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The Journal of Food Technology in Africa
Innovative Institutional Communications
ISSN: 1028-6098
Vol. 7, No. 1, 2002, pp. 33-35
Bioline Code: ft02010
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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The Journal of Food Technology in Africa, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2002, pp. 33-35

 en Evaluation and Characterisation of Sugar Cane Germplasm Accessions for their Breeding Values in Nigeria
S. Agboire, A.C. Wada and M. N. Ishaq

Abstract

Thirty local sugar cane ( Saccharum check for this species in other resources spp.) accessions were evaluated and characterised for smut ( Ustilago scitammeaSyd check for this species in other resources .) resistance during four years under field conditions. The results showed that nine accessions, BD-07, KN-08, LS-01, OG-07, OY-10, OY-11, OY-16, OY-22 and OY-26, were resistant and had high brix content and other useful yield related traits. Their reaction to smut under natural and artificial infection indicated that they are naturally adapted to the smut fungus. The accessions might be safely grown in areas of low smut inoculum density without chemical control. The nine accessions are recommended for incorporation in sugar cane breeding schemes for high yield and smut resistance.

Keywords
Breeding, characterisation, disease resistance, evaluation, smut, sugar cane, Nigeria

 
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