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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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Presentation: The Genomic Tools for Sweetpotato (GT4SP) Improvement Project – Building a modern breeding platform for sweetpotato improvement

According to Craig Yencho’s presentation, if yield was improved in the sweetpotato growing areas, then the SPHI goal of 10 million by 2020 could be very realistic. Yencho presented the development of sweetpotato production in USA and Africa, highlighted the ongoing work to improve production and the challenges that still …
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