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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

  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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Identification of quantitative trait loci for dry-matter, starch, and b-carotene content in sweetpotato

Development of orange-fleshed sweetpotatoes (OFSP) is desired for the improvement of the food supply and nutritional status of millions of people in developing countries, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, sweetpotato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam] breeding is challenging due to its genetic complexity, and marker-assisted breeding tools are needed to facilitate …
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