African Journal of

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12463

Table of Content: September 2023; 22(9)

September 2023

Study of the effectiveness of essential oils of Mentha aquatica L. and Pimpinella anisum L. in the microbiological stabilization of pasteurized plant extract of Cyperus esculentus L. in Mali

This study evaluates the antimicrobial properties of essential oils of Mentha aquatica and Pimpinella anisum in the stabilization of pasteurized plant extract of Cyperus esculentus in Mali. The extraction of essential oils was carried out by steam distillation of the aerial organs of M. aquatica harvested in Bamako and the seeds of P. anisum harvested at Diré in Timbuktu Region. Aging tests were carried out by...

Author(s): Issa COULIBALY, Sékou BOUARE, Drissa SAMAKE, Oumar Diandjo TRAORE and Amadou H. DICKO

September 2023

Optimization of regeneration protocol and prospecting spectinomycin resistance in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) cv Haider-93

Immature zygotic embryos from spring barley cv. Haider-93 were used to induce somatic embryogenesis. The type of the explant, the level of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and handling of calli during subculture are critical factors to obtain maximum number of regenerants. Different concentrations of 2,4-D (0, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0 mg/L) and Kinetin (0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 mg/L) were used for callus induction...

Author(s): Manzar Abbas, Syed Sarfaraz Hussain, Saqi Kosar Abbas, Sammar Abbas, Muhammad Tahir, Yongying Su, Jia Li, Nisar Ahmed, Muhammad Sarwar Khan, and Caiming Gou

September 2023

Nutritional and physicochemical characteristics of natural fruit juice formulated from papaya (Carica papaya), pineapple (Ananas comosus) and beetroot (Beta vulgaris)

Maintaining optimal nutrition and healthy population continues to be a global priority. The group of liquids and beverages plays an important role in human nutrition. Most beverages consumed are artificial and contain an array of chemical molecules that can be harmful to the health of consumers. Papaya, pineapple and beetroot are the most popular fruits and legumes in Cameroon with several therapeutical effects. This...

Author(s): Marlyne-Joséphine Mananga, Nolla Nicolas Policarpe, Hamadou Moustapha, Edoun Ebouel Ferdinand Lanvin, Eyili Noah Joseph Karrington, Michelle Carole Djouhou Fowe and Fokou Elie

September 2023

Phytochemical composition, GC-MS analysis and toxicological profiling of Gouania longipetala leaf extract in rats

This study investigated the phytochemical composition and toxicity potentials of Gouania longipetala leaf extract in rats. Crude extract was prepared from freshly collected leaves of the plant and was subjected to phytochemical analyses including gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and acute toxicity. 15 rats were used for the sub-acute toxicity evaluation, 5 rats in each group of 3, each were treated such...

Author(s): Kenneth C. Nwachukwu, Godwin S. Aloh, Simeon I. Egbachukwu, Solomon N. Ijioma, Lukman A. Alli, Kingsley C. Ugwuanyi, Blessing U. Onwuchekwa and Michael P. Okoh

September 2023

Molecular characterization of probiotic Enterococcus hirae from fermenting acalypha wilkesiana (Irish Petticoat) and Talinum triangulare (Water Leaf) medicinal plants

Research on lactic acid bacteria (LAB) continues to be relevant in the development of nutraceuticals. In this study, edible medicinal Talinum triangulare and Acalypha wilkesiana were collected and subjected to spontaneous fermentation for 24 h. Samples were collected at 6 h intervals for determination of pH and microbial analysis. Determination of LAB percentage frequency occurrence, probiotic properties, and safety...

Author(s): Siyanbola M. F., Ajao O., Olateru C. T., Fatoki O. A. and Ekanola Y. A.