African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 683

AJPS Articles

December 2015

Cytotoxicity study on Maerua pseudopetalosa (Glig and Bened.) De Wolf tuber fractions

Ethyl acetate and ethanol extracts of the tuber parts of Maerua pseudopetalosa were subjected to further separation by column chromatography technique and eight fractions were obtained for the former and twelve for the latter one. The brine shrimp lethality assay was used for assessment of the toxicity. Remarkable cytotoxicity against brine shrimp larvae was shown, for the first time, by the ethanol extract. The...

Author(s): Manal A. Ibrahim and El Bushra E. El Nur

December 2015

Re-evaluating TiCl4 and UV assays for detection of vicine and convicine in high-throughput screening of immature and mature seeds of faba bean

Genomic resources have just started to focus on the faba bean; the genes for synthesis of vicine and convicine (V-C) have not been determined, and recently developed genetic markers for these anti-nutritionals have not been used to examine these traits in very large scale in faba bean. Simple, rapid and cost-effective technologies are crucial in crop breeding programs, especially in the developing world, and in some...

Author(s): Yurdagul Ferhatoglu and Albert Vandenberg

November 2015

Environmental factors affecting growth and development of Banlangen (Radix Isatidis) in China

Banlangen (Radix Isatidis) is an herbal medicine, and grows in various parts of China. It can be classified into North Radix Isatidis and South Radix Isatidis. With the rising demand of users all over the world, more and more popularly used herbal plants are now grown in agricultural fields. The natural force of supply and demand has encouraged the cultivation of Banlangen in China. However, the cultivation of Banlangen...

Author(s): Gang Chen, Suping Wang, Xiang Huang, Juan Hong, Lei Du, Lihong Zhang and Lixia Ye

November 2015

Planting date and cultivar effects on growth and yield performance of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp)

Genotype by environment interaction results in significant differences in the performance of cultivars when tested in diverse environments. Nine improved cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp) cultivars obtained from International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Nigeria and a local check were evaluated for growth, reproductive and grain yield components in a non-traditional cowpea growing region of south...

Author(s): I. E. Ezeaku, B. N. Mbah and K. P. Baiyeri

November 2015

Poultry litter management in Lagos and effects of its soil application on the growth of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)

Poultry litter constitutes one of the animal wastes that are produced in large quantity. Information on the quantity generated may enhance planning for its utilisation. Quantification of poultry litter (PL) generated and its utilisation is rare in Nigeria. This study was designed to investigate PL management in Lagos, Nigeria and possible utilisation potential. Questionnaires were distributed to poultry farmers in Lagos...

Author(s): Mary B. Ogundiran, Ewesumbo F. Ademola and Sifau A. Adejumo

November 2015

Influence of herbivorous insects on the production of Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standley (Cucurbitaceae)

The production of indigenous cucurbits remains very low in tropical zones, mainly due to herbivorous insect damage. This study was conducted in Manfla located in the centre of Côte d’Ivoire at 400 km from Abidjan to evaluate the impact of herbivorous insects on foliar damage and agronomic parameters of Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standley (Cucurbitaceae). Our study revealed that nine insect species...

Author(s): Gnigouan Kadio G. R. Anzara, Kouamé K. Koffi, Sifolo S. Coulibaly, Bi Nandy D. Fouha, Jean-Pierre Baudoin, Claudine Campa and Bi Irié A. Zoro  

October 2015

Morphological characteristic variation of eleven provenances of Moringa oleifera seedlings grown in the Northern Sudanese area of Burkina Faso

This research investigated the morphological characteristic variation among West African provenances of Moringa oleifera in order to select the most suitable provenance for planting in Burkina Faso. A provenance experiment involving seven provenances from Burkina Faso, one from Mali, one Ivory Coast and one from Ghana was established in June 2014 in a randomized complete block design with three replications at...

Author(s): Madjelia Cangre Ebou DAO and Kadidiatou HEMA KABORE

October 2015

Antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of extracts from medicinal plant ginger (Zingiber officinale) and identification of components by gas chromatography

The present study was conducted to investigate antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of Zingiber officinale, and detected possible chemicals existence in the plant. Phytochemical screening was carried out using the standard test methods of different chemical groups. Investigating the antioxidant activity, one complementary test method namely 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical scavenging assay was...

Author(s): Dara Muhammed Aziz, Mohammed Ahmad Wsoo and Bnar Mahmud Ibrahim

September 2015

Management of plant parasitic nematodes with fulan in mechanized yam production

The potential of Fulan (2,5-dimethoxytetrahydrofuran), a synthetic nematicide applied at 10 g /stand and two plant bed types; ridging and mounding to manage plant parasitic nematodes and increase the yield of yam was investigated at Ejura during 2011 and 2012 at three levels of N-P205-K50 (NPK). The factorial experiment was mounted on randomized complete block design and replicated three times. Ridged bed type + the...

Author(s): K. Osei, S. A. Ennin, Y. Danso, E. Owusu Danquah and J. Adomako

September 2015

Crude protein electrophoresis of Ludwigia (L.) species in Nigeria and its taxonomic implications

Leaves of nine species of Ludwigia were collected from Southwestern Nigeria and the crude proteins were extracted and analysed by electrophoretic fractionation. The results shows that Ludwigia octovalvis var linearis, Ludwigia octovalvis var brevisepala, Ludwigia hyssopifolia and Ludwigia abyssinica are more closely related based on the position of protein bands. Also, Ludwigia decurrens A and Ludwigia adscendens subsp....

Author(s): A. E. Folorunso and K. F. Adelalu

September 2015

A method to use very small size potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) tubers as seed

Potato, being a vegetatively propagated crop, tubers of 30-60 g size is used as seed. Whereas, < 20 g size potato tubers are left in the soil itself after harvesting, as they are not suitable either for consumption or seed purpose. Seed pelleting technique is used to increase the tuber size and provide additional nutrient support. Two cultivars of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) with five different treatments...

Author(s): G. Ravichandran, E. P. Venkatasalam, R. Muthuraj and K. Manorama

September 2015

Characterization of fructans from Agave durangensis

Agave plants are members of the Agavaceae family and utilize crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) for CO2 fixation. Fructans are the main photosynthetic products produced by Agave plants, and are their principal source of storage carbohydrates. The aim of this work was to determine the chemical and molecular characterization of fructans from Agave durangensis. Fructans were extracted from 10 year old A. durangensis...

Author(s): Alma D. Orozco-Cortes, Gerardo Alvarez-Manilla, Gerardo Gutierrez-Sanchez, Olga M. Rutiaga-Quinones, Javier Lopez-Miranda and Nicolas O. Soto-Cruz

September 2015

Rizobacteria in the control of pest insects in agriculture

Biological control of pest insects in agriculture is the focus of many studies, because of the risks in the continuous use of synthetic insecticides, which can cause resistant pests or the occurrence of secondary pests. The use of microorganisms like endophytic bacteria has been performed separately or combined with other forms of control in the Integrated Pest Management. Endophytic bacteria live inside host plants,...

Author(s): Erica de Oliveira Araujo

September 2015

Soya bean glycine max (l.) Merr. genetic resources in Tanzania, 1905-2013

Soya beans, first grown in what is now Tanzania early in the twentieth century, have always been a minor crop in area planted and total production.  German East Africa introductions before 1918 were from Japan, China and Rhodesia.  Introductions by the British Trusteeship of Tanganyika in 1938 and 1939 were from India, South Africa, the USA and the Far East.  Hernon 237 was introduced in 1950 to replace...

Author(s): R. Trevor Wilson

September 2015

Comparative pathogenicity studies of the Xanthomonas vasicola species on maize, sugarcane and banana

Previous biochemical and molecular sequence analyses of Xanthomonas campestris pathovar musacearum, the etiological agent of banana Xanthomonas wilt, suggest that it belongs within the species Xanthomonas vasicola (X. vasicola pv. vasculorum and X. vasicola pathovar holcicola. However, the X. vasicola pathovar names were considered invalid according to pathovar naming standards and placed as one X. vasicola species;...

Author(s): G. Karamura, Julian Smith, David Studholme, Jerome Kubiriba, and E. Karamura

August 2015

Effects of different hormones on organogenesis in vitro of some varieties of cassava (Manihot esculenta CRANTZ) grown in Senegal

Cassava (Manihot esculenta) is a perennial euphorbiaceous shrub grown mainly for its starchy tubers and its leaves rich in protein. The most known method of propagation of this crop is the classical cuttings’ planting. However, in vitro propagation appears most useful and permits to obtain high quantity of healthy vegetable material in a short period. In this work, it was to study the impact of different hormones...

Author(s): Abdoulaye FAYE, Maurice SAGNA, Papa Demba KANE and Djibril SANE

August 2015

Assessment of chemical compositions of three antimalarial plants from Akure, Southwestern Nigeria: A preliminary study

Malaria has been a menace to the health conditions of both rural and urban populations in Nigeria. Ethnobotanical survey revealed the use of Anthocleista djalonensis A. Chev, Lophira alata Banks ex C.F. Gaertn. and Olax subscorpioidea Oliv. in the treatment of malaria in Akure, Southwestern Nigeria. The powdered plant samples were screened for phytochemical constituents, proximate composition and mineral elements...

Author(s): Mojirayo Rebecca IBUKUNOLUWA, Titus Adeniyi OLUSI and Ebenezer Oluyemi DADA

August 2015

Vital role of herbal medicines in women’s health: A perspective review

This is a perspective review of medicinal plants useful traditionally for women's healthcare in countries like India. Medicinal plants have a significant role in women's healthcare in many rural areas. Plants with therapeutic efficacious observations have historically been used as a starting point in the development of new drugs, and modern pharmaceuticals have been derived from them. A review about the...

Author(s): R. Ramasubramania Raja

August 2015

Genetic variability studies of Valencia groundnut varieties for late leaf spot (Phaeoisariopsis personata) resistance

The study was initiated to determine the genetic variability of late leaf spot (LLS) resistance among segregating generations of Valencia groundnut varieties. Crosses were made between NuMex-M3 × ICGV-SM 02501, Valencia C × ICGV-SM 02501, Redbeauty × ICGV-SM 03590 and Valencia C × SGV-07009 parental lines and the resulting generations (F1, F2, BC1P1 and BC1P2,), along with parents for each cross,...

Author(s): Wambi, Pinehas Tukamuhabwa, Sivananda Varma Tirumalaraju, David Kalule Okello, Carl Michael Deom, Boris E. Bravo-Ureta and Naveen Puppala 

August 2015

Comparative response of catechin levels in drought tolerant and drought susceptible tea clones (Camellia sinensis) (L) O. Kuntze under different moisture regimes

In tea (Camellia sinensis) water stress generally affects the content of various plant secondary metabolites including catechins. The objective of the study was to evaluate the effects of different soil moisture content on the catechin levels of various tea clones. We found out that variation of soil water content and accumulation of catechins were strongly correlated. The experiment was conducted in an open field with...

Author(s): Langat, Charles, Gathaara, Moses Hungu and Cheruiyot, Richard

July 2015

Adverse impact of Banana Xanthomonas Wilt on farmers’ livelihoods in Eastern and Central Africa

Banana is a key crop in the livelihoods of many people in the Great Lakes region of East and Central Africa. For more than a decade now, the crop has been threatened by Banana Xanthomonas Wilt (BXW) which has spread throughout the region but at different rates. The disease attacks all banana cultivars and can cause up to 100% yield losses at farm level if effective control measures are not put in place. However, limited...

Author(s): Jackson Nkuba, William Tinzaara, Gertrude Night, Nicholas Niko, Wellington Jogo, Innocent Ndyetabula, Leornard Mukandala, Privat Ndayihazamaso, Celestin Niyongere, Svetlana Gaidashova, Ivan Rwomushana, Fina Opio and Eldad Karamura

July 2015

Phytochemical evaluation of various parts of Dracaena arborea Link. and Dracaena mannii Bak.

Phytochemical evaluation of leaves, stems and roots of Dracaena arborea (Link) and Dracaena mannii (Bak) present in southeastern Nigeria was carried out, to determine their taxonomical data with regards to their phytochemicals contents (flavonoid, saponin, tannin, cyanide, lectin, phytate and calcium oxalate) using standard methods. The results show varying quantities of the phytochemicals in the leaves, stems and roots...

Author(s): Chinyere V. Ilodibia, Rachael U. Ugwu, C. U. Okeke, Ebele E. Akachukwu and Chinelo A. Ezeabara

July 2015

Assessing the genetic diversity of cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.] accessions from Sudan using simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers

Genetic diversity and phylogenetic relationships among 252 cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.)Walp) accessions collected throughout the six geographical regions of Sudan were evaluated using simple sequence repeat (SSR) molecular markers. Eighteen (18) published primer pairs were selected based on their informativeness, out of which 16 primer pairs gave reproducible results among all of the cowpea accessions tested. A total...

Author(s): Ali Z. B., YAO K. N., Odeny D. A., Kyalo M., Skilton R. and Eltahir I. M.

June 2015

Functional analysis of the UDP glucose: Flavonoid-3-Oglucosyltransferase (UFGT) promoter from litchi (Litchi chinesis Sonn.) and transient expression in onions (Allium cepa Linn.)

The expression of the UDP glucose: flavonoid-3-Oglucosyltransferase (UFGT), which encoded the last enzyme of the anthocyanin pathway, was under developmental control as well as affected by external stimuli such as ABA. Three fragments of the 1.38 kb upstream region of the UFGT gene from Litchi (Litchi chinesis Sonn.) were fused to the GUS-coding region, and the expression of these constructs was analyzed in onions. To...

Author(s): Zhao Zhi Chang, Hu Gui Bing, Hu Fu Chu, Gao Aiping and Chen Yeyuan

June 2015

Differential response of early and intermediate flowering strawberry cultivars to nursery late-season nitrogen applications and digging date

The response of ‘Ventana’, an early flowering cultivar, and ‘Camarosa’, an intermediate flowering cultivar, to nursery late-season nitrogen (N) applications and digging date were studied in strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duch). Two experiments were conducted. In the first experiment, runner plants dug on September 20 and October 11 from a high-latitude nursery in California, were established in...

Author(s): Daniel S. Kirschbaum, Kirk D. Larson, Steven A. Weinbaum and Theodore M. DeJong

June 2015

Effect of sunflower stover and nutrients management on soil biological properties and available nitrogen and phosphorus at different stage of pigeonpea growth under pigeonpea-sunflower cropping system

A fixed plot field experiment was carried out during 2008-09 and 2009-10 at New Delhi, India to study the “effects of sunflower stover, nitrogen and phosphorus management on soil health under pigeonpea-sunflower cropping system’’. Kharif season experiment in the first year was laid out in split-plot design, assigning sunflower stover incorporation (8 t/ha) and no stover incorporation (control) to main...

Author(s): Subhash Babu, D. S. Rana, G. S. Yadav, Raghavendra Singh and Tirtha Kumari Chettri

June 2015

Filing considerably breaks seed dormancy of Berchemia discolour Hemsley

In this study, the effectiveness of different pre-treatment methods for the breakings of seed dormancy in Berchemia discolour Hemsley seeds was assessed. Viable seeds were randomly sampled and subjected to different pre-treatment methods which include filing, soaking in 98% concentrated sulphuric acid, pre-chilling and boiling. For each treatment, ten seeds were used and three replications were done for each treatment....

Author(s): Jephris Gere, Rangarirayi Karidzangundi, Victor Ntuli, Tendayi Nyamugure, Silas M. Mudyiwa and Alfred Kundhlande

May 2015

Potential to increase cassava yields through cattle manure and fertilizer application: Results from Bunda College, Central Malawi

In Malawi, increasing human population and low productivity of cassava (Manihot esculenta [Crantz]), the second most important food crop after maize, necessitate the intensification of agronomic options for cassava production. A study was therefore conducted in 2012-2013 season on a chromic Luvisol at Bunda College (14° 35 S’; 33° 50 E’), Central Malawi, to evaluate the effects of inorganic...

Author(s): Leo Mathias and Vernon H Kabambe

May 2015

Diversity status of the family, Euphorbiaceae in about 30 km radius of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project area, Southern India

A detailed Euphorbiaceae flora study was carried out from 30 km radius of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project area. The survey was conducted from September 2012 to August 2013. A total of 32 species under 12 genera belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae were collected and identified. For each species, botanical name, local name, life-form, habitat and flowering season were mentioned. A statistical summary is presented at...

Author(s): Ramarajan S., Murugesan A. G. and Saravana Ganthi A.

May 2015

Pollen morphology of six species of subfamily Stachyoideae (Lamiaceae) in Saudi Arabia

The pollen morphological characters of 6 species belonging to 4 genera of the subfamily Stachyoideae (Lamiaceae) growing naturally in Saudi Arabia were investigated with the aid of light microscope (LM) and scanning electron microscope (SEM), to find new features that might increase knowledge of pollen morphology of the species, and also to help the taxonomic characterization of the Stachyoideae genera. The...

Author(s): Ahlam A. Al-Watban, Abdullah R. Doaigey and Mohamed El-Zaidy

April 2015

Yield parameter response of maize (Oba Super 2) to earthworm cast and anthill soil under greenhouse condition

The study of earthworm cast and anthill as plant-soil systems and the surrounding soil is helpful in the appraisal of soil and crop productivity. Therefore, this study was carried out in a tropical and subtropical area to determine the effect of plant-soil systems and the surrounding soil on the yield parameters (plant height, leave surface and dry matter weight) of maize (Oba Super 2) under greenhouse condition....

Author(s): Ezeaku, P. I., Amanambu, C. N., Ede, I. G., Ene, J. and Okebalama, C. B.

April 2015

Morphological and Molecular Characterization of Lepidium sativum population collected from Ethiopia

Lepidium sativum L. (family Brassicaceae), is underutilized medicinal plant with worldwide distribution. In Ethiopia, L. sativum occurs in all regions and agro-ecologies at different altitudinal ranges. The study was conducted to assess the genetic diversity of L. sativum populations from Ethiopia using molecular marker and agronomic traits. Molecular data generated from inter simple sequence repeat bands recorded...

Author(s): Said Mohammed and Kassahun Tesfaye

April 2015

Participatory varietal selection of maize (Zea Mays L.) in Pawe and Guangua districts, North Western Ethiopia

Maize (Zea mays L.) plays a critical role in smallholder farmers for food security in Ethiopia. So far, maize variety selection was done without much consideration of farmers' interest. However, farmers have indigenous knowledge to select best performing varieties which suit their environments. This study was aimed to identify more number of preferred maize varieties by farmers in a shorter time (than the...

Author(s): Ziggiju Mesenbet Birhanie

March 2015

Complete inhibition of mycelial growth of fungal pathogens of maize by botanicals

Rice husk extract (RHE), bamboo extract (BE) and wood extract (WE) at different concentration levels (0.0, 0.1, 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5%) were evaluated (in completely randomized design) in vitro as an antagonist to mycelial growth of selected fungal pathogens of maize. Botanical preparations were utilized singly (rice husk, bamboo and wood extracts) and in combinations (RHE x BE, RHE x WE, BE x WE and RHE x BE x WE). RHE at...

Author(s): Adeyemo J. O., and Abiala M. A.,

March 2015

Genetic analysis of groundnut rosette virus disease in groundnut (Archis hypogaea L.)

Groundnut chlorotic rosette disease (GCRD) transmitted by the aphid, Aphis craccivora, is an important virus disease of groundnut in Africa. Breeding for host resistance remains the best strategy to minimize losses due to this disease. Nine cultivated groundnut genotypes with differential reaction to GCRD were crossed in an incomplete diallel mating design to determine the combining ability of GCRD resistance. The...

Author(s): Usman, A., Ofori, K., Danquah, E. Y., Offei, S. K and Ado, S. G.

March 2015

Acclimatization results of micro-propagated plantlets

This work is an analysis of the structured-functional particularities of regeneration of introduced varieties of Vaccinium corymbosum L. and Vaccinium vitis-idaea L. under in vitro and ex vitro conditions. The anatomical structures of the leaves of V. corymbosum and V. vitis-idaea cultivated under aseptical culture, greenhouse and open ground were studied. It is shown that conditioned cultivation superimposes the...

Author(s): Elena Kutas and Lyubov Ogorodnyk

March 2015

Floristic diversity under anthropogenic activities in the protected forests of Duekoué and Scio in southwestern Côte d’Ivoire

This study analyses the effects of anthropogenic disturbance on trees and shrubs floristic α-diversity in two protected rain forests in southwestern Côte d’Ivoire. These forests have been under timber harvesting since their protection in 1929. The forestry service had developed plantations of indigenous timber species and teak since 1996 to increase their productivities for timbers. Additionally, they...

Author(s): François N’guessan KOUAMÉ, Olivier Adjé AHIMIN, Maxime N’takpé Kama BORAUD and Edouard Kouakou N’GUESSAN

March 2015

NaCl tolerance studies at seedling stage among different genotypes of Helianthus annus L.

A greenhouse research was conducted at the research area of Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad to evaluate 20 accessions for the identification of salt tolerant genotypes of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) as well as their characteristics. The experiment was conducted in completely randomized design with three repeats. Salinity was developed with NaCl to achieve the final...

Author(s): Shehzad Ahmad Kang, Muhammad Shoaib, Frasat Saeed, Muhammad Amin and Amad Abbas

March 2015

Maize: Panacea for hunger in Nigeria

Maize (Zea mays) is always preferred to other crops, and it is fast becoming an industrial crop in Sub-Saharan African countries. Nigeria has been divided into low, medium, medium to high and high maize production potential groups. Traditionally, maize was mostly grown in forest ecology in Nigeria but large scale production has moved to the savanna zone, especially the Northern Guinea savanna, where yield potential is...

Author(s): Amudalat Bolanle Olaniyan

March 2015

Assessment of nodulation of Mucuna pruriens by promiscuous native rhizobia population, Southeast Nigeria

The potency and competitive ability of indigenous rhizobia population in soil to nodulate a non-native legume host has been contentious especially in tropical Africa. This study examined the symbiotic compatibility between the indigenous rhizobia population and a non-native legume species. Soil samples were randomly collected with soil auger at 0 - 30 cm depth from agricultural fields southeast, Nigeria. The control...

Author(s): Olusola Abayomi Ojo-Omoniyi, Esther Adeyinka Okubena-Dipeolu, Olubunmi Pauline Adejoh and Oluwole Akinwumi Odetunmibi 

March 2015

Survey of ethno-veterinary medicinal plants at selected Horro Gudurru Districts, Western Ethiopia

Plant remedies are still the most important in therapeutics of treat livestock diseases, though large knowledge of ethno medicinal plants is declining to deterioration due to the oral passage of herbal heritage verbally. The objective of the study was to identify and document ethno-veterinary medicinal plants. The study was carried out from January to July 2014 at selected Horro Gudurru districts of western Ethiopia....

Author(s): Tadesse Birhanu and Dereje Abera

March 2015

The effective method of potato cultivation

Potatoes occupy a considerable place in food ration of Uzbekistan’s population. That is why over the past few years, there are various researches on traditional ways of increasing the amount of potatoes produced as well as the generally accepted methods of their cultivation. One of such methods is generative propagation of potatoes.   Key words: True potato seed, greenhouse, seedlings, minitubers,...

Author(s): B. M. Eshonkulov, I. T. Ergashev and D. S. Normurodov

March 2015

Spatiotemporal variations of Tricolia affinis (C.B. Adams, 1850) associated with the macroalgal community on reef stretches at Piedade beach, southern coast of Pernambuco State, Brazil

The aim of the present study was to assess the correlation between the spatiotemporal variation of the gastropod Tricolia affinis and the macroalgal community on the sandstone reef at Piedade beach on the southern coast of Pernambuco State (PE) during the rainy and dry seasons in 2009 and 2010. Five square plots were randomly sampled on each date on the reef flat and pool to sample the gastropod population and measure...

Author(s): Mariana Alves de Guimaraens, Maria de Fátima Oliveira-Carvalho and Ranilson Emmanuel de Aquino

February 2015

Ethnobotanical study of indigenous knowledge of plant-material culture in Masha and Yeki Districts, Southwest Ethiopia

Plants have been used throughout human history as a source of food, medicine and material culture. Several studies on plant material culture from Ethiopia, were limited to a certain geographical areas and ethnic groups. The purpose of this study was, therefore, to investigate the plants and associated indigenous knowledge of three ethnic groups (Shekacho, Sheko and Mejengir), residing in the Masha and Yeki Districts of...

Author(s): Seada Yassin, Balcha Abera and Ensermu Kelbessa

February 2015

Hairy roots production in Phyllanthus odontadenius Müll. Arg. by seedlings transformed with Agrobacterium rhizogenes A4RS/pHKN29

Phyllanthus odontadenius Müll. Arg is one of the most important medicinal plants in the genus Phyllanthus (Phyllanthaceae). It is used in different regions in the world for the treatment of various diseases for example malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum causing millions deaths in tropical and subtropical regions. In this work, we experimented P. odontadenius seeds germination and seedlings infected by...

Author(s): Kikakedimau Nakweti R., Virginie Vaissayre, Diamuini Ndofunsu A., Luyindula Ndiku S., Jocelyne Bonneau and Claudine Franche

February 2015

Morphometric study of accessions of Sesamum indicum L. collected from Nigeria

Sesamum (Sesamum indicum L.), is a very beneficial plant with manifold implementation in human life hence the identification of different species on the basis of morphological basis is indeed a need especially in less developed parts of the world. Morphometric studies of 12 accessions were carried out in order to find out characters which may be used for the delimitation of the accessions. Both quantitative and...

Author(s): Zhigila, Daniel Andrawus, Sawa, Fatsuma Binta Jafun and Abdul, Suleiman D.

February 2015

In-situ morphological characterization of coconut in the Coastal Lowlands of Kenya

Characterization of in situ coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) genotypes using morphological descriptors is of primary importance for genetic resources. Variations in five traits were recorded on 48 selected coconut palms located at 0 to 177 m above sea level in the Coastal Lowlands of Kenya. The objective of our study was to characterize coconut palms in the coastal Kenya using morphological markers. Data was recorded on...

Author(s): Maurice E. Oyoo, Muhammed Najya, Stephen M. Githiri, Pascal O. Ojwang, Francis K. Muniu, Emmanuel Masha and James O. Owuoche

February 2015

Coffee leaf damaging insects’ occurrence in the forest coffee ecosystem of southwestern Ethiopia

Insects are diverse and abundant in forest ecosystems, but poorly documented in afromontane rainforests in Southwestern Ethiopia where Coffea arabica L. originated and is distributed worldwide. Therefore, the present study was initiated to study the occurrence of coffee leaf damaging insect pests in the afromontane rainforest of southwestern Ethiopia. Accordingly, surveys on insect pest of coffee were conducted to...

Author(s): Chemeda Abedeta, Emana Getu, Emiru Seyoum, H. Hindorf and Techale Berhane

February 2015

Integrated management of Cercospora leaf spots of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) through host resistance and fungicides in Eastern Ethiopia

Cercospora leaf spots caused by Cercospora arachidicola and Cercosporidium personatum are the most widespread diseases of groundnut that result in severe yield losses in Ethiopia. Field trials were conducted at Babile and Dire Dawa to evaluate the effect of integrated use of host resistance and fungicides on the temporal epidemics of leaf spots and yield of groundnut. The experiments were conducted during the 2010 main...

Author(s): Solomon Debele and Amare Ayalew

February 2015

Efficacy of selected plant extracts against Tribolium castaneum Herbst in stored groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.)

The efficacy of powders of plant parts from Azadirachta indica, Lawsonia inermis, Annona senegalensis and Hyptis suaveolens at 10, 15 and 20 g/250 g seeds was tested using Complete Randomized Design (CRD) against the storage pest Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) in groundnut in the laboratory. At 28 days after application, mean number of seeds damaged was 0.33±0.33 for A. indica and 2.33±0.33 for L. inermis at...

Author(s): Onoja Ojogbane Joel

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