Recent Publications:

  • Rodrigues JCV, Chagas CM, Kitajima EW. 2015. Disease caused by a virus. In: Compendium of Coffee Diseases and Pests, Edited A.L. Gaitan, M. A. Cristancho, B.L.C Caicedo, C.A. Rivillas, G.C. Gomez, 01/2015: chapter 1: pages 3-5; American Phytopathological Society., ISBN: 978-0-89054-470-9

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  • Rodrigues, J.C.V., Quintero-Lopez, I., Wessel-Beaver, L. 2012. Potyviridae as a major challenge to growing cucurbits in Puerto Rico. In. Sari, N., Solmaz, I., Aras, V. (ed.) Cucurbitaceae 2012:786-790.
  • McPhail-Medina, R., L. Wessel-Beaver, J.C.V. Rodrigues. 2012. Inheritance of resistance to Papaya ringspot virus in tropical pumpkin is controlled by at least two genes. In. Sari, N., Solmaz, I., Aras, V. (ed.) Cucurbitaceae 2012:697-701.
  • Rodrigues, J.C.V., C.C. Childers, E.E. Grafton-Cardwell, and J.G. Morse. 2012. Part I – Citrus Leprosis Viruses and their Known Brevipalpus Mite Vector. Citrograph 3(6): 26-30.
  • Rivera-Rivera, C, Galino-Cardona, A., Rodrigues. J.C.V. 2012. Testing prey DNA fingerprinting on Amblyseius largoensis (Acari: Phytoseiidae) predation of Raoiella indica (Acari: Tenuipalpidae). Experimental and Applied Acarology.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22476445

  • Roda A., Nachman G., Hosein. J, Rodrigues J.C.V., Pena, J.E., 2012. Spatial distributions of the red palm mite, Raoiella indica (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) on coconut and their implications for development of efficient sampling plans. Experimental and Applied Acarology.
    http://www.springerlink.com/content/v0364041u34086v0/

  • Belay, D.K., Huckaba, R.M., Ramirez, A.M., Rodrigues, J.C.V. Foster, J.A. 2012. Insecticidal control of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) transmitting Carlavirus on Soybeans and detection of the virus in alternate hosts. Journal of Crop Protection 35:53-57
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0261219412000026

  • Kitajima, E. W., Chagas, C.M., Harakava, R. Calegario, R.F., Freitas-Astúa, J., Rodrigues, J.C.V., Childers, C.C.  2011. Citrus Leprosis in Florida, USA, appears to have been caused by the Nuclear Type of Citrus Leprosis Virus (CiLV-N). Virus Reviews & Research (online).
    http://virusreviewsandresearch.com/volume16nr1,2/R-9_27-12-11.pdf


  • Rodrigues, J.C.V., Antony, L.K. 2011. First report of Raoiella Indica Hirst (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) in Amazonas State, Brazil. Florida Entomologist 94:4, 1073-1074.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1653/024.094.0452

  • Rodrigues, J.C.V.,and Irish, B.M. 2012. Effect of coconut palm proximities and Musa spp. germplasm resistance to colonization by Raoiella indica Hirst (Acari: Tenuipalpidae). Experimental and Applied Acarology.
    http://www.springerlink.com/content/503724377m7286u4/



  • McPhail-Medina, R., L. Wessel-Beaver, J.C.V. Rodrigues. 2010. Papaya ringspot virus resistance in selected F2:3 Families of tropical pumpkin does not support a single recessive gene model. In. Thies, J.A., Kousik, S., Levi, A. (ed.) Cucurbitaceae 2010:6-9, ASHS Press, Ameri. Soc. Hort. Sci., Alexandria, VA.



  • Rodrigues, J.C.V., Ochoa, R., Kane, E. 2007. First report of Raoiella indica Hirst (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) and its damage to coconut palms in Puerto Rico and Culebra Island. International Journal of Acarology 33: 3-5.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01647950708684493


  • Villanueva, R.T., Rodrigues, J.C.V., Welbourn, C., Denmark, H., Childers, C.C. 2008. Amblyseius filcae Denmark and Villanueva, N. Sp. (Acari: Phytoseiidae) Found onViburnum in Florida: Description, Life Cycle and Feeding Studies. Int Journal of Acarology 34(4):385-387.
    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/17088180809434781

  • Miranda, L.C., Navia, D., Rodrigues, J.C.V. 2007.  Brevipalpus Donnadieu mites (Prostigmata: Tenuipalpidae) Associated with Ornamental Plants in Distrito Federal, Brazil. Neotropical Entomology 36(4): 587-592.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17934626

  • Rodrigues, J.C.V., Ochoa, R.;Kane, E. 2006. First Report of Raoiella indica Hirst (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) and its Damage to Coconut Palms in Puerto Rico and Culebra Island. International Journal of Acarology (Submitted)

  • Rodrigues, J.C.V. 2006. “Is ‘Sabará’ sweet orange immune or resistant to citrus leprosis?”: Addressing Bitancourt’s 1938 question. Laranja (accepted)







  • Dragone, D., Rodrigues, J.C.V., Neves, E.M., Nogueira, N.L. 2003. Economic viability of citrus leprosis control on citrus orange varieties. Laranja 24: 311-328. (Portuguese)

  • Nogueira, N.L., Rodrigues, J.C.V. Rossi, M.L. 2003. Association of rhabdovirus-like particles and Brevipalpus mites with three ornamental plants exhibiting symptoms of local lesions. Summa Phytopathologica v. 29, n.3, p. 279-282.









  • Rodrigues, J.C.V., Rodrigues, C.M., Moreira, L., Villalobos, W., Rivera, C., Childers, C.C. 2002. Occurrence of coffee ringspot virus, a Brevipalpus mite-borne disease en coffee in Costa Rica, Central America. Plant Disease, St. Paul, v. 86, n. 5, p. 564.

  • Rodrigues, J.C.V., Childers, C.C. 2002. Oils in citrus pests and diseases management. Laranja, Cordeiropolis, v. 23, n. 1, p. 77-100.

  • Rodrigues, J.C.V., Ueta, F. Z., Muraro, R.P. 2002. Options and comparative costs of citrus leprosis programs. Laranja, Cordeirópolis, v. 23, p. 333-344, 2002. (Portuguese)

  • Rodrigues, J.C.V. 2002. Citrus leprosis control program. Laranja, Cordeirópolis, v. 23, n. 2, p. 321-332 (Portuguese)

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