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Research Documents: Diseases and Pests

  • Ploetz, R.C. Diseases of Tropical Perennial Crops: Challenging Problems in Diverse Environments. Plant Disease, vol. 91, p 644-663.

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  • Garcia, O.; Macedo, J.A.N.; Tibúrcio, R.; Zaparoli, G.; Rincones, J.; Bittencourt, L.M.C.; Ceita, G.O.; Micheli, F.; Gesteira, A.; Mariano, A.C.; Chiavinato, M.A.; Medrano, F.J.; Meinhardt, L.W.; Pereira, G.A.G.; Cascardo J.C.M. Characterization of necrosis and ethylene-inducing proteins (NEP) in the basidiomycete Moniliophthora perniciosa, the causal agent of witches’ broom in Theobroma cacao. Mycological Research,Vol. 111, P. 443-455, 2007.

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  • Gesteira, A.S.; Micheli, F.; Carels, N.; Da Silva, A.C.; Gramacho, K.P.; Schuster, I; Macedo, J.N.; Pereira, G.A.G.; Cascardo J.C.M. Comparative Analysis of Expressed Genes from Cacao Meristems Infected by Moniliophthora perniciosa. Annals of Botany, vol. 100, p.129-140, 2007.

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  • DeMarco, J.L.; Felix, C.R. Characterization of a protease produced by a Trichoderma harzianum isolate which controls cocoa plant witches’ broom. BMC Biochemistry, vol. 3:3, 2002.

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  • Herre, E.A.; Meijia, L.C.; Kyllo, D.A.; Rojas, E., Maynard, Z.; Butler, A.; VanBael, S.A. Ecological implications of anti-pathogen effects of tropical fungal endophytes and mycorrhizae. Ecology, vol. 88, p. 550-558, 2007.

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  • de Rezende Ramos, A.; Falcao, L.L.; Barbosa, G.S.; Marcellino, L. H.; Gander, E.S. Neem (Azadirachta indica a. Juss) components: Candidates for the control of Crinipellis perniciosa and Phytophthora ssp. Microbiological Research, vol. 162, p. 238-43, 2007.

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  • Oliveira Ceita, G. de; Macedo, J.N.A.; Santos, T.B.; Alemanno, L.; Silva Gesteira, A. da; Micheli, F.; Mariano, A.C.; Gramacho, K.P.; Costa Silva, D. da; Meinhardt, L. Involvement of calcium oxalate degradation during programmed cell death in Theobroma cacao tissues triggered by the hemibiotrophic fungus Moniliophthora perniciosa. Plant Science, vol. 173, p. 106-117, 2007.

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  • Chaves, F. C.; Gianfagna, T. J. Necrotrophic phase of Moniliophthora perniciosa causes salicylic acid accumulation in infected stems of cacao. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology, vol. 69, p.104-108, 2007.

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  • Lebel, T. J.; Modeste, T. B. Parasitism of Mesohomotoma tessmanni Aulmann (Psylloidea,Carsidaridae) psyllid pest of Theobroma cacao and Octolobus spectabilis (Sterculiaceae) in Cameroon and taxonomy of parasitoids. Journal of Agronomy, vol. 6, p. 37-44, 2007.

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  • Melo, S. C. O.; Pungartnik, C.; Cascardo, J. C. M.; Brendel, M. Rapid and efficient protocol for DNA extraction and molecular identification of the basidiomycete Crinipellis perniciosa . Genetics and Molecular Research, vol. 5, p.851-855, 2007.

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