In Vitro Techniques in the Control of Cassava Mosaic Disease

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1973
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Gamborg, O.L.
Kartha, K.K.
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CASSAVA In a vital crop in many developing countries as a ftod source and is assuming increasing Importance as an export product (Nestel 1973). Afnica grow, 35% of the world's production of cassava. The average yield of about 6 t/ha could be raise ,IX to ten times thIs amount. One very significant factor contributing to low yield and which handicaps rapid expansion of cassava production In cassava mosaic dIsease (CMD) which may: reduce yield by a, much as 65-95% (Hahn 1972). The presence of this disease not only reduces yields. but abo inhibits the movement of germ plasm for breeding purposes.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, pp. 30-35
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