African Journal of
Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12485

Table of Content: 15 February, 2017; 16(7)

February 2017

Algae for Africa: Microalgae as a source of food, feed and fuel in Kenya

Microalgae are unicellular photosynthetic organisms that inhabit diverse ecological habitats ranging from freshwater and brackish water to seawater and wastewater. They are also especially equipped to thrive in extreme temperatures and pH conditions. Decades of research have highlighted their potential as sources of biofuels, foods, feeds and high-value bio-actives. However, industrial-scale cultivation of microalgae is...

Author(s): Moejes, Fiona Wanjiku, and Moejes, Karin Brenda

February 2017

Qualitative detection of genetically modified material in crops and food products containing maize and soybean in Algeria

The present study was carried out to ascertain the genetic status of soybean and maize crops introduced in Algeria and to test local and imported products containing maize and soybean for the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMO into the food and feed chain). Samples from crops and processed food products were selected, randomly sampled and screened by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for the presence of the...

Author(s): Louanchi M , Belalia N, Lehad A, Laala S and Salhi L. N.

February 2017

Uses and technological prospects for the mangaba, a native fruit of Brazil

Mangaba (Hancornia speciosa Gomes - Apocynaceae) is a native fruit of Brazil which is of great importance in its areas of occurrence. This species has been subjected to habitat fragmentation that is mainly due to human activity, and requires conservation. The aim of the present review was to evaluate the biotechnological advances in the species. This paper deals with recent studies on the genetic diversity and bioactive...

Author(s): Ana Veruska Cruz da Silva, Adrielle Naiana Ribeiro Soares, Ana Silva Ledo, Tatiana Santos Costa, Camila Santos Almeida, Julie Anne Espíndola Amorim, PriscilLa Santana Santos and Marina Ferreira Vitória

February 2017

Assessment of genetic variations of Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) in the Volta Lake of Ghana using microsatellite markers

A study was conducted to investigate genetic diversity and population structure among populations of Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus (Cichlidae) in the Volta Lake of Ghana using microsatellite markers. Four hundred (400) fish specimens were obtained from nine naturally occurring subpopulations and one selectively bred strain, ‘Akosombo strain’. These were characterized using 15 microsatellite loci. Twelve...

Author(s): Mireku, K. K., Kassam, D., Changadeya, W., Attipoe, F. Y. K. and Adinortey, C. A.