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Title: Clonal propagation and molecular characterisation of Ghanaian avocado pear (Persea americana Mill) germplasm
Author: Taah, Kingsley Joseph
ISNI:       0000 0001 3495 2577
Awarding Body: University of Nottingham
Current Institution: University of Nottingham
Date of Award: 2008
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Avocado pear was first introduced to Ghana in 1750 from Mexico. Several introductions have subsequently been made to encourage commercial cultivation of the crop. To date, however, the crop is still cultivated on subsistence level due mainly to the absence of certified nurseries to provide certified high yielding planting materials to potential avocado farmers. Seeds are the major planting materials but fruits produced from seeds are not true-to-type because of the heterozygous nature of the crop. A successful clonal propagation protocol would be used to mass produce true-to-type high quality cultivars for distribution to farmers to encourage commercial cultivation of the crop in Ghana.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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