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Welcome to the AgShare.Today Resource Centre

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.

Evaluation of resistance to cassava mosaic disease in selected African cassava cultivars using combined molecular and greenhouse grafting tools

In this study, a total of 24 selected cultivars were screened against cassava mosaic disease using combined molecular and greenhouse grafting tools.

Published by: Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology, Year: 2018, Pages: 7, File type: External link (1,124 KB)

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Localisation of cassava brown streak virus in Nicotiana rustica and cassava Manihot esculenta (Crantz) using RNAscope® in situ hybridisation

This study provides a robust method for Cassava brown streak virus (CBSV) detection in the experimental host and in cassava. The protocol will be used to study CBSV tropism in various cassava genotypes.

Published by: Virology Journal, Year: 2018, Pages: 11, File type: External link (2,120 KB)

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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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Unusual occurrence of a DAG motif in the Ipomovirus cassava brown streak virus and implications for its vector transmission

This study aims to characterise Cassava brown streak virus and Ugandan cassava brown streak virus whole genomes from cassava brown streak disease symptomatic cassava plants sampled in Kenya.

Published by: PLOS One, Year: 2017, Pages: 22, File type: External link (5,290 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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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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