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Solanum tuberosum

A Promising Crop for Starvation Problem

Edited by Mustafa Yildiz

Ankara University


Yasin Ozgen

Ankara University, Faculty of Agriculture

Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) is the fourth-largest food crop produced in the world with approximately 370 million tonnes. This product is a staple in many diets throughout the world and the underground swollen tubers of the plant are rich sources of proteins, carbohydrates, minerals (K, Mn, Mg, Fe, Cu and P), and vitamins (C, B1, B3, B6, K, folate, pantothenic acid). Improvement of new potato cultivars resistant to biotic and abiotic factors is extremely important, as these are the main reasons for decreased potato production. Seed tuber production and tuber storage under healthy conditions after harvest are two important issues in potato cultivation. As such, this book discusses the importance of the potato plant and examines ways to increase its production and develop new cultivars resistant to stress factors via conventional and biotechnological methods.

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Solanum tuberosumA Promising Crop for Starvation ProblemEdited by Mustafa Yildiz

Published: December 22nd 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.94735

ISBN: 978-1-83969-167-6

Print ISBN: 978-1-83969-166-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83969-168-3

Copyright year: 2021

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2 Crossref Citations

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1. Solanum tuberosum Yield for Selected Countries

By Fulgence Dominick Waryoba


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2. The Role of Crop Protection in Sustainable Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) Production to Alleviate Global Starvation Problem: An Overview

By Tijjani Ahmadu, Adamu Abdullahi and Khairulmazmi Ahmad


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3. The Impact of Bio-Organic and N, P, K Fertilizers on the Growth and Yield of Potato

By Duraid K.A. AL-Taey and Rusul F. AL-Shmary


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4. Solanum tuberosum Cultivation Using Nitrogen Recovered from Local Wastewater

By Daniel P. Smith and Nathaniel T. Smith


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5. Solanum jamesii as a Food Crop: History and Current Status of a Unique Potato

By David Kinder, John Bamberg, Lisbeth Louderback, Bruce Pavlik and Alfonso Del Rio


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6. Nutritional Composition and Biochemical Properties of Solanum tuberosum

By Belay Dereje and Nwankwo Chibuzo


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7. Red and Purple Flesh Potatoes a Healthy and Attractive Alternative Associated with New Market Trends

By María-Teresa Pino and Cristina Vergara


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8. Prospects for Genome Editing of Potato

By Sona S. Dev, Jini Joseph and Ligi Lambert D’Rosario


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9. Genetically Modified Potato for Pest Resistance: Thrift or Threat?

By Martin Raspor and Aleksandar Cingel


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10. Visiting Potato from a Breeding Perspective: Accomplishments and Prospects

By Navjot Singh Brar, Sat Pal Sharma and Prashant Kaushik


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11. Impact and Management of Diseases of Solanum tuberosum

By Olusola L. Oyesola, Oluwadurotimi S. Aworunse, Margaret I. Oniha, Onyemaechi H. Obiazikwor, Oluwakemi Bello, Olubunmi M. Atolagbe, Ayodele A. Sobowale, Jacob O. Popoola and Olawole O. Obembe


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12. Molecular Host-Nematode Interactions and Tuber Development

By Refik Bozbuga and Selman Uluisik


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13. Gamma Radiation Effect on Agrobacterium tumefaciens-Mediated Gene Transfer in Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.)

By Murat Aycan, Muhammet Cagri Oguz, Yasin Ozgen, Burak Onol and Mustafa Yildiz


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14. Biotechnological Strategies for a Resilient Potato Crop

By Elena Rakosy-Tican and Imola Molnar


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15. Use of Quality Potato Seeds in Family Farming Systems in the Highlands Zones of Peru

By Rember Pinedo-Taco, Percy Rolando Egusquiza-Bayona and Dylan Anderson-Berens


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16. Apical Rooted Cuttings Revolutionize Seed Potato Production by Smallholder Farmers in the Tropics

By Peter VanderZaag, Tung Xuan Pham, Victoria Escobar Demonteverde, Cynthia Kiswa, Monica Parker, Shadrack Nyawade, Pieter Wauters and Alex Barekye


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