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  1. Fleagrass, Adenosma buchneroides, is an aromatic perennial herb that occupies an important position in the life of the Akha people. They regard it as a tribal symbol and a gift of love. Fleagrass also has many me...

    Authors: Yi Gou, Ruyan Fan, Shengji Pei and Yuhua Wang

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:79

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  2. The cultivated banana and plantain (Musa spp.) are valuable for nutritional and socio-economic security for millions of people worldwide. In Benin, banana and plantain are among the most produced, consumed, and t...

    Authors: Mariano C. Chabi, Anicet G. Dassou, Innocent Dossou-Aminon, David Ogouchoro, Bonaventure Omondi Aman and Alexandre Dansi

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:78

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  3. The use of wild birds, for several purposes, is directly associated with cultural, ecological, and conservation issues. This study aimed to inventory the wild birds known and used in three communities in Paraí...

    Authors: Vanessa Moura dos Santos Soares, Hyago Keslley de Lucena Soares, Suellen da Silva Santos and Reinaldo Farias Paiva de Lucena

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:77

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  4. Kam Sweet Rice (KSR) is a special kind of rice landrace that has been cultivated for thousands of years in the borders of Guizhou, Hunan, and Guangxi Provinces of China, and is mainly distributed in southeast ...

    Authors: Yanjie Wang, Aixia Jiao, Huicha Chen, Xiaoding Ma, Di Cui, Bing Han, Renchao Ruan, Dayuan Xue and Longzhi Han

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:76

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  5. Groundnut is an important legume crop in Togo. However, groundnut yield has been steadily decreasing for decades as a result of lack of organized breeding program to address production constraints. Though, low...

    Authors: Essohouna Modom Banla, Daniel Kwadjo Dzidzienyo, Ifie Elohor Beatrice, Samuel Kwame Offei, Pangirayi Tongoona and Haile Desmae

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:75

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  6. Bai people in the Dali Prefecture of Northwest Yunnan, China, have a long history of using plant extracts to dye their traditional costumes and maintain this culture for posterity. However, the development of ...

    Authors: Yanxiao Fan, Yanqiang Zhao, Aizhong Liu, Alan Hamilton, Chuanfa Wang, Liangqun Li, Yekun Yang and Lixin Yang

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:74

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  7. Wild edible plants (WEPs) refer to edible species that are not cultivated or domesticated. WEPs have an important role to play in poverty eradication, security of food availability, diversification of agricult...

    Authors: Harpreet Bhatia, Yash Pal Sharma, R. K. Manhas and Kewal Kumar

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:73

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  8. Ethnopharmacological studies about migrants reveal a dynamic process of knowledge and use of medicinal plants. In this study, we sought to elucidate quantitative and qualitatively the main factors influencing ...

    Authors: Perla Carvalho Romanus, Fúlvio Rieli Mendes and Elisaldo de Araújo Carlini

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:72

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  9. Accessing folk knowledge from small-scale fishers is an affordable and reliable approach to understand the dynamic and diversity of shark species worldwide, especially of those eventually caught. In this conte...

    Authors: Marcelo Moreira de Carvalho, Mônica Rocha de Oliveira, Priscila Fabiana Macedo Lopes and Jorge Eduardo Lins Oliveira

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:71

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  10. Modern ethnopharmaceutical studies are still quite unusual in Northern Europe. Data regarding the medicinal use of plants, animals, and fungi and also of spiritual rituals of healing is obtained mostly from et...

    Authors: Zivile Pranskuniene, Roberta Dauliute, Andrius Pranskunas and Jurga Bernatoniene

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:70

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  11. The problem of childhood undernutrition in low-income countries persists despite long-standing efforts by local governmental and international development agencies. In order to address this problem, the Peruvi...

    Authors: Madalena Monteban, Valeria Yucra Velasquez and Benedicta Yucra Velasquez

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:69

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  12. Traditional markets outstandingly contribute to conservation of biocultural diversity, social relations, and cultural values. These markets reflect life strategies and forms people of a region interact with th...

    Authors: Berenice Farfán-Heredia, Alejandro Casas and Selene Rangel-Landa

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:68

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  13. Spices have always been used for their flavor-enhancement characteristics and for their medicinal properties. In Benin, scientific research on spices is scarce, despite their importance in the local population...

    Authors: Konoutan Médard Kafoutchoni, Rodrigue Idohou, Anthony Egeru, Kolawolé Valère Salako, Clément Agbangla, Aristide Cossi Adomou and Achille Ephrem Assogbadjo

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:67

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  14. We undertook ethnobotanical and ecological studies on fodder plants grazed by cattle across Benin national area. The study aims to ascertain the top priority fodder plants in order to catalogue the indigenous ...

    Authors: Jéronime Marie-Ange Sènami Ouachinou, Gbèwonmèdéa Hospice Dassou, Akomian Fortuné Azihou, Aristide Cossi Adomou and Hounnankpon Yédomonhan

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:66

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  15. We investigated local knowledge of plants in terms of plant use shifts and losses, in two coastal communities within a protected area in southern Brazil. Our hypothesis is that people’s livelihoods are associa...

    Authors: Rafaela H. Ludwinsky and Natalia Hanazaki

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:65

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  16. Starting from the ancient time, the people of Ethiopia use medicinal plants as traditional medicine to heal different human and livestock ailments. This ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants was carried out...

    Authors: Leul Kidane, Gebrecherkos Gebremedhin and Tadesse Beyene

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:64

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  17. Home gardens are an integral part of many traditional land use systems around the world. They are subject to various conversion processes and undergo a variety of changes. We were interested if change is an on...

    Authors: Brigitte Vogl-Lukasser and Christian R. Vogl

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:63

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  18. This paper provides an insightful quantitative ethnoecological analysis and affirms that agro-pastoralists have a multiplicity of criteria for valuating their natural forage resources. Rural households in West...

    Authors: John-Baptist S N Naah

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:62

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  19. The traditional medicinal markets held during the Dragon Boat Festival are common and important in China’s countryside. In Jianghua, a Yao autonomous county in Hunan Province in China, the medicinal market als...

    Authors: Binsheng Luo, Yujing Liu, Bo Liu, Sizhao Liu, Beixi Zhang, Linghan Zhang, Chunrui Lin, Yan Liu, Edward J. Kennelly, Zhiyong Guo and Chunlin Long

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:61

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  20. Hunting wildlife for medicinal purposes is a widespread practice throughout Brazil; however, studies about the animals used for zootherapeutic practices have been performed almost exclusively with traders (her...

    Authors: Wedson Medeiros Silva Souto, Raynner Rilke Duarte Barboza, Hugo Fernandes-Ferreira, Arnaldo José Correia Magalhães Júnior, Julio Marcelino Monteiro, Érika de Araújo Abi-chacra and Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:60

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  21. Insects play an important role as a diet supplement in Burkina Faso, but the preferred insect species vary according to the phytogeographical zone, ethnic groups, and gender. The present study aims at document...

    Authors: Aminata Séré, Adjima Bougma, Judicaël Thomas Ouilly, Mamadou Traoré, Hassane Sangaré, Anne Mette Lykke, Amadé Ouédraogo, Olivier Gnankiné and Imaël Henri Nestor Bassolé

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:59

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  22. Herbal tea is widely consumed in Jianghua, a Yao autonomous county in Hunan Province, China, to prevent and treat diseases. The materials in herbal tea at the traditional medicinal markets at the Dragon Boat F...

    Authors: Bing Jin, Yujing Liu, Jiaxi Xie, Binsheng Luo and Chunlin Long

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:58

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  23. Wild edibles continue to be a significant contributor to the global food basket in much of the developing world. A consensus has now been formed that information on wild edibles is an important part of ethnobo...

    Authors: Sonali Hasmukh Chauhan, Santosh Yadav, Taro Takahashi, Łukasz Łuczaj, Lancelot D’Cruz and Kensuke Okada

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:57

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  24. Indigenous and local knowledge systems are characterised by a ‘knowledge-practice-belief’ complex that plays a critical role for biodiversity management and conservation on indigenous lands. However, few studi...

    Authors: Natasha Louise Constant and Milingoni Peter Tshisikhawe

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:56

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  25. Different species of animals are being utilized in traditional therapies by various cultures for a long time and such uses still exist in folk medicine. The present study aimed to document animal-based traditi...

    Authors: Muhammad Altaf, Muhammad Umair, Abdul Rauf Abbasi, Noor Muhammad and Arshad Mehmood Abbasi

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:55

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  26. Wildlife has been traditionally used by forest communities as a source of protein, and the Peruvian Amazon is no exception. The articulation of colonist and indigenous communities to urban centers and markets ...

    Authors: Wendy Francesconi, Vincent Bax, Genowefa Blundo-Canto, Simon Willcock, Sandra Cuadros, Martha Vanegas, Marcela Quintero and Carlos A. Torres-Vitolas

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:54

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  27. Insects are known to be able to provide valuable nutrients to indigenous populations across the Amazon. However, studies on traditional insect use in the Peruvian Amazon are scarce. This study documents edible...

    Authors: Rubén Casas Reátegui, Lukas Pawera, Pablo Pedro Villegas Panduro and Zbynek Polesny

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:53

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  28. Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is an important grain legume crop grown in the central region of the Republic of Benin. However, its production declined in recent years to the extent that its diversity is bei...

    Authors: Laura Estelle Yêyinou Loko, Joelle Toffa, Arlette Adjatin, Ahouélété Joel Akpo, Azize Orobiyi and Alexandre Dansi

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:52

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  29. Angola suffered a long-lasting military conflict. Therefore, traditional knowledge of plant usage is still an important part of cultural heritage, especially concerning the still very poor health care system i...

    Authors: Thea Lautenschläger, Mawunu Monizi, Macuntima Pedro, José Lau Mandombe, Makaya Futuro Bránquima, Christin Heinze and Christoph Neinhuis

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:51

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  30. Mediterranean farmers traditionally utilized plants, animals, and minerals sourced locally to treat their animals. Research is needed to understand at what extent such knowledge of domestic animal care still s...

    Authors: Simonetta Bullitta, Giovanni Antonio Re, Maria Domenica Iole Manunta and Giovanna Piluzza

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:50

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  31. This study aimed to investigate the local botanical knowledge of native food plants in three rural communities, located in the semiarid region of Paraíba State, Brazil, verifying possibilities of differences o...

    Authors: Ernane N. Nunes, Natan M. Guerra, Edna Arévalo-Marín, Carlos Antônio B. Alves, Viviany T. do Nascimento, Denise D. da Cruz, Ana H. Ladio, Silvanda de M. Silva, Rodrigo S. de Oliveira and Reinaldo F. P. de Lucena

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:49

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  32. Myanmar is one of the hotspots of biodiversity and is a rapidly developing country. Performing floristic research in Myanmar is an urgent issue, and ethnobotanical studies of wild edible plants (WEPs) will pro...

    Authors: Thant Shin, Kazumi Fujikawa, Aung Zaw Moe and Hiroshi Uchiyama

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:48

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  33. According to the biophilia hypothesis, an emotional affiliation with nature has been inherited during human biocultural evolution. Research on beekeeping can contribute to the scientific understanding of the i...

    Authors: Roberta Monique Amâncio Carvalho, Celso Feitosa Martins, Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves and Ângelo Giuseppe Chaves Alves

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:47

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  34. Limpopo province, South Africa, has a rich plant diversity and is referred to as one of the hotspots areas within the country. The aim of the current work was to identify and document medicinal plant species u...

    Authors: Nkoana Ishmael Mongalo and Tshepiso Jan Makhafola

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:46

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  35. Medicinal properties of the food species are one of the poorly documented and important areas of ethnopharmacology. The present survey quantitatively documented the medicinal foods prescribed by the non-instit...

    Authors: S. Esakkimuthu, S. Sylvester Darvin, S. Mutheeswaran, M. Gabriel Paulraj, P. Pandikumar, S. Ignacimuthu and N. A. Al-Dhabi

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:45

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  36. Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) have been traded for millennia by indigenous communities. Current increased demands driven by globalisation, however, put more pressure on local harvesters and their surround...

    Authors: Tim van den Boog, Janette Bulkan, James Tansey and Tinde R. van Andel

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:44

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  37. Despite the importance of local markets as a source of medicinal plants in Colombia, comparatively little comparative research reports on the pharmacopoeiae sold. This stands in contrast to wealth of available...

    Authors: Rainer W. Bussmann, Narel Y. Paniagua Zambrana, Carolina Romero and Robbie E. Hart

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:43

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  38. Chuxiong, known as “the City of Fungi,” is rich in fungal resources and traditional knowledge related to fungal biodiversity. The local environment is an excellent habitat for a wide variety of edible fungi. I...

    Authors: Dongyang Liu, Hong Cheng, Rainer W. Bussmann, Zhiyong Guo, Bo Liu and Chunlin Long

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:42

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  39. Birds are kept as pets around the world, and bird-keeping is an ancient and widespread practice, constituting one of the main reasons for the decline of some species. In the semi-arid region of Brazil, this pr...

    Authors: Wallisson Sylas Luna de Oliveira, Sérgio de Faria Lopes and Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:41

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  40. This study seeks to better understand the human-nature interface and to measure the variability of plant use knowledge among cultures, through inter- and intracultural analyses. We compared plant collection, u...

    Authors: Ripu M. Kunwar, Maria Fadiman, Mary Cameron, Rainer W. Bussmann, Khum B. Thapa-Magar, Bhagawat Rimal and Prabhat Sapkota

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:40

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  41. This study contributes to the current ethnomedicinal knowledge of the Swat Valley, Pakistan. District Swat possesses remarkable biodiversity owing to its varied topographical and climatic conditions, prompting...

    Authors: Kishwar Ali, Nasrullah Khan, Inayat-Ur Rahman, Waqar Khan, Murad Ali, Nisar Uddin and Mohammad Nisar

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:39

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  42. The traditional ecological knowledge of land of the Ch’ol originary people from southeast Mexico forms part of their cultural identity; it is local and holistic and implies an integrated physical and spiritual...

    Authors: Rufo Sánchez-Hernández, Lucero Méndez-De la Cruz, David J. Palma-López and Francisco Bautista-Zuñiga

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:38

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  43. Using animals for different purposes goes back to the dawn of mankind. Animals served as a source of food, medicine, and clothing for humans and provided other services. This study was designed to undertake a ...

    Authors: Fasil Adugna Kendie, Sileshi Andualem Mekuriaw and Melkamu Andargie Dagnew

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:37

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  44. Eliciting factors affecting distribution of traditional knowledge (TK) and cultural importance of plant resources is central in ethnobiology. Socio-demographic attributes and ecological apparency hypothesis (E...

    Authors: Kolawolé Valère Salako, Francisco Moreira, Rodrigue Castro Gbedomon, Frédéric Tovissodé, Achille Ephrem Assogbadjo and Romain Lucas Glèlè Kakaï

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:36

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  45. The housefly, Musca domestica L., is a major public health and domestic pest that spoils food and causes irritation and is a vector of many infectious disease pathogens of medical and veterinary importance. Curre...

    Authors: Kalori Baana, Harriet Angwech and Geoffrey Maxwell Malinga

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:35

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  46. The Sierra Nevada del Cocuy-Güicán in the Colombian Andes is protected as a National Natural Park since 1977 because of its fragile páramo ecosystems, extraordinary biodiversity, high plant endemism, and function...

    Authors: Mireia Alcántara Rodríguez, Andrea Angueyra, Antoine M. Cleef and Tinde Van Andel

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:34

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  47. Invasive plants can impact biodiversity as well as the lives of native human populations. Natural ecosystems represent sources of natural resources essential for the subsistence and socio-cultural continuity o...

    Authors: Arlene Oliveira Souza, Maria do Perpétuo Socorro Rodrigues Chaves, Reinaldo Imbrozio Barbosa and Charles Roland Clement

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:33

    Content type: Review

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  48. Mushrooms are important forest resources, mostly as food, despite the serious health threat posed by toxic species. In the Highlands of Chiapas, numerous wild mushroom intoxications have been registered. While...

    Authors: Felipe Ruan-Soto

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:32

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  49. The inhabitants of western Sudan use traditional medicine for the treatment of various ailments due to lack of medical doctors and unaffordable prices of pharmaceutical products. The present study is the first...

    Authors: Tahani Osman Issa, Yahya Sulieman Mohamed, Sakina Yagi, Reem Hassan Ahmed, Telal Mohammed Najeeb, Abdelrafie Mohamed Makhawi and Tarig Osman Khider

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:31

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  50. Cassava is an important crop in Africa that is widely cultivated for its starchy tuberous root, which constitutes a major source of dietary carbohydrates. Cassava mosaic disease (CMD) is the most devastating d...

    Authors: Jerome Anani Houngue, Justin S. Pita, Gilles Habib Todjro Cacaï, Martine Zandjanakou-Tachin, Emmanuel A. E. Abidjo and Corneille Ahanhanzo

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:29

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