Updated Dec 20, 2019

50,000 SNP genotyping tool for cowpea

Part of University of California, Riverside

Genotyping tool for cowpea

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John Kariuki

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Stage 6: Sustained Scale

Focus Areas:

Seeds & Stock

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Implemented In:

South Africa, Vietnam, Uganda and 6 MoreSEE ALL

South Africa, Vietnam, Uganda, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Burkina Faso, China and GhanaSEE LESS

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Establishment and maintenance of pure seed stocks of known identity



The innovation provides a unique genetic ID, much like a bar-code.

Target Beneficiaries

Everyone involved in cowpea germplasm management and breeding.

Innovation Description

Provides the ability to determine the genetic identity of individual plants. This is an important aspect of germplasm management and decision-making in breeding programs for parent and progeny selection.

Competitive Advantage

The tool produces a uniform type of data that is simple to store and interpret.


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TITLEFTFIL for Climate Resilient Cowpea
Agriculture and Seeds & Stock
Implemented InGhana, Ethiopia, Chinamore and 13SEE MOREGhana, Ethiopia, China, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Portugal, Nigeria, Nepal, Mozambique, Mexico, Kenya, India, Uganda, Vietnam, South AfricaSEE LESS
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South Africa