TimelineStart Date: 24 June 2011 | End Date: 31 December 2011
The main objective of this projects is to characterize and conserve suitable coconut germplasm from the Colombian Pacific coast, by using biotechnology tools, with active participation of coconut-growing communities; and generate base and practical knowledge on the complex red-ring disease caused by the vector known as Gualpa. Other specific objectives are:
- Identification, characterization, and collection of coconut germplasm with local farmers.
- Optimization of somatic embryogenesis methodologies (multiplication) and early infestation evaluation focused on the nematode causing the red-ring disease.
- Definition of the entomological complex that affects coconuts, and development of control strategies based on population studies.
Tagsbiotechnology, Coconut, LAC, tropical fruits
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