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October 9th, 2015 / PLOS One

thumb.aspxCassava brown streak disease is caused by two devastating viruses, Cassava brown streak virus and Ugandan cassava brown streak virus, which frequently infecting one of sub-Saharan Africa’s most important staple food crops. In this new research, 12 new whole genomes were uncovered, doubling the genomic sequences available in the public domain for these viruses and giving rise to the possibility that there may be as many as four distinct species of virus. This new analysis of genome sequences may hasten the development of disease-free cassava. Read more