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Tag Archives: RNAi Technology

SASHA Brief 2013: Weevil resistant sweetpotato through biotechnology

Weevil’s damage on sweetpotato threatens food security for the poor. Additionally, its production, marketability, and sustainability, especially in areas experiencing longer dry periods. Mitigation procedure applied conventional breeding methods which failed in spite of considerable investments for decades leaving farmers hopeless. This brief report on project aimed at developing weevil …

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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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