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Research Project: Characterizing and Evaluating the Genetic Diversity and Horticultural Value of Genetic Resources for Cacao and Other Tropical tree crops Economically important to the United States

Location: Sustainable Perennial Crops Laboratory

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

Effect of different edaphic crop conditions on the free amino acid profile of the PH-16 dry cacao beans Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Araujo, Q.R., Loureiro, G.A., Povoas, C., Steinmacher, S., Santos, S.S., Ahnert, D., Baligar, V.C. 2021. Effect of different edaphic crop conditions on the free amino acid profile of the PH-16 dry cacao beans. Agronomy. 11(8):1637. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11081637.

Growth, physiological, nutrient uptake efficiency and shade tolerance responses of cacao genotypes under different shades Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Arevalo-Gardini, E., Farfan, A., Barraza, F., Arevalo-Hernandez, C.0., Alegre, J., Baligar, V.C. 2021. Growth, physiological, nutrient uptake efficiency and shade tolerance responses of cacao genotypes under different shades. Agronomy. 11:1536. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11081536.

Carbon dioxide concentration and light levels on growth and mineral nutrition of juvenile cacao genotypes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baligar, V.C., Elson, M.K., Almeida, A., Araujo, D., Ahnert, D., He, Z. 2021. Carbon dioxide concentration and light levels on growth and mineral nutrition of juvenile cacao genotypes. American Journal of Plant Sciences. 12:818-839.

Selecting a core set of nuclear SNP markers for molecular characterization of Arabica coffee (Coffea arabica L.) genetic resources Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, D., Vega, F.E., Solano, W., Fuyuan, S., Infante, F., Meinhardt, L.W. 2021. Selecting a core set of nuclear SNP markers for molecular characterization of Arabica coffee (Coffea arabica L.) genetic resources. Conservation Genetics Resources. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12686-021-01201-y.

The impact of ambient and elevated [CO2] and low to adequate photosynthetic photon flux density on growth, physiology and nutrient use efficiency of juvenile cacao genotypes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baligar, V.C., Elson, M.K., Almeida, A., Araujo, Q.R., Ahnert, D., He, Z. 2021. The impact of ambient and elevated [CO2] and low to adequate photosynthetic photon flux density on growth, physiology and nutrient use efficiency of juvenile cacao genotypes. Agronomy. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11020397.

Fruit morphology measurements of Jujube Cultivar ‘Lingwu Changzao’ (Ziziphus jujuba Mill. cv. Lingwuchangzao) during fruit development Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ma, Y., Song, L., Wang, Z., Zhang, D., Cao, B. 2021. Fruit morphology measurements of Jujube Cultivar ‘Lingwu Changzao’ (Ziziphus jujuba Mill. cv. Lingwuchangzao) during fruit development. Horticulturae. https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae7020026.

The chromosome-level genome of dragon fruit reveals whole-genome duplication and chromosomal co-localization of betacyanin iosynthetic genes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zheng, J., Meinhardt, L.W., Goenaga, R.J., Zhang, D., Yin, Y. 2021. The chromosome-level genome of dragon fruit reveals whole-genome duplication and chromosomal co-localization of betacyanin iosynthetic genes. Horticulture Research. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41438-021-00501-6.

Impact of ambient and elevated [co2] in low light levels on growth, physiology and nutrient uptake of tropical perennial legume cover crops Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baligar, V.C., Elson, M.K., He, Z., Li, Y., Paiva, A.D., Almeida, A.A., Ahnert, D. 2021. Impact of ambient and elevated [co2] in low light levels on growth, physiology and nutrient uptake of tropical perennial legume cover crops. Plants. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10020193.

Mitigation of Pb toxicity by Mn in seedling of the cacao clonal CCN 51 genotype grown in soil: physiological, biochemical, nutritional and molecular responses Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Muñoz, J.A., Almeida, A.F., Pirovani, C.P., Ahnert, D., Baligar, V.C. 2021. Mitigation of Pb toxicity by Mn in seedling of the cacao clonal CCN 51 genotype grown in soil: physiological, biochemical, nutritional and molecular responses. Ecotoxicology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10646-021-02348-y.

Effectiveness of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Markers in Genotyping Germplasm Collections of Coffea canephora Using KASP Assay Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Akpertey, A., Padi, F., Meinhardt, L.W., Zhang, D. 2021. Effectiveness of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Markers in Genotyping Germplasm Collections of Coffea canephora Using KASP Assay. Frontiers in Plant Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.612593.

Comparative effectiveness of activated dolomite phosphate rock and biochar for immobilizing cadmium and lead in soils Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, B., He, Z., Liu, R., Montenegro, A.C., Ellis, M., Li, Q., Baligar, V.C. 2020. Comparative effectiveness of activated dolomite phosphate rock and biochar for immobilizing cadmium and lead in soils. Chemosphere. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.129202.

Growth and nutritional responses of wild and domesticated cacao genotypes to soil Cd stress Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gardini, G.E., Arevalo-Hernandez, C.C., Barraza, F., Farfan, A., He, Z.L., Baligar, V.C. 2020. Growth and nutritional responses of wild and domesticated cacao genotypes to soil Cd stress. Science of the Total Environment. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144021.

Elevated temperature and drought stress significantly affect fruit quality and activity of anthocyanin-related enzymes in jujube (Ziziphus jujuba mill. cv. ‘Lingwuchangzao’) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jiang, W., Li, N., Zhang, D., Meinhardt, L.W., Cao, B., Li, Y., Song, L. 2020. Elevated temperature and drought stress significantly affect fruit quality and activity of anthocyanin-related enzymes in jujube (Ziziphus jujuba mill. cv. ‘Lingwuchangzao’). PLoS ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0241491.t003.

Light intensity effects on growth, physiological and nutritional parameters of tropical perennial legume cover crops Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baligar, V.C., Elson, M.K., He, Z., Li, Y., Paiva, A.D., Ahnert, D., Almeida, A.F. 2020. Light intensity effects on growth, physiological and nutritional parameters of tropical perennial legume cover crops. Agronomy. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10101515.

Mitigation of cadmium toxicity by zinc in young cacao plants Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Santos, M.L., Almeida, A., Silva, N.M., Silva, J.V., Barroso, J.P., Souza, J.O., Ahnert, D., Baligar, V.C. 2020. Mitigation of cadmium toxicity by zinc in young cacao plants. Environmental and Experimental Botany. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envexpbot.2020.104201.

Mitigation of Cd toxicity by Mn in young plants of cacao, evaluated by the proteomic profiles of laves and roots Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oliveira, B.R., Almeida, A.A., Pirovani, C.P., Barroso, J.P., Neo, C.H., Santos, N.A., Ahnert, D., Mangabeira, P.A., Baligar, V.C. 2020. Mitigation of Cd toxicity by Mn in young plants of cacao, evaluated by the proteomic profiles of laves and roots. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 29:340–358. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10646-020-02178-4.

Interactions between soil, leaves and beans nutrient status and dry biomass of beans and pod husk of forastero cacao: An exploratory study Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Araujo, Q., Loureiro, G.A., Ahnert, D., Valdez, R., Baligar, V.C. 2020. Interactions between soil, leaves and beans nutrient status and dry biomass of beans and pod husk of forastero cacao: An exploratory study. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. https://doi.org/10.1080/00103624.2020.1729369.

Foliar applied cuprous oxide fungicide induces physiological, biochemical and molecular changes in cacao leaves - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Santos, S.J., Almeida, A.F., Ahnert, D., Silva, N.M., Santo, M.L., Santos, N.A., Baligar, V.C. 2020. Foliar applied cuprous oxide fungicide induces physiological, biochemical and molecular changes in cacao leaves. Scientia Horticulturae. 265:109224.

Mineral nutrition of cacao (Theobroma cacao L.): Relationships between foliar concentrations of mineral nutrients and crop productivity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marrocos, P.C., Araujo, Q.R., Loureiro, G.A., Sodre, G.A., Ahnert, D., Baligar, V.C. 2020. Mineral nutrition of cacao (Theobroma cacao L.): Relationships between foliar concentrations of mineral nutrients and crop productivity. Journal of Plant Nutrition. 15 (11):2369–79.

Quality green tea (camellia sinensis l.) Clones marked through novel traits - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Patel, P., Zhang, D., Borthakur, D., Hazarika, M., Boruah, P., Barooah, R., Sabbapondit, S., Neog, N., Gogoi, R. 2019. Quality green tea (camellia sinensis l.) Clones marked through novel traits. Beverages. 5(4):63.

Wide ranging differences in tolerance to Phytopthora palmivora in four genetic groups of cacao Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fister, A., Leamdro, M., Zhang, D., Marden, J., Tiffin, P., Depamphilis, C., Maximova, S., Guiltinan, M. 2019. Wide ranging differences in tolerance to Phytopthora palmivora in four genetic groups of cacao. Tree Genetics and Genomes. 16:1. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11295-019-1396-8.

Genetic improvement of Chinese jujube for disease resistances: current status, knowledge gaps and research needs Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Song, L., Cao, B., Meinhardt, L.W., Bailey, B.A., Zhang, D. 2019. Genetic improvement of Chinese jujube for disease resistances: current status, knowledge gaps and research needs. Crop Breeding, Genetics and Genomics. 2019;1:e190015. https://doi.org/10.20900/cbgg20190015.

Growth, physiological and nutrient uptake traits of Crotalaria cover crops influenced by levels of carbon dioxide under low light Intensities - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baligar, V.C., Elson, M.K., He, Z.L., Li, Y.C., Paiva, A.D., Ahnert, D. 2018. Growth, physiological and nutrient uptake traits of Crotalaria cover crops influenced by levels of carbon dioxide under low light Intensities. International Journal of Plant Sciences. 23(1):1-14.

Physiological, ultrastructural, biochemical and molecular responses of young cocoa plants to the toxicity of cr (iii) in soil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nascimento, J.L., Almeida, A.F., Barroso, J.P., Mangabeira, P.O., Ahnert, D., Souza, A.G., Silva, J.V., Baligar, V.C. 2018. Physiological, ultrastructural, biochemical and molecular responses of young cocoa plants to the toxicity of cr (iii) in soil. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 159:272-283.

Conserving and exploiting cocoa genetic resources: the key challenges - (Book / Chapter)
Laliberte, B., End, M., Cryer, N., Daymond, A., Engels, J., Esks, A., Gilmour, M., Lachenaud, P., Phillips-Mora, W., Turnbull, C., Umaharan, P., Zhang, D., Weise, S. 2018. Conserving and exploiting cocoa genetic resources: the key challenges. In: Umaharan, P., Achieving sustainable cultivation of cocoa, Cambridge, UK: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing. 25 p.