Manihot esculenta (Cassava, Brazilian arrowroot, Yuca, Manioc, Mandioca, MANES) | BCH-ORGA-SCBD-112539 | Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Organism (ORGA)

last updated: 26 Sep 2017
Organism information
Manihot esculenta
Kingdom Viridiplantae
Phylum Streptophyta
Order Malpighiales
Family Euphorbiaceae
Genus Manihot
Species esculenta
  • Jatropha manihot
  • Cassava
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  • Brazilian arrowroot
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  • Yuca
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  • Manioc
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  • Mandioca
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  • MANES
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Crops
Domesticated
Characteristics related to biosafety
Manihot esculenta is a woody shrub native to South America.
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It is one of the most drought-tolerant crops, capable of growing on marginal soils.
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Nigeria is the world's largest producer of cassava, while Thailand is the largest exporter of dried cassava.
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  • Food
Additional Information
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Genetic element Donor organism(s) 2