Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2018

  • Screening of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp) Genotypes for Rust (Uromyces phaseoli var. vignae) Resistance in Ghana

    Theophilus Abonyi Mensah, Sheila Matilda Ayorkor Tagoe, Aaron Tettey Asare, Daniel Sakyi Agyirifo

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2018
    Pages: 67-74
    Received: 26 November 2018
    Accepted: 13 December 2018
    Published: 10 January 2019
    DOI: 10.11648/j.plant.20180604.11
    Abstract: The demand for cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp) is higher than supply in Ghana due to low yields caused by pathogenic diseases, predominantly rust disease. The use of rust resistant cultivars is the most effective method to control cowpea rust. Genetic variations among cowpea genotypes may be potential sources of rust resistance to control cowpea... Show More
  • Response of Lentil Genotypes Under PEG-induced Drought Stress: Effect on Germination and Growth

    Chrysanthi Foti, Ebrahim Khah, Ourania Pavli

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2018
    Pages: 75-83
    Received: 17 November 2018
    Accepted: 5 December 2018
    Published: 28 January 2019
    DOI: 10.11648/j.plant.20180604.12
    Abstract: Drought has a negative impact on plant growth and is responsible for considerable crop yield loses worldwide. Given the importance of improving yield under drought, the ability to select tolerant genetic material is a prerequisite in all relevant plant breeding activities. Lentil is an economically important crop which often suffers from inadequate... Show More