Anatomical alterations due to polyploidy in cassava, Manihot esculenta Crantz.

@article{Nassar2008AnatomicalAD,
  title={Anatomical alterations due to polyploidy in cassava, Manihot esculenta Crantz.},
  author={Nagib M. A. Nassar and Dalva Graciano-Ribeiro and Suneeta D. Fernandes and P{\^a}mella Cristina da Costa Ara{\'u}jo},
  journal={Genetics and molecular research : GMR},
  year={2008},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={276-83}
}
Information on anatomical structure is needed by breeders working on improvement for drought tolerance. For studying the effect of polyploidy on cassava anatomy and its significance to tolerance to drought, we induced a polyploidy type of a selected clone (UnB 530) by applying an aqueous solution of 0.2% colchicine on lateral buds for a period of 12 h. The stem identified as tetraploid was propagated to produce the whole plant. Free-hand cross-sections of the median portion between stem… CONTINUE READING
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