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MO 99    Theobroma cacao

 Pound, F.J. (1938)
Cacao and Witchbroom Disease of South America with notes on other species of Theobroma. Archives of Cocoa Research 1: pp. 26-71.

Derivation: river MOrona.
Collected by Pound.
Location: R. Morona, Peru.

Pound, 1938a [POU38A]. Fruit - Short, oval, warty, some types with red tint.

Notes:  Collected in 1937.

Pound, 1938a [POU38A]. Pods may have been collected from one tree with no Witches Broom infection.

Bartley, 1993a [BAR93A]. It is likely that accessions recorded with high numbers (>100?) are probably MOQ accessions since Pound, 1943b [POU43B] states that 80 plants were planted at Marper farm.

Synonyms: MORONA 99

'Nacional' Population
Subgroup: 'Morona'   Reference


 Cornejo, O.E. et al., 2018
BioProject: PRJNA486011   NCBI   ENA FASTQ 
Project: PRJEB28591   EVA (project)   EVA (analysis) 
Library Source: Genomic
Run: SRR7774290   NCBI   ENA FASTQ 
Experiment: SRX4629534
BioSample: SAMN09934497
SampleName: MO_99
SampleSource: Trinidad, Tree_ID: Tc17508

List received in 2011   Reference
• Local Name: MO 99

Pod Index: 29.8 (pods per kg dried beans)

Colour: dark purple
Shape: elliptical
Number: 42.0
Total Wet Weight: 48.2 g
Cotyledon Dry Weight: 0.80 g
Cotyledon Length: 19.4 mm
Cotyledon Width: 10.7 mm

Testa: 6.20 %

Shape: oblong
Basal Constriction: slight
Apex Form: obtuse
Rugosity: slight
Length: 168.0 mm
Breadth: 88.0 mm
Colour: slight anthocyanin

Colour: intense anthocyanin

Ligule Colour: moderate anthocyanin
Stamen Colour: intense anthocyanin
Sepal Length: 7.29 mm
Ligule Width: 2.69 mm
Ovule Number: 45
Style Length: 2.63 mm
Pedicel Colour: reddish

Pound, F.J. (1938) Cacao and Witchbroom Disease of South America with notes on other species of Theobroma. Archives of Cocoa Research 1: pp. 26-71.
Motamayor, J.C., Lachenaud, P., da Silva e Mota, J.W., Loor, R., Kuhn, D.N., Brown, J.S. & Schnell, R.J. (2008) Geographic and Genetic Population Differentiation of the Amazonian Chocolate Tree (Theobroma cacao L). PLoS ONE 3(10): e3311. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0003311
Cornejo, O.E., Muh-Ching Yee, Victor Dominguez, Mary Andrews, Alexandra Sockell, Erika Strandberg, Donald Livingstone III, Conrad Stack, Alberto Romero, Pathmanathan Umaharan, Stefan Royaert, Nilesh R. Tawari, Pauline Ng, Osman Gutierrez, Wilbert Phillips, Keithanne Mockaitis, Carlos D. Bustamante & Juan C. Motamayor (2018) Population genomic analyses of the chocolate tree, Theobroma cacao L., provide insights into its domestication process. Commun Biol 1, 167
CRU (2011) ICG,T accessions. CRU website.
Frances Bekele & Gillian Bidaisee (2022) Morphological data from the International Cocoa Collection (ICG,T) maintained by the Cocoa Research Centre (CRC), Trinidad & Tobago. Unpublished data on fruit, bean, flower and flush morphology supplied as an Excel spreadsheet by Frances Bekele. Last update March 2022.