wild potato


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Noun1.wild potato - erect or spreading perennial of southwestern United States and Mexico bearing small pale brown to cream-colored tubers resembling potatoes
genus Solanum, Solanum - type genus of the Solanaceae: nightshade; potato; eggplant; bittersweet
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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The wild potato grows on these islands in great abundance, on the sandy, shelly soil near the sea-beach.
Researchers at Dundee University and the James Hutton Institute believe wild potato genes could be key to tackling blight.
"The Potato Guardians" (page 49), for instance, tells the story of Indigenous Quechua farmers in the Peruvian Andes who are sharing their living library of more than 1,300 potato landraces that they have nurtured for thousands of years, as well as the wild potato "ancestors" many of these varieties descended from, with scientists who are racing to develop climate-smart varieties of this tuber that is a staple food for 1.3 billion people across the world.
Johnson (1937) experiment with Colorado wild potato (S.
"Starch granules of Solanum jamesii extracted from ground stone tools establish wild potato use as early as 10,900610,100 calendar years B.P.
* Wild Potato Taxonomy: Our New Taxonomy Adopted Here
In addition, 235 wild potato species provide an invaluable gene pool that contains the potential to expand properties such as nutrition, pest protection and climatic adaptability.
Starting in the late 1970s, Plaisted began crossing 'Katahdin' and other mainstream varieties with Solarium berthaultii, a wild potato from Bolivia.