Potato Research

, Volume 46, Issue 1–2, pp 9–25 | Cite as

Sprouting of seed tubers during cold storage and its influence on tuber formation, flowering and the duration of the life cycle in a diploid population of potato

  • Carolina Celis-Gamboa
  • P. C. Struik
  • E. Jacobsen
  • R. G. F. Visser
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The influence of a short tuber dormancy and the subsequent sprout growth of the seed tubers during storage at 4 °C on the processes related to plant development and tuber formation was investigated in a diploid population with 238 genotypes, its crossing parents and seven tetraploid varieties. Sprout growth during storage at 4 °C was positively correlated to the duration of the dormancy period at 18–22 °C, the low temperature prolonging the dormancy period. Results show that the duration of the dormancy period and the sprouting of seed tubers during storage at low temperature did not have a determinant influence on plant development, tuber formation or the duration of the plant cycle in this large and highly diverse population of potato.

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dormancy physiological age S. phureja S. tuberosum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carolina Celis-Gamboa
    • 1
  • P. C. Struik
    • 2
  • E. Jacobsen
    • 1
  • R. G. F. Visser
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant Sciences: Laboratory of Plant BreedingWageningen UniversityPDThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Plant Sciences: Crop and Weed Ecology GroupWageningen UniversityRZThe Netherlands

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