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  • Bae, H.; Sicher, R.C.; Kim, M.S.; Kim, S-H. Strem, M.D.; Melnick, R.L.; Bailey, B.A. The beneficial endophyte Trichoderma hamatum isolate DIS 219b promotes growth and delays the onset of the drought response in Theobroma cacao. Journal of Experimental Botany, vol. 60, p. 3279-3295, 2009

  • Macagnan, D.; Romeiro, R. da S.; Pomella, A. W. V. Inhibition of Crinipellis perniciosa basidiospore germination by volatile compounds produced by five actinomycetes phyloplane residents of cocoa. In Portuguese. Inibicao da germinacao de basidiosporos de Crinipellis perniciosa por compostos volateis produzidos por cinco actinomicetos residentes de filoplano de cacaueiro. Summa Phytopathologica, vol. 35, p. 140-142, 2009

  • Kelly, P.L.; Reeder, R.; Rhodes, S.; Edwards, N. First confirmed report of witches’ broom caused by Moniliophthora perniciosa on cacao, Theobroma cacao, in Saint Lucia. Plant Pathology, vol. 58, p. 798, 2009

  • Bisbal, F.; Gil, J.V.; Ramon, D.; Martinez-Culebras, P. ITS-RFLP characterization of black Aspergillus isolates responsible for ochratoxin A contamination in cocoa beans. Zeitschrift fur Lebensmittel-Untersuchung und -Forschung. European food research and technology, vol. 229, p. 751-755, 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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