Cassava is planted on about 16 million hectares, with 50 percent in Africa, 30 percent in Asia, and 20 percent in Latin America. Total root production is around 152 million tons.
Manihot esculenta, also called cassava or manioc, is a perennial woody shrub with an edible root, which grows in tropical and subtropical areas of the world.
Cassava is a diploid species belonging to the Euphorbiaceae family with 18 pairs of chromosomes and a genome size of 1C=760 Mbp. Genome sequencing and assembly has been completed under the Cassava Genome Project. Genomic data can be found on Phytozome.
- SNP Markers for Cassava
- SNP Marker Conversion to KASPAR System for Cassava
- SSR Markers for Cassava
- DArTs Markers for Cassava
- Genetic Maps for Cassava
- QTLs for Cassava
- Physical Maps for Cassava
- Comparative Maps for Cassava
- Transcriptomics for Cassava
- Genome Sequencing for Cassava
- Link to crop ontology, with downloadable trait dictionary
To obtain the Central Database for Cassava (which provides historical phenotyping data, germplasm information, trait information, and some genotyping data), download the Breeding Management System. Data curators: Agbona Afolabi (IITA) and Arturo Franco (CIAT).
CGIAR Crop Lead Centers: