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Synthetic Seeds for Clonal Propagation of Disease-Free Cassava

Paul Chavarriaga-Aguirre of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture in Colombia will develop protocols to produce synthetic seeds for propagation of disease- free true-type cassava plants. The work would use cultured somatic embryos as micro-propagules that can tolerate desiccation and be coated for storage.

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