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The AgShare.Today Resource Centre brings together a collection of resources related to agriculture. These include open access scientific journals and best practice guides that can be used for background reading and to support research initiatives. The AgShare Featured Resource showcases a new document each month that the AgShare team recommends to all members.

Genetic Variation of Postharvest Physiological Deterioration Susceptibility in a Cassava Germplasm

The present study sourced for postharvest physiological deterioration tolerance from different genetic resources available within a cassava germplasm.

Published by: Crop Science, Year: 2015, Pages: 12, File type: External link (798 KB)

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Distribution and Genetic Diversity of Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus Following an Incursion into Kenya

The study revealed that tomato spotted wilt virus in Kenya has persisted in the area to which it was first introduced but has had very limited dispersal to other areas.

Published by: Wiley, Year: 2015, Pages: 10, File type: External link (719 KB)

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Spatial and temporal spread of cassava brown streak disease in field grown cassava in coastal Tanzania

A study was conducted to determine the spatial and temporal spread of cassava brown streak disease (CBSD) in fieldgrown cassava at Chambezi, coastal Tanzania from 2012 to 2013.

Published by: International Journal of Research in Plant Science, Year: 2015, Pages: 9, File type: External link (813 KB)

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Field resistance of transgenic plantain to nematodes has potential for future African food security

Transgenic plantain resistant to key nematode pests had 186% of the yield of non-transgenic plants.

Published by: Scientific Reports, Year: 2015, Pages: 10, File type: External link (1,124 KB)

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Seed Systems Support in Kenya: Consideration for an Integrated Seed Sector Development Approach

he article continues with analysing some of Kenya’s recent policy shifts in order to explore how its new seed policy and legislative framework may fit within the principles of the Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD) approach

Published by: Journal of Sustainable Development, Year: 2015, Pages: 14, File type: External link (239 KB)

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Towards Understanding the diversity of banana bunchy top virus in the great lakes region of Africa

In this study, the DNA-R fragment and the coat protein were used to characterize BBTV isolates from the African Great Lakes region.

Published by: African Journal of Agricultural Research, Year: 2015, Pages: 8, File type: External link (883 KB)

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Revision of Begomovirus taxonomy based on pairwise sequence comparisons

Viruses of the genus Begomovirus (family Geminiviridae) are emergent pathogens of crops throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the world.

Published by: Springer, Year: 2015, Pages: 27, File type: External link (1,951 KB)

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Temporal Dynamics of Tomato Severe Rugose Virus and Bemisia tabaci in Tomato Fields in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Temporal progress of a begomovirus disease in tomato fields and the abundance of its whitefly vector were evaluated during three consecutive tomato plantings in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2006 and 2007.

Published by: Journal of Phytopathology, Year: 2015, Pages: 10, File type: External link (291 KB)

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Influence of Host Plant Resistance and Disease Pressure on Spread of Cassava Brown Streak Disease in Uganda

In this study, five cassava genotypes with varying levels of resistance to CBSD were used to evaluate the effect of genotype and and prevailing disease pressure on CBSD spread in Uganda.

Published by: American Journal of Experimental Agriculture, Year: 2015, Pages: 10, File type: External link (1,419 KB)

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The molecular correlates of organ loss: the case of insect Malpighian tubules

This study demonstrates that the evolutionary loss of a key insect organ, the Malpighian tubules, has not been associated with the coupled loss of molecular functions.

Published by: The Royal Society, Year: 2015, Pages: 5, File type: External link (323 KB)

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