African Journal of
Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12484

Table of Content: 13 January, 2016; 15(2)

January 2016

Plants’ responses to drought and shade environments

Water and light are the most important environements for plants’ growth. These environemts are critical factors needed not only for the survival of plants but also their production. When plants are exposed to drought condition, they change in their anatomical, physiological and biochemical properties. Drought affects plants wildly from their cell structure to growth. It causes higher plastoglobuli, lower starch...

Author(s): Min Young Kwon and Su Young Woo

January 2016

Co-digestion of municipal organic wastes with night soil and cow dung for biogas production: A Review

Currently, biogas production is one of the most promising renewable energy sources and it represents a very promising way to overcome the problem of waste treatment. Biogas, which is principally composed of methane and carbon dioxide, can be obtained by anaerobic fermentation of biomass such as manure, night soil, sewage sludge and municipal solid wastes. Furthermore, the solid residuals of fermentation (the digested...

Author(s): Alemayehu Gashaw

January 2016

Chlorophyll meter reading and total nitrogen content applied as topdressing in parts of the crambe plant

The present study was aimed to assess the relationship between the reading of the chlorophyll meter and the total nitrogen (N) content in the leaf in different parts of the crambe plant, depending on the doses of nitrogen applied to the canopy. Randomized block design in a split-plot experimental design was used. The plots were composed by five levels of topdressing with nitrogen and the subplots composed of three parts...

Author(s): Ana Claudia Mascarello, Tiago Roque Benetoli da Silva, Beatriz Tomé Gouveia, Daiane Bernardi, Deonir Secco, Reginaldo Ferreira Santos and Charline Zaratin Alves