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: 19 July, 2017; 16(29)

July 2017

Significance of fluorescent inter simple sequence repeat technique for distinguishing domestic animal breeds

Conservation of farm animal genetic resources is of fundamental importance for the study of the relationships among breeds. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of the nuclear fluorescence inter simple sequence repeat (FISSR) markers in order to shed light on the genetic biodiversity of domestic animals. Two modifications of the original technique were made so as to make it more suitable for routine...

Author(s): Gian Luca Dedola, Vittorio Farina, Casmir Igbokwe, Renato Robledo, Marco Casu, Daria Sanna, Marcella Carcupino, Michele Pazzola, Emanuela Pira, Giovanni Paolo Biggio, Raffaele Cherchi and Marco Zedda

July 2017

Tommy Atkins mango (Mangifera indica L.) postharvest quality with cassava starch, chitosan and pectin based coatings

Bearing in mind the use of natural and biodegradable products, this study aimed to evaluate physicochemical quality of ‘Tommy Atkins’ mangoes coated with a cassava starch, chitosan and pectin based edible coatings. The experiment was conducted using simplex-centroid mixture design. Compounds concentration corresponded to the independent variables studied, encoded as factors x1, x2 and x3: 1– cassava...

Author(s): Thiago Azevedo DE OLIVEIRA, Cristiane Alves de PAIVA, Ana Cláudia da SILVA, Tamara Lorena Eufrásio da COSTA, Luan Vitor NASCIMENTO, Ricardo Henrique de Lima LEITE and Edna Maria Mendes AROUCHA

July 2017

Influence of seasonality on the yield and composition of the essential oil of Siparuna guianensis Aublet

The plant Siparuna guianensis is used in traditional medicine and has been the target of studies on the development of new drugs for the control of pests and vector insects. The present study was aimed to evaluate the seasonal influence on the content and composition of the essential oil of S. guianensis. The experiment was conducted for 12 months evaluating the yield of the essential oil of leaves throughout the...

Author(s): Taciano Peres Ferreira, Iohanna Gabrielle Ponki Kuckelhaus, Paulo Henrique Tschoeke, Alex Sander Cangussu, Jaqueline Cibene Moreira Borges, Wellington de Souza Moura and Raimundo Wagner de Souza Aguiar