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MORPHOLOGICAL DIFFERENCES AMONG SUSCEPTIBLE AND RESISTANT SWEETPOTATO VARIETIES
Physical, chemical and physiological properties of the plant leaves and stems play an important protective role against pathogens. Morphological, anatomical and serological studies were conducted on sweet potato varieties ...
Genetic diversity for resistance to larger grain borer in maize hybrids and open pollinated varieties in Kenya
Modern maize varieties and hybrids possess improved agronomic performance and tolerance to abiotic and biotic stresses. However, breeding for the traits that contribute to resistance to post harvest pests have not been ...
EVALUATION OF SWEETPOTATO VARIETIES FOR RESISTANCE TO SWEET POTATO VIRUS DISEASE AND ADAPTABILITY
Sweetpotato virus disease (SPVD) is caused by dual infection of the aphidborne sweetpotato feathery mottle virus (SPFMV) and the whitefly-borne sweetpotato chlorotic stunt virus (SPCSV) and it greatly reduces tuber ...
Strategies of maintaining sweetpotato nurseries free from insect vectors that spread sweetpotato virus disease
(African Crop Science Society, 2007)
Sweetpotato is a food security crop for smallholder farmers in East Africa especially during natural disasters, civil unrest or severe economic hardships. Pest and disease constraints are the most important biotic stresses ...
Resistance of sweetpotato genotypes to sweetpotato virus disease in coastal Kenya
(El-Minia, Egypt, 2007)
Abstract: Sweet potato is a food and cash crop in the coastal region of Kenya but the sweetpotato virus disease is also prevalent in the area. Selection of sweetpotato varieties resistant to SPVD and with desirable consumer ...