Major phytopathogens and strains from cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) are differentiated by MALDI-MS lipid and/or peptide/protein profiles

  title={Major phytopathogens and strains from cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) are differentiated by MALDI-MS lipid and/or peptide/protein profiles},
  author={F. N. Santos and A. Tata and K. R. A. Belaz and Dilze Maria Arg{\^o}lo Magalh{\~a}es and E. Luz and M. Eberlin},
  journal={Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry},
AbstractPhytopathogens are the main disease agents that promote attack of cocoa plantations in all tropical countries. The similarity of the symptoms caused by different phytopathogens makes the reliable identification of the diverse species a challenge. Correct identification is important in the monitoring and management of these pests. Here we show that matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS) in combination with multivariate data analysis is able to rapidly… Expand
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