African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 722

Table of Content: 6 September, 2011; 5(9)

September 2011

Study of pollen germination in pome fruit tree of Rosaceae family in vitro

Pollination and fertilization are the basic factors affecting fruit setting volume and pollination is an essential component in fruit tree cultivation. The most important goal for fruit growers is obtaining high quantities and qualities yield in fruit industry which depends on sufficient fruit setting. Commercial fruit trees in Iran belong to stone and pome fruits of Rosaceae family with gametophytic...

Author(s): Yavar Sharafi      

September 2011

The phytochemical and antioxidant screening of Justicia wynaadensis

The plant Justicia wynaadensis is consumed by the local community of Kodagu district, Karnataka, India for its medicinal properties. In our present study, we have identified and estimated  polyphenols and  flavonoids  in  the plant extract. The medicinal properties ofJ. wynaadensis extract may be due to the presence of the above mentioned phytochemicals. The observed high antioxidant...

Author(s): Sudha Medapa, Geetha R. J. Singh and Vaishnavi Ravikumar    

September 2011

Molecular, C-value and morphological analyses of somaclonal variation in three olive cultivars

The occurrence of somaclonal variation was studied in three olive cultivars (Oleaeuropaea L.) by using Random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD), C-value and morphological analyses. The tissue culture of the cultivars was performed using internode cuttings. The experiment was carried out up to the fifth and seventh subculture in different cultivars. Significant difference was observed in morphological characters...

Author(s): Farah Farahani, Reza Yari  and Masoud Sheidai  

September 2011

Employment of a new strategy for identification of Prunus mume cultivars using random amplified polymorphic deoxyribonucleic acid (RAPD) markers

In this study, we applied a new approach of using random amplified polymorphicdeoxyribonucleic acid (RAPD) fingerprints to distinguish 64 fruiting mei cultivars based on optimization of RAPD through choosing 11 nt primers and strict screening polymerase chain reaction (PCR) annealing temperature. Results show that this new approach could clearly utilize and record the fingerprints generated from various...

Author(s): X. Y. Li, C. Wang, G. Yang, X. D. Li, B. J. Li, C. N. Song and J. G. Fang  

September 2011

Antibacterial activity of some selected dye yielding plants in Eastern India

Acacia catechu (L.) Willd. (Mimosaceae), Pterocarpus marsupium Roxb.(Papilionaceae), Toddalia asiatica (L.) Lamk. (Rutaceae) and Ventilago denticulataWilld. (Rhamnaceae), growing in West Midnapore district of West Bengal, an eastern state of India, yields dyes which showed strong antimicrobial activity against four bacterial strains (Bacillus cereus, Escherichia...

Author(s): Pijush Kanti Das, Amal Kumar Mondal and Sanjukta Mondal Parui  

September 2011

Preliminary studies on the morphology and anatomy of the root of Daniellia oliveri (Rolfe) Hutch. and Dalz. (Caesalpiniaceae)

A study was conducted on the morphology and anatomy of the root and powdered root bark of Daniellia oliveri. The root of D. oliveri is being used for the treatment of many ailment locally in some West African Countries especially Nigeria. Morphologically, the powdered root is brown in colour, astringent taste, short and fibrous fracture. The anatomical studies on the root and...

Author(s): Musa A. O., Ibrahim H. and Abdurahman E. M.    

September 2011

Effect of reproductive phase on some micronutrients, anti-nutrients and toxic substances in Vernonia amygdalina grown in Minna, Niger State, Nigeria

The chemical contents and compositions of vegetables are generally influenced during their developmental stages. It is for this reason that the research was conducted in pot experiment to investigate the effect of reproductive phase (fruiting) on anti-nutrients (soluble and total oxalates), toxic substances (cyanide and nitrate) and some micronutrients namely, vitamin C, β-carotene (provitamin A) and mineral...

Author(s): Amanabo Musa, Emmanuel O. Ogbadoyi, Johnson A. Oladiran, Matthew I. S. Ezenwa and Helmina O. Akanya  

September 2011

Effect of heavy metal pollutants on sunflower

The aim of this present study was to assess the tolerance of pollutant elements (Co, Ni, Cd, Cr and Pb) on visible foliar symptoms, tissue concentration and some biochemical parameters in sunflower plants grown at 0.25 mM in soil pot culture. At equimolar concentrations (0.25 mM), Cd induced the most severe visual toxicity effects and exhibited maximum oxidative damage as observed by accumulation of ThioBarbituric...

Author(s): Rajeev Gopal and Neena Khurana