International Journal of
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Plant Physiol. Biochem.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2162
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPPB
  • Start Year: 2009

IJPPB Articles

January 2012

Comparative study of different protocols for isolation of RNA from polysaccharides and polyphenolics rich plant tissues

The isolation of high quality ribonucleic acid (RNA) from plant has been a difficult problem due to presence of high amount of polysaccharides, polyplenolics and nucleases that mediate RNA degradation. After comparative analysis of four popular protocols for RNA isolation, a modified method was developed which gave maximum yield with purity. Modified method is not only suitable for the isolation of intact RNA from...

Author(s): Subodh Gupta, A. K. Verma and Laxmi Chand

January 2012

Abundant CD4 Th-2 cytokine stimulation by medicinal plant Pongamia pinnata Linn. on human peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC)

Immune cells produce cytokines in response to various stimuli. The initial cytokine milieu at which immune cells interact have a positive impact on the outcome of the immune response generated. Modulations or polarizations of cytokines are known to affect the outcome of the disease. Immunotherapy is a novel approach to combat cytokine mediated diseases and several medicinal plants are shown to possess immune modulatory...

Author(s): M. Manikannan, P. Durgadevi, S. Subramaniyan and Elanchezhiyan Manickan

December 2011

Effects of organic and inorganic fertilizer on the productivity of Amaranthus cruentus in an ultisol environment

A field study was conducted at the Teaching and Research Farms of the University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria in 2007 and 2008 to evaluate the effect of palm oil mill effluent and NPK fertilizer on the performance of Amaranthus cruentus. The trial involved three levels of palm oil mill effluent (0. 5 and 10 t ha-1) and three levels of NPK (0, 150 and 300 kg ha-1) using a factorial arrangement fitted into...

Author(s): Law-Ogbomo, K. E., Remison, S. U. and Jombo, E. O.

December 2011

Evaluation of salicylic acid (SA) application on growth, osmotic solutes and antioxidant enzyme activities on broad bean seedlings grown under diluted seawater

Exogenously applied salicylic acid has been shown to be an essential signal molecule involved in both local defense reactions and induction of systemic resistance response of plants after salt stress. Our study was aimed at evaluating the foliar spray with different levels (0.0, 0.5 and 1.0 mM) of salicylic acid (SA) on broad bean (Vicia faba L) seedlings grown under diluted seawater on growth and some related...

Author(s): Mohamed Mahgoub Azooz, Ashraf Mohamed Youssef and Parvaiz Ahmad

November 2011

Biochemical changes in chickpea caused by Fusarium oxysporium f. sp ciceri

Study was conducted to see the changes in ascorbic acid, free amino acids, proline and totalphenol content at different stages of infection of wilt disease in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L) roots tissues. The results indicated that total phenol content was significantly higher in root of all the cultivars...

Author(s): RATHOD P. J. and Vakharia D. N.

  • Article Number: FEAAB6A10540

November 2011

Growth, photosynthetic efficiency, yield and swelling factor in Plantago indica under semi-arid condition of Gujarat, India

An experiment was carried out with Black Isabgol (Plantago indica L) an annual herb cultivated recently as a medicinal plant at Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research (DMAPR) in India, aiming on the effect at different stages of growth under the influence of different sowing dates and spacings on growth, seed yield and seed swelling factor as a part of good agricultural practices (GAP). No detail...

Author(s): Manish Das

  • Article Number: FDE6C0B10549

November 2011

Mineral nitrogen affects nodulation and amino acid xylem transport in the Amazonian legume Inga edulis Mart

The characteristics of symbiotic nitrogen fixation in tropical forest tree species have received little attention but it is well established that mineral N negatively affects symbioses in crop legumes such as soybean and common bean. Nevertheless, ecophysiological mineral nitrogen dynamics in terms of nitrogen xylem transport of native Amazonian legume has been not documented so far.The objective of this study was to...

Author(s): Rebeca Patricia Omena-Garcia, Gilberto Costa Justino, Ladaslav Sodek and José Francisco de Carvalho Gonçalves

  • Article Number: CDC402C10568

November 2011

Physiological responses of Chenopodium quinoa to salt stress

Physiological responses to salt stress were measured in Chenopodium quinoa, a regionally important halophytic staple crop of Andean South America.  In a greenhouse experiment, salt (NaCl) was applied to quinoa varieties, Chipaya and KU-2, and to the model halophyte Thellungiella halophila to assess their relative responses to salt stress. Height and weight data from a seven-week time course demonstrated...

Author(s): A. Jason Morales, , Prabin Bajgain, Zackary Garver, Peter J. Maughan, Joshua A. Udall

  • Article Number: C4B92DA10581

November 2011

Impact of diatomite nutrition on two Trifolium alexandrinum cultivars differing in salinity tolerance

Salt toxicity is one of the major problems in modern agriculture. Plants can employ silicon as a protective agent against stresses and the mechanisms of this process remain unknown. Two Egyptian clover (Trifolium alexandrinum) cultivars differing in salinity tolerance were used (Helaly, salt sensitive and Sarw1, salt tolerant). They were grown in pots filled with normal and saline soil (2000 and 3000 ppm) in the absence...

Author(s): Mona M. Abdalla

  • Article Number: B77546B10589

October 2011

Effects of NaCl on Na+, Cl- and K+ ions accumulation in two sugarcane (Saccharum sp.) cultivars differing in their salt tolerance

The effects of salt on growth and ions accumulation were investigated in two sugarcane (Saccharum sp.) cultivars, CP66-346 (salt-tolerant) and CP65-357 (salt-sensitive). Young plants of these cultivars were exposed to four NaCl concentrations (0, 17, 34 and 68 mM). Na+, Cl- and K+ions concentrations were quantified after 2 weeks of stress. NaCl effect resulted in plant growth reduction in both cultivars but cv....

Author(s): Christophe Bernard Gandonou,, Fidèle Bada, Simplice Léopold Gnancadja, Jamal Abrini and Nadia Skali-Senhaji

  • Article Number: 543840D10468

October 2011

Biochemical response of two Atriplex species (Atriplex halimus L. and Atriplex canescens (Pursh) Nutt.) under salt stress conditions

Soil salinization is an environmental problem that many world regions must fight; it is one of the major plants abiotic stress factors. In fact, in addition to mineral imbalance and toxicity of certain ions, salinity causes, in consequence of osmotic pressure increase, water absorption decrease which leads to stress. In the current study, the behavior and response of two Atriplex species, A....

Author(s): Ouiza DJERROUDI, Samia BISSATI and Moulay BELKHODJA

  • Article Number: 9146D2A10475

October 2011

Effects of aqueous root extract of Treculia africana on blood glucose, lipid profile and body weight changes of streptozotocin-induced diabetic and normal rats

In this study, the effects of aqueous root extract of Treculia africana on blood glucose, triglycerides, total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol and body weights of both STZ-induced diabetic and normal rats were investigated. Oral administration of aqueous root extract of Treculia africanaat a dose of 200 mg/kg body weight per day, for a period of 14 days, caused a significant (p < 0.05)...

Author(s): Omage Kingsley, Onoagbe, O. Iyere, Erifeta O. Georgina, Uhunmwangho S. Esosa, Ajeigbe O. Kazeem and Amegor O. Frank

  • Article Number: 9AA984C10488

October 2011

Fatty acids and phytochemical contents of different coconut seed flesh in Nigeria

Some positive health benefits have currently been attributed to coconut intake. An attempt has been made to determine the fatty acids and phytochemical contents of coconut seed flesh collected from the different parts of Nigeria. The fatty acid composition was determined by gas chromatography while phytochemical content was detected using the polar and non polar solvents. The findings revealed that...

Author(s): Odenigbo, U. M. and Otisi, C. A. O.

  • Article Number: 5290C5A10507

October 2011

The effect of 28-Homobrassinolid in reducing the effects of drought in savory herbs

Drought stress is the most significant factor that reduces crop yield and is used as a drug. Using materials such as a plant growth regulator (Brassinosteroids) is a practical solution to reduce losses. Brassinosteroids steroidal plant compounds are broad biological activities that are able to increase plant performance through changes in plant metabolism and in protecting them against environmental stress. In a...

Author(s): Mahdi Eskandari

  • Article Number: 81E120210514

October 2011

Expression of novel ascorbate peroxidase isoenzymes of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) in response to heat stress

Active oxygen species are produced by some of the important organelles like chloroplast and mitochondria through their electron transport chain even under normal environmental condition but the rate of active oxygen species (AOS) production increases many times in response to different abiotic stresses. Plants has antioxidant enzymes system like ascorbate peroxidase (APX), catalase, SOD, GR etc. which helps in...

Author(s): Kumar, R. R., Goswami, S., Kumar, N., Pandey, S. K., Pandey, V. C., Sharma, S. K., Pathak, H. and Rai, R. D.

  • Article Number: C3846E810523

September 2011

Response of green alga Ulothrix zonata to nitrogen and humic substances

Nitrogen and phosphorous are essential elements to aquatic biota. Different types of humic substances (HS), such as humic acid (HA) and fulvic acid (FA) have impact on the freshwater nutrients. The aim of the study was to examine how the presence of humic substances may affect nutrient availability to the growth of Ulothrix zonata (Weber and Mohr) Kutz. Samples were incubated on different nutrient treatments:...

Author(s): Asha Udayamali Meegolle Lokuhewage

  • Article Number: AAA0B0310448

September 2011

Response of pearl millet (Pennistetum glaucum) cultivars to post-flowering drought stress

Two pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.) cultivars (Dadda and Shella) were evaluated at post-flowering stage for drought tolerance based on morpho-physiological criteria. The experiment was laid down in a randomized complete block design which comprised of a combination of two factors (cultivars and three water stress regimes; (well watered (36%), moderately stressed (21%) and severely stressed (9%)). Data...

Author(s): Yalew Addisie and Gebre-Egziabher Yemane

  • Article Number: DA304DB10456

August 2011

Palm oil and rice bran oil: Current status and future prospects

The continued demand for edible oils by the ever increasing population makes it pertinent to explore new sources. In this direction, two new edible oils namely palm oil and rice bran oil have been subjected to nutritional and toxicological evaluations of their chemicals constituents. An attempt has been made in this article to assess the acceptability of the two oils based on the various investigations that have been...

Author(s): Kusum R., Bommayya H., Fayaz Pasha P. and Ramachandran H. D.

  • Article Number: 0CE205410401

August 2011

Heavy metal phytoremediation by Commelina benghalensis (L) and Cynodon dactylon (L) growing in Urban stream sediments

Urbanisation and industrialization lead to heavy metal pollution in the Nakivubo drainage ecosystem. The objectives of this study were to determine heavy metal concentrations and distribution in Commelina benghalensis (L.) and Cynodon dactylon (L.) that grows in different polluted sites along the urban stream sediments of the Nakivubo drainage ecosystem in Kampala, Uganda. To investigate the...

Author(s): K. Sekabira, H. Oryem–Origa, G. Mutumba, E. Kakudidi and T. A. Basamba

  • Article Number: 0133FB210416

July 2011

Comparative study of the major components of the indigo dye obtained from Strobilanthes flaccidifolius Nees. and Indigofera tinctoria Linn.

Investigation on the chemical constituents including the chemical structure of major components in the water extracts from Strobilanthes flaccidifolius Nees. and Indigofera tinctoria Linn. was done. It was found that the indigo from fresh leaves of S. flaccidifolius Nees.fermented for three days gave the highest amount of indigo. The thin layer chromatography of the crude extract revealed...

Author(s): Warjeet S. Laitonjam and Sujata D. Wangkheirakpam

  • Article Number: 6B4C41810366

July 2011

Purification and some properties of b-amylase from the nodes of sugar cane, Saccharium offinacium

b-amylase (EC 3.2.1.2, a-1,4–D-glucan maltohydrolase) was isolated and purified from the nodes of sugar cane by using ammonium sulphate precipitation, acid-treatment, gel filtration on Sephadex G-75 and ion exchange chromatography on DEAE-Cellulose.  Purity was ascertained by the presence of a single band of protein on polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis under non-denaturing conditions. The specific...

Author(s): Oyefuga O. H., Adeyanju M. M., Adebawo. O. O. and Agboola F. K.

  • Article Number: 27444BF10388

June 2011

Investigations on the nutritional and medicinal potentials of Ceiba pentandra leaf: A common vegetable in Nigeria

Ceiba pentandra is huge, wide, normally found in wild forest of West Africa. The present study investigated the nutritional and bioactive components of the leaf of the popularly consumed vegetable in some part of Nigeria and other West Africa countries. The proximate analysis and bioactive constituents were determined by standard methods of AOAC, while vitamins A, E, micro/macro elements and fatty acids were...

Author(s): Emmanuel Titus Friday, Omale James, Olupinyo Olusegun and Adah Gabriel

  • Article Number: A8184AA10330

June 2011

Effect of moisture content and maturity on hardseededness and germination in okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moench)

Hardheadedness is induced in the wild and the majority of seeds of the cultivated okra. Seed moisture content was highly significantly affected by cultivar and seed maturity. Seed moisture content within each cultivar significantly decreased with the increase in seed maturity. Averaged over seed maturity, Higairat had the highest moisture content percentage. On the other hand, Afreeta had the lowest moisture content...

Author(s): El Balla M. M. A., Saidahmed A. I. and Makkawi M.

  • Article Number: 18ACE2A10338

May 2011

Identification of genes involved in rice seed germination at low temperatures

Rice is a model for many genomic studies among crop species. The adaptation to different crop environments is partly the result of traditional breeding combined with molecular assisted selection. Comparative studies between contrasting genotypes can be performed efficiently by the cDNA-AFLP technique, allowing the identification of genes involved in the expression of the target trait. The objective of this study was to...

Author(s): Demócrito Amorim Chiesa Freitas, SilmarTeichert Peske, Francisco Amaral Villela, Paulo Dejalma Zimmer, Paulo Ricardo Reis Fagundes, Fernanda Plucani do Amaral, Elaine Gonçalves Rech and Geri Eduardo Meneghello

  • Article Number: 0832E6710302

May 2011

Analysis of viscosity of jamun fruit juice, squash and jam at different compositions to ensure the suitability of processing applications

Rheological behavior of jamun fruit (Eugenia jambolana) juice, squash and jam at different compositions was studied at the Institute of Food Sciences and Technology, Singh Agriculture University, Tandojam in 2007. LFRA Texture Analyzer of Brookfield Engineering was used to determine the flow properties and consistency of the products. Two indigenous cultivars of jamun (indigenous-V1 and Improved-V2) were exploited for...

Author(s): Muhammad Shahnawaz and Saghir Ahmed Shiekh

  • Article Number: B31A33010313

April 2011

Comparative lipid peroxidation, leaf membrane thermostability, and antioxidant system in four sugarcane genotypes differing in salt tolerance

Role of plant antioxidant systems in salt stress tolerance was studied in four contrasting sugarcane genotypes. Salt stress imposed at various stages of crop growth resulted in an increase in lipid peroxidation and decrease in membrane stability, chlorophyll fluorescence ratio (fv/fm) and chlorophyll and carotenoid contents. The activity of antioxidant enzymes (ascorbate peroixdase, glutathione reductase, and...

Author(s): R. Gomathi and P. Rakkiyapan

  • Article Number: BF9CCD910257

April 2011

Paraquat toxicity and its mode of action in some commonly consumed vegetables in Abeokuta, Nigeria

Paraquat (PQ) is a toxic chemical that is widely used as herbicide in developing countries. This has led to extensive contamination of the environment, foods and food products. Therefore, this study investigated possible occurrence of PQ residues in some commonly consumed vegetables and the mode by which some of them were able to withstand oxidative stress condition associated with PQ toxicity. Levels of PQ residues and...

Author(s): Akinloye O. A., Adamson I., Ademuyiwa O. and Arowolo T. A.

  • Article Number: B403B1110272

March 2011

Analysis of brain cell activation by nanosized particles of Ginkgo biloba extract

It is quite difficult to treat Alzheimer's dementia, where one of the problems is inadequate absorption of drugs. Revolution in manufacturing drugs is expected by the development of nanotechnology. Animal test was conducted to see whether the Ginkgo biloba extract processed with nanotechnology changed the function of cerebral cortical synapses and hippocampal nerve action. Rats underwent euthanasia 1 month...

Author(s): Shimada Shinji, Tanaka Yasukazu, Waki Hatsue, Kon Kazuo, Iwamoto Machikoand Maruyama Naoki

  • Article Number: 04BF06E10153

March 2011

Effect of irrigation with wastewater and foliar fertilizer application on some forage characteristics of foxtail millet (Setaria italica)

In order to study effects of treated wastewater, with complete fertilizer sprayed on some forage quantitative and qualitative characteristics of foxtail millet (Setaria italica), A split plot experiment based on randomized complete block design (R.C.B design) with three replicates was carried out at the Agriculture Institute of Zabol University in south east Iran during 2009 growing...

Author(s): Amir Ahmadi Aghtape, Ahmad Ghanbari, Alireza Sirousmehr, Baratali Siahsar, Mohamadreza Asgharipour and Abolfazl Tavssoli

  • Article Number: 79F59E910186

March 2011

The effects of spermidine and putrescine polyamines on growth of pomegranate (Punica granatum L. cv ‘Rabbab’) in salinity circumstance

Different foliar treatments of spermidine and putrescine polyamines were applied to investigate the responses of the commercial genotype of pomegranate, P. Rabbab, to salinity. Pomegranate cuttings were rooted and planted in the plastic bag that contained sand and perlite medium in a ratio of 1:1 and irrigated with complete Hoagland’s solution immediately. Four salinity levels of irrigation water...

Author(s): Elias Amri, Mohammad Mirzaei, Majid Moradi and Kavoos Zare

  • Article Number: 1ACB2D610196

March 2011

Effect of nickel toxicity on the alteration of phosphate pool and the suppressing activity of phosphorolytic enzymes in germinating seeds and growing seedlings of rice

To determine the effects of nickel on the phosphate pool and the activity of phosphorolytic enzymes in rice germinating seeds and growing seedlings, rice cvs. Malviya-36 and Pant-12 were germinated for 120 h, submitted to 200 and 400 μM NiSO4 and the level of phosphate pool and the activities of key phosphorolytic enzymes acid phosphatase, alkaline phosphatase and inorganic pyrophosphatase were...

Author(s): R. Maheshwari and R. S. Dubey

  • Article Number: CC50BA810221

March 2011

The contribution of remobilization of storage materials in wheat yield as affected by potassium iodide (KI)

This investigation was conducted to study the accumulation and remobilization of storage materials (carbohydrate) and their contribution to wheat yield by using a split plot design in agricultural and natural resources research station of Torogh, Mashhad in the 2006 to 2007 growing season. The experiment included two levels of water status: 1-normal conditions (full irrigation) and 2- terminal water stress as main plot,...

Author(s): Saeed Farhangi and Masoud Ghodsi

  • Article Number: 87710E110229

March 2011

Production of ethanol from cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta)

Cocoyam is an edible root crop belonging to the family Araceae. It makes significant contribution both as root crop and vegetable in the diet of mainly Africans people and Nigerians inparticularly. The high percentage of starch was exploited in the production of ethanol. Two hundred grams (200 g) of mashed Colocasia esculenta, gelatinized in a pressure cooker was allowed to undergo two stage enzyme hydrolysis using...

Author(s): W. Braide and R. N. Nwaoguikpe

  • Article Number: 55A6C7C10237

February 2011

Effect of drought at the post-anthesis stage on remobilization of carbon reserves in two wheat cultivars differing in senescence properties

This study examined the relationship between the senescence induced by water deficits and carbon remobilization during grain filling. Two wheat cultivars (Triticum aestivum L.), Marvdasht and Zagros (sensitive and tolerant to terminal season drought, respectively) grown at a day: night temperature of 22:15°C from anthesis were held as well watered controls (Field capacity), or subject to water deficit (50% FC)...

Author(s): Saeed Saeedipour

  • Article Number: 383EDBE10013

February 2011

The proximate and mineral compositions of five major rice varieties in Abakaliki, South-Eastern Nigeria

The proximate compositions were estimated using compositional analysis of Association of Official Analytical Chemists, while the mineral element contents were determined using atomic absorption spectrophotometer. Analysis of variance shows that there is significant difference (p<0.05) in the proximate compositions of the rice varieties studied (Sipi>Faro14>Awilo>Faro15>Canada). No significant difference...

Author(s): Oko A. O. and Ugwu S. I.

  • Article Number: 174DF8A10025

January 2011

Interaction of lycorine with UV-B and kinetin in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) Cotyledons

Interaction of lycorine, a strong inhibitor of ascorbic acid biosynthesis with kinetin and UV-B radiation has been studied in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) cotyledons. Lycorine inhibited hypocotyl growth of seedlings as well as kinetin induced expansion growth of cotyledons in darkness. Exposure to UV-B radiation has similar inhibitory effect on growth. Inhibition of growth by lycorine was accompanied by inhibition...

Author(s): Karishma Jain, Sunita Kataria and K. N. Guruprasad

  • Article Number: 98490B79928

January 2011

Adathoda vasica leaf extract induces resistance in rice against bacterial leaf blight disease (Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae)

Three plants extracts were used for the management of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae in vitro. The efficacy of the plant extracts was tested by antibacterial activity and was used as seed treatment to know the enhancement of seed germination and seedling vigour. Beside promising results given, plant extracts were tried under greenhouse studies to test the efficacy in controlling bacterial blight disease...

Author(s): Govindappa M., Umesha S and S. Lokesh

  • Article Number: 218B96B9946

October 2010

Red blood cell membrane stabilizing potentials of extracts of Lantana camara and its fractions

Anti-inflammatory activity of extract of Lantana camara, Linn and its fractions was investigated using stabilization of red blood cell membrane lysing technique. Phytochemically, whole plant extract (WPE) and ethanol fraction (EF) gave positive reactions for the presence of saponins, tannins, flavonoids and cardiac glycosides. The ethyl acetate fraction (EAF) gave reactions for the presence of flavonoids while...

Author(s): O. O. Oyedapo, B. A. Akinpelu, K. F. Akinwunmi, M. O. Adeyinka and F. O. Sipeolu

  • Article Number: 3018C979858

October 2010

Effect of leaf area on dry matter production in aerated mung bean seed

An area of plant science that is still unexplored is how leaf area affects crop dry matter production due to aeration of seed in osmoticum. In view of this, an experiment was conducted at Agricultural Research Farm of NWFP Agricultural University, Peshawar, Pakistan in the summer of 2003 and repeated in 2004. The seeds of two mung bean cultivars (NM-92 and NM-98) were primed, some for 6 h and others for 12 h in using...

Author(s): Ahmad Khan and Shad Khan Khalil

  • Article Number: E69C8049865

July 2010

Molecular phylogeny of Prorocentrum (Dinoflagellata) from the Pacific Coast of Mexico based on the parsimony analysis of fragments of LSUrDNA and SSUrDNA

A phylogenetic analysis of the Prorocentrum species is presented, that includes the sequences of the large and small ribosomal RNA subunits from 19 cultures from 13 of the 20 species reported in the Pacific coast of Mexico; the results showed that P. micans,P. gracile and P. mexicanum were the closest of species, that planktonic may be more recent than epibenthonic species and it is...

Author(s): Eréndira J. Cohen-Fernández, Francisco F. Pedroche, Mónica Rodríguez Palacios,Sergio Álvarez Hernández and Esther Meave del Castillo

  • Article Number: 84F343E323

July 2010

Protein and polyphenol profile changes in soybean roots under aluminum stress

  It is well documented that aluminum (Al) toxicity is the most important constraint of crop production on acid soils. Chelation of Al in the rhizosphere with root secreted organic acid anions is a common mechanism of Al tolerance in most plants including soybean. Phenolic substances are recently implicated as additional physiological mechanism of plant Al tolerance. This study was undertaken to investigate the...

Author(s): Dechassa Duressa, Khairy Soliman and Ernst Cebert

  • Article Number: FE8D3EE325

May 2010

Study of inter-specific relationship in six species of Sesbania Scop. (Leguminosae) through RAPD and ISSR markers

  Six species of Sesbania were fingerprinted using RAPD and ISSR markers. Both the markers yielded a total of 249 bands out of which 243 were polymorphic in nature indicating high degrees of genetic diversity in the genus. Cluster analysis using the combined data revealed segregation of the lone species Sesbania grandiflora from the rest of the species. High boot strap values in the...

Author(s): Manoj Kumar Bisoyi, Laxmikanta Acharya, Arup Kumar Mukherjee, and Chandra Panda Pratap

  • Article Number: 3F6AE37314

May 2010

Validation of generic status of different taxa in the sub-tribe Cassiinae (Leguminosae: Caesalpinoidae) using RAPD, ISSR and AFLP markers

  Random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD), Inter simple sequence repeat (ISSR) and Amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) markers were used to verify the segregation of the genus Cassia L. (sens. lat.) into three distinct genera namely, Chamaecrista Moench.,Senna P. Mill. and Cassia L. (sens.str.).  Eighteen representatives of the three taxa were characterized...

Author(s): Acharya Laxmikanta, and Chandra Panda Pratap

  • Article Number: AB1283A319

April 2010

Allelopathy as expressed by Mucuna pruriens and the possibility for weed management

  A twelve-week study was undergone to identify selective effects of Mucuna on companion crop plant and to screen Mucuna for capacity to suppress weeds. A 10% (v/w) contamination with Nigerian Bonny light crude oil was simulated for stress tolerance assessment. Mucuna pruriens supported revegetation, soil and water conservation and also contains potentially toxic BTEX and PAHs that...

Author(s): O. Nwaichi Eucharia and O. Edward Ayalogu 

  • Article Number: FEE69FD306

April 2010

Changes of some phenolic compounds and enzyme activities on infected pearl millet caused by Sclerospora graminicola

  Purification of low abundance enzymes for biochemical characterization is frequently labor and cost-intensive. The existence of co-expressing multigene families increases the complexity of the procedure even further as it occurs with plant peroxidases where only the most abundant species have been studied. In this paper we present an optimized purification method for Zo peroxidase, a low abundance isoenzyme...

Author(s): Kumar Arun, P. C. Mali and V. K. Manga

  • Article Number: 72774CB309

November 2009

An optimized procedure for the purification of Zo peroxidase (ZoPrx), a low abundance peroxidase from Japanese radish roots

Purification of low abundance enzymes for biochemical characterization is frequently labor and cost-intensive. The existence of co-expressing multigene families increases the complexity of the procedure even further as it occurs with plant peroxidases where only the most abundant species have been studied. In this paper we present an optimized purification method for Zo peroxidase, a low abundance isoenzyme with unusual...

Author(s): Paloma Gil-Rodríguez and Brenda Valderrama

  • Article Number: B13D42F40386

November 2009

Food analytical evaluation of fruits and vegetables-based diets in relation to human carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are the major nutrients of fruits and vegetables in human nutrition. Sucrose is one of the important parameters for the assessment of the commercial quality of the fruit, since consumers prefer the sweetest fruits. Results showed that fructose, glucose, sucrose contents were high in Cordia myxa (9.38, 12.75 and 29.09%) respectively and the starch content was high in Alocacia...

Author(s): Ali Aberoumand and S. S. Deokule

  • Article Number: 5B98C7940389

October 2009

Fertility enhancing effects of aqueous stem bark extract of Lophira lanceolata in male Spargue dawley rats

Lophira lanceolata stem bark extract is commonly used by herbalists in Sokoto state for the treatment of fertility related problems in males. Recently the sexual stimulatory effect of the plant in male rats has been reported. The present study examined the effect of 7 days oral administration of 100, 200 and 300 mg/kg body weight of the plant stem bark extract on fertility indices (Sperm motility, Sperm number and...

Author(s): E. U. Etuk and A. A. Muhammad

  • Article Number: C62A29240384

October 2009

Effect of aqueous root extract of Treculia africana on haemoglobin glycosylation and plasma lipid per oxidation in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rabbits

Measurement of glycosylated hemoglobin has been proposed to be a very sensitive index for glycemic control as various proteins, including hemoglobin, albumin, collagen, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL), or crystalline proteins has been reported to undergo non-enzymatic glycation in diabetes. In the present study an attempt was made to elucidate the effect of aqueous root extract ofTreculia africana on...

Author(s): G. C. Ojieh, O. M. Oluba, G. O. Erifeta and G. O. Eidangbe

  • Article Number: 469EC8340387

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