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The Inheritance of Yield Components and Beta Carotene Content in Sweet Potato

Analysis of the gene action exhibited by an agronomic trait in crop plants is useful in the planning of an effective plant breeding program. This study sought to establish the inheritance variance of root yield components and beta carotene content present in sweet potato clones commonly grown in Kenya. Ten …

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Genetic Control of Beta-carotene, Iron and Zinc Content in Sweetpotato

        Micronutrients deficiency is a major contributor to poor health in developing countries. It can be alleviated by biofortification or enrichment of staple crops with micronutrients. Sweetpotato is a major staple crop in numerous tropical countries and is naturally biofortified. In spite of extensive promotion of orange-fleshed sweetpotato varieties (OFSPs), they are poorly utilized …

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