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SASHA Brief 2014: Capacity Building in the Sweetpotato Weevil Resistance Research Component

The development of transgenic sweetpotato with gene(s) for resistance to the African sweetpotato weevils Cylas puncticollis and C. brunneus involves generation, testing and promotion of the new sweetpotato varieties and requires the active participation of scientists, opinion-and decision makers in the country where these varieties are developed. This brief  outlines …

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Presentation: RNAi & resistance against African SP weevils

African sweetpotato weevil Cylas puncticollis and C. brunneus are listed among key damaging pests almost declining sweetpotato (SP) production. Numerous advances have been made develop resistant SP varieties with limited success. This presentation describes the RNAi technology for insect control and protection to beneficial insects against pathogenic viruses, the work …

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