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Zunfu Lv, Simeng Zhang, and Guoquan Lu

China is the world’s largest sweetpotato producer, with annual plantings and total production accounting for 70% and 85%, respectively, of the world’s supply ( Tang et al., 2010 ). Sweetpotato sprouts are an ideal green vegetable with a high yield

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Rukundo Placide, Hussein Shimelis, Mark Laing, and Daphrose Gahakwa

industrial starch production, sweetpotato cultivars are required to have high dry matter content, whereas cultivars for human consumption should have other traits such as attractive skin and flesh color, good cooking quality, and high β-carotene, among others

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Nicholas A. George, Kenneth V. Pecota, and G. Craig Yencho

Sweetpotato ( I. batatas ) is one of the world’s most important and widely grown starch crops ( FAOSTAT, 2014 ). Sweetpotato is grown primarily for direct human consumption, or as a processed food product, but sweetpotato biomass can be readily

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Nicholas A. George, Mark Shankle, Jeff Main, Kenneth V. Pecota, Consuelo Arellano, and G. Craig Yencho

In developed, nations sweetpotato ( Ipomoea batatas ) is grown predominantly for high-value fresh consumption and processed food markets, but is also increasingly used for producing value-added foods and bio-based industrial products ( United States

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Benard Yada, Gina Brown-Guedira, Agnes Alajo, Gorrettie N. Ssemakula, Robert O.M. Mwanga, and G. Craig Yencho

Sweetpotato [ Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam] is a vegetatively propagated, highly heterozygous and outcrossing dicotyledonous crop ( Woolfe, 1992 ). The outcrossing nature of sweetpotato has led to the development of several landraces due to chance

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Scovia Adikini, Settumba B. Mukasa, Robert O.M. Mwanga, and Richard W. Gibson

Sweetpotato propagation in Uganda usually involves the use of vine cuttings from mature crops obtained from a farmer’s own gardens or from neighbors’ ( Bashaasha et al., 1995 , Gibson et al., 2009 ). This, however, may not be the case in areas with

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D. Michael Jackson, Janice R. Bohac, Judy A. Thies, and Howard F. Harrison

The sweetpotato [ Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.] cultivar Charleston Scarlet was developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), Charleston, SC. This cultivar is an orange-fleshed, sweet, fresh-market type

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D. Michael Jackson, Howard F. Harrison, Judy A. Thies, Janice R. Bohac, and J.D. Mueller

The sweetpotato [ Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.] cultivar Liberty was jointly developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), and Clemson University, SC Agriculture and Forestry Research System ( Bohac et al

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R.C. Sloan Jr., P.G. Thompson, and J.L. Main

National Sweetpotato Collaborators

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R. C. Sloan Jr., P. G. Thompson, W. B. Burdine Jr., J. L. Main, and P. D. Gerard

National Sweetpotato Collaborators