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Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 484536, 11 pages
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Research Article

Storage Insects on Yam Chips and Their Traditional Management in Northern Benin

1Laboratory of Agricultural Biodiversity and Tropical Plant breeding (LAAPT), Faculty of Sciences and Technology (FAST-Dassa), University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC), P.O. Box 526, Cotonou, Benin
2Crop, Aromatic and Medicinal Plant Biodiversity Research and Development Institute (IRDCAM), 071 BP 28 Cotonou, Benin
3Institut International d'Agriculture Tropicale (IITA), 08 BP 0932 Cotonou, Benin
4Service de la Protection des Végétaux et du Contrôle Phytosanitaire, Direction de l’Agriculture, BP 58 Porto-Novo, Benin
5Bioversity International, Office of West and Central Africa, 08 BP 0932 Cotonou, Benin
6National Herbarium, Department of Botany and Plant Biology, Faculty of Sciences and Technology (FAST), University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC), P.O. Box 526, Cotonou, Benin
7Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Sciences and Technology (FAST), University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC), P.O. Box 526, Cotonou, Benin

Received 20 January 2013; Accepted 11 February 2013

Academic Editors: G. E. Brust, A. Ferrante, and J. R. Qasem

Copyright © 2013 Y. L. Loko et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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