Mathew Abang

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ABSTRACT Competition among eight Rhynchosporium secalis isolates was assessed during parasitic and saprophytic phases of the disease cycle in field experiments conducted at two locations and over two growing seasons. The eight isolates were inoculated onto six barley populations exhibiting varying degrees of resistance. Microsatellite analysis of 2,866(More)
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), P.O. Box 5466, Aleppo, Syria, and Root and Tuber Program, IRAD, B.P. 2123 Messa, Yaoundé, Cameroon. German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures (DSMZ) c/o BBA, Messeweg 11/12, D-38104 Braunschweig, Germany. Virginia State University, Agricultural Research Station, Box 9061(More)
Highly virulent, slow-growing grey (SGG); moderately virulent, fast-growing salmon (FGS); and avirulent/weakly virulent, fast-growing grey (FGG) forms of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides have been described from yam (Dioscorea spp.), but little is known about their chemodiversity or the role of toxins in their pathogenesis. Secondary metabolite profiles in(More)
Yam mosaic virus (YMV) causes the most-widespread and economically important viral disease affecting white yam (Dioscorea rotundata) in West Africa. The genetic basis of resistance in white yam to a Nigerian isolate of YMV was investigated in three tetraploid D. rotundata genotypes: TDr 93–1, TDr 93–2 and TDr 89/01444. F1 progeny were produced using TDr(More)
Dioscorea (true yams) is a large genus that contains species important as food (with edible tubers) or as sources of bioactive substances used in a range of applications. Dioscorea is a major staple food in many parts of the world, especially in West Africa and the Pacific islands, and serves as a famine food in many regions. It is a critically important(More)
Colletotrichum gloeosporioides causes anthracnose, the most severe foliar disease of field-grown water yam (Dioscorea alata). The inheritance of resistance to a moderately virulent (FGS) strain of the pathogen was investigated in crosses between tetraploid D. alata genotypes: TDa 95/00328 (resistant)×TDa 95–310 (susceptible) (cross A), and TDa 85/00257(More)
Genetic variability among 122 Rhynchosporium secalis isolates collected from barley in three regions of Tunisia was investigated using host differentials, amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP), and microsatellite markers. The isolates were collected from a widely grown scald-susceptible barley cultivar Rihane and a range of local landrace cultivars(More)
Many important field crops belong to the plant family Cucurbitaceae, and those are commonly affected by a multitude of fungal and viral diseases. Viruses known to be involved belong to greatly differing genera (Potyvirus, Polerovirus, Cucumovirus, Tospovirus, Geminivirus, Crinivirus, Ipomovirus) [4]. A watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) sample with severe leaf(More)
A genetic linkage map of the tetraploid water yam (Dioscorea alata L.) genome was constructed based on 469 co-dominantly scored amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) markers segregating in an intraspecific F1 cross. The F1 was obtained by crossing two improved breeding lines, TDa 95/00328 as female parent and TDa 87/01091 as male parent. Since the(More)
Yams (Dioscorea spp.) constitute a staple food crop for over 100 million people in the humid and subhumid tropics. They are polyploid and vegetatively propagated. The Guinea yams, Dioscorea rotundata and D. cayenensis, are the most important yams in West and Central Africa where they are indigenous, while D. alata (referred to as water yam) is the most(More)