African Journal of

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12352

Full Length Research Paper

Extraction and characterization of Retama monosperma fibers

AIZI Djamel Eddine*
  • AIZI Djamel Eddine*
  • Laboratoire des productions valorisations vegetales et microbiennes(LP2VM), universite des sciences et de la technologie d’Oran Mohamed Boudiaf, B.P. 1505 El M’Naouar, Oran 31000, Algerie.
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  • KAID HARCHE Meriem
  • Laboratoire des productions valorisations vegetales et microbiennes(LP2VM), universite des sciences et de la technologie d’Oran Mohamed Boudiaf, B.P. 1505 El M’Naouar, Oran 31000, Algerie.
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  •  Received: 22 June 2015
  •  Accepted: 31 August 2015
  •  Published: 02 September 2015


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