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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: USE OF MOLECULAR TOOLS FOR IMPROVING THE EFFICACY OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL STRATEGIES FOR CACAO DISEASES Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Dynamic changes in pod and fungal physiology associated with the shift from biotrophy to necrotrophy during the infection of Theobroma cacao by Moniliophthora roreri - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bailey, B.A., Crozier, J., Strem, M.D., Melnick, R.L., Zhang, D., Maximova, S., Guiltinan, M., Meinhardt, L.W. 2013. Dynamic changes in pod and fungal physiology associated with the shift from biotrophy to necrotrophy during the infection of Theobroma cacao by Moniliophthora roreri. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology. 81:84-96.
Detection and expression of enterotoxin genes in plant-associated strains of Bacillus cereus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Melnick, R.L., Poleatewich, A., Backman, P., Bailey, B.A. 2012. Detection and expression of enterotoxin genes in plant-associated strains of Bacillus cereus. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 54:468-474.
The interaction of Theobroma cacao and Moniliophthora perniciosa, the causal agent of witches’ broom disease, during parthenocarpy - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Melnick, R.L., Marelli, J., Sicher, Jr., R.C., Strem, M.D., Bailey, B.A. 2012. The interaction of Theobroma cacao and Moniliophthora perniciosa, the causal agent of witches’ broom disease, during parthenocarpy. Tree Genetics and Genomes. DOI: 10.1007/s11295-012-0513-8.
Isolation of endophytic endospore-forming bacteria from Theobroma cacao as potential biological control agents of cacao dieseases - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Melnick, R.L., Bailey, B.A., Backman, P.A. 2011. Isolation of endophytic endospore-forming bacteria from Theobroma cacao as potential biological control agents of cacao dieseases. Biological Control. 57:236-245.
Endophytic Trichoderma isolates from tropical environments delay disease onset and induce resistance against Phytophthora capsici in hot pepper using multiple mechanisms - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bae, H., Roberts, D.P., Lim, H.S., Strem, M.D., Park, S., Ryu, C., Melnick, R., Bailey, B.A. 2011. Endophytic Trichoderma isolates from tropical environments delay disease onset and induce resistance against Phytophthora capsici in hot pepper using multiple mechanisms. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 24:336-351.
Trichoderma species form endophytic associations within Theobroma cacao trichomes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bailey, B.A., Strem, M.D., Wood, D.F. 2009. Trichoderma species form endophytic associations within Theobroma cacao trichomes. Mycological Research. 113:1365-1376.
The beneficial endophyte, Trichoderma hamatum, isolate DIS 219B promotes growth and delays the onset of the drought response in Theobroma cacao     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bae, H., Kim, S., Sicher, Jr., R.C., Kim, M.S., Strem, M.D., Bailey, B.A., Melnick, R. 2009. The beneficial endophyte, Trichoderma hamatum, isolate DIS 219B promotes growth and delays the onset of the drought response in Theobroma cacao. Journal of Experimental Botany. 60:3279-3295.
Colonization of cacao seedlings by Trichoderma stromaticum, a mycoparasite of the witches’ broom pathogen, and its influence on plant growth and resistance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Desouza, J.T., Pomella, A.W., Bailey, B.A., Bae, H., Erbe, E.F., Murphy, C.A. 2008. Colonization of cacao seedlings by Trichoderma stromaticum, a mycoparasite of the witches’ broom pathogen, and its influence on plant growth and resistance. Biological Control 46:36-45.
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