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: April 2013; 7(4)

April 2013

Some potential biofuel plants for production of biodiesel in semi-arid and arid conditions: A review

In India the demand of petroleum products has significantly increased during the last two decades due to rapid expansion in transport, industrial and agricultural sector. Plants provide source of renewable energy. A number of plants belonging to families Euphorbiaceae,  Asclepiadaceae, Apocynaceae, Convolvulaceae etc. posses hydrocarbons. These triterpenoids are hexane extractable and can be converted into biofuel...

Author(s): Jolly Garg and Ashwani Kumar

April 2013

Antibacterial activity of various extracts of Abutilon pannosum (Forst.f.) Schlecht. leave

In our present study, we carried out the antibacterial activity of the plant Abutilonpannosum (Forst.f.) Schlecht., which is a cosmopolitan genus belonging to the family of Malvaceae. Different parts of this plant are in use to treat various ailments in ethnomedicine especially its leaves have been used for treating infections. We studied the anti bacterial activity of the extracts prepared from the...

Author(s): Survase S. A., B. P. Sarwade and D. P. Chavan

April 2013

Responses of fresh leaf yield and quality variables of M5 mulberry to bio-inoculants, farm yard manure (FYM) and inorganic fertilizers under rain-fed conditions

  An experiment was conducted to know the effect of integrated use of bio-inoculants (Azotobacter sp. at 20 kg/ha/year, Aspergillus awamori at 25 kg/ha/year and Trichoderma harzianum at 20 kg/ha/year), farm yard manure (FYM) and inorganic fertilizers (IF, that is,Nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium (NPK) on fresh leaf yield and quality variables of M5mulberry under rain-fed condition...

Author(s): Waktole Sori and Bhaskar R. N

April 2013

Antimicrobial activity of Hygrophila auriculata (Schumach.) Heine and Pergularia daemia Linn.

The antimicrobial efficiency and minimum inhibitory concentration of the extracts ofHygrophila auriculata (Schumach.) Heine (Acanthaceae) and Pergularia daemia Linn. (Apocyanaceae) were evaluated against nine bacterial species like (Bacillus cereus,Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumonia, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumonia, Salmonella...

Author(s): A. Doss and S.P. Anand

April 2013

Tolerance of white and adzuki bean to pendimethalin plus reduced doses of imazethapyr

A total of six field trials were conducted over a three-year period (2009 to 2011) to determine the tolerance of white and adzuki bean to pendimethalin plus reduced doses of imazethapyr applied preplant incorporated (PPI) in Ontario, Canada. There was minimal injury in white and adzuki bean with pendimethalin, imazethapyr and the tankmix of pendimethalin plus imazethapyr applied PPI at Harrow and Ridgetown. In...

Author(s): Nader Soltani, Robert E. Nurse and Peter H. Sikkema