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VISION

Be a leading Plant Genetic Resources and Horticultural Research Group of excellenceRead More »

MISSION

In pursuing excellence in Africa in its core functions of generating knowledge on plant genetic resources and using it to improve people’s liveRead More »

OUR CORE VALUES

Integrity, punctuality, freedom, quality,Read More »

RECENT NEWS & EVENTS

GBIOS 2022 Annual Report is out!

The Genetics, Biotechnology and Seed Science Unit of the Faculty of Agronomic Sciences is pleased to share its annual report for the year 2022. Efforts remain constant to enhance the value of orphan crops for a better quality of life. As Prof. Enoch Achigan Dako, Director of the Unit, points out, « Our various interventions play…

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GBioS participates in the Regional meeting for the official launch of the 2nd phase of the Cowpea Atlas project in Thiès, Senegal

Following the launch of the 2nd phase of the Cowpea Atlas Project (October 2022-July 2023), aiming at developing a virtual platform on cowpea, a delegation from GBioS participated in the regional meeting organised in the premises of CERAAS in Senegal. The objective of this meeting was to facilitate consultation between the implementing partners on the…

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Training in conservation and utilization of vegetable genetic resources: GBioS researchers equipped with new knowledge

As part of the Taiwan African Vegetable Initiative (TAVI) project, a delegation led by Professor Enoch Achigan-Dako represented the Genetics, Biotechnology and Seed Science Laboratory at a training session in Arusha, Tanzania . This training, held at the World Vegetable Center Eastern and Southern Africa, focused on conservation and utilization of vegetable genetic resources, with…

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Scientific research facing the challenges of sustainable production and the valorization of the tomato in a context of climate change

As part of the promotion of the tomato sector in West Africa, a consortium of agricultural research institutes is organising a scientific symposium from 27 to 29 July 2022.The main objective of this meeting between researchers and other actors working on tomato in the sub-region is to capitalise on research achievements and technological innovations.

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KaritéPlus

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GENES

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CLEONOMICS

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MoBreed

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Sweet Potato

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TAERA

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TAVI

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Latest Publications

Agro-morphological and structural diversity of rice germplasm revealed by SSR markers in Benin Republic.

Sedah Paulin, Lambert Gustave Djedatin, Laura Yêyinou Estelle Loko, Chalemagne Dossou Seblodo Judes Gbemavo, Azize Orobiyi, Joelle Toffa, Cyrille Tchakpa, Eben-Ezer Baba Kayodé Ewedje, et Francois Sabot. « Agro-Morphological and Structural Diversity of Rice Germplasm Revealed by SSR Markers in Benin Republic ». Molecular Biology Reports,  https://doi.org/10.1007/s11033-023-08874-8.

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Impact of Seed Origin and Genetic Drift of Improved Rice Variety IR841 in Benin

Sedah Paulin, Lambert Gustave Djedatin, Laura Yêyinou Estelle Loko, Eben-Ezer Baba Kayodé Ewedje, Azize Orobiyi, Chalemagne Dossou Seblodo Judes Gbemavo, Joelle Toffa, Cyrille Tchakpa, Philippe Cubry, et Francois Sabot. « Impact of Seed Origin and Genetic Drift of Improved Rice Variety IR841 in Benin ». Rice 16, 48 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12284-023-00657-w.

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Developing improvement strategies for management of the Sisrè berry plant [Synsepalum dulcificum (Schumach & Thonn.) Daniell] based on end-users’ preferences in southern Nigeria

Tchokponhoué, D. A., Legba, E. C., N’Danikou, S., Nyadanu, D., Oselebe, H. O., & Achigan-Dako, E. G. (2023). Developing improvement strategies for management of the Sisrè berry plant [Synsepalum dulcificum (Schumach & Thonn.) Daniell] based on end-users’ preferences in southern Nigeria. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 7, 1252036.

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