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Presentation: Sweetpotato

Sweetpotato (SP) is a valued crop ranking 7th global and 4th in developing countries. In this presentation, highlights of the SP importance particularly human nutrition, animal feed and industrial raw materials values. Farming practices in Egypt are outlined, and the nutritional trends. Despite sophisticated farm practices, pest and diseases prevent …
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Optimization of growth conditions during sweetpotato micro-propagation

To establish an efficient technique for sweetpotato (Ipomea batatas L) cv. Abees, an orange fleshed Egyptian cultivar, nodal segments excised from virus free plant material grown in an in vitro culture. Single node cuttings were cultured onto MS (Murashige and Skoog, 1962) established medium supplemented with 0.5 mg/l of IAA …
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SEQUENCE ANALYSIS OF COAT PROTEIN GENE AND 3` NONCODING REGION OF SWEET POTATO FEATHERY MOTTLE VIRUS (SPFMV) ISOLATED FROM EGYPT

SWEET POTATO FEATHERY MOTTLE VIRUS

SWEET POTATO FEATHERY MOTTLE VIRUS (SPFMV) belongs to potyviruses, the largest group of plant positive sense single stranded RNA viruses. It has long been recognized to infect sweet potatoes worldwide. The virus is transmitted mechanically and by several genera of aphids including the cotton aphid (Aphis gossypii) and the green peach …
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Evaluation of newly introduced sweetpotato germplasm under Egyptian conditions

Fourteen cultivars/clones of sweetpotato were delivered to AGERI from International Potato Center (CIP) Nairobi in 2002 as cuttings. They were propagated in vitro for massive micro-propagation. Different media compositions and incubation conditions were examined to determine the optimal conditions for each cultivar. In vitro plants were acclimatized under an insect–proof greenhouse …
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