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Optimisation of parameters for agrobacterium-mediated transformation of sweet potato
An Agrobacterium-mediated transformation and somatic regeneration protocol was adapted for a Kenyan sweet potato variety, KSP36. A model cultivar, CTP560 was used as a control. For selection of transformed explants paramomycin ...
Interaction of cassava mosaic disease and cassava brown streak disease in nicotiana benthamiana
The interaction of Cassava mosaic geminivirus (CMG)and Cassava brown streak virus (CBSV) were tested in Nicotiana benthamiana. The inoculated virus and/or virus species were CMGs species (ACMV and EACMV-UgV), CBSV and dual ...
Effect of 2, 4-d levels on callus induction of leaf and stem explants of 5 local farmer-preferred sweet potato varieties in Kenya
Five local and popular sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas(Lam.) varieties were selected from the major sweet potato growing areas, based on farmer-preferences and desirable characteristics. Both leaf and stem explants were ...