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 NameGenetics and Genomics of vegetable crops
Research Programme DescriptionWe use emerging "omics" tools to understand and improve vegetable crops, especially the underutilized ones. Current projects include; "The utilization of molecular techniques for identification of pest resistance genes in cassava (Molemi Rauwane", "The genomic analysis of sweet potato viruses from eastern and southern Africa (Thulile Nhlapo)", and "The use of modern genomic tools for rapid improvement of South African Amaranths species
Research Programme Techniques
Research Programme Keywordsvegetables, orphan crops, transcriptomics, genomics, small-scale farmers
Research FieldGenetics
Responsible PersonNhlapo, Thulile
Ngoepe, Nare
Rauwane, Molemi
Odeny, Damaris

Associated Scientists

Last Name First Name Title E-mail Address Department & Institution
Nhlapo Thulile Ms Biotechnology Platform, ARC
Ngoepe Nare Ms Biotechnology Platform, ARC
Rauwane Molemi Ms Biotechnology Platform, ARC
Odeny Damaris Dr Biotechnology Platform, ARC