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Scientists interested in potato leaves

June 24, 2009  By Farm Focus


potatoplantJune 24, 2009, Fredericton, NB – Six species of wild South American
potatoes are growing in plots in Fredericton, N.B., not for their
tubers but for their leaves.

June 24, 2009, Fredericton, NB – Six species of wild South American potatoes are growing in plots in Fredericton, N.B., not for their tubers but for their leaves.

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The plants are resistant to the Colorado potato beetle. Researchers involved in the BioPotato Network are examining the chemicals in the leaves looking for the compound(s) that control the resistance.

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