African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 718

Full Length Research Paper

Complete inhibition of mycelial growth of fungal pathogens of maize by botanicals

Adeyemo J. O.*
  • Adeyemo J. O.*
  • Department of Botany, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria; Department of Biological Sciences, Bowen University, Osun State, Nigeria.
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Abiala M. A.
  • Abiala M. A.
  • Department of Botany, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria; Department of Biological Sciences, Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 03 December 2014
  •  Accepted: 24 February 2015
  •  Published: 31 March 2015


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