Journal of
Plant Breeding and Crop Science

  • Abbreviation: J. Plant Breed. Crop Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9758
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPBCS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 340

Full Length Research Paper

Inheritance and combining ability study on drought tolerance and grain yield among early maturing inbred lines of maize (Zea mays L.)

Issa Z. M. M.
  • Issa Z. M. M.
  • Natural Resources Management Department, National Institute for Agriculture Research, Niger.
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Nyadanu D.
  • Nyadanu D.
  • Crop and Soil Sciences Department, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.
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Richard A.
  • Richard A.
  • Crop and Soil Sciences Department, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.
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Sangare A. R.
  • Sangare A. R.
  • Crop and Soil Sciences Department, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.
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Adejumobi I. I.
  • Adejumobi I. I.
  • Crop and Soil Sciences Department, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.
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Ibrahim D.
  • Ibrahim D.
  • Fruit and Vegetable Program, Institute of Rural Economy, Mali.
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  •  Received: 01 November 2017
  •  Accepted: 08 January 2018
  •  Published: 30 June 2018


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