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Title : Ms. Dr
Name : Alina Mofokeng
Country : South Africa
Organisation name : Agricultural Research Council-Grain Crops
Department / section : Plant Breeding
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Telephone : +27182996398
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My expertise / skills : I am working on legumes (cowpea, soybean and pigeon pea) with the previous research on sorghum breeding. I am a curator and a breeder. My research expertise are on breeding legumes, characterization and genetic diversity assessment using morphological and nutritional quality traits as well as molecular markers. Also focuses on post-harvest insect pests and drought tolerance of cowpea.

Keitumetse Kujane, Moosa M Sedibe, Alina Mofokeng. 2019. Genetic diversity analysis of soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) genotypes making use of SSR markers. Australian Journal of Crop Science 13(07):1113-1119.

Maletsema Alina Mofokeng, Hussein Shimelis, Mark Laing, and Nemera Shargie. 2019. Genetic variability, heritability and genetic gain for quantitative traits in South African sorghum genotypes. Australian Journal of Crop Science 13(01):1-10.

Mofokeng, Maletsema Alina and Mashingaidze Kingstone. 2019. Breeding and genetic management of drought in cowpea: Progress and technologies. Australian Journal of Crop Science. Accepted.

Maletsema A. Mofokeng, H. Shimelis, P. Tongoona and M.D. Laing. 2018. Protein content and amino acid composition among selected South African sorghum genotypes. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 6(1) in Press.
Mofokeng, Maletsema Alina, and Mashingaidze, Kingstone. 2018. Genetic Differentiation of ARC Soybean [Glycine Max (L.) Merrill] Accessions Based on Agronomic and Nutritional Quality Traits. Agriculture and Food Sciences Research, 5(1):6-22.
I am working on :
Crop Science
Plant Biotechnology
Plant Selection
Selection using molecular markers
Keywords : breeding
Project description : I would like to join a project on Biodiversity and climate change on legumes such as cowpea, soybean, pigeon pea and lentil.

Broad Thematic.
Networking opportunities : African Plant Breeders Association that will be held in Ghana on 23-25 October 2019.

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