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Multiple morphogenic culture systems cause loss of resistance to cassava mosaic disease

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Plant Biology, June 2018
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Multiple morphogenic culture systems cause loss of resistance to cassava mosaic disease
Published in
BMC Plant Biology, June 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12870-018-1354-x
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Raj Deepika Chauhan, Getu Beyene, Nigel J. Taylor


Morphogenic culture systems are central to crop improvement programs that utilize transgenic and genome editing technologies. We previously reported that CMD2-type cassava (Manihot esculenta) cultivars lose resistance to cassava mosaic disease (CMD) when passed through somatic embryogenesis. As a result, these plants cannot be developed as products for deployment where CMD is endemic such as sub-Saharan Africa or the Indian sub-continent. In order to increase understanding of this phenomenon, 21 African cassava cultivars were screened for resistance to CMD after regeneration through somatic embryogenesis. Fifteen cultivars were shown to retain resistance to CMD through somatic embryogenesis, confirming that the existing transformation and gene editing systems can be employed in these genetic backgrounds without compromising resistance to geminivirus infection. CMD2-type cultivars were also subjected to plant regeneration via caulogenesis and meristem tip culture, resulting in 25-36% and 5-10% of regenerated plant lines losing resistance to CMD respectively. This study provides clear evidence that multiple morphogenic systems can result in loss of resistance to CMD, and that somatic embryogenesis per se is not the underlying cause of this phenomenon. The information described here is critical for interpreting genomic, transcriptomic and epigenomic datasets aimed at understanding CMD resistance mechanisms in cassava.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 56 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 25%
Other 6 11%
Student > Master 6 11%
Student > Bachelor 3 5%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 5%
Other 9 16%
Unknown 15 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 19 34%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 18%
Unspecified 1 2%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 2%
Environmental Science 1 2%
Other 5 9%
Unknown 19 34%

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