African Journal of
Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12172

Table of Content: 2 January, 2019; 18(1)

January 2019

Decolourization of synthetic dyes by laccase enzyme produced by Kluyveromyces dobzhanskii DW1 and Pichia manshurica DW2

Industrialization has come with environmental challenges. Industries like paper, printing, textile, leather and so on widely use chemical dyes whose waste treatment or degradability is difficult. Among various methods employed, the use of microbial enzymes is the most effective. The study aimed at producing laccase from identified yeast strains for potential industrial use in dye decolourization. Laccase produced by...

Author(s): Sherifah Monilola Wakil, Seun Andrew Eyiolawi, Kehinde Olamide Salawu and Abiodun Anthony Onilude  

January 2019

Enhancement of anaerobic batch digestion of spineless cacti (Opuntia ficus indica) feedstock by aerobic pre-treatment

One of the best options for African countries to meet rural energy needs is to grow care-free crassulacean acid metabolism plants on a massive scale in waste lands. This can enable bioenergy production without disrupting food supplies and hence sustainable energy supply for the future. Opuntia ficus indica is an ideal plant for arid regimes but has barely been studied as a potential bioenergy source. This study...

Author(s): Hawa Myovela, Anthony Manoni Mshandete and Samuel Imathiu  

January 2019

Evaluation of the diversity in qualitative traits of Bambara groundnut germplasm (Vigna subterranea (L.) Verdc.) of Côte d’Ivoire

The objectives of this study were to assess phenotypic diversity of Bambara groundnut germplasm from Côte d’Ivoire using qualitative traits and to understand the genetic diversity at different levels. Hundred and one accessions collected from four agro-ecological zones (central, eastern, northern, western) were characterized in a randomised complete block design with three replications. Thirteen qualitative...

Author(s): Beket Séverin BONNY, Dagou SEKA, Koffi ADJOUMANI, Kouamé Guillaume KOFFI, Léonie Clémence KOUONON and Raoul Sylvère SIE