Exploratory Induction of Solid Mutations in Yams by γ-Irradiation

  • Francis K. S. Koo
  • Jose Cuevas Ruiz
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 2)


Yam tubers are consumed widely, particularly in tropical regions of the world, as a source of starchy food. Dioscorea alata, one of the edible yams that originated in Southeast Asia, is by far the most economically important yam species. It is grown mainly in Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and some wet areas of Central and South America (5,6).


Mutation Induction Mutation Breeding Aerial Tuber Exploratory Induction Light Green Leaf 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Francis K. S. Koo
    • 1
  • Jose Cuevas Ruiz
    • 1
  1. 1.Tropical Agro-Sciences DivisionPuerto Rico Nuclear CenterMayaguezUSA

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