African Journal of

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12481

Table of Content: August 2022; 21(8)

August 2022

Studies of Salvia officinalis leaf extract on some biochemical parameters in rats induced with overdosed-tramadol

The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of Salvia officinalis leaf extract in overdosed-tramadol induced rats.  Standard methods of analysis were used for the study. Fifty rats were divided into Group A (Control) - feed and water only, Group B-induced with tramadol at 50 mg/kg body weight, Group C-induced with tramadol + 150 mg/kg of S. officinalis leaf extract, Group D-tramadol + 300 mg/kg S. officinalis...

Author(s): Mokogwu A. T. H., Adjekuko C. O., Oshilonyah H. U. and Avwioro O. G.

August 2022

The value-chain of cotton industry in Kenya with focus on product stewardship for timely provision of certified quality Hybrid Bt cotton seeds to farmers

For there to be sustainable revival of Kenya’s Cotton Industry, its cotton-value needs to be analyzed, there is need to identify its weak points and implement measures to ameliorate its key constraints. Various authors have developed and analyzed the value-chain of the Cotton Industry in Kenya. This paper reviews important components of the value-chain focusing on strengthening the supply of safe, adequate and...

Author(s): Obukosia Silas D., Maredia Karimbhai, Kedisso Endale Gebre, Guenthner Joe and Ouédraogo Jeremy Tinga

August 2022

Assessment of Exserohilum turcicum using molecular markers for sustainable maize production in Tanzania

The Exserohilum turcicum fungus causes the Northern leaf blight (NLB) of maize all over the world. In Tanzania, this disease is considered as a major foliar disease with yield losses of 23.9 to 62.8%. To understand the genetic variations of E. turcicum from maize fields in Tanzania, a survey was conducted in four regions, including Morogoro, Iringa, Njombe, and Mbeya. Leaf samples were collected from diseased plants...

Author(s): Onwunali Martin R. O., Mabagal Robert B. and Massawe Deogracious P.

August 2022

Association of serum MMP-9 with recurrence in patients with resectable esophageal squamous cell carcinoma after chemotherapy or concurrent radiotherapy

Esophagectomy is a common standard treatment of localized disease. However, local recurrence frequently occurs in patients with advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) after operation, resulting in the need for using biomarkers to evaluate recurrence in patients with advanced ESCC during postoperative therapies. This study examined serum matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) as a prognosis factor in recurrent...

Author(s): Xu Heng, Xu Xuyun, Du Mengjie, Ma Rong, Wang Qiang and Du Aonan

August 2022

Rhizosphere competence and abiotic stress tolerance of commercially sold Pseudomonas fluorescens biofertilizers: Implications for their bioremediation potential

Microbial remediation research has become front and centre gaining momentum for numerous environmental biotechnological applications. Agronomical bioproducts have been widely used for many years and their availability, low costs and safety makes them potentially suitable for alternative biotechnological applications, specifically environmental remediation. In this study, the commercially available biofertilizer,...

Author(s): Schapira Jessica, Rumbold Karl, Bolhar Robert, Master Sharad and Le Bras Loic