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: January 2010; 2(1)

January 2010

Physicochemical and functional characteristics of cassava starch in Ugandan varieties and their progenies

  Due to poor root quality traits in improved, disease resistant cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz.)  varieties and hence low acceptability among farmers, a study was undertaken to improve these varieties by crossing them with disease susceptible, farmer preferred local landraces. Five improved varieties and four local landraces were used and hybridisations among them were made in a poly-cross nursery...

Author(s): Ephraim Nuwamanya, Yona Baguma, Naushad Emmambux, John Taylorand Rubaihayo Patrick

January 2010

Pollen behaviour and fertililization impairment in Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterrenea [L.] Verdc.)

  Two field experiments were conducted in April and August, 2007 cropping season at the Department of Crop Science research farm, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, to evaluate the pollen germination potentials and the pollen tube growth of thirteen bambara groundnut cultivars. The harvested pollen grains were exposed for 0, 5, 10 and 15 min durations to ambient conditions before in...

Author(s): Oyiga Benedict Chijioke, Uguru Michael Ifeanyi and Aruah Chinenye Blessing