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Cover for Durable cisgenic resistance to <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Phytophthora infestans</i> in potato, and perspectives for applications in Africa.

Late blight caused by Phytophthora infestans is a major constraint in potato production. A promising strategy to combat late blight in potato is to combine different resistance genes to achieve durable resistance. Resistance genes from wild relatives can be introduced by breeding or by...

Author(s)
Gheysen, G.; Heremans, B.; Droogenbroeck, B. van; Custers, R.; Vossen, J. H.; Visser, R. G. F.; Jacobsen, E.; Hutten, R.; Haverkort, A. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
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Cover for Aims and principles of organic cattle production.

This chapter outlines the international standards relating to organic production of milk and beef as well as the roles of international organic agencies. Legislation regarding organic farming in Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Australasia is discussed. Moreover, the impacts of...

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2011 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845937584)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Current status of crop biotechnology in Africa.

The continent of Africa as a whole is faced with a number of critical challenges as Africa's level of crop production has not kept pace with population growth. Hunger and malnutrition are prevalent. Good agricultural land is declining as a result of poor farming practices, and pests and diseases...

Author(s)
George, D.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934095)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Breeding for crop improvement.

The topics covered include: cytotaxonomy of the genus Manihot; flower behaviour, hybridization techniques and seed management; breeding strategy (for Africa; for Latin Americas; for Asia); breeding for high yield; breeding for root quality (starch and dry matter content); breeding for low content...

Author(s)
Jennings, D. L.; Iglesias, C.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 9780851995243)
Type
Book chapter

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