Prof Noelani van den Berg
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology

Ms Juanita Engelbrecht
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Ms Ncobile Kunene
Plant and Soil Sciences
Research Assistant

Dr Sreedhara Ashok Prabhu
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Sarah Mwangi
FABI
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Velushka Swart
Plant and Soil Sciences
Postdoctoral Fellow

Mr Robert Backer
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
PhD student

Mr Michael Bufe
Plant Production and Soil Science
MSc student
Mr Michael du Toit
FABI
MSc student
Ms Juanita Hanneman
FABI
MSc student
Ms Jesse Hartley
FABI
MSc student
Ms Melissa Joubert
FABI
MSc student MSc Student
Mr Phinda Magagula
FABI
MSc student
Mr Aaron Maringa
FABI
MSc student
Ms Tsakani Miyambo
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Mr Mohamed Seedat
Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
MSc student
Ms Raven Wienk
FABI
MSc student

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New Publications

Zumaquero A, Martinez-Ferri E, Matas AJ, Reeksting B, Olivier NA, Pliego-Alfaro F, Barcelo A, van den Berg N, Pliego C. (2019) Rosellinia necatrix infection induces differential gene expression between tolerant and susceptible avocado rootstocks. PLoS ONE 14(2):e0212359. 10.1371/journal.pone.0212359
Backer R, Naidoo S, van den Berg N. (2019) The NONEXPRESSOR OF PATHOGENESIS-RELATED GENES 1 (NPR1) and Related Family: Mechanistic Insights in Plant Disease Resistance. Frontiers in Plant Science 10:102. 10.3389/fpls.2019.00102
Nsibo DL, Barnes I, Kunene NT, Berger DK. (2019) Influence of farming practices on the population genetics of the maize pathogen Cercospora zeina in South Africa. Fungal Genetics and Biology 10.1016/j.fgb.2019.01.005
Kuhn DN, Livingstone DS, Richards JH, Manosalva P, van den Berg N, Chambers AH. (2019) Application of genomic tools to avocado (Persea americana) breeding: SNP discovery for genotyping and germplasm characterization. Scientia Horticulturae 246:1-11. 10.1016/j.scienta.2018.10.011
van den Berg N, Mohamed W, Olivier NA, Swart V, Crampton B. (2018) Transcriptome analysis of an incompatible Persea americana-Phytophthora cinnamomi interaction reveals the involvement of SA- and JA-pathways in a successful defense response. PLoS ONE 13(10):e0205705. 10.1371/journal.pone.0205705