sweet potato

People » Pablo Munoz Rodriguez

DPhil candidate, Plant Sciences Department

Pablo is a DPhil candidate in the Plant Sciences Department. Before joining the Interdisciplinary Bioscience Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), he worked on systematics of tropical vascular plants, biodiversity conservation and biodiversity data management according to an open-access scheme.


As part of an ongoing monographic study of the genus Ipomoea (morning glories) that contains the domesticated sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) Robert Scotland and John Wood from the Department of Plant Sciences have recently described 18 new species of morning glory from Bolivia with one species, Ipomoea lactifera, identified as a close wild-relative of sweet potato.


People » Robert Scotland

Reader in Systematic Botany

Robert has research activities in monographing Ipomoea, the genus which includes sweet potato, and specifically identifying Crop Wild Relatives of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas).