Tropical root and tuber crops: Cassava, sweet potato, yams and aroids

Lebot Vincent. 2020. Tropical root and tuber crops: Cassava, sweet potato, yams and aroids. Wallingford : CABI, 544 p. (Crop Production Science in Horticulture) ISBN 978-1-78924-336-9

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Abstract : Root and tuber crops are important to agriculture, food security and income for 2.2 billion people in developing countries. These species produce large quantities of dietary energy and have stable yields under difficult environmental conditions. This second edition of Tropical Root and Tuber Crops is an authoritative treatment of four important root and tuber crops: cassava. sweet potato, yams, and aroids. The same format is followed for each crop: Origin and History, Taxonomy and Botany, Breeding and Genetics, Developmental Physiology, Agronomy, Pests and Diseases, Post-Harvest Quality and Marketing. This new edition reviews the scientific literature produced during the last decade and presents major technical advancements. Modern molecular tools have been used to clarify the phylogeny, taxonomy and origin of these species. Similar advances have been made in physiology, agronomy, pathology and product chemistry. It is essential reading for students, researchers and horticulturists.

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Plante de culture tropicale, Manihot esculenta, Ipomoea batatas, Dioscorea, Colocasia esculenta, Plante racine, Tubercule, Taxonomie, Amélioration des plantes, phytogénétique, Physiologie végétale, Pathologie végétale, Ravageur des plantes, Caractère agronomique, Horticulture, Aptitude à la conservation, commercialisation, Pays en développement

Classification Agris : F01 - Crops
F30 - Plant genetics and breeding
F60 - Plant physiology and biochemistry
H01 - Protection of plants - General aspects
Q02 - Food processing and preservation

Champ stratégique Cirad : CTS 1 (2019-) - Biodiversité

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Lebot Vincent, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR AGAP (VUT)

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