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Tubers are various types of modified plant structures that are enlarged to store nutrients. They are used by plants to survive the winter or dry months and provide energy and nutrients for regrowth during the next growing season and they are a means of asexual reproduction.[1] Two different groups of tubers are: stem tubers, and root tubers.


  1. Rooting cuttings of tropical trees, London: Commonwealth Science Council, 1993, pp. 11, ISBN 978-0-85092-394-0
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