African Journal of
Biochemistry Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biochem. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0778
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 409

Table of Content: 30 March; 6(6)

March 2012

Effects of harvest time and cultivar on yield and physical properties fibers of kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.)

Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) is an annual non wood plant which has shown great potential as an alternative source of papermaking fiber. No information is available on kenaf cultivation in south-Iran in spite of the need to replace imported long fibers through local production of alternative sources. The purpose of this research is to investigate the effect of kenaf cultivars and harvest times on component yield...

Author(s): Jalal Shakhes, Farhad Zeinaly, Morteza A. B Marandi and Tayebe Saghafi

March 2012

Chemical composition and in vitro antioxidant, cytotoxicity activities of Zingiber officinale Roscoe essential oil

This study was designed to examine the in vitro antioxidant and cytotoxicity activities of Zingiber officinale Roscoe (ginger) rhizome essential oil. GC-MS analysis of the essential oil resulted in the identification of 7 compounds, representing 90.06% of the oil, the major constituents were described as α-zingiberene (52.35%), β-pinene (14.20%) and β-sesquiphellandrene (12.11%). The...

Author(s): Wei Wang, Lin Zhang, Nan Li, and Yuangang Zu,