African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 686

Table of Content: 27 November, 2011; 5(14)

November 2011

Toxicology of baytril (enrofloxacin)

The prophylactic use of drugs, chemicals and biological substances is necessary to meet the sanitation standards used to maintain high levels of health status. The aim of this article was to present the basic data of the active substance, enrofloxacin, the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and also the pharmacological safety of this drug.Enrofloxacin as a molecule belonging to the quinolone antimicrobial...

Author(s): Ebrahim Babaahmady and Afra Khosravi        

  • Article Number: C66B76311185

November 2011

Early tests on tolerant kabuli chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) genotypes selection for drought stress

In order to determine early selection parameters for drought stress tolerance, an experiment was carried out, in situ, in pots under controlled climatic conditions. Drought stress tolerance of eight “kabuli” chickpea type accessions (Béja1, Amdoun 1, Nayer, Kasseb, Bochra, FLIP96-114C, FLIP88-42C and ILC3279) was evaluated with four amounts of irrigation: 100, 75, 50 and...

Author(s): Kamel Ben Mbarek, Mohsen Boubaker and Tijani Mehoichi      

  • Article Number: 31A403911189

November 2011

Cost analysis of on-farm adaptive research (OFAR) as a strategy for Hevea technology transfer in the rubber belt of Nigeria

Author(s): D. Y. Giroh, Y. Waizah,  F. S. Yustus  and  P. Imarhiagbe

  • Article Number: B46B81111196

November 2011

In vitro propagation of Ceropegia juncea Roxb

The present study was conducted to establish a protocol for in vitro propagation of an endemic medicinal plant Ceropegia juncea (Asclepiadaceae) from one month old aseptic seedling nodal explants. The highest shoot multiplication rate of 20.65 ± 0.20 shoots/explant was achieved on Murashige and Skoog medium supplemented with BAP 8.87 mM + TDZ  4.54 mM. Excised shoots were rooted...

Author(s): Krishnareddy P. V., Karuppusamy S. and Pullaiah T.        

  • Article Number: 7B945FE11203

November 2011

Evaluation of cumin (Cuminum Cyminum L.) landraces under drought stress based on some agronomic traits

The present study was conducted to establish a protocol for in vitro propagation of an endemic medicinal plant Ceropegia juncea (Asclepiadaceae) from one month old aseptic seedling nodal explants. The highest shoot multiplication rate of 20.65 ± 0.20 shoots/explant was achieved on Murashige and Skoog medium supplemented with BAP 8.87 mM + TDZ  4.54 mM. Excised shoots were rooted...

Author(s): Leili Motamedi-Mirhosseini, Ghasem Mohammadi-Nejad, Alireza Bahraminejad, Pooran Golkar and Zahra Mohammadinejad      

  • Article Number: 5EB148911211

November 2011

Green house assessment of drought tolerance in maize (Zea mays L.) using some plant parameters

A green house study was conducted between July and August, 2009 to test and determine the drought tolerance levels of ten maize (Zea mays L.) genotypes. The top soil used was retrieved from Bediease series (Chromic lixisol). Ten genotypes, (six inbred lines and four varieties) having different...

Author(s): E. Obeng-Bio, M. Bonsu, K. Obeng-Antwi and R. Akromah    

  • Article Number: B54DBD111218

November 2011

Change of some defense compounds of cucumber treated with Bacillus cereus and salicylic acid against Meloidogyne javanica

In this research, the effects of antagonist bacterium (Bacillus cereus) and salicylic acid (SA) as chemical inducer alone and in combination against root knot nematode (Meloidogyne javanica) as the most important nematode in Iran, on cucumber roots (cv. superdominus) was investigated. The used concentrations were 109 cfu/ml for bacteria and 5 mM for SA. In greenhouse experiments some parameters were...

Author(s): Sara Siahpoush, Navazollah Sahebani and Heshmatollah Aminian      

  • Article Number: AF84F2911228

November 2011

Mitotic chromosome studies of some accessions of African yam bean Sphenostylis stenocarpa (Hochst. Ex. A. Rich.) Harm.

In this study the chromosome number, chromosome length and mitotic indices of 21 accessions of African Yam Bean (AYB) were determined. To accomplish this, the best time to harvest growing root tips was identified by measuring mitotic index of chromosomes prepared from root tips of accession TSs148 collected at two hours interval within a 24 h study period from 8 am to 6 am of following day. Cell division occurred...

Author(s): Adesoye, A. I. and Nnadi, N. C.        

November 2011

Assessment of disturbances caused by interaction of multinutrient deficiencies of sulphur, zinc and boron in mustard

In higher plants, due to indiscriminate use of fertilizers, sometimes multiple deficiencies or toxicity is created in the growing medium, which disturbed the yield and metabolism of plants. To observe the effect of sulphur (S) deficiency on zinc (Zn) and boron (B) nutrition of mustard (Brassica  compestris L.) var. T9, plants were grown in refined sand in complete nutrition (control - 2 mM S, 1 µM...

Author(s): P. Sinha and C. Chatterjee