Visit to Danforth Plant Science Center

Angela meets up with Nigel Taylor at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, together with Shai Morin and Osnat Malka (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) to discuss opportunities for improved resistance of cassava against whitefly pests.  We are working, together with Shai, Osnat and other whitefly researchers funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to identify whitefly-specific molecular traits that can be targeted, to reduce whitefly infestations of cassava, which is a staple crop in Sub Saharan Africa.