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dc.creatorAmah, Delphineen_US
dc.identifier.citationDelphine Amah. (10/3/2020). HarvestPlus final Project report on 'Identification and deployment of pVAC-rich plantain varieties'.en_US
dc.description.abstractPlantains (Musa spp. AAB) serve as a staple for millions of people in Africa and is one of the target crops for addressing provitamin A (pVA) deficiency. This project focuses on a food-based intervention against vitamin A deficiency using pVAC (pVA carotenoid) rich plantains, and plantain hybrids combining high yield with pVAC-enriched fruits for the humid lowlands of sub-Saharan Africa. It aims to provide information for short term intervention through dissemination of adapted pVAC dense varieties and generate information for a science-based approach to incorporate pVAC enhancement in existing plantain breeding strategies for the development of more nutritious plantain hybrids. We focus on germplasm screening to understand variation in total carotenoid and pVAC content in the IITA banana breeding germplasm collection comprising plantains, hybrids and diploid cultivars and to identify high pVAC genotypes for fast-track dissemination and (pre)breeding. This is complemented by studies to determine the changes in carotenoid content during fruit ripening and during food preparation (boiling and frying).en_US
dc.rightsCopyrighted; all rights reserveden_US
dc.titleHarvestPlus final Project report on 'Identification and deployment of pVAC-rich plantain varieties'en_US
cg.creator.idAmah, Delphine: 0000-0002-5706-8773en_US
cg.subject.agrovocvitamin deficienciesen_US
cg.contributor.centerBioversity International - Bioversityen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture - IITAen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas - RTBen_US
cg.contributor.funderNot Applicableen_US
cg.coverage.regionWestern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusTimeless limited accessen_US
mel.sub-typeDonor Reporten_US

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