Current and past students
Current Postgraduate Students
Miss Carmen Ridsdale: Mycorrhizal fungal interactions with other soil microorganisms. (MSc Current Microbiology)
Miss Phumeza Sithole - Investigating the role of mycorrhizal fungi and their associated bacteria in improving growth and health of citrus seedlings. (MSc Current Microbiology)
Miss Christine Bizabani - Development of ericoid mycorrhizal inoculants for commercial Berry crops. (MSc Current, Microbiology)
Miss Pamella Ntshakaza - Kalahari truffle and host relationships. (MSc Current, Microbiology)
Miss Wendy Sekgota ARC PPRI, Pretoria - Part time (not in attendance), Co Supervised by Dr Susan Koch (ARC, PPRI). Mycorrhizal fungi as soil health indicators in conventional and conservation agricultural. (MSc current, Microbiology)
Mr Andre Meyer ARC Nietvoordbjil, Stellenbosch - Part time (not in attendance). Assessment of mycorrhizal population in conventional and organic apple orchards. (PhD current, Microbiology)
Mr Zolani Mkile Department of Agriculture, Stutterheim. Part time (not in attendance); Co Supervised by Dr MP Maqubela (Dept of Agriculture, Dohne Station, Stutterheim) and Prof J Howieson Murdoch University, Western Australia. Nitrogen and phosphorus impacts on grasses and legumes growing on soil at Lushington in relation to soil microbiology. (PhD Current, Microbiology)
Mr Tshepiso Seobi (Prof Blatch Co-supervisor). Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, glycoproteinaceous glomalin and soil environment. (PhD Current, Biotechnology).
Miss Claire Adams - A comparison of fungal diversity on the leaf phylloplane between manipulated and non manipulated leaf domatia. (BSc Hons Current, joint Microbiology and Botany – Prof Nigel Barker)
Miss Veronique Chartier Ftizgerald - The effect of yeast and their exudates on arbuscular mycorrhizal colonisation and plant growth. (BSc Hons Current, Microbiology)
Miss Tabisa Mbube Department of Agriculture, East London. Part time not in attendance. Mycorrhizal helper bacteria and plant growth promotion: Proof of concept trials. (MSc Current, Microbiology).
Miss Candice Coombs. Co-supervisor. Entomopathogenic fungi for the control of soil-borne life stages of FCM. (MSc current Entomology – Supervisor Prof Martin Hill)
Mr Tavagwisa Muziri (Midlands State University, Zimbabwe). Part time not in attendance, Co-supervisor Prof B Moyo. Interactive effects of phosphor-composts composted in the presence of effective microbes and mycorrhizal fungi on growth of selected field and horticultural crops. (PhD Current, Microbiology).
Past Postgraduate Students
Miss Greer Hawley - Identification of ectomycorrhizas and effects of fertilization on community structure. (PhD Graduated 2008, Microbiology).
Miss Tarryn Goble (Co-supervisor with Dr Martin Hill) - Investigation of entomopathogenic fungi for control of false codling moth, Cryptophlebia leucotreta, Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata and Natal fruit Fly, C. rosa. (MSc Graduated 2010, Entomology)
Mr Thomas Mukasa-Mugerwa (Prof Peter Rose Co-supervisor). The role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the biotransformation of coal and application in dump rehabilitation. (MSc Graduated 2008, Microbiology).
Miss Nnenna Ike-Izundu - Interactions between arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and other soil microbial populations. (MSc Graduated 2008, Microbiology).
Mr Sani Gumede (co-supervisor Dr Petrus van Zyl, CSIR). Development of a microbial product with biological control properties. (MSc Graduated 2008, Biotechnology).
Mr Rasheed Adeleke - Investigation into the mycorrhizal status of the Kalahari Truffle. (MSc with distinction Graduated 2007, Microbiology).
Miss Amy Skinner (co-supervisor with Prof Botha). The examination of the effect of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal distribution on the structure and phloem transport in roots of Eragrostis curvula (Umgeni). (MSc Graduated 2007, Botany).
Miss Anj Haller - The presence and role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in coastal dune systems. (MSc Graduated 2001, Botany).
Miss Carmen Ridsdale - The role of mycorrhizal helper bacteria in plant growth promotion and disease inhibition. (BSc Hons Microbiology 2010)
Miss Lynne Dell - Effect of mycorrhizal fungi on microbial diversity in a Citrus orchard. (BSc Hons Microbiology 2009)
Mr Khanya Ngonyama - Mycorrhizal fungi as indicators of soil health. (BSc Hons Microbiology 2009).
Miss Prudence Mambo - Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi as an indicator of soil health. (BSc Hons Microbiology 2008).
Miss Lucia Henry - Bioremediation ability of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in Cd-contaminated soil.(BSc Hons Biotechnology 2008 Current)
Miss Sinazo Manensta - The development of a rapid spore germination test for arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and agrochemical compatibility. (BSc Hons Microbiology 2007)
Miss Chana-Leigh White - The monitoring of plant pathogens and other micro-organisms associated with commercially grown rose geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. (BSc Hons Microbiology 2007)
Miss Danica Nikolic - Investigation of mycorrhizal helper bacteria of selected mycorrhizal fungal species. (BSc Hons Microbiology 2006, co-supervised by Dr Greer Hawley)
Miss Mapula Maropola - Investigating the effect of organic fertilizers on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal inoculated Swiss Chard. (BSc Hons Microbiology 2006)
Mr Thomas Mukasa-Mugerwa - Biocontrol potential of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi against Fusarium. (BSc Hons Microbiology 2005)
Miss Anushka Anijth -Interactions between arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.(BSc Hons Microbiology 2004)
Miss Sally Redfern - Evaluation of infectivity and effectiveness of arbuscular mycorrhizal isolates on the growth of sorghum.
Effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal isolates on photosynthetic activity (Co-supervised with Dr Brad Ripley). (BSc Hons Botany 2002)
Miss Amy Skinner - Mycorrhizal Survey of indigenous plant species. (BSc Hons Botany 2001)
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