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Research Documents: Diseases and Pests

  • N’Guessan, K. F.; N’Goran, J. A. K.; Eskes, A. B. Resistance of cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) to Sahlbergella singularis (Hemiptera: Miridae): investigation of antixenosis, antibiosis and tolerance. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science, vol.28, p.201-210, 2008

  • Hallenberg, N.; Ryberg, M.; Nilsson, R. H.; Wood, A. R.; Wu, S.H. Pseudolagarobasidium (Basidiomycota): on the reinstatement of a genus of parasitic, saprophytic, and endophytic resupinate fungi. Botany, vol. 86, p.1319-1325, 2008

  • Pungartnik, C.; Melo, S.C.O.; Basso, T. S.; Macena, W.G.; Cascardo, J.C.M.; Brendel, M. Reactive oxygen species and autophagy play a role in survival and differentiation of the phytopathogen Moniliophthora perniciosa. Fungal Genetics and Biology, vol. 46, p.461-472, 2009

  • Lima, J.O.; Pereira, J.F.; Rincones, J.; Barau, J.G. Araujo, E.F.; Pereira, G.A.G.; Queiroz, M.V. The glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase gene of Moniliophthora perniciosa, the causal agent of witches’ broom disease of Theobroma cacao. Genetics and Molecular Biology, vol. 32, p. 362-366, 2009

  • Hanada, R. E.; Pomella, A.W.V.; Soberanis, W.; Loguercio, L.L.; Pereira, J.O. Biocontrol potential of Trichoderma martiale against the black-pod disease (Phytophthora palmivora) of cacao. Biological Control : Theory and Application in Pest Management, vol. 50, p.143-149, 2009

  • Anikwe, J. C.; Asogwa, E. U.; Ndubuaku, T. C. N.; Okelana, F. A. Evaluation of the toxicity of Actara 25 WG for the control of the cocoa mirid Sahlbergella singularis Hagl. (Hemiptera: Miridae) in Nigeria. African Journal of Biotechnology, vol. 8, p.1528-1535, 2009

  • Bastos, C. N. Method for preservation of viability and antagonic activity of Trichoderma stromaticum, biocontrol agent of witches broom disease of Cocoa. In Portuguese. Metodo para preservacao da viabilidade e atividade antagonica de trichoderma stromaticum, agente de biocontrole da vassoura-de-bruxa do cacaueiro. Summa Phytopathologica, vol. 34, p. 265-266, 2008

  • 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

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