Agrow is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. Please do not redistribute without permission.

Printed By


CLC Bio joins VIRCA project

Danish bioinformatics company CLC Bio (Aarhus) has joined the international humanitarian virus-resistant cassava for Africa (VIRCA) project co-ordinated by the US-based Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (St Louis, Missouri). The Danish company will provide its proprietary software to analyse and map small interfering RNAs to aid development and identification of elite cassava lines for testing under field conditions in east Africa. Other participants in the VIRCA project include the Ugandan National Crops Resources Research Institute and the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute. VIRCA is applying RNA interference technology to enhance resistance to virus diseases in cassava cultivars preferred by farmers ( Agrow No 624, p22). Disease-resistant cassava lines developed through the project will be available to smallholder farmers on a royalty-free basis.



What to read next




Ask The Analyst

Please fill in the form below to send over your enquiry or check the Ask The Analyst Page to find out more about the service

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts