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Biotechnology Applications for Improving Sweetpotato Production

Sweetpotato, (Ipomoea batatas L.), is a vegetatively propagated crop. Due to the cycles of propagation, viruses are accumulated, which contributes to the decline of sweetpotato yield and quality. Stem cuttings of Abees cultivar were collected from several locations in Egypt and kept under controlled greenhouse conditions. Samples were tested for …
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Sweetpotato Breeding Under the Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative- SPHI

This is a poster with summarized information on Sweetpotato Breeding under the SPHI Project. Sweetpotato is playing an increasingly important role in African agriculture, combating food insecurity and undernourishment, particularly vitamin A deficiency. The Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI) aims to reposition sweetpotato in African food economies, and improve …
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