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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 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
Book chapter
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Cover for Huanglongbing pathogens: acquisition, transmission and vector interactions.

This chapter provides information on the main components of the transmission process of Liberibacter asiaticus and other Huanglongbing (HLB)-associated bacteria, i.e. acquisition from infected plants, translocation from the gut into other organs and tissues of the vector, evidence for...

Author(s)
El-Desouky, A.; Shatters, R. G., Jr.; Heck, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Trichoderma</i> multiplication.

The mass production of Trichoderma is described. The fungus is propagated on potato sucrose agar and maize media. This chapter explains how to propagate Trichoderma on these media.

Author(s)
Virdiana, I.; Rahmaningsih, M.; Forster, B. P.; Schmoll, M.; Flood, J.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241457)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control in Bolivia.

A number of introductions of parasitoids and predators were carried out in the 1950s for classical biological control of olive scale, woolly apple aphid, white peach scale, Mediterranean fruit fly and Anastrepha fruit fly, with control of cottony cushion scale by the coccinellid Rodolia being a...

Author(s)
Franco, J. P.; Crespo, L. V.; Colmenarez, Y. C.; Lenteren, J. C. van
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Nematode parasites of potato and sweet potato.

This chapter describes the nematode parasites of potato (Solanum tuberosum) and sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas). Information is given on their origin and distribution, biology, symptoms of damage, spread, environmental factors affecting parasitism, other hosts, disease complexes, economic...

Author(s)
Niere, B.; Karuri, H. W.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391247)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The indigenous knowledge of crop diversity and evolution.

This chapter addresses indigenous practices of crop selection, gene-pool maintenance and seed exchange. It focuses on the Andes and Mesoamerica, two regions of crop domestication (of potatoes and maize, respectively) where the wild ancestors of these crops occur together with the largest diversity...

Author(s)
Brush, S. B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for IPM case studies: seed potato.

This chapter focuses on the damages caused by viruses and their aphid vectors on potato seed production and the efficacy of various methods (biological, chemical, cultural and host resistance) and their combination (IPM) for the control of these aphid vectors.

Author(s)
Pickup, J.; Lacomme, C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647098)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A long-term systematic monitoring framework for on-farm conserved potato landrace diversity.

This chapter focuses on the development and implementation of a systematic monitoring approach to provide robust intelligence about the landrace conservation status of potato in its centre of origin. The components of these monitoring systems, i.e. hotspot identification, total diversity, relative...

Author(s)
Haan, S. de; Polreich, S.; Rodriguez, F.; Juarez, H.; Plasencia, F.; Ccanto, R.; Alvarez, C.; Otondo, A.; Sainz, H.; Venegas, C.; Kalazich, J.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter

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