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Poster: Screening South African sweet potato cultivars for resistance to root-knot nematodes

Plant parasitic nematodes, especially Meloidogyne species are considered to be the most important nematodes affecting sweet potato production worldwide. In South Africa a 6% loss, South America 15% and West Africa 24% loss is attributed to Meloidogyne spp.(Sasser 1979;Kleynhans,1991). South Africa does not have adequate empirically-based data on damage caused …

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