• Native Fusarium species from indigenous fynbos soils of the Western Cape 

      Bushula, Vuyiswa Sylvia (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-12)
      The genus Fusarium contains members that are phytopathogens of a number of agricultural commodities causing severe diseases such as wilts and rots. Fusarium species also secrete mycotoxins that have devastating effects ...
    • Microbial diversity of soils of the Sand fynbos 

      Slabbert, Etienne (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-12)
      The soil environment is thought to contain a lot of the earth’s undiscovered biodiversity. The aim of this study was to understand the extent of microbial diversity in the unique ecosystem of the Western Cape’s fynbos ...
    • Co-expression of cellulase genes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae for cellulose degradation 

      Du Plessis, Lisa (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-12)
      Complete degradation of cellulose produces mainly glucose, which can be fermented to ethanol. Therefore cellulose presents an abundant renewable energy resource for the production of an alternative, environmentally ...
    • Biodiversity in the genus Penicillium from coastal fynbos soil 

      Visagie, Cobus M. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-12)
      Penicillium is a well‐known cosmopolitan genus with more than 225 accepted species. Species from this diverse genus, in general, are considered to primarily be soil fungi, with decomposition as its main function. Therefore, ...