Dr Yougasphree Naidoo
Naidoo 
 
Dr Naidoo is currently a Senior Lecturer and Academic Leader of Cellular Biology in the School of Life Sciences. Her field of expertise ranges from plant secretory biology to the properties of medicinal plants.

In addition, Dr Naidoo is also involved in ecophysiological research of halophytic plants. To date Dr Naidoo has published approximately 38 full length papers in peer reviewed journals. She is extremely knowledgeable in the field of microscopy which is considered to be a scarce skill.

Dr Naidoo's research team consists of 4 NRF-DST interns, honours, 5 masters and 4 Phd students as well as 1 international postdoctoral student.



Position:   Senior lecturer and Academic leader (Cellular Biology)
Qualifications:   PhD
MSc
BSc (Hons)
BSc
     
Discipline:   Cellular Biology
Campus:   Westville
Telephone:   031 260 7360
 Email:   naidooy1@ukzn.ac.za
     
 Recent Publications:   Naidoo, Y., Heneidak, S., Bhatt, A., Kasim, N., Naidoo, G. 2014. Morphology, ultrastructure and histochemistry of foliar mucilage trichomes of Harpagophytum procumbens (Pedaliaceae). Turkish Journal of Botany. 38: 60-67

Naidoo, G., Hiralal, T., Naidoo, Y. 2014. Ecophysiological responses of the mangrove Avicennia marina to heavy metal contamination. Flora 209: 63-72.

Naidoo, Y.; Sadashiva, C.T.; Kasim, N., Nicholas, A.; Naidoo, G. 2014. Chemical Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of the Essential Oil of Ocimum obovatum E.Mey.Ex Benth. (Lamiaceae). Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants 17(1): 142-147.

Naidoo, Y. and Heneidak, S. 2013. Morphological investigation of glandular hairs on Drosera capensis leaves with an ultrastructural study of the sessile glands. Botany 91: 234–241.

Adebowale, A., Naidoo, Y., Lamb, J., Nicholas, A. 2013. Comparative foliar epidermal micromorphology of Southern African Strychnos L. (Loganiaceae): taxonomic, ecological and cytological considerations. Plant, Systematics and Evolution 300: 127-138.

     
Postgraduate Candidates:    PG Candidates

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