African Journal of
Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12267

Full Length Research Paper

Status of cassava mosaic disease and whitefly population in Zambia

P. C. Chikoti*
  • P. C. Chikoti*
  • Zambia Agriculture Research Institute, Mt. Makulu Research Station, P/B 7 Chilanga, Zambia.
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M. Tembo
  • M. Tembo
  • Zambia Agriculture Research Institute, Mt. Makulu Research Station, P/B 7 Chilanga, Zambia.
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M. Chisola
  • M. Chisola
  • Zambia Agriculture Research Institute, Mt. Makulu Research Station, P/B 7 Chilanga, Zambia.
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P. Ntawuruhunga
  • P. Ntawuruhunga
  • International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, P.O. Box 310142 Chelston, Lusaka, Zambia.
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J. Ndunguru
  • J. Ndunguru
  • Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute (MARI), P.O. Box 6226, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
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  •  Received: 25 August 2015
  •  Published: 19 August 2015

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