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​WITH RUPERT KOOPMAN, PROF JACO LE ROUX, DR DUNJA MACALISTER, PROF MUTHAMA MUASYA AND LUCAN PAGE

 

 

 

NOV, 24 2022 | LIVE ZOOM WEBINAR RECORDING. PHOTOS: SUPPLIED.

 

What lies beneath

We’re looking at our underground microbiomes – to see how they support and arrange our biodiversity in South Africa. Our South African soil life has a lot to tell us, and we’ve got a great set of panelists to help interpret its messages.

 
 
 
 

 Further Reading

Lemaire B, Chimphango SBM, Stirton C, Rafudeen S, Honnay O, Smets E, Chen W-M, Sprent J, James EK, Muasya AM (2016) Biogeographical patterns of legume-nodulating Burkholderia spp.: from African fynbos to continental scales, Appl Environ Microbiology, 82:5099 –5115.

Meshack Nkosinathi Dludlu, Samson B. M. Chimphango, Charles H. Stirton ID and A. Muthama Muasya (2017) Differential Preference of Burkholderia and Mesorhizobium to pH and Soil Types in the Core Cape Subregion, South Africa, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cape Town

Meshack N. Dludlu*, Samson B. M. Chimphango, Charles H. Stirton and A. Muthama Muasya (2018) Distinct edaphic habitats are occupied by discrete legume assemblages with unique indicator species in the Cape Peninsula of South Africa, Journal of Plant Ecology, volume 11, number 4

Dunja MacAlistera, A. Muthama Muasyaa, Olivier Crespo, John B.O. Ogola, Sipho Maseko, Alex J. Valentine, Carl-Otto Ottosen, Eva Rosenqvist, Samson B.M. Chimphangoa (2020) Stress tolerant traits and root proliferation of Aspalathus linearis (Burm.f.) R. Dahlgren grown under differing moisture regimes and exposed to drought, South African Journal of Botany
Volume 131, July 2020, Pages 342-350

Dunja MacAlistera, A. Muthama Muasyaa, Olivier Crespob, John B.O. Ogola, Sipho T. Maseko, Alex J. Valentine, Carl-Otto Ottosen, Eva Rosenqvist, Samson B.M. Chimphangoa (2019) Effect of temperature on plant growth and stress tolerant traits in rooibos in the Western Cape, South Africa, Scientia Horticulturae Volume 263, 15 March 2020, 109137

Hanxia Yu, Johannes J. Le Roux, Zhaoyang Jiang, Feng Sun, Changlian Peng, Weihua Li (2020) Soil nitrogen dynamics and competition during plant invasion: insights from Mikania micrantha invasions in China, New Phytologist, Volume 229, Issue 6, March 2021, Pages 3440-3452

 

 

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