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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Genomic Characterization and Management of Fungal Diseases of Cacao

Location: Sustainable Perennial Crops Laboratory

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Phytophthora megakarya and P. palmivora, closely related causal agents of cacao black pod rot, underwent increases in genome sizes and gene numbers by different mechanisms - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ali, S., Shao, J.Y., Strem, M.D., Amoako-Attah, I., Melnick, R., Yaw Akrofi, A., Coulibaly, K., Ismael Kebe, K., Guiltinan, Begoude, B., Ten Hoopen, G., Shen, D., Lary, D.J., Kronmiller, B., Tyler, B., Meinhardt, L.W., Bailey, B.A. 2017. Phytophthora megakarya and P. palmivora, closely related causal agents of cacao black pod rot, underwent increases in genome sizes and gene numbers by different mechanisms. Genome Biology and Evolution. 9:536-557.

Phytophthora megakarya and P. palmivora, closely related causal agents of cacao black pod induce similar reactions when infecting pods of a susceptible cacao genotype - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ali, S., Shao, J.Y., Strem, M.D., Lary, D.J., Meinhardt, L.W., Bailey, B.A. 2017. Phytophthora megakarya and P. palmivora, closely related causal agents of cacao black pod induce similar reactions when infecting pods of a susceptible cacao genotype. Frontiers in Plant Science. 8:169.

Phytophthora megakarya, a causal agent of black pod rot in Africa - (Book / Chapter)
Bailey, B.A., Ali, S., Akrofi, A., Meinhardt, L.W. 2016. Phytophthora megakarya, a causal agent of black pod rot in Africa. In: Bailey, B.A., Meinhardt, L.W., editors. Cacao diseases: A history of old enemies and new encounters. Switzerland: Springer. p. 267-303.

Moniliophthora roreri Genome and Transcriptome - (Book / Chapter)
Meinhardt, L.W., Bailey, B.A. 2016. Moniliophthora roreri Genome and Transcriptome. In: Bailey, B.A., Meinhardt, L.W., editors. Cacao diseases: A history of old enemies and new encounters, Switzerland: Springer. p. 97-135.

Cacao diseases: A history of old enemies and new encounters - (Book / Chapter)
Bailey, B.A., Meinhardt, L.W. 2016. Cacao diseases: A history of old enemies and new encounters. Switzerland: Springer. 633 pages.

PCR-based identification of cacao black pod causal agents and identification of biological factors possibly contributing to Phytophthora megakarya's field dominance in West Africa - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ali, S., Amoako-Attah, I., Bailey, R., Strem, M.D., Schmidt, M.E., Yaw Akrofi, A., Kolawole, O.O., Surendra, S.J., Goss, E., Didier Begoude, B.A., Martijin Ten, H., Phillips, W., Tyler, B., Meinhardt, L.W., Bailey, B.A. 2016. PCR-based identification of cacao black pod causal agents and identification of biological factors possibly contributing to Phytophthora megakarya's field dominance in West Africa. Plant Pathology. doi: 10.1111/ppa.12496.

Combination of RNAseq and SNP nanofluidic array reveals the center of genetic diversity of cacao pathogen Moniliophthora roreri in the upper Magdalena Valley of Colombia and its clonality - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ali, S., Shao, J.Y., Strem, M.D., Phillips-Mora, W., Zhang, D., Meinhardt, L.W., Bailey, B.A. 2015. Combination of RNAseq and SNP nanofluidic array reveals the center of genetic diversity of cacao pathogen Moniliophthora roreri in the upper Magdalena Valley of Colombia and its clonality. Frontiers in Microbiology. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00850.

Enhanced resistance in Theobroma cacao against oomycete and fungal pathogens by secretion of phosphatidylinositol-3-phosphate-binding proteins - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Helliwell, E.E., Vega, A.J., Shi, Z., Bailey, B.A., Xio, S., Maximova, S.N., Tyler, B.M., Guiltinan, M. 2015. Enhanced resistance in Theobroma cacao against oomycete and fungal pathogens by secretion of phosphatidylinositol-3-phosphate-binding proteins. Plant Biotechnology Journal. 14:875–886.

First report of frosty pod rot caused by Moniliophthora roreri on cacao in Bolivia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Phillips-Mora, W., Melnick, R.L., Bailey, B.A. 2015. First report of frosty pod rot caused by Moniliophthora roreri on cacao in Bolivia. New Disease Reports. 31:29.

Biological control of Black Pod Disease and Seedling Blight of cacao caused by Phytophthora Species using Trichoderma from Aceh Sumatra - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sriwati, R., Melnick, R.L., Muarif, R., Strem, M.D., Samuels, G.J., Bailey, B.A. 2015. Biological control of Black Pod Disease and Seedling Blight of cacao caused by Phytophthora Species using Trichoderma from Aceh Sumatra. Biological Control. 89:33-41.

The influence of formulation on Trichoderma biological activity and frosty pod rot disease management in Theobroma cacao - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Crozier, J., Arroyo, C., Morales, H., Melnick, R.L., Strem, M.D., Collins, R.T., Bailey, B.A. 2015. The influence of formulation on Trichoderma biological activity and frosty pod rot disease management in Theobroma cacao. Plant Pathology. DOI:10.1111/ppa.12383.

Differential gene expression by Moniliophthora roreri while overcoming cacao tolerance in the field - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bailey, B.A., Melnick, R.L., Strem, M.D., Crozier, J., Shao, J.Y., Sicher, Jr., R.C., Ali, S.S., Zhang, D., Philips-Mora, W., Meinhardt, L.W. 2014. Differential gene expression by Moniliophthora roreri while overcoming cacao tolerance in the field. Molecular Plant Pathology. DOI:10.1111/mpp.12134.

Successful pod infections by Moniliophthora roreri result in differential Theobroma cacao gene expression depending on the clone’s level of tolerance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ali, S., Melnick, R., Strem, M.D., Crozier, J., Shao, J.Y., Sicher Jr, R.C., Zhang, D., Philips-Mora, W., Meinhardt, L.W., Bailey, B.A. 2014. Successful pod infections by Moniliophthora roreri result in differential Theobroma cacao gene expression depending on the clone’s level of tolerance. Molecular Plant Pathology. DOI:10.1111/mpp.12126.

Molecular and metabolic changes of cherelle wilt of cacao and its effect on Moniliophthora roreri - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Melnick, R.L., Strem, M.D., Crozier, J., Sicher, Jr., R.C., Bailey, B.A. 2013. Molecular and metabolic changes of cherelle wilt of cacao and its effect on Moniliophthora roreri. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology. 84:153-162.

Trichoderma as an endophyte - (Book / Chapter)
Bailey, B.A., Melnick, R.L. 2013. Trichoderma as an endophyte. In: Mukherjee, P.K., Horwitz, B.A., Singh, U.S., Mukherjee, M., Schmoll, M., editors. Trichoderma: biology and applications, 1st Edition. London, England. CAB International. p. 152-172.

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