UON-PHD Thesis-Characterisation of Genetic Resistance to CBD-G.KATHURIMA 2007

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2007
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University of Nairobi
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Coffee Berry Disease (CBO) is an anthracnose of young berries of Arabica coffee (Coffea arabica L.) That is caused by the fungus Colletotrichum kahawae. It is a major limitation to economic production of the crop in Africa. Various sources of resistance to the disease have been identified and are used in breeding resistant cultivars. One such source of resistance is Hibrido de Timor (HOT), which is a natural hybrid between C. arabica and C. canephora. In Kenya, accessions of HOT progenies and its derivatives (cv Catimor) are used as donors of resistance to both CBO and CLR. The objective of this study was to decipher the genetic basis of CBO resistance derived from Hibrido de Timor and to identify molecular markers associated with it, which can be used for selection purposes.
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