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Synonyms for sweet potato

pantropical vine widely cultivated in several varieties for its large sweet tuberous root with orange flesh

the edible tuberous root of the sweet potato vine which is grown widely in warm regions of the United States

egg-shaped terra cotta wind instrument with a mouthpiece and finger holes


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Breeding of sweetpotato and evaluation of advanced breeding lines and imported varieties in off-station trials in South Africa.
Tanya, "Sweetpotato value chains in Western Kenya: a business opportunity for puree procesing and the role for commercial fresh root storage," NRI report, University of Greenwich, Chatham, UK, February 2015.
For example, the method has been utilized successfully to construct linkage maps in agronomic crops such as peanut (Hong et al., 2008) and sweetpotato (Kriegner et al., 2003), ornamental plants such as wintersweet (Chen and Chen, 2010) and dendrobium (Xue et al., 2010), and tree species such as pistacia (Turkeli and Kafkas, 2013) and Eucommia ulmoides (Wang et al., 2014).
Atuna et al., "Sand storage, extending the shelf-life of fresh sweetpotato roots for home consumption and market sales," Journal of Food Science and Engineering, vol.
Yang et al., "Expression of arabidopsis NDPK2 increases antioxidant enzyme activities and enhances tolerance to multiple environmental stresses in transgenic sweetpotato plants," Molecular Breeding, vol.
Yamakawa, "Distribution and physiological functions of caffeoylquinic acid derivatives in leaves of sweetpotato genotypes," Journal of Food Science, vol.
Some of these pests, including sudden oak death, thousand cankers disease, giant reed, Sahara mustard, ash whitefly, sweetpotato whitefly biotype B, glassy-winged sharpshooter, olive fruit fly and spotted wing drosophila, were first detected and became problematic after 1980, within the timeframe of UC IPM.