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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Proceedings of the Symposia.

Author
item Lulai, Edward

Submitted to: American Journal of Potato Research
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: January 16, 2004
Publication Date: July 1, 2004
Citation: Lulai, E.C. 2004. Proceedings from the Symposium: Recent Advances in the Physiology of Tuberization and Dormancy. American Journal of Potato Research. 81:251-252.

Interpretive Summary: This is an introduction to the 'Proceedings From The Symposium: Recent Advances in the Physiology of tuberization and tuber dormancy,' held August 11, 2003 at the 87th annual meeting of The Potato Association of America in Spokane, WA. This introduction to the symposia provides a brief overview of the topic and integrates the subject areas of the separate symposia papers for the readership. The physiology of tuberization and dormancy is of great economic importance. The initiation and regulation of tuberization impact costly issues including yield, maturity for harvest, and the development of related diseases and defects. The regulation of dormancy is significant for maintaining tubers in sprout-free condition during storage and marketing, as well as for proper sprout initiation in seed potatoes. The introduction to the symposia provides information on the scientific areas covered in the proceeding from the symposia including biological relationships between tuberization and dormancy and introduces discussion of the hormones, signals, genes and other mechanisms involved in regulating tuberization and dormancy. The symposia provides information important in developing future technologies to solve a large range of related production, storage and quality problems.

Technical Abstract: This is an introduction to the 'Proceedings From The Symposium: Recent Advances in the Physiology of tuberization and tuber dormancy,' held August 11, 2003 at the 87th annual meeting of The Potato Association of America in Spokane, WA. This introduction to the symposia provides a brief overview of the topic and integrates the subject areas of the separate symposia papers for the readership. The physiology of tuberization and dormancy is of great economic importance. The initiation and regulation of tuberization impact costly issues including yield, maturity for harvest, and the development of related diseases and defects. The regulation of dormancy is significant for maintaining tubers in sprout-free condition during storage and marketing, as well as for proper sprout initiation in seed potatoes. The introduction to the symposia provides information on the scientific areas covered in the proceeding from the symposia including biological relationships between tuberization and dormancy and introduces discussion of the hormones, signals, genes and other mechanisms involved in regulating tuberization and dormancy. The symposia provides information important in developing future technologies to solve a large range of related production, storage and quality problems.

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