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  • Meinhardt, L.W.; Bellato, C. de M.; Rincones, J.; Azevedo, R.A.; Cascardo, J.C.M.; Pereira, G.A.C. In vitro production of biotrophic-like cultures of Crinipellis perniciosa, the causal agent of witches’ broom disease of Theobroma cacao. 2006. Current Microbiology, vol. 52, pp. 191-196.

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  • Samuels, G.J.; Suarez, C.; Solis, K.; Holmes, K.A.; Thomas, S.E.; Ismaiel, A.; Evans, H.C. Trichoderma theobromicola and T. paucisporum: two new species isolated from cacao in South America. Mycological Research, vol. 110, p. 381-392.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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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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  • Bateman, R.P. Spray application to cocoa pods and other small targets using cone nozzles. Aspects of Applied Biology 77:79-84.

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  • Tahi, G.M.; Kebe, B.I.; N’Goran, J.A.K.; Sangare, A.; Mondeil, F.; Cilas, C.; Eskes, A.B. Expected selection efficiency for resistance to cacao pod rot (Phytophthora palmivora) comparing leaf disc inoculation with field observation. Euphytica 149:35-44, 2006

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  • Sanogo, S.; Pomella, A.; Hebbar, P.K.; Bailey, B.A.; Costa, J.C.B.; Samuels, G.; Lumsden, R.D. Production and germination of conidia of Trichoderma stromaticum, a mycoparasite of Crinipellis perniciosa on cacao. Phytopathology, vol. 92, p. 1032-1037, 2002.

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  • Phillips-Mora, W.; Ortiz, C.F.; Aime, M.C. Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Educación Center, P.O. Box 7170 CATIE, Turrialba, Costa Rica; Colegio de Posgraduados, Campus Tabasco, P. O. Box 24, H. Cárdenas, Tab. México; USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Systematic Botany and Mycology Lab, 10300 Baltimore Ave., Beltsville, MD 20705, USA. Fifty years of Frosty Pod Rot in Central America: Chronology of its spread and impact from Panama to Mexico. Unpublished manuscript, 2006, FILE 50/UD=200610, SER. DX24159Z.

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