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.
Authors: International Potato Center, International Potato Center
Contributors: Administrator, Administrator
Publisher: International Potato Center
Publication Date: 2007
Keywords: gene technology, sweetpotato chlorotic stunt virus (SPCSV)
HOW TO CITE
International potato Center, (CIP). 2007. Fighting virus disease in sweetpotato. International Potato Center (CIP), pp 42-43.