Genetic diversity and population structure of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) accessions using phenotypic traits and SSR markers: implications for rust resistance breeding
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Publication Year : 2020

Author(s) : Happy Daudi . Hussein Shimelis . Isack Mathew . Richard Oteng-Frimpong . Chris Ojiewo . Rajeev K. V

 Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is a multi-purpose legume serving millions of farmers and their value chain actors globally. Use of old poorperforming cultivars contributes to low yields (\1 t/ha) of groundnut in sub-Saharan Africa including Tanzania. The objectives of this study were to determine the extent of genetic variation among diverse groundnut collections using phenotypic traits and simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers to select distinct and complementary genotypes for breeding