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: 447

Table of Content: August; 1(6)

August 2009

Review article: Quality protein maize (QPM): Genetic manipulation for the nutritional fortification of maize

  Cereals are the only source of nutrition for one-third of worlds population especially in developing and underdeveloped nations of Sub-Saharan Africa and South-east Asia . The three major cereals, rice, wheat and maize constitute about 85% of total global cereals production amounting to about 200 million tonnes of protein harvest annually at an average of 10% protein content, out of which a sizeable...

Author(s): P. A. Sofi, Shafiq A. Wani, A. G. Rather and Shabir H. Wani

August 2009

A study on stigma receptivity of cytoplasmic-nuclear male-sterile lines of pigeonpea, Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.

  Stigma receptivity in pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.] was studied using 2 male-sterile lines (ICPA 2039 and ICPA 2043) under field conditions. An experiment was conducted to observe the stigma receptive period at Nanning (22°N 108°E) in Southern China. The study revealed that the stigma was receptive 48 h before flower opening and continued up 4 days after flower opening. The peak stigma...

Author(s): R. H. Luo, V. A. Dalvi , Y. R. Li and K. B. Saxena

August 2009

Phenotypic variation of cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) on farms and in the gene bank in Cameroon

  A survey was undertaken in the 2 major cocoa producing areas (Southern and Western) of Cameroon to study the morphological diversity existing in cacao farms in relation to genetic diversity in gene bank accessions. A total of 300 farm accessions (FA) were selected in the field which were compared to 77 gene bank accessions distributed into 4 groups (AGs) according to their origin. The 17 quantitative and...

Author(s): M. I. B. Efombagn, O. Sounigo, S. Nyassé, M. Manzanares-Dauleux, A. B. Eskes

August 2009

Compatibility, production of interspecific F1 and BC1 between improved CMS Brassica campestris ssp. pekinensis and B. oleracea var. acephala

  The interspecific cross between improved cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS)Brassica campestris ssp. pekinensis (Lour.) Olsson and B. oleracea var.acephala DC. aims to obtain kale male sterile lines and enrich Chinese cabbage genetic resources. The results indicated that...

Author(s): Peng-fang Zhu, Yu-tang Wei