Leandra M Scarpari

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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 this study, the contents of soluble sugars, amino acids, alkaloids, ethylene, phenolics, tannins, flavonoids, pigments, malondialdehyde (MDA), glycerol, and fatty acids(More)
Xylella fastidiosa is the causal agent of economically important plant diseases, including citrus variegated chlorosis and Pierce's disease. Hitherto, there has been no information on the molecular mechanisms controlling X. fastidiosa-plant interactions. To determine whether predicted open reading frames (ORFs) encoding putative pathogenicity-related(More)
Moniliophthora perniciosa is a hemibiotrophic fungus that causes witches' broom disease (WBD) in cacao. Marked dimorphism characterizes this fungus, showing a monokaryotic or biotrophic phase that causes disease symptoms and a later dikaryotic or saprotrophic phase. A combined strategy of DNA microarray, expressed sequence tag, and real-time(More)
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