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Refereed Journal Publications

Shirouzu T, Hosaka K, Nam K-O, Weir BS, Johnston PR, Hosoya T. 2017. Phylogenetic relationships of eight new Dacrymycetes collected from New Zealand. Persoonia 38: 156-169
doi:10.3767/003158517X695280  

Lopes-Santos, Lucilene; Castro, Daniel Bedo Assumpção; Ferreira-Tonin, Mariana; Corrêa, Daniele Bussioli Alves; Weir, Bevan Simon; Park, Duckchul; Ottoboni, Laura Maria Mariscal; Neto, Júlio Rodrigues; Destéfano, Suzete Aparecida Lanza (2017) Reassessment of the taxonomic position of Burkholderia andropogonis and description of Robbsia andropogonis gen. nov., comb. nov. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
doi:10.1007/s10482-017-0842-6  

Johnston, P. R.; Weir, B. S.; Cooper, J. A. (2017) Open data on fungi and bacterial plant pathogens in New Zealand. Mycology 1-8
doi:10.1080/21501203.2016.1278409  

Rebecca L. Phillips, Bongkeun Song, Andrew M. S. McMillan, Gwen Grelet, Bevan S. Weir, Thilak Palmada & Craig Tobias (2016) Chemical formation of hybrid di-nitrogen calls fungal codenitrification into question. Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 39077
doi:10.1038/srep39077  

Ireland, K.B., Weir, B.S., Cother, E.J., S Phantavong, P Phitsanoukane, K Vongvichid, PP Vongphachanh, P Songvilay, K Chittarath, S Sayapatha, J Walsh, S Turner, D Park, LA Tesoriero, S Vilavong, GS Duckitt, LW Burgess (2016) First report of Ralstonia pseudosolanacearum in the Lao PDR. Australasian Plant Dis. Notes 11: 36.
doi:10.1007/s13314-016-0224-3  

Roger G Shivas, Yu Pei Tan, Jacqueline Edwards, Quang Dinh, Aaron Maxwell, Vera Andjic, José R Liberato, Chris Anderson, Dean R Beasley, Kaylene Bransgrove, Lindy M Coates, Karren Cowan, Rosalie Daniel, Jan R Dean, Mereia Fong Lomavatu, Doris Mercado-Escueta, Roger W Mitchell, Raja Thangavel, Lucy TT Tran-Nguyen, Bevan S Weir (2016) Colletotrichum species in Australia. Australasian Plant Pathol. (2016) 45: 447.
doi:10.1007/s13313-016-0443-2  

Réblová, Martina; Miller, Andrew N.; Rossman, Amy Y.; Seifert, Keith A.; Crous, Pedro W.; Hawksworth, David L.; Abdel-Wahab, Mohamed A.; Cannon, Paul F.; Daranagama, Dinushani A.; De Beer, Z. Wilhelm; Huang, Shi-Ke; Hyde, Kevin D.; Jayawardena, Ruvvishika; Jaklitsch, Walter; Jones, E. B. Gareth; Ju, Yu-Ming; Judith, Caroline; Maharachchikumbura, Sajeewa S. N.; Pang, Ka-Lai; Petrini, Liliane E.; Raja, Huzefa A.; Romero, Andrea I; Shearer, Carol; Senanayake, Indunil C.; Voglmayr, Hermann; Weir, Bevan S.; Wijayawarden, Nalin N. (2016) Recommendations for competing sexual-asexually typified generic names in Sordariomycetes (except Diaporthales, Hypocreales, and Magnaporthales).  IMA Fungus, Volume 7, Number 1, June 2016, pp. 131-153(23)
doi:10.5598/imafungus.2016.07.01.08  

Callaghan SE, Puno VI, Williams AP, Weir BS, Balmas V, Sengsoulichan K, Phantavong S, Keovorlajak T, Phitsanoukane P, Xomphouthilath P, Phapmixay KS, Vilavong S, Liew ECY, Duckitt GS, Burgess LW (2016). First report of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. niveum in the Lao PDR. Australasian Plant Disease Notes 11: 9.
doi:10.1007/s13314-016-0191-8  

S. Thakur, B.S. Weir, D. Guttman (2016)  Phytopathogen Genome Announcement: Draft Genome Sequences of 62 Pseudomonas syringae Type and Pathotype Strains. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 0 0:ja [online: 21 February 2016]
doi:10.1094/MPMI-01-16-0013-TA  

D. M. Macedo, O. L. Pereira, B. T. Hora Júnior, B. S. Weir, R. W. Barreto (2016) Mycobiota of the weed Tradescantia fluminensis in its native range in Brazil with particular reference to classical biological control Australasian Plant Pathology. [online: 14 January 2016]
doi:10.1007/s13313-015-0388-x  

R. Phillips, G. Grelet, A. McMillan, B. Song, B. Weir, T. Palmada, C. Tobias (2016) Fungal denitrification: Bipolaris sorokiniana exclusively denitrifies inorganic nitrogen in the presence and absence of oxygen FEMS Microbiology Letters. [online: 12 January 2016]
doi:10.1093/femsle/fnw007  

Lopes-Santos L, Castro DBA, Ottoboni LMM, Park D, Weir BS, Destéfano SAL. (2015) Draft genome sequence of Burkholderia andropogonis type strain ICMP2807, isolated from Sorghum bicolor. Genome Announc 3(3):e00455-15.
doi:10.1128/genomeA.00455-15  

Weir, B.S.; Paderes, E.P.; Anand, N; Uchida, J.Y.; Pennycook, S.R.; Bellgard, S.E.; Beever, R.E. (2015) A taxonomic revision of Phytophthora Clade 5 including two new species, Phytophthora agathidicida and P. cocois. Phytotaxa 205(1): 21–38.
doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.205.1.2  

Liu F., Weir B.S., Damm U., Crous P.W., Wang Y., Liu B., Wang M., Zhang M., Cai L. (2015) Unravelling Colletotrichum species associated with Camellia: employing ApMat and GS loci to resolve species in the C. gloeosporioides complex. Persoonia 35: 63–86
doi:10.3767/003158515X687597  

Ireland KB, Weir BS, Phantavong S, Phitsanoukane P, Vongvichid K, Vilavong S, Tesoriero LA, Burges LW (2014) First report of Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group AG-4 HG-I in the Lao PDR. Australasian Plant Disease Notes 10 (1), 1–4.
doi:10.1007/s13314-014-0152-z  

Sharma G, Kumar N, Weir BS, Hyde KD, Shenoy BD 2013. The ApMat marker can resolve Colletotrichum species: a case study with Mangifera indica. Fungal Diversity 61(1): 117–138.
doi:10.1007/s13225-013-0247-4  

Dhami MK, Weir BS, Taylor MW, Beggs JR 2013. Diverse honeydew-consuming fungal communities associated with scale insects. PLoS ONE 8(7): e70316.
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0070316  

Tan HW, Weir BS, Heenan PB, Ridgway HJ, James EK, Young JPW, Andrews M. (2012) Rhizobia with 16S rRNA and nifH Similar to Mesorhizobium huakuii but Novel recA, glnII, nodA and nodC Genes Are Symbionts of New Zealand Carmichaelinae. PLoS ONE 7(10): e47677.  doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0047677

Cannon, P.F., Johnston, P.R., Damm, U. and B.S. Weir (2012) Colletotrichum – current status and future directions. Studies in Mycology 73: 181–213.
doi:10.3114/sim0014  

Weir B.S., Johnston, P.R. and U. Damm (2012) The Colletotrichum gloeosporioides species complex. Studies in Mycology 73: 115–180.
doi:10.3114/sim0011  

J.R. Chapman, R.K. Taylor, B.S. Weir, M.K. Romberg, J.L. Vanneste, J. Luck and B.J.R. Alexander (2012). Phylogenetic relationships among global populations of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae. Phytopathology 102: 1034–1044.
doi:10.1094/PHYTO-03-12-0064-R  

Damm, U., Cannon, P.F., Woudenberg, J.H.C., Johnston, P.R., Weir, B.S., Tan, Y. P., Shivas, R.G., and P.W. Crous (2012) The Colletotrichum boninense species complex. Studies in Mycology, 73: 1–36.
doi:10.3114/sim0002  

Weir, B.S. and P.R. Johnston (2010) Characterisation and neotypification of Gloeosporium kaki Hori as Colletotrichum horii nom. nov. Mycotaxon 111: 209–219.
doi:10.5248/111.209  

Cai, L., Hyde, K.D., Taylor, P.W.J., Weir, B.S., Waller, J., Abang, M.M., Zhang, J.Z., Yang, Y.L., Phoulivong, S., Liu, Z.Y., Prihastuti, H., Shivas, R.G., McKenzie, E.H.C. and P.R. Johnston (2009) A polyphasic approach for studying Colletotrichum. Fungal Diversity 39: 183–204.
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Hyde, K.D., Cai, L., Cannon, P.F., Crouch, J.A., Crous, P.W., Damm, U., Goodwin, P.H., Chen, H., Johnston, P.R., Jones, E.B.G.,, Liu, Z.Y., McKenzie, E.H.C., Moriwaki, J., Noireung, P., Pennycook, S.R., Pfenning, L.H., Prihastuti, H., Sato, T., Shivas, R.G., Tan, Y.P., Taylor, P.W.J., Weir, B.S., Yang, Y.L. and J.Z. Zhang (2009) Colletotrichum — names in current use. Fungal Diversity 39: 147–182.
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Lia W. Liefting, Bevan S. Weir, Shaun R. Pennycook and Gerard R. G. Clover (2009) "Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum", associated with plants in the family Solanaceae. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 59: 2274–2276. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.007377-0  

Graham A.B., Johnston P.R., and B.S. Weir (2009) Three new Phaeoacremonium species on grapevines in New Zealand. Australasian Plant Pathology. 38(5): 505–513.
doi:10.1071/AP09035  

Harman H.M, Weir B.S, Well, S.J, and R.L.J. Howitt (2009) Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci from Lochmaea suturalis, the heather beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a pest in Europe and a biocontrol agent in New Zealand. Molecular Ecology Resources. 9(2): 594–596.
doi:10.1111/j.1755-0998.2008.02448.x  

Lia W. Liefting, Paul W. Sutherland, Lisa I. Ward, Kerry L. Paice, Bevan S. Weir, and Gerard R. G. Clover (2009) A New 'Candidatus Liberibacter' Species Associated with Diseases of Solanaceous Crops. Plant Disease. 93(3): 208–214.
doi:10.1094/PDIS-93-3-0208  

Weir B.S., Turner S.J., Silvester W.B., Park D.-C., and J.M. Young (2004) Unexpectedly Diverse Mesorhizobium Strains and Rhizobium leguminosarum Nodulate Native Legume Genera of New Zealand, while Introduced Legume Weeds Are Nodulated by Bradyrhizobium Species. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 70(10): 5980–5987.
doi:10.1128/AEM.70.10.5980-5987.2004  

Young J.M., Park D.-C., Weir B.S. (2004) Diversity of 16S rDNA sequences of Rhizobium spp. implications for species determinations. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 238(1):125–31.
doi:10.1111/j.1574-6968.2004.tb09746.x  

 

Books & Chapters

Taylor, R.K., Chapman, J.R., Romberg, M.K., Weir, B.S., Vanneste, J.L., Everett, K.R., Ward, L.I., Liefting, L.W., Lebas, B.S.M., Alexander, B.J.R. (2014) Diagnostic Challenges for the Detection of Emerging Pathogens: A Case Study Involving the Incursion of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae in New Zealand. pg 71-86. In Detection and Diagnostics of Plant Pathogens, Plant Pathology in the 21st Century. Ed. Gullino, M.L. Bonants, P.J.M. Springer Netherlands
doi:10.1007/978-94-017-9020-8_5  

 

Trade Journals / Reports / Other Articles

Conrad L Schoch et al. (2014). Finding needles in haystacks: linking scientific names, reference specimens and molecular data for Fungi. Database (Oxford).2014: bau061.
doi:10.1093/database/bau061  

Weir B.S. and Park, D. (2012). Genomic analysis of a fish-associated bacterium. Landcare Research Contract Report LC876.

Schoch CL, Seifert KA, Huhndorf S, Robert V, Spouge JL, Levesque CA, Chen W, Bergeron MJ, Hamelin RC, Vialle A, and Fungal Barcoding Consortium (2012) Nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region as a universal DNA barcode marker for Fungi. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS). 109: 6241–6246.
10.1073/pnas.1117018109  

David L. Hawksworth, Pedro W. Crous, Scott A. Redhead, Don R. Reynolds, Robert A. Samson, Keith A. Seifert, John W. Taylor, Michael J. Wingfield et al. (2011) The Amsterdam Declaration on Fungal Nomenclature. IMA Fungus, Volume 2 No 1: 105–112
10.5598/imafungus.2011.02.01.14  

Damm U, Barroncelli R, Cai L, Kubo Y, O'Connell R, Weir B, Yoshino K and Cannon PF. (2010) Colletotrichum: species, ecology and interactions. IMA Fungus, Volume 1 No.2: 161–165.
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Weir, B.S. and Graham, A.B. (2008) Development of an advanced PCR technique to detect grapevine trunk diseases. The Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker, 532: 27–29.
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PhD Thesis

Weir, B. S. (2006) Systematics, Specificity, and Ecology of New Zealand Rhizobia. PhD Thesis. School of Biological Sciences, The University of Auckland.
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Conference Presentations

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Weir B.S. (2014) International Subcomission on Colletotrichum Taxonomy, Presentation for IMC10 Nomenclatural Sessions. 10th International Mycological Congress, 3­-8 August 2014, Bangkok, Thailand. http://www.rhizobia.co.nz/downloads/Colletotrichum_ISCT_IMC10_Nomenclatural_Sessions.pdf

Weir B.S. (2014) Using Landcare Research’s collections to find answers to PSA on kiwifruit. Biosecurity Bonanza, 19th May 2014, Auckland

Vanneste J, Yu J, Taylor R, Cornish D, Weir B 2013. [Abstract] Biological and molecular characteristics and geographic spread of the different biovars of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae. Proceedings: 19th Australasian Plant Pathology Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 25-28 November 2013. http://www.apps2013.co.nz/file/APPS2013-full-programme-final.pdf

Weir BS, Johnston PR 2013. [Abstract] Recent changes in Colletotrichum taxonomy. Proceedings: 19th Australasian Plant Pathology Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 25-28 November 2013. http://www.apps2013.co.nz/file/APPS2013-full-programme-final.pdf

Weir, B.S. (2013) Culture Collections supporting Plant Biosecurity. 13th International Conference on Culture Collections (ICCC13)
BRCs in the era of microbial genomics and diversity driven innovation of biotechnology. Beijing, China. 23-27 September 2013

Weir, B.S. (2013) Pathogens don't carry passports - taxonomic aspects of the Psa story. Landcare Research Link Seminar, Wellington, 28 May 2013. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/about/news/events/link-seminars

Weir, B.S. (2013) "Barcoding plant pathogens"  Connecting Biodiversity Collections in the Pacific: Digitization through DNA Barcoding and Informatics, 12th Pacific Science Association Inter-Congress, Suva, Fiji 8-12 July 2013.

Weir BS, Paderes E, Anand N, Pennycook SR, Bellgard SE 2013. [Abstract] A species concept for Phytophthora “taxon Agathis” (PTA) - causal agent of root and collar rot of Agathis australis in New Zealand. Proceedings: 27th New Zealand Fungal Foray and 12th Mycology Colloquium, Matawai, N.Z., 15 May 2013. http://www.funnz.org.nz/sites/default/files/forays/colloquium-2013.pdf

Padamsee, M, Bellgard, S, Dickie, I, Park, D, and Weir, B. 2012. A metagenomic study of fungi in kauri forests and the impact of kauri dieback. New Zealand Ecological Society Conference 2012.

Weir BS, Paderes E, Park D, Anand N, Than DJ and Bellgard SE (2012) A species concept for  Phytophthora "taxon Agathis" - causal agent of kauri dieback in New Zealand. The Sixth Meeting of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations. IUFRO Working Party 7-02-09. Phytophthora in Forests and Natural Ecosystems. Córdoba (Spain) 9th - 14th September 2012

Weir, B.S. (2012) Colletotrichum / Glomerella in the new era of fungal nomenclature. SKLM/MSC symposium: New era of fungal nomenclature. August 9–10 2012, Beijing, China.

Padamsee M, Bellgard S, Dickie I,  Fraser S,  Park D,  Stevenson B,  Weir B (2012). Stuff in Duff: a metagenomic study of fungi in kauri forests. 80th Meeting of the Mycological Society of America. Yale University, New Haven, CT. 15–18 July 2012. Inoculum 63(3) pg. 37

Weir B.S., Johnston PR (2011). Towards a secondary fungal barcode for Colletotrichum [Sordariomycetes, Ascomycota]. 4th international barcode of life conference, Adelaide, December 2011.

Weir, B.S. (2011) Next Generation Sequencing for Biosecurity. Quads Science Collaboration Work Group Annual Meeting, Auckland, 11–12 February 2011.

Weir, B.S. (2011) Preliminary genomic characterisation of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae Workshop on Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae population characterisation. 7 December 2010.

Weir, B.S. and P.R. Johnston (2010). Defining Genetic Species Limits in ColletotrichumInternational Mycology Congress (IMC9). 1-6 August. Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. [Poster [P1.111]].

Weir, B.S. and P.R. Johnston. (2010) Defining Genetic Species Limits in Colletotrichum. Joint Australasian Mycological Society and The Australian Society for Microbiology Conference 2010. 4–6 July 2010, Sydney, Australia.

Weir, B.S. (2010) Origins of New Zealand's Rhizobia. Fungal Network of New Zealand 24th New Zealand Fungal Foray & Colloquium Glentui, Oxford, New Zealand. 5th May 2010

Bevan Weir, Sarah Dodd, Jackie Aislabie, Bryan Stevenson, Ian Dickie. (2010) Landcare Research - Microbial Ecology. The Microbial Ecology Consortium — A special interest group of the NZ Microbiological Society. Auckland Universty, Feb 12

Catherine K C Tang, Wee Ki Koh, Ralph A Bungard, Alex V Jones, James Morton, Bevan Weir, Stephen P Cummings, Janet Sprent, Euan K James and Mitchell Andrews. (2009) 16S rRNA characterisation of bacterial isolates from Carmichaelia australis and C. corrugata, New Zealand native legumes and assessment of their ability to produce functional nodules on five Carmichaelia species. Aspects of Applied Biology 98, Positive plant microbial interactions in relation to plant performance and ecosystem function, pp. 203–206

Weir, B.S. and P.R. Johnston. (2009) Defining and delimiting genetic species in Colletotrichum. Auckland Fungal Biology Network Meeting. December 1 2009, Auckland, New Zealand

Weir, B.S. and P.R. Johnston. (2009) Defining and delimiting genetic species in Colletotrichum. Asian Mycologyical Congress 2009. November 15–19 2009, Taichung Taiwan. pg O-128

P.R. Johnston, Beever R.E., Park D.-C., Weir B.S. (2009) Accumulating and managing DNA sequence data for New Zealand's fungi. Joint New Zealand Mycological Colloquium and Australasian Mycological Society Conference, 13 May 2009, Waikanae, New Zealand.

Weir, B.S. and P.R. Johnston (2009) Determining Genetic Species in Colletotrichum. Joint New Zealand Mycological Colloquium and Australasian Mycological Society Conference, 13 May 2009, Waikanae, New Zealand.

Weir, B.S. and Graham A.B. (2009) Simultaneous identification of multiple fungal pathogens and endophytes with database t-RFLP. PHYTOPATHOLOGIA MEDITERRANEA. 48(1) Sp. Iss. SI: 163–164. [Poster]

Liefting, L., Sutherland, P.W., Ward, L.I., Weir, B.S., Kumarasinghe, L., Quinn, B.D., and Clover, G.R.G (2008). "Identification of a new Liberibacter species associated with diseases of solanaceous plants." International Research Conference on Huanglongbing. Orlando, Florida, December 1–5, 2008 [Poster 5.17]

Liefting, L.W., Weir B.S., Ward L.I., Paice, K.L., Sutherland P.W., Clover G.R.G. (2008) "A new Candidatus Liberibacter species associated with Solanaceous plants." 9th International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP 2008). August 24–29 2008, Torino, Italy. [Talk as a PDF]

Weir B.S., Graham, A.B. (2008) "t-RFLP used to identify vascular pathogens in grapevines after hot water treatment." 9th International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP 2008). August 24–29 2008, Torino, Italy. [Poster 19.40]

Weir B.S., Graham, A.B. (2007) Joint NZMS–NZSBMB Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 27–30 November 2007. "t-RFLP for identification of grapevine fungal pathogens and analysis of endophyte population changes after Hot Water Treatment" [Talk]

Weir B.S., Graham, A.B. (2007) 16th Biennial Australasian Plant Pathology Society Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 24–27 September 2007. "First report of a new Phaeoacremonium species associated with black streaking symptoms in grapevine in New Zealand" [Talk]

Graham, A.B., Weir B.S. (2007) 16th Biennial Australasian Plant Pathology Society Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 24–27 September 2007. "Repopulation of grapevine woody tissue with fungi after hot water treatment" [Talk]

Harman, H.M., Weir, B.S., Fowler, S.V. (2006) New Zealand Plant Protection Society. Blenheim, 8–10 August 2006 "Impact of Rearing Method on Genetic Variation in a Biological Control Agent, Heather Beetle" New Zealand Plant Protection 59 pg. 362 [Poster as a PDF]

Weir B.S. (2006) Centre for Biodiversity and Biosecurity Seminar, Auckland, New Zealand; 16 May 2006. "Origins of rhizobia in New Zealand" [Talk as a PDF]

Weir B.S., Turner S.J., Silvester W.B., Park D.-C., Young J.M. (2005) 14th Australian Nitrogen Fixation Conference, Katoomba, Australia; 21–25th November 2005. "Identification and specificity of rhizobia nodulating the native and introduced legumes of New Zealand" [Talk as a PDF]

Weir B.S., Turner S.J., Silvester W.B., Park D.-C., Young J.M. (2004) New Zealand Microbiology Society (NZMS) 2004 annual conference, Palmerston North, New Zealand; 17–19th November 2004. "The diversity of Rhizobia nodulating woody legumes in New Zealand" [Talk]

Weir B.S., Turner S.J., Silvester W.B., Park D.-C., Young J.M. (2004) 14th International Congress on Nitrogen Fixation, Beijing, China; October 27 – November 1, 2004. "Rhizobial diversity of New Zealand legumes" [Poster as a PDF]

Young J.M., Park D.-C., Weir B.S. (2004) 14th International Congress on Nitrogen Fixation, Beijing, China; October 27 – November 1, 2004. "Diversity of 16S rDNA sequences of Rhizobium spp. Implications for species determinations" [Poster as a PDF]

Weir B.S., Turner S.J., Silvester W.B., Park D.-C., Young J.M. (2004) 10th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME), Cancun, Mexico; August 22–27, 2004. "Rhizobial diversity of New Zealand legumes" [Poster as a PDF] and [Talk]

Weir B.S. (2004) Weed Ecology Workshop, Auckland, February 23, 2004. "Do symbiotic root bacteria affect legume weed invasion?" [Talk]

Weir B.S. Turner S.J., Silvester W.B., Park D.-C., Young J.M. (2003) New Zealand Microbiological Society (NZMS) and Australian Society for Microbiology Joint Conference, Auckland, New Zealand; 29 August – 3 September 2003. "Rhizobia associated with New Zealand Legume Flora" [Poster]