Identification of epigenetic variations influencing viral resistance and yield in cassava farmers’ fields

Project goal

Assemble a high-quality reference genome for an African cassava genotype, and understand the influence of epigenetic changes for storage root yield and CMD tolerance.

Expected results

  • A high-quality reference genome for an African cassava genotype
  • Propose functional, molecular markers for storage root yield and CMD tolerance
  • Propose an approach for increased yields of farmers’ preferred cassava varieties

Locations

Kenya, Nigeria

Contact

Gisel, Andreas (IITA)

Project duration

Start: 01 January 2021
End: 31 December 2023