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Title: Case of escape in cassava, Manihot esculenta Crantz
Authors: Nassar, Nagib Mohammed Abdalla
Mendonza, M.
Assunto:: Mandioca - cultivo
Botânica - morfologia
Mandioca - melhoramento genético
Issue Date: 8-Feb-2017
Publisher: Genetics and Molecular Research - FUNPEC-RP
Citation: NASSAR, Nagib Mohammed Abdalla; MENDONZA, M.. Case of escape in cassava, Manihot esculenta Crantz. Genetics and Molecular Research, v. 16, n. 1, Article gmr16019577, p. 1-7, 8 fev. 2017. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 11 jul. 2017. doi:
Abstract: Two cassava escapes where collected from cultivated fields near natural habitat in Bolivia. They are described morphologically and analyzed cytogenetically in this study. It is suggested that they are the product of backcrosses of cassava interspecific hybrids with the cultigen itself, and that selective conditions have developed in which certain forms of cassava segregates have adapted to grow wildly in natural habitats near cassava fields. These segregates may hybridize with cultivated cassava upon coming in contact with such varieties. Because these escapes have incorporated useful genes from the wild into their genetic structure, they could be used for cassava improvement since their genetic barriers with other forms of cassava are very weak.
Licença:: Copyright © 2017 The Authors. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike (CC BY-SA) 4.0 License.
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