Synthetic Seeds for Clonal Propagation of Disease-Free Cassava

Published on 12 September 2012

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Start Date: 1 May 2012 | End Date: 31 October 2013


The project’s aim is to offer to farmers an alternative method of multiplying cassava, a method that helps them exchange cassava germplasm, easily and safely, reducing the incidence and severity of biotic stresses. We would like to develop protocols to produce synthetic seeds for massive propagation of disease-free, true-type cassava plants using somatic embryos as micro-propagules.


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2 Responses to “Synthetic Seeds for Clonal Propagation of Disease-Free Cassava”

  1. priscila says:

    I am Priscila a Phd student in Agriculture UNESP University from Brazil and I´d like to know if does Ciat have some possibility of a scholarship to work in some cassava proyect in any country. I´ve been already in Cuba for Three months studing about the profile of Cubans cassava preference and In Colombia lika a speach in the “Tercero Congreso Internacional de Desarollo rural y Seguridad Alimentaria” talkin about the possibilities of cassava use in the human food. Thank you for your attention, and I wait to listen about you soon.
    Best regard,

  2. nnanna nkobi says:

    Is this alternative method for mass producing synthetic cassava seeds now available to farmers? How can farmers get to use the method?

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