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6/9/2021
 
 
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Source: Agrikultura - Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (Research and Innovation Journal)

The study focused on the characterization of taro, scientifically known as Colocasia esculenta in the Bicol Region, Philippines. Taro samples were collected from different provinces in the Bicol region and planting materials for each sample were grown in a germplasm collection site.

Characterization of cultivars was based on the established botanical morphometrics such as length, width and diameter for leaf, petiole and corm using an ordinary ruler and meter stick. Color variations of leaf margin, dorsal and ventral blade and veins, petiole and corm flesh and fiber were identified.

The journal was published in January of 2021 and is directly relevant to BSF taro project as it looks at the characterisation of different taro cultivars in Bicol region.

The journal can be found here:
Morphological characterisation of taro (Colocasia esculenta) cultivars in the Bicol region, Philippines

 
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