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SASHA Brief 2016: Weevil resistant sweetpotato through biotechnology

Weevils damage about a quarter of the sweetpotato harvest in Uganda and induce the accumulation of toxic compounds in the healthy-looking parts of damaged storage roots. We have introduced new genes that produce anti-weevil proteins in the sweetpotato storage root through biotechnology. We may have found few with some resistance …
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SASHA Brief 2015: Weevil resistance through biotechnology

This flyer summarizes the objectives, achievements and plans of CIP’s work to address the problem of weevils through development of weevil resistant sweetpotato varieties through breeding and biotechnology. It outlines the Bt-RNAi combined gene technology being applied, and the progress made between 2014 and 2015 towards achieving the project objectives.
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SASHA Brief 2014: Weevil resistant sweetpotato through biotechnology

Farmers face approximately 28% loses of farm produce to weevil attacks. Sometime, due to climate changes with prolonged dry seasons, weevils may increase. In cases where it is only sweetpotato remaining as food destruction by weevils can be quite devastating. Additionally, undamaged root parts can accumulate toxins hence health threats. …
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Segregation analysis of cry7Aa1 gene in F1 progenies of transgenic and non-transgenic sweetpotato crosses

Sweetpotato weevils are the most devastating pests of sweetpotato causing yield losses ranging from 60 to 100%. Their cryptic nature, where the larvae is found within plant tissues render them difficult to manage especially using chemicals control. Development of weevil resistant sweetpotato was conducted by crossing a transgenic event CIP410008.7 …
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Weevil Resistant Sweetpotato through Biotechnology

African sweetpotato weevils (SPW), Cylas puncticollis and C. brunneus, are a major threat to sweetpotato, which plays a vital role in food security and income generation for both the urban and rural poor in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). SPW can devastate sweetpotato production, including total crop loss. A socio-economic study undertaken …
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Cultivar and Plant Organ Type Differences in Influencing Somatic Embryogenesis in Ugandan Sweetpotato

Resistance to weevils, Cylas puncticollis and C. brunneus, is very low in the available sweetpotato germplasm. Two cry genes are now accessible in Uganda for the improvement of resistance to weevils in sweetpotato through genetic transformation. The objective of the reported research is to develop an in vitro method of …
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