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: August 2014; 8(8)

August 2014

Approaches for the control of banana Xanthomonas wilt in East and Central Africa

The livelihoods of millions of banana farmers in East and Central Africa have been threatened by the devastating epidemic of banana Xanthomonas wilt (BXW) caused by Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum. The disease is widespread and has been reported in East and Central Africa. The economic impact of the disease emanates from loss of yield and cost of control measures. All banana cultivars grown in the region are...

Author(s): J. Kubiriba and W. K. Tushemereirwe

August 2014

Acute toxicity effects of dichloromethane fraction of ethanol extract of stem bark of Piliostigma reticulatum on rats

The aim of this study was to investigate the oral acute toxicity effects of dichloromethane fraction of ethanol extract of stem bark of Piliostigma reticulatum on rats using conventional methods. The rats were divided in nine groups. The control group received normal saline. The others groups received the order of doses of 800, 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000 and 7000 mg/kg body weight. However, the rats showed signs...

Author(s): Kassim DOSSO, Benoit Banga N’GUESSAN, Boua Narcisse GNANGORAN and Angoué Paul Yapo

August 2014

Effect of different population densities and fertilizer rates on the performance of different maize varieties in two rain forest agro ecosystems of South West Nigeria

The study aimed at identifying the influence of different plant population density and fertilizer rates on three different maize varieties, it was carried out in two cropping seasons (2007/2008 and 2008/2009) at Ibadan and Ikenne in South-western Nigeria. The experiment was a split-split-plot design with three replications. Maize variety (Swan 1-SR an open-pollinated, Obasuper a hybrid and Quality Protein Maize, an...

Author(s): Adeniyan, O. N.