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Improvement of cassava for resistance to insect pests and diseases

Abstract

The African cassava mosaic virus and cassava mealybug are devastating the cassava crop in Uganda. Because of the severe widespread occurrence of the virus and mealybug, in vitro cultured cassava plantlets instead of stem cuttings will be irradiated. In addition, the project has incorporated sweet potato. Installation of tissue culture laboratory at Namulonge was completed in early 1993. Work is in progress to establish efficient in vitro culture micropropagation techniques for the two crops. Small numbers of cassava plantlets of varieties `TMS 30337` and `TMS 4(2)1425` and sweet potato entry 30 are in vitro culture. Mass irradiation of plantlets is planned in future. (author). 4 refs.
Authors:
Mwanga, R O.M. [1] 
  1. Namulonge Agricultural and Animal Production Research Inst., Kampala (Uganda)
Publication Date:
Dec 01, 1997
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
IAEA-312.RC.412.2; CONF-9309536-
Reference Number:
SCA: 553002; PA: AIX-28:073682; EDB-97:146560; SN: 97001879136
Resource Relation:
Conference: 3. research co-ordination meeting of FAO/IAEA/ITALY co-ordinated research programme, Nairobi (Kenya), 20-24 Sep 1993; Other Information: PBD: 1997; Related Information: Is Part Of Improvement of basic food crops in Africa through plant breeding, including the use of induced mutations. Report of the third research co-ordination meeting of FAO/IAEA/ITALY co-ordinated research programme. Working material; PB: 89 p.
Subject:
55 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, BASIC STUDIES; CASSAVA; DISEASE RESISTANCE; RADIATION INDUCED MUTANTS; IN VITRO; INSECTS; PEST CONTROL; PLANT BREEDING; SOLANUM TUBEROSUM; TISSUE CULTURES; UGANDA
OSTI ID:
548108
Research Organizations:
Joint FAO/IAEA Div. of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE98604752; TRN: XA9745183073682
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE98604752
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
pp. 53-54
Announcement Date:
Dec 11, 1997

Citation Formats

Mwanga, R O.M. Improvement of cassava for resistance to insect pests and diseases. IAEA: N. p., 1997. Web.
Mwanga, R O.M. Improvement of cassava for resistance to insect pests and diseases. IAEA.
Mwanga, R O.M. 1997. "Improvement of cassava for resistance to insect pests and diseases." IAEA.
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title = {Improvement of cassava for resistance to insect pests and diseases}
author = {Mwanga, R O.M.}
abstractNote = {The African cassava mosaic virus and cassava mealybug are devastating the cassava crop in Uganda. Because of the severe widespread occurrence of the virus and mealybug, in vitro cultured cassava plantlets instead of stem cuttings will be irradiated. In addition, the project has incorporated sweet potato. Installation of tissue culture laboratory at Namulonge was completed in early 1993. Work is in progress to establish efficient in vitro culture micropropagation techniques for the two crops. Small numbers of cassava plantlets of varieties `TMS 30337` and `TMS 4(2)1425` and sweet potato entry 30 are in vitro culture. Mass irradiation of plantlets is planned in future. (author). 4 refs.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1997}
month = {Dec}
}