African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 701

Table of Content: December 2014; 8(12)

December 2014

Potential pollinators of Tamarindus indica L. (Caesalpinioideae) in Sudanian region of Burkina Faso

Tamarindus indica (Tamarind) is a socio-economically important tree species in the Sudanian and Sahelian zone of Africa. Few studies have shown that the species is pollinated by bees. In this article, first we studied the impact of the wind pollination. Secondly, we determined the visitors insect of the flowers of tamarind, studied the production of nectar and pollen. Thirdly, we established relation between nectar...

Author(s): Boukary Ousmane DIALLO, Moussa OUEDRAOGO, Marie-Helene CHEVALLIER, Helene Irene JOLY, Martine HOSSAERT-McKEY and Doyle McKEY

December 2014

Distribution, chemical composition and medicinal importance of saffron (Crocus sativus L.)

Crocus sativus L. is native to Iran and Greece, and is now cultivated largely in Southern Europe, Tibet and other countries. In India, it is mainly cultivated in Kashmir. C. sativus is an important medicinal plant with aphrodisiac, antispasmodic, expectorant, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-depressant, anticancer and anti-tumor activities. Phytochemical investigations of the species have revealed the...

Author(s): Sabbi Jan, Aijaz A. Wani, Azra N. Kamili and Mahpara Kashtwari

December 2014

Efficacy of Moringa oleifera as a phytoextraction plant in the remediation of heavy metals polluted soil

The efficacy of Moringa Oleifera, for the phytoextraction of heavy metals (Zn, Fe and Pb) in tropical soil was investigated. A randomized complete block design (RCBD) consisting of 3 blocks was used. Each block (A, B and C) was polluted with 100 mg Zn, Pb and Fe, respectively. Each block was subdivided into treatment and control of 5 replicates each. Two seedlings of M. Oleifera were planted in each treatment plot...

Author(s): Amadi, N. and Tanee, F. B. G.

December 2014

Yield and water use efficiency (WUE) responses of forage sorghum ratoon crop under varying salinity and irrigation frequency

Water stress is associated with low availability of water or with osmotic effects arising from salinity. Besides affecting crop yields, salinity may also influence biochemical composition and nutrient concentration of forage crops. To determine the effect of salinity on biochemical composition and nutrient concentration of forage sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench], two varieties of sorghum, Speedfeed and KFS4 were...

Author(s): A. R. Saberi

December 2014

Conservation of tree genetic resources of North-Eastern Lagos Nigeria

This study investigates the rate of concurrent depletion on the remnant flora growing in the North-eastern part of Lagos, which lies in the South-western part of Nigeria. Tree species growing in this area are not spared from advancing civilization, which has resulted in inevitable loss of genetic resources. Hence, molecular technique is adopted in an effort to conserve the genetic resources of the tree species. Samples...

Author(s): George I. NODZA, Temitope O. ONUMINYA and Oluwatoyin T. OGUNDIPE