Published online: Jan 14, 2011 Seed Potatoes
Viewed 906 time(s)
Web Exclusive
The International Potato Center has published a Catalogue of Advanced Clones, available online and on DVD, which provides up-to-the-minute information on the potato advanced clones and varieties available for worldwide distribution from the Center. The catalog contains detailed information on 220 advanced clones and 55 improved varieties of potato.

Directed at national research programs, universities, producers associations and private companies, the catalog is an important resource for any researcher or institution interested in obtaining candidate varieties of potato with biotic resistance (to pest and disease), high yield and potential for both fresh consumption or processing.

The catalog's design resembles that of an online shopping site. Users can search in two ways: by variety name or clone number, or by selection criteria (morphology, pest and disease resistance, agronomical characteristics, etc.). Both options will give the user information on technical characteristics, worldwide distribution area and postharvest performance features, as well as illustrations of the plant, tuber and flowers.

Clicking on the shopping cart icon assigned to each entry will generate an order request for that clone or variety. Once you have completed your desired selection, the system will request additional information. A specialist from the Center's Acquisition and Distribution Unit will then get back to you in order to complete the necessary documentation to send the order.

The site is available in three languages: English, Spanish and Chinese. The catalog also comes as a free DVD for users in countries or locations across the developing world where there may be Internet connection problems.

The catalog is available at