African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 712

Table of Content: April 2016; 10(4)

April 2016

Establishment and optimization of high efficiency embryogenic callus induction system in Dendrobium candidum

The wild resource of Dendrobium candidum, a well-known epiphytic orchid, is limited. Plant cell culture technology is a promising alternative for production of high-value secondary metabolites .In this research, factors affecting the induction, maintenance, and multiplication of callus from protocorm-like bodies (PLBs) of D. candidum were systematically studied, and a technical callus inducing system with 100% rate was...

Author(s): Nada Mohammed Reda Refish, Linqing Wang, Chunhua Fu, Xiangping Xu, Wenwen Jin, Maoteng Li, and Longjiang Yu,

April 2016

Genotypic variability estimates of agronomic traits in secondary triploid banana ‘Matooke’ (Musa sp., AAA-EA) hybrids

Effective selection of hybrids for a trait is based on the extent of variation and heritability. This study examined yield parameters of secondary triploid ‘Matooke’ hybrids and the extent of their genetic diversity based on the traits evaluated. Eleven genotypes, including nine ‘Matooke’ hybrids and two landraces were evaluated for 12 characters in a preliminary yield trial (PYT) over three crop...

Author(s): Reuben Tendo Ssali, Alex Barekye, Henry Buregeya, Rockefeller Erima, Priver Namanya and Jerome Kubiriba