AcademiaNet: Profiles of Leading Women Scientists

AcademiaNet: Profiles of Leading Women Scientists
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Julia von Maltzahn

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In Focus: Agricultural sciences

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Dr. Naalamle Amissah

University of Ghana

Area of specialisation

Plant propagation, urban horticulture, vegetable grafting, medicinal plant research

Research interests

My research interests include the selection, evaluation and propagation of economically important plants that are either difficult-to-propagate, neglected or at risk of extinction (several medicinal plant, vegetables and indigenous crop species fall within this category), and the development of improved technologies to ensure their successful establishment.

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