School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Marvellous Zhou

Research Fellow

I work as a sugarcane breeder for the South African Sugarcane Research Institute. I have more than 30 years sugarcane breeding experience. I have released 10 sugarcane cultivars in Zimbabwe and 27 cultivars in South Africa that are currently grown in several countries in Africa. 

Research interests

  • Sugarcane quantitative genetics
  • Statistical application in plant breeding, 
  • Optimizing breeding programmes 
  • Quantifying cultivar genetic gains. 


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