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Prevalence of viruses infecting cowpea in Uganda and their molecular detection
(Academic Journals, 2012)
The main areas for cowpea cultivation in Uganda were surveyed in June and October 2006 for viruses affecting the crop. Seed and leaf samples from symptomatic and asymptomatic plants were collected from farmers’ fields and ...
A preliminary analysis of diversity among East African sweet potato landraces using morphological and simple sequence repeats (SSR) markers
(International Society for Hoticultural Science, 2006)
East Africa is known to have a wide range of sweet potato landraces and, therefore, is considered to be a secondary center of diversity. In this study, we assessed the diversity among sweet potato landraces from Kenya, ...
Genetics of resistance to groundnut rosette virus disease
(African Crop Science Society, 2014)
Groundnut Rosette Virus disease (GRD) has long been regarded a major limiting biotic constraint to groundnut production in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The disease is caused by a complex of three viral components that interact ...
Inheritance of resistance to kernel infection by Aspergillusflavus and aflatoxin accumulation in groundnut
(International Scholars Journals, 2014)
Aflatoxin contamination in groundnut is one of the major barriers in international groundnut trade. Aflatoxin may cause human cancer, hepatitis and liver cirrhosis. The objectives of the study were to determine: (i) the ...
Improvement of resistance to fusarium root rot through gene pyramiding in common bean
(African Crop Science Society, 2012)
Fusarium root rot (FRR), caused by Fusarium solani f.sp. phaseoli, is one of the most serious root rot diseases of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) throughout the world. Yield losses of up to 84% have been attributed ...