Theresa A. S. Aveling

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Cowpea seed samples from South Africa and Benin were analyzed for seed mycoflora. Fusariumspecies detected were F. equiseti, F. chlamydosporum, F. graminearum, F. proliferatum, F. sambucinum, F. semitectum, and F. subglutinans. Cowpea seed from South Africa and Benin and F. proliferatum isolates from Benin, inoculated onto maize patty medium, were analyzed(More)
Alternaria cassiae is the causal pathogen of a new, destructive foliar disease of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata). Cowpea leaves were inoculated with conidia of A. cassiae. Conidium germination, appressorium formation, penetration and colonisation of the plant surface were studied using light and scanning electron microscopy. Multiple germ-tubes developed(More)
UNLABELLED Cassava mosaic begomoviruses (CMBs) cause cassava mosaic disease (CMD) across Africa and the Indian subcontinent. Like all members of the geminivirus family, CMBs have small, circular single-stranded DNA genomes. We report here the discovery of two novel DNA sequences, designated SEGS-1 and SEGS-2 (forsequencesenhancinggeminivirussymptoms), that(More)
Damping-off and stem rot of cowpea caused bySclerotium rolfsii has previously been reported in Benin, where the pathogen showed variation in growth and sclerotia production among isolates. Pathogenicity, mycelial compatibility group (MCG) tests and rDNA sequence analyses were conducted on different isolates ofS. rolfsii and S. delphinii collected from(More)
The role of phenolics in plant tolerance to pathogen infection is well documented. The objective of the present preliminary investigation was to study phenolic metabolites involved in the tolerance or susceptibility of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata Walp.) cultivars to Sclerotium rolfsii Sacc. and to use their presence as a possible screening tool. Total, free(More)
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