plants-vr-tropical-06-cassava

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Vegetative reproduction (tropical) 6 stem of shoot produced from lateral bud piece of stem planted in the ground root tuber ground level adventitious root Root tubers - Cassava The roots of the sweet potato ( Ipomoea batatas ) and cassava ( Manihot esculenta ) are swollen near their tops with food reserves, which are used during active growth early in the rainy season. Food made in the wet months goes to new roots which swell and make fresh tubers. Since roots usually bear no buds, root tubers in general are not reproductive structures. Cassava is
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Unformatted text preview: propagated by planting pieces of stem whose buds produce shoots. The leaves on these shoots send food down to adventitious roots which swell to form tubers. The cassava tuber is a rich source of starch and it is estimated that it is the third largest source of carbohydrate in the world. The flour made from the roots is tapioca. The root tubers of the sweet potato do develop adventitious buds which grow into new shoots, resulting in vegetative propagation of the plant. Cassava D.G. Mackean...
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