Cassava is an important security crop that faces severe yield loses due to cassava brown streak disease. Motivated by the slow progress of conventional breeding, genetic improvement of cassava is undergoing rapid change due to the implementation of quantitative trait loci mapping, Genome-wide association mapping , and genomic selection . In this study, 2 breeding panels were genotyped for SNP markers using genotyping by sequencing and phenotyped for foliar and CBSD root symptoms at 5 locations in Uganda.
This work is part of the “Next Generation Cassava Breeding Project” which is supported by the UK Department for International Development, in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Siraj Ismail Kayondo, Dunia Pino Del Carpio, Roberto Lozano, Alfred Ozimati, Marnin Wolfe, Yona Baguma, Vernon Gracen, Samuel Offei, Morag Ferguson, Robert Kawuki & Jean-Luc Jannink. Genome-wide association mapping and genomic prediction for CBSD resistance in Manihot esculenta Scientific Reports volume 8, Article number: 1549 (2018)
Genome-wide association mapping and genomic prediction for CBSD resistance in Manihot esculenta
Published 24 January 2018