Scientia Horticulturae 226 (2017) 268–276 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Scientia Horticulturae journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/scihorti Research Paper Genetic and morphological diversity of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) MARK Walp.) entries from East Africa a,e, b a c Max Menssen , Marcus Linde , Emmanuel Otunga Omondi , Mary Abukutsa-Onyango , d a Fekadu Fufa Dinssa , Traud Winkelmann Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institute of Horticultural Production Systems, Germany Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institute of Plant Genetics, Germany Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Department of Horticulture, Kenya World Vegetable Center, Eastern and Southern Africa, Arusha, Tanzania Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institute of Biostatistics, Germany ARTICLE I NFO ABSTRACT Keywords: Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) is widely grown by subsistence farmers in West and East Africa where its African indigenous vegetables grain and leaves are sources of highly valuable food, due to their high contents of proteins, minerals and vi- DNA content tamins. Therefore, cowpea could play a signiﬁcant role in mitigating malnutrition such as micronutrient deﬁ- Genetic diversity ciencies. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the performance in agronomic traits of cowpea entries Microsatellites (released and farmers’ cultivars, and gene bank accessions) from diﬀerent sources, and to assess the extent
Scientia Horticulturae – Elsevier
Published: Dec 19, 2017
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