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Aspects of Reproductive Biology and Pod Yield in Bambara Groundnut

Aspects of Reproductive Biology and Pod Yield in Bambara Groundnut (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Benedict, Oyiga

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Attempts to improve bambara groundnut through the conventional breeding methods have not been successful due to the failure of the crop to set seeds after artificial crosses. Thus, the available genotypes are selections from the aboriginal landraces. The architecture of the repro...ductive structures and longevity of the pollens grains may provide a clue to the possible causes of hybridization failure. Pollen viability and longevity are important physiological attributes that enable the breeder to understand species reproductive performance and therefore, enhance the successful implementation of breeding programmes. Thus, the present work investigates (i) the reproductive structures of bambara groundnut lines as a prelude to ascertaining the causes of hybridization failure in breeding programmes and, (ii) the yield potentials of bambara groundnut lines in relation to the reproductive biology, floral and agronomic traits. The findings are novel and the methodology adopted could be extended and utilized in addressing artificial hybridization problems in other crops. This work should be recommended for plant breeders, research institutions and scientists in agronomy and crop improvement.
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ISBN 9783838387628
Publisher Lap Lambert
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9783838387628
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Lap Lambert
Imprint LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Publication Country Germany Germany
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Benedict, Oyiga
Category Biophysics
Number of Pages 108
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 7mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 168g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Physics
ONIX Text General/trade