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Embryogenesis in sweet potato, Ipomea batatas (L.) Lam

Abstract

Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam) ranks sixth among the cultivated crops of the world. In fact, it represents a major staple food in many tropical countries. Recently this crop has been proposed as a source of starch for industrial utilization. Somatic embryogenesis could prove useful as an alternative to traditional propagation by cuttings, which is labour intensive and can transmit diseases. Somatic embryos are reported to originate from single cells, so that, if regenerated from mutagenized tissues, should give rise to solid mutants. 2 refs.
Authors:
Sonnino, A; Mini, P [1] 
  1. ENEA - Technological Innovation Dept., Sector of Biotechnology and Agriculture, Trisaia Research Center, Policoro (Italy)
Publication Date:
Dec 01, 1997
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
IAEA-312.RC.412.2; CONF-9309536-
Reference Number:
SCA: 553002; PA: AIX-28:073686; EDB-97:146558; SN: 97001879140
Resource Relation:
Conference: 3. research co-ordination meeting of FAO/IAEA/ITALY co-ordinated research programme, Nairobi (Kenya), 20-24 Sep 1993; Other Information: PBD: 1997; Related Information: Is Part Of Improvement of basic food crops in Africa through plant breeding, including the use of induced mutations. Report of the third research co-ordination meeting of FAO/IAEA/ITALY co-ordinated research programme. Working material; PB: 89 p.
Subject:
55 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, BASIC STUDIES; POTATOES; RADIATION INDUCED MUTANTS; CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES; GERMINATION; SOMATIC MUTATIONS; TISSUE CULTURES; VEGETATIVE PROPAGATION
OSTI ID:
548112
Research Organizations:
Joint FAO/IAEA Div. of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE98604752; TRN: XA9745187073686
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE98604752
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
pp. 74-75
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Sonnino, A, and Mini, P. Embryogenesis in sweet potato, Ipomea batatas (L.) Lam. IAEA: N. p., 1997. Web.
Sonnino, A, & Mini, P. Embryogenesis in sweet potato, Ipomea batatas (L.) Lam. IAEA.
Sonnino, A, and Mini, P. 1997. "Embryogenesis in sweet potato, Ipomea batatas (L.) Lam." IAEA.
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title = {Embryogenesis in sweet potato, Ipomea batatas (L.) Lam}
author = {Sonnino, A, and Mini, P}
abstractNote = {Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam) ranks sixth among the cultivated crops of the world. In fact, it represents a major staple food in many tropical countries. Recently this crop has been proposed as a source of starch for industrial utilization. Somatic embryogenesis could prove useful as an alternative to traditional propagation by cuttings, which is labour intensive and can transmit diseases. Somatic embryos are reported to originate from single cells, so that, if regenerated from mutagenized tissues, should give rise to solid mutants. 2 refs.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1997}
month = {Dec}
}