Global partnership seeks to fight cassava virus

05/12/2013 | ScienceMag.org

Researchers around the world are stepping up their efforts to fight viruses that can devastate cassava crops in Africa. The root is ground into flour, used as a biofuel and brewed into beer. The 22 participating agencies will work to eradicate the virus, research ways to make the plant resistant to the virus and provide virus-free seeds to farmers.

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