African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 683

Table of Content: August 2012; 6(11)

August 2012

Influence of aseptic seedling explants on in vitro shoot multiplication of Caralluma adscendens var. attenuata Wight

A protocol has been developed for in vitro shoot multiplication and plant establishment ofCaralluma adscendens var. attenuata. Aseptic seedlings raised on Murashige and Skoog (MS) basal medium were used as a source of explants. Among different seedling explants cultured on different basal media, nodal explant on MS basal medium supplemented with BA 2 mg/L gave best shoot regeneration frequency. Nodal...

Author(s): V. Aruna, C. Kiranmai, S. Karuppusamy and T. Pullaiah      

August 2012

Novel source of sorghum tolerance to the African stem borer, Busseola fusca

Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) is an important cereal food crop in semi-arid tropics, but its productivity is curtailed mainly by insect pests and diseases. The African stem borer,Busseola fusca Fuller (Lepidopteran:  Noctuidae), is among the most injurious pests of sorghum in sub-Saharan Africa and is responsible for >15% sorghum grain yield losses.  Sorghum from India with records of stem borer...

Author(s): Muturi P. W., Rubaihayo P., Mgonja M., Kyamanywa S., Sharma H. C. and Hash C. T.      

August 2012

Distributional pattern of Asteraceae along a spatial gradient in urban and suburban areas of Lahore City, Pakistan

Ecological significance of Asteraceae in response to common colonizers due to the fast pace of urbanization in Lahore District was determined. The species are natural colonizers in this area. In order to gauge the response, sites from both urban and suburban areas were selected. A total of 28 species under 22 genera of the family Asteraceae were collected and identified. The results reveal that members of Asteraceae...

Author(s): Uzma Hanif, Zaheer-ud-din Khan and Amin U. Khan