Biofortification of cassava

Project goal

To explore a new approach to biofortifying cassava by cross-species comparative genomics and molecular network analysis in combination with functional testing by genetic transformation and the emerging technique of genome editing.

Expected outcome

The findings will serve either for marker assisted breeding or as an engineering approach by gene-editing to overcome possible constrains in traditional breeding.

Project locations:

Nigeria, Sweden

Contact

Gisel, Andreas (IITA)

Project duration

Start: 16 January 2017
End: 31 December 2020

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