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