NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Novogene said today that it would partner with the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) to construct a pan-genome of the cassava plant, Manihot esculenta and one of its closest wild relatives M. e. peruviana.

The goal of the project is to piece together the plant's evolutionary history and genetic diversity in order to boost its production and nutritional value. Cassava is a major food source in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

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