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10.05.2022

Broad-Spectrum Resistance against Viruses Causing Cassava Brown Streak Disease and Cassava Mosaic Virus Disease

In order to reduce the time for selection of resistant crosses and the uncertainties associated with field screening, researchers from the Department of Plant Virus and their colleagues have developed a fast-forward virus screening workflow to assess cassava seedlings from crosses of cassava brown streak- and cassava mosaic virus-resistant parents. After passing through an intensive and precise virus infection routine, cassava seedlings that carried resistance against cassava brown streak and mosaic viruses were identified.

 

For more information see:
Sheat, S.; Zhang, X.; Winter, S. High-Throughput Virus Screening in Crosses of South American and African Cassava Germplasm Reveals Broad-Spectrum Resistance against Viruses Causing Cassava Brown Streak Disease and Cassava Mosaic Virus Disease. Agronomy 2022, 12, 1055. https://doi.org/10.3390/ agronomy12051055