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: June 2009; 3(6)

June 2009

Characterization of callus formation in leaf of Euphorbia helioscopia

  The callus was induced on Murashige and Skoog’s (MS) medium supplemented with 2,4-dichlo-rophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) or 6-Benzylaminopurine (BAP) from the Chinese medicinal herb Euphorbia helioscopia in the family Euphorbiaceae. The highest frequencies of callus induction were observed on MS medium supplemented with 3.0 mg l-1 2,4-D. Callus (yellow, loose, granular) was chosen...

Author(s): Zi-Song Yang, Guang-Deng Chen, Yun-Xiang Li, and Jiao Chen,

  • Article Number: E9B446510830

June 2009

Genotype x environment interaction for soybean grain yield and other reproductive characters in the forest and savanna agro-ecologies of South-West Nigeria

  Eight soybean varieties were evaluated in 2006 and 2007 at three locations in the forest and savanna agro-ecologies of South west Nigeria for grain yield and other reproductive characters. Data were analyzed using analysis of variance and genotype plus genotype x environment interaction (GGE) biplot analysis. The main effects of year, location, variety and their interactions had significant effects on all the...

Author(s): Akande, S. R., Taiwo, L. B., Adegbite, A. A. and Owolade, O. F.

  • Article Number: 184D8BB10834

June 2009

Antifungal properties of some locally used spices in Nigeria against some rot fungi

  Water extracts of three spices (Allium sativum, Afromumum melegueta andZingiber officinale) were tested for antifungal activities against three rot fungi (Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus flavus and Penicillium notatum ) using mycelial growth extension method. The extracts showed varying degrees of antifungal activities against the test fungi. P....

Author(s): Ayodele, S. M., Ilondu, E. M. and Onwubolu, N. C.

  • Article Number: 53DF1F910842

June 2009

Physiological and anatomical comparison between four different apple cultivars under cold-storage conditions

     The work was carried out in two successive seasons (2005 and 2006) to investigate the storability of four apple cultivars viz. Golden Delicious, Starking Delicious, Star Cremson and Gala, which were grown under El Jabal El Akhdaer conditions, in Libya. Fruits were harvested and stored at 85-90% relative humidity and 0ºC for 0, 30, 60, 90, 120, 150 and 180 days. The obtained results...

Author(s): Saleh A. M. Ghafir, Suliman O. Gadalla, Benissa N. Murajei and Mohamed Fathi El-Nady

  • Article Number: D1170F510953