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Research Documents: Diseases and Pests

  • Kilaru, Aruna; Hasenstein, K.H. Development and pathogenicity of the fungus Crinipellis perniciosa on interaction with cacao leaves. Phytopathology vol. 95, no. 1, p101-107, 2005.

  • J. L. Pereira, L. C. C. de Almeida and S. M. Santos. Witches’ broom disease of cocoa in Bahia: attempts at eradication and containment. Crop Protection. Vol. 15, No. 8, pp743-752. (1.4 mb),

  • Scarpari, L.M.; Meinhardt, L.W.; Mazzafera , P.; Pomella, A.W.V.; Schiavinato, M.A.; Cascardo, J.C.M.; Pereira, G.A.G. Biochemical changes during the development of witches’ broom: the most important disease of cocoa in Brazil caused by Crinipellis perniciosa. J. Exp. Botany 56: 865 – 877. 2005.

  • Iwaro; A.D.; Butler, D.R.; Eskes, A. B ; Sources of resistance to Phytophthora pod rot at the International Cocoa Genebank, Trinidad. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, Vol. 53, p. 99-109.2006. Resistance to black pod.

  • Meinhardt, L.W.; Bellato, C. de M.; Rincones, J.; Azevedo, R.A.; Cascardo, J.C.M.; Pereira, G.A.C. In vitro production of biotrophic-like cultures of Crinipellis perniciosa, the causal agent of witches’ broom disease of Theobroma cacao. 2006. Current Microbiology, vol. 52, pp. 191-196.

  • Tondje, P.R.; Hebbar, K.P.; Samuels, G.; Bowers, J.H.; Weise, S.; Nyemb, E.’ Begonde, d.; Foko, J.; Fontem, D. Bioassay of Geniculosporium species for Phytophthora megakarya biological control on cacao pod husk pieces. African J. Biotechnology. Vol. 5, p. 648-652, 2006.

  • Pereira, A. R.; Cabezas, J. A. A new method for the preparation of 1,5-diynes. Synthesis of (4 E ,6 Z ,10 Z )-4,6,10-hexadecatrien-1-ol, the pheromone component of the cocoa pod borer moth Conopomorpha cramerella. Journal of Organic Chemistry. Vol. 70 (7), 2594-2597. 2005.

  • Cilas, C; Muller, E.; Mississo, E. Occurrence of Cacao swollen shoot virus in Litimé, the Main Cocoa-Producing Area of Togo. Plant Disease Vol. 89, p. 913. 2005.

  • Johnston, J.J.Evaluation of cocoa- and coffee-derived methylxanthines as toxicants for the control of pest coyote. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry. Vol. 53, p. 4069-4075. 2005.

  • Olsson, P.O.C.; Anderbrant, O.; Lofstedt, C . Flight and oviposition behavior of Ephestia cautella and Plodia interpunctella in response to odors of different chocolate products. Journal of Insect Behavior, Vol. 18, p. 363-380, 2005.

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