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dc.contributor.authorAlmazan, A.
dc.contributor.authorTheberge, R.
dc.identifier.citationAlmazan, A. & Theberge, R. (1989). Influence of cassava mosaic virus on cassava leaf-vegetable quality. Tropical Agriculture, 66(4), 305-308.
dc.description.abstractPeople of Zaire prefer cassava mosaic virus-infected cassava leaves to the healthy leaves for vegetable use. The diseased leaves are believed to be sweeter and more tender. To investigate this claim, leaves from three cassava clones, TMS 50395, TMS 30572 and Isunikankiyan, with disease ratings of one to five, were analysed for total cyanide (free and bound), protein (N x 6.25), total soluble sugars and crude fibre. Total cyanide concentration decreased significantly in the three clones with increasing disease severity; protein also decreased as the disease progressed (P = 0.001). Total soluble sugars and crude fibre content were unrelated to disease rating. (AS).
dc.subjectManihot Esculenta
dc.subjectLeaf Protein
dc.subjectCrude Fibre
dc.titleInfluence of cassava mosaic virus on cassava leaf vegetable quality
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.description.versionPeer Review
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture
cg.coverage.regionWest Africa
cg.isijournalISI Journal
cg.authorship.typesCGIAR single centre
cg.iitasubjectFood Security
cg.iitasubjectFood Systems
cg.iitasubjectPlant Diseases
cg.iitasubjectPlant Production
cg.accessibilitystatusLimited Access

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