Ms Gabolwelwe Mosina

MSc student


Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Primary Supervisor
Lucy Moleleki

I am currently pursuing my Msc degree in Plant Pathology under the supervision of Dr Lucy Moleleki. My research project focuses on understanding the basis of cultivar-specific resistance in potato plants during infection by Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. brasiliensis. I will focus on elucidating performed and biochemically induced defense responses in both the resistant and susceptible cultivars respectively by identifying differentially expressed genes during plant-microbe interaction this will help us in understanding host defense mechanisms in potato, with the long term aim of identifying and developing resistant potato cultivars.  

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Moleleki LN, Pretorius RG, Tanui CK, Mosina G, Theron J. (2016) A quorum sensing‐defective mutant of Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. brasiliense 1692 is attenuated in virulence and unable to occlude xylem tissue of susceptible potato plant stems. Molecular Plant Pathology 10.1111/mpp.12372