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  • Surujdeo-Maharaj, S.; Umaharan, P.; Butler, D.R. Assessment of resistance to witches’-broom disease in clonal and segregating populations of Theobroma cacao . Plant Disease Vol. 88, no. 8, 2004 p. 797-803.

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  • Borrone, J.W.; Kuhn, D.N.; Schnell, R.J. Isolation, characterization, and development of WRKY genes as useful genetic markers in Theobroma cacao . Theor. Appl. Genet. Vol. 109, no. 3, Aug 2004 p. 495-507.

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  • Santoso, D.; Chaidamsari, T.; Wiryadiputra, S.; de Maagd, R.A. Activity of Bacillus thuringiensis toxins against cocoa pod borer larvae. Pest Management Vol. 60, no. 8, Aug 2004 p. 733-736Keywords: Bacillus thuringiensis toxins; Conopomorpha cramerella; cocoa pod borer.

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  • Bateman, R. The use of narrow-angle cone nozzles to spray cocoa pods and other slender biological targets . Crop Protection. 2004 Oct., vol. 23, issue 10, p. 989-999.

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  • Baker, C. J., Harrington, T.C., Krauss, U., Alfenas, A.C. Genetic variability and host specialization in the Latin American clade of Ceratocystis fimbirata . Phytopathology, Vol. 93, 2003. p. 1274-1284.

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  • Cervantes-Martinez, C.; Brown, J.S. A haplotype-based method for QTL mapping of F-1 populations in outbred plant species. Crop Science. Vol. 44, no. 5, Sep-Oct 2004 p. 1572-1583. Note: Currently using this scheme with cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) crosses, using selected clones resistant to specific diseases to widen the genetic base of disease resistance. 211KB.

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  • Maximova, S., Miller, C., Antunez de Mayolo, G., Pishak, S., Young, A., Guiltinan, M.J. Stable transformation of Theobroma cacao L. and influence of matrix attachment regions on GFP expression . Plant Cell Reports Vol. 21, No. 9 June 2003. 527KB.

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  • Maximova, S., Miller, C., Antunez de Mayolo, G., Pishak, S., Young, A., Guiltinan, M.J. Stable transformation of Theobroma cacao L. and influence of matrix attachment regions on GFP expression . Plant Cell Reports Vol. 21, No. 9 June 2003. 527KB.

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  • Verica, J.; Maximova, S.N.; Strem, M.D. ; Carlson, J.; Bailey, B.A.; Guiltinan, M.J. Isolation of ESTs from cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) leaves treated with inducers of the defense response. Plant Cell Reports 23: 404-413, 2004.

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  • Finkelman, S.; Navarro, S.; Rindner, M.; Dias, R.; Azrieli, A.Effect of low pressures on the survival of three cocoa pests at 30 degrees C. Volcani Ctr., Dept Stored Prod, Agr Res Org, POB 6, IL-50250, Bet Dagan, Israel. Journal of Stored Products Research. Vol. 40(no. 5).Pages 499-506. 2004. Three species of insects were used, all being major pests of cocoa beans in producer countries: Ephestia cautella (Walker), Plodia interpunctella (Hubner) and Tribolium castaneum (Herbst).

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