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: December 2016; 8(12)

December 2016

Application of marker-assisted backcrossing to improve cowpea (Vignaunguiculata L. Walp) for drought tolerance

Molecular-assisted backcrossing (MABC) was used to introgress drought tolerance, Striga and root-knot nematode resistance QTLs into a farmer-preferred widely grown cowpea landrace adapted for intercropping in Burkina Faso. Two backcross populations were developed using two drought tolerant donor lines IT93K-503-1 (nematode resistant) and IT97K-499-35 (Striga resistant) and the drought sensitive landrace Moussa Local as...

Author(s): Benoit Joseph Batieno, Eric Danquah, Jean-Baptiste Tignegre, Bao-Lam Huynh, Issa Drabo, Timothy J Close, Kwadwo Ofori, Philip Roberts and Tinga Jeremy Ouedraogo