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Cover for Starchy staples and sugar.

Sugarcane and sugarbeet are widely grown as a source of sugar for sweetening. The various starchy staples and sugars are not evolutionarily related, but most are propagated asexually and have far less protein than the legumes. In addition, most produce their edible parts under the ground. This...

Author(s)
Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938017)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Starchy staples and sugars.

This chapter describes the domestication and cytogenetic evolution of banana, cassava, potato, sugarbeet, yams, sugarcane, sweet potato and taro (Colocasia esculenta).

Author(s)
Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 085199685X)
Type
Book chapter