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: 419

Table of Content: August 2015; 7(8)

August 2015

Genetic diversity of determinate French beans grown in Kenya based on morpho-agronomic and simple sequence repeat variation

French bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) in Kenya is cultivated predominantly in the Central, Eastern and Rift Valley provinces. Despite its importance as an export commodity, there has been little breeding effort devoted to its improvement and no much focus on gaining an understanding of the genetic diversity of the germplasm used in cultivation. The present objective was to evaluate the genetic diversity of a set of 36...

Author(s): Edith Esther Arunga, Miriam Kinyua, Julius Ochuodho, James Owuoche and Emy Chepkoech

August 2015

Genetic analysis of single cross Quality Protein Maize (QPM) hybrids

Correlation coefficients and stability of grain yield were determined using 6 extra-early quality protein maize (QPM) parental inbred lines and their F1 (15) single crosses evaluated in selected ecological zones of Ghana. The objectives were; to estimate the genetic correlation between grain yield and other agronomic traits and to determine the stability of the single cross hybrids across four locations. Randomized...

Author(s): Ofori A. P., Ofori K., Obeng-Antwi K., Tengan K. M. L., Agyeman A. and Badu-Apraku B.

August 2015

Heterosis and combining ability effect of protein content on rice (Oryza sativa L.) genotypes

The study comprised of a set of 56 F1s and F2s which were developed at the Teaching and Research farm of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria, during the early season of 2007. The parental lines consisting of eight genotypes of rice were grouped into low, medium and high protein parents and crosses were made in all possible combinations. The laboratory analysis for the protein content determination was...

Author(s): Chinyere Prisca Anyanwu and Ignatius Ugwudike Obi

August 2015

Yield potential and ratooning ability of some sugar cane genotypes

An experiment was conducted at El- Mattana Agricultural Research Station, Luxor Governorate, to evaluate the yield and ratooning ability of 30 sugar cane genotypes (clones) along with the check cultivar GT 54/9 during three different crop cycles; plant cane (PC), first ratoon (FR), and second ratoon (SR) crops during 2011/2013 harvesting seasons. A randomized complete block design with three replicates was used. Results...

Author(s): M. I. Masri and M. M. M. Amein

August 2015

Ethiopian barley landraces show higher yield stability and comparable yield to improved varieties in multi-environment field trials

Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) is a major food crop in Ethiopia. A high inter-annual rainfall variability, concomitant variable planting dates and unpredictable drought stress at any time during the rainy season are severe constraints to barley production in Ethiopia. To study genotype by environment (G x E) interactions and grain yield stability, 18 barley genotypes (three landraces and 15 improved cultivars) were...

Author(s): Wosene G. Abtew, Berhane Lakew, Bettina I. G. Haussmann, Karl J. Schmid

August 2015

Introgression of a gene for high grain protein content (Gpc-B1) into two leading cultivars of wheat in Eastern Gangetic Plains of India through marker assisted backcross breeding

A wheat genotype named ‘PBW343+Gpc-B1+LR24’ containing Gpc-B1 gene linked with the DNA-based marker Xucw108,  developed at Choudhary Charan Singh University (CCSU), Meerut, through marker-assisted selection, was used as the donor parent to transfer the gene (Gpc-B1) for high grain protein content (GPC) into two popular cultivars (HUW234 and HUW468) of Eastern Gangetic Plains (EGP) of India. In both the...

Author(s): Vinod Kumar Mishra, Pushpendra Kumar Gupta, Balasubramaniam Arun, Ramesh Chand, Neeraj Kumar Vasistha, Manish Kumar Vishwakarma, Punam SinghYadav and Arun Kumar Joshi,