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Report of the 15th Sweetpotato SpeedBreeders’ Meeting and Training Workshop on the Integration of Molecular Markers Held at ILRI Campus – Nairobi, Kenya on June 6 -10, 2016

The 15th Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI) Sweetpotato SpeedBreeders Annual Meeting was held between 6th and 10th June, 2016 at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Campus in Nairobi, Kenya. For the second time, the meeting brought together scientists from the Sweetpotato for Security and Health in Africa …
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SPHI Brief 2016: The Genomic Tools for Sweetpotato Improvement (GT4SP) Project

This brief presents the activities and acheivements (2015-2016) of a  four year investment to develop genomic and genetic resources for sweetpotato improvement that has been launched with the goal of establishing a molecular marker-assisted breeding program in sweetpotato. It provides information about the critical scientific constraints to be addressed, the …
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Webinar: Marker-Assisted Breeding as Next-Generation Strategy for Genetic Improvement of sweetpotato in Sub Saharan Africa

This webinar was held on 24th March, 2016 at 4.00 pm EAT. The main speakers were: Prof Craig Yencho – Distinguished Professor and Program Leader Sweetpotato and Potato Breeding and Genetics Programs North Carolina State University; Lead PI, BMGF Genomic Tools for Sweetpotato Improvement Project (GT4SP). The Assistant speaker was …

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WEBINAR: Marker-Assisted Breeding as Next-Generation Strategy for Genetic Improvement of sweetpotato in Sub Saharan Africa

  Watch our LIVE presentation on  Marker-Assisted Breeding as Next-Generation Strategy for Genetic Improvement of sweetpotato in Sub Saharan Africa Thursday 24th March, 2016 at 4.00 pm EAT (Check your time zone) Duration: 40 mins Questions: 20 mins   Speakers Prof Craig Yencho – Distinguished Professor and Program Leader  Sweetpotato and Potato Breeding …

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Genomic-Assisted Breeding in Sweetpotato: Current status and future opportunities

Phenotypic selection which is based on appearance and performance has several limitations such as difficulty of separating environmental and genetic contribution; difficulty of distinguishing homozygous and heterozygous effects; need for large space and labor input and the long time required. Genome-wide selection is a DNA based selection method in which several loci are selected …
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SPHI Brief 2015: The Genomic Tools for Sweetpotato Improvement (GT4SP) Project

This flyer introduces a new four year investment to develop genomic and genetic resources for sweetpotato improvement that has been launched with the goal of establishing a molecular marker-assisted breeding program in sweetpotato. It provides information about the critical scientific constraints to be addressed, the strategies and the partners participating …
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