Mr Maythasith Konkarn

PhD student


Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Co Supervisor
Mike Wingfield

 I am an agricultural scientist from Department of Agriculture, Thailand. I obtained an M.Sc. in plant pathology from Chiang Mai University, Thailand. At present I am on study leave to do my Ph.D. at FABI, University of Pretoria, in collaboration with The Mushroom Research Foundation, Thailand (

My project focuses on the Ophiostomatalean fungi associated with pine-infesting beetles in Thailand and Bhutan. The aim of the research is to isolate and identify fungal associates of bark and ambrosia beetles infesting pine species native to Thailand and Bhutan. New species will be described based on morphological features and DNA sequences of various gene regions. Where needed, unresolved taxonomic issues in species groups of the Ophiostomatales that are related to the Thailand , Bhutan and all isolates around the world, will also be addressed.

1. Maythasith Konkarn, Vicha Sardusud  and Pariya Chantrasri. 1999,The Possibility of some fungicides  in controlling  of  mother plant wilt and  anthracnose disease on  runner of strawberry 25th congress on science and technology of Thailand, at Amarin Lagoon Hotel, Pitsanuloke, Thailand.

2Pariya Chantrasri, Maythasith Konkarn and Vicha Sardusud. 2001.Wilt disease and  

 anthracnose in mother plantof strawberry in Chiangmai.27thcongresson Science and

  Technology of Thailand.October 16-18, 2001, Hat Yai, Songkla, Thailand.

3. Maythasith Konkarn. 2004.  Detection of  phytopalsma in logan witch’s broom by southern blot hybridization and PCR.(CMU Thesis).

4. Maythasith Konkarn, Vicha Sardusud  and  Pariya Chantrasri. 2548. UV-illumination for controlling anthracnose disease on mango fruit Var. Mahachaka after harvest. Postharvest Newletter. http://www.phtnet. org.

5. Maythasith Konkarn, Chaiwat To-anun, XuDong Zhou, Michael J.Wingfield,  Z.Wilhelm de Beer and Kevin D. Hyde. 2008. Fungi associated with pine - infesting  ambrosia beetles in South Africa. 3 rd Annual Meeting of Thai Mycology  Association and  International Mycology Conference, 11 October , 2008, Khon kaen University, Thailand. p. 69.

6.  å¤§é‡Ž æœ‹å­(オオノ ãƒˆãƒ¢ã‚³), Maythasith Konkarné­¯ å…ƒå­¦ ä»–, 2008. A  field   note on bamboo species and their utilization in northern Thailand and Yunnan,  China  near to the Golden Triangle. Bamboo Journal 25: 36-47 (Japanese).                 

7Maythasith Konkarn, Chaiwat To-anun, XuDong Zhou, Michael J.Wingfield,  Z.Wilhelm   de Beer and Kevin D. Hyde. 2011. Ophiostomatalean fungi associated with pine-infesting               bark beetles in Thailand. The 47the congress of the Southern African Society for        Plant  Pathology conference, 23-26 January 2011, Kruger National Park, South Africa.p.16.