A cross-cutting initiative to develop new strategies for detecting and managing major bacterial diseases of root, tuber, and banana crops

  • Authors : Verdier, V.

  • Document type : Report

  • Year of publication : 2014

  • Publisher(s) : CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB)

  • Place of publication : Lima, Peru

  • Pages : 22

  • Language(s) : English

  • Abstract : Cassava bacterial blight (CBB) caused by Xanthomonas manihotis pv. manihotis, Banana Xanthomonas Wilt (BXW) caused by Xanthomonas vasicola pv. musacearum, and bacterial wilt of potato caused by Ralstonia solanacearum are diseases of quarantine significance that persist in soil and planting material causing devastating crop loss es. With the intensification of RTB crop production these diseases are becoming more destructive. Their increasing importance and their negative impact on yield call for the development of a global and concerted approach that will consider the latest breakthrough discoveries in plant science. The RTB Research Program provided a grant for the implementation of a workshop bringing together scientists with expertise in different domains (phytopathology, genetics, epidemiology, diagnostic, genomics and biotechnology) to discuss: 1. new biotechnological applications for breeding and genetic engineering for bacterial disease resistance; 2. latest developments of diagnostic and epidemiological tools from existing genomic information; and 3. innovative strategies to enhance the discovery and use of resistance sources in breeding.


  • Open access : Yes

  • Document on publisher's site : open View article on publisher's site

  • Musalit document ID : IN140347

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