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Cassava: biology, production and utilization.

Book cover for Cassava: biology, production and utilization.


This multi-author book covers all aspects of cassava biology, breeding, production, crop protection and utilization. The first section of the book is on the origins, distribution and economic importance of cassava, and includes chapters on cassava in South America and the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia and the Pacific. Three chapters in the second section cover botany and physiology, agronomy and cro...


Chapter 5 (Page no: 67)

Cassava botany and physiology.

The morphological and agronomic characteristics (i.e. roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds) of cassava are discussed, including growth and development (i.e. plant developmental stages, leaf area development, temporal development of cell division and cell expansion, dry matter partitioning and source sink relations, flowering, photosynthesis, cyanide content and physical deterioration of storage roots) environmental effects on cassava physiology (i.e. temperature, photoperiod, solar radiation, drought tolerance, control of stomatal closure and leaf growth, abscisic acid accumulation and osmotic adjustment).

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The origins and taxonomy of cassava. Author(s): Allem, A. C.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 17) Cassava in South America and the Caribbean. Author(s): Henry, G. Hershey, C.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 41) Cassava in Africa. Author(s): Hillocks, R. J.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 55) Cassava in Asia and the Pacific. Author(s): Onwueme, I. C.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 91) Agronomy and cropping systems. Author(s): Leihner, D.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 115) Cassava mineral nutrition and fertilization. Author(s): Howeler, R. H.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 149) Breeding for crop improvement. Author(s): Jennings, D. L. Iglesias, C.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 167) Genetic resources and conservation. Author(s): Ng, N. Q. Ng, S. Y. C.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 179) Cassava biotechnology. Author(s): Fregene, M. Puonti-Kaerlas, J.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 209) Arthropod pests. Author(s): Bellotti, A. C.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 237) The viruses and virus diseases of cassava. Author(s): Calvert, L. A. Thresh, J. M.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 261) Bacterial, fungal and nematode diseases. Author(s): Hillocks, R. J. Wydra, K.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 281) Cassava utilization, storage and small-scale processing. Author(s): Westby, A.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 301) Cassava utilization in food, feed and industry. Author(s): Balagopalan, C.