African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 692

Full Length Research Paper

In-situ morphological characterization of coconut in the Coastal Lowlands of Kenya

Maurice E. Oyoo*
  • Maurice E. Oyoo*
  • Egerton University, Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soil Sciences, P.O. Box 536-20115 Egerton, Kenya.
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Muhammed Najya
  • Muhammed Najya
  • Pwani University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, P.O Box 195-80108, Kilifi, Kenya.
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Stephen M. Githiri
  • Stephen M. Githiri
  • Jomo Kenya University of Agriculture and Technology, Horticulture Department, P.O. Box 62000-00200 Nairobi, Kenya.
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Pascal O. Ojwang
  • Pascal O. Ojwang
  • Egerton University, Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soil Sciences, P.O. Box 536-20115 Egerton, Kenya.
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Francis K. Muniu
  • Francis K. Muniu
  • Kenya Agricultural Research Institute P.O Box 16-80109 Mtwapa, Kenya.
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Emmanuel Masha
  • Emmanuel Masha
  • Kenya Coconut Development Authority, P.O. Box 84351, Nkrumah Rd Mombasa, Kenya.
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James O. Owuoche
  • James O. Owuoche
  • Egerton University, Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soil Sciences, P.O. Box 536-20115 Egerton, Kenya.
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  •  Received: 17 June 2014
  •  Accepted: 21 January 2015
  •  Published: 28 February 2015

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