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Fighting Virus disease in Sweetpotato

Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) is one of the most important food crops in the world. In developing countries, it is a famine reserve crop and consumed by the poor rural populations for subsistence. However, it is attacked by a number of diseases, especially viruses. This article describes the sweetpotato chlorotic stunt virus (SPCSV) an important pathogen of SP. Additionally; it outlines the new gene transfer technology for combating resistance against SPCSV.

HOW TO CITE

International potato Center, (CIP). 2007. Fighting virus disease in sweetpotato. International Potato Center (CIP), pp 42-43.