Cassava’s new dawn: 5,000 genotypes to be sequenced

16 December, 2011 by (comments)

Cassava is already one of the most important food crops in Africa, and probably the most important smallholder industrial crop in SE Asia.

But a new project announced by CIAT and BGI to sequence no fewer than 5,000 cassava genotypes could unlock some of the crop’s as-yet undiscovered secrets, helping agricultural scientists find new cassava markets, and rise to the multifarious challenges of climate change. Click for more.

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