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Genetic variation in the threatened medicinal tree Prunus Africana in Cameroon and Kenya: implications For current management and evolutionary history
Prunus africana is important medicinal tree threatened by over-exploitation in a number of African countries and therefore, development of national management strategies for conservation and sustainable use are important. ...
Genetic structuring of important medicinal species of genus Warburgia as revealed by AFLP analysis
The genus Warburgia (Canellaceae) contains four tree species that are of valuable medicinal importance and are all found in Africa. Genetic diversity present in wild populations of these species is under great threat due ...
Distribution of indigenous strains of atoxigenic and toxigenic Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus in maize and peanuts agro‑ecological zones of Kenya
Background: Grains of important food and export crops in Africa are susceptible to contamination by toxin-producing moulds. Aflatoxins are mycotoxins associated with liver damage and cancer in humans and animals. These toxic ...
Estimation of out-crossing rate in a natural breeding population of Warburgia ugandensis using AFLP marker
(African Journals Online, 2010)
Warburgia ugandensis Sprague (Canellaceae) occurs in East and Central Africa, and the species is of great medicinal importance to the local communities where it occurs. As the wild populations diminish, planted stands will ...
Amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) analysis of genetic variation in Moringa oleifera Lam
(Blackwell Science Ltd, 1999)
Estimates of outcrossing rates in Moringa oleifera using Amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP)
(Academic Journals, 2004-02)
estimates of the outcrosing rates are often required for planning breeding programmes, conservation and management of tropical trees. However, although Moringa oleifera is adapted to a mixed mating system, the proportion ...
Bioactive Constituents in Prunus Africana: Geographical Variation throughout Africa and Associations with Environmental and Genetic Parameters.
Prunus africana--an evergreen tree found in Afromontane forests--is used in traditional medicine to cure benign prostate hyperplasia. Different bioactive constituents derived from bark extracts from 20 tree populations ...
Molecular Mapping of QTLs for Domestication-related Traits in Cowpea (V. Unguiculata (L.) Walp.)
(Springer Verlag, 2014)
Understanding the genetic basis underlying domestication-related traits (DRTs) of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) is important since the genome has experienced divergent domestication and in addition it is also useful ...
Detection of trypanosomes in small ruminants and pigs in western Kenya: important reservoirs in the epidemiology of sleeping sickness?
(Kinetoplastid Biology and Disease, 2005-07)
BACKGROUND: Trypanosomosis is a major impediment to livestock farming in sub-Saharan Africa and limits the full potential of agricultural development in the 36 countries where it is endemic. In man, sleeping sickness is ...
Assessment of the genetic diversity and pattern of relationship of West African sorghum accessions using microsatellite markers
(Academic Journals, 2014-04)
An understanding of the extent, distribution and patterns of genetic variation is useful for estimation of any possible loss of genetic diversity and assessment of genetic variability and its potential use in breeding ...