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Solanum jamesii is a wild potato found in the US southwest. There is ample evidence that this potato was used by ancestral Puebloans as a food source, where some researchers think it was used as a starvation food while others consider it to be regular food source. Currently this potato is being grown by Native Americans, notably the Navajo, as a specialty food as well as a food crop. There are several attributes to this potato that make it especially suitable for development as our climate changes and food needs become more demanding, including its drought tolerance and ability to be crossed with other wild potato species and cultivars.

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This chapter was published online in the Open Access book "Solanum tuberosum - a Promising Crop for Starvation Problem [Working Title]". This chapter, as well as the full book, can be viewed on the publisher's website by using the following linked text.