Tapping Crop Diversity for the Resource Poor in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa.

Abstract

Knowledge of the extent, nature and structure of genetic diversity in crop germplasm accessions is important for defining strategies for conservation and utilization. This project aims at characterizing and assessing diversity at the phenotypic and genotypic levels in cassava and sorghum germplasm currently used in NARS breeding programs. This includes germplasm resources within national genebanks, international nurseries and important breeder germplasm.

Citation

Presented at the Third General Meeting on Biotechnology, Breeding & Seed Systems for African Crops, 26-29 March 2007, Joaquim Chissano International Conference Centre, Maputo, Mozambique. 1 p.

Tapping Crop Diversity for the Resource Poor in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa.

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