Double haploid breeding for cassava enhancement

Published on 20 May 2011

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Start Date: 1 March 2010 | End Date: 30 April 2013


Inbreeding is important for cassava genetic enhancement. Therefore we are developing genetic stocks of partially inbred sources of agronomically desirable characteristics including: tolerance/resistance to PPD, CMD, CBSD, mites, whiteflies, thrips, CBB, SED, root rots, and special plant and root quality traits. However, the main outcome of this initiative is the development of a protocol for the production of doubled-haploids from cassava microspores (or ovules) as well as training materials and capacity building programs.

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