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Report of new cultivar. ‘INIVIT B-27- 2017 ‘, new sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) lam.) cultivar biofortified rich in vitamin A

The tuberous roots of orange fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) contain significant amounts of β-carotene; approximately 90 % of the carotenoids in this roots are of this type. Currently there is a growing worldwide demand for this type of sweet potato, due to the effectiveness to counteract VAD. In Cuba in …

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Report of new cultivar. INIVIT B-50, new sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) cultivar for cuban agriculture

Currently, more than 95 % of the areas dedicated to sweet potato production in Cuba are planted with cultivars from the Genetic Improvement Program (PMG) of the Research Institute of Tropical Roots and Tubers Crops. However, none of these commercial cultivars, possess the characteristics for an adequate adaptation to the …

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