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  • Francis, A.W., Kairo, M.T.K., Roda, A.L., Liburd, O.E., Polar, P. The passionvine mealybug, Planococcus minor (Maskell) (Hemiptera:Pseudococcidae), and its natural enemies in the cocoa agroecosystem in Trinidad. Biological Control, vol. 60, p. 290-296.

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  • Medeiros, F.H.V., Pomella, A.W.V., de Souza, J.T., Niella, G.R., Valle, R., Bateman, R.P., Fravel, D., Vinyard, B., Hebbar, P.K. A novel, integrated method for management of witches’ broom disease in Cacao in Bahia, Brazil. Crop Protection, vol. 29, p. 704-711, 2010.

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  • Lopes, M.A., Hora, B.T., Jr., Dias, C.V., Santos, G.C., Gramacho, K.P., Cascardo, J.C.M., Gesteira, A.S., Micheli, F. Expression analysis of transcription factors from the interaction between cacao and Moniliophthora perniciosa (Tricholomataceae). Genetics and Molecular Research, 9 (3), pp. 1279-1297, 2010.

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  • Rojas, E.I., Rehner, S.A., Samuels, G.J., Van Bael, S.A., Herre, E. A., Cannon, P., Chen, R., Pang, J., Wang, R., Zhang, Y., Peng, Y-Q., Sha, T. Colletotrichum gloeosporioides s.l. associated with Theobroma cacao and other plants in Panama : multilocus phylogenies distinguish host-associated pathogens from asymptomatic endophytes. Mycologia 102, p. 1318-1338, 2010.

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  • Bisseleua, D.H.B., Yede, Vidal, S. Dispersion models and sampling of cacao mirid bug Sahlbergella singularis (Hemiptera:Miridae) on Theobroma cacao in southern Cameroon. Environmental Entomology, vol. 40, p. 111-119, 2011.

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  • Rosmana, A., Shepard, M., Hebbar, P., Mustari, A. Control of cocoa pod borer and Phytophthora pod rot using degradable plastic pod sleeves and a nematode, Steinernema carpocapsae. Indonesian Journal of Agricultural Science, vol. 11, p. 41-47, 2010.

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  • Posada F.J., Virdiana, I., Navies, M., Pava-Ripoll, M., Hebbar, P. 2011. Sexual dimorphism of pupae and adults of the cocoa pod borer, Conopomorpha cramerella. Journal of Insect Science, vol.11:52 available online: insectscience.org/11.52

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  • Melnick, R. L., C. Suárez, B. A. Bailey, and P. A. Backman. Isolation of endophytic endospore-forming bacteria from Theobroma cacao as potential biological control agents of cacao diseases. Biological Control 57:236-245.

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  • Lana, T.G., Azevedo, J.L., Pomella, A.W., Monteiro, R.T., Silva, C.B,, Araújo, W.L. Endophytic and pathogenic isolates of the cacao fungal pathogen Moniliophthora perniciosa (Tricholomataceae) are indistinguishable based on genetic and physiological analysis. Genet. Mol. Res., vol.10, p. 326-34, 2011.

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  • Mota, S.G.R., Barros, T.F., Castilho, M.S. In vitro screening and chemometrics analysis on a series of azole derivatives with fungicide activity against Moniliophthora perniciosa. J. Braz. Chem. Soc. vol.21, 2010doi: 10.1590/S0103-50532010000300017

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