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AgShare.Today gives seminar to top scientists on new options for data management and visualisation (Jan 2017)

Every year in January, genetic scientists from over 50 countries gather in San Diego for the Plant and Animal Genome conference. This huge gathering offers the AgShare.Today team the perfect opportunity to meet researchers from our partner projects. Attending the meeting also allows us to discuss current work and update partners on the latest tools […]

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New WAVE Centre now open

On 23 July 2016, the West African Virus Epidemiology Project (WAVE) launched the state-of-the-art WAVE Centre at the Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The Centre will now be used to support the team’s crucial work on diseases affecting cassava, a staple food source for hundreds of millions of people. The WAVE team began […]

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Bridging the Divide – Joseph Ndunguru talks to AgShare.Today about the importance of linking upstream science to smallholder farmers.

In our latest video, Dr Joseph Ndunguru, Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute in Tanzania, talks to AgShare.Today about the importance of linking upstream science to smallholder farmers. Principal Investigator of the Cassava Diagnostics Project (CDP), Dr Ndunguru illustrates the creation of such linkages using recent project successes in improving crop productivity to ultimately support food security. […]

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New (10/02/2016): Novel DNA sequences identified that break CMD resistance

A new journal article has been published that reports the discovery of two novel DNA sequences designated as SEGS-1 and SEGS-2 (sequences enhancing geminivirus symptoms) which enhance symptoms and break resistance to CMD. The SEGS are characterized by GC-rich regions and the absence of long open reading frames. Both SEGS enhanced CMD symptoms in cassava (Manihot […]

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