This work aimed to evaluate disease incidence and severity in cassava wild species in order to identify sources of resistance for introgression in elite cassava cultivars. For all the evaluated diseases, accessions with high level of resistance were identified. These accessions are excellent candidates, not only to be used as resistance sources for cassava breeding, but also for studies addressed to understand genetic and molecular basis of disease resistance in cassava.
Dita, M.; Alves, A.; Silva, A.; Bellotti, A.; Fregene, M. Cassava wild species: Diseases evaluation in different regions of Brazil. Presented at the First Scientific Meeting of the Global Cassava Partnership (GCP-I), Ghent, Belgium, 21-25 July 2008. (2008) 1 pp.