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Edited by Viduranga Y. Waisundara

Australian College of Business & Technology

Cassava is a staple food for many nations owing to its resilience for growth under various climatic conditions. It is a good source of carbohydrates and is the third largest source of food carbohydrates in the tropics, after rice and maize. This book focuses on the morphological traits and nutritive properties of cassava and its production processes, postharvest techniques and diseases that affect the growth of the crop. Given its extensive usage and market value, it is one of the agricultural produces for which many biotechnological interventions have been applied for ascertaining food security. It is hoped that readers will gain knowledge on cassava as well as use some of the techniques mentioned herein for improvement of the production of the crop.

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CassavaEdited by Viduranga Y. Waisundara

Published: January 17th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69424

ISBN: 978-953-51-3741-2

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3740-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4086-3

Copyright year: 2018

Books open for chapter submissions

25855 Total Chapter Downloads

35 Crossref Citations

10 Web of Science Citations

57 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Cassava as a Staple Food

By Viduranga Y. Waisundara


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2. Cassava Bacterial Blight: A Devastating Disease of Cassava

By André Antoine Fanou, Valerien Amégnikin Zinsou and Kerstin Wydra


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3. Cassava Superelongation Disease in the Caribbean

By Angela T. Alleyne


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4. Storage Root of Cassava: Morphological Types, Anatomy, Formation, Growth, Development and Harvest Time

By Luiz JCB Carvalho, Josefino F. Filho, James V. Anderson, Priscila G. Figueiredo and Songbi Chen


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5. Computer Simulation of Cassava Growth

By Velayudhan Santhakumari Santosh Mithra, A.R. Seena Radhakrishnan and Divya K. Lekshmanan


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6. Domestication Syndrome in Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz): Assessing Morphological Traits and Differentially Expressed Genes Associated with Genetic Diversity of Storage Root

By Luiz Joaquim Castelo Branco Carvalho, James V. Anderson, Songbi Chen, Chikelu Mba and Münevver Doğramaci


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7. Ecophysiology and Production Principles of Cassava (Manihot species) in Southeastern Nigeria

By Martin A.N. Anikwe and Ejike E. Ikenganyia


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8. Microbial Fermentation as Means of Improving Cassava Production in Indonesia

By Andri Frediansyah


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9. Recent Biotechnological Advances in the Improvement of Cassava

By Vincent N. Fondong and Chrissie Rey


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10. Soil-Water-Crop Relationship: A Case Study of Cassava in the Tropics

By Saurau O. Oshunsanya and Nkem J. Nwosu


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11. Baby Cassava: An Alternative Marketing Strategy for Freshly Cut Cassava

By Kelem Silva Fonseca, Moab Torres de Andrade, Daniel Gomes Coelho, Aline Ellen Duarte de Sousa, Domingos Ferreira de Melo Neto, Fred Augusto Lourêdo de Brito, Rainério Meireles da Silva and Adriano do Nascimento Simões


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12. Cassava in Central and Western Africa: Postharvest Constraints and Prospects for Research and Market Development

By Robert Ndjouenkeu


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13. Cassava Residues Could Provide Sustainable Bioenergy for Cassava Producing Nations

By Sammy N. Aso, Arthur A. Teixeira and Simeon C. Achinewhu


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14. Improving Cassava Quality for Poultry Feeding Through Application of Biotechnology

By Apeh Akwu Omede, Emmanuel Uchenna Ahiwe, Ze Yuan Zhu, Fidelis Fru-Nji and Paul Ade Iji


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15. Use of Co-Products from the Processing of Cassava for the Development of Adsorbent Materials Aiming Metal Removal

By Daniel Schwantes, Affonso Celso Gonçalves Jr., Marcelo Angelo Campagnolo, César Ricardo Teixeira Tarley, Douglas Cardoso Dragunski, Jéssica Manfrin and Andréia Da Paz Schiller


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16. Review of Various Harvesting Options for Cassava

By Shadrack Kwadwo Amponsah, Ahmad Addo and Byju Gangadharan


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