Biochemical changes during the development of witches’ broom: the most important disease of cocoa in Brazil caused by Crinipellis perniciosa. Scarpari LM(1). Crinipellis perniciosa is the cause of witches’ broom disease of cocoa, a serious problem in South America. The aim of the project was to develop a measure of. Pulse-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) was used to determine the genome size and characterize karyotypic differences in isolates of the cacao biotype of.

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All the branches, foliage and brooms should be cut up, making a compact layer of organic matter that will be quickly covered with fallen leaves and decompose rapidly. If phytosanitary removal is combined with structural pruning, it is likely that branches with brooms will be cut off the tree, in which case such pwrniciosa should be cut into small pieces. Pernicioza, the relationship between infection and shade, which crinipdllis influences vegetative shoot growth, oerniciosa not clear.

Bernard Jabas 1 and Dr. These global losses will have increased as the disease continues to spread steadily through eastern Brazil Bahia State where it was first recorded in Hypocotyl broom Apparently healthy seeds from pods infected with M.

Title Sections of diseased pods Caption Left: Form of necrosis depends on age of fruit when infected and tree genotype.

Mineral oil may then be sprayed onto the cut material on the ground to inhibit sporulation on the brooms. The probability of significant reductions will be smaller in areas where disease incidence is high, but the possibilities for yield increases will be greater than in low-incidence areas. Obligate or homotypic synonyms: Proof of pathogenicity of Crinipellis perniciosa to Theobroma cacao by using basidiospores produced in in vitro culture. Alternative methods of treatment have been found where, with only one application, surface concentrations of protectant fungicide were maintained above lethal doses for sufficient periods, and it is possible pernicioss such techniques may be made commercially viable.


Witches’ broom disease of cocoa a review.

Similar difficulties in reaching brooms with sprays of such extracts would exist to those of reaching canopy pods with fungicide sprays. A review of the research on chemical control of witches’ broom disease of cocoa.

Phenological data show that the periods of greatest incidence of brooms and the periods of minimum production of basidiomata coincide during the annual pernicipsa season, where one occurs.

Crinipellis perniciosa

However, accumulated cushion infection and death from witches’ broom can also be a threat to cocoa production. Brooms can remain productive for over 2 years. Cocoa Growers’ Bulletin, No. For practical reasons we peerniciosa decided not to translate all pages in several languages anymore because it was too heavy to maintain but some of the labels of the basic and advanced query pages are still available.

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Chemicals are also lost when pod surfaces are saturated with spray and run-off occurs. Infection of an active apical bud in the initiation or early part of its growth gives rise directly to a hypertrophied shoot or terminal broom.

Laker HA; Ram A, An alternative method of applying copper to control cocoa pod diseases. The greater part of any chemicals sprayed in cocoa plantations lands on the litter layer.

Cirnipellis Breeding and Applied Biotechnology. On this basis, post-entry quarantine is advisable in cocoa-growing regions where the disease is currently absent.

Stipe white, except at the thickened sub-bulbous base, which is a light citron-yellow, but later becoming yellow to white above and dark brown to brown-red below; almost naked but white pubescent from mycelium at the base, x 0. Pairwise sequence alignments Polyphasic identifications.

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Moniliophthora perniciosa (witches’ broom disease of cacao)

You may be, however, able to change your browser settings to cause your browser to refuse cookies in general, block third party cookies or to indicate when a cookie crinipellus being sent. Cocoa Producers’ Alliance, Fruiting bodies basidiomata or mushrooms of the fungus were only produced in pure culture relatively recently, and scientific proof of pathogenicity was established in See below for more information. The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available.

Death of the pulvinus tissue causes the leaf to die without abscissing, giving a necrotic leaf. First, the pathogen invades young growing tissue, induces hypertrophy and hyperplasy and lives as an intercellular obligate parasite crinipelllis.

International witches’ broom project. No secondary removal should be applied without a primary removal. Datasheet Moniliophthora perniciosa witches’ broom disease of cacao. For instance, it has been shown in some cases that certain fungicides can significantly reduce pod disease incidence, although in other cases no effect has been found using criinipellis same main ingredient Laker and Rudgard, Proceedings of the 9th International Cocoa Research Conference.

Detection and Inspection Top of page Symptoms on fruit and young seedlings are normally clearly recognisable by external prrniciosa. Transmission The pathogen can be transmitted in the hypocotyl of an ungerminated seed and it will eprniciosa viable as long as the seed is alive. Hyphae with clamp connections. Some of the other biochemical alterations are directly associated with ethylene synthesis and may be important for the modification of its effect on the infected tissues.