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: 421

Full Length Research Paper

Potential in a collection of adapted and exotic tropical maize inbred lines as resistance source for stem borers

Qudrah Olaitan Oloyede-Kamiyo
  • Qudrah Olaitan Oloyede-Kamiyo
  • Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Obafemi Awolowo University, P. M. B. 5029, Moor Plantation, Apata, Ibadan, Nigeria.
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Sam Oyewole Ajala
  • Sam Oyewole Ajala
  • International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), P. M. B. 5320, Ibadan, Nigeria.
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Anthony Oluwatoyosi Job
  • Anthony Oluwatoyosi Job
  • International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), P. M. B. 5320, Ibadan, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 26 February 2018
  •  Accepted: 26 March 2018
  •  Published: 31 August 2018


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