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Analysis of the need for biotechnology research on cassava, yam, and plantain: Biotechnology: enhancing research on tropical crops in Africa

by Asiedu, R; Ng, S.Y.C; Vuylsteke, D; Terauchi, R; Hahn, S.K; Thottappilly, G; Monti, L.M; Mohan Raj, D.R; Moore, A.W; Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation, Wageningen (Países Bajos); IITA, Ibadan (Nigeria) .
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall number: F30 T523 Publisher: Ibadan (Nigeria): IITA, 1992Description: p. 27-32.Summary: Cassava, yam, and plantain are staple food crops essential to food security in the humid and subhumid tropics of Africa. However, these crops have long growth cycles, high perishability and slow multiplication rates of propagation materials, and they are subject to a number of biological stresses. These stresses include diseases, insects, mites, nematodes, and weeds. There are gaps in our knowledge, especially in the area of genetics, which influence the pace of breeding. Intensification of research is needed in cytogenetics, molecular genetics, in vitro culture, cryopreservation, and disease diagnosisSubject(s): INVESTIGACION BIOTECNOLOGICA | MANIHOT ESCULENTA | FITOMEJORAMIENTO | DIOSCOREA | MUSA | AFRICA | ZONA SUBHUMEDA | ZONA HUMEDA
Item type Location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode
Analítica Analítica Colección general F30 T523 (Browse shelf) Available BVE19909007889

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