African Journal of

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12448

Table of Content: 2 December, 2015; 14(48)

December 2015

Surveys of virus diseases on pepper (Capsicum spp.) in South-west Nigeria

Surveys to determine the incidence, diversity and distribution of viruses infecting pepper (Capsicum spp.) were conducted in six states (Oyo, Ondo, Osun, Ogun, Ekiti and Lagos) of South-west Nigeria in 2010 and 2011. Leaf samples from symptomatic and asymptomatic plants were collected at random from farmers’ fields and were analyzed for viruses using antigen coated plate enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...

Author(s): Arogundade Olawale, Balogun Olusegun Samuel, Akinyemi Sunday O. Solomon and P. Lava Kumar

December 2015

Detection of beet necrotic yellow vein virus in Pakistan using bait-plant bioassay, ELISA and RT-PCR

The Northwestern plains of Pakistan are the major sugar beet producing region in the country, providing an important alternative to sugar cane for sugar production when sugar cane is absent in the fields. We surveyed this region for four consecutive years and found that Beet necrotic yellow vein virus (BNYVV) is prevalent in at least five of these districts (Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Mardan and Swabi). An increase...

Author(s): Muhammad Arif, Waseemullah Khan, Amna Shafi and Kamranullah

December 2015

Minerals and trace elements in domesticated Namibian Ganoderma species

Edible and medicinal mushrooms are regarded as the ideal health foods. They are well appreciated for their exquisite taste and flavor and are consumed both fresh and in processed forms. Nutritive value of mushrooms is attributed to their high content of essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals and low lipid content. Regular consumption of whole medicinal and edible mushrooms could introduce a functional or medicinal...

Author(s): F. N. Mhanda, N. P. Kadhila-Muandingi and I. S. E. Ueitele

December 2015

Impact of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus, Glomus intraradices, Streptomyces and Pseudomonas spp. strain on finger millet (Eleusine coracana L.) cv Korchara under water deficit condition

In present study, a total of 104 bacteria and 96 actinomycetes were isolated from rhizosphere plant root of finger millet (Eleusine coracana) from Almora district of Uttarakhand, India. Isolates were characterized using microscopic and morphological methods followed by their biochemical test. Based on functional tests, four most promising isolates were identified using 23S rDNA primers as Streptomyces labedae (SB-9),...

Author(s): Ranveer Kamal, Yogendra Singh Gusain, Ishwar Prakash Sharma, Suvigya Sharma and A. K. Sharma

December 2015

Isolation and characterization of efficient cellulolytic fungi from degraded wood and industrial samples

Cellulose is the most abundant biopolymer and renewable natural product in the biosphere. Cellulose degrading fungal strains play an important role in recycling of cellulosic materials. They have immense advantage in various industries to hydrolyze cellulosic substrates for production of various products. This study was thus aimed to isolate and characterize efficient cellulose degrading fungi from their common natural...

Author(s): Abreham Bekele, Tariku Abena, Adane Habteyohannes, Addisalem  Nugissie, Fitala  Gudeta,  Tigist Getie, Musin Kelel and Admas Berhanu