School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Marvellous Zhou

Research Fellow

Dr Marvellous Zhou is a sugarcane breeder for the South African Sugarcane Research Institute. He has more than 30 years of sugarcane breeding experience. He has released 10 sugarcane cultivars in Zimbabwe and 27 cultivars in South Africa that are currently grown in several African countries.

Research interests

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


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