Marlien M. van der Merwe

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With approximately 1000 species, Eugenia s.str. (excluding Syzygium) is one of the largest genera in the Myrtaceae. Morphological and anatomical studies concluded that two supraspecific groups (X and Y) exist in African members of Eugenia. A multigene approach was used to investigate phylogenetic/molecular relationships within southern African Eugenia, as(More)
Uromyces lomandracearum is described from leaves of Lomandra spp. in New South Wales and South Australia, and leaves of Acanthocarpus verticillatus from Western Australia. A pycnial/aecial rust on fruit of A. verticillatus from Western Australia is described as Aecidium acanthocarpi. These are the first rusts recorded on genera of Lomandraceae. The(More)
Cholera epidemics have been analysed using epidemiological models that depend on humanto-environment-to-human spread of toxigenic Vibrio cholerae bacteria (Koelle et al. 2004, Koelle et al. 2005). Within such a framework the vulnerable human population is the key driving variable, and mitigation of cholera outbreaks lies in both the human-to-environment(More)
A population of a recently discovered Australian endemic plant species in the genus Erythroxylum (Erythroxylaceae), previously thought only to occur on the Cape York Peninsula, was found at Gove in the Northern Territory. As the only population in the Northern Territory it is likely to be listed as critically endangered within the state. Unlike the other(More)
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