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dc.contributor.authorNg, S.Y.C.
dc.contributor.authorRossel, H.W.
dc.contributor.authorThottappilly, G.
dc.identifier.citationNg, S.Y.C., Rossel, H.W. & Thottappilly, G. (1990). The role of tissue culture in the establishment of disease-free germplasm for international distribution. Integrated pest management for tropical root and tuber crops: proceedings of the workshop on the global status of and prospects for integrated pest management of root and tuber crops in the tropics. Ibadan, Nigeria, 25-30 Oct. 1987. Ibadan, Nigeria: IITA, (p. 73-77).
dc.description.abstractMeristem-tip culture is being used to eliminate viruses from plants. The fact that some viruses are easier to eliminate than others has been utilized in thermotherapy and chemotherapy, along with meristem-tip culture, to increase the efficacy of disease elimination. Tissue culture materials are considered the most suitable form for international exchange of vegetative plant materials and the method is well accepted by national quarantine authorities. Clonal germplasm of cassava and sweet potato has been distributed in this form by IITA to many countries in Africa and elsewhere. This has greatly contributed to the improvement of these root and tuber crops in many countries through testing, selection and eventual release of new, high-yielding, disease and pest resistant varieties.
dc.subjectPlant Genetic Resources
dc.subjectSweet Potatoes
dc.subjectTissue Culture
dc.subjectDisease Prevention
dc.titleThe role of tissue culture in the establishment of disease free germplasm for international distribution
dc.typeConference Paper
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture
cg.coverage.regionWest Africa
cg.authorship.typesCGIAR single centre
cg.iitasubjectPlant Genetic Resources
cg.iitasubjectTissue Culture
cg.iitasubjectDisease Control
cg.accessibilitystatusLimited Access

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