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In many developing countries, yields of root and tuber crops are significantly reduced due to diseases and pests in the planting material. In sweetpotato, the sources of planting material, which are either vine cuttings or roots, are equivalent to clonal seed for vegetative propagation.The development and transfer of new methods …
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This poster outlines the challenges posed by viruses and the mitigation strategies being implemented to ensure sustainable production of virus free sweetpotato for safe movement of germplasm.
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Sweetpotato, (Ipomoea batatas L.), is vegetatively propagated crop. Due to the following cycles of propagation, viruses are accumulated, which contributes to the decline of sweetpotato yield and quality. Stem cuttings of Abees cultivar were collected from several locations in Egypt and kept under controlled greenhouse conditions. Samples were tested for …
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This set of slides illustrates how to carry out virus elimination by use of thermotherapy.
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A set of slides on how to undertake virus indexing.
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