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Physical Features of Some Selected Nigerian Maize Cultivars

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A morphological characteristic feature of one hundred Nigerian maize cultivars was established. This repository sought a baseline upon which Nigerian maize cultivars could be classified based on kernel morphology, germinating properties such as shoots length and percent of growth. Out of all the maize cultivars, forty eight were classified as Dent maize, five were found to be Pop maize, thirteen were Waxy maize and six were also classified as Sweet maize while fourteen were found to be Floury and Flint maize respectively. The information would serve as reference for the selection of appropriate Nigerian maize cultivars for specific use in food processing and allied industries.

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Anthony, A. (2014) Physical Features of Some Selected Nigerian Maize Cultivars. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 5, 1352-1358. doi: 10.4236/ajps.2014.59149.

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