Tanay Bose

Tanay Bose
University of Pretoria | UP · Department of Biochemistry Genetics and Microbiology

B.Sc (Hons), M.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D

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Introduction
Tanay Bose currently works at the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI), Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology, University of Pretoria. Tanay does research in Plant Pathology, Evolutionary Biology and Mycology. Their current project is 'Phytophthora diversity in South Africa'.

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Publications (38)
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Globally, various species and hybrids of Cymbidium are of horticultural importance. In January 2022, we visited a private orchidarium near Pretoria (25° 54’ 30” S, 28° 24’ 34” E). During this visit, the owner reported mortality among various pure and hybrid Cymbidium and Ansellia africana, an indigenous South African ornamental orchid. Phytophthora...
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Southern Africa is a biodiversity hotspot for a variety of orchids, including Habenaria. However, we know very little about the orchid mycorrhizae that are associated with these orchids. To bridge this gap, we compared the community of orchid mycorrhizae that are associated with two indigenous Habenaria species, H. barbertoni and H. epipactidea, us...
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The Albertina Sisulu orchid, Brachycorythis conica subsp. transvaalensis is a critically endangered terrestrial orchid with a single population remaining in the Gauteng Province of South Africa. For the conservation of this endemic orchid, several strategies are being implemented such as protection of habitat, identifying pollinators and in vitro p...
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Black yeasts are a phylogenetically diverse group of ascomycetous fungi that may exist in both unicellular and mycelial morphs. This group of fungi contains numerous commercially significant species as well as others whose precise roles are unknown, such as endolichenic species. There is currently a paucity of data about endolichenic black yeast sp...
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The genus Dlhawksworthia presently includes three species. All the previously described species have been isolated from plants. Besides, none of these three species have ever been recorded in China. We conducted surveys in various regions of China to isolate and identify endolichenic fungi associated with diverse lichen species. During these survey...
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Cryphalus piceae attacks various economically important conifers. Similar to other bark beetles, Cr. piceae plays a role as a vector for an assortment of fungi and nematodes. Previously, several ophiostomatoid fungi were isolated from Cr. piceae in Poland and Japan. In the present study, we explored the diversity of ophiostomatoid fungi associated...
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Citation: Si H-L, Su Y-M, Zheng X-X, Ding MY , Bose T, Chang R-L (2021) Phylogenetic and morphological analyses of Coniochaeta isolates recovered from Inner Mongolia and Yunnan revealed three new endolichenic fungal species. MycoKeys 83: 105-121. https://doi. Abstract Lichens are the result of a symbiotic interaction between fungi (mycobionts) and...
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The microbial diversity associated with natural vegetation in the Greater Cape Floristic Region of South Africa is largely unexplored. As part of the Cape Citizen Science programme and independent research, surveys were conducted between 2015 and 2019 to catalogue the diversity of Phytophthora species associated with many plant species endemic to t...
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Cryphalus piceae parasitizes various economically important conifers. Similar to other bark beetles, C. picea vectors an assortment of fungi and nematodes. Previously, several ophiostomatoid fungi were isolated from C. piceae in Poland and Japan. In the present study, we explored the diversity of ophiostomatoid fungi associated with C. piceae infes...
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There were errors in the name of author László G. Nagy and in affiliation no. 31 in the original publication. The original article has been corrected.
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Roots act as a biological filter that exclusively allows only a portion of the soil-associated microbial diversity to infect the plant. This microbial diversity includes organisms both beneficial and detrimental to plants. Phytophthora species are among the most important groups of detrimental microbes that cause various soil-borne plant diseases....
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The cryptic lifestyle of most fungi necessitates molecular identiication of the guild in environmental studies. Over the past decades, rapid development and afordability of molecular tools have tremendously improved insights of the fungal diversity in all ecosystems and habitats. Yet, in spite of the progress of molecular methods, knowledge about f...
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Phytophthora species are important pathogens of several commercial tree species in South Africa. In this study, we used a live plant soil baiting technique together with high-throughput sequencing to identify those Phytophthora species that can infect Eucalyptus grandis and Acacia mearnsii. We hypothesized that the Phytophthora species richness ass...
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Phytophthora species are well-known disease-causing agents that are predominantly associated with the roots of their host plants and soil. With the advancement of sequencing technologies, our knowledge on soil microbiota is steadily improving, an exception being Phytophthora. To supplement this vacuum the present study, using data from 454-pyrosequ...
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South Africa’s commercial forestry industry is dependent on non-native trees. Acacia mearnsii and several species and hybrids of Eucalyptus are two of the most commercially exploited trees. In South Africa, an assortment of Phytophthora species has been reported to infect these non-native trees. In the present study, using sand-infestation pot tria...
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Various oomycetes species have recorded to infect gymnosperms globally. However in Iran, the diversity of oomycetes species associated with gymnospermous trees is not well recorded. In this study, we catalogued the diversity of oomycetes associated with declining Pinus spp. and Cupressus spp. from Iran. Since 2017, several surveys were carried out...
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Eucalyptus grandis and its hybrids, as well as Acacia mearnsii, are important non‐native trees commonly propagated for forestry purposes in South Africa. In this study, we conducted pathogenicity trials to assess the relative importance of five commonly isolated Phytophthora spp. (Phytophthora alticola, P. cinnamomi, P. frigida, P. multivora and P....
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The diversity of mycorrhizae associated with orchids is not well documented. In this regard South Africa is not an exception. South Africa harbours over 500 orchid species of which 471 are endemic and largely endangered. Community composition of mycorrhizae associated with these endemic orchids is substantially unknown. The present study aims to de...
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Plums are one of the highest exported fruit crops of South Africa. In past few years, there has been a slow but steady decline of plum trees in Western Cape Province. This is may impact negatively on the country’s economy. Various biotic and abiotic factors may be responsible for this decline. Oomycetes have been identified as one of the important...
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Eucalyptus grandis together with its hybrids and Acacia mearnsii are important non-native trees propagated for timber production in South Africa. During surveys of soil and root-inhabiting Phytophthora species associated with E. grandis and A. mearnsii, several species of this important group of plant pathogens were identified. In this study, we co...
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The diversity of Phytophthora species associated with various ecological niches is poorly understood. In this study, the community composition and distribution of Phytophthora species associated with non-native plantation trees, Eucalyptus grandis and Acacia mearnsii, was compared with adjacent natural forests in South Africa using soil baiting and...
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Orchidaceae is one of the largest and most diverse angiosperm families. Due to their microspermous seeds, orchids form mutualistic associations with mycorrhizal fungi which promote seed germination. At maturity, mycorrhizae also help the plants absorb nutrients from the substrate. The diversity of these mycorrhizal fungi associated with orchids is...
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A Phytophthora diversity study in native forests and plantations of exotic Acacia mearnsii and Eucalyptus grandis yielded several isolates of an apparently new species in Phytophthora Clade 4. Multi-gene phylogeny placed these isolates in a single monophyletic clade together with sequence of an isolate CBS 121939 linked to the description of Phytop...
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The introduction and subsequent impact of Phytophthora cinnamomi within native vegetation is one of the major conservation issues for biodiversity in Australia. Recently, many new Phytophthora species have been described from Australia’s native ecosystems; however, their distribution, origin, and potential impact remain unknown. Historical bias in...
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White-rot basidiomycetes are one of the most important lignolytic microorganisms. These fungi have been reported to secrete three main classes of lignin degrading enzymes: lignin peroxidases (LiPs), manganese peroxidases (MnPs) and laccases. In this study, for the first time the lignin degrading capability of two plant pathogens i.e. Hyphodermella...
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Hyphodermella is a genus of corticioid white rot fungi from the Phanerochaetaceae. Molecular data (partial SSU, LSU and complete ITS nrDNA) confirm the mitosporic state of Hyphodermella rosae as the causal agent of dry fruit rot of plum (Prunus domestica) and peach (Prunus persica) from Mazandaran, Iran. The asexual state of H. rosae is characteriz...
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Sooty molds (Capnodiaceae) are saprotrophs on the surfaces of leaves, and they take their nutrients from honeydew exuded by sap-sucking insects. We describe and illustrate the sooty mold Fumiglobus pieridicola sp. nov., which, to the dismay of gardeners, forms a thick black mycelial coating on the leaves and twigs of ornamental Japanese andromeda (...

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Phytophthora Science and Management at Murdoch University (formerly the Centre for Phytophthora Science and Management -CPSM) was established in 2003. The mission is to run a coordinated program of management and research in partnership with industry, government and community. The group provides science, management and training to underpin the amelioration of the threats posed by Phytophthora. The group was established with a focus on quality research, student training and mentorship and real word impacts. The research has been in partnership with government and industry agencies and outcomes from the research on the management of Phytophthora in natural ecosystems have changed management practices and saved the industry millions of dollars. Over the years it has been a small, by significant research group, with over $10 million in funding for both research and consultancies, and training over 35 HDR and 45 Honours students. The Centre has played a significant role in policy development.