African Journal of
Pure and Applied Chemistry

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pure Appl. Chem.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0840
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPAC
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 357

Full Length Research Paper

Studies on phytochemical screening, antimicrobial and toxicity effect of the shoot system of Acalypha segetalis Müell. Arg.

Aboaba, Sherifat A.*
  • Aboaba, Sherifat A.*
  • Department of Chemistry, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
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Yeye, Emmanuel
  • Yeye, Emmanuel
  • Department of Chemistry, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 28 October 2014
  •  Accepted: 12 December 2014
  •  Published: 31 December 2014


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Aboaba S, Ibrahim K, Omotoso O (2012). Toxicity and mosquito larvicidal activities of the essential oils from the leaves of Acalypha ornata and Acalypha ciliata in southwest Nigeria. J. Vect. Borne Dis. 49:114–116.


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Ogunwande IA, Essien EE, Ogunbinu AO, Karioti A, Saroglou V, Skaltsa E, Adebayo MA (2008). Essential oil constituents of Klainedoxa gabonensis Pierre Ex Engl (Irvingiaceae), Brachystegia nigerica Hoyle & A. Jones (Caesalpinioideae) and Acalypha segetalis Muell Arg., (Euphorbiaceae). JEOR. 20(3):211-215.



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