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A Study of the Publication pattern in CSIR-Plant Genetic Resources Research Institute

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Title

A Study of the Publication pattern in CSIR-Plant Genetic Resources Research Institute

Date

2019

Language

English

Abstract

Plant genetic resources (PGR) are those resources that are of benefit to man. They are plant materials containing useful characters of actual or potential values. They are the basic raw materials for crop improvement today and for the future. This paper analysed changes in publication trend by scientists from 1981 to 2015 at the CSIR-Plant Genetic Resources Research Institute. It investigated major commodities covered by the articles produced by scientists of the Institute. The main area of study included publication formats covered by the articles in the Plant Genetic Resources Research Institute Reference (PGRRIREF Directory) (1981-2015). The study also highlighted recent research and development activities in each publication discipline in the PGRRIREF Directory. It is believed that information gathered from the analysis of this research, would increase the utilization of the crop plants in Ghana and beyond. Content analysis method and interviews were used for the study of the Publication pattern in CSIR-Plant Genetic Resources Research Institute. The findings indicated among others that, socio-economic (27.2%), horticulture (21.5%), root and tubers (18.5%) recorded increasing publication disciplines. Technologies developed in these publication disciplines could be put on-line for a wider audience to enhance efficient conservation and utilization of plant genetic resources materials.

Author

Osei-Kofi, P. S.; Aboagye, L. M.; Dzandu, L.; Acheampong, L. D.

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Citation

“A Study of the Publication pattern in CSIR-Plant Genetic Resources Research Institute,” CSIRSpace, accessed May 26, 2024, http://cspace.csirgh.com/items/show/1747.