Discovery of chemical clue may lead to solving cacao’s black pod rot mystery

IMAGE: The researchers have created a streamlined sample-collection protocol that only requires a single leaf disc. The leaf discs are preserved in a solvent that prevents degradation of clovamide, allowing large-scale… view more  Credit: Ben Knollenberg/Penn State The finding of relatively high levels of the antimicrobial compound clovamide in the leaves of a disease-resistant strain of […]