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Physiology of tuberization in plants. (Tubers and tuberous roots.)

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Part of the Handbuch der Pflanzenphysiologie / Encyclopedia of Plant Physiology book series (532, volume 15)

Abstract

The stem and root of certain plant species often become modified into structures whose form and function differ considerably from that of the typical organ. Moreover, though the functions of these two organs, when in their typical form differ considerably among themselves, they assume upon modification a new. identical and most important one, that of food storage. Many of the plants with such modified stems or roots, e.g., the potato and the sugar beet, have become important food and feed crops and are good examples of plants with a highly efficient mechanism for the storage of energy in form of food.

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Tuber Formation Potato Plant Night Temperature Tuberous Root Jerusalem Artichoke 
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