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Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) genetic resources: a case of high iron and zinc

By: Nassar, N.M.A.
Contributor(s): Gomes, P.T.C [coaut.] | Haridassan, M [coaut.] | Ortiz, R [coaut.] | Souza Barbosa, I [coaut.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticlePublisher: 2010ISSN: 1573-5109 (Revista en electrónico); 0925-9864.Subject(s): Interspecific hybrids | Iron | leaf | Manihot esculenta | Root | Zinc AGROVOCOnline resources: Access only for CIMMYT Staff In: Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution v. 57, no. 2, p. 287-291Summary: Cassava hybrids from interspecific crosses with Manihot caerulescens Pohl, M. pseudoglaziovii Pax and Hoffmann and M. dichotoma Ule showed a very high iron and zinc content in both roots and leaves, e.g. 98.15 mg kg−1 in roots of the interspecific hybrid cassava-M. caerulescens versus 12.17 mg kg−1 in a cassava cultivar. This promising results show the potential of wild Manihot species for micronutrient enhancement of cassava.
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Cassava hybrids from interspecific crosses with Manihot caerulescens Pohl, M. pseudoglaziovii Pax and Hoffmann and M. dichotoma Ule showed a very high iron and zinc content in both roots and leaves, e.g. 98.15 mg kg−1 in roots of the interspecific hybrid cassava-M. caerulescens versus 12.17 mg kg−1 in a cassava cultivar. This promising results show the potential of wild Manihot species for micronutrient enhancement of cassava.

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