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Cassava (Manihot esculenta), a major staple crop, is the main source of calories for 500 million people across the globe. No other continent depends on cassava to feed as many people as does Africa. Cassava is indispensable to food security in Africa. It is a widely preferred and consumed staple, as well as a hardy crop that can be stored in the ground as a fall-back source of food that can save lives in times of famine. Despite the importance of cassava for food security on the African continent, it has received relatively little research and development attention compared to other staples such as wheat, rice and maize. The key to unlocking the full potential of cassava lies largely in bringing cassava breeding into the 21st century. [More...]


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Run ANOVA on your trait data, from a trial detail page. [March 01, 2018]
You can search the cassava HapMaps whole genome sequencing data from Bredeson et al (2016) and Punna et al (2017) using Jbrowse by clicking the link above or by accessing the "Analyze" menu, "Hapmap Jbrowse" [June 6, 2017]
You can make a list of trials from the search wizard to create a combined training dataset. [Feb 24, 2017]
For time consuming tasks in the solGS workflow, you can queue the tasks to run in the background and be notified by email when completed. [April 28, 2016]
The Search "Wizard" has been improved with faster speeds and new features, such as combining lists using intersection or union operators, starting with lists of accessions, and more. [February 21, 2016]
Faster upload speeds
Data uploads for trial information have been redesigned, making the process more intuitive, faster, and with better data quality checks. [February 21, 2016]
Events
SGN and RTB Databases Workshop at PAG 2018
The The SGN and RTB databases workshop at PAG will be in the Towne Room from 10:30 - 12:40, Jan 16, 2018.
R trainings with IY Tecle are coming up!
NACRRI Namulonge, Uganda: Oct 16th-20th 2017.
ARI Mwanza, Tanzania: Oct 23rd-29th 2017.
All attendants are encouraged to bring their own datasets!.
NextGen annual meeting will be held in IITA Ibadan, Nigeria, March 13-16, 2017.
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Featured Publication

Featured Publication

Genome-wide association mapping and genomic prediction for CBSD resistance in Manihot esculenta  Siraj Ismail Kayondo, Dunia Pino Del Carpio, Roberto Lozano, Alfred Ozimati, Marnin Wolfe, Yona Baguma, Vernon Gracen, Samuel Offei, Morag Ferguson, Robert Kawuki & Jean-Luc Jannink
Scientific report,January 8 2018, doi:10.1038/s41598-018-19696-1
Rapid analyses of dry matter content and carotenoids in fresh cassava roots using a portable visible and near infrared spectrometer (Vis/NIRS)  Ugochukwu N. Ikeogu,Fabrice Davrieux,Dominique Dufour,Hernan Ceballos,Chiedozie Egesie,Jean-Luc Jannink
PLOS one, December 11, 2017 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0188918
Accuracies of univariate and multivariate genomic prediction models in African cassava  Uche Godfrey Okeke, Deniz Akdemir, Ismail Rabbi, Peter Kulakow and Jean-Luc Jannink
Genetics Selection Evolution, December 4, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12711-017-0361-y

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