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A study of heterotic grouping, gene action and genotype x environment interactions of mid-altitude and highland maize inbred lines in Rwanda.
Maize (Zea mays L.), is one of the staple crops in Rwanda that contributes to national economic growth. Furthermore, the genetic plasticity of maize permits its adaptation to a wide spectrum of environments ranging from ...
Characterisation of Taro (Colocasia Esculenta (L) Scott) germplasm collections in South Africa : towards breeding an orphan crop.
Amadumbe (Colocasia esculenta), better known as taro, is a traditional root crop widely cultivated in the coastal areas of South Africa. Taro is showing potential for commercialisation. However, very little is known about ...
Breeding tef [Eragrostis tef (Zucc.) trotter] for drought tolerance in Northern Ethiopia.
Tef is the leading crop in Ethiopia for human food and animal feed. Worldwide tef is becoming a popular health food due to its gluten-free property. Productivity of tef is low in Ethiopia, with a mean of 1.6 t haˉ¹, which ...
Breeding Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] for drought tolerance and medium-maturity.
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Breeding bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) for drought- tolerance in Ethiopia.
Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.; 2n=6x=42; AABBDD) is one of the major staple cereal crops in the world. The demand for wheat has rapidly increased in sub-Saharan Africa including Ethiopia because of the growing population, ...
Breeding groundnut (arachis hypogaea L.) for rust resistance in Tanzania.
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Breeding for resistance to rice yellow mottle virus and improved yield in rice (oryza sativa L.) in Tanzania.
Rice [Oryza sativa (L.), 2n = 2x = 24] is the second most important staple food crop after wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) serving more than half of the world’s population. In Tanzania, rice is the second most important ...
Breeding groundnut for drought tolerance.
Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is one of the world’s most important grain legumes for its quality edible oil and higher protein content. It is the major cash crop in the semiarid tropics where production is mainly under ...