This work aimed to evaluate cassava interspecific hybrids obtained at CIAT from different M. esculenta varieties and the wild species M. flabellifollia, M. tristis and M. peruviana for disease resistance in different production areas of Brazil. Genotypes with high levels of resistance to diseases were identified in all the places evaluated. Currently, replications of the promising hybrids are planted in these places aiming to perform more accurate evaluations and data analyses of disease resistance and agronomic traits. In addition, characterization for resistance to other diseases, such as bacterial blight, root rot and cassava mosaic veins virus will be performed in greenhouse conditions.
Dita, M.; Alves, A.; Silva, A.; Bellotti, A.; Fregene, M. Evaluation of cassava interespecific hybrids for disease resistance. Presented at the First Scientific Meeting of the Global Cassava Partnership (GCP-I), Ghent, Belgium, 21-25 July 2008. (2008) 1 pp.