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Articles by B.O. Akinyele
Total Records ( 2 ) for B.O. Akinyele
  O.S. Osekita and B.O. Akinyele
  Ten quantitative traits of 10 genotypes of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) were investigated with a view to identifying the high yielding potential of the cultivars and to determining the extent of association among their contributing traits. The plant materials used are labeled according to their genotypes as follows: NH47-4, MHae 474, FEae 98, FEak, Agk98, Agkae, Aklc, Ilae, Ijae2000 and Alae- B. Using the Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with three replications, the ten genotypes of okra were grown (one seed per hill) at the Teaching and Research Farm of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria during the rainy season of 2002 and 2003. At the appropriate stages of growth, the following traits were investigated: days to flowering, height at flowering, number of pods per plant, pod length, pod width, number of branches per pant, days to maturity, number of seeds per pod, weight of hundred seeds and final plant height. Data collected were subjected to analysis of variance (ANOVA) and phenotypic and genotypic correlation analyses computed. Results show that there is a strong relationship between pod length and pod width with the juxtaposition of number of seeds per pod. Hence, selection programme based on these traits are most likely to bring about further improvement in the yield of okra under rainfed conditions.
  B.O. Akinyele and A.C. Odiyi
  Comparative study of the vegetative characters was carried out on representative samples of different populations of Aloe vera L. Plant samples collected from different locations in Nigeria were separated into four morphologically recognizable groups and brought into cultivation in the screen house of the Department of Crop, Soil and Pest Management, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria. After six months of cultivation, 10 suckers of each morphological group were carefully removed and transplanted into plastic containers already filled with humus soil such that there was only one sucker in each container. The experimental design adopted is the Completely Randomized Design (CRD). New suckers produced were promptly and carefully removed from time to time, leaving only the parent plant in each container. Five years after transplanting, leaf length, leaf width, leaf thickness, stem length and stem thickness were measured using a tape graduated in millimeters and centimeters. Number of leaves per plant and number of roots per plant were counted. Mottle frequency and spine frequency were also determined. Mean values for each morphological group were calculated from five randomly selected specimens. Data collected were subjected to Analysis of variance (ANOVA) and means separated using the Duncan=s multiple range test. Result shows that the groups are separated into four different taxa, each group occupying a taxon of its own. This finding is at variance with the existing taxonomy of Aloe and therefore, suggests further investigations, particularly in the areas of chromosome behaviour and anatomy, with a view to reappraising the existing taxonomic status of Aloe vera.
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