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Shedding of taro (Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott.) flower pollens in Samoa - an alternative approach

Ravaga, A. and Hunter, David (2001) Shedding of taro (Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott.) flower pollens in Samoa - an alternative approach. Journal of South Pacific Agriculture, 8 (2). pp. 9-12. ISSN 1018-7774

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Abstract

Reliable flowering is one of the most important characteristics in conducting breeding in taro. In this study the ability of the male portion of taro inflorescence to shed pollen without the female portion and peduncle was determined. Forty – five male portions of taro inflorescences were cut off at the peduncle and incubated overnight in the water in an air – conditioned room. The forty – five male portions shed pollen and most of the inflorescence in the field and those incubated overnight in water also shed pollen. The result suggests that this alternative approach of shedding pollen is more convenient and beneficial for use in taro breeding programmes.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Agriculture and Food Technology
Depositing User: Ms Mereoni Camailakeba
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2001 10:33
Last Modified: 01 May 2012 16:12
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/2792
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