The reaction of maize genotypes to maize streak virus disease in central Uganda

Documented evidence indicates that maize is production is constrained by a number of a biotic and biotic stresses including Maize streak virus disease (MSVD). Therefore, a study was conducted to assess the reaction of 3 maize genotypes to MSVD at Kyambogo University between 2008/2009. There were significant differences (P<0.05) in plant height, Leaf area index, disease incidence, severity and area under disease progress curve (AUDPC). Overall, MSVD had more effect on the local landrace compared to the improved genotypes.
L’évidence documentée indique que la production du maïs est contrainte par un certain nombre des efforts biotiques comprenant la maladie du virus de strie de maïs (MSVD). Par conséquent, une étude a été entreprise pour évaluer la réaction de 3 génotypes de maïs face à MSVD à l’université de Kyambogo entre 2008/2009. Il y avait des différences significatives (P<0.05) dans la hauteur de la plante, l’index de la surface de feuille, l’incidence de la maladie, la sévérité et la partie sous la courbe de progression de la maladie (AUDPC). De façon générale, MSVD a eu plus d’effet sur la race locale comparé aux génotypes améliorés.
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East Africa
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