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  • Feltus, F.A., Saski, C.A., Mockaitis, K., Haiminen, N., Parida, L., Smith, Z., Ford, J., Staton, M.E., Ficklin, S.P., Blackmon, B.P., Cheng, C.H., Schnell, R.J., Kuhn, D.N., Motamayor, J.C. Sequencing of a QTL-rich Region of the Theobroma cacao Genome using Pooled BACs and the Identification of Trait Specific Candidate Genes. BMC Genomics, 2011, vol.12 (1):379.

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  • Kuhn, D.N., Livingstone III, D., Main, D., Zheng, P., Saski, C. Feltus, F.A., Mockaitis, K., Farmer, A.D., May, G.D., Schnell, R.J., Motamayor, J.C. Identification and mapping of conserved ortholog set (COS) II sequences of cacao and their conversion to SNP markers for marker-assisted selection in Theobroma cacao and comparative genomics studies. Tree Genetics and Genomes, pp. 1-15, 2011. Article in Press.

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  • Pinheiro T.T., Litholdo, Jr. C.G., Sereno, M.L., Leal, Jr. G.A., Albuquerque, P.S., Figueira, A. Establishing references for gene expression analyses by RT-qPCR in Theobroma cacao tissues. Genet Mol Res., Nov 17; 10(4), [Epub ahead of print], 2011.

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  • Takrama, J., Dadzie, A.M., Opoku, F.K., Padi, F.K., Adomako, B., Asu-Ampomah, Y. Livingstone, D.S., Motamayor, J.C., Schnell, R.J., Kuhn, R.J. Applying SNP marker technology in the cacao breeding programme in Ghana. African Crop Science Journal, vol. 20, pp. 67-75, 2012.

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  • Santos, E.S.L., Cerqueira-Silva, C.B.M., Mori, G.M., Ahnert, D., Corrêa, R.X., Souza, A.P. New polymorphic microsatellite loci for Theobroma cacao: Isolation and characterization of microsatellites from enriched genomic libraries. Biologia Plantarum, 56 (4), pp. 789-792, 2012.

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  • Allegre, M., Argout, X., Boccara, M., Fouetm O., Roguet, Y., Bérard, A., Thévenin, J.M., Chauveau, A, Rivallan, R., Clement, D., Courtois, B., Gramacho, K., Boland-Augé, A., Tahim, M., Umaharan, P., Brunel, D., Lanaud, C. Discovery and mapping of a new expressed sequence tag-single nucleotide polymorphism and simple sequence repeat panel for large-scale genetic studies and breeding of Theobroma cacao L. DNA Res., vol. 19, p. 23-35, 2012.

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  • Detection and quantification of in vitro-culture induced chimerism using simple sequence repeat (SSR) analysis in Theobroma cacao (L.)

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  • Appiah, A.A.; Flood, J.; Archer, S.A.; Bridge, P.D . Molecular analysis of the major Phytophthora species on cocoa. Plant Pathology 53, no. 2, Apr 2004 p. 209-219.

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  • Fang, J.Y. ; Wetten, A.; Hadley, P. Cryopreservation of cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) somatic embryos for long-term germplasm storage. Plant science. 2004 Mar., v. 166, issue 3, p. 669-675.

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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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