Molecular marker

Breeding cassava for apomixis

N. M. A. Nassar and Collevatti, R. G., Breeding cassava for apomixis, vol. 4, pp. 710-715, 2005.

Apomixis genes have been successfully transferred to cassava (Manihot esculenta) by hybridizing it with the wild species, M. glaziovii. The interspecific hybrid of cassava and M. glaziovii was exposed to open pollination during three subsequent generations. Seven sibs and the maternal progenitor of the fourth generation were genotyped using five microsatellite loci previously developed for cassava. All sibs were identical with each other and with their maternal progenitor. Sibs from M.

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