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Patterns of heterosis in crosses between African stalk borer resistant and elite maize genotypes
(University of the Free State, 2008-11)
English: Since conventional sources of resistance to stem borers are not adapted to South African conditions, resistance has to be introgressed into locally adapted breeding material. Combining ability for resistance ...
Diallel and stability analysis of kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) in South Africa
(University of the Free State, 2005-11)
English: Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) is an important fiber crop world wide, and has a great potential for its multipurpose uses. It could play a significant role in future fiber supply in Southern Africa. Six diverse ...
Breeding potential of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) in Mozambique
(University of the Free State, 2008-05)
English: This study represents the first comprehensive genetic study based on local cultivars of Mozambique. Five cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) parents were crossed in a full diallel. The parents and F1 progeny were ...
Studies on genetic variability, inheritance and heterosis in pepper (Capsicum annuum L.)
(University of the Free State, 2003-11)
English: The knowledge of genetic similarity and dissimilarity among crop cultivars is of vital importance for the plant breeder. The genetic variability of 39 pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) genotypes of different varietal ...