Samson Kamunya

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The tea industry is significant in the economies of tea-growing countries. Prospects of improving yield of made tea genomic information were explored using clones from a cross between clones TRFCA SFS150 and AHP S15/10. The 42 clones were tested in two distinct tea-growing regions in Kenya. Bulk segregant analysis was performed followed by complete(More)
Africa is one of the key centers of global tea production. Understanding the genetic diversity and relationships of cultivars of African tea is important for future targeted breeding efforts for new crop cultivars, specialty tea processing, and to guide germplasm conservation efforts. Despite the economic importance of tea in Africa, no research work has(More)
Tea is the most popular non-alcoholic beverage worldwide and is one of the most important tree cash crops in East Africa. However, no comprehensive study has been carried out on the genetic structure and diversity of tea germplasm for this region to date. In the present study, 193 tea accessions held at the ex situ Germplasm Bank of the Tea Research(More)
Despite the highly economic value of tea in Africa, its genetic and geographic origins remain largely unexplored. Here we address this by collecting 439 samples across 11 countries in Africa and Asia to investigate the origin and genepool composition of African tea based on 23 nuclear microsatellites loci (nSSRs) and three cpDNA intergenic spacer regions.(More)
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