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Trichoderma martiale sp. nov., a new endophyte from sapwood of Theobroma cacao with a potential for biological control
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The new species Trichoderma martiale was isolated as an endophyte from sapwood in trunks of Theobroma cacao (cacao, Malvaceae) in Brazil. Based on sequences of translation-elongation factor 1-alpha (tef1) and RNA polymerase II subunit (rpb2) T. martiale is a close relative of, and morphologically similar to, T. viride, but differs in the production of discrete pustules on corn meal-dextrose agar (CMD) and SNA, in having a faster rate of growth, and in being a tropical endophyte. This new species was shown, in small-scale, in situ field assays, to limit black pod rot of cacao caused by Phytophthora palmivora, the cause of black pod disease.
Hanada, Rogerio E.
Souza, T. de Jorge
Pomella, Alan W.V.
Hebbar, K. Prakash
Pereira, Jose O.
Samuels, Gary J.
plant pathogenic fungi
Mycological research 2008 Nov., v. 112, no. 11
Journal Articles, USDA Authors, Peer-Reviewed
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