International Journal of
Genetics and Molecular Biology

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Genet. Mol. Biol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9863
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJGMB
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 138

Table of Content: January-June 2020; 12(1)

February 2020

Morphological diversity patterns among selected elite Shea trees (Vitellaria paradoxa C.F. Gaertn.) from Tchologo and Bagoué districts in Northern Côte d’Ivoire

Agromorphological diversity structure of the elite shea trees identified in village lands and conserved in situ in the districts of Bagoué and Tchologo by the shea breeding program of the University of Peleforo Gon Coulibaly (UPGC, Côte d’Ivoire), are not known. In the present study, we characterized the agromorphological parameters of 220 elite shea trees using a set of 12 quantitative traits. The...

Author(s): YAO Saraka Didier Martial, DIARRASSOUBA Nafan, ATTIKORA Affi Jean Paul, FOFANA Inza Jesus, DAGO Dougba Noel and SILUE Souleymane  

February 2020

Mapping of fourteen high-risk human papillomavirus genotypes by molecular detection in sexually active women in the West African sub-region

The aim of this study was to determine the distribution of high-risk human papillomavirus genotypes (HR-HPV) in women from the general population of five West African countries. This was a cross-sectional descriptive study, involving 2133 women from nine cities of five West African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Niger and Togo. Women were screened for precancerous cervical lesions and HR-HPV...

Author(s): Théodora Mahoukèdè Zohoncon,, Wendkuuni Florencia Djigma,, Abdoul Karim Ouattara, Ina M.A Traore, R. Alice Ouedraogo, Esther M.A Traoré, Prosper Bado, T. Clarisse Ouedraogo, Birama Diarra, Maimouna Ilboudo, Callinice D. Capo-chichi, Dorcas Obiri-Yeboah, Simplice Damintoti Karou, Mady Nayama, Apollinaire Horo, Kouame Privat Kouakou, Moutawakilou Gomina, Souleymane Ouattara, Ambaliou Sanni, Akpona Simon, Charlemagne Ouedraogo, and Jacques Simpore,,  

February 2020

Distribution of groundnut rosette disease and sequence diversity of groundnut rosette virus associated satellite RNA (Sat-RNA) in Western Kenya

Production of groundnuts (Arachis hypogaea L.) in Western Kenya is mainly constrained by groundnut rosette disease (GRD) which cause up to 100% yield loss. This disease expresses different symptoms as a result of variations in the groundnut rosette virus (GRV) associated satellite-ribonucleic acid (GRV Sat-RNA). Over the past 20 years, no work had been done to document the status of the disease in Kenya. Additionally,...

Author(s): Benard Mukoye, Anthony Simiyu Mabele, Millicent Florence Owuor Ndonga, Bonphace Collins Mangeni and Hassan Karakacha Were  

February 2020

First detection of the hemizygote frameshift variant of the DMD gene in a 13-year-old patient affected by dystrophinopathy (Duchenne DMD and Becker BMD) at Saint Camille Hospital of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Case report

Genetic diseases are poorly reported in sub-Saharan Africa, especially in Burkina Faso. The reasons for this reality are multifactorial including, the difficulty of diagnostic confirmation, financial accessibility and even the difficulty with referral of cases by medical staff. Genetic diseases, although relatively rare, exist in families and deserve special attention in our paraclinical assessments. Few cases can be...

Author(s): Théodora Mahoukèdè Zohoncon,, Paul Ouedraogo, Marius Belemgnegre, Abdoul Karim Ouattara, L. Bienvenue Tingueri  and Jacques Simpore,,

February 2020

Retracted: Verification of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers associated with maize (Zea mays. L) streak virus resistance in early generation maize lines

Maize streak virus (MSV) is a devastating viral disease of maize in sub-Saharan Africa. The disease may cause up to 100% yield loss in susceptible crops. The use of molecular markers can facilitate the development of varieties resistant to the virus. The objective of this study is to assess the usefulness of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) markers linked to MSV resistance in selecting for resistance at early...

Author(s): Solomon Shibeshi, V.O. Adetimirin, Lava Kumar, Menkir Abebe and Melaku Gedil