Mr Alain Misse

PhD student


Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Primary Supervisor
Jolanda Roux

Co Supervisor
Mike Wingfield

I define myself as a fungal ecologist.  My research interests include the diversity of tree wound associated fungi with my current focus on Ceratocystis species, their vectors and ecological interactions.  During the last three years, I have investigated the diversity of Ceratocystis species and their vectors in the Garden Route National Park of South Africa and in mount Fako and mount Oku-in Cameroon.

The study of the ecology of Ceratocystis is an opportunity to embrace various fields of plant protection including, mycology, entomology, acarology, nematology and bacteriology.  It is still a little explored research field and can contribute to understanding the dynamics of tree diseases as well as host specialization and speciation of tree pathogens.

Export to RIS
Misse AC, Barnes I, Roets F, Mbenoun M, Wingfield MJ, Roux J. (2017) Ecology and population structure of a tree wound-infecting fungus in a native South African forest environment. Fungal Biology 121(1):69-81. 10.1016/j.funbio.2016.09.002