Author: Adebiyi olafusi

Use of African cassava varieties in Benin for producing sour starch: a traditional Latin American baking product

Pages 686-694 C. Brabet, N. Bricas, J. Hounhouigan, M. Nago, A.L. Wack ABSTRACT Cassava sour starch is a traditional Latin-American product, which is obtained by a natural lactic acid fermentation of wet cassava starch, followed by sun drying. This gluten-free product has a unique baking property: good expansion can be achieved during cooking, without the […]
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Effect of varying stages of harvest on tuber yield, dry matter, starch and harvest index of cassava in two ecological zones in Nigeria

Pages 661-667 M. Ngendahayo and A.G.O. Dixon ABSTRACT Sets of 35 and 25 earlier cassava cultivars of the IITAs breeding program were planted at Ibadan and Onne in Nigeria at the beginning of the rainy season (May/June) in 1992 and harvested at 3-monthly intervals from 6 to 24 months after planting (MAP). The aim was […]
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Three new isometric viruses infecting yams in Nigeria

Pages 652-654 L.N. Dongo, J. d’A. Hughes and G.I. Atiri ABSTRACT Leaves of Dioscorea spp. from the major yam growing areas in Nigeria were tested by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for known viruses infecting yams. Some samples with mosaic, mottling, leaf necrosis and distortion did not test positive for these viruses. Vigna unguiculata cvs 2657 […]
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Reactions of elite cassava genotypes to root rot disease and the role of different micro-organisms

Pages 648-652 Onyeka T.J; A.G.O. Dixon, T. Ikotun and K. Wydra ABSTRACT The pathogenicity of microorganisms associated with cassava root rot was determined by an in-vitro method in which cassava storage root slices were inoculated. The various microorganisms isolated from infected cassava were classified according to their ability to cause root rot disease. Four of […]
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Integrated control of sweetpotato weevil, cylas puncticollis (Boh) in southeastern Nigeria

Pages 645-648 T.O. Ezulike, S.C. Anioke and S.O. Odurukwe ABSTRACT Two sweet potato varieties (tolerant and susceptible to Cylas puncticollis (Boh) were each combined with three other control measures (time of planting, earthing up and dipping vine cuttings in insecticide) and laid out in a randomized complete block design. Cylas sp. infested both the sweetpotato […]
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