solanum tuberosum

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Potatoes are a nightshade so people allergic to nightshades should be aware. They are actually listed as toxic. Do not eat potato leaves or flowers. Very high in starch, which when cooked, turns into sugar in the body, leading to weight gain and sugar issues. High source of fiber, rich in potassium for high blood pressure, Vit C. Despite what many people think or fear, raw potatoes, exert an excellent effect on all forms of rheumatism and rheumatic arthritis when these diseases have not progressed too far. They also have a good effect on other diseases with uric acid buildup like psoriasis, gallstones, renal pelvis and urinary bladder. Historically, potatoes were used to treat almost all skin diseases, loss of hair, fat formation and dandruff. It’s good to eat the peel also because it contains flourine which preserves the enamel of the teeth. Potatoes can be grown from just the peelings! Do not eat potato sprouts, flowers, leaves or fruit, which resemble greenish dark grey cherry tomatoes, they are very high in the toxic alkaloid solanine, which affects the nervous system, causing weakness and confusion. This is also in tomatoes, eggplants and other nightshades. When exposed to light, this toxin increases, turning potatoes more green, a sign to stay away. Cooking destroys some of the toxin, but not all.
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One of the arguments of a multiple origin of the Solanum tuberosum Andigenum group was based on the putative distinct ecogeographical habitats of landraces that exist in the polyploid series forming this group.
Cytological mechanisms of 2n pollen formation in the wild potato Solanum okadae and pollen-pistil relations with the cultivated potato, Solanum tuberosum.
Tolerance to low temperatures and tuber soft rot in hybrids between Solanum commersonii and Solanum tuberosum obtained through manipulation of ploidy and endosperm balance number (EBN).
Experimental evidence for the origin of Solanum tuberosum, subspecies andigena.
Selfing and open pollination in Andean landraces Solanum tuberosum Gp.
Genetics of self-incompatibility in dihaploids of Solanum tuberosum L.
Selection from Solanum tuberosum Group Phureja of genotypes combining high-frequency haploid induction with homozygosity for embryo-spot.
Pollen transcriptome analysis of Solanum tuberosum (2 n =4x =48), S.
Isozyme analysis of the entire and core collections of Solanum tuberosum subsp.
One of the progenitors of the domesticated tetraploid Solanum tuberosum ssp.
Samsun, Capsicum annum, Datura stramonium, Lycopersicon esculentum, Physalis floridana and Solanum tuberosum were slightly dusted with carborandum 600 mesh and mechanically inoculated by sap from systemically PVY-infected N.