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Cover for Sweet potato.

This book chapter outlines the extraction and purification, physiochemical properties (i.e. biochemical characteristics, amylose and amylopectin content), structural properties (i.e. granule morphology, XRD and starch crystallinity, structure of amylose and amylopectin), functional properties (i.e. ...

Author(s)
Moorthy, S. N.; Sajeev, M. S.; Ambrose, R. P. K.; Anish, R. J.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394811)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Potato.

This chapter focuses on the history, nutritive value and importance and morphological and phenological characteristics of potatoes. Information on the growth and development, cultivation, dry matter content of tubers, environmental factors affecting tuber bulking and yield, carbohydrate metabolism...

Author(s)
Rosen, C. J.; Gupta, S. K.; Souza, E. F. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The need for new approaches for management of potato cyst nematodes: the view from the Rhineland-Palatinate.

Potato is an important crop throughout Europe and especially in Germany where potatoes are grown on over 250,000 hectares. The production of potato worldwide is negatively affected by the presence of the golden and the white potato cyst nematodes (PCN) Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida. The...

Author(s)
Augustin, B.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247541)
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Cover for Transporters of trouble: trichodorids and tobacco rattle virus in potatoes.

Trichodorids may cause both direct damage to the plants as well as indirect damage through transmission of Tobacco rattle virus in potatoes. Trichodorids include nematodes of among others the genera Paratrichodorus and Trichodorus, which are the most common in north-western Europe. This chapter...

Author(s)
Brinkman, P.; Hallmann, J.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247541)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Will the <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Globodera pallida</i> epidemic signal the end of the seed potato industry in Scotland?

Among pests and diseases of potatoes, British potato growers consider potato cyst nematodes (PCN: Globodera pallida and G. rostochiensis) to cause the most damage. By feeding on the roots, PCN stunt plant growth, adversely affecting yields, tuber size and skin finish. Yield losses depend on the...

Author(s)
Pickup, J.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247541)
Type
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Cover for Integrated nematode management of root-knot and root lesion nematodes in Idaho potatoes: major economic limiting factors.

More than 68 species of plant parasitic nematodes belonging to 24 genera are associated with potato fields from different parts of the world. Among all, two groups of nematodes are important in potato production in Idaho, USA. These include root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) and root lesion...

Author(s)
Hafez, S. L.; Sundararaj Palanisamy
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247541)
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Cover for Integrated management of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Meloidogyne chitwoodi</i> and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">M. fallax</i> in potato: a complicated agronomical puzzle in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Meloidogyne chitwoodi and M. fallax have been important nematode problems in arable farming in the Netherlands and Belgium ever since their detection in the 1980s. Their quarantine status and the damage inflicted on product quality in important cash crops such as potato, carrots, black salsify and...

Author(s)
Visser, J.; Wesemael, W. M. L.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247541)
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Cover for Economic importance of the potato tuber nematode <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ditylenchus destructor</i> in Russia.

The potato tuber nematode (PTN), Ditylenchus destructor, is ranked second only to the potato cyst nematode, Globodera rostochiensis, in importance in Russia. D. destructor is distributed throughout the former Soviet Union, now the Russian Federation, but has had no significant economic impact in...

Author(s)
Pridannikov, M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247541)
Type
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Pratylenchus penetrans</i> and the potato early dying disease.

Pratylenchus penetrans is a cosmopolitan species reported from 69 countries representing every continent except Antarctica. P. penetrans has a wide host range including potato and is found throughout the potato growing region of the northern USA. Most potato fields are infested with the fungus ...

Author(s)
MacGuidwin, A. E.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247541)
Type
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Cover for Small talk and large impact: the importance of small RNA molecules in the fight against plant diseases.

This short and general chapter summarizes how plants and pathogens communicate using not only proteins for recognition and signal transduction or other metabolites but also RNA molecules where small RNAs with sizes between 21 to 40 nt are most important. These small RNAs can move between plants and ...

Author(s)
Liao Zhen; Hodén, K. P.; Dixelius, C.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248890)
Type
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