Cassava in vitro drought stress responses
What is it about?
Twelve accessions of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) were screened for tolerance to induced-water stress in vitro using mannitol. Growth parameters of Cassava were measured and adequate statistical analyses were done to detect variances in the performance of the accessions for induced-water stress tolerance.
Why is it important?
Cassava is naturally tolerant to drought but the current global climate change may pose a challenge on its tolerant ability. It is therefore important to screen cassava germplasms for tolerance to drought in a more fast and reliable way through the use of Biotechnology.
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