Can crop biotech save the cassava?

Cassava brown streak disease (CBSD) and cassava mosaic disease (CMD) are currently two major viral diseases that severely reduce cassava production in large areas of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Natural resistance has so far only been reported for CMD in cassava, but an innovative combination of natural and engineered virus resistance in farmer-preferred landraces can reduce the impact of cassava viral diseases in Africa.

Read the full, original post here: Exploiting the Combination of Natural and Genetically Engineered Resistance to Cassava Mosaic and Cassava Brown Streak Viruses Impacting Cassava Production in Africa

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