African Journal of
Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12300

Table of Content: 11 May, 2016; 15(19)

May 2016

An efficient protocol for in vitro organogenesis and antioxidant studies in Melia dubia Cav.

Melia dubia Cav. (Meliaceae) is a multipurpose tree of tropical and subtropical regions mainly cultivated for its medicinal and industrial importance. Due to its versatile properties, it has been depleted in its natural environment. Moreover due to sluggish and poor seed germination, there is a threat of its gene pool exclusion from the natural habitat. The alternative method for conservation and efficient mass...

Author(s): Syed Naseer Shah, Tareq Ahmad Wani , Bhimi Ram, Monika Koul, Praveen Awasthi, Deependra Singh Rajput and Gillela Ravi Shanker Reddy

May 2016

A novel pig feed formulation containing Aspergillus niger CSA35 pretreated-cassava peels and its effect on growth and selected biochemical parameters of pigs

This study investigated the effects of Aspergillus niger CSA35 pretreated-cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) peel feed (CPFG) on the body weight gain and some selected biochemical parameters of pigs. Cassava peels treated with biomass of A. niger CSA35 for a period of three weeks to initiate enzymatic digestion of peels were dried, ground and used in varying proportions to formulate pig rations in combination with other...

Author(s): Nyerhovwo J. Tonukari, Egbune E. Oliseneku, Oghenetega J. Avwioroko, Eferhire Aganbi, Osuvwe C. Orororo and Akpovwehwee A. Anigboro

May 2016

Inhibition of cell death as an approach for development of transgenic resistance against Fusarium wilt disease

Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (Foc) is one of the major threats to dessert banana (Musa spp.) production. In Uganda, ‘Sukali Ndiizi’ is one of the most popular dessert banana cultivars and it is highly susceptible to Fusarium wilt. Development of resistant cultivars through transgenic approaches has shown to offer one of the most effective control options for most diseases. The transgenic approaches for...

Author(s): Betty Magambo, Khanna Harjeet, Geofrey Arinaitwe, Sali Tendo Ivan Kabiita Arinaitwe, Jerome Kubiriba, Wilberforce Tushemereirwe and James Dale

May 2016

Evaluation of potential bio-control agents on root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita and wilt causing fungus Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. conglutinans in vitro

Indigenous strains of Trichoderma viride (ITCC No. 6889), Pseudomonas fluorescens (ITCC No. B0034) and Purpureocillium lilacinum (ITCC No.6887) were isolated from undisturbed forest eco-system of Southern India. These three bio-mediators were evaluated for their antagonism towards root knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita and Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. conglutinans in vitro. Cell free culture filtrate of these strains...

Author(s): Rajinikanth Rompalli, Sreenivasa Rao Mehendrakar and Pavani Kantabathini Venkata