Sirmip Staff - mndludlu

Dludlu M.N.

BSc. (UNISWA), BSc. Honours (UCT), MSc. (UCT) 

Private Bag 4 Kwaluseni, Swaziland, M201

Tel: (+268) 518 4011 Ext. 2556

Fax: (+268) 518 5276 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research interests evolve around Plant Sytematics; with a focus on taxonomy, molecular phylogenetics, macro-evolution, ethnobotany and conservation of plant genetic resources.

RESEARCH ARTICLES AND CONFERENCE PAPERS

Dludlu, M.N.(2010). Systematic studies on the southern African Psoraleoid legumes. MSc. Dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Science, University of Cape Town.

Dludlu, M.N., Muasya, A.M., Chimphango, S.B.M. & Stirton, C.H. (2009). On the evolution of leaflessness and morphometric studies of the Psoralea aphylla L. complex (Fabaceae). South African Journal of Botany, 75(2): 399-400.

Stirton, C.H., Dludlu, M.N. & Muasya, A.M. (2009).A phylogenetic and ecological assessment of the usefulness of seedlings in a study of the evolution of the genera Psoralea and Otholobium (Fabaceae).South African Journal of Botany, 75(2): 421.

Chimphango, S.B.M., Duckworth, G., Power, S.C., Dludlu, M.N., Maistry, P.M., Cramer, M.D., Muasya A.M. & Stirton C.H. (2009). Do edaphic factors influence the biogeography of legumes species in the Cape Floristic Region of South Africa? South African Journal of Botany, 75(2): 395.

Reynders, M., Muasya, A.M., Larridon, I., Dludlu, M.N.,Huygh, W., Vrijdaghs, A., Simpson, D.A. & P. Goetghebeur. (2008).Cypereae revisited – evidence from morphology and DNA data. In: Monocots IV, August 11-15, 2008, Abstracts: 51. University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Dludlu, M.N. (2007).Cyperaceae tribe Cypereae: Phylogenetic relationships and the evolution of key diagnostic characters. BSc. (Hons.) Dissertation submitted to the Department of Botany, University of Cape Town.

Dludlu, M.N. (2007).Starch reserves along a precipitation gradient in savanna trees. BSc. (Hons.) Dissertation submitted to the Department of Botany, University of Cape Town.

Dludlu, M.N. (2005).Analysis of genetic diversity on ten Bambara groundnut (Vignasubterranea) L. (Verde) landraces in Swaziland. BSc. Dissertation submitted to the Department of Biological Sciences, Universityof Swaziland.