistence farming systems in east and central Africa.  Crop Protection 84: 132-140.
  54. Kellerman, M., Joubert, J., Erasmus, A. & Fourie, P.H.  2016.  The effect of temperature, exposure time and pH on imazalil residue loading and green mould control on citrus through dip application.  Postharvest Biology and Technology 121: 159-164.
  55. Lee, D-H., Roux, J., Wingfield, B.D., Barnes, I., Mostert, L. & Wingfield, M.J.  2016.  The genetic landscape of Ceratocystis albifundus populations in South Africa reveals a recent fungal introduction event.  Fungal Biology 120: 690-700.
  56. Moyo, P., Mostert, L., Bester, M. & Halleen, F.  2016.  Trunk disease fungi associated with Diospyros kaki in South Africa.  Plant Disease 100: 2383-2393.
  57. Munhuweyi, K., Lennox, C.L., Meitz-Hopkins, J.C., Caleb, O.J. & Opara, U.L.  2016.  Major diseases of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.), their causes and management – A review.  Scientia Horticulturae 211: 126-139.
  58. Mutawila, C., Halleen, F. & Mostert, L.  2016.  Optimisation of time of application of Trichoderma biocontrol agents for protection of grapevine pruning wounds.  Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research 22: 279-287.
  59. Mutawila, C., Vinale, F., Halleen, F., Lorito, M. & Mostert, L.  2016.  Isolation, production and in vitro effects of the major secondary metabolite produced by Trichoderma species used for the control of grapevine trunk diseases.  Plant Pathology 65: 104-113.
  60. Rose, L.J., Mouton, M., Buekes, I., Flett, B.C., van der Vyver, C. & Viljoen, A.  2016.  Multi-environment evaluation of maize inbred lines for resistance to Fusarium ear rot and fumonisins.  Plant Disease 100 (10): 2134-2144.
  61. Von Diest, S.G., Meitz-Hopkins, J.C., MacHardy, W.E. & Lennox, C.L.  2016.  The effect of leaf shredding on apple scab in South African orchards.  Plant Disease 100: 2094-2098.
  62. Wessels, B.A., Linde, C.C., Fourie, P.H. & Mostert, L.  2016.  Genetic population structure and fungicide resistance of Botrytis cinerea in pear orchards in the Western Cape of South Africa.  Plant Pathology 65: 1473-1483.