Hormonal control of sprouting of sweetpotatoes in storage
Cheema, M.U.A., Rees, D., Westby, A. and Taylor, M. (2010) Hormonal control of sprouting of sweetpotatoes in storage. In: Herppich, W.B., (ed.) Proceedings of the Third International Conference Postharvest Unlimited 2008. Acta Horticulturae (858). International Society for Horticultural Science, Leuven, Belgium, pp. 173-177. ISBN 978-90-66052-06-2 ISSN 0567-7572Full text not available from this repository.
An understanding of the control of sprouting of sweetpotatoes (Ipomoea batatas) is important, both for marketing of sweetpotatoes in the developed world and for the role of the crop for food security in the developing world. Long-term storage of sweetpotatoes requires inhibition of sprouting, while stimulation of sprouting is necessary for the production of planting material. Many studies have been conducted on the control of sprouting/dormancy of potatoes whereas sprouting in sweetpotatoes is less studied. Recently, exposure to ethylene has been introduced as a commercial method for controlling of sprouting in potatoes. Data presented here show that 20 ppm ethylene is effective in controlling sprouting in sweet potato over 4 weeks of storage at 25°C. Gibberellins appear to have a key role in stimulating sprout growth in potato. Trials using gibberellins and gibberellin synthesis inhibitors suggest that gibberellins are likewise involved in the stimulation of sprouting in sweetpotatoes.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Additional Information:|| This paper was first presented at the (3rd) III International Conference Postharvest Unlimited 2008, organized by the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) and held from 5-7 November 2008 in Berlin, Germany.  Paper published in ISHS Acta Horticulturae 858: III International Conference Postharvest Unlimited 2008.  This title is available both in print and ActaHort CD-rom format.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||ipomoea batatas, ethylene, gibberellins|
|Subjects:||S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
|School / Department / Research Groups:||Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
|Last Modified:||20 Dec 2012 09:44|
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