Month: December 2019

The control of aphids and the spread of plant viruses

This is one of a series of articles about the 20 research projects for which CONNECTED provided pump-prime funding. A full set of articles about all 20 projects can be found here. The prevalence of ‘plant-vectored’ insect-pathogenic viruses in Kenya and their potential…

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Reflecting on 2019 … looking ahead to 2020

As we head towards the end of 2019, the CONNECTED Network is reflecting on some of the highlights of the year, and looking ahead to the next 12 months. Here are a few 2019 highlights in numbers: 1,300 network members & counting 3…

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Maize lethal necrosis: Assessing virus diversity and identifying uncharacterised viruses

This is one of a series of articles about the 20 research projects for which CONNECTED provided pump-prime funding. A full set of articles about all 20 projects can be found here. Tracking genetic diversity and development of diagnostic tools for maize lethal…

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Developing a diagnostic testing tool for on-site use to detect virus threats to food crops

This is one of a series of articles about the 20 research projects for which CONNECTED provided pump-prime funding. A full set of articles about all 20 projects can be found here. Rapid and inexpensive diagnostic tools for virus disease surveillance in sub-Saharan…

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Assessing the presence and diversity of insect-transmitted viruses in tomato and pepper

This is one of a series of articles about the 20 research projects for which CONNECTED provided pump-prime funding. A full set of articles about all 20 projects can be found here. Characterising viral diversity in vegetable crops to enable targeted resistance breeding…

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Skills boost for over 600 follows ‘amazingly successful’ vector and virus diagnostics training

Early career researchers have declared a five-day introductory level vector and virus diagnostics course a resounding success. 18 delegates from 12 countries were awarded places on ‘The application of molecular diagnostics for plant virus surveillance,’ organised by the CONNECTED Network in partnership with…

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Assessment of viruses destroying tomato crops in Uganda

This is one of a series of articles about the 20 research projects for which CONNECTED provided pump-prime funding. A full set of articles about all 20 projects can be found here. Identification of vectors transmitting viruses in tomato in Uganda A project…

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