Detection and Molecular Characterization of a Phytoplasma Associated with Machorreo of Lulo (Solanum quitoense) in Colombia. Poster.
Keywords: Solanum quitoense; Tropical fruits; Plant diseases; Mycoplasmalike organisms; PCR; DNA; RFLP; Nucleotide sequence; Phytoplasms; Molecular techniques; Colombia
Keywords: Annona muricata; Tropical fruits; Colletotrichum lindemuthianum; Anthracnosis; Plant diseases; Fungal diseases; Pathogenicity; DNA; PCR; Genetic variation; Colombia
Keywords: Musa (plantains); Tropical fruits; Plant diseases; Ralstonia solanacearum; Genetic markers; Tagetes patula; Biological control; Organic fertilizers; Innovation; Disease control; Molecular markers; Colombia
Keywords: Manihot esculenta; Pest insects; Aleyrodidae; Aleurotrachelus socialis; Genotypes; Pest resistance; Genetic markers; Genetic maps; Microsatellites; Cassava; Whitefly; Colombia
The Sixth International Scientific Meeting of the Cassava Biotechnology Network (CBN) was held on 8-14 March 2004 at CIAT headquarters in Cali. Participants examined ways in which biotechnology can add value to cassava, for example, by aiding production of disease-free planting material of improved varieties. Among the topics covered were the role of cassava farmers, processors, and consumers in research planning; cassava and human nutrition; genetic transformation and other options for cassava improvement; and biosafety. Grown mainly by small farmers, cassava is vital to the food security and livelihoods of some 500 million people across the tropics.
Keywords: Manihot esculenta; Plant biotechnology; Research network; Byproducts; Marketing; Cost benefit analysis; Plant genetic resources; Plant breeding; Genetic variation; Genetic resistance; Germplasm conservation; Food crops; Stress; Postharvest technology; Tapioca; Tissue culture; Genetic transformation; Genetic markers; Technology transfer; Cassava; Agrobiodiversity; Participatory research; Molecular techniques; Developing countries; Africa; Asia; Colombia; Latin America
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