Variation of quality traits in cassava roots evaluated in landraces and improved clones

  title={Variation of quality traits in cassava roots evaluated in landraces and improved clones},
  author={Ana L Chavez and Teresa S{\'a}nchez and Gabriela Jaramillo and Joanna Bedoya and J. Echeverry and Elixabet Bola{\~n}os and H. Salgado Ceballos and Carlos A. Iglesias},
About 70 million people obtain more than 500 cal per day from cassava roots. The crop is fundamental as food security of poor rural communities, but little is known about variability of root nutritional and quality traits. Roots from 2457 genotypes comprising landraces and improved clones, were screened for their nutritional (cyanogenic potential, carotene, minerals, and sugars contents) and agronomic (dry matter content, color intensity, and postharvest physiological deterioration) traits. The… CONTINUE READING
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