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 2017; 11(4)

April 2017

Studies on morphology and anatomy of Strychnos spinosa Lam. (Loganiaceae)

Strychnos spinosa Lam. belongs to the family Loganiaceae.  It is a small tree.  The morphological and anatomical features of the leaves, stem, flower and fruit were studied. S. spinosa has a cylindrical stem with a pair of spines at irregular spaces. The leaves are opposite, decussate, petiolate with palmate venation. The petals are greenish in colour, tubular with five lobes. There are numerous white...

Author(s): Chinwe U. Asuzu and Maria O. Nwosu

April 2017

Genetic diversity assessment of Guzoita abyssinica using EST derived simple sequence repeats (SSRs) markers

Niger (Guzoita abyssinica) is traditionally very important in the production of oil and as an oilseed crop in Ethiopia. The level of Niger genetic diversity is not studied at molecular level particularly with microsatellite markers which are cost effective, informative and co-dominant. In this study, contrasting samples of 65 Ethiopian Niger germplasm accessions collected from diversified eco-geographic regions were...

Author(s): Abebaw Misganaw and Solomon Abera

April 2017

Effect of inter and intra row spacing on the yield and yield components of Onion (Allium cepaL.) at Mehoni District, Northern Ethiopia

Onion is one of the most important high market value bulb crops cultivated commercially in most parts of the world. It is the most cultivated and high market value of vegetable crops In Tigray Northern Ethiopia. However, bulb yield of onion is limited due to improper use of plant spacing. Therefore, field experiment was conducted to determine the optimum planting spacing of Onion to maximize its productivity in 2014 and...

Author(s): Gebremeskel Gebrekorkos, Hayelom Berhe and Kasaye Abera

April 2017

Detection of genetic diversity among some species of Anthemis L. (Asteraceae) in Saudi Arabia by using RAPD-PCR analysis

The aim of the present study was to determine the unique molecular markers among, three species of the genus Anthemis and the construction of phylogenetic tree using the random amplified polymorphic DNA-polymerase chain reaction (RAPD-PCR) technique. Genetic diversity was analyzed among 15 populations of three species of Anthemis (Anthemis melampodina, Anthemis, pseudocotula and Anthemis, bornmuelleri), collected from...

Author(s): Sameer Hasan M. Qari

April 2017

Phytochemicals, antioxidant potentials and 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging activity of Piper guineense (Schumach & Thonn) seed

The study involved preparation, phytochemical screening and evaluation of antioxidant potentials of the extract of Piper guineense. This was with a view to investigating the possibility of using the plant in the treatment and management of oxidant and inflammatory related disorders. Spices are herbs that contain complex mixtures of phytochemicals which give characteristic odours, flavours and protect living systems from...

Author(s): Fajobi O. Adeniyi, Fasakin O. Wilson and Oyedapo O. Oluboade