CIAT scientists publish second peer-reviewed video

11 April, 2013 by (comments)

CIAT has just published its latest peer-reviewed video in The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE). The team, led by entomologist Soroush Parsa, filmed a protocol for evaluating whether friendly fungi can be introduced into plants to boost their resistance to pest attacks. The work is part of a proof-of-concept project funded by a Grand challenges Explorations grant from theRead More …

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Culture of resistance: could friendly fungi offer a helping hand to beans and cassava?

2 November, 2012 by (comments)

Friendly fungi could be the new secret weapon for boosting the resilience of beans and cassava to pest attacks. Scientists at CIAT and the US Department of Agriculture hope to fight the seed-drilling bean weevil and dreaded, sap-sucking cassava mealybug by introducing a particular strain of fungus to live inside the crops. Fungi have long been used in organicRead More …

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CIAT takes the lead with peer-reviewed video first

22 June, 2011 by (comments)

A team of entomologists at CIAT is the first in the CGIAR to publish in the world’s only peer-reviewed video journal. Dr. Soroush Parsa and his team produced a 10-minute video demonstrating the procedures for assessing spittlebug resistance in brachiaria grasses for the online publisher JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments. Established in 2006, JoVE has published over 1,200Read More …

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