African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6858

Full Length Research Paper

Floral biology and phenology of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas [L.] Lam.) in Cuba: Bases for genetic improvement

Alfredo Morales Rodríguez
  • Alfredo Morales Rodríguez
  • Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources Department, Research Institute of Tropical Roots and Tuber Crops (INIVIT), Santo Domingo, Villa Clara, Cuba.
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Dania Rodríguez del Sol
  • Dania Rodríguez del Sol
  • Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources Department, Research Institute of Tropical Roots and Tuber Crops (INIVIT), Santo Domingo, Villa Clara, Cuba.
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Sergio Rodríguez Morales
  • Sergio Rodríguez Morales
  • Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources Department, Research Institute of Tropical Roots and Tuber Crops (INIVIT), Santo Domingo, Villa Clara, Cuba.
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Yuniel Rodríguez García
  • Yuniel Rodríguez García
  • Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources Department, Research Institute of Tropical Roots and Tuber Crops (INIVIT), Santo Domingo, Villa Clara, Cuba.
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Nadir Trujillo Oviedo
  • Nadir Trujillo Oviedo
  • Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources Department, Research Institute of Tropical Roots and Tuber Crops (INIVIT), Santo Domingo, Villa Clara, Cuba.
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Alay Jiménez Medina
  • Alay Jiménez Medina
  • Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources Department, Research Institute of Tropical Roots and Tuber Crops (INIVIT), Santo Domingo, Villa Clara, Cuba.
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Osmany Molina Concepción
  • Osmany Molina Concepción
  • Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources Department, Research Institute of Tropical Roots and Tuber Crops (INIVIT), Santo Domingo, Villa Clara, Cuba.
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  •  Received: 28 August 2023
  •  Accepted: 29 September 2023
  •  Published: 30 November 2023

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