African Journal of

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12485

Table of Content: 4 May 2016; 15(18)

May 2016

Leaf anatomy of Crambe abyssinica Hochst. during in vitro shoot induction

This study aimed to characterize and evaluate possible modifications in the leaf anatomy of crambe during the process of shoot induction based on micropropagation protocol. The anatomic characteristics of the leaves, and also the morphological characteristics of crambe plantlets, were evaluated during the shoot induction phase of the micropropagation. The shoots were induced by the cytokinins, 6-benzylaminopurine (BAP),...

Author(s): Elias Terra Werner, Camilla Rozindo Dias Milanez, Andreia Barcelos Passos Lima Gontijo, Taís Cristina Bastos Soares and Jose Augusto Teixeira do Amaral

May 2016

Characterization of biochemical behavior of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor [Moench.]) under saline stress conditions using multivariate analysis

The aim of this research was to characterize the biochemical behavior of sorghum plants under saline stress using multivariate statistical analysis methods for efficient management of Sorghum bicolor [Moench.]). The experimental design was completely randomized design composed of three saline concentrations (0, 1.5 and 2.0 M) in 10 replications. In the multivariate analysis (hierarchical method), there were distinct and...

Author(s): Luma Castro de Souza, Mara Regina Moitinho, Risely Ferraz de Almeida, Ellen Gleyce da Silva Lima, Leane Castro de Souza, Myriam Galvão Neves, Cândido Ferreira de Oliveira Neto, Glauco André dos Santos Nogueira, Maria Eunice Lima Rocha, Mayra Taniely Ribeiro Abade and Marlison Tavares Ávila

May 2016

Short-term phyto-toxicity consequences of a non-selective herbicide glyphosate (Roundupâ„¢) on the growth of onions (Allium cepa Linn.)

This study examined the phyto-toxic effects of a commonly named non-selective herbicide glyphosate (Roundup™) on onions (Allium cepa Linn.). The study was necessitated due to the indiscriminate use and release of Roundup™ for weed control in the Niger Delta soils of Nigeria. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) standard protocol # 208 was adopted. The short-term phyto-toxic...

Author(s): D. F. Ogeleka, F. E. Okieimen, F. O. Ekpudi and L. E. Tudararo-Aherobo

May 2016

Morphological and molecular genetic diversity of Syrian indigenous goat populations

Domestic goats in Syria may provide an interesting source of genetic variability due to its proximity to the centers of domestication. This study aimed to assess the morphological variation, genetic diversity and population substructure of the Syrian goat populations. Commonly, three goat genotypes are distinguished in Syria, namely Jabali or mountain goat, Baladi or local goat and Shami or Damascus (a well-known dairy...

Author(s): Halima Hassen, Barbara Rischkowsky, Adnan Termanini, Ghassen Jessry, Aynalem Haile, Michael Baum and Samir Lababidi

May 2016

Lipase-producing fungi for potential wastewater treatment and bioenergy production

The use of fungal biomass as a lipase biocatalyst represents an attractive approach for the treatments of oil wastewater as well as for the production of biodiesel from oil and residual grease, due to its greater stability, possibility of reuse, and lower cost. In this work, 20 filamentous fungi were isolated from the grease trap scum of a restaurant at the Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil. The fungi...

Author(s): Celson Rodrigues, Sérvio Túlio Alves Cassini, Paulo Wagner Pereira Antunes, Laura Marina Pinotti, Regina de Pinho Keller and Ricardo Franci Gonçalves