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Title:  Genetic Resistance to Alomae-Bobone Virus Complex, the Lethal Disease of Taro (Colocasia Esculenta (L.) Schott)
Authors: Ivancic, Anton
Liloqula, Ruth
Levela, Helen
Saelea, Jimi
Wagatora, Daniel
Keywords: Alomae disease
Bobone disease
Colocasia esculenta
disease resistance
plant breeding
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Issue Date: Jan-1993
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.
Series/Report no.: Research Extension Series
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.
Pages/Duration: 7 pages
ISSN: 0271-9916
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Proceedings of the Sustainable Taro Culture for the Pacific Conference

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