Cassava is a major staple crop in Africa, Asia, and South America, and its starchy roots provide nourishment for 800 million people worldwide. Although native to South America, cassava was brought to Africa 400–500 years ago and is now widely cultivated across sub-Saharan Africa, but it is subject to biotic and abiotic stresses. To assist in the rapid identification of markers for pathogen resistance and crop traits, and to accelerate breeding programs, the International Cassava Genetic Map Consortium generated a framework map for M. esculenta Crantz from reduced representation sequencing [genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS)].
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.
International Cassava Genetic Map Consortium (ICGMC). High-Resolution Linkage Map and Chromosome-Scale Genome Assembly for Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) from 10 Populations. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics; 1 January 2015, vol. 5 no. 1 133-144; https://doi.org/10.1534/g3.114.015008
High-Resolution Linkage Map and Chromosome-Scale Genome Assembly for Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) from 10 Populations