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Lindy Joy Rose

Country of origin: South Africa Currently in: South Africa, Cape Town General field of specialization: Agricultural Sciences
Academic Background


2016 Doctorate Agricultural Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Agricultural Sciences

Diseases of grain crops (maize, wheat) specifically caused by mycotoxigenic fungi. Mechanisms of resistance to mycotoxigenic fungi. Management of diseases by agronomic practises, chemicals and resistance. Development of detection and quantification assays of mycotoxigenic fungi as well as understanding diversity, genetics and influence of changing climatic conditions. Understanding and management of fungicide resistance to plant pathogens

Publications resulting from Research: 

1. Rose, L.J., Mouton, M., Beukes, I., Flett, B.C., van der Vyver, C. and Viljoen. A. 2016. Multi-environment evaluation of maize inbred lines for resistance to Fusarium ear rot and fumonisins. Plant Disease 100: 2134-2144.

2. Rose, L.J., Okoth, S., Beukes, I., Mouton, M., Flett, B.C., Makumbi, D. and Viljoen. A. 2017. Determining resistance to Fusarium verticillioides and fumonisin accumulation in maize inbred lines resistant to Aspergillus flavus and aflatoxins. Euphytica 213: 93 (

3. Ilze Beukes, Lindy J. Rose, Gordon S. Shephard, Bradley C. Flett and Altus Viljoen. 2017. Mycotoxigenic Fusarium species associated with grain crops in South Africa – A Review. South African Journal of Science 773:3 (

4. Mabuza, L.M., Janse van Rensburg, B., Flett, B.C. and Rose, L.J. 2018. Accumulation of toxigenic Fusarium species and Stenocarpella maydis in maize grain grown under different cropping systems. European Journal of Plant Pathology 152: 297-308.

5. Netshifhefhe, N.E.I., Flett, B.C., Viljoen, A. and Rose, L.J. 2018. Inheritance and genotype by environment analyses of resistance to Fusarium verticillioides and fumonisin contamination in maize F1 hybrids. Euphytica 214: 235 (

6. Beukes, I., Rose, L.J., van Coller, G.J. & Viljoen, A. 2018. Disease development and mycotoxin production by the Fusarium graminearum species complex associated with South African maize and wheat. European Journal of Plant Pathology 150(4): 893-910. (

7. S. Phokane, Bradley C. Flett, Edson Ncube, John P. Rheeder and Lindy J. Rose. 2019. Surveying agricultural practises and highlighting their potential role in mycotoxin contamination of maize and groundnut in subsistence farming. South African Journal of Science. DOI: https://doi. org/10.17159/sajs.2019/6221.

8. Williams, P.J., Bezuidenhout, C. and Lindy J. Rose. 2019. Differentiation of maize ear rot pathogens, on growth media, with near infrared hyperspectral imaging. Food Analytical Methods.

9. Van Zyl, K., Marieke, Viljoen, A., and Rose, L.J. 2019. Fusarium verticillioides FUM 1 and FUM 19 gene expression in maize kernels during early infection. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology. DOI: 10.1016/j.pmpp.2019.101430.

10. Link, S., van Zyl, K., Cassiem, A., Flett, B.C., Viljoen, A. and Rose, L.J. 2020. The association of maize characteristics with resistance to Fusarium verticillioides and fumonisin accumulation in commercial maize cultivars. World Mycotoxin Journal. DOI: 10.3920/WMJ2019.2537

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