The ACGT database is a compilation of biosciences research skills, techniques and specialised equipment of scientists at the University of Witwatersrand, University of Pretoria, CSIR, University of Johannesburg and the Agricultural Research Council. ACGT is instrumental in creating an awareness of the regional research activities and programmes. It was created to stimulate coordination of research efforts between the partner institutions and provide a platform for future collaborations.

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Research Programme Detail

Research Programme NamePotato Research Programme
Research Programme DescriptionPotato physiology research. Main focus is on the breaking of tuber dormancy (sprout growth and development).
Research Programme TechniquesGene identification, crop modelling
Research Programme KeywordsPotato pathology, potato nematology, Solarum tuberosum, yield and quality (maximise), physiology, irrigation, crop modelling, potato virus/ diseases, aphid vectors.
Research FieldPlant biosciences
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