Alan R. Wood

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— While vibration energy harvesting has become a viable means to power wireless sensors, narrow bandwidth is still a hurdle to the practical use of the technology. For conventional piezoelectric or electromagnetic harvesters, having multiple proof masses mounted on a beam is one way to widen the effective bandwidth. This is because the addition of proof(More)
  • P.W. Crous, M.J. Wingfield, J. Guarro, M. Hernández-Restrepo, D.A. Sutton, K. Acharya +145 others
  • 2015
Novel species of fungi described in the present study include the following from Malaysia: Castanediella eucalypti from Eucalyptus pellita, Codinaea acacia from Acacia mangium, Emarcea eucalyptigena from Eucalyptus brassiana, Myrtapenidiella eucalyptorum from Eucalyptus pellita, Pilidiella eucalyptigena from Eucalyptus brassiana and Strelitziana malaysiana(More)
Two-celled puccinioid teliospores are widely distributed in the rust fungi and appear in several independent lineages of the Pucciniales. About 25 genera in 4 families have been described. Species with two-celled teliospores occurring on members of the Annonaceae are described in the genera Dasyspora, Sphaerophragmium, Diorchidium, Puccinia, and(More)
Tilletia ehrhartae, a smut fungus infecting perennial veldtgrass Ehrharta calycina, is epitypified and characterized using the Consolidated Species Concept, including morphology, ecology (host plant) and rDNA sequences (ITS and LSU). Tilletia ehrhartae is native and endemic to the Cape Floral Kingdom (located entirely in South Africa), but it has also been(More)
The present paper represents the second contribution in the Genera of Fungi series, linking type species of fungal genera to their morphology and DNA sequence data, and where possible, ecology. This paper focuses on 12 genera of microfungi, 11 of which the type species are neo- or epitypified here: Allantophomopsis (A. cytisporea, Phacidiaceae, Phacidiales,(More)
  • P.W. Crous, R.G. Shivas, W. Quaedvlieg, M. van der Bank, Y. Zhang, B.A. Summerell +108 others
  • 2014
Novel species of microfungi described in the present study include the following from South Africa: Cercosporella dolichandrae from Dolichandra unguiscati, Seiridium podocarpi from Podocarpus latifolius, Pseudocercospora parapseudarthriae from Pseudarthria hookeri, Neodevriesia coryneliae from Corynelia uberata on leaves of Afrocarpus falcatus,(More)
  • P.W. Crous, M.J. Wingfield, R.K. Schumacher, B.A. Summerell, A. Giraldo, J. Gené +94 others
  • 2014
Novel species of fungi described in the present study include the following from South Africa: Alanphillipsia aloeicola from Aloe sp., Arxiella dolichandrae from Dolichandra unguiscati, Ganoderma austroafricanum from Jacaranda mimosifolia, Phacidiella podocarpi and Phaeosphaeria podocarpi from Podocarpus latifolius, Phyllosticta mimusopisicola from Mimusops(More)
The morphology of the type specimen of Stomatisora geophilicola, the only species of the genus Stomatisora (Pucciniales) recognised till now, was restudied. Thin-walled probasidia (teliospores) develop exclusively in substomatal chambers, and mature metabasidia emerge through the stomata and develop suprastomatally. Uredinia are erumpent through the upper(More)
  • P.W. Crous, M.J. Wingfield, J. Guarro, R. Cheewangkoon, M. van der Bank, W.J. Swart +107 others
  • 2013
Novel species of microfungi described in the present study include the following from South Africa: Camarosporium aloes, Phaeococcomyces aloes and Phoma aloes from Aloe, C. psoraleae, Diaporthe psoraleae and D. psoraleae-pinnatae from Psoralea, Colletotrichum euphorbiae from Euphorbia, Coniothyrium prosopidis and Peyronellaea prosopidis from Prosopis,(More)
Uromycladium tepperianum, a gall inducing rust fungus native to Australasia, was introduced into South Africa as a biological control agent in 1987. Incidence and severity of infection has been monitored from 1991 to 2010 at permanent sites. After release, disease incidence increased rapidly and it has stayed at (or just under) 100% on plants ≥5 cm stem(More)