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Biochemical changes during the development of witches' broom: the most important disease of cocoa in Brazil caused by Crinipellis perniciosa.
Witches' broom disease (WBD) is caused by the hemibiotrophic basidiomycete fungus Crinipellis perniciosa, which is one of the most important diseases of cocoa in the western hemisphere. In thisExpand
Genome-wide analysis of differentially expressed genes during the early stages of tomato infection by a potyvirus.
Plant responses against pathogens cause up- and downward shifts in gene expression. To identify differentially expressed genes in a plant-virus interaction, susceptible tomato plants were inoculatedExpand
Etiology of bacterial leaf blight of eucalyptus in Brazil
Bacterial leaf blight of eucalyptus is initially characterized by water soaked, angular, amphigenous and interveinal lesions, concentrated along the main vein, at the edges or scattered on the leafExpand
A genome survey of Moniliophthora perniciosa gives new insights into Witches' Broom Disease of cacao
BackgroundThe basidiomycete fungus Moniliophthora perniciosa is the causal agent of Witches' Broom Disease (WBD) in cacao (Theobroma cacao). It is a hemibiotrophic pathogen that colonizes theExpand
Broken Hyphae of the Basidiomycete Crinipellis perniciosa Allow Quantitative Assay of Toxicity
Breaking of hyphae derived from growth of the phytopathogenic fungus Crinipellis perniciosa in liquid media yielded cell aggregates that performed as “quasi single cell” in toxicity assays. WhenExpand
An improved extraction protocol for metagenomic DNA from a soil of the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest.
The need for the prospecting for and identification of new biomolecules is a reality. Molecular techniques allow access to the metabolic potential of microorganisms via the isolation of DNA fromExpand
Bioprospection of bacteria and yeasts from Atlantic Rainforest soil capable of growing in crude-glycerol residues.
The increasing world production of biodiesel has resulted in an accumulation of crude glycerol as the major byproduct. This could be used as carbon source for industrial microbiology, with economicExpand
Early development of Moniliophthora perniciosa basidiomata and developmentally regulated genes
BackgroundThe hemibiotrophic fungus Moniliophthora perniciosa is the causal agent of Witches' broom, a disease of Theobroma cacao. The pathogen life cycle ends with the production of basidiocarps inExpand
In Vitro Production of Biotrophic-Like Cultures of Crinipellis perniciosa, the Causal Agent of Witches’ Broom Disease of Theobroma cacao
Witches’ broom disease (WBD) of cacao, caused by the hemibiotrophic fungus, Crinipellis perniciosa, exhibits a succession of symptoms that are caused by the biotrophic phase of the fungus. However,Expand
Simple DNA extraction protocol for a 16S rDNA study of bacterial diversity in tropical landfarm soil used for bioremediation of oil waste.
Landfarm soil is used to bioremediate oil wastes from petrochemical industries. We developed a simplified protocol for microbial DNA extraction of tropical landfarm soil using only direct lysis ofExpand