Mr Alexander Osorio

PhD student


Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Primary Supervisor
Jolanda Roux

Co Supervisor
Mike Wingfield

I am very captivated by the existing relation between pests and hosts. My strongest interest at this moment is to investigate the diversity of some groups of fungi associated with diseases of mangrove species in South Africa. This actually has increasingly fueled my passion for the mycology study.

During my MSc, I worked with fungi in the Phyllachorales also known as the "Tar spot fungi". However, I am currently working on the following fungal groups associated with mangrove diseases in South Africa for my PhD project:










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Osorio JA, Crous CJ, Wingfield MJ, De Beer ZW, Roux J. (2017) An assessment of mangrove diseases and pests in South Africa. Forestry 90(3):343-358. 10.1093/forestry/cpw063
Osorio JA, Crous CJ, de Beer ZW, Wingfield MJ, Roux J. (2017) Endophytic Botryosphaeriaceae, including five new species, associated with mangrove trees in South Africa. Fungal Biology 121(4):361-393. 10.1016/j.funbio.2016.09.004
Osorio JA, De Beer ZW, Wingfield MJ, Roux J. (2016) Ophiostomatoid fungi associated with mangroves in South Africa, including Ophiostoma palustre sp. nov. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 109(12):1555-1571. 10.1007/s10482-016-0757-7
Osorio JA, Wingfield MJ, Roux J. (2016) A review of factors associated with decline and death of mangroves, with particular reference to fungal pathogens. South African Journal of Botany 103(3):295-301. 10.1016/j.sajb.2014.08.010 PDF
Osorio JA, Wingfield MJ, de Beer ZW, Roux J. (2015) Pseudocercospora mapelanensis sp. nov., associated with a fruit and leaf disease of Barringtonia racemosa in South Africa. Australasian Plant Pathology 44(3):349-359. 10.1007/s13313-015-0357-4