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Research Documents: Diseases and Pests

  • Asogwa, E. U.; Dongo, L. N. Problems associated with pesticide usage and application in Nigerian cocoa production: a review. African Journal of Agricultural Research, vol. 4, p. 675-683, 2009

  • Souza, C.S., Oliveira, B.M., Costa, G.G.L., Schriefer, A., Selbach-Schnadelbach, A., Uetanabaro, A.P.T., Pirovani, C.P., Pereira, G.A.G., Taranto, A.G., Cascardo, J.C.D.M., Góes-Neto, A. Identification and characterization of a class III chitin synthase gene of Moniliophthora perniciosa, the fungus that causes witches’ broom disease of cacao. Journal of Microbiology, vol. 47 (4), p. 431-440, 2009

  • Phillips, W., Castillo, J., Arciniegaas, A., Mata, A., Sanchez, A., Leandro, M., Astorga, C., Motamajor, J., Guyton, B., Seguine, E., Schnell, R. Overcoming the main limiting factors of cacao production in Central America through the use of improved clones developed at CATIE. COPAL Meeting, Bali, Indonesia, 2009

  • Marelli, J.-P., Maximova, S.N., Gramacho, K.P., Kang Seogchan, K., Guiltinan, M.J. Infection biology of Moniliophthora perniciosa on Theobroma cacao and alternate solanaceous hosts. Tropical Plant Biology, vol. 2, p. 149-160, 2009

  • de Albuquerque, P.S.B., Silva, S.D.V.M., Luz, E.D.M.N., Pires, J.L., Vieira, A.M.C., Demétrio, C.G.B., Pascholatti, S.F., Figueira, A. Novel sources of witches’ broom resistance (causal agent Moniliophthora perniciosa) from natural populations of Theobroma cacao from the Brazilian Amazon. Euphytica, p. 1-14, 2009. DOI 10.1007/s10681-009-0068-4

  • Bailey, B.A., Strem, M.D., Wood, D. Trichoderma species form endophytic associations within Theobroma cacao trichomes. Mycological Research, vol. 113, p. 1365-1376, 2009

  • Tiburcio, R.A.; Costa, G.G.L.;Carazzolle, M.F.; Mondego, J.M.C.; Schuster, S.C.; Carlson, J.E.; Guiltinan, M.J.; Bailey, B.A.; Mieczkowski, P.; Meinhardt, L.W.; , Pereira, G.A.G. Genes Acquired by Horizontal Transfer Are Potentially Involved in the Evolution of Phytopathogenicity in Moniliophthora perniciosa and Moniliophthora roreri, Two of the Major Pathogens of Cacao. J. of Molecular Evolution, DOI: 10.1007/s00239-009-9311-9, 2009

  • Pérez-De La Cruz, M.; Equihua-Martínez, A.; Romero-Nápoles, J.; Sánchez-Soto, S.; García-López, E.; Bravo-Mojica, H. Scolitids (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) associated to the cocoa agroecosystem in Tabasco, Mexico [Escolítidos (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) asociados al agroecosistema cacao en Tabasco, México]. In Spanish. Neotropical Entomology, vol.38 (5), p. 602-609, 2009

  • Mpika, J., Kébé, I.B., Issali, A.E., N’Guessan, F.K., Druzhinina, S., Komon-Zélazowska, M., Kubicek, C.P., Aké, S. Antagonist potential of Trichoderma indigenous isolates for biological control of Phytophthora palmivora the causative agent of black pod disease on cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) in Côte d’Ivoire. African Journal of Biotechnology, 8 (20), pp. 5280-5293, 2009

  • El-Salamouny, S., Ranwala, D., Shapiro, M., Shepard, B.M., Farrar Jr., R.R. Tea, coffee, and cocoa as ultraviolet radiation protectants for the beet army worm nucleopolyhedrovirus. Journal of Economic Entomology, 102 (5), pp. 1767-1773, 2009

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