African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 761

Full Length Research Paper

Morphological characteristics of avocado (Persea americana Mill.) in Ghana

Janice D. Abraham
  • Janice D. Abraham
  • Department of Science Education, College of Agricultural Education, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana.
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John Abraham
  • John Abraham
  • Department of Conservation Biology and Entomology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
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Jemmy F. Takrama
  • Jemmy F. Takrama
  • Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG), P. O. Box 8, New Tafo-Akim, Ghana.
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  •  Received: 13 November 2017
  •  Accepted: 01 February 2018
  •  Published: 30 April 2018

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