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Genomics of quantitative resistance to brown rust (Puccinia melanocephala) in a sugarcane breeding population.
The Sugarcane Industry contributes approximately 400 000 jobs and ZAR 8 billion annually to South Africa’s economy. Due to climate change and the subsequent threat posed by disease, these figures have been on the decline. ...
Identification and characterisation of some phytopathogens infecting South African indigenous ornamental plants.
South Africa is endowed with a large number of native plant species and many of the country’s plants have become important floricultural crops both locally and internationally. Three genera of South African monocotyledonous ...
Development of concentration and detection techniques for Cryptosporidium and Giardia and the significance of these protists in KwaZulu-Natal.
Cryptosporidium and Giardia are waterborne parasitic protozoons that have been associated with some diarrhoeal illness in most parts of the world. They are considered of major importance for drinking water safety as ...
Biological control of gray leaf spot (Pyricularia grisea (cooke) sacc.) of ryegrass.
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Isolation and screening of freshly isolated bradyrhizobium and rhizobium spp. for multi-host plant growth promotion.
Biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) is an essential part of sustainable agriculture. Inorganic nitrogenous fertilizers are extensively used in modern, high input agriculture. However, they are expensive, and poorly absorbed ...
Biological control of fusarium wilt of pine seedlings using endophytic microorganisms and silicon.
Globally, pitch canker fungus (Fusarium circinatum) poses a serious threat to the softwood forest industry. In South Africa, F. circinatum has characteristically been a nursery pathogen, causing a seedling wilt, and has ...
Development of a pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) hybrid variety with resistance to potato virus Y (PVY) using molecular breeding.
Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) is an important vegetable crop grown and consumed worldwide. Potato virus Y (PVY) is a globally economically important pathogen which significantly reduces the yield and quality of cultivated ...
Weeds : reservoirs of vector-borne viral pathogens in South Africa.
Weeds have the potential to alter the function of ecosystems either as pests themselves or by harbouring vectors and vector-borne diseases. Their role as reservoirs of viral pathogens has had a significant bearing on viral ...
Integrated control of Fusarium head blight of wheat.
Fusarium head blight (FHB) is a destructive fungal disease of wheat (Triticum aestivum L) world-wide. There are no resistant cultivars currently available, nor are there any effective fungicides against FHB of wheat. The ...
Studies on Lecanicillium Muscarium as a Mycoparasite of the soybean rust fungus, Phakopsora Pachyrhizi.
Soybean rust (SBR) is the most damaging foliar disease in many soybean growing areas of the World. Fungicide sprays seems to be the only method available for SBR control. An alternative to fungicides is needed, considering ...