Disentangling the Origins of Cultivated Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.)
It is proposed that cultivated I. batatas have multiple origins, and evolved from at least two distinct autopolyploidization events in polymorphic wild populations of a single progenitor species.
Refinement and standardization of storage procedures for clonal crops. Global Public Goods Phase 2: Part 1. Project landscape and general status of clonal crop in vitro conservation technologies.
Combining chloroplast and nuclear microsatellites to investigate origin and dispersal of New World sweet potato landraces
Comparison of nuclear and chloroplast data suggests that exchanges of clones and sexual reproduction were both important processes in landrace diversification in this clonally propagated crop, and suggests at least two independent domestications in Central/Caribbean America and in the north‐western part of South America.
Effects of development, temperature, and calcium hypochlorite treatment on in vitro germinability of Phalaenopsis seeds
Characterization and quantitation of anthocyanins and other phenolics in native Andean potatoes.
- M. Giusti, M. F. Polit, H. Ayvaz, D. Tay, I. Manrique
- Chemistry, MedicineJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
- 1 May 2014
It is suggested that the appropriate selection of native potatoes could provide new sources of polyphenolics with health promoting properties and natural pigments with increased stability for food applications.
Restricted Water Availability During Lettuce Seed Production Decreases Seed Yield per Plant but Increases Seed Size and Water Productivity
Seeds that were at one-third and two-thirds of physiological maturity when water was withheld had lower germinability and greater storability than seeds with no water restriction, and these results provide information that may be used for improvement of irrigation practices for lettuce seed production.
Improved potato cryopreservation based on the identification of biochemical cell compounds linked to response to abiotic stress
Antioxidant and NF-κB inhibitory constituents isolated from Morchella esculenta
- Jeong-ah Kim, E. Lau, D. Tay, E. C. D. de Blanco
- Chemistry, MedicineNatural Product Research
- 8 July 2011
Morchella esculenta Pers. (Morchellaceae) was investigated for its antioxidant activity by measuring the intracellular reactive oxygen species in HT-29 colon cancer cells. The methylene chloride…
Red to Far-red Ratio During Seed Development Affects Lettuce Seed Germinability and Longevity
It is suggested that lettuce seed produced in an environment with a high R: FR light ratio will exhibit reduced thermoinhibition and photosensitivity as compared with production in a lower R:FR light environment.
Improved cryopreservation method for the long-term conservation of the world potato germplasm collection
The cold-hardening pretreatment increased significantly post-cryo recovery in drought and frost tolerant cultivars and is recommended for the long term conservation of diverse accessions of potato germplasm.