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Research Documents: Diseases and Pests

  • Queiroz, V.T.; Guimaraes, C.T.; Anhert, D.; Schuster, I.; Daher, R.T.; Pereira, M.G.; Miranda, V.R.M.; Loguercio, L.L.; Barros, E.G.; Moreira, M.A. Identification of a major QTL in cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) associated with resistance to witches’ broom disease. Plant Breeding 122: 268-272, 2003.

  • Ploetz R. C.; Schnell R. J.;Ying, Z.; Zheng, Q,; Olano, C.T.; Motamayor, J.C.; Johnson, E.S.Analysis of molecular diversity in Crinipellis perniciosa with AFLP markers. European J. Plant Pathol. Vol. 111, p.317-326, 2005.

  • Peabody, E. Fungal threats to cocoa share an ancient history. Agricultural Research vol. 53, p. 17. 2005. For other USDA Research articles:

  • Thevenin, J. -M.; Umaharan, R.; Surujdeo-Maharaj; Latchman, B.; Cilas, C.; Butler, D.R. Relationships between black pod and witches’ broom in Theobroma cacao. Phytopathology 95:1301-1307. 2005. Resistance of cacao in the field

  • Finkelman, S.; Navarro, S.; Rindner, M.; Dias, R.Effect of low pressure on the survival of Trogoderma granarium Everts, Lasioderma serricorne (F.) and Oryzaephilus surinamensis (L.) at 30 Degrees C. Agr Res Org, Dept Food Sci, Volcani Ctr, POB 6, IL-50250 Bet Dagan, Israel Israel. Journal of Stored Products Research, vol. 42. p. 23-30. Cocoa storage pest insect

  • Peabody, E. The Matrix-Plant and Fungal. Agricultural Research, vol. 54, p. 16-17, 2006.

  • Faleiro, F.G.; Queiroz, V.T.; Lopes, U.V.; Guimaraes, C.T.; Pires, J.L; Yamada, M.M.; Araujo, I.S.; Pereira, M.G.; Schnell, R.; Souza Filho, G.A. de . Broom (Crinipellis Perniciosa) Resistance inCacao (Theobroma Cacao L.). Euphytica, vol. 149, no. 1-2, p. 227-235, 2006.

  • Widmer, T.L.; Laurent, N. Plant extracts containing caffeic acid and rosmarinic acid inhibit qoospore germination of Phytophthora spp. pathogenic to Theobroma cacao. European J. Plant Pathology, vol. 115, p. 377-388, 2006

  • Posada, F.; Vega, F.E . Establishment of the fungal entomopathogen Beauveria bassiana (Ascomycota: Hypocreales) as an endophyte in cocoa seedlings (Theobroma cacao). Mycologia, vol. 97, p. 1195-1200.

  • 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.

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