Combination of RNAseq and SNP nanofluidic array reveals the center of genetic diversity of cacao pathogen Moniliophthora roreri in the upper Magdalena Valley of Colombia and its clonality

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Ali, Shahin S. ; Shao, Jonathan ; Strem, Mary D. ; Phillips-Mora, Wilberth ; Zhang, Dapeng ; Meinhardt, Lyndel W. ; Bailey, Bryan A. (2015)

Moniliophthora roreri is the fungal pathogen that causes frosty pod rot (FPR) disease of Theobroma cacao L., the source of chocolate. FPR occurs in most of the cacao producing countries in the Western Hemisphere, causing yield losses up to 80%. Genetic diversity within ... View more
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