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Title: Genetic Resistance to Alomae-Bobone Virus Complex, the Lethal Disease of Taro (Colocasia Esculenta (L.) Schott) 
Author: Ivancic, Anton; Liloqula, Ruth; Levela, Helen; Saelea, Jimi; Wagatora, Daniel
Date: 1993-01
Publisher: University of Hawaii
Citation: Ivancic A, Liloqula R, Levela H, Saelea J, Wagatora D. 1993. Genetic resistance to Alomae-Bobone Virus Complex, the lethal disease of taro (Colocasia esculenta (L.) schott). In: Ferentinos L, editor. Proceedings of the Sustainable Taro Culture for the Pacific Conference. Sustainable Taro Culture for the Pacific Conference; 1992 Sept 24-25; Honolulu, Hawaii. Honolulu (HI): University of Hawaii. p. 48-54.
Abstract: Alomae-Bobone Virus Complex (ABVC) ,remains the most destructive and the most serious disease of taro (Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott) in the Solomon Islands, and its spread could be a major threat to taro cultivation in the South Pacific region, especially for countries where taro is a major export crop. To create resistant varieties, a recurrent selection method was chosen and 350 genetic recombinations were performed. The offspring generation was tested for resistance. The performance and reaction of the genotypes to the lethal viral disease was observed during a period covering ten months. The genotypes showed
great differences in resistance/susceptibility. Plants with
higher levels of resistance were selected for further recombinations. The selected materials (genotypes with higher levels of field resistance) were predominantly those
where one of the grandparents was wild taro from areas affected by ABVC.
Series/Report No.: Research Extension Series
140
Pages/Duration: 7 pages
ISSN: 0271-9916
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/4094
Keywords: Alomae disease, Bobone disease, Colocasia esculenta, disease resistance, plant breeding, plant viruses, Solomon Islands, taro

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