Potato Research

, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 3–12 | Cite as

Wild potato (Solanum sect.Petota) germplasm collecting expedition to Argentina in 1990, and status of Argentinian potato germplasm resources

  • David M. Spooner
  • Andrea M. Clausen
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A joint Argentina/United States expedition collected wild potato (Solanum sect.Petota) germplasm in Argentina between February 4–28 and March 28–April 18, 1990. This was followed by a short expedition between February 27 and March 3, 1991. Collections were made in the Andes Mountains from southern Tucumán Province (27°20′S), south to southern Rio Negro Province (40°52′S) and comprised 88 lots of germplasm of ten species, 76 as true-seed and 12 as tubers. The most important new collections included germplasm ofS. brevidens, S. maglia, S. x rechei andS. venturii. By summarizing details of these collections with those of existing collections, we have been able to suggest future collecting in Argentina.

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collecting expedition taxonomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David M. Spooner
    • 1
  • Andrea M. Clausen
    • 2
  1. 1.Vegetable Crops Research Unit, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Department of HorticultureUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA
  2. 2.Instituto Nacional de Techologia Agropecuaria (INTA)BalcarceArgentina

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