Submitted to: Potato Association of America Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/23/2003
Publication Date: 8/4/2003
Citation: LULAI, E.C. SYMPOSIUM INTRODUCTION. THE 87TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE POTATO ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA. 2003. p. 26 ABSTRACT NO. S1.
Technical Abstract: The physiology of tuberization and dormancy is of substanial economic importance. The control of tuberization has key implications for yield, time of maturity, and the development of related diseases and defects. The control 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. This symposium will examine similarities between the biology of tuberization and dormancy and will show how recent advances have provided useful insights into the regulation of each. These and other cutting edge issues will be discussed along with their importance in developing future technologies to solve a large range of related production, storage and quality problems.