African Journal of
Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12267

Table of Content: 24 August, 2016; 15(34)

August 2016

Evaluation methods used for phosphate-solubilizing bacteria

Phosphorus solubilizers naturally acidify rhizospheric soil and increase phosphorus availability; therefore, their evaluation may help to reduce phosphorus fertilizer use. This work aimed to evaluate the different selection methods and select inorganic phosphorus-solubilizing bacteria as potential plant-growth promoters. Bacterial isolates obtained from sugarcane roots and soil were tested using solid growth media...

Author(s): Clayton Albuquerque Sousa, Mario de Andrade Lira Junior, Giselle Gomes Monteiro Fracetto, Fernando José Freire, and Júlia Kuklinsky Sobral

August 2016

Efficient micropropagation of Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck from cotyledonary explants suitable for the development of commercial variety

In vitro regeneration of sweet orange (Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck Family: Rutaceae) has been performed via direct and indirect organogenesis. For indirect organogenesis, callus was induced and proliferated from leaf explants derived from in vitro grown seedlings on Murashige and Skoog (MS) media containing 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) alone or in combination with benzyl adenine (BA) and α-naphthalene...

Author(s): Aseesh Pandey and Sushma Tamta

August 2016

Production of extracellular laccase from the newly isolated Bacillus sp. PK4

Laccase belongs to the family of multicopper oxidase and have wide range of biotechnological applications starting from the food industry to bioremediation. However, the use of laccase at commercial scale is hindered by factors like high enzyme cost, low activity and /or stability under given conditions. This study was carried out with aim of screening for extracellular thermostable laccase producing bacteria....

Author(s): Murugesan Rajeswari and Vembu Bhuvaneswari

August 2016

Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) production by Lynisibacillus sp. strain UEA-20.171

PHA is a biodegradable and biocompatible natural thermoplastic produced from renewable bioresources and is hence attracting attention as a plastic material for use in the environment and medical fields. In the present study, the Lynisibacillus sp. strain UEA-20.171 was selected for production of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) in bioreactor. The accumulation of polymer in the bacterium occurs when there is an imbalance in...

Author(s): Edilane Martins Ferreira Aldo Rodrigues de Lima Procópio Raimundo Carlos Pereira Junior Sandra Patricia Zanotto Rudi Emerson de Lima Procópio

August 2016

Assessment of biofuel potential of dead neem leaves (Azadirachta indica) biomass in Maroua town, Cameroon

Dead leaves of neem trees in the Sahelian urban zone are among the wastes that are underutilized, since it is either buried or burnt, and thus, contribute to increased environmental pollution. Unfortunately, the lack of information on the biomass and energy potentials of these wastes empedes any initiative for its industrial biomethanization. This study was investigated with the aim of evaluating the biofuel potentials...

Author(s): Tizé Koda Joël, Sinbai Marcel, Darman Roger Djouldé and Albert Ngakou

August 2016

Genetic determinism of oil acidity among some DELI oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) progenies

The oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) is cultivated mainly for crude palm oil (CPO) which is extracted from the mesocarp of fruits. The quality of CPO is generally impaired due to high acidity, as a result of the activity of a lipase present in the mesocarp of the fruits at maturity. The objective of this study was to establish the genetic determinism of “palm oil acidity” (POA) from E. guineensis. Acidity...

Author(s): Benoit Constant LIKENG-LI-NGUE, Joseph Martin BELL, Georges Franck NGANDO-EBONGUE, Godswill Ntsefong NTSOMBOH and Hermine Bille NGALLE

August 2016

Functional properties of milk drinks flavored with mangaba pulp and enriched with passion fruit bark flour

Dairy foods including dairy based drinks play an important role in human nutrition. The flour of the passion fruit peel has high potential for use in the enrichment dairy drinks improving the nutritional and technological qualities besides an alternative to reduce waste by-products in the food industry. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate the physical and chemical parameters, texture, color, chemical composition,...

Author(s): Lígia Campos de Moura, Marco Antônio Pereira da Silva, Geovana Rocha Plácido, Márcio Caliari, Diene Gonçalves Souza, Jéssica Leal Freitas e Souza, Juliana Aparecida Célia, Kênia Borges de Oliveira, Karen Martins Leão and Luiz Eduardo Costa do Nascimento