Research AreasAgrobiodiversity, Crops
CountriesChina, Colombia, Nigeria, Uganda
TimelineStart 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.
Tagsbiotechnology, Capacity building, crop breeding, imrpoved germplasm, pest and disease management, resistance
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