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Catherine V Nnamani

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Grantee Title

Research Topic: Evaluation of genetic variability within African-Yam- Bean accessions for food security in a climate changing scenario using Single Nucleotide Polymorphism 

Grantee Description

Fellowship Category: Post-PhD 

Nationality: Nigerian      

Home Institution: Ebonyi State University (EBSU), Nigeria            

Mentor at Home Institution: Prof H O Oselebe  

Host Institution: Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Nigeria Supervisor at Host Institution: Prof S A Ajayi       

 Molecular Biology and Underutilized Plant Genetic Resources for food is CVF Nnamani’s research area. Her CIRCLE research is focused on using Simple Sequence Repeat (SSRs) as a molecular tool to assess the genetic variability in AYB accessions and correlate data with physiological seed quality test to aid selection of better accessions to enhance rapid and uniform seedling establishment under climate changing scenario. She expects her research findings to rationalize the status of AYB’s competitiveness with other common staples for improved food security and sustainable germplasm conservation in Nigeria.