Metabolite profiling of yam (Dioscorea spp.) accessions for use in crop improvement programmes

Elliott Price, Ranjana Bhattacharjee, Antonio Lopez-Montes, Paul Fraser

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Ninety-seven percent of yam (Dioscorea spp.) production takes place in low income food deficit countries (LIFDCs) and the crop provides 200 calories a day to approximately 300 million people. Therefore, yams are vital for food security. Yams have high-yield potential and high market value potential yet current breeding of yam is hindered by a lack of genomic information and genetic resources. New tools are needed to modernise breeding strategies and unlock the potential of yam to improve livelihood in LIFDCs.
Original languageEnglish
Article number144
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
Early online date14 Oct 2017
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017

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