African Journal of
Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12311

Table of Content: 8 March, 2017; 16(10)

March 2017

Molecular characterization of introduced sugarcane genotypes in Ethiopia using inter simple sequence repeat (ISSR) molecular markers

The major thrust of sugarcane (Saccharum spp.) variety improvement programs is to increase sugar yield in addition to biomass and energy cane for biofuel production.  However, due to its genetic complexity, sugarcane has received very little research interest, despite its economic importance, and molecular marker techniques are being developed only in recent times. Furthermore, until the present date few molecular...

Author(s): Adebabay Tazeb, Teklehaimanot Haileselassie and Kassahun Tesfaye

March 2017

Refinement of protocol for rapid clonal regeneration of economical bamboo, Bambusa balcooa in the agroclimatic conditions of Bihar, India

Bambusa balcooa is a commercially important bamboo. The present study was undertaken for refinement of protocol for the rapid and mass production of this species of bamboo in agroclimatic condition of Bihar. Micro-clonal propagation techniques have been employed for the study. This technique is the only method for the large scale production of B. balcooa. Explants were collected from Bamboo setum from TNB College...

Author(s): Choudhary A. K., Priyanka K. and Ashish R.

March 2017

Banana influences on differential expression of hypersensitive response and pathogenicity gene f (hrpf) in Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum

Banana Xanthomonas wilt is a devastating disease of cultivated banana in East and Central Africa, manifesting as initial leaf wilting, premature fruit ripening and eventual death of all infected plants leading to total yield loss. In order to contribute towards development of effective disease control options, hrpf expression by Xanthomonas campestris pv musacearum (Xcm) during establishment of Xanthomonas wilt...

Author(s): Mudonyi, B., Tusiime, G., Kubiriba, J., Tushemereirwe, W. K. and Changa, C. M.

March 2017

Production and characterization of bacterial cellulose before and after enzymatic hydrolysis

Bacterial cellulose (BC) is produced by bacteria such as Gluconacetobacter xylinus. It has unique structural and mechanical properties and is highly pure as compared to plant cellulose. In this study, BC was produced in Hestrin-Schramm (HS) medium. G. xylinus produced an average dry yield of 1.4 ± 0.09 g/L BC after 9 days of fermentation period. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) analysis confirmed BC to be...

Author(s): Richard Auta, Grazyna Adamus, Michal Kwiecien, Iza Radecka and Paul Hooley

March 2017

Molecular characterization of Chenopodium quinoa Willd. using inter-simple sequence repeat (ISSR) markers

Quinua (Chenopodium quinoa Willdenow) is a pseudocereal of Amaranthace family which originated from the Andes of South America. Quinoa is an interesting plant whose capacity to tolerate adverse environmental factors and exceptional nutritional qualities warrant further research in all fields of plant biology, agronomy, ecology and biotechnology. Presently, it is an underutilized crop, which has the potential become a...

Author(s): Morillo Coronado Ana-Cruz, Manjarres Elsa Helena and Morillo Coronado Yacenia

March 2017

Micropropagation of Peach, Prunus persica (L.) BATSCH. cv. Garnem

The present study aimed to develop micropropagation procedure for Prunus persica cv. Garnem. Shoot induction and multiplication was found from nodal explants cultured on MS medium fortified with different concentrations of two cytokinins (6-benzyladeninepourine and Kinetin) alone and in combination with 0.5 mg/l gibberellic acid and 0.01 mg/l indole-3-butyric acid. Microplantlets were cultured to root on ½...

Author(s): Wegayehu Felek, Firew Mekibib and Belayneh Admassu