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Abu Mustapha Dadzie
Name: Abu Mustapha Dadzie
Position: Plant Breeding Division-Research Scientist
Qualification: B.Sc. Agriculture (Plant Biotechnology) KNUST, Kumasi Ghana; M.Phil (Plant Breeding and Genetics) University of Ghana; Certificte (Molecular Breeding) USDA, Miami, Florida.
Awards: USDA-MARS funded MPhil. Degree, Norman Borlang award for 2008-2009

Research Interests:
  • Molecular and Quantitative Breeding.
Membership of Association:
  • American Society for Microbiology, Ghana Science Associations, West African Cocoa Breeders Working Group
Selected Publications:
  • Dadzie AM, Livingstone D, Opoku SY, Takrama JF, Padi F, Assuah M, Offei SK, Danquah EY, Motamayor JC, Schnell RJ, Kuhn David ( 2013). Conversion of Microsatellite markers into SNP markers for genetic fingerprinting of Cocoa. Journal of Crop Improvement 27 (2) 215-241.
  • Dadzie M. A., Opoku S. Y., Akpertey A., Akrofi A., Lowor S., Assuah M.K. and Amoah F. M. (2013). Kola Cultivation in Ghana. Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana, Technical Bulletin No. 26. ISBN: 978 - 9988 -1- 8416 - 2
  • Dadzie AM, Livingstone D, Opoku SY, Takrama JF, Padi F. Assuah M, Offei SK, Danquah EY, Motamayor JC, Schnell RJ, Kuhn David (2012). Validation of Black pod resistance QTLs in two segregating populations of cocoa; Proceedings of the 17th International Cocoa Research Conference 2012. Yaounde, Cameroon.
  • Takrama, J.F., Dadzie, AM, Opoku, S.Y., Padi, F.K., Adomako, B., Adu-Ampomah, Y., Livingstone Iii, D.S., Motamayor, J.C., Schnell, R.J., Kuhn, D.N. (2012) Applying SNP marker technology in the cacao breeding program in Ghana. African Crop Science Journal 20 (1):67-75
  • Dwapanyin A. O, Akrofi AY, Acheampong K, Dadzie AM and Owusu Ansah, F. (2012) Physiological Importance of shade to Survival and growth of transplants of some cocoa cultivars in Ghana; Proceedings of the 17th International Cocoa Research Conference in Yaounde, Cameroon.
  • Opoku S. Y., Dadzie A.M., Padi F.K., Adu-Acheampong R., Assuah M.K., Johnson V., and Opoku-Ameyaw K. (2012). A Guide to Clonal Cocoa Cultivation. Ghana Fine Flavour Cocoa Project. (ISBN 978-9988-1-6604-5).