Can crop biotech save the cassava?

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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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