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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.)

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.