Characterization of Grain Amaranth (Amaranthus spp.) Germplasm in South West Nigeria Using Morphological, Nutritional, and Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) Analysis

@inproceedings{AkinIdowu2016CharacterizationOG,
  title={Characterization of Grain Amaranth (Amaranthus spp.) Germplasm in South West Nigeria Using Morphological, Nutritional, and Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) Analysis},
  author={Pamela Eloho Akin-Idowu and Michael Adedapo Gbadegesin and Uterdzua Orkpeh and Dorcas Olubunmi Ibitoye and Oyeronke Adunni Odunola},
  year={2016}
}
Efficient utilization of plant genetic resources for nutrition and crop improvement requires systematic understanding of the important traits. Amaranthus species are distributed worldwide with an interesting diversity of landraces and cultivars whose leaves and seeds are consumed. Despite their potential to enhance food security and economic livelihoods, grain amaranth breeding to improve nutritional quality and adoption by farmers in sub-Saharan Africa is scanty. This study assessed the… CONTINUE READING

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