The discovery of the insertion of IbT-DNA1 and IbT-DNA2 into the cultivated (hexaploid) sweetpotato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.] genome constitutes a clear example of an ancient event of Horizontal Gene Transfer (HGT). However
Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas, Lam.) is an important root vegetable in developing countries. After its domestication
in Neotropical America, human migration led to the distribution of the sweet potato plant throughout the world. Both
leaf and storage root are high in compounds of nutritional value.
Citation Roullier, C.; Duputie, A.; Wennekes, P.; Benoit, L.; Fernandez Bringas, V.M.; Rossel, G.; Tay, D.; McKey, D.; Lebot, V. 2013. Disentangling the origins of cultivated sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.).Read More…