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: September 2016; 8(9)

September 2016

Genetic variation for corm yield and other traits in Ethiopian enset (Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman)

Enset (Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman) is a multipurpose crop used for food, fuel, housing materials, fencing and livestock feed.  The major food types obtained from enset are kocho, bulla and amicho. Kocho is fermented starch obtained from decorticated (scraped) leaf sheaths and grated corms. Bulla is obtained by squeezing out the liquid containing starch from scraped leaf sheathes and grated corm and...

Author(s): Zerihun Yemataw, Kassahun Tesfaye, Tesfaye Taddese, Tesfaye Dejene, Sadik Muzemil, Zeritu Shashego and Daniel Ambachew  

September 2016

Stability, agronomic performance and genetic variability of 10 cassava genotypes in Ghana

Genetic enhancement of cassava aimed at increasing productivity through the provision of broad-based which improved germplasm and is also a major goal for cassava breeders. 10 genotypes (4 landraces and 6 developed lines) were evaluated at Fumesua, Ejura and Pokuase in 2 growing seasons in a randomized complete block design in 3 replicates to determine variability among genotypes for fresh root yield (FRY), root number...

Author(s): Bright B. Peprah, Adelaide Agyeman, Elizabeth Parkes, Ofori Kwadwo, Asante K. Isaac, Okogbenin Emmanuel and Maryke T. Labuschagne

September 2016

Heritability analysis to screen elite sugarcane (Saccharum spp.) soma clones under field condition

Three elite sugarcane varieties were used in this experiment to check the heritability parameters which consist of range, environmental variance, genetic variance, genetic advance and broad sense heritability. Four hundred and five soma clones were observed for phenotypic characters including number of tillers (plant-1), cane height (cm), number of internode (plant-1) and width of internode (cm). Variability range for...

Author(s): Sardar Khatoon Solangi, Sadaf Tabasum Qureshi, Nusrat Solangi, Mukhtiar Khatoon Solangi, Imtiaz Ahmed Khan and Asma Parveen, Asma Parveen Channar and Altaf Hussain Solangi