A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Halford, N. G. 2019. Research on the genetic control of flowering in potato set to blossom - The control of flowering in potato. Journal of Experimental Botany. 71 (3), pp. 747-748.
|Authors||Halford, N. G.|
‘Hello, just inspecting my spuds and spotted this fruit growing on a stem. It’s dark green and has a stalk attached. Anyone know what it might be?’ This was a question submitted by a gardener to an online discussion forum (Gardener’s World, 2014), and it is not unusual for gardeners to ask why their potato plants have flowers or berries (often described as small green tomatoes) on them (Fig. 1). The common misconception that potatoes do not flower or produce seeds arises, of course, because potatoes reproduce vegetatively as well as sexually, and growers plant ‘seed’ potatoes (pieces of tuber) rather than true seeds.
|Keywords||Flowering control; Hybrid potatoes; Potato; Solanum tuberosum|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Journal||Journal of Experimental Botany|
|Journal citation||71 (3), pp. 747-748|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1093/jxb/erz544|
|Open access||Published as green open access|
|Funder||Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council|
|Funder project or code||Designing Future Wheat (DFW) [ISPG]|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Online||23 Jan 2020|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press (OUP)|
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