Screening for Acyanogenesis in cassava: IITA Technical Bulletin No 4
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Sadik, S., Okereke, O. & Hahn, S. (1974). Screening for Acyanogenesis in cassava: IITA Technical Bulletin No 4. Ibadan, Nigeria: IITA, (p. 1-6).
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The sodium picrate test for hydrocyanic acid was used (0 evaluate BB.S10cassava plants for cyanogenic content. Acyanogenic plants were not found in spite of the large number of plants rested. A small number of plants exhibited low to medium degree of cyanogenesis while the rest of [he plants showed a high degree of cyanogenesis. The screening method is simple and sensitive and lends itself to large •scale field screening.