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Tropical root and tuber crops: cassava, sweet potato, yams and aroids.

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This second edition aims to summarize the information available on the origin, taxonomy, breeding, physiology, agronomy, pathology and processing of cassava, sweet potato, yams and aroids (including Alocasia, Amorphophallus, Colocasia, Cyrtosperma and Xanthosoma). This book is for researchers, farmers, students and all stakeholders in developing countries to persuade them that imported food depend...

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Chapter 15 (Page no: 209)

Yams: origin and history.

Dioscorea spp. are found throughout the tropics, and different species of edible yams have been domesticated independently in America, Africa, Madagascar, South and South-east Asia, Australia and Melanesia. This chapter focuses on the domestication, discovery, and present geographical distribution of yams.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Cassava: origin and history. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 12) Cassava: taxonomy and botany. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 21) Cassava: breeding and genetics. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 43) Cassava: developmental physiology. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 56) Cassava: agronomy. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 73) Cassava: pests and diseases. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 89) Cassava: postharvest quality and marketing. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 105) Sweet potato: origin and history. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 114) Sweet potato: taxonomy and botany. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 120) Sweet potato: breeding and genetics. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 144) Sweet potato: developmental physiology. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 157) Sweet potato: agronomy. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 174) Sweet potato: pests and diseases. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 190) Sweet potato: postharvest quality and marketing. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 218) Yams: taxonomy and botany. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 241) Yams: breeding and genetics. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 260) Yams: developmental physiology. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 273) Yams: agronomy. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 293) Yams: pests and diseases. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 308) Yams: postharvest quality and marketing. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 329) Aroids: origin and history. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 338) Aroids: taxonomy and botany. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 359) Aroids: breeding and genetics. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 383) Aroids: developmental physiology. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 393) Aroids: agronomy. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 406) Aroids: pests and diseases. Author(s): Lebot, V.
Chapter: 28 (Page no: 420) Aroids: postharvest quality and marketing. Author(s): Lebot, V.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • CIRAD, Centre de Coop√©ration Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le D√©veloppment, Montpellier, France.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2020
  • ISBN
  • 9781789243369
  • Record Number
  • 20193488115