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A temporary immersion technique for Solanum tuberosum L. microtuber | Abstract
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Central European Journal of Experimental Biology

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A temporary immersion technique for Solanum tuberosum L. microtuber

Author(s): Maria Salazar

The potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) is a yearly crop that belongs to the Solanaceae family of flowering plants and is native to South America. Potatoes are the world’s fourth most important food crop, with 20 million hectares grown worldwide in 2005. The necessity for a viable potato production is a continuously replenished supply of diseasefree planting material. In the 1970s, tissue culture micropropagation was used to disrupt the potato industry, and infection-free plantlets were used to provide solid seed tubers to ranchers. The yield and supplement profile of Spunta 58 70 77 mini-tubers provided by TIS were compared to Shepody minitubers grown by local ranchers in this study.