Publications by Prof Teresa Coutinho (last 7 years)

Publications in peer-reviewed journals:


  • Brady CL, Venter SN, Cleenwerck I, Vandemeulebroecke K, De Vos P & Coutinho TA (2010)  Transfer of Pantoea citrea, Pantoea punctata and Pantoea terrea to the genus Tatumella emend. as Tatumella citrea comb. nov., Tatumella punctata comb. nov. and Tatumella terrea comb. nov. and description of Tatumella morbirosei sp. nov.  International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 60, 484-494.


  • De Maayer P, Chan WY, Venter SN, Toth IK, Birch PRJ, Joubert F & Coutinho TA (2010)  The genome sequence of Pantoea ananatis LMG20103, the causative agent of Eucalyptus blight and dieback. Journal of Bacteriology 192, 2936-3937.


  • Van der Merwe H, Coutinho TA, Korsten L & van der Waals J (2010) First report of Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. brasilensis causing blackleg on potatoes in South Africa. European Journal of Plant Pathology 126, 175-185.


  •  Ngadze E, Coutinho TA & van der Waals JE (2010) First report of soft rot of potatoes caused by Dickeya dadantii in Zimbabwe. Plant Disease 94: 1263.


  •  Brady CL, Cleenwerck I, Venter SN, Engelbeen K, de Vos P & Coutinho TA (2010) Emended description of the genus Pantoea and description of four novel species from human clinical samples, Pantoea septica sp. nov., Pantoea eucrina sp. nov., Pantoea brenneri sp. nov. and Pantoea conspicua sp. nov., and transfer of Pectobacterium cypripedii (Hori 1911) Brenner et al. 1973 emend. Hauben et al. 1998 to the genus Pantoea emend. as Pantoea cypripedii comb. nov. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 60, 2430-2440.


  •  Jacobs A, van Wyk PS, Marasas WFO, Wingfield BD, Wingfield MJ & Coutinho TA (2010)  Fusarium ananatum sp. nov. in the Gibberella fujikuroi species complex from pineapples with fruit rot in South Africa.  Fungal Biology 114, 515-527.


  • Brady CL, Denman S, Palenzuela PR, Venter SN & Coutinho TA (2010Description of Gibbsiella quercinecans gen. nov., sp. nov., associated with Acute Oak Decline.  Systematic and Applied Microbiology 33, 444-450.


  • Coutinho TA, Brady CL, van der Vaart M, Venter SN, Telechea N, Perez C & Wingfield MJ (2011) A new shoot and stem disease of Eucalyptus species caused by Erwinia psidii.  Australasian Plant Pathology 40, 55-60.


  • Brady CL, Goszczynska T, Venter SN, Cleenwerck I, Gitaitis R, de Vos P & Coutinho TA (2011)  Pantoea allii sp. nov., a novel species isolated from onion and onion seed.  International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 61, 932-937.


  • Mitchell RG, Steenkamp ET, Coutinho TA & Wingfield MJ (2011) The pitch canker fungus, Fusarium circinatum:  implications for South African forestry.  Southern Forests 73, 1-13.


  • De Maayer P, Venter SN, Kamber T, Duffy B, Coutinho TA & Smits THM (2011)  Comparative genomics of the type VI secretion systems of Pantoea and Erwinia species reveals the presence of putative effector islands that may be translocated by the VgrG and Hcp proteins.  BMC Genomics 12, article number 576.



  • Van Wyk SJP, Boutighy AL, Coutinho TA & Viljoen A (2012) Sanitation of a South African forestry nursery contaminated with Fusarium circinatum using hydrogen peroxide at specific oxidation reduction potentials.  Plant Disease 96, 875-880.


  • De Maayer P, Chan WY, Rezzonico F, Bulmann A, Venter SN, Blom J, Groesmann A & Coutinho TA (2012) Complete genome sequence of clinical isolate Pantoea ananatis LMG 5342.  Journal of Bacteriology 194, 1615-1616.


  • Mitchell RG, Wingfield MJ, Hodge GR, Steenkamp ET & Coutinho TA (2012) Selection of Pinus spp. in South Africa for tolerance to infection by the pitch canker fungus.  New Forests 43, 473-489.


  • Brady CL, Cleenwerck I, Denman S, Venter SN, Rodriguez-Palenzuela P, Coutinho TA & De Vos P (2012)  Proposal to reclassify Brenneria quercina (Hildebrand and Schroth 1967) Hauben et al. 1999 into a new genus, Lonsdalea gen. nov., as Lonsdalea quercina comb. nov., descriptions of Lonsdalea quercina subsp. quercina comb. nov., Lonsdalea quercina subsp. iberica subsp. nov. and Lonsdalea quercina subsp. britannica subsp. nov., emendation of description of the genus Brenneria reclassification of Dickeya dieffenbachiae as Dickeya dadantii subsp. dieffenbachiae comb. nov., and emendation of the description of Dickeya dadantiiInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 62, 1592-1602.


  • Brady CL, Cleenwerck I, van der Westhuizen L, Venter SN, Coutinho TA & De Vos P (2012) Pantoea rodasii sp. nov., Pantoea rwandensis sp. nov. and Pantoea wallisii sp. nov., isolated from EucalyptusInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 62, 1457-1464.


  • Ngadze E, Brady CL, Coutinho TA & van der Waals J (2012) Pectolytic bacteria associated with soft rot and blackleg of potato in South Africa and Zimbabwe.  European Journal of Plant Pathology 134, 533-549.


  • Groenewald M, Smith MT, Coutinho TA & van der Walt J (2012) Species reassignment of Geotrichum bryndzae, Geotrichum phurueaensis, Geotrichum silvicola and Geotrichum vulgare based on phylogenetic analysis and mating compatibility.  International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 62, 3072-2080.


  • De Maayer P, Chan W-Y, Blom J, Venter SN, Duffy B, Smits TH & Coutinho TA (2012)  The large universal Pantoea plasmid LPP-1 plays a major role in biological and ecological diversification.  BMC Genomics 13, art. No. 625.


  • Mitchell RG, Coutinho TA, Steenkamp E, Herbert M & Wingfield MJ (2012) Future outlook for Pinus patula in South Africa in the presence of the pitch canker fungus (Fusarium circinatum).  Southern Forests 74, 203-210.


  • Mitchell RG, Wingfield MJ, Steenkamp E & Coutinho TA (2012) Tolerance of Pinus patula full-sib families to Fusarium circinatum in a greenhouse study. Southern Forests 74, 247-252.


  • Denman S, Brady C, Kirk S, Cleenwerck I, Venter S, Coutinho T & De Vos P (2012)  Brenneria goodwinii sp. nov. associated with acute oak decline in the UK.  International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 62, 2451-2456.


  • Michell RG, Wingfield MJ, Hodge GR, Dvorak WS & Coutinho TA (2013) Susceptibility of provenances and families of Pinus maximinoi and Pinus tecunumanii to frost in South Africa.  New Forests 44, 135-146.


  • Mitchell RG, Wingfield MJ, Hodge GR, Steenkamp ET & Coutinho TA (2013)  The tolerance of Pinus patula x P. tecunumanii, and other pine hybrids, to Fusarium circinatum in greenhouse trials.  New Forests 44, 443-456.


  • Kubheka GC, Coutinho TA & Moleleki LN (2013) Colonization patterns of an mcherry-tagged Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. brasiliense strain in potato plants.  Phytopathology 103, 1268-1279.


  • Brady CL, Cleenwerck I, Venter SN, Coutinho TA & de Vos P (2013) Taxonomic evaluation of the genus Enterobacter based on multilocus sequence analysis (MLSA):  Proposal to reclassify E. nimipressuralis and E. amnigenus into Lelliottia gen. nov. as Lelliotia nimipressuralis comb. nov. and Lelliotia amnigenia comb. nov., respectively, E. gergoviae and E. pyrinus into Pluralibacter gen. nov. as Pluralibacter gergoviae comb. nov. and Pluralibacter pyrinus comb. nov.  Systematic and Applied Microbiology 36, 309-319.


  • Shyntum DY, Moleleki LN, Venter SN, Toth IK & Coutinho TA (2014) Comparative genomics of type VI secretion systems in strains of Pantoea ananatis from different environments.  BMC Genomics 15:163. 


  • Steenkamp ET, Makhari OM, Coutinho TA, Wingfield BD & Wingfield MJ (2014) Evidence for a new introduction of the pitch canker fungus Fusarium circinatum in South Africa.  Plant Pathology 63, 530-538.


  • Mitchell RG, Wingfield MJ, Steenkamp ET, Roux J, Verryn S & Coutinho TA (2014) Comparison of the tolerance of Pinus patula seedlings and established trees to infection by Fusarium circinatumSouthern Forests:  a Journal of Forest Science (in press).


  • Ngadze E, Coutinho TA, Icishahayo D, van der Waals JE (2014) Effect of calcium soil amendments on phenolic compounds and soft rot resistance in potato tubers.  Crop Protection 62, 40-45.


  • Bull CT, Coutinho TA, Denny TP et al. (2014) List of new names of plant pathogenic bacteria (2011-2012).  Journal of Plant Pathology 96, 223-226.


  • De Maayer P, Chan WY, Rubagotti E, Venter SN, Toth IK, Birch PRJ & Coutinho TA (2014) Analysis of the Pantoea ananatis pan-genome reveals factors underlying its ability to colonize and interact with plant, insect and vertebrate hosts.  BMC Genomics 15, 404.


  • Weller-Stuart T, Chan WY, Coutinho TA, Venter SN, Smits THM, Duffy B, Goszczynska T, Cowan DA & De Maayer P (2014) Draft genome sequences of the onion center rot pathogen Pantoea ananatis PA4 and maize brown stalk rot pathogen P. ananatis BD442.  Genome Announcement 2 (4): e00750-14.


  • Shyntum DY, Theron J, Venter SN, Moleleki LN, Toth IK & Coutinho TA (2015) Pantoea ananatis utilizes a type VI secretion system for pathogenesis and bacterial competition.  Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions 28, 420-431.






  • Palmer M, de Maayer P, Poulsen M, Steenkamp ET, van Zyl E, Coutinho TA, Venter SN (2016)  Draft genome sequences of Pantoea agglomerans and Pantoea vagans isolates associated with termites.  Standards in Genomic Sciences 11, 23.


  • Bible AN, Fletcher SJ, Pelletier DA, Schadt CW, Jawdy SS, Weston DJ, Engle NL, Tschaplinski T, Masyuko R, Bohn PW, Coutinho TA, Doktycz MJ, Morrell-Falvey JL (2016) A carotenoid-deficient mutant in Pantoea sp. YR343, a bacteria isolated from the rhizosphere of Populus deltoides, is defective in root colonization.  Frontiers in Microbiology 7:491.


  • Du Raan S, Coutinho TA, van der Waals JE (2016) Cardinal temperature differences,determined in vitro, between closely related species and subspecies of pectinolytic bacteria responsible for black leg and soft rot of potatoes.  European Journal of Plant Pathology 144, 361-369.


  • Weller-Stuart T, Toth I, de Maayer P, Coutinho TA (2016) Swimming and twitching motility are essential for attachment and virulence of Pantoea ananatis in onion seedlings.  Molecular Plant Pathology (accepted).


  • Sibanda S, Theron J, Moleleki L, Coutinho TA (2016)  Characterization of two LuxI/R homologs in Pantoea ananatis LMG 2665T.  Canadian Journal of Microbiology 62, 893-903.


  • Moloto V, Goszczynska T, du Toit L, Coutinho TA (2016) A new pathovar of Pseudomonas syringae, pathovar allii, isolated from onion plants exhibiting symptoms of blight.  European Journal of Plant Pathology (accepted).


  • Carstensen G, Venter SN, Wingfield MJ, Coutinho TA (2016) Two Ralstonia species associated with bacterial blight of Eucalyptus.  Plant Pathology (accepted).


  • Nesamari R, Coutinho TA, Roux J (2016)  Investigations into Encephalartos insect pests and diseases in South Africa identifies Phytophthora cinnamomi as a pathogen of the Mojadhi cycad.  Plant Pathology (accepted).


  • Jere J, Coutinho TA, van der Waals J (2016) Pathogenicity of fungi isolated from atypical skin blemishes on potatoes in South Africa and Zimbabwe.  Potato Research (accepted).


Books and/or chapters in books:


  • Coutinho TA, Brady CL (2016) Lonsdalea.  In Laboratory guide ofr identification of plant pathogenic bacteria.  Forth Edition.  APS Press, St. Paul. (in preparation).


  • Coutinho TA, Brady CL (2016) Brenneria.  In Laboratory guide ofr identification of plant pathogenic bacteria.  Forth Edition.  APS Press, St. Paul. (in preparation).
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