African Journal of
Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12200

Full Length Research Paper

Genetic structure and diversity of East African taro [Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott]

Mercy Wairimu Macharia*
  • Mercy Wairimu Macharia*
  • Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Kenyatta University, P.O. Box 43844-00100, Nairobi, Kenya; Biosciences East and Central Africa-International Livestock Research Institute, Hub, P.O. Box 30709-00100, Nairobi, Kenya.
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Steven Maina Runo
  • Steven Maina Runo
  • Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Kenyatta University, P.O. Box 43844-00100, Nairobi, Kenya.
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Alice Njeri Muchugi
  • Alice Njeri Muchugi
  • Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Kenyatta University, P.O. Box 43844-00100, Nairobi, Kenya.
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Valerie Palapala
  • Valerie Palapala
  • Department of Biological Sciences, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 190-50100, Nairobi, Kenya.
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  •  Received: 15 July 2013
  •  Accepted: 08 May 2014
  •  Published: 16 July 2014

How to cite this article

APA /
Macharia, M. W., Runo, S. M., Muchugi, A. N., & Palapala, V. (2014). Genetic structure and diversity of East African taro [Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott]. African Journal of Biotechnology , 13(29), 2950-2955.
Chicago /
Mercy Wairimu Macharia, Steven Maina Runo, Alice Njeri Muchugi and Valerie Palapala. "Genetic structure and diversity of East African taro [Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott]." African Journal of Biotechnology 13, no. 29 (2014): 2950-2955.
MLA /
Mercy Wairimu Macharia, et al. "Genetic structure and diversity of East African taro [Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott]." African Journal of Biotechnology 13.29 (2014): 2950-2955.