This is a book chapter demonstrating study on appropriate methods for long term storage in tropical conditions using different cultivars. From studies conducted, different cultivars show significant susceptibility to pathogens responsible for rotting. Induction of anti-fungal chemicals and differences in respiration rate are cited as contributors to speedy deterioration rates. The chapter concludes by stating of ongoing storage trials designs that are expected to verify contributions dues to respiration and value of cultivar selection.
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Rees, D., van Oirschot, Q., Mbilinyi, L., Muhanna, M. and Tomlins, K. (2003). Improving long-term storage under tropical conditions: role of cultivar selection. In Rees, D., Kapinga, R. and Oirschot, V.Q. eds. Sweet Potato Post-Harvest Assessment: Experiences from East Africa. Natural Resources Institute, pp 86-92.