African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 692

Table of Content: February 2013; 7(2)

February 2013

Male sterility and gametoclonal variations from gynogenically derived polyploids of tef (Eragrostis tef), zucc. Trotter

The production of plants from the gynogenic culture of tef (Eragrostis tef) was reportedfrom in vitro gynogenesis of unpollinated flower explant of cultivar ‘DZ-01-196’. Out of the159 regenerated R0 lines, 151 tetraploids, 5 di-haploids, 2...

Author(s): Likyelesh Gugsa, and Horst Loerz

February 2013

Correlation and heritability analysis in breeding of camu-camu [Myrciaria dubia (Kunth) McVaugh]

Between 2002 and 2011 in Peru and Brazil, there have been made studies of correlation and heritability in search of tools for genetic improvement of camu-camu. This work is intended to systematize successful information aiming at the consolidation of criteria for the selection of higher plants. The author evaluated basic collections, progenies and clones existing in experimental centers belonging to INIA (Instituto...

Author(s): Mario Pinedo Panduro

February 2013

Sacred groves and sacred plants of the Dimasas of North Cachar Hills of Northeast India

The present paper deals with the rediscovery of 12 sacred groves, known as Dikhos, preserved by the Dimasa community of North Cachar Hills district recently renamed as Dima Hasao district of Assam, India. Located strategically, these sacred groves provide several important ecological services to the people of the district. In addition to the sacred groves the plants considered to be sacred by them are also included. Out...

Author(s): Pramod Medhi and Sachin Kumar Borthakur

February 2013

Construction and analysis of a subtractive cDNA library of Medicago sativa L. under drought stress

Drought is the most significant factor reducing plant productivity. To further study the stress-induced adaptive mechanisms of alfalfa at the molecular level, a drought-induced suppression subtractive hybridization (SSH) cDNA library was constructed. Initially, 225Escherichia coli colonies were obtained. By removing the vector sequences and the sequences with poor quality, 94 expressed sequence tags (EST) were...

Author(s): Yongxin Wang