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Research Project: Genetic Diversity Assessment of Cacao and Other Tropical Tree Crop Genetic Resources

Location: Sustainable Perennial Crops Laboratory

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

Molecular characterization of a cacao germplasm collection in Yunnan, China using Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) markers Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, B., Motilal, L., Meinhardt, L.W., Mischke, B.S., Zhang, D. 2020. Molecular characterization of a cacao germplasm collection in Yunnan, China using Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) markers. Tropical Plant Biology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12042-020-09267-y.

Accurate differentiation of green beans of Arabica and Robusta coffee using nanofluidic array of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, D., Vega, F.E., Huawei, T., Johnson, E., Solano, W., Meinhardt, L.W. 2020. Accurate differentiation of green beans of Arabica and Robusta coffee using nanofluidic array of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers. Journal of AOAC International. 103:315–324.

Genetic identity and origin of ‘Piura Porcelana’ – a fine-flavored traditional variety of cacao (Theobroma cacao) from the Peruvian Amazon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Arevalo, E., Zhou, L., Meinhardt, L.W., Motilal, L., Mischke, B.S., Zhang, D. 2019. Genetic identity and origin of ‘Piura Porcelana’ – a fine-flavored traditional variety of cacao (Theobroma cacao) from the Peruvian Amazon. Tree Genetics and Genomes. 15:11.

Assessing hidden parentage and genetic integrity of the “United Fruit Clones” of cacao (Theobroma cacao) from Costa Rica using SNP markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mata, A., Arciniegas, A.L., Phillips, W.M., Meinhardt, L.W., Mischke, B.S., Zhang, D. 2018. Assessing hidden parentage and genetic integrity of the “United Fruit Clones” of cacao (Theobroma cacao) from Costa Rica using SNP markers. Breeding Science. 68:545-553.

Candidate SSR tags for fruit and seed traits of Theobroma cacao L. in the International Cocoa Genebank Trinidad - (Proceedings)
Motilal, L., Zhang, D., Mischke, B.S., Meinhardt, L.W., Umaharan, P. 2018. Candidate SSR tags for fruit and seed traits of Theobroma cacao L. in the International Cocoa Genebank Trinidad. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Cocoa Research. p.13-17.

Assessing genetic diversity of cacao (Theobroma cacao l.) Chuncho in La Convención, Cusco-Peru - (Proceedings)
Cespedes Del Pozo, W., Blas Sevillano, R., Zhang, D. 2018. Assessing genetic diversity of cacao (Theobroma cacao l.) Chuncho in La Convención, Cusco-Peru. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Cocoa Research. November 13-17, 2017, Cusco, Peru. p. 1-8.

Understanding the genetic structure and parentage of the clonal series of cacao UF, CC, PMCT and ARF preserved in the international cacao collection at CATIE (IC3) - (Proceedings)
Arciniegas-Leal, A., Mata-Quiros, A., Phillips-Mora, W., Meinhardt, L.W., Zhang, D. 2018. Understanding the genetic structure and parentage of the clonal series of cacao UF, CC, PMCT and ARF preserved in the international cacao collection at CATIE (IC3). Proceedings of the International Symposium on Cocoa Research. November 13-17, 2017, Lima, Peru. 26:1-11.

Genetic Diversity and Genetic Structure of Wild Cacao Collected in the Oriente using Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms - (Proceedings)
Motilal, L., Zhang, D., Mischke, B.S., Meinhardt, L.W., Umaharan, P. 2018. Genetic Diversity and Genetic Structure of Wild Cacao Collected in the Oriente using Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Cocoa Research. November 13-17, 2018, Lima, Peru. 12:1-8.

Molecular characterization of farmer selections of cacao (Theobroma cacao) from Jamaica using Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) markers Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lindo, A.A., Robinson, D.E., Tennant, P.F., Meinhardt, L.W., Zhang, D. 2018. Molecular characterization of farmer selections of cacao (Theobroma cacao) from Jamaica using Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) markers. Tropical Plant Biology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12042-018-9203-5.

Genetic identity and diversity of Nigerian cacao genebank collections verified by Single Nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs): A guide to field genebank management and utilization Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Olasupo, F., Adewale, D., Aikpokpodion, P., Muyiwa, A., Bhattacharjee, R., Gutierrez, O.A., Motamayor, J., Schnell, R., Ebai, S., Zhang, D. 2018. Genetic identity and diversity of Nigerian cacao genebank collections verified by Single Nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs): A guide to field genebank management and utilization. Tree Genetics and Genomes. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11295-018-1244-2.

Root environment is a key determinant of fungal entomopathogen endophytism following seed treatment in the common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Para, S., Ortiz, V., Gomez-Jimenez, M.I., Kramer, M.H., Vega, F.E. 2017. Root environment is a key determinant of fungal entomopathogen endophytism following seed treatment in the common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris. Biological Control. 116:74-81.

Association mapping of fruit, seed and disease resistance traits in Theobroma cacao L - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Motilal, L., Zhang, D., Mischke, B.S., Meinhardt, L.W., Boccara, M., Lanaud, C., Umaharan, P. 2016. Association mapping of fruit, seed and disease resistance traits in Theobroma cacao L. Planta. 244(6):1265-1276.

Developing Single Nucleotide Polymorphism markers for the identification of Coffee germplasm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhou, L., Vega, F.E., Tan, H., Ramirez Lluch, A., Meinhardt, L.W., Fang, W., Mischke, B.S., Irish, B.M., Zhang, D. 2016. Developing Single Nucleotide Polymorphism markers for the identification of Coffee germplasm. Tropical Plant Biology. 9:82-95.

Origin, dispersal and current global distribution of cacao genetic diversity - (Book / Chapter)
Zhang, D., Motilar, L. 2016. Origin, dispersal and current global distribution of cacao genetic diversity. In: Bailey, B. A., Meinhardt, L.W., editors, Cacao Diseases: A history of old enemies and new encounters. Switzerland: Springer. 3-31.

Developing Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) markers for the identification of pineapple (Ananas comosus) germplasm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhou, L., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Tan, H., Meinhardt, L.W., Mischke, B.S., Wang, B., Zhang, D. 2015. Developing Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) markers for the identification of pineapple (Ananas comosus) germplasm. Horticulture Research. 2:15056.

The impact of SNP fingerprinting and parentage analysis on the effectiveness of variety recommendations in cacao - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Padi, F.K., Ofori, A., Takrama, J., Djan, E., Opoku, S.Y., Bhattacharjee, R., Motamayor, J., Zhang, D. 2015. The impact of SNP fingerprinting and parentage analysis on the effectiveness of variety recommendations in cacao. Tree Genetics and Genomes. DOI:10.1007/s11295-015-0875-9.

Identification of the varietal origin of loose leaf tea based on analysis of a single leaf by SNP nanofluidic array - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fang, W., Meinhardt, L.W., Tan, H., Zhou, L., Wang, X., Mischke, B.S., Zhang, D. 2016. Identification of the varietal origin of loose leaf tea based on analysis of a single leaf by SNP nanofluidic array. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. doi: 10.1016/j.cj.2016.02.001.

Developing Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) markers from transcriptome sequences for the identification of longan (Dimocarpus longan) germplasm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, B., Tan, H., Fang, W., Meinhardt, L.W., Mischke, B.S., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Zhang, D. 2015. Developing Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) markers from transcriptome sequences for the identification of longan (Dimocarpus longan) germplasm. Horticulture Research. DOI:10.1038/hortres.2014.65.

Cacao Flavor through Genetics – Anatomy of Fine Flavor - (Popular Publication)
Sequine, E., Meinhardt, L.W. 2014. Cacao Flavor through Genetics – Anatomy of Fine Flavor. The Manufacturing Confectioner. 94:25-30.

Varietal identification of tea (Camellia sinensis [L.] Kuntze) using nanofluidic array of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fang, W., Meinhardt, L.W., Tan, H., Zhou, L., Mischke, B.S., Zhang, D. 2014. Varietal identification of tea (Camellia sinensis [L.] Kuntze) using nanofluidic array of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) markers. Horticulture Research. DOI:10.1038/hortres.2014.35.

Verification of genetic identity of introduced cacao germplasm in Ghana using single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ji, K., Takrama, J., Meinhardt, L.W., Mischke, B.S., Opoku, S., Padi, F., Zhang, D. 2014. Verification of genetic identity of introduced cacao germplasm in Ghana using single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers. African Journal of Biotechnology. 13(21):2127-2136.

Exogenous abscisic acid significantly affects proteome in tea plant (Camellia sinensis) exposed to drought stress - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhou, L., Xu, H., Mischke, B.S., Meinhardt, L.W., Zhang, D., Fang, W. 2014. Exogenous abscisic acid significantly affects proteome in tea plant (Camellia sinensis) exposed to drought stress. Horticulture Research. doi:10.1038/hortres.2014.29.

Genome and secretome analysis of the hemibiotrophic fungal pathogen, Moniliophthora roreri, which causes frosty pod rot disease of cacao: mechanisms of the biotrophic and necrotrophic phases - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meinhardt, L.W., Thomazella, D.P., Teixeira, P.J., Costa, G.G., Carazzolle, M., Schuster, S., Carlson, J.E., Guiltinan, M.J., Mieczkowski, P., Crow, J., Farmer, A., Ramaraj, T., Crosier, J., Davis, R.E., Shao, J.Y., Pereira, G.A., Bailey, B.A. 2014. Genome and secretome analysis of the hemibiotrophic fungal pathogen, Moniliophthora roreri, which causes frosty pod rot disease of cacao: mechanisms of the biotrophic and necrotrophic phases. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 15:164.

Genetic characterization of guava (psidium guajava l.) Germplasm in the United States using microsatellite markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sitther, V., Zhang, D., Harris, D., Zee, F.T., Yadav, A., Meinhardt, L.W., Dhekney, S. 2014. Genetic characterization of guava (psidium guajava l.) Germplasm in the United States using microsatellite markers. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. DOI: 10.1007/s10722-014-0078-5.

Accurate determination of genetic identity for a single cacao bean, using molecular markers with a nanofluidic system, ensures cocoa authenticity and traceability - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fang, W., Meinhardt, L.W., Mischke, B.S., Bellato, C., Motilal, L., Zhang, D. 2013. Accurate determination of genetic identity for a single cacao bean, using molecular markers with a nanofluidic system, ensures cocoa authenticity and traceability. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 62:481-487.

Microsatellite-aided detection of genetic redundancy improves management of the International Cocoa Genebank, Trinidad - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Motilal, L., Zhang, D., Mischke, B.S., Meinhardt, L.W., Umaharan, P. 2013. Microsatellite-aided detection of genetic redundancy improves management of the International Cocoa Genebank, Trinidad. Tree Genetics and Genomes. 9:1395-1411.