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cassava

(kă-sah′vă) [Sp. cazabe]
A group of perennial herbs of the genus Manihot. The plant is one of the most efficient converters of solar energy to carbohydrate. The root of M. esculenta provides an excellent source of starch and can thrive in poor, dry, acid soils. To be suitable for eating, the root is processed by one of several methods to remove or control the amount of cyanide present. Tapioca is made from cassava.
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However, biodeterioration of sweet cassava cannot be undermined and underestimated, It is as well subject to susceptibility of microorganisms attack.
However the biocompetitive exclusion of the pathogenic microorganisms from the infected site has been made possible through the biocontrol measure of some of the natural microflora of sweet cassava and its products.
Pumpkins or mandioca (manioc, sweet cassava) are chopped on top.
Sweet cassava roots (two different varieties Calamidade and Munhaca) were collected from Meconta District in Nampula Province and Zavala District in Inhambane Province, respectively.