African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 712

Table of Content: November 2016; 10(11)

November 2016

Characterization of the common bean host and Pseudocercospora griseola, the causative agent of angular leaf spot disease in Tanzania

Angular leafspot (ALS), caused by the fungus, Pseudocercospora griseola, is one of the most important disease of common bean in Tanzania. Breeding for resistance to this disease is complicated by the variable nature of the pathogen. In Tanzania, a thorough analysis of the variability of this pathogen is lacking which limits breeding for durable resistance. This work aimed at characterizing P. griseola in relation to its...

Author(s): Luseko Amos Chilagane, Susan Nchimbi-Msolla, Paul Mbogo Kusolwa, Timothy Gabriel Porch, Luz Miryam Serrato Diaz and George Muhamba Tryphone

November 2016

Genetic diversity in lowland, midaltitude and highland African maize landraces by morphological trait evaluation

Genetic diversity information is a resource for improvement in crop productivity and trait performance, however, there is scanty information on genetic diversity estimates in the maize landraces covering the major geographical regions of Africa. In the current study, the genetic diversity of 35 landraces originating from lowland, midaltitude and highland regions of Africa and held in the IITA Genetic Resource Center,...

Author(s): Stephen Asare, Antonia Y. Tetteh, Patrick Twumasi, Kingsley B. Adade and Richard A. Akromah