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SASHA Brief 07: Simple, Sensitive Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) to Detect Key Viruses in the Field

More than 20 viruses have been reported that can pose a major constraint to sweetpotato production. Current diagnostic tests available for sweetpotato viruses are either not sensitive enough to reliably detect viruses directly from sweetpotato or require expensive laboratory equipment to perform and a high level of experience. We demonstrate …

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SASHA Brief 06: Yield Impact of Sweetpotato Begomoviruses: Are They Significant?

We established the occurrence and distribution of begomoviruses in Kenya. Field survey was conducted in major sweetpotato growing regions (i.e., Western, Nyanza, Coast, and Eastern). A total of 896 samples were collected and tested by PCR to confirm begomoviruses. One hundred and sixty-seven (167) tested positive from the different regions. …

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