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Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is a staple food for over 600 million people in the tropics and subtropics and is increasingly used as an industrial crop for starch production. Cassava has a high growth rate under optimal conditions but also performs well in drought-prone areas and on marginal soils. To increase the tools for understanding and(More)
Four legumes and two nonlegumes were investigated for the presence of sugars at the tips of their root hairs, using commercially available lectins which have specific affinities for certain sugars. It was found that while only one lectin (RCA-I, which binds to β-D-galactose) bound to narrow-host-range legumes and one nonlegume, five out of ten lectins(More)
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