Australian New Crops Info 2016
Supported by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

Listing of Interesting Plants of the World:

Dioscorea alata

 

 

This species is usually known as:

Dioscorea alata

 

This species has also been known as:

Dioscorea alata var. globosa, Dioscorea alata var. purpurea, Dioscorea alata var. tarri, Dioscorea alata var. vera

 

Common names:

Water Yam

 

 

Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Dioscorea alata: 982]

 

 

Popularity of Dioscorea alata over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Dioscorea alata (histogram and left hand axis scale of left-hand plot) and line of best fit, 1901 to 2013 (equation and % variation accounted for in box); Right-hand Plot: Plot of a proportional micro index, derived from numbers of papers mentioning Dioscorea alata as a proportion (scaled by multiplying by one million) of the approximate total number of papers available in databases for that year (frequency polygon and left-hand axis scale of right-hand plot) and line of best fit, 1901 to 2013 (equation and % variation accounted for in box)] 

[For larger charts showing the numbers of papers that have mentioned this species over years, select this link; there are links to come back from there]

 

Keywords

[Total number of keywords included in the papers that mentioned this species: 5486]

 

Dioscorea alata (185), yams (102), yam (82), Dioscorea rotundata (53), starch (47), Dioscorea (40), tubers (35), Internet resource (34), cultivars (31), Nigeria (30), Dioscorea cayenensis (26), Glomerella cingulata (24), physicochemical properties (20), crop production (17), horticultural crops (17), cassava (16), crop yield (16), Dioscorea esculenta (16), genetic variation (16), texture (16), <ARROW Antioxidant activity (15), storage (15), Anthracnose (14), disease resistance (14), enzyme activity (14), Manihot esculenta (14), Rheology (14), anthocyanins (13), plant pathogenic fungi (13), Colocasia esculenta (12), Dioscorea spp. (12), food composition (12), leaves (12), micropropagation (12), plant cultural practices (12), Plants (12), Retrogradation (12), amylose (11), Antioxidant (11), dormancy (11), Viscosity (11), Dioscorin (10), Ipomoea batatas (10), Microstructure (10), sweet potato (10), Colletotrichum gloeosporioides (9), fungal diseases of plants (9), in vitro culture (9), pasting properties (9), photoperiod (9), sprouting (9), Syneresis (9), temperature (9), tissue culture (9), varieties (9), Yam starch (9), culture media (8), Gelatinization (8), germplasm (8), horticulture (8), Hydrocolloids (8), India (8), mice (8), Mucilage (8), Peroxidase (8), plant products (8), Pounded yam (8), Puerto Rico (8), shoots (8), Yam mosaic virus (8), amylopectin (7), Antioxidants (7), Blanching (7), DOWN>Carboxymethyl starch (7), Dioscorea bulbifera (7), Dioscoreaceae (7), disease control (7), food quality (7), food storage (7), genotype (7), Medicinal plants (7), methodology (7), nutrient content (7), Phagocytosis (7), Rice starch (7), species differences (7), Structure (7), tuber crop (7), Acetylation (6), Agriculture (6), Agrobiodiversity (6), application rate (6), Aroids (6), Carboxymethylation (6), chemical constituents of plants (6), conservation (6), Dioscorea japonica (6), DSC (6), functional properties (6)…..

 

[If all keywords are not here (as indicated by .....), they can be accessed from this link; there are links to come back from there]

 

 

Most likely scope for crop use/product (%):
[Please note: When there are only a few papers mentioning a species, care should be taken with the interpretation of these crop use/product results; as well, a mention may relate to the use of a species, or the context in which it grows, rather than a product]

 

starch (92.73), timber (1.42), weed (0.75), poison (0.50), fruit (0.33), rubber (0.33), boundary (0.25), nutraceutical (0.23), hemiparasite (0.22), aquatic (0.22)…..

 

[To see the full list of crop use/product outcomes, from searching abstracts of the papers that have mentioned this species, select this link; details of the analysis process have also been included; there are links to come back from there]

 

 

Recent mentions of this species in the literature:
[since 2012, with links to abstracts; The references from 1901-2013 which have been used for the trend, keyword and crop use/product analyses below, are listed below these references]

 

Andres C, AdeOluwa OO and Bhullar GS (2017) Yam (Dioscorea spp.) A2 - Thomas, Brian. In ‘Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences (Second Edition)’ (Ed.^(Eds Murray BG and Murphy DJ) pp. 435-441. (Academic Press: Oxford). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780123948076001775

(2016) Contents: Starch - Stärke 7–8/2016. Starch - Stärke 68, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/star.201670074

Akinoso R and Abiodun OA (2016) Yam: Technological Interventions. In ‘Tropical Roots and Tubers’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 558-590. (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118992739.ch12

Anwesh M, Kumar KV, Nagarajan M, Chander MP, Kartick C and Paluru V (2016) Elucidating the richness of bacterial groups in the gut of Nicobarese tribal community – Perspective on their lifestyle transition. Anaerobe 39, 68-76. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1075996416300166

Awolu OO and Olofinlae SJ (2016) Physico-chemical, functional and pasting properties of native and chemically modified water yam (Dioscorea alata) starch and production of water yam starch-based yoghurt. Starch - Stärke 68, 719-726. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/star.201500302

Awoyale W, Maziya-Dixon B, Sanni LO and Shittu TA (2016) Effect of water yam (Dioscoreaalata) flour fortified with distiller’s spent grain on nutritional, chemical, and functional properties. Food Science & Nutrition 4, 24-33. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/fsn3.254

Baldé AM, Traoré MS, et al. (2016) Ethnomedical and ethnobotanical investigations on the response capacities of Guinean traditional health practioners in the management of outbreaks of infectious diseases: The case of the Ebola virus epidemic. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 182, 137-149. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874116300654

Barlagne C, Cornet D, Blazy J-M, Diman J-L and Ozier-Lafontaine H (2016) Consumers’ preferences for fresh yam: a focus group study. Food Science & Nutrition, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/fsn3.364

Chaïr H, Sardos J, Supply A, Mournet P, Malapa R and Lebot V (2016) Plastid phylogenetics of Oceania yams (Dioscorea spp., Dioscoreaceae) reveals natural interspecific hybridization of the greater yam (D. alata). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 180, 319-333. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/boj.12374

Cornet D, Sierra J, Tournebize R, Gabrielle B and Lewis FI (2016) Bayesian network modeling of early growth stages explains yam interplant yield variability and allows for agronomic improvements in West Africa. European Journal of Agronomy 75, 80-88. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1161030116300090

De Silva DD, Ades PK, Crous PW and Taylor PWJ (2016) Colletotrichum species associated with chili anthracnose in Australia. Plant Pathology, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ppa.12572

Dey P and Chaudhuri TK (2016) Phytochemical Characterization of Dioscorea Alata Leaf and Stem By Silylation Followed by GC-MS Analysis. Journal of Food Biochemistry 40, 630-635. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfbc.12235

Dey P, Ray S and Chaudhuri TK (2016) Immunomodulatory activities and phytochemical characterisation of the methanolic extract of Dioscorea alata aerial tuber. Journal of Functional Foods 23, 315-328. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1756464616300081

do Prado Cordoba L, Ribeiro LS, Rosa LS, Lacerda LG and Schnitzler E (2016) Effect of enzymatic treatments on thermal, rheological and structural properties of pinhão starch. Thermochimica Acta 642, 45-51. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0040603116302234

Dressler W, de Koning J, Montefrio M and Firn J (2016) Land sharing not sparing in the “green economy”: The role of livelihood bricolage in conservation and development in the Philippines. Geoforum 76, 75-89. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016718516302184

Fu Z, Luo S-J, Liu W, Liu C-M and Zhan L-j (2016) Structural changes induced by high speed jet on in vitro digestibility and hydroxypropylation of rice starch. International Journal of Food Science & Technology 51, 1034-1040. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijfs.13046

Hamilton AC, Karamura D and Kakudidi E (2016) History and conservation of wild and cultivated plant diversity in Uganda: Forest species and banana varieties as case studies. Plant Diversity 38, 23-44. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2468265916300087

Hardy OJ (2016) Population genetics of autopolyploids under a mixed mating model and the estimation of selfing rate. Molecular Ecology Resources 16, 103-117. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.12431

Jeyakumari A, Rahul Das MS, Bindu J, Joshy CG and Zynudheen AA (2016) Optimisation and comparative study on the addition of shrimp protein hydrolysate and shrimp powder on physicochemical properties of extruded snack. International Journal of Food Science & Technology 51, 1578-1585. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijfs.13127

Kaur M and Sandhu KS (2016) Sweet Potato Flour and Starch. In ‘Tropical Roots and Tubers’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 479-506. (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118992739.ch11a

Lewis T, Denham TIM and Golson J (2016) A renewed archaeological and archaeobotanical assessment of house sites at Kuk Swamp in the highlands of Papua New Guinea. Archaeology in Oceania, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/arco.5113

Li X, Jing S, Man S, Li X, Zhao C, Wang Y and Gao W (2016) A new acetylated spirostanol saponin and other constituents from the rhizomes of Dioscorea althaeoides R. Knuth (Dioscoreaceae). Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 65, 17-22. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305197816300102

Liu Y, Li H, Fan Y, Man S, Liu Z, Gao W and Wang T (2016) Antioxidant and Antitumor Activities of the Extracts from Chinese Yam (Dioscorea opposite Thunb.) Flesh and Peel and the Effective Compounds. Journal of Food Science 81, H1553-H1564. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1750-3841.13322

Marieschi M, Torelli A, Beghé D and Bruni R (2016) Authentication of Punica granatum L.: Development of SCAR markers for the detection of 10 fruits potentially used in economically motivated adulteration. Food Chemistry 202, 438-444. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814616301571

Mohan C, Prasannakumary V and Nair AGH (2016) Tropical Roots and Tubers: Impact on Environment, Biochemical, Molecular Characterization of Different Varieties of Tropical Roots and Tubers. In ‘Tropical Roots and Tubers’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 138-182. (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118992739.ch3

Obadina A, Ashimolowo H and Olotu I (2016) Quality changes in cocoyam flours during storage. Food Science & Nutrition, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/fsn3.347

Ogunmolasuyi AM, Egwim EC, Adewoyin MA and Awoyinka O (2016) A comparative study of functional and structural properties of starch extracted from Dioscorea rotundata and Colocasiaesculenta. Starch - Stärke 68, 771-777. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/star.201500280

Penet L, Barthe E, Alleyne A and Blazy JM (2016) Disease risk perception and diversity of management strategies by farmers: The case of anthracnose caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides on water yams (Dioscorea alata) in Guadeloupe. Crop Protection 88, 7-17. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0261219416301168

Pérez-Santos D-M, Velazquez G, Canonico-Franco M, Morales-Sanchez E, Gaytan-Martínez M, Yañez-Limon J-M and Herrera-Gomez A (2016) Modeling the limited degree of starch gelatinization. Starch - Stärke 68, 727-733. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/star.201500220

Pugazhendhi S, Sathya P, Palanisamy PK and Gopalakrishnan R (2016) Synthesis of silver nanoparticles through green approach using Dioscorea alata and their characterization on antibacterial activities and optical limiting behavior. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology 159, 155-160. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1011134416300136

Ramírez-Hernández A, Aparicio-Saguilán A, Mata-Mata JL, González-García G, Hernández-Mendoza H, Gutiérrez-Fuentes A and Báez-García E (2016) Chemical modification of banana starch by the in situ polymerization of ϵ-caprolactone in one step. Starch - Stärke, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/star.201600197

Rejmánek M, Huntley BJ, Le Roux JJ and Richardson DM (2016) A rapid survey of the invasive plant species in western Angola. African Journal of Ecology, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aje.12315

Saleh M, Ajo R, Al-Ismail K and Ondier G (2016) Effects of hydrocolloids on acorn starch physical properties. Starch - Stärke, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/star.201500304

Sarah G, Homa F, et al. (2016) A large set of 26 new reference transcriptomes dedicated to comparative population genomics in crops and wild relatives. Molecular Ecology Resources, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.12587

Sardos J, Perrier X, Dolezel J, Hribova E, Christelova P, Van den houwe I, Kilian A and Roux N (2016) DArT whole genome profiling provides insights on the evolution and taxonomy of edible Banana (Musa spp.). Ann. Bot., mcw170. http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/mcw170v1

Sharma HK and Kaushal P (2016) Introduction to Tropical Roots and Tubers. In ‘Tropical Roots and Tubers’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 1-33. (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118992739.ch1

Sharma S, Sehrawat A and Deswal R (2016) Asada-Halliwell pathway maintains redox status in Dioscorea alata tuber which helps in germination. Plant Science 250, 20-29. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168945216300917

Singh SK and Muthukumarappan K (2016) Effect of feed moisture, extrusion temperature and screw speed on properties of soy white flakes based aquafeed: a response surface analysis. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 96, 2220-2229. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.7339

Sukenti K, Hakim L, Indriyani S, Purwanto Y and Matthews PJ (2016) Ethnobotanical study on local cuisine of the Sasak tribe in Lombok Island, Indonesia. Journal of Ethnic Foods 3, 189-200. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352618116300294

Wahab BA, Adebowale A-RA, Sanni SA, Sobukola OP, Obadina AO, Kajihausa OE, Adegunwa MO, Sanni LO and Tomlins K (2016) Effect of species, pretreatments, and drying methods on the functional and pasting properties of high-quality yam flour. Food Science & Nutrition 4, 50-58. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/fsn3.260

Wang Q, Xiong Z, Li G, Zhao X, Wu H and Ren Y (2016) Tomato peel powder as fat replacement in low-fat sausages: Formulations with mechanically crushed powder exhibit higher stability than those with airflow ultra-micro crushed powder. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology 118, 175-184. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejlt.201400579

Wood JR, Crown A, Cole TL and Wilmshurst JM (2016) Microscopic and ancient DNA profiling of Polynesian dog (kurī) coprolites from northern New Zealand. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 6, 496-505. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352409X16300906

Wu Z-G, Jiang W, Nitin M, Bao X-Q, Chen S-L and Tao Z-M (2016) Characterizing diversity based on nutritional and bioactive compositions of yam germplasm (Dioscorea spp.) commonly cultivated in China. Journal of Food and Drug Analysis 24, 367-375. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1021949816000119

Xia J, He L-q and Su X (2016) Interventional mechanisms of herbs or herbal extracts on renal interstitial fibrosis. Journal of Integrative Medicine 14, 165-173. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S209549641660256X

Xiong S, Tian N, Long J, Chen Y, Qin Y, Feng J, Xiao W and Liu S (2016) Molecular cloning and characterization of a flavanone 3-Hydroxylase gene from Artemisia annua L. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 105, 29-36. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S098194281630119X

Xu J, Hu Y, Chen Q, Chen D, Lin J and Bai X (2016) Preparation of hydrophobic carboxymethyl starches and analysis of their properties as fluid loss additives in drilling fluids. Starch - Stärke, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/star.201600153

Zhang H, Hou J, Liu J, Zhang J, Song B and Xie C (2016) The roles of starch metabolic pathways in the cold-induced sweetening process in potatoes. Starch - Stärke, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/star.201600194

Zhang L, Liu T, Xue Y, Liu C, Ru H, Dong M and Yu Z (2016) Effects of Drying Methods on the Aroma Components and Quality of Capsella Bursa-PastorisL. Journal of Food Process Engineering 39, 107-120. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfpe.12204

Zhu F (2016) Structure, properties, and applications of aroid starch. Food Hydrocolloids 52, 378-392. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0268005X15300084

Abano EE and Amoah RS (2015) Microwave and blanch-assisted drying of white yam (Dioscorea rotundata). Food Science & Nutrition 3, 586-596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/fsn3.249

Additives EPoF and Nutrient Sources added to F (2015) Risk assessment for peri- and post-menopausal women taking food supplements containing isolated isoflavones. EFSA Journal 13, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.2903/j.efsa.2015.4246

Amandikwa C, Iwe MO, Uzomah A and Olawuni AI (2015) Physico-chemical properties of wheat-yam flour composite bread. Nigerian Food Journal 33, 12-17. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0189724115000120

Amooaghaie R, Saeri MR and Azizi M (2015) Synthesis, characterization and biocompatibility of silver nanoparticles synthesized from Nigella sativa leaf extract in comparison with chemical silver nanoparticles. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 120, 400-408. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0147651315003103

Barlagne C, Bazoche P, Thomas A, Ozier-Lafontaine H, Causeret F and Blazy J-M (2015) Promoting local foods in small island states: The role of information policies. Food Policy 57, 62-72. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306919215001128

Blazy J-M, Barlagne C and Sierra J (2015) Environmental and economic impacts of agri-environmental schemes designed in French West Indies to enhance soil C sequestration and reduce pollution risks. A modelling approach. Agricultural Systems 140, 11-18. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308521X15300214

Clark G, Grono E, Ussher E and Reepmeyer C (2015) Early settlement and subsistence on Tongatapu, Kingdom of Tonga: Insights from a 2700–2650 cal BP midden deposit. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 3, 513-524. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352409X1530064X

Clement Y, Fustier M-A, Nabholz B and Glemin S (2015) The Bimodal Distribution of Genic GC Content Is Ancestral to Monocot Species. Genome Biol Evol 7, 336-348. http://gbe.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/7/1/336

Emshwiller E, Calberto-Sánchez G, Girma G, Jansky S, Sardos J, Staver C, Stoddard FL and Roux N (2015) Unavailability of Wild Relatives. In ‘Crop Wild Relatives and Climate Change’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 224-249. (John Wiley & Sons, Inc). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118854396.ch13

Falade KO and Adebiyi AO (2015) Effect of γ-Irradiation on Cooking, Functional and Pasting Properties of Bambara Groundnut (Vigna subterranea [L.] Verdc.) Cultivars. Journal of Food Process Engineering 38, 452-466. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfpe.12176

Falade KO and Ayetigbo OE (2015) Effects of annealing, acid hydrolysis and citric acid modifications on physical and functional properties of starches from four yam (Dioscorea spp.) cultivars. Food Hydrocolloids 43, 529-539. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0268005X14002513

Falade KO and Omiwale OO (2015) Effect of Pretreatments on Color, Functional and Pasting Properties of White (Dioscorea rotundata) and Yellow Yam (Dioscorea cayenensis) Varieties. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation 39, 1542-1554. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfpp.12380

Fu Z, Chen J, Luo S-J, Liu C-M and Liu W (2015) Effect of food additives on starch retrogradation: A review. Starch - Stärke 67, 69-78. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/star.201300278

Graham-Acquaah S, Ayernor GS, Bediako-Amoa B, Saalia FS, Afoakwa EO and Abbey L (2015) Effect of Blanching and Frying on Textural Profile and Appearance of Yam (Dioscorea rotundata) French Fries. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation 39, 19-29. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfpp.12204

Kay AU and Kaplan JO (2015) Human subsistence and land use in sub-Saharan Africa, 1000 BC to AD 1500: A review, quantification, and classification. Anthropocene 9, 14-32. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213305415000302

Kell S, Qin H, Chen B, Ford-Lloyd B, Wei W, Kang D and Maxted N (2015) China’s crop wild relatives: Diversity for agriculture and food security. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 209, 138-154. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167880915000675

Kumoro AC and Hartati I (2015) Microwave Assisted Extraction of Dioscorin from Gadung (Dioscorea Hispida Dennst) Tuber Flour. Procedia Chemistry 14, 47-55. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1876619615000108

Kwon Y-K, Jie EY, Sartie A, Kim DJ, Liu JR, Min BW and Kim SW (2015) Rapid metabolic discrimination and prediction of dioscin content from African yam tubers using Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy combined with multivariate analysis. Food Chemistry 166, 389-396. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814614009212

Létondor C, Pascal-Lorber S and Laurent F (2015) Uptake and distribution of chlordecone in radish: Different contamination routes in edible roots. Chemosphere 118, 20-28. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0045653514004627

Li J, Li J and Zhang F (2015) The immunoregulatory effects of Chinese herbal medicine on the maturation and function of dendritic cells. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 171, 184-195. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874115003906

Ospina-E JC, Rojano B, Ochoa O, Pérez-Álvarez JA and Fernández-López J (2015) Development of frankfurter-type sausages with healthy lipid formulation and their nutritional, sensory and stability properties. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology 117, 122-131. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejlt.201400157

Rowland MJ, Wright S and Baker R (2015) The timing and use of offshore islands in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Province, Queensland. Quaternary International 385, 154-165. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1040618215000488

Schnorr SL, Crittenden AN, Venema K, Marlowe FW and Henry AG (2015) Assessing digestibility of Hadza tubers using a dynamic in-vitro model. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 158, 371-385. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.22805

Taylor M (2015) Complementary and Alternative Approaches to Menopause. Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America 44, 619-648. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0889852915000493

Tijhuis M, Doets E, van der Velpen V and Vonk Noordegraaf-Schouten M (2015) Preparatory work to support the risk assessment for peri- and postmenopausal women taking food supplements containing isolated isoflavones. EFSA Supporting Publications 12, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.2903/sp.efsa.2015.EN-877

Tromp M and Dudgeon JV (2015) Differentiating dietary and non-dietary microfossils extracted from human dental calculus: the importance of sweet potato to ancient diet on Rapa Nui. Journal of Archaeological Science 54, 54-63. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305440314004373

Tumuluru JS (2015) High moisture corn stover pelleting in a flat die pellet mill fitted with a 6 mm die: physical properties and specific energy consumption. Energy Science & Engineering 3, 327-341. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ese3.74

Wang M, Li F, Zhou G, Lan P, Xu D and Li R (2015) Molecular Detection and Characterization of Chinese Yam Mild Mosaic Virus Isolates. Journal of Phytopathology 163, 1036-1040. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jph.12337

Wesley-Smith J, Walters C, Pammenter NW and Berjak P (2015) Why is intracellular ice lethal? A microscopical study showing evidence of programmed cell death in cryo-exposed embryonic axes of recalcitrant seeds of Acer saccharinum. Ann. Bot. 115, 991-1000. http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/115/6/991

Yu X, Zhang J, Shao S, Yu H, Xiong F and Wang Z (2015) Morphological and physicochemical properties of bulb and bulbil starches from Lilium lancifolium. Starch - Stärke 67, 448-458. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/star.201400209

Zhu F (2015) Isolation, Composition, Structure, Properties, Modifications, and Uses of Yam Starch. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety 14, 357-386. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1541-4337.12134

Abiodun OA and Akinoso R (2014) Effect of delayed harvesting and pre-treatment methods on the antinutritional contents of trifoliate yam flour. Food Chemistry 146, 515-520. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814613013630

Abiodun OA and Akinoso R (2014) Effect of harvesting periods on the chemical and pasting properties of trifoliate yam flour. Food Chemistry 142, 159-165. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814613009369

Adebowale AA, Olatunde OO, Adegunwa MO, Asiru WB and Sanni LO (2014) Mechanical and Sensorial Characteristics of Cassava and Yam Composite Starch Films. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation 38, 1994-1998. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfpp.12175

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Kao W-T, Chang C-T and Lin K-W (2012) Antioxidant and trypsin inhibition activity of dioscorin influenced by yam cultivars and eluent pH. International Journal of Food Science & Technology 47, 1384-1391. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2621.2012.02984.x

Kho H-S, Park M-S, Chang J-Y and Kim Y-Y (2012) Yam tuber mucilage as a candidate substance for saliva substitute: in vitro study of its viscosity and influences on lysozyme and peroxidase activities. Gerodontology, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ger.12000

Kim H-S and BeMiller JN (2012) Effects of hydrocolloids on the pasting and paste properties of commercial pea starch. Carbohydrate Polymers 88, 1164-1171. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S014486171200080X

Kumari B, Sharma P and Nath AK (2012) α-Amylase inhibitor in local Himalyan collections of Colocasia: Isolation, purification, characterization and selectivity towards α-amylases from various sources. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 103, 49-55. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048357512000363

Lawal OS (2012) Succinylated Dioscorea cayenensis starch: Effect of reaction parameters and characterisation. Starch - Stärke 64, 145-156. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/star.201100110

Li P-H, Huang C-C, Yang M-Y and Wang C-CR (2012) Textural and sensory properties of salted noodles containing purple yam flour. Food Research International 47, 223-228. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0963996911004133

Liu J, Ming J, Li W and Zhao G (2012) Synthesis, characterisation and in vitro digestibility of carboxymethyl potato starch rapidly prepared with microwave-assistance. Food Chemistry 133, 1196-1205. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814611007643

Liu S, Chang S, et al. (2012) Dioscorea alata Attenuates Renal Interstitial Cellular Fibrosis by Regulating Smad- and Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition Signaling Pathways. PLoS One 7, e47482.

Luo J, Li L and Kong L (2012) Preparative separation of phenylpropenoid glycerides from the bulbs of Lilium lancifolium by high-speed counter-current chromatography and evaluation of their antioxidant activities. Food Chemistry 131, 1056-1062. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814611013896

MacCarthy M (2012) Playing Politics with Yams: Food Security in the Trobriand Islands of Papua New Guinea. Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment 34, 136-147. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.2153-9561.2012.01073.x

Mbougueng PD, Tenin D, Scher J and Tchiégang C (2012) Influence of acetylation on physicochemical, functional and thermal properties of potato and cassava starches. Journal of Food Engineering 108, 320-326. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0260877411004328

Mejía-Agüero LE, Galeno F, Hernández-Hernández O, Matehus J and Tovar J (2012) Starch determination, amylose content and susceptibility to in vitro amylolysis in flours from the roots of 25 cassava varieties. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 92, 673-678. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.4629

Mertz OLE, Birch-Thomsen T, Elberling BO, Rothausen S, Bruun TB, Reenberg A, Fog B, Egsmose RMR and Breuning-Madsen H (2012) Changes in shifting cultivation systems on small Pacific islands. The Geographical Journal 178, 175-187. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4959.2011.00447.x

Meyer RS, DuVal AE and Jensen HR (2012) Patterns and processes in crop domestication: an historical review and quantitative analysis of 203 global food crops. New Phytologist 196, 29-48. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2012.04253.x

Mithun Raj, Jeeva M, Hegde V, Pravi Vidyadharan, Archana P, Senthil Alias San... M and Vishnu Nath S (2012) Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay for Rapid, Sensitive Detection, and Identification of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides causing Greater Yam Anthracnose. Mol Biotechnol.

Oboh G, Akinyemi AJ and Ademiluyi AO (2012) Inhibition of α-amylase and α-glucosidase activities by ethanolic extract of Telfairia occidentalis (fluted pumpkin) leaf. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine 2, 733-738. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2221169112602196

Oke MO, Awonorin SO, Sanni LO, Asiedu R and Aiyedun PO (2012) EFFECT OF EXTRUSION VARIABLES ON EXTRUDATES PROPERTIES OF WATER YAM FLOUR – A RESPONSE SURFACE ANALYSIS. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, no-no. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-4549.2011.00661.x

Otegbayo BO, Asiedu R and Bokanga M (2012) EFFECTS OF STORAGE ON THE CHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND FOOD QUALITY OF YAM. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, no-no. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-4549.2011.00600.x

Rees D, Westby A, Tomlins K, van Oirschot Q, Cheema MUA, Cornelius E and Amjad M (2012) Tropical Root Crops. In ‘Crop Post-Harvest: Science and Technology’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 392-413. (Wiley-Blackwell). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781444354652.ch18

Rodriguez Furlán LT, Lecot J, Pérez Padilla A, Campderrós ME and Zaritzky N (2012) Stabilizing effect of saccharides on bovine plasma protein: A calorimetric study. Meat Science 91, 478-485. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0309174012000800

Sand C (2012) Southern Melanesian Rock Art: The New Caledonian Case. In ‘A Companion to Rock Art’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 160-178. (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118253892.ch10

Shah H and Lele S (2012) In vitro propagation of Dioscorea alata var. purpurae. Appl Biochem Biotechnol 167, 1811-7.

Sobukola OP, Babajide JM and Ogunsade O (2012) EFFECT OF BREWERS SPENT GRAIN ADDITION AND EXTRUSION PARAMETERS ON SOME PROPERTIES OF EXTRUDED YAM STARCH-BASED PASTA. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, no-no. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-4549.2012.00711.x

Somorin YM, Bertuzzi T, Battilani P and Pietri A (2012) Aflatoxin and fumonisin contamination of yam flour from markets in Nigeria. Food Control 25, 53-58. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0956713511004117

Son Trinh K, Joo Lee C, Jun Choi S and Wha Moon T (2012) Hydrothermal Treatment of Water Yam Starch in a Non-granular State: Slowly Digestible Starch Content and Structural Characteristics. Journal of Food Science 77, C574-C582. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1750-3841.2012.02703.x

Srichuwong S, Isono N, Jiang H, Mishima T and Hisamatsu M (2012) Freeze–thaw stability of starches from different botanical sources: Correlation with structural features. Carbohydrate Polymers 87, 1275-1279. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0144861711007879

Srivastava AK, Gaiser T, Cornet D and Ewert F (2012) Estimation of effective fallow availability for the prediction of yam productivity at the regional scale using model-based multiple scenario analysis. Field Crops Research 131, 32-39. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378429012000275

Srivastava AK, Gaiser T, Paeth H and Ewert F (2012) The impact of climate change on Yam (Dioscorea alata) yield in the savanna zone of West Africa. Agriculture, Ecosystems &amp; Environment 153, 57-64. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167880912000953

Szczesniak MW, Deorowicz S, Gapski J, Kaczynski L and Makalowska I (2012) miRNEST database: an integrative approach in microRNA search and annotation. Nucleic Acids Res. 40, D198-204. http://nar.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/40/D1/D198

Tapingkae T, Zulkarnain Z, Kawaguchi M, Ikeda T and Taji A (2012) 10 - Somatic (asexual) procedures (haploids, protoplasts, cell selection) and their applications. In ‘Plant Biotechnology and Agriculture’ (Ed.^(Eds Arie A and Paul Michael H) pp. 141-162. (Academic Press: San Diego). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780123814661000109

Tapingkae T, Zulkarnain Z, Kawaguchi M, Ikeda T and Taji A (2012) 10 - Somatic (asexual) procedures (haploids, protoplasts, cell selection) and their applications A2 - Altman, Arie. In ‘Plant Biotechnology and Agriculture’ (Ed.^(Eds Hasegawa PM) pp. 141-162. (Academic Press: San Diego). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780123814661000109

Tranquilan-Aranilla C, Nagasawa N, Bayquen A and Dela Rosa A (2012) Synthesis and characterization of carboxymethyl derivatives of kappa-carrageenan. Carbohydrate Polymers 87, 1810-1816. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0144861711009143

Tsai W, Jheng Y, Chen K, Lin K, Ho Y, Yang C and Lin K (2012) Molecular cloning, structural analysis and mass spectrometric identification of native dioscorins of various yam species. J Sci Food Agric.

Tsai W-Y, Jheng Y-J, Chen K-H, Lin K-W, Ho Y-P, Yang C-C and Lin K-C (2012) Molecular cloning, structural analysis and mass spectrometric identification of native dioscorins of various yam species. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.5789

Tseng K-C, Fang TJ, Chiang S-S, Liu C-F, Wu C-L and Pan T-M (2012) Immunomodulatory activities and antioxidant properties of polysaccharides from Monascus-fermented products in vitro. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 92, 1483-1489. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.4731

Weir BS, Johnston PR and Damm U (2012) The Colletotrichum gloeosporioides species complex. Stud Mycol 73, 115-180. http://www.studiesinmycology.org/cgi/content/abstract/73/1/115

Xiao HW, Yao XD, Lin H, Yang WX, Meng JS and Gao ZJ (2012) EFFECT OF SSB (SUPERHEATED STEAM BLANCHING) TIME AND DRYING TEMPERATURE ON HOT AIR IMPINGEMENT DRYING KINETICS AND QUALITY ATTRIBUTES OF YAM SLICES. Journal of Food Process Engineering 35, 370-390. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-4530.2010.00594.x

Xue Y-L, Miyakawa T, Sawano Y and Tanokura M (2012) Cloning of genes and enzymatic characterizations of novel dioscorin isoforms from Dioscorea japonica. Plant Science 183, 14-19. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168945211003086

Yilmaz MT (2012) COMPARISON OF EFFECTIVENESS OF ADAPTIVE NEURO-FUZZY INFERENCE SYSTEM AND ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS FOR ESTIMATION OF LINEAR CREEP AND RECOVERY PROPERTIES OF MODEL MEAT EMULSIONS. Journal of Texture Studies, no-no. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-4603.2012.00349.x

Zalapa JE, Cuevas H, Zhu H, Steffan S, Senalik D, Zeldin E, McCown B, Harbut R and Simon P (2012) Using next-generation sequencing approaches to isolate simple sequence repeat (SSR) loci in the plant sciences. Am. J. Botany 99, 193-208. http://www.amjbot.org/cgi/content/abstract/99/2/193

Zhao Z, Guo P and Brand E (2012) The formation of daodi medicinal materials. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 140, 476-481. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S037887411200061X

Zhou H, Wang J, Fang X, Sun Y and Dou X (2012) Physicochemical properties of new starches isolated from Dioscorea opposita Thunb. bulbils. Starch - Stärke 64, 290-296. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/star.201100117

 

 

References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Dioscorea alata: 982; Any undated papers have been included at the end]

 

Ayodele B, Bolade M and Usman M (2013) Quality characteristics and acceptability of ‘amala’ (yam-based thick paste) as influenced by particle size categorization of yam (Dioscorea rotundata) flour. Food Science and Technology International 19, 35-43. http://fst.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/19/1/35

Boyle MC, Boyle MH and the Sixth Rodent Pathology Course Committee (2013) Meeting Report: Urinary Pathology; Sixth Research Triangle Park Rodent Pathology Course. Veterinary Pathology 50, 563-8. http://vet.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/50/3/563

Gomez PF (2013) The Circulation of Bodily Knowledge in the Seventeenth-century Black Spanish Caribbean. Soc Hist Med, hkt014. http://shm.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/hkt014v1

Groenewald JZ, Nakashima C, Nishikawa J, Shin H-D, Park J-H, Jama AN, Groenewald M, Braun U and Crous PW (2013) Species concepts in Cercospora: spotting the weeds among the roses. Stud Mycol 75, 115-70. http://www.studiesinmycology.org/cgi/content/abstract/75/1/115

Adedayo BC, Ademiluyi AO, Oboh G and Akindahunsi AA (2012) Interaction of aqueous extracts of two varieties of Yam tubers (Dioscorea spp) on some key enzymes linked to type 2 Diabetes in vitro. International Journal of Food Science & Technology 47, 703-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2621.2011.02896.x

Afolabi TA (2012) Synthesis and physicochemical properties of carboxymethylated bambara groundnut (Voandzeia subterranean) starch. International Journal of Food Science & Technology 47, 445-51. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2621.2011.02860.x

Afolabi TA, Olu-Owolabi BI, Adebowale KO, Lawal OS and Akintayo CO (2012) Functional and tableting properties of acetylated and oxidised finger millet (Eleusine coracana) starch. Starch - Stärke 64, 326-37. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/star.201100151

Aranha I, Clement F and Venkatesh YP (2012) Immunostimulatory properties of the major protein from the stem of the Ayurvedic medicinal herb, guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia). Journal of Ethnopharmacology 139, 366-72. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874111008117

Bordoloi A, Kaur L and Singh J (2012) Parenchyma cell microstructure and textural characteristics of raw and cooked potatoes. Food Chemistry 133, 1092-100. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814611016256

Broadley MR and White PJ (2012) Plant Minerals. In ‘Phytonutrients’. (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 254-77. (Wiley-Blackwell). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118253649.ch8

Cao W, Zhang C, Ji H and Hao J (2012) Optimization of peptic hydrolysis parameters for the production of angiotensin I-converting enzyme inhibitory hydrolysate from Acetes chinensis through Plackett–Burman and response surface methodological approaches. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 92, 42-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.4538

Carlo TA, Pérez-Rivera RA and Gelditsch JM (2012) Folivory by a tropical tanager: species of plants used and the relationship between leaf consumption and fruit abundance

Folivoria en un tráupido tropical: especies de planta utilizadas y la influencia de la abundancia de frutos sobre la frecuencia del consumo de hojas. Journal of Field Ornithology 83, 11-6. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1557-9263.2011.00350.x

Corbi J, Dutheil JY, Damerval C, Tenaillon MI and Manicacci D (2012) Accelerated evolution and coevolution drove the evolutionary history of AGPase sub-units during angiosperm radiation. Ann. Bot. 109, 693-708. http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/109/4/693

Doymaz İ (2012) Evaluation of some thin-layer drying models of persimmon slices (Diospyros kaki L.). Energy Conversion and Management 56, 199-205. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0196890411003451

Doymaz İ (2012) DRYING OF POTATO SLICES: EFFECT OF PRETREATMENTS AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation 36, 310-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-4549.2011.00594.x

Falade KO and Kolawole TA (2012) Physical, functional and pasting properties of different maize (Zea mays) cultivars as modified by an increase in γ-irradiation doses. International Journal of Food Science & Technology 47, 801-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2621.2011.02910.x

Fang H-Y, Chen Y-K, Chen H-H, Lin S-Y and Fang Y-T (2012) Immunomodulatory effects of feruloylated oligosaccharides from rice bran. Food Chemistry 134, 836-40. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814612004050

Fayemi OE and Ojokoh AO (2012) THE EFFECT OF DIFFERENT FERMENTATION TECHNIQUES ON THE NUTRITIONAL QUALITY OF THE CASSAVA PRODUCT (FUFU). Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, no-no. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-4549.2012.00763.x

Gibson RS (2012) A Historical Review of Progress in the Assessment of Dietary Zinc Intake as an Indicator of Population Zinc Status. Adv Nutr 3, 772-82. http://advances.nutrition.org/cgi/content/abstract/3/6/772

Hirashima M, Takahashi R and Nishinari K (2012) The gelatinization and retrogradation of cornstarch gels in the presence of citric acid. Food Hydrocolloids 27, 390-3. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0268005X11002931

Huang C-H, Cheng J-Y, Deng M-C, Chou C-H and Jan T-R (2012) Prebiotic effect of diosgenin, an immunoactive steroidal sapogenin of the Chinese yam. Food Chemistry 132, 428-32. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814611015950

Jiang Q, Gao W, Li X, Shi Y, Guo L and Xiao P (2012) The effect of acid and glucoamylase hydrolysis on partial physicochemical properties and characteristics of Dioscorea alata Linn. starch. Starch - Stärke, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/star.201200036

Jiang Q, Gao W, Li X, Xia Y, Wang H, Wu S, Huang L, Liu C and Xiao P (2012) Characterizations of starches isolated from five different Dioscorea L. species. Food Hydrocolloids 29, 35-41. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0268005X12000239

Kao W-T, Chang C-T and Lin K-W (2012) Antioxidant and trypsin inhibition activity of dioscorin influenced by yam cultivars and eluent pH. International Journal of Food Science & Technology 47, 1384-91. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2621.2012.02984.x

Kho H-S, Park M-S, Chang J-Y and Kim Y-Y (2012) Yam tuber mucilage as a candidate substance for saliva substitute: in vitro study of its viscosity and influences on lysozyme and peroxidase activities. Gerodontology, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ger.12000

Kim H-S and BeMiller JN (2012) Effects of hydrocolloids on the pasting and paste properties of commercial pea starch. Carbohydrate Polymers 88, 1164-71. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S014486171200080X

Kumari B, Sharma P and Nath AK (2012) α-Amylase inhibitor in local Himalyan collections of Colocasia: Isolation, purification, characterization and selectivity towards α-amylases from various sources. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 103, 49-55. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048357512000363

Lawal OS (2012) Succinylated Dioscorea cayenensis starch: Effect of reaction parameters and characterisation. Starch - Stärke 64, 145-56. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/star.201100110

Li P-H, Huang C-C, Yang M-Y and Wang C-CR (2012) Textural and sensory properties of salted noodles containing purple yam flour. Food Research International 47, 223-8. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0963996911004133

Liu J, Ming J, Li W and Zhao G (2012) Synthesis, characterisation and in vitro digestibility of carboxymethyl potato starch rapidly prepared with microwave-assistance. Food Chemistry 133, 1196-205. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814611007643

Liu S, Chang S, et al. (2012) Dioscorea alata Attenuates Renal Interstitial Cellular Fibrosis by Regulating Smad- and Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition Signaling Pathways. PLoS One 7, e47482.

Luo J, Li L and Kong L (2012) Preparative separation of phenylpropenoid glycerides from the bulbs of Lilium lancifolium by high-speed counter-current chromatography and evaluation of their antioxidant activities. Food Chemistry 131, 1056-62. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814611013896

Mbougueng PD, Tenin D, Scher J and Tchiégang C (2012) Influence of acetylation on physicochemical, functional and thermal properties of potato and cassava starches. Journal of Food Engineering 108, 320-6. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0260877411004328

Mejía-Agüero LE, Galeno F, Hernández-Hernández O, Matehus J and Tovar J (2012) Starch determination, amylose content and susceptibility to in vitro amylolysis in flours from the roots of 25 cassava varieties. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 92, 673-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.4629

Mertz OLE, Birch-Thomsen T, Elberling BO, Rothausen S, Bruun TB, Reenberg A, Fog B, Egsmose RMR and Breuning-Madsen H (2012) Changes in shifting cultivation systems on small Pacific islands. The Geographical Journal 178, 175-87. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4959.2011.00447.x

Meyer RS, DuVal AE and Jensen HR (2012) Patterns and processes in crop domestication: an historical review and quantitative analysis of 203 global food crops. New Phytologist 196, 29-48. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2012.04253.x

Mithun Raj, Jeeva M, Hegde V, Pravi Vidyadharan, Archana P, Senthil Alias San... M and Vishnu Nath S (2012) Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay for Rapid, Sensitive Detection, and Identification of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides causing Greater Yam Anthracnose. Mol Biotechnol.

Oboh G, Akinyemi AJ and Ademiluyi AO (2012) Inhibition of α-amylase and α-glucosidase activities by ethanolic extract of Telfairia occidentalis (fluted pumpkin) leaf. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine 2, 733-8. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2221169112602196

Oke MO, Awonorin SO, Sanni LO, Asiedu R and Aiyedun PO (2012) EFFECT OF EXTRUSION VARIABLES ON EXTRUDATES PROPERTIES OF WATER YAM FLOUR – A RESPONSE SURFACE ANALYSIS. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, no-no. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-4549.2011.00661.x

Otegbayo BO, Asiedu R and Bokanga M (2012) EFFECTS OF STORAGE ON THE CHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND FOOD QUALITY OF YAM. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, no-no. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-4549.2011.00600.x

Rees D, Westby A, Tomlins K, van Oirschot Q, Cheema MUA, Cornelius E and Amjad M (2012) Tropical Root Crops. In ‘Crop Post-Harvest: Science and Technology’. (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 392-413. (Wiley-Blackwell). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781444354652.ch18

Rodriguez Furlán LT, Lecot J, Pérez Padilla A, Campderrós ME and Zaritzky N (2012) Stabilizing effect of saccharides on bovine plasma protein: A calorimetric study. Meat Science 91, 478-85. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0309174012000800

Sand C (2012) Southern Melanesian Rock Art: The New Caledonian Case. In ‘A Companion to Rock Art’. (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 160-78. (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118253892.ch10

Shah H and Lele S (2012) In vitro propagation of Dioscorea alata var. purpurae. Appl Biochem Biotechnol 167, 1811-7.

Sobukola OP, Babajide JM and Ogunsade O (2012) EFFECT OF BREWERS SPENT GRAIN ADDITION AND EXTRUSION PARAMETERS ON SOME PROPERTIES OF EXTRUDED YAM STARCH-BASED PASTA. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, no-no. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-4549.2012.00711.x

Somorin YM, Bertuzzi T, Battilani P and Pietri A (2012) Aflatoxin and fumonisin contamination of yam flour from markets in Nigeria. Food Control 25, 53-8. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0956713511004117

Son Trinh K, Joo Lee C, Jun Choi S and Wha Moon T (2012) Hydrothermal Treatment of Water Yam Starch in a Non-granular State: Slowly Digestible Starch Content and Structural Characteristics. Journal of Food Science 77, C574-C82. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1750-3841.2012.02703.x

Srichuwong S, Isono N, Jiang H, Mishima T and Hisamatsu M (2012) Freeze–thaw stability of starches from different botanical sources: Correlation with structural features. Carbohydrate Polymers 87, 1275-9. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0144861711007879

Srivastava AK, Gaiser T, Cornet D and Ewert F (2012) Estimation of effective fallow availability for the prediction of yam productivity at the regional scale using model-based multiple scenario analysis. Field Crops Research 131, 32-9. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378429012000275

Srivastava AK, Gaiser T, Paeth H and Ewert F (2012) The impact of climate change on Yam (Dioscorea alata) yield in the savanna zone of West Africa. Agriculture, Ecosystems &amp; Environment 153, 57-64. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167880912000953

Szczesniak MW, Deorowicz S, Gapski J, Kaczynski L and Makalowska I (2012) miRNEST database: an integrative approach in microRNA search and annotation. Nucleic Acids Res. 40, D198-204. http://nar.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/40/D1/D198

Tapingkae T, Zulkarnain Z, Kawaguchi M, Ikeda T and Taji A (2012) 10 - Somatic (asexual) procedures (haploids, protoplasts, cell selection) and their applications. In ‘Plant Biotechnology and Agriculture’. (Ed.^(Eds A Arie and H Paul Michael) pp. 141-62. (Academic Press: San Diego). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780123814661000109

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