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Lead Lecture

  1. Modern tools for genetic improvement are now available for cassava, the poor farmer's crops
    Fauquet, C.

Invited speakers

  1. From cassava genomics tools to breeding
    Tohme, J.
  2. Potato genomics: Resourses and research to contribute to developing country agriculture
    Ghislain, Marc
  3. Development of genetic resources for breeding improved sweetpotato [pdf 147kb]
    Schafleitner, R.
  4. Intragenic transformation for genetic improvement of root and tuber crops
    Conner, A.

Oral Presentation

  1. Deep sequencing of plant small RNAs: A generic method for diagnosis, discovery and sequencing of viruses [pdf 336kb]
    Kreuze, Jan
  2. Control of potato tuber dormancy and sprouting by genetic engineering of inorganic pyrophosphatase Gene
    Si, Huaijun
  3. Isolation of genes differentially expressed during the defense response of Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) to whitefly (Aleurotrachelus socialis Bondar) attack
    Bohorquez, Adriana
  4. Combining biotechnology, molecular genetics and breeding to improve the content of carotenes in cassava roots
    Chavarriaga, Paul


  1. Genetic transformation of potato cultivars using the RB gene to increase resistance to late blight disease [pdf 124kb]
    Rivera Cristina
  2. New SSR markers for sweetpotato from data mining of expressed sequence tags(ESTs)
    Solis, Julio
  3. Potato genomics: Resourses and research to contribute to developing country agriculture [pdf 90kb]
    Ghislain, Marc
  4. Gene expression profiling of developing cassava storage and its starch quality improvement by genetic engineering
    Zhang, Peng
  5. In Vitro screening of Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) genotypes for drought resistance using polyethylene glycol [pdf 327kb]
    Agili, Sammy
  6. Molecular assisted assessment of late blight resistance in potato [pdf 187kb]
    Lindqvist-Kreuze, Hannele
  7. Structural and functional characterization of an Ipomoea batatas Phytoenen Synthase gene
    Chavarriaga, Paul
  8. Screening for regeneration and transformation efficiencies of African sweetpotato cultivars [pdf 103kb]
    Manrique, S.
  9. Insilico prediction and characterization of microRNAs from Sweet potato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.]
    Solis, Julio
  10. Identification of regions of cassava genome associated with increased carotenoids content in the roots
    Ceballos, Hernan
  11. Protocol for amplification by transferability of micro satellite markers in dioscorea bulbifera
    Siqueira, Marcos
  12. Genetic variability in commercial varieties of water yam (Dioscorea alata) with microsatellites markers [pdf 278kb]
    Siqueira, Marcos