African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6654

Full Length Research Paper

Effect of combined doses of gamma ray and sodium azide (mutagenic agents) on the morphological traits of some varieties of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)

Ati Hassana Maryam*
  • Ati Hassana Maryam*
  • Federal University Dutsin-ma, Katsina State, Nigeria.
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Adamu Abu Kasimu
  • Adamu Abu Kasimu
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Kaduna State, Zaria, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 04 April 2016
  •  Accepted: 08 July 2016
  •  Published: 11 August 2016


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