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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.

A method for real-time classification of insect vectors of mosaic and brown streak disease in cassava plants for future implementation within a low-cost, handheld, in-field multispectral imaging sensor

This paper introduces a multispectral imaging system and data-processing approach for the identification and discrimination of morphologically indistinguishable cryptic species of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci.

Published by: Plant Methods, Year: 2018, Pages: 12, File type: External link (3,810 KB)

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African cassava whitefly, Bemisia tabaci, cassava colonisation preferences and control implications

This study assessed whether the age and variety of cassava affected the density of whitefly colonising the crop.

Published by: PLOS One, Year: 2018, Pages: 14, File type: External link (1,555 KB)

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Next-generation sequencing technologies and their application to the study and control of bacterial infections

This study examines the challenge of comparability of different sequencing platforms and discusses the historical background and characteristics of the most commonly used sequencing instruments.

Published by: Elsevier, Year: 2018, Pages: 7, File type: (709 KB)

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Metagenomic arbovirus detection using MinION nanopore sequencing

This study examines the ability of the hand-held MinION sequencer to metagenomically detect and characterise a virus from an infected mosquito.

Published by: Elsevier, Year: 2017, Pages: 6, File type: (587 KB)

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Variability in P1 gene redefines phylogenetic relationships among cassava brown streak viruses

This study determined 64 nucleotide sequences from the variable P1 gene from major cassava producing areas of east and central-southern Africa, to understand the evolutionary relationships of Cassava brown streak virus.

Published by: BioMed Central, Year: 2017, Pages: 7, File type: External link (777 KB)

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Infectivity of Deinbollia mosaic virus, a novel weed‑infecting begomovirus in East Africa

This study investigates the capacity of Deinbollia mosaic virus to infect a restricted host range of Solanaceae and Euphorbiaceae species.

Published by: Springer, Year: 2017, Pages: 7, File type: External link (1,090 KB)

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Genetic diversity of banana (Musa spp.) and its relation to plant parasitic nematodes in Tanzania

This poster provides a snapshot of a study conducted to assess the genetic diversity of 159 banana varieties and their association to plant parasitic nematodes.

Published by: Banana Nematode Baseline Project (BNBP), Year: , Pages: 1, File type: PDF (1.6 MB)

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The environmental, socio-economic, and health impacts of wood fuel value chains in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic map

The objective of this systematic map was to provide a comprehensive review of the environmental, socio-economic and health impacts of wood fuel value chains across sub-Saharan Africa.

Published by: Environmental Evidence, Year: 2017, Pages: 16, File type: External link (1,194 KB)

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Social networks and the resilience of rural communities in the Global South: a critical review and conceptual reflections

This study presents a systematic review of contemporary case studies and proposes a trans local social network perspective on resilience that views rural communities as being embedded in social networks that connect people.

Published by: Ecology and Society, Year: 2017, Pages: 32, File type: External link (687 KB)

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Trees for life: the ecosystem service contribution of trees to food production and livelihoods in the tropics

This review synthesises the current evidence base examining the contribution of forest and trees to agricultural production and livelihoods in the tropics.

Published by: Forest Policy and Economics, Year: 2017, Pages: 10, File type: External link (998 KB)

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