Research AreasAgrobiodiversity, Crops
TimelineStart Date: 1 January 2008 | End Date: 31 December 2012
This is a 5-year project which aims to develop commercial cassava cultivars carrying the high-value trait of amylose-free (waxy) starch. The origin of this project was the discovery of a spontaneous mutation discovered in 2006 and reported in 2007. A key partner in this project is the Kasetsart University of Thailand. Highlighting the relevance of this discovery a similar project is likely to be developed for Brazil, and private starch companies such as National Starch and Corn Products Andina have expressed interest and provided resources as well.
TagsBreeding, markets, technology
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