African Journal of
Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12267

Table of Content: 10 August, 2016; 15(32)

August 2016

Propagation of Gladiolus corms and cormels: A review

Gladiolus is an important estimated 8th in the world cut flower trade’s cut flower grown throughout the world for its elegant attractive spikes of different hues and good keeping quality. The commercial cultivation of Gladiolus is based on natural multiplication of corms and cormels. However, multiplication rate of corms and cormels is slow and the conventional method of propagation is insufficient to meet the...

Author(s): Noor-Un-Nisa Memon, Niaz Ahmad Wahocho, Tanveer Fatima Miano and Mujahid Hussain Leghari

August 2016

Growth regulators, DNA content and anatomy in vitro-cultivated Curcuma longa seedlings

Curcuma longa L., from the Zingiberaceae family, generally reproduces through its rhizomes, which are also utilized for therapeutic purposes because they are rich in terpenoids. Its conventional propagation has low efficiency due to the small number of seedlings and their contamination by pathogens. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the influence of growth regulators on the development of in vitro-cultivated C....

Author(s): Dirlane Antoniazzi, Meire Pereira de Souza Ferrari, Andressa Bezerra Nascimento, Flávia Aparecida Silveira, Leila Aparecida Salles Pio, Moacir Pasqual and  Hélida Mara Magalhães

August 2016

Micropropagation of Launaea cornuta - an important indigenous vegetable and medicinal plant

An efficient micropropagation protocol was developed for the medicinal plant Launaea cornuta using green house axillary buds as explants. The best sterility was obtained at 30% (v/v) local bleach (JIK). Maximum shoot induction rate was achieved when axillary buds were cultured on Murashige and Skoog (MS) Media supplemented with 0.5 mg/L of 6-benzylaminopurine (BAP) for 3 weeks. The highest number of shoot multiplication...

Author(s): Faith Ambajo and Jonathan Mutie Matheka

August 2016

Seed origin, storage conditions, and gibberellic acid on in vitro germination of Campomanesia adamantium (Cambess.) O. Berg

Campomanesia adamantium (Cambess.) O. Berg seeds (guavira) are recalcitrant and rapidly lose viability upon removal from the fruit, making difficult the long-term storage. In vitro germination could be used as an important tool to overcome the issues related to this short viability. It might help seed conservation and species propagation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate in vitro germination of guavira seeds...

Author(s): Cláudia Roberta Damiani, Leandro Darc da Silva, Ademir Goelzer and Thamiris Gatti Déo

August 2016

Proteomic variation in Korean ginseng (Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer) isolates from different geographic regions

Korean ginseng is a traditional medicine that is widely used in Korea. In this study, a proteomic approach was used to investigate variations in Korean ginseng isolates that are associated with ecologic and geographic differences. Ginseng samples were collected from four geographically isolated locations in Korea: North gyeonggi, Gochang, Geumsan and Kanghwa. Two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE) and peptide...

Author(s): KiBeom Lee and KwanSoon Park