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Cassava

Edited by Viduranga Waisundara

Rajarata University of Sri Lanka

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 Waisundara

Published: January 17th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69424

ISBN: 978-953-51-3741-2

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

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1. Introductory Chapter: Cassava as a Staple Food

By Viduranga Y. Waisundara

189

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2. Cassava Bacterial Blight: A Devastating Disease of Cassava

By André Antoine Fanou, Valerien Amégnikin Zinsou and Kerstin Wydra

190

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3. Cassava Superelongation Disease in the Caribbean

By Angela T. Alleyne

160

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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

223

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5. Computer Simulation of Cassava Growth

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

163

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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

185

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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

155

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

By Andri Frediansyah

191

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9. Recent Biotechnological Advances in the Improvement of Cassava

By Vincent N. Fondong and Chrissie Rey

213

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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

167

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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

161

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

By Robert Ndjouenkeu

147

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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

156

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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

315

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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

135

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16. Review of Various Harvesting Options for Cassava

By Shadrack Kwadwo Amponsah, Ahmad Addo and Byju Gangadharan

216

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