African Journal of
Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12405

Table of Content: 26 July, 2017; 16(30)

July 2017

Evaluation of plant-growth promoting properties of Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus and Gluconacetobacter sacchari isolated from sugarcane and tomato in West Central region of Colombia

The genus Gluconacetobacter comprises different species with agricultural and industrial importance. This study aims at determining the presence of Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus and Gluconacetobacter sacchari in sugarcane and tomato crops considering their potential biotechnological applications. Bacteria were isolated from roots, stems and leaf tissues and identified using phenotypic and biochemical evaluations, and...

Author(s): Gloria M. Restrepo, Óscar J. Sánchez, Sandra M. Marulanda, Narmer F. Galeano and Gonzalo Taborda

July 2017

Development of a sweet whey-based medium for culture of Lactobacillus

In this study, the potential use of sweet whey as a base medium for lactic acid bacteria culture and its effect on the technological characteristics of lactobacilli was evaluated. Bacteria were grown on raw or deproteinized whey supplemented with different amounts of yeast extract and/or tomato juice. Results obtained showed that biomass production on whey supplemented with yeast extract was higher than those observed...

Author(s): Miloud BENAISSA, Halima ZADI-KARAM and Nour-Eddine KARAM

July 2017

Application of in-vitro micropropagation technique for sustainable production of four local taro cultivars [Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott] in Cameroon

Taro leaf blight disease has recently been reported in Cameroon to cause between 50 and 100% yields loss of taro in most of the agro-ecological crop growing regions. This has led to a significant reduction in disease-free planting materials, edible crop and increased. The Meristem culture technique has been used to produce crop plants free of viruses and fungi especially in vegetative propagated colocassia plants. This...

Author(s): Manju B. Evelyn, Mbong A. Grace, Fokunang N. Charles, Tembe-Fokunang A. Estella and Rachid Hanna