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    Display nameAHAMADEEN NAGOOR MOHAMED MUBARAK
    First nameAHAMADEEN NAGOOR
    Last nameMOHAMED MUBARAK
    Emailanmubarak@seu.ac.lk
    RoleResearcher
    CountrySri Lanka
    OrganisationSOUTH EASTERN UNIVERSITY OF SRI LANKA
    Area of ResearchBiology, Monitoring, Surveillance and Scouting; Host Plant Resistance; Biological Control; Cultural Control and Agro-ecology Management; Environmentally Safe Pesticides and Pesticide Risk Management
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    Maize is grown in varied environmental conditions both in the tropical and temperate regions which naturally follows an outcross pathway thereby causing wider variations in both phenotypically and hereditary traits within plant genomes (Rather et al., 2003). As a result, a wide genetic diversity in growth, development, and grain filling has been reported such changes are some of the driving forces for developing new genotypes with favorable maize traits (Betran ´et al., 2003). Typically, a landrace is described as an old populace of a well-developed crop that has been adjusted to the local conditions and the agronomic practices of farmers (Palumbo et al., 2017). Recent evidence suggest that there are about 697 maize germplasm accessions in Sri Lanka and among them, 35 germplasms are landraces (PGRFA, 2008). However, the trait for morphology, physiology, and biomass variations of these accessions have been poorly understood. In recent years, maize cultivation has been severely affected by the Fall Armyworm (FAW) Spodoptera frugiperda (Smith). The pest itself invaded across the major maize-growing areas, which threatened the cereal production in Sri Lanka. Therefore, our research aims are to investigate the characteristics of local maize germplasms for their morphological and physiological characteristics and their the biomass production along with identifying the resistance against fall armyworm infestation.

    ORCID iD0000-0002-1703-8609
    Google Scholar Linkhttps://scholar.google.com/citations?user=R0JWxhoAAAAJ&hl=en
    Member sinceOctober 16, 2022
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