Prof Maryke Labuschagne
Position
Professor
Department
Plant Sciences
Address
LG 4.104A
Plant Sciences
IB 63
R9165
Telephone
051 4012715
Office
Agriculture Building: Block 4 4.104A
Information

Short CV

Maryke Labuschagne is professor of Plant Breeding in the department of Plant Sciences at the University of the Free State. She is currently the chair of the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) in disease resistance and quality in field crops. She has been involved in the training of especially PhD students from all over Africa for the last 20 years. She has been the main supervisor to 55 PhD students from as far as Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria and Sudan, to the SADC countries including Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. She was also main supervisor to 52 MSc students. She and her students have authored 206 scientific papers in mainly ISI listed journals. She has authored or co-authored 96 papers at national and 89 papers at international conferences. 

She has active collaboration with CIMMYT in Zimbabwe and Kenya on maize breeding, and with IITA in Nigeria and National Programmes in Malawi, Uganda and Ghana on cassava. She works with CIMMYT in Mexico, and the Agricultural University of Sweden   on wheat quality, and with Michigan State University on maize quality.

She received the “Continental Lifetime Achiever Award” of “Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government” in 2015, the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Award for life and earth sciences for the continent in January 2012.  She was named grain scientist of the year for 2012 by Grain South Africa. She was elected as National Agriculturalist of South Africa for 2008 by the Agricultural Writers’ Association of South Africa, and winner of the National Science and Technology Forum award in the category of research capacity development in the last 5-10 years in 2008. She was appointed to the GMO (genetically modified organisms) Appeals Board by the South African minister of Agriculture for 2006/07; 2010/2011 and in 2015/2016. She is also a representative on the advisory committee of the South African government on GMO’s from 2005 to currently. She is currently the South African representative to the American Association for Cereal Chemists International. She was president of the Southern African Plant Breeders’ Association for the period 2000-2002.

 

Publications

Publications: Prof. Maryke Labuschagne

 

1. Labuschagne, M.T. and van Deventer, C.S., 1989. The effect of moisture stress on combining ability and heterosis in winter wheat. Cereal Research Communications (17) 3-4:179-185.

2. Labuschagne, M.T. and van Deventer, C.S, 1992. The effect of moisture stress on yield and yield components of several wheat cultivars and their F1-hybrids. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science 168: 153-158.

3. Labuschagne, M.T. and van Deventer, C.S., 1995. The effect of Glu-B1 high molecular weight glutenin subunits on biscuit-making quality of wheat. Euphytica 83:193-197.

4. Labuschagne, M.T., 1995. Better biscuits from soft wheat. South African Food Review (August/September) pp. 41-43.

5. Labuschagne, M.T. and van Deventer, C.S., 1995. Variability of quality characteristics in soft wheats differing on the Glu-1 locus. Cereal Research Communications 23(4): 419-424.

6. Labuschagne, M.T., Coetzee, M.C.B. and van Deventer, C.S., 1996. Biscuit-making quality prediction using heritability estimates and correlations. J. of the Science of Food and Agric. 70(1): 25-28.

7. Labuschagne, M.T., Coetzee, M.C.B. and van Deventer, C.S., 1996. General combining ability of six spring wheat (Triticum aestivum) genotypes for biscuit-making quality. Plant Breeding 115:279-281.

8. Labuschagne, M.T., Claassen, A., and van Deventer, C.S., 1997. Biscuit-making quality of backcross derivates of wheat differing in kernel hardness. Euphytica 96: 263-266.

9. Knobel, H.A.; Labuschagne, M.T. & C.S. van Deventer, 1997. The expression of heterosis in the F1 generation of a diallel cross of diverse hard red winter wheat genotypes. Cereal Research Communications 25(4): 911-915.

10. Labuschagne, M.T., Maartens, H and Oberholster, A.M., 1998. A comparison of HMW-GS, LMW-GS and RAPD fingerprinting for cultivars identification of some South African wheat cultivars. South African Journal for Plant and Soil 15(4): 147-150.

11. Labuschagne, M.T. and Maartens, H., 1999. Using low molecular weight glutenin subunits to distinguish between wheat cultivars with and without Russian aphid (Diuraphis noxia) resistance. Plant Breeding 118: 91-92.

12. Celliers, P.R., Labuschagne, M.T. and van Deventer, C.S., 1999. General- and specific combining ability of spring wheats at two different temperature levels. South African Journal for Plant and Soil 16(1): 15-17.

13. Koekemoer, F.P., Labuschagne, M.T. and van Deventer, C.S., 1999. A selection strategy for combining high yield and high protein content in South African wheat cultivars. Cereal Research Communications 27 (1-2): 107-114.

14. De Lange, A.F. and Labuschagne, M.T., 1999. Genotype x environment interaction and principle factor analysis of seed characteristics related to canning quality of small white beans (Phaseolus vulgares. L.) in South Africa. S. Afr. J. Plant Soil 16(4): 192-196.

15. Labuschagne, M.T., de Swardt, A.M. and Viljoen, C.D., 2000. Genetic relationships between South African wheat cultivars as measured by gliadin banding patterns. Plant Breeding 119: 280-282  65. 

16. Labuschagne, M.T. and A. van Vuuren, 2000. The inheritance and expression of grain texture in wheat, as measured by a microtome procedure. Euphytica 122: 261-265.

17. Gwanama, C., Labuschagne, M.T. and Oberholster, A., 2000. Analysis of genetic variation in Cucurbita moschata by random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers. Euphytica 1131(1): 19-24.

18. De Lange, A.F. and Labuschagne, M.T., 2000. Multivariate assessment of canning quality, chemical characteristics and yield of small white canning beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) in South Africa. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 81:30-35.

19. Gwanama, C., Botha, A. M. & Labuschagne, M.T., 2001. Genetic effects and heterosis of flowering and fruit characteristics of tropical pumpkin. Plant Breeding 120(3): 271.

20. Adugna, W. & Labuschagne, M.T., 2002. G x E interactions and phenotypic stability analyses of linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.) in Ethiopia. Plant Breeding 121(1):66-72

21. Labuschagne, M.T., Pretorius, Z.A. & Grobbelaar, B., 2002. The influence of leaf rust resistance genes Lr29, Lr34, Lr35 and Lr37 on breadmaking quality in wheat. Euphytica 124(1):65-70.

22. Barnard, A.D., Labuschagne, M.T. & van Niekerk, H.A., 2002. Heritability estimates of bread wheat quality traits in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Euphytica 127(1): 115-122.

23. Labuschagne, M.T., Mamuya, I.N. and Koekemoer, F.P., 2002. Canonical variate analysis of breadmaking quality characteristics in irrigated spring wheat (Triticum aestivum). Cereal Research Communications 30(1-2): 195-201.

24. Koen, E., Labuschagne, M.T. and Viljoen, C.D., 2002. The influence of eyespot resistance genes on baking quality and yield in wheat. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 82(13):1537-1540.

25. Adugna, W. & Labuschagne, M.T., 2003. Analyses of parametric and nonparametric measures of phenotypic stability in linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.). Euphytica 129(2): 211-218.

26. Andre, A.M., J.B.J. van Rensburg & M.T Labuschagne, 2003. Variance in the expression of  resistance in maize to the African stalk borer, Busseola fusca (Fuller) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). South African Journal for Plant and Soil 20(2): 64-71.

27. Solomon K.F., M.T. Labuschagne & A. T. P. Bennie, 2003. Responses of Ethiopian durum wheat (Triticum turgidum var durum L.) genotypes to drought stress. South African Journal for Plant and Soil 20(2): 54-58.

28. Solomon K.F & M.T. Labuschagne, 2003. Expression of drought tolerance in F1 hybrids of a diallel cross of durum wheat (Triticum turgidum var. durum L.). Cereal Research Communications 31(1-2) 49-56.

29. Adugna, W. & Labuschagne, M.T., 2003. Cluster and canonical discriminant analyses in multilocation trials of linseed. Journal of Agricultural Science 140:297-304.

30. Adugna, W. & M.T. Labuschagne , 2003. Association of linseed characters and its variability in different environments. Journal of Agricultural Science 140:285-296.

31. Jacoby, A., Labuschagne, M.T. & Viljoen, C.D., 2003. Genetic relationships between Southern African Solanum nigrum and related species measured by morphological and DNA markers. Euphytica 132(1): 109-113.

32. Kiggundu, A., Gold, C.S., Labuschagne, M.T.& Vuylsteke, D., 2003. Levels of host plant resistance to banana weevil, Cosmopolites sordidus (Germar) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), in Ugandan Musa germplasm. Euphytica 133:267-277.

33. Swart, W.J. Oelofse, R.M., Labuschagne, M.T., 2003. Susceptibility of South African cactus pear varieties to four fungi commonly associated with disease symptoms.  Journal of the Professional Association for Cactus Development 2003: 5:86-97.

34. Dessalegn, T., van Deventer, C.S., Labuschagne, M.T. & Maartens, H., 2003. B-LMW glutenin and ?-gliadin composition of Ethiopian durum wheat genotypes and their association with some quality traits. Cereal Research Communications 31(3-4): 453-457.

35 Solomon, K.F. & M.T. Labuschagne, 2003. Variation in water use and transpiration efficiency among durum wheat genotypes grown under moisture stress and non-stress conditions. Journal of Agricultural Science 141: 31-41.

36. W. J. Swart, R. M. Oelofse, and M.T., 2003. Susceptibility of South African Cactus Pear Varieties to Four Fungi Commonly Associated With Disease Symptoms. JPACD 86-97.

37. Assefa, A. & M.T. Labuschagne, 2004. Phenotypic variation in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) landraces from north Shewa in Ethiopia. Biodiversity and Conservation 13:1441-1451.

38. Solomon, K.F. & M.T. Labuschagne, 2004.Inheritance of evapotranspiration and transpiration efficiencies in diallel F1 hybrids of durum wheat (Triticum turgidum var durum L.). Euphytica 136:69-79.

39. Labuschagne, M.T. & Aucamp, U., 2004. The use of size exclusion high performance liquid chromatography (SE-HPLC) for wheat quality prediction in South Africa. South African Journal for Plant and Soil 21(1): 8-12.

40. Adugna, W. & M.T. Labuschagne, 2004. Diversity analysis in Ethiopian and some exotic collections of linseed. South African Journal for Plant and Soil 21(1): 53-58.

41. Adugna, W. & M.T. Labuschagne , 2004. Variability of oil contents and fatty acids in Ethiopian and introduced collections of linseed. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 84:601-607.

42. Benesi, I.R.M., Labuschagne, M.T., Dixon, A.G.O. & N.M. Mahungu, 2004. Stability of native starch quality parameters, starch extraction and root dry matter of cassava genotypes in different environments. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 8:1381-1388.  

43. Labuschagne, M.T., E. Koen and T. Dessalegn, 2004. The use of size exclusion high performance liquid chromatography for wheat quality prediction in Ethiopia. Cereal Chemistry 81(4): 533-537.

44. Genet, T., M. T. Labuschagne & A. Hugo, 2004. Capillary gas chromatography analysis of Ethiopian mustard to determine variability of fatty acid composition. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 84: 1663-1670.

45. Geleta, L.F., Labuschagne, M.T. and C.D. Viljoen, 2004. Relationship between heterosis and genetic distance based on morphological traits and amplified fragment length polymorphism markers in pepper (Capsicum annuum L.). Plant Breeding 123(5): 467-473.

46. Abera, W., J.B.J. van Rensburg, M.T. Labuschagne & H. Maartens, 2004. Genotype-environment interactions and yield stability analyses of maize in Ethiopia. South African Journal for Plant and Soil 24(4): 251-254.

47. Geleta, L.F. & M.T. Labuschagne, 2004. Hybrid performance for yield and other characteristics in peppers (Capsicum annuum L). Journal of Agricultural Science 142 (4): 411-419.

48. Geleta, L.F. and M.T. Labuschagne, 2004. Comparative performance and heterosis in single, three-way and double cross pepper hybrids. Journal of Agricultural Science 142:659-663.

49. Benesi, I.R.M., Labuschagne, M.T., Dixon, A.G.O. & Mahungu, N.M., 2004. Genotype by environment interaction effect on native cassava starch quality and potential for starch use in the commercial sector. African Crop Science Journal 3: 205-216. 

50. Zacarias, A.M., A.M. Botha, M.T. Labuschagne & I.R.M. Benesi, 2004. Characterization and genetic distance analysis of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) germplasm from Mozambique using RAPD fingerprinting. Euphytica 138(1): 49-53.

51. Solomon, K.F. and M.T. Labuschagne, 2005. Differences in the level of D-glucose and sucrose among durum wheat (Triticum turgidum var durum L.) genotypes differing in their responses to drought stress. S.Afr. J. Plant Soil 22(2): 122-126.

52. Geleta, L.F., M.T. Labuschagne and C.D. Viljoen, 2005. Genetic variability in peppers (Capsicum annuum L.) measured by morphological data and amplified fragment length polymorphism markers. Biodiversity and Conservation 14: 2361-2375.

53. Geleta, N. and M.T. Labuschagne, 2005. Qualitative traits variation in sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] accessions from eastern highlands of Ethiopia. Biodiversity and Conservation 14(3): 3055-3064.

54. Tarekegne, A. and Labuschagne, M.T., 2005 The relationship between high molecular weight glutenin subunit composition and baking quality in Ethiopian-grown bread and durum wheat cultivars and lines. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science 191: 300-307.

55. Hussein, S., J. J. Spies, Z. A. Pretorius and M. T. Labuschagne, 2005. Chromosome locations of leaf rust resistance genes in selected tetraploid wheats through substitution lines. Euphytica 141: 209-216.. 

56. Dessalegn, T., M. T. Labuschagne and C.S. van Deventer, 2005. Bread making quality evaluation of Ethiopian wheat cultivars using direct and indirect quality traits. Cereal Research Communications 33: 641-646.

57. Geleta, N., M.T. Labuschagne, G. Osthoff, A. Hugo and C. Bothma, 2005. Physical and chemical properties associated with food quality in sorghum. South African Journal for Plant and Soil 22(3): 175-179.

58. Genet, T., Viljoen, C.D. & Labuschagne, M.T., 2005. Genetic analysis of Ethiopian mustard genotypes using amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) markers. African Journal of Biotechnology 4(9): 891-897.

59. Genet, T., M.T. Labuschagne & A. Hugo, 2005. Genetic relationships among Ethiopian mustard genotypes based on seed oil content and fatty acid composition.  African Journal of Biotechnology 4(11): 1256-1268.

60. Geleta, N., M. T. Labuschagne & C. D. Viljoen, 2006. Comparison of AFLP, SSR and morpho-agronomical markers for estimating genetic diversity in sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] accessions. Biodiversity and Conservation 15:3251-3265.

61. Adugna, W., Labuschagne, M.T. & Viljoen, C.D. 2006. Comparison of morphological and AFLP markers in diversity analysis of linseed. Biodiversity and Conservation 15: 3193-3205.

62. Geleta, L.F. & M. T. Labuschagne, 2006. Combining ability and heritability for vitamin C and total soluble solids in pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 86: 1317-1320.

63. Dessalegn, T., M.T Labuschagne & C.S. van Deventer, 2006. Bread making potential of Ethiopian durum wheat. J. Agron. and Crop Science 192: 147-150.

64. Shimelis, H. A.,  M.T. Labuschagne & A. Hugo, 2006. Variation of oil content and fatty acid composition in selected lines of vernonia (Vernonia galamensis variety ethiopica). South African Journal for Plant and Soil 23(1): 62-63.

65. Oelofse, R.M., Labuschagne, M. T. and Potgieter, J.P., 2006. Fruit and feed characteristics of cactus pear (Opuntia spp.) cultivars in South Africa. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 86(12): 1921-1925.

66. Labuschagne, M.T., G. Meintjes and F.P.C. Groenewald, 2006. The influence of different nitrogen treatments on the size distribution of protein fractions in hard and soft wheat. J.Cer.Sci. 43: 315-321.

67. Benesi, I. R. M., M. T. Labuschagne, A. G. O. Dixon, C. D. Viljoen and N. M. Mahungu, 2006. Genetic distance analysis of elite cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) genotypes in Malawi using morphological and AFLP marker techniques. S. Afr. J. Plant and Soil 23: 58-61.

68 Geleta, L.F. and M.T. Labuschagne, 2006. Estimates of combining ability for agronomic traits of genetically different pepper genotypes (Capsicum annuum L.) S.Afr. J. for Plant and Soil 23(2): 73-77.

69. Aucamp, U., M.T. Labuschagne and C.S. van Deventer, 2006. Stability analysis of kernel and milling characteristics in wheat. S. Afr. J. for Plant and Soil 23(3): 152-156.

70. Jacoby, A. and M.T. Labuschagne, 2006. Hybridization studies of five species of the Solanum nigrum complex found in South Africa and two cocktail tomato cultivars. Euphytica 149: 303-307.

71. Abera, W., M.T. Labuschagne and H. Maartens, 2006. Evaluation of maize genotypes using parametric and non-parametric stability estimates. Cer. Res. Com. 34(2-3): 925-931.

72. Assefa, A., M.T. Labuschagne and C.D. Viljoen, 2007. AFLP analysis of genetic relationships between barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) landraces from north Shewa in Ethiopia. Conservation Genetics 8: 273-280.

73. Lukonge, E., M. T. Labuschagne and A. Hugo, 2007. The evaluation of oil and fatty acid composition in seed of various cotton accessions. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 87(2): 340-347.

74. Solomon, K.F., M.T. Labuschagne and C. D. Viljoen, 2007. Estimates of heterosis and association of genetic distance with heterosis in durum wheat under different moisture regimes. Journal of Agricultural Science 145(3): 239-248.

75. Craven, M.,   A. Barnard, W. Otto and M.T. Labuschagne, 2007. Classification of South African bread wheat cultivars according to Hagberg Falling Number reaction to fertilizer treatment. Cereal Chemistry 84(3):214-219.    

76. Labuschagne, M.T., N. Geleta and G. Osthoff, 2007. The influence of environment on starch and amylose:amylopectin ratio in wheat, and it effects on quality. Starch/Stärke 59(5): 234-238.

77. Du Toit, A.G.A. and M.T. Labuschagne, 2007. A comparison between hydroponics systems and pots for growing wheat in the greenhouse. South African J. Plant Soil 24(2): 120-123.

78. Craven, M., A. Barnard, and M.T. Labuschagne, 2007. The impact of cold temperatures during grain maturation on selected quality parameters of wheat. J. Sci. Food Agric.  87(9): 1783-1793.

79. Kiggundu, A., Gold, C.S., Labuschagne, M.T., Vuylsteke, D. and S. Louw, 2007. Components of resistance to banana weevil(Cosmopolites sordidus) in Musa germplasm in Uganda. Entomologicia Experimentalis et Applicata 122: 27-35.

80. Gissa, D.W., H. Zelleke, M.T. Labuschagne, T. Hussien and H. Singh, 2007. Heterosis and combining ability for grain yield and its components in Ethiopian maize inbred lines. South African Journal for Plant and Soil 24(3): 133-137.

81. Craven, M., A. Barnard, and M.T. Labuschagne, 2007. The effect of glyphosate application on the Hagberg Falling Number of wheat. Cereal Chemistry 84(5): 492-496.

82. Assefa, A. and Labuschagne, M.T., 2007. Variability among barley landraces in response to waterlogging stress. South African Journal for Plant and Soil 24(4): 192-196.

83. Assefa, A., Labuschagne, M.T. and C.D. Viljoen, 2007. AFLP analysis of genetic relationships between barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) landraces from north Shewa in Ethiopia. Conservation Genetics 8: 273-280.

84. Ojulong, H., M.T. Labuschagne, L. Herselman, M.Fregene, 2008. Cassava clonal evaluation trial based on a new cassava breeding scheme. Euphytica 160: 119-129.

85. H. Ojulong, M.T. Labuschangne,  M. Fregene & L. Herselman, 2008. Introgression of genes for dry matter content from wild cassava species. Euphytica 164: 163-172.

86. E. Lukonge,  M.T. Labuschagne and L. Herselman, 2008. Combining ability for yield and fibre characteristics in Tanzanian cotton germplasm. Euphytica 161: 383-389.

87. Coetzee, R.,  M.T. Labuschagne, A.Hugo, 2008. Fatty acid and oil variation in seed from kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.). Industrial crops and products 27: 104-109.

88. Y. Dessalegn, M. T. Labuschagne, G. Osthoff and L. Herselman, 2008. Variability and association of bean caffeine content with cup quality and green bean physical characteristics in coffee (Coffea arabica L.). Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 88(10): 1726-1730.

89.  Benesi, I. R. M., M. T. Labuschagne, L. Herselman, N. M. Mahungu and J. K. Saka, 2008.  The effect of genotype, location and season on cassava starch extraction. Euphytica 160: 59-74.

90. Labuschagne, M.T., Nkouanessi, M. and Verhoeven, R. 2008. Drought tolerance assessment of African cowpea accessions based on stomatal behaviour and cell membrane stability Journal of Agricultural Science 146: 1-6.

91. Craven, M., Barnard, A. and Labuschagne, M.T., 2008. Significance of kernel moisture content in determination of Hagberg Falling Number in wheat. S.Afr. J. Plant Soil 25(2): 71-78. 

92. Yigzaw Dessalegn, L. Herselman and M.T. Labuschagne, 2008. AFLP analysis among Ethiopian Arabica coffee genotypes. African Journal of Biotechnlology 7(18): 3193-3198.

93. D.E. Mweta, M. T. Labuschagne, E. Koen, and J.D.K. Saka, 2008.  Some properties of starches from cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta) and cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz.) grown in Malawi. African Journal of Food Science (2): 102-111.

94. D. E. Mweta, M.T. Labuschagne, E. Koen , I. R. M. Benesi and J. D. K. Saka, 2008. Some properties of starches from cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta) and cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz.) grown in Malawi. African Journal of Food Science 2: 102-111

95. M.T. Labuschagne, O. Elago, and E. Koen, 2009. The influence of temperature extremes on quality and starch characteristics in bread, biscuit and durum wheat. J. Cer. Sci. 49: 184-189.

96. M.T. Labuschagne, O. Elago, and E. Koen, 2009. The influence of extreme temperatures during grain filling on protein fractions, and its relation to some quality characteristics in bread, biscuit and durum wheat. Cereal Chemistry 86(1): 61-66.

97. Dessalegn, Y., Labuschagne, M.T., Osthoff, G. and Herselman, L., 2008. Genetic diversity and correlation of bean caffeine content with cup quality and green bean physical characteristics in coffee (Coffea arabica L.). Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 88:1726-1730

98. Yigzaw Dessalegn, L. Herselman and M.T. Labuschagne, 2009. Comparison of SSR and AFLP analysis for genetic diversity assessment of Ethiopian arabica coffee genotypes. South African Journal for Plant and Soil 26(2): 119-125.

99. R. Coetzee, L. Herselman and M. T. Labuschagne, 2009. Genetic diversity analysis of kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) using AFLP markers. Plant Genetic Resources 7(2): 122-126.

100. Robert S. Kawuki, Morag Ferguson, Maryke Labuschagne, Liezel Herselman and Dong-Jin, Kim, 2009. Identification, characterisation and application of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) for diversity assessment in cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz). Molecular Breeding 23: 669-684.

101. Liu, Y.  and M.T. Labuschagne, 2009. Genotype x environment interaction for stalk yield in kenaf. Industrial Crops and Products 29: 377-380.

102 Solomon, K.F. and Labuschagne, M.T., 2009. Morpho-physiological response of durum wheat genotypes to drought stress. South African Journal for Plant and Soil 26(3): 141-146.

103. E. Mutegi, F. Sagnard, M. Muraya, B. Kanyenji, B. Rono, C. Mwongera, C. Marangu, J. Kamau, H. Parzies, S. de Villiers, K. Semagn, P. S. Traoréf, M Labuschagne, 2010, Ecogeographical distribution of wild, weedy and cultivated Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench in Kenya: Implications for conservation and crop-to-wild gene flow. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 57:243-253.

104. M.T. Labuschagne and A. Hugo, 2010. Oil content and fatty acid composition of cactus pear seed compared to cotton and grape seed. Journal of Food Biochemistry 34:93-100.

105. Oelofse, R.M., Labuschagne, M.T., van Deventer, C.S., 2010. Stability and influencing factors of sodium dodecyl sulfate sedimentation in bread wheat. Journal of Cereal Science 52: 96-99.

106. M.E. Morojele and M.T. Labuschagne, 2010. Assessment of the genetic diversity of bread wheat cultivars planted in Lesotho based on storage protein profiles. Cereal Research Communications 38(4): 560-568.

107. A.M. Zacarias and M.T. Labuschagne, 2010. Diallel analysis of cassava brown streak disease, yield and yield related characteristics in Mozambique. Euphytica 176: 309-320.

108. A. Ajith, M.T. Labuschagne, E. Malan, A. van Biljon and B. Wentzel, 2010. Relationship between malting quality traits and hordeins as affected by timing of nitrogen fertilizer application. Cereal Chemistry 87(5): 393-397.

109. A. van Biljon, M.T. Labuschagne and E. Koen, 2010. Relationships between five species of the Solanum nigrum complex and their hybrids, measured with microsatellites. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica 60: 494-499.

110. M. de Wit, P. Nel, G. Osthoff, and M. T. Labuschagne, 2010. The effect of variety and location on cactus pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) fruit quality. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition 65:136-145.

111. Davies E. Mweta, Maryke T. Labuschagne, Susanna Bonnet, Jannie Swart and John D. Kalenga-Saka, 2010. Physicochemical and thermal properties of Malawian cocoyam starches after annealing, acid hydrolysis and acetylation. Trends in carbohydrate research 2(1): 54-65.

112. H. Ojulong, M.T. Labuschagne, M. Fregene, L. Herselman, 2010. Yield traits as selection indices in seedling populations of cassava. Crop Breeding and Applied Biotechnology 10: 191-196.

113. Mweta, Davies; Labuschagne, Maryke; Bonnet, Susanna; Swarts, Jannie; Saka, John, 2010. Isolation and physicochemical characterisation of starch from Cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta) grown in Malawi. J. Sci. Food Agric.52: 96-99.

114. O. Akinbo, M.T. Labuschagne, M. Fregene, 2010. Embryo rescue as a method to develop and multiply a backcross population of cassava (M. esculenta Crantz) from an interspecific cross of Manihot esculenta ssp flabellifolia. African Journal of Plant Biotechnology 9(42): 7058-7062.

115. I.R.M. Benesi, M.T. Labuschagne, L. Herselman, N. Mahungu and J.K. Saka, 2010. Ethnobotany, morphology and genotyping of cassava germplasm from Malawi. J. Biological Science 10(7): 616-623.

116. E. Mutegi, F. Sagnard, K. Semagn, M. Deu, M.Muraya, B. Kanenji, S. de Villiers, D. Kiambi, L. Herselman, M. Labuschagne, 2011. Genetic structure and relationships within and between cultivated and wild sorghum (Sorghum bicolour (L.) Moench) in Kenya as revealed by microsatellite markers. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 122:989-1004.

117. Kawuki, R., M. Ferguson, M.T. Labuschagne, L.Herselman, J. Orone, I. Ralimanana, M. Bidiaka, S. Lukombo, M.C. Kanyange, G. Gashaka, G. Mkamilo, J. Geth, H. Obiero, 2011. Variation in qualitative and quantitative traits of cassava germplasm from selected national breeding programmes in sub-Saharan Africa. Field Crops Research 122: 151-156.

118. Wegary, D., Labuschagne, M.T., and Vivek, B.S., 2011. Protein quality and endosperm modification of quality protein maize (Zea mays L.) under two contrasting soil nitrogen environments. Field Crops Research 121: 408-415.

119. Davies E. Mweta, Maryke T. Labuschagne, Susanna Bonnet, Jannie Swarts and John D. K. Saka,  2011. Effect of annealing, acid hydrolysis and acetylation on the physicochemical and thermal properties of Malawian cocoyam starches. Trends in Carbohydrate Research 3: 39- 54. 

120. Kawuki1, R.S., E. Nuwamanya, M.T. Labuschagne, L. Herselman and M. E. Ferguson, 2011. Segregation of selected agronomic traits in six S1 cassava families. Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science  3(8): 154-160. 

121. O.J. Mwenye, M.T. Labuschagne, L.Herselman and I.R.M. Benesi, 2011. Mineral composition of Malawian cocoyam genotypes. J.Biol.Sci. 11(4): 331-335.

122. S.Ramburan, M. Zhou, M.T. Labuschagne, 2011. Interpretation of genotype x environment interactions of sugarcane: Identifying relevant environmental factors. Field Crops Research 124: 392-399.

123. Mashope B.K, Herselman L., Labuschagne M.T.. 2011. Genetic diversity among South African cactus pear genebank accessions using AFLP markers. Bradleya 29: 103-114.

124. E. van den Berg and M.T. Labuschagne, 2012.  The interaction of stem strength with plant density and nitrogen application in wheat progeny from parents with varying stem strength. Acta Scandinavica 62(3): 251-255.

125. Olalekan Akinbo, M.T. Labuschagne and M. Fregene, 2012. Increased storage root protein from inter-specific F1 hybrids between cassava (M. esculenta Crantz) and its wild progenitor (M. esculenta ssp flabellifolia). Euphytica 185: 303-311.

126. Olalekan Akinbo, Maryke Labuschagne, Martin Fregene, 2012. Introgression of whitefly (Aleurotrachelus socialis) resistance from F1 inter-specific hybrids into commercial cassava. Euphytica 183 (1): 19-26.

127. E. Mutegi, F. Sagnard, M. Labuschagne, L. Herselman, K. Semagn, M. Deu, B.M. Kanyenji, S. de Villiers, C.N. Mwongera, P.C.S Traore and D. Kiambi, 2012. Local scale patterns of gene flow and genetic diversity in a crop-wild-weedy complex of sorghum (S. bicolor (L.) Moench) under traditional agricultural field conditions in Kenya. Conservation Genetics 13: 1059-1071.

128. Santchurn D., Ramdoyal K. and Labuschagne, M.T., 2012. From Sugar Industry to Cane Industry - Investigations on multivariate data analysis techniques in the identification of different high biomass sugarcane varieties. Euphytica 185: 543-558.

129. Kulembeka, H.P., M. Ferguson, L. Herselman, E. Kanju, G. Mkamilo, M. Fregene, M.T. Labuschagne, 2012. Diallel analysis of field resistance to cassava brown streak disease in cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) landraces from Tanzania. Euphytica 187: 277-288.

130. S.M. Laurie, P.J. van Jaarsveld, M. Faber, M.T. Labuschagne, M.F. Philpott, 2012. Trans-ß-carotene, selected mineral content and potential nutritional contribution of 12 sweetpotato varieties. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 27: 151-159.

131. O.Akinbo, M.T. Labuschagne, J. Mar?n, C. Ospina, L.Santos, E.Barrera, J. Guteriérrez, F. Ewa, E. Okogbenin and M. Fregene, 2012. QTL analysis for root protein in a backcross family of cassava derived from Manihot esculenta ssp Flabellifolia. Tropical Plant Biology 5(2): 161-172.     

132. S.Ramburan, M. Zhou, M.T. Labuschagne, 2012. Investigating test site similarity, traits relations and causes of genotype x environment interactions of sugarcane in the Midlands region of South Africa. Field Crops Research 129: 71-80.

133. S.Ramburan, M. Zhou, M.T. Labuschagne, 2012. Integrating empirical and analytical approaches to investigate genotype x environment interactions in sugarcane. Crop Science 52: 2153-2165.

134. E. van Eeden, M.T. Labuschagne, 2012. Sprouting tolerance and falling number in South African hybrid bread wheat cultivars and their parent lines. Journal of Cereal Science 56: 754-759.

135. A. Shegro, N. Shargie, and M.T. Labuschagne, 2012. Diversity in Starch, Protein and Mineral Composition of Sorghum Landrace Accessions from Ethiopia. Journal of Crop Science and Biotechnology 15(4): 275-280.

136. Laurie, Sunette; Faber, Mieke; Calitz, Frikkie; Moelich, Erika; Muller, Nina; Labuschagne, Maryke, 2013. The use of sensory attributes, sugar content, instrumental data and consumer acceptability in selection of sweet potato varieties. J. Sci. Food Agriculture 93: 1610-1619.

137. Miles, C.W., Van Biljon, A., Otto, W.M., Labuschagne, M.T., 2013. Grain and milling characteristics and their relationship with selected mixogram parameters in hard red bread wheat. Journal of Cereal Science 57: 56-60.

138. Shegro, A., N. Geleta,  A. van Biljon, M.T. Labuschagne, 2013. Assessment of genetic diversity in sorghum accessions using amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) analysis. African Journal of Biotechnology 12(11): 1178-1188.

139. Wegary, D., Vivek, B., Labuschagne, M.T., 2013. Association of parental genetic distance with heterosis and speci?c combining ability in quality protein maize. Euphytica 191:205–216

140. R. van der Merwe, M.T. Labuschagne and A. Hugo, 2013. Stability analysis of seed oil quality traits in high and mid-oleic acid sunflower hybrids grown under variable conditions. Euphytica 193: 157-168.

141. E.Y. Parkes, M. Fregene, A.G.O. Dixon, E. Okogbenin, B. Boakye-Peprah, M.T. Labuschagne, 2013. Combining ability of cassava genotypes for Cassava Mosaic Disease and Cassava Bacterial Blight, yield and its related components in two ecological zones in Ghana. Euphytica 194: 13-24.

142. A. Shegro, M.T. Labuschagne, N.Geleta and A. van Biljon, 2013. Assessment of genetic diversity in sorghum using phenotypic markers. Cereal Research Communications 41: 509-518.

143. R. S. Kawuki, L. Herselman, M. T. Labuschagne, Nzuki,I. Ralimanana, M. Bidiaka, M. C. Kanyange, G. Gashaka, E. Masumba, G. Mkamilo, J. Gethi, B. Wanjala, A. Zacarias, F. Madabula and M. E. Ferguson., 2013. SSR diversity of cassava in south, east and central Africa. Plant Genetic Resources 2: 170-181.

144. Shegro, A., N. Geleta, A. van Biljon, M.T. Labuschagne, 2013. Multivariate Analysis of Nutritional Diversity in Sorghum landrace Accessions from Western Ethiopia. J. Biol. Sciences 13: 67-74.

145. N. Combrink, Z. Bijzet and M.T. Labuschagne, 2013. Variation of fruit size and shape in Kiyomi Tangor families. Scientia Horticulturae 162: 357-364.

146. N. Shongwe, M. De Wit, G. Osthoff, P. Nel and M. Labuschagne, 2013. The Influence of Location, Cultivar and Season on Cactus Pear Fruit Quality. Acta Hort. 995: 165-179.

147. R. S. Kawuki, L. Herselman, M. T. Labuschagne, I. Nzuki, I. Ralimanana, M. Bidiaka, M. C. Kanyange, G. Gashaka, E. Masumba, G. Mkamilo, J. Gethi, B. Wanjala, A. Zacarias, F. Madabula and M. E. Ferguson, 2013. Genetic diversity of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) landraces and cultivars from southern, eastern and central Africa. Plant Genetic Resources: Characterization and Utilization11: 170–181

148. M.T. Labuschagne, N. Mkhatywa, B. Wentzel, E. Johansson, A. van Biljon, 2014. Tocochromanol content, and protein and baking quality of white flour of South African wheat cultivars. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 33: 127-131. 

149. Santchurn D, Ramdoyal K, Badaloo MGH and Labuschagne MT, 2014. From sugar industry to cane industry: Evaluation and simultaneous selection of different types of high biomass canes. Biomass and Bioenergy 61: 82-92.

150. Miles, C.W., Van Biljon, A., Otto, W.M., Labuschagne, M.T., 2014. The relationship between selected mixogram parameters and rheological and baking characteristics in hard red bread wheat. J.Cer.Sci. 59: 219-223.

151. M. T. Labuschagne, L. T. Phalafala, G. Osthoff, A. van Biljon, 2014. The influence of storage conditions on starch and amylose content of South African quality protein maize and normal maize hybrids. Journal of Stored Products Research 56: 16-20.

152. Dagne Wegary, Maryke T. Labuschagne and Bindiganavile S. Vivek, 2014. Combining Ability of Quality Protein Maize Inbred Lines under Stress and Non-Stress Environments in Eastern and Southern Africa. Crop Science 54: 1004-1014.

153. Thokozile Ndhlela, Liezel Herselman, Cosmos Magorokosho, Peter Setimela, Charles Mutimaamba, Maryke Labuschagne, 2014. Genotype by environment interaction and stability analysis for grain yield of single cross hybrids using GGE biplots. Crop Science 54: 1992-1999.

154. A. S. Gerrano, M. T. Labuschagne, A. van Biljon and N. G. Shargie, 2014. Comparison of genetic diversity assessment in sorghum accessions using qualitative morphological and amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) markers. Scientia Agricola 71: 394-401.

155. A. S. Gerrano, M. T. Labuschagne, A. van Biljon and N. G. Shargie, 2014. Genetic Variability among Sorghum Accessions for Seed Starch and Stalk Total Sugar Content. Scientia Agricola 71: 472-479.

156. M.E. Morojele and M.T. Labuschagne, 2014. Prediction of bread-making quality using size exclusion high performance liquid chromatography. African Crop Science Journal 22: 31-43.

157. E. Parkes, M. Fregene, A. Dixon, E. Okogbenin, B. Boakye-Peprah, M. Labuschagne, 2015. Developing Cassava Mosaic Disease resistant cassava varieties in Ghana using a marker assisted selection approach. Euphytica 203: 549-556..

158. R. van der Merwe, M. T. Labuschagne, L. Herselman and A. Hugo, 2015. Effect of heat stress on seed yield components and oil composition in high- and mid-oleic sunflower hybrids. South African Journal for Plant and Soil 32: 121-128.

159. T. Ndhlela, L. Herselman, K. Semagn, C. Magorokosho, C. Mutimaamba, M.T. Labuschagne, 2015. Relationships between heterosis, genetic distances and specific combining ability among CIMMYT and Zimbabwe developed maize inbred lines under stress and optimal conditions. Euphytica 204: 635-647.

 160. O.Akinbo, M.T. Labuschagne, J. Mar?n, C. Ospina, L.Santos, E.Barrera, J. Guteriérrez, F. Ewa, E. Okogbenin and M. Fregene, 2015. Introgression of root protein and yield traits from backcross hybrids between cassava and its wild progenitor (M. esculenta ssp flabellifolia). Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science 7: 1-8.  

161. S.M. Laurie, M. Booyse and M.T. Labuschagne, 2015. Multi-environment performance of new orange-fleshed sweetpotato varieties in South Africa. Crop Science 55: 1585-1595.

162. M.T. Labuschagne, M.J. Moloi, 2015. The influence of abiotic stress conditions on dough mixing characteristics of two hard red spring wheat cultivars. Journal of Cereal Science 63: 134-139.

163. Mweta, D.E., Kalenga-Saka, J.D., Labuschagne, M.T., 2015. A comparison of functional properties of native Malawian cocoyam, sweetpotato and cassava starches. Scientific Research and Essays 10: 579-592.

164. S. M. Laurie, S. S. Tjale, A. A. van den Berg, M. M. Mtileni and M. T. Labuschagne, 2015. Agronomic performance of new cream to yellow-orange sweetpotato varieties in diverse environments across South Africa. South African Journal for Plant and Soil 32: 147-155.

165. Combrink, N.K.,Bijzet, Z., Sippel, A.D., Booyse, M., Labuschagne, M.T., 2015. Genotypic variation of rind colour in citrus Tangor Kiyomy families. Acta Horticulturae 1065: 439-447.

166. Ertiro, B.T., Ogugo, V., Worku, M., Das, B., Olsen, M., Labuschagne, M., Semagn, K., 2015. Comparison of Kompetitive Allele Specific PCR (KASP) and genotyping by sequencing (GBS) for quality control analysis in maize. BMC Genomics 16: 908-919.

167 A. S. Gerrano, M. T. Labuschagne, A. van Biljon and N. G. Shargie, 2016. Quantification of mineral composition and total protein content in sorghum [Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench] genotypes. Cereal Research Communications 44: 272-285.

168. Mwenye, O., Herselman, L., Benesi, I., Labuschagne, M., 2016. Genetic relationships in Malawian cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta L. and Xanthosoma sagitifolium L. Schott) measured by morphological and DNA markers. Crop Science 56: 1189-1198.

169. S. Pelser, M.T. Labuschagne, B. Wentzel, A. van Biljon, 2016. Heritability and expression of selected mixograph parameters in progeny of parents varying for mixing time. Cereal Research Communications 44: 472-480.

170. W. Esuma, R. S. Kawuki, L. Herselman, M. T. Labuschagne, 2016. Stability and genotype by environment interaction of provitamin A carotenoid and dry matter content in cassava in Uganda. Breeding Science 66: 434-443.

171. Labuschagne, M.T., Moloi, M.J., van Biljon, A., 2016. Abiotic stress induced changes in protein quality and quantity of two bread wheat cultivars.  Journal of Cereal Science 69: 259-263.

172. D. Ng’uni, N.G. Shargie, S.C. Andersson, A. van Biljon and M.T. Labuschagne, 2016. Genetic variation and trait associations of yield, protein and grain micronutrients for identification of promising sorghum varieties. Cereal Research Communications 44: 681-693.

173. Labuschagne, M.T., R.C. Lindeque, A. van Biljon, 2016. Dough mixing characteristics measured by Mixsmart software as possible predictors of bread making quality in three production regions of South Africa. Journal of Cereal Science 70: 192-198..

174. Esuma, W., Kawuki, R., Herselman, L., Labuschagne, M.T., 2016. Diallel analysis of provitamin A carotenoid and dry matter content in cassava. Breeding Science 66: 627-635. 

175. Esuma, W., Herselman, L., Labuschagne, M.T., Baguma, Y., Liu, F., Punna, R., Buckler, E., Kawuki, R., 2016. Genome-wide association mapping of carotenoid content in cassava Euphytica 212: 97-110. 

176. Hailu, F., Johansson, E.; Persson Hovmalm, H.; van Biljon, A.; Labuschagne, M.T., 2016. Quality Assessment with HPLC in Released Varieties of Tetraploid (Triticum durum Desf.) Wheat from Ethiopia and Spain. Cereal Research Communications 44: 617-627.

177. Peprah, B., Agyeman, A., Parkes, E., Kwadwo, O., Isaac, A.K., Okogbenin, E., Labuschagne, M.T., 2016. Stability, agronomic performance and genetic variability of 10 cassava genotypes in Ghana. Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science 8: 157-167.

178. Ertiro, B.T., K. Semagn, B. Das, M. Olsen, M. Labuschagne, M. Worku, D. Wegary, G. Azmach, V. Ogugo, T. Keno, B. Abebe, T. Chibsa, A. Menkir, 2017. Genetic variation and population structure of maize inbred lines adapted to the mid-altitude sub-humid maize agro-ecology of Ethiopia using single nucleotide polymorphic (SNP) markers. BMC Genomics 18:777. DOI 10.1186/s12864-017-4173-9. IF 3.729.

179. Moloi, M.J., A. van Biljon, M. T. Labuschagne, 2017. Effect of quantity of HMW-GS 1Ax1, 1Bx13, 1By16, 1Dx5 and 1Dy10 on baking quality in different genetic backgrounds and environments. LWT-Food Science and Technology 78: 160-164. IF 2.329

180. Masuka B, Atlin GN, Olsen M, Magorokosho C, Labuschagne M, Crossa J, Bänziger M, Pixley KV, Vivek BS, van Biljon A, MacRobert J, Alvarado G, Prasanna BM, Makumbi D, Tarekegne A, Das B, Zaman-Allah M, Cairns JE. 2017. Gains in maize genetic improvement in eastern and southern Africa I. CIMMYT hybrid breeding pipeline. Crop Science 57: 168-179. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2016.05.0343. IF 1.629

181. Masuka, B., Magorokosho, C., Olsen, M., Atlin, G.N., Bänziger, M., Pixley, K.V., Vivek, B.S.,  Labuschagne, M., Matemba-Mutasa, R., Burgenõ, J., Macrobert, J., Prasanna, B.M., Das, B., Makumbi, D., Tarekegne, A., Crossa, J., Zaman-Allah, M., van Biljon, A. and Cairns, J.E., 2017. Gains in Maize Genetic Improvement in Eastern and Southern Africa: II. CIMMYT Open-Pollinated Variety Breeding Pipeline. Crop Science 57: 180-191. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2016.05.0408. IF 1.629

182. Masuka, B.P., van Biljon, A., Cairns, J.E., Das, B., Labuschagne, M., MacRobert, J., Makumbi, D., Magorokosho, C., Zaman-Allah, M., Ogugo, V., Olsen, M., Prasanna, B.M., Tarekegne, A. and Semagn, K. 2017. Genetic diversity among selected elite CIMMYT maize hybrids in East and Southern Africa. Crop Science 57: 2395-2404. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2016.09.0754. IF 1.629.

183. Mutimaamba, J. MacRobert, J.E. Cairns, C. Magorokosho, T. Ndhlela, C. Mukungurutse, A. Minnaar-Ontong, M.T. Labuschagne, 2017. Diallel analysis of acid soil tolerant and susceptible maize inbred lines for grain yield under acid and non-acid soil conditions. Euphytica 213 

184. Bah, S., Labuschagne, M.T., van der Merwe, R., 2016. Estimation of outcrossing rates in intraspecific (Oryza sativa) and interspecific (Oryza sativa x Oryza glaberrima) rice under field conditions using agro-morphological markers. Euphytica 213: 81

185. Ertiro, B.T., Y. Beyene, B. Das, S. Mugo, M. Olsen, S. Oikeh, J. Collins, M. Labuschagne and B.M. Prasanna, 2017. Combining ability and testcross performance of drought tolerant maize inbred lines under stress and non-stress environments in Kenya. Plant Breeding 136: 197-205. 

186. Lindeque, R.C, Labuschagne, M.T. and van Biljon, A., 2017. Protein Quantity and Quality of South African Bread Wheat – Portrait of a Unique Production Region. Cereal Foods World 62: 196-201. 

187. Dari, S., MacRobert, J., Minnaar-Ontong, A., Labuschagne, M.T., 2017. Effect of the few-branched-1 (Fbr1) tassel mutation on performance of maize inbred lines and hybrids evaluated under stress and optimum environments. Maydica 62-M14. IF 0.375.

188. M. Labuschagne, N. Mkhatywa, E. Johansson, B. Wentzel, A. van Biljon, 2017. Tailoring tocochromanol content in South African wheat; Impact on nutritional benefits. Foods 6: 95. DOI: 10.3390/foods6110095

189 Sengwayo, S., Zhou, M. and Labuschagne, M., 2018 Trends and magnitudes of GxE variance components for yield, quality and agronomic traits among the coastal short cycle sugarcane breeding populations. South African Journal for Plant and Soil 35: 41-50. DOI: 

190. Sengwayo, S., Zhou, M. and Labuschagne, M., 2018. Trends in broad sense heritability and predicted selection gains for the coastal short 2 cycle breeding sugarcane programmes in South Africa. SA J. Plant Soil 35: 89-99. 

191. Sengwayo, S., Zhou, M. and Labuschagne, M., 2018. Location and crop-year effects on sugarcane genotype performance for the coastal short cycle breeding programmes in South Africa. SA J Plant Soil 35: 79-87. 

192. Bah, S., Labuschagne, M.T., van der Merwe, R., 2018. Genetic diversity of improved varieties of intraspecific (O. sativa and O. glaberrima) and interspecific (O. sativa x O. glaberrima) rice. Genet. Res.Crop Ev. 65:797–809. 

193. Lindeque, R.C., A. van Biljon, M.T. Labuschagne, 2018. Relationships between grain yield and protein quantity and quality in commercial wheat. Journal of Cereal Science 79: 294-302. 

194. Ahmad, Z., Waraich, E., Akhtar, S., Anjum, S., Ahmad, T., Mahboob, W., Hafeez, O., Tapera, T., Labuschagne, M., Rizwan, M.,  2018. Physiological responses of wheat to drought stress and its mitigation approaches. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 40:80. 

195. S. Ramburan, N. Dlamini, M. Labuschagne, 2018. Genotype x environment interactions and optimum resource allocation for sugarcane yield trials in Swaziland. Journal of Crop Improvement 32: 441-452..

196. Akhtar, S., Osthoff, G., Mashingaidze, K., Labuschagne, M., 2018. Iron and zinc in maize in the developing world: deficiency, availability, and breeding. Crop Science 58(6): 2200-2213. 

197. Wegary, D., Labuschagne, M.T., Vivek, B.S., 2018. Genetic relationships and structure of quality protein maize inbred lines adapted to eastern and southern Africa. Euphytica 214:172. 

198. Labuschagne, M.T., 2018. A review of cereal grain proteomics and its potential for sorghum improvement. Journal of Cereal Science 84: 151-158.

199. D. Eriksson, M. Akoroda, G. Azmach, M. Labuschagne, N. Mahungu, R. Ortiz, 2018. Measuring the impact of plant breeding on sub-Saharan African staple crops. Outlook on Agriculture 47: 163-180. 

200. I. Ngobese, S. Ramburan, and M. Labuschagne, 2018. Quantifying sugarcane cultivar differences in tiller and stalk phenology: identifying traits suited to crop model-assisted breeding. Journal of Crop Improvement 32(6): 847-860. DOI: 10.1080/15427528.2018.1534762

201. A. S. Gerrano, W.S. Jansen van Rensburg, N. G. Shargie, B. A. Amelework, H. A. Shimelis, and M. T. Labuschagne, 2019. Selection of cowpea collections based on grain minerals and protein composition. Acta Agric.Scand., Section B - Plant Soil Science 69: 155-166.

202. Manjeru, P., van Biljon, A., Labuschagne, M.T., 2019. The development and release of maize fortified with provitamin A carotenoids in developing countries. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition (online).

203. D. Amah, A. van Biljon, A. Brown, P. Perkins-Veazie, R. Swennen, M. Labuschagne, 2019.  Recent advances in banana (Musa spp.) biofortification to alleviate vitamin A deficiency. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition (online).

204. Santchurn, D., Badaloo, M.G.H., Zhou, M., Labuschagne, M.T., 2019. Contribution of sugarcane crop wild relatives in the creation of improved varieties in Mauritius. Plant Genetic Resources (online). https://doi.org/10.1017/S1479262118000552

205. Santchurn, D., Badaloo, GMH, Zhou, M.M., Labuschagne, MT. (2019).Genetic studies on sugar and fibre accumulation patterns among different types of energy canes in Mauritius. SugarTech (online). DOI: 10.1007/s12355-019-00720-1

206. Amah, D., Alamu, E., Adesokan, M.,  van Biljon, A., Maziya-Dixon, B., Swennen, R., Labuschagne, M., 2019. Variability of carotenoids in a Musa germplasm collection and implications for provitamin A biofortification. Food Chemistry (in production).  

Publications (Short List)

Papers published 2014-2019

 

M.T. Labuschagne, N. Mkhatywa, B. Wentzel, E. Johansson, A. van Biljon, 2014. Tocochromanol content, and protein and baking quality of white flour of South African wheat cultivars. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 33: 127-131. 

Santchurn D, Ramdoyal K, Badaloo MGH and Labuschagne MT, 2014. From sugar industry to cane industry: Evaluation and simultaneous selection of different types of high biomass canes. Biomass and Bioenergy 61: 82-92.

Miles, C.W., Van Biljon, A., Otto, W.M., Labuschagne, M.T., 2014. The relationship between selected mixogram parameters and rheological and baking characteristics in hard red bread wheat. J.Cer.Sci. 59: 219-223.

M. T. Labuschagne, L. T. Phalafala, G. Osthoff, A. van Biljon, 2014. The influence of storage conditions on starch and amylose content of South African quality protein maize and normal maize hybrids. Journal of Stored Products Research 56: 16-20.

D. Wegary, M. T. Labuschagne and B. S. Vivek, 2014. Combining Ability of Quality Protein Maize Inbred Lines under Stress and Non-Stress Environments in Eastern and Southern Africa. Crop Science 54: 1004-1014.

T. Ndhlela, L. Herselman, C. Magorokosho, P. Setimela, C. Mutimaamba, M. Labuschagne, 2014. Genotype by environment interaction and stability analysis for grain yield of single cross hybrids using GGE biplots. Crop Science 54: 1992-1999.

A. S. Gerrano, M. T. Labuschagne, A. van Biljon and N. G. Shargie, 2014. Comparison of genetic diversity assessment in sorghum accessions using qualitative morphological and amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) markers. Scientia Agricola 71: 394-401.

A. S. Gerrano, M. T. Labuschagne, A. van Biljon and N. G. Shargie, 2014. Genetic Variability among Sorghum Accessions for Seed Starch and Stalk Total Sugar Content. Scientia Agricola 71: 472-479.

E. Parkes, M. Fregene, A. Dixon, E. Okogbenin, B. Boakye-Peprah, M. Labuschagne, 2015. Developing Cassava Mosaic Disease resistant cassava varieties in Ghana using a marker assisted selection approach. Euphytica 203: 549-556.

R. van der Merwe, M. T. Labuschagne, L. Herselman and A. Hugo, 2015. Effect of heat stress on seed yield components and oil composition in high- and mid-oleic sunflower hybrids. South African Journal for Plant and Soil 32: 121-128.

T. Ndhlela, L. Herselman, K. Semagn, C. Magorokosho, C. Mutimaamba, M.T. Labuschagne, 2015. Relationships between heterosis, genetic distances and specific combining ability among CIMMYT and Zimbabwe developed maize inbred lines under stress and optimal conditions. Euphytica 204: 635-647.

O. Akinbo, M.T. Labuschagne, J. Mar?n, C. Ospina, L.Santos, E.Barrera, J. Guteriérrez, F. Ewa, E. Okogbenin and M. Fregene, 2015. Introgression of root protein and yield traits from backcross hybrids between cassava and its wild progenitor (M. esculenta ssp flabellifolia). Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science 7: 1-8.  

S.M. Laurie, M. Booyse and M.T. Labuschagne, 2015. Multi-environment performance of new orange-fleshed sweetpotato varieties in South Africa. Crop Science 55: 1585-1595.

M.T. Labuschagne, M.J. Moloi, 2015. The influence of abiotic stress conditions on dough mixing characteristics of two hard red spring wheat cultivars. Journal of Cereal Science 63: 134-139.

Mweta, D.E., Kalenga-Saka, J.D., Labuschagne, M.T., 2015. A comparison of functional properties of native Malawian cocoyam, sweetpotato and cassava starches. Scientific Research and Essays 10: 579-592.

S. M. Laurie, S. S. Tjale, A. A. van den Berg, M. M. Mtileni and M. T. Labuschagne, 2015. Agronomic performance of new cream to yellow-orange sweetpotato varieties in diverse environments across South Africa. South African Journal for Plant and Soil 32: 147-155.

Combrink, N.K.,Bijzet, Z., Sippel, A.D., Booyse, M., Labuschagne, M.T., 2015. Genotypic variation of rind colour in citrus Tangor Kiyomy families. Acta Horticulturae 1065: 439-447.

Ertiro, B.T., Ogugo, V., Worku, M., Das, B., Olsen, M., Labuschagne, M., Semagn, K., 2015. Comparison of Kompetitive Allele Specific PCR (KASP) and genotyping by sequencing (GBS) for quality control analysis in maize. BMC Genomics 16: 908-919.

A. S. Gerrano, M. T. Labuschagne, A. van Biljon and N. G. Shargie, 2016. Quantification of mineral composition and total protein content in sorghum [Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench] genotypes. Cereal Research Communications 44: 272-285.

Mwenye, O., Herselman, L., Benesi, I., Labuschagne, M., 2016. Genetic relationships in Malawian cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta L. and Xanthosoma sagitifolium L. Schott) measured by morphological and DNA markers. Crop Science 56: 1189-1198.

S. Pelser, M.T. Labuschagne, B. Wentzel, A. van Biljon, 2016. Heritability and expression of selected mixograph parameters in progeny of parents varying for mixing time. Cereal Research Communications 44: 472-480.

W. Esuma, R. S. Kawuki, L. Herselman, M. T. Labuschagne, 2016. Stability and genotype by environment interaction of provitamin A carotenoid and dry matter content in cassava in Uganda. Breeding Science 66: 434-443.

Labuschagne, M.T., Moloi, M.J., van Biljon, A., 2016. Abiotic stress induced changes in protein quality and quantity of two bread wheat cultivars.  Journal of Cereal Science 69: 259-263.

D. Ng’uni, N.G. Shargie, S.C. Andersson, A. van Biljon and M.T. Labuschagne, 2016. Genetic variation and trait associations of yield, protein and grain micronutrients for identification of promising sorghum varieties. Cereal Research Communications 44: 681-693.

Labuschagne, M.T., R.C. Lindeque, A. van Biljon, 2016. Dough mixing characteristics measured by Mixsmart software as possible predictors of bread making quality in three production regions of South Africa. Journal of Cereal Science 70: 192-198.

Esuma, W., Kawuki, R., Herselman, L., Labuschagne, M.T., 2016. Diallel analysis of provitamin A carotenoid and dry matter content in cassava. Breeding Science 66: 627-635. 

Esuma, W., Herselman, L., Labuschagne, M.T., Baguma, Y., Liu, F., Punna, R., Buckler, E., Kawuki, R., 2016. Genome-wide association mapping of carotenoid content in cassava Euphytica 212: 97-110. 

Hailu, F., Johansson, E.; Persson Hovmalm, H.; van Biljon, A.; Labuschagne, M.T., 2016. Quality Assessment with HPLC in Released Varieties of Tetraploid (Triticum durum Desf.) Wheat from Ethiopia and Spain. Cereal Research Communications 44: 617-627.

Peprah, B., Agyeman, A., Parkes, E., Kwadwo, O., Isaac, A.K., Okogbenin, E., Labuschagne, M.T., 2016. Stability, agronomic performance and genetic variability of 10 cassava genotypes in Ghana. Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science 8: 157-167.

Ertiro, B.T., K. Semagn, B. Das, M. Olsen, M. Labuschagne, M. Worku, D. Wegary, G. Azmach, V. Ogugo, T. Keno, B. Abebe, T. Chibsa, A. Menkir, 2017. Genetic variation and population structure of maize inbred lines adapted to the mid-altitude sub-humid maize agro-ecology of Ethiopia using single nucleotide polymorphic (SNP) markers. BMC Genomics 18:777.

Moloi, M.J., A. van Biljon, M. T. Labuschagne, 2017. Effect of quantity of HMW-GS 1Ax1, 1Bx13, 1By16, 1Dx5 and 1Dy10 on baking quality in different genetic backgrounds and environments. LWT-Food Science and Technology 78: 160-164.

Masuka B, Atlin GN, Olsen M, Magorokosho C, Labuschagne M, Crossa J, Bänziger M, Pixley KV, Vivek BS, van Biljon A, MacRobert J, Alvarado G, Prasanna BM, Makumbi D, Tarekegne A, Das B, Zaman-Allah M, Cairns JE. 2017. Gains in maize genetic improvement in eastern and southern Africa I. CIMMYT hybrid breeding pipeline. Crop Science 57: 168-179.

Masuka, B., Magorokosho, C., Olsen, M., Atlin, G.N., Bänziger, M., Pixley, K.V., Vivek, B.S.,  Labuschagne, M., Matemba-Mutasa, R., Burgenõ, J., Macrobert, J., Prasanna, B.M., Das, B., Makumbi, D., Tarekegne, A., Crossa, J., Zaman-Allah, M., van Biljon, A. and Cairns, J.E., 2017. Gains in Maize Genetic Improvement in Eastern and Southern Africa: II. CIMMYT Open-Pollinated Variety Breeding Pipeline. Crop Science 57: 180-191.

Masuka, B.P., van Biljon, A., Cairns, J.E., Das, B., Labuschagne, M., MacRobert, J., Makumbi, D., Magorokosho, C., Zaman-Allah, M., Ogugo, V., Olsen, M., Prasanna, B.M., Tarekegne, A. and Semagn, K. 2017. Genetic diversity among selected elite CIMMYT maize hybrids in East and Southern Africa. Crop Science 57: 2395-2404.

Mutimaamba, J. MacRobert, J.E. Cairns, C. Magorokosho, T. Ndhlela, C. Mukungurutse, A. Minnaar-Ontong, M.T. Labuschagne, 2017. Diallel analysis of acid soil tolerant and susceptible maize inbred lines for grain yield under acid and non-acid soil conditions. Euphytica 213: 88.

Bah, S., Labuschagne, M.T., van der Merwe, R., 2016. Estimation of outcrossing rates in intraspecific (Oryza sativa) and interspecific (Oryza sativa x Oryza glaberrima) rice under field conditions using agro-morphological markers. Euphytica 213: 81

Ertiro, B.T., Y. Beyene, B. Das, S. Mugo, M. Olsen, S. Oikeh, J. Collins, M. Labuschagne and B.M. Prasanna, 2017. Combining ability and testcross performance of drought tolerant maize inbred lines under stress and non-stress environments in Kenya. Plant Breeding 136: 197-205.

Lindeque, R.C, Labuschagne, M.T. and van Biljon, A., 2017. Protein Quantity and Quality of South African Bread Wheat – Portrait of a Unique Production Region. Cereal Foods World 62: 196-201.

Dari, S., MacRobert, J., Minnaar-Ontong, A., Labuschagne, M.T., 2017. Effect of the few-branched-1 (Fbr1) tassel mutation on performance of maize inbred lines and hybrids evaluated under stress and optimum environments. Maydica 62-M14. IF 0.375.

M. Labuschagne, N. Mkhatywa, E. Johansson, B. Wentzel, A. van Biljon, 2017. Tailoring tocochromanol content in South African wheat; Impact on nutritional benefits. Foods 6: 95.

Sengwayo, S., Zhou, M. and Labuschagne, M., 2018 Trends and magnitudes of GxE variance components for yield, quality and agronomic traits among the coastal short cycle sugarcane breeding populations. South African Journal for Plant and Soil 35: 41-50.

Sengwayo, S., Zhou, M. and Labuschagne, M., 2018. Trends in broad sense heritability and predicted selection gains for the coastal short 2 cycle breeding sugarcane programmes in South Africa. South African Journal for Plant and Soil 35: 89-99.

Sengwayo, S., Zhou, M. and Labuschagne, M., 2018. Location and crop-year effects on sugarcane genotype performance for the coastal short cycle breeding programmes in South Africa. South African Journal for Plant and Soil 35: 79-87.

Bah, S., Labuschagne, M.T., van der Merwe, R., 2018. Genetic diversity of improved varieties of intraspecific (O. sativa and O. glaberrima) and interspecific (O. sativa x O. glaberrima) rice. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 65:797–809.

Lindeque, R.C., A. van Biljon, M.T. Labuschagne, 2018. Relationships between grain yield and protein quantity and quality in commercial wheat. Journal of Cereal Science 79: 294-302.

Ahmad, Z., Waraich, E., Akhtar, S., Anjum, S., Ahmad, T., Mahboob, W., Hafeez, O., Tapera, T., Labuschagne, M., Rizwan, M., 2018. Physiological responses of wheat to drought stress and its mitigation approaches. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 40:80.

S. Ramburan, N. Dlamini, M. Labuschagne, 2018. Genotype x environment interactions and optimum resource allocation for sugarcane yield trials in Swaziland. Journal of Crop Improvement 32: 441-452.

Akhtar, S., Osthoff, G., Mashingaidze, K., Labuschagne, M., 2018. Iron and zinc in maize in the developing world: deficiency, availability, and breeding. Crop Science 58: 2200-2213.

Wegary, D., Labuschagne, M.T., Vivek, B.S., 2018. Genetic relationships and structure of quality protein maize inbred lines adapted to eastern and southern Africa. Euphytica 214:172.

Labuschagne, M.T., 2018. A review of cereal grain proteomics and its potential for sorghum improvement. Journal of Cereal Science 84: 151-158.

D. Eriksson, M. Akoroda, G. Azmach, M. Labuschagne, N. Mahungu, R. Ortiz, 2018. Measuring the impact of plant breeding on sub-Saharan African staple crops. Outlook on Agriculture 47: 163-180.

I. Ngobese, S. Ramburan, and M. Labuschagne, 2018. Quantifying sugarcane cultivar differences in tiller and stalk phenology: identifying traits suited to crop model-assisted breeding. Journal of Crop Improvement 32: 847-860.

A. S. Gerrano, W.S. Jansen van Rensburg, N. G. Shargie, B. A. Amelework, H. A. Shimelis, and M. T. Labuschagne, 2019. Selection of cowpea collections based on grain minerals and protein composition. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B - Plant Soil Science 69: 155-166.

Manjeru, P., van Biljon, A., Labuschagne, M.T., 2019. The development and release of maize fortified with provitamin A carotenoids in developing countries. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition (online).

D. Amah, A. van Biljon, A. Brown, P. Perkins-Veazie, R. Swennen, M. Labuschagne, 2019.  Recent advances in banana (Musa spp.) biofortification to alleviate vitamin A deficiency. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition (online).

Santchurn, D., Badaloo, M.G.H., Zhou, M., Labuschagne, M.T., 2019. Contribution of sugarcane crop wild relatives in the creation of improved varieties in Mauritius. Plant Genetic Resources (online).

Santchurn, D., Badaloo, GMH, Zhou, M.M., Labuschagne, MT. (2019).Genetic studies on sugar and fibre accumulation patterns among different types of energy canes in Mauritius. SugarTech (online).

Amah, D., Alamu, E., Adesokan, M.,  van Biljon, A., Maziya-Dixon, B., Swennen, R., Labuschagne, M., 2019. Variability of carotenoids in a Musa germplasm collection and implications for provitamin A biofortification. Food Chemistry (in production). 

 

 

Research

  • Gluten Proteins and their influence on breadmaking
  • Proteomics in wheat
  • Breeding for improved nutritional value in staple crops

Area(s) of Interest

Her area of research interest is the genetic improvement of crops for especially nutritional value. This includes protein quality in maize and wheat, beta carotene content in maize, cassava and sweet potato and protein content in cassava.

Courses Presented

 

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