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Quantification of the transcriptional activity of genes associated with cyanogenesis in Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz)
Cassava has cyanogenic glycosides in its roots and leaves. These compounds function in plants as protective agents against herbivores as well as the translocable form of reduced nitrogen. The genes involved in the cyanogenic ...
Converting toxic cyanide into valuable aminoacids: isolation of β-Cyanoalanine synthase in Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) and evaluation of its physiological role
Cassava is a perennial shrub cultivated in the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world and is characterized by its ability to develop secondary roots of high starch storing capacity. This root crop shows certain ...
Genetic diversity and differentiation of Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) accessions in Puerto Rico
Cassava is consumed daily by 600 million people living in the poorest places in Africa, Asia and South America. Natural genetic variation that exists among different cultivars of cassava has been studied in order to ...