African Journal of
Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12392

Full Length Research Paper

Preliminary verification of the adoption status of some yam (Dioscorea rotundata and Dioscorea alata) varieties in Nigeria using microsatellites markers

Nwogha J. S.
  • Nwogha J. S.
  • National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike, Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria.
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J. E. Obidiegwu
  • J. E. Obidiegwu
  • National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike, Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria.
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R. N Okereke
  • R. N Okereke
  • National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike, Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria.
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R. Bhattacharjee
  • R. Bhattacharjee
  • International institute for Tropical Agriculture, (IITA), Ibadan, Nigeria.
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H. O. Oselebe
  • H. O. Oselebe
  • Department of Crop Production and Landscape Management, Faculty of Agriculture & Natural Resource Management, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 29 October 2021
  •  Accepted: 17 December 2021
  •  Published: 31 May 2022

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