African Journal of
Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12227

Table of Content: 12 January, 2018; 17(2)

January 2018

Influence of spacing and application of biofertilizer on growth and yield of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench)

The adequate spacing in okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) influences its growth and fruit production. The objective of this study was to evaluate the growth, the leaf composition and okra production in different spacing with and without biofertilizer. This research was carried out from October, 2012 to March, 2013, at the Federal University of Paraiba, Areia county, Paraiba State, Brazil. The experimental design was a...

Author(s): Juliete Araújo da Silva Nunes, Járisson Cavalcante Nunes, Jandiê Araújo da Silva, Ademar Pereira de Oliveira, Lourival Ferreira Cavalcante, Denizard Oresca and Ovídio Paulo Rodrigues da Silva

January 2018

Semen quality characteristics and testosterone levels of rabbit bucks fed Costus afer leaf

Previous studies have shown Costus afer to possess ethno-medical and ethno-veterinary properties, however, the link between C. afer and reproductive activities are not clear. The aim of this research was to assess the impact of C. afer leaf on semen quality characteristics and testosterone levels of adult buck rabbits. Eighteen adult crossbred New Zealand and Chinchilla breeds were divided into three treatments (A, B...

Author(s): P. K. Ajuogu, , U. Herbert, P. C. Ibeh, M. B. Nodu, U. H. Ukpabio, C. G. Onyegbule and A. O. Akintola

January 2018

Isolation, characterization and antibiotics susceptibility of β-glucuronidase producing Escherichia coli and other enteric bacteria from ground beef

The current work aimed to determine the prevalence of Escherichia coli in fresh ground beef purchased from butchers' shops in Suez Governorate, Egypt, and the antibiotics susceptibility pattern of the isolated bacteria. E. coli was isolated and detected on tryptone bile glucuronide agar (TBGA) plates as chromogenic selective medium for this species. The sensitivity and resistance of the isolated bacteria to...

Author(s): Abdel-Hamied M. Rasmey, Salha G. Desoki and Mohamed Deabes