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​Factors Affect to Stolon Formation and Tuberization in Potato: A Review

P.D. Abeytilakarathna
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1Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Station, Seetha Eliya, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka.
Cite article:- Abeytilakarathna P.D. (2022). ​Factors Affect to Stolon Formation and Tuberization in Potato: A Review. Agricultural Reviews. 43(1): 91-97. doi: 10.18805/ag.R-187.
Potato tuber formation is a complex process that is induced by a mobile signal called tuberigen. It involves several genes such as AtBMI, St 14-3-3s, StBEL, StBELL11, StBELL29, StBMI1-1, StCDF1, StCEN, StCO, StFDL1, StFT, StGA2ox1, StGA3ox2, StMSI1, StSP6A. This article focuses on important factors such as genetic factors, low temperature, high irradiation, low nitrogen, abscisic acid, chlormequat chloride, auxin, Jasmonic acid, cytokinin and paclobutrazol that induce tuber formation while ethylene, drought, low irradiation, high-temperature that reduce or inhibit tuber initiation.

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