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Tag Archives: Micronutrient deficiency

Variation in micronutrient content of orange-fleshed sweetpotato varieties grown in different environments

Field experiments were conducted at three locations in Zambia to characterize 15 sweetpotato varieties for tuber yield and micro-nutrient content. Location and variety had significant effect on tuber yield. Marketable yield ranged from 5.22 – 9.69 t/ha with variety Kakamega recording the least yield. AMMI analysis also indicated significant effects …

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Genetic Variation, Diversity and Genotype by Environment Interactions of Nutritional Quality Traits in East African Sweetpotato

This study sought to contribute to the pre-breeding knowledge base required for the improvement of sweetpotato nutritional quality targeting beta-carotene, dry matter, starch, sucrose and minerals as a sustainable strategy to reduce the problems associated with the micronutrient deficiencies and malnutrition among people in developing countries.

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