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: 7 June, 2017; 16(23)

June 2017

Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation of Fonio (Digitaria exilis (L.) Stapf)

Fonio (Digitaria exilis) is a crop grown in Africa for its excellent culinary and nutritional properties and is a valuable source of income for smallholder farmers. Its improvement has long been neglected by scientists because the crop was one of the lost crops of Africa. Recent advances in Fonio research are centered on its evolution, nutritional and economic values. The lack of a transformation and other biotechnology...

Author(s): Valentine Otang Ntui, Edak Aniedi Uyoh, Ikuo Nakamura and Masahiro Mii

June 2017

Evaluation of sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) germplasm collection of Tamil Nadu for α-linolenic acid, sesamin and sesamol content

A germplasm collection of Tamil Nadu comprising of nine varieties and six landraces were analyzed for their ω3 fatty acid content, lignans such as sesamin and sesamol. The percentage of ALA ranges from 0.1 to 0.55%. A wide variation was observed in sesamol content. The highest sesamol content of 0.547 mg/g was found in a variety SVPR1. The sesamin content ranged between 2.03 and 6.45 mg/g. A negative relationship...

Author(s): Muthulakshmi Chellamuthu, Pavithra Sekar and Selvi Subramanian

June 2017

Morphophysiology of peppermint irrigated with salt water and bovine biofertilizer

Peppermint is a medicinal plant grown worldwide, but it has not been extensively studied, especially the use of saline water for its cultivation. In this sense, the objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of saline waters on peppermint cultivation under the application of bovine biofertilizer. The experiment was carried out from September 2015 to December 2015 in a greenhouse of the Center of Human and...

Author(s): Mario Leno Martins Veras, José Sebastião de Melo Filho, Lunara de Sousa Alves, Kelina Bernardo Silva, Evandro Franklin de Mesquita, Raimundo Andrade, Karialane da Silva Belarmino, Mayara Andrade de Souza, Danrlei Varela Ribeiro, Alvaro Carlos Gonçalves Neto, Uilma Laurentino da Silva, Juliara dos Santos Silva and Ayonna Savana  Fernandes Linhares