International Journal of Life science and Pharma Reviews (IJLPR)  
International Journal of Life science and Pharma Research (IJLPR)
Life Science
Volume 2 Issue 2, April - June 2012    Pages:46-51
Status Of Date Palm (Phoenix Dactylifera L.) Genetic Resources In Nigeria

C. D. Ataga, A. Hamza Mohammed, And A. O. Yusuf
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The current status of date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) genetic resources in Nigeria collected from varied eco – geographical systems was catalogued. A total of 387 females and 274 males date palms currently exist from a very large number of accessions collected between 1981 and 1990. These accessions are being maintained in an ex situ field gene banks. A few introductions from Namibia (3) and Israel (45) are part of Nigerian collections.
Keywords: Date palm, Genetic Resources, Gene banks, Phoenix dactylifera L.
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