Francis K. Padi

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Pearl millet is one of the most important subsistence crops grown in India and sub-Saharan Africa. In many cereal crops, reduced height is a key trait for enhancing yield, and dwarf mutants have been extensively used in breeding to reduce yield loss due to lodging under intense management. In pearl millet, the recessive d2 dwarfing gene has been deployed(More)
Evidence for the impact of mislabeling and/or pollen contamination on consistency of field performance has been lacking to reinforce the need for strict adherence to quality control protocols in cacao seed garden and germplasm plot management. The present study used SNP fingerprinting at 64 loci to examine the diversity, labeling errors and parentage in(More)
Drought is the major abiotic stress limiting cocoa seedling survival during establishment. The level of genetic variation and relationship among traits related to drought tolerance were examined in a 6 × 6 incomplete diallel and 8 × 3 incomplete factorial mating designs for parents of diverse genetic groups. Thirty-eight families, 23 from the diallel and 15(More)
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