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Morphological and agronomical characterization of Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) germplasm collection from Tanzania

  title={Morphological and agronomical characterization of Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) germplasm collection from Tanzania},
  author={F. Tairo and E. Mneney and A. Kullaya},
  journal={African Journal of Plant Science},
  • F. Tairo, E. Mneney, A. Kullaya
  • Published 2008
  • Geography
  • African Journal of Plant Science
  • One hundred and thirty six sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) landraces collected from three different agro-ecological Zones of Tanzania [Lake Victoria basin (LZ), Eastern (EZ) and Southern Highlands Zones (SHZ)] were characterized morphologically and agronomically using International Potato Centre (CIP) descriptors in two seasons. The cluster analysis revealed existence of two major groups, 1 and 2 with low genetic variability of 0.52. Number of roots, weight of roots, fresh weight/plant and dry… CONTINUE READING
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