African Journal of
Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12213

Table of Content: 19 November 2014; 13(47)

November 2014

Seed salt-soluble protein expression as marker of local Medicago ciliaris populations adapted to highly salted region from Algeria (Oran Great Sebkha)

The present study estimated the diversity of seed storage salt-soluble proteins of Algerian populations of Medicago ciliaris species, for understanding biochemical and molecular features involved in response during plant stress adaptation. Eleven patterns of M. ciliaris populations with two moderate sensitive ecotypes to NaCl, two reference genotypes and seven prospecting populations near and far from a strongly salted...

Author(s): Moulaï Djilali, and Fyad-lamech Fatima Zohra

November 2014

Effects of calcium gluconate and ascorbic acid on controlling shoot necrosis during micropropagation of primocane-fruiting raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.) cultivars

In vitro shoot necrosis is a quite widespread disorder affecting raspberry micropropagation. This study was conducted to investigate effects of calcium gluconate and ascorbic acid on shoot necrosis and dieback of raspberry shoots during micropropagation. Nodal segments of primocane-fruiting raspberry cultivars ‘Allgold’, ‘Erika’, and ‘Polka’ when cultured on Murashige and Skoog (MS)...

Author(s): Fridia Amalia, Samir C. Debnath and Young Rog Yeoung

November 2014

The influence of soil properties on the development of Cephalcia tannourinensis Chevin (Hym. Pamphiliidae) infesting the cedar forests in Lebanon

The cedar web-spinning sawfly, Cephalcia tannourinensis (Hymenoptera: Pamphiliidae) is considered a major defoliator of the cedar forests in Lebanon. In the early 1990’s, a severe damage of the Tannourine Hadath El-Jebbeh cedar forest was caused by the sudden outbreak of this insect. The insect has a complex life cycle with two types of diapause: annual diapause and multiple years diapause. The present study aimed...

Author(s): Nabil NEMER, Marc EL BEYROUTHY, Charbel LAHOUD, Wissem MNIF, Issam BASHOUR and Nasri KAWAR

November 2014

Changes in growth and nutrient uptake in response to foliar application of sodium and calcium chloride in cowpea cultivars (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp)

In this study, the effects of NaCl and CaCl2 on growth and nutrients uptake of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp cvs. Mouola GG; Mouola PG, Garoua GG, Garoua PG and Tsacre) were investigated. Three treatments [0 (unsprayed), 50 mM NaCl or 50 mM CaCl2] were adopted, with five replications. NaCl and CaCl2 were applied as foliar spray twice a week during 30 days after sowing. Application of NaCl resulted in significant...

Author(s): Victor Desire Taffouo, Serge Ekwel Sondi, Liliane Tekam Meguekam, Alphonse Ervé Nouck, Oscar Fotsop Wamba and Emmanuel Youmbi

November 2014

Recycling of vinasse in ethanol fermentation and application in Egyptian distillery factories

Vinasse production is one of the most significant and challenging issues in the industrial production of ethanol due to pollution problems. In this study, vinasse obtained from ethanol by fermentation of sugarcane molasses was used instead of water to prepare the fermentation medium. Saccharomyces cerevisiae F-727 was selected from 10 tested yeast strains. Nutritional requirements of nitrogen, phosphorous and magnesium,...

Author(s): Fadel, M., Abdel-Naser A. Zohri, M. Makawy, M. S. Hsona and A. M. Abdel-Aziz

November 2014

The role of bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells in induced stroke

Stroke is the third most common cause of death, and a leading cause of physical disability in adults. Recovery after a major stroke is usually limited, but cell therapy, especially by application of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is emerging with fixed neurologic deficits. The aim of the current study was directed to isolation and cultivation of the bone marrow (BM) derived MSCs from young rats, as well as to study the...

Author(s): Intissar Numman Waheed, Anwar Abdul-Ameer Mohammed Karim and Mohammad Abdul-Hadi Gali