Charles Hunter
Charles Hunter is a lecturer in the School of Life Sciences, who plays his part in inspiring greatness among his students.
Position:   Lecturer
Qualifications:   MSc
BSc Hons
Discipline:   Microbiology
Campus:   Pietermaritzburg
Telephone:   033 260 5528
 Research Areas:   Microbial ecology and ecophysiology
Biocontrol of soil-borne fungal pathogens
Microbial mining for bioactive compounds
Bacterial systematics

Recent Publications:

  Yobo, K.S., Laing, M.D. and Hunter, C.H. (2011) Effects of single and combined inoculation of selected Trichoderma and Bacillus isolates on growth of dry bean and biological control of Rhizoctonia solani damping off. African Journal of Biotechnology, 10, 8746-8756.

Wallis, P.D., Haynes, R.J., Hunter, C.H. and Morris, C.D. (2010) Effect of land use and management on soil bacterial biodiversity as measured by PCR-DGGE. Applied Soil Ecology, 46, 147-151.

Yobo, K.S., Laing, M.D. and Hunter, C.H. (2010) Application of selected biocontrol agents in conjunction with tolclofos-methyl for the control of damping-off caused by Rhizoctonia solani. African Journal of Biotechnology, 9, 1789-1796.

Yobo, K.S., Hunter, C.H. and Laing, M.D. (2009) Effects of single and dual applications of selected Trichoderma and Bacillus isolates, on the performance of dry bean seedlings (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) grown in composted pine bark growth medium under shadehouse conditions. Journal of Plant Nutrition. 32, 1271-1289.

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