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Taro (Colocasia esculenta L. (Schott.)) is an important root crop especially in the humid tropics and sub-tropics. It is one of the few crops that can adapt well to different agro-climatic conditions. Taro is thought to have been originated in the Indo-Malayan region probably in North Eastern India and Bangladesh. However, some studies suggest that there exists a parallel Pacific gene pool for taro, quite distinct from the Asian one. Due to the vegetative nature of the crop and as a result offatcat:znxii5bkzff5daooyxumowd4pm