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Development of advanced sweet potato (ipomoea batatas) genotypes resistant to the complex of potyviruses infecting sweet potato in china

Objective

The objective of the project is the development of sweet potato genotypes resistant to the complex to Potyvirusesprevailing in China in order to be fed into national breeding programmes. The project aims at overcoming the scarcity of sources of resistance in the sweet potato germless. It is organised in 3 parts. Detection and characterisation of resistance sources among existing or old varieties of the crop, wild forms of the same species, or closely related species'. Development of engineered resistance by cloning single chain antibodies (scoff) targeting the coat proteins or the polymerise of the sweet potato Pot viruses, and using Agro bacterium and particle gun mediated genetic transformation without resorting to selectable markers. The characterisation of the biological components of virus resistance that could contribute to slow down the polycyclic building up of virus epidemics

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FACULTE UNIVERSITAIRE DES SCIENCES AGRONOMIQUES DE GEMBLOUX
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Passage des déportés, 2
5030 Gembloux
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