Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorHampton, R.
dc.contributor.authorThottappilly, G.
dc.contributor.authorRossel, H.
dc.identifier.citationHampton, R., Thottappilly, G. & Rossel, H. (1997). Viral diseases of cowpea and their control by resistance-conferring genes. In B.B. Singh, D.R. Mohan Raji and K.E. Dashiel, Advances in cowpea research. Ibadan, Nigeria: IITA, (p. 159-175).
dc.description.abstractCowpea crops are susceptible low more than 20 viral diseases. Some of the most destructive viral pathogens are transmitted from one plant generation to the next through the seed, and thus are generally disseminated to most cowpea-producing regions of the world. Seedborne cowpea viruses, after establishment in plantings as seedborne inoculum, are typically spread within fields by insect vectors (either aphid or beetle species). The most effective control of cowpea viral diseases, universally, has been the development of improved genotypes with resistance to viral infection. The historic productiveness of cowpea breeder-geneticists, describing genes/ resistance to almost every major virus, now provides opportunities to develop multiple resistance to diseases, insect pests, Striga spp., and drought. Although cowpea may lag behind other major food plants in the availability of superior new cultivars with multiple-disease/pest resistance, an extremely valuable base of germplasm exists for much greater development and utilization in the future.
dc.subjectViral Diseases
dc.titleViral diseases of cowpea and their control by resistance conferring genes
dc.typeBook Chapter
cg.contributor.crpGrain Legumes
cg.contributor.affiliationOregon State University
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture
cg.coverage.regionWest Africa
cg.coverage.regionNorth America
cg.coverage.countryUnited States
cg.authorship.typesCGIAR and advanced research institute
cg.iitasubjectDisease Control
cg.iitasubjectGenetic Improvement
cg.iitasubjectPests Of Plants
cg.iitasubjectPlant Breeding
cg.iitasubjectPlant Diseases
cg.iitasubjectPlant Ecology
cg.iitasubjectPlant Genetic Resources
cg.iitasubjectPlant Health
cg.iitasubjectPlant Production
cg.accessibilitystatusOpen Access

Files in this item


There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record