Cassava, Manihot esculenta

  • Reddy P
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This chapter deals with the biology of cassava (Manihot esculenta). It contains information for use during the risk/safety regulatory assessment of genetically engineered varieties intended to be grown in the environment (biosafety). It includes elements of taxonomy, centres of origin and distribution, crop production and cultivation practices, morphological characters, reproductive biology, genetics, hybridisation and introgression, interactions with other organisms, pests and pathogens, and biotechnological developments.




Reddy, P. P. (2015). Cassava, Manihot esculenta. In Plant Protection in Tropical Root and Tuber Crops (pp. 17–81). Springer India.

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