Dry matter content in cassava and interspecific hybridization

N.M.A. Nassar
Published April 6, 2010
Genet. Mol. Res. 9 (2): 608-610 (2010)
DOI 10.4238/vol9-2gmr772

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N.M.A. Nassar

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N.M.A. Nassar
Email: nagnassa@rudah.com.br/www.geneconserve.pro.br

This particular paper gives an account of using interspecific hybridization within the genus of cassava (Manihot spp). It is worthwhile trying interspecific hybridization with cassava. Its wild relatives possess valuable genes for improving the crop, but they have been neglected in the past (Nassar, 2003a,b, 2006c). However, this task is difficult. Interspecific barriers, hybrid sterility, and severe seed dormancy are some obstacles, among others. This comment may be useful to both readers and the authors. Read more. . . .

Key words: Wild cassava, Manihot spp pollinators, Root content, Fibers,

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