Travel Award Winners

UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG TRAVEL AWARDS FOR AFRICAN STUDENTS

Mohamed Awad

In-silico assessment of five chloroplast intergenic regions in Poaceae family for DNA barcoding (II)

Mohamed Awad(1), Mohamed Helmy(2), Kareem A. Mosa(1,3) and Fawzy El-Feky(1)

1 Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture, Al-Azhar University, Cairo 11651, Egypt.
2 The Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomedical Research, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, M5S 3E1 Canada.
3 Department of Applied Biology, College of Sciences, University of Sharjah, P.O. Box 27272, Sharjah, UAE.

Sewes Alberts

Combining molecular and chemical data for species discrimination within the South African Erythroxylaceae (coca) family.

P.S.F. Alberts(1), J.J.M. Meyer(1)

1 Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X20, 0002, RSA

Dorcas Lekganyane

The mystery of muthi: Unveiling the identity of bulbous and perennial plants traded at the Faraday Medicinal Market, Johannesburg, using DNA barcoding.

Dorcas M. Lekganyane(1), Ronny M. Kobongo(1) and Michelle van der Bank(1)

1 African Centre for DNA Barcoding (ACDB), Department of Botany and Plant Biotechnology, University of Johannesburg, P.O. Box 524, Auckland Park 2006, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Benedicta Ngwakum

DNA barcoding of South African sponges

Benedicta Ngwakum(1), Peter R. Teske(1) and Toufiek Samaai(2, 3)

1 Centre for Ecological Genomics and Wildlife Conservation, Department of Zoology, University of Johannesburg Kingsway campus Auckland Park 2006, South Africa.
2 Department of Environmental Affairs, Oceans and Coasts Branch, Ocean and Coast Chief Research, Marine Biodiversity and Coastal Directorate, Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Private Bag X2, Roggebaai, 8012, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.
3 Marine Research Institute (MA-RE), University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch 7701, Cape Town, South Africa.

Abubaker Bello

Biogeography of Southern African Legumes

Meshack N. Dludlu(1), Abubakar Bello(1,2*), Charles H. Stirton(1), Samson B.M. Chimphango(1), Benny Lemaire(3) and A. Muthama Muasya(1)

1 Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7701, South Africa.
2 Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural and Applied Scinces, Umaru Musa Yarádua University, P.M.B 2218, Katsina State, Nigeria.
3 Plant Conservation and Population Biology, KU Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 31, box 02435, 3001 Heverlee, Belgium

Ann Mwaura

Barcode of wildlife project Kenya: Role of Biorepositories and DNA barcode reference library in wildlife crime prosecution

Anifat Bello

The Cape Gum-Bushes: Taxonomy and Diversification of Pteronia (Asteraceae)

A.O. Bello(1), J.S. Boatwright(2), P.M. Tilney(1), N. Bergh(3), M. van der Bank(1), A.R. Magee(1,3)

1 African Centre for DNA Barcoding (ACDB), Department of Botany and Plant Biotechnology, University of Johannesburg, P.O. Box 524, Auckland Park 2006, Johannesburg, South Africa.
2 Department of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, University of the Western Cape, Private Bag X17, Bellville 7535, Cape Town, South Africa.
3 Compton Herbarium, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Private Bag X7, Claremont 7735, Cape Town, South Africa.

Gael Bouka

Combined analysis of morphological and genetic markers reveals five probable species in the widespread taxon Khaya anthotheca (Welw.) C.DC (Meliaceae).

 

Roel Houdanoun

rDNA nucleotide-based phylogeny of ectomycorrhizal fungi from Guineo-Soudanian ecozone of Benin (West Africa)

Houdanoun Roel(1), Nourou S. Yorou (1), Furneaux Brendan(2) & Ryberg Martin(2).

1 Research Unit: Tropical Mycology and Soil-Plant-Fungi Interactions, Laboratory of Ecology, Botany and Plant Biology, Agronomy Faculty, University of Parakou, 03 BP 125, Parakou, Benin;
2 Program in Systematic Biology, Department of Organismal Biology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Uppsala University Uppsala, Norbyvägen 18D, 75236 Uppsala, Sweden.

Timothy Macqueen

Re-opening the case for wild Frankenflora: Testing Protea species for hybidization using DNA and HRM analysis

Timothy Macqueen(1) and Alastair Potts(1)

Tonna Mojekwu

DNA-barcoding of Oreochromis aureus, O. mossambicus and O. niloticus from hatchery and from the wild: evidence for misidentification, hybridisation and cryptic species

Michael Cunningham(1)., Tonna.O. Mojekwu(1)., Olaf Weyl(2)., Roger Bills(2) and Thierry Hoareau(1)

1 Department of Genetics, University of Pretoria, X20, Hatfield 0028, Pretoria, South Africa
2 South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity, 1015, Grahamstown 6139, South Africa

Tiru Golla

 Thermal adaptation as the first stage of parapatric speciation in coastal South Africa

Tirupathi Rao Golla1, Jonathan Sandoval-Castillo2, Carel van der Lingen3, Luciano B. Beheregaray2, Brent Chiazzari4, Bettine Jansen van Vuuren1, Peter R. Teske1

1The Centre for Ecological Genomics and Wildlife Conservation, Department of Zoology, University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park 2006, South Africa
2Molecular Ecology Lab, School of Biological Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA 5001, Australia
3Fisheries Management, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Private Bag X2, Rogge Bay 8012, South Africa
4School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville, Durban, 4001, South Africa