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Stimulating Axillary Buds in Yams (Dioscorea SPP)

  • O. O. Okoli (a1)


A method is described of inducing many ‘eyes’ on yam tubers to sprout, and of using the sprout-bearing segments as propagules for establishing yam fields. The number of such propagules obtainable from a tuber depends on its size, but the method greatly increases the rate of propagation and holds special promise for both breeding and commercial production of yam.



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Stimulating Axillary Buds in Yams (Dioscorea SPP)

  • O. O. Okoli (a1)


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