African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 779

Table of Content: June 2010; 4(6)

June 2010

Chemical manipulation of tomato growth and associated biochemical implications on flavonoid, lycopene and mineral contents

  The consumption of tomato (Solanum lycopersicon) has been linked with reduced risk of chronic degenerative diseases. Therefore, this study was carried out to investigate the biochemical implications of bioregulator application on flavonoids, lycopene, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus and iron contents of tomato. Seeds of the tomato, genotype JM 94/47 were subjected to pre –germination...

Author(s): C. O. Olaiya and A. A. Adigun

June 2010

Anatomy and morphology of Nicotiana glauca with regard to its crystals characterization

  Nicotiana glauca belongs to the Solanacese family of which Nicotiana tabacumand Nicotiana rustica are best known for their use as tobacco. N. glauca attains the greatest abundance and diversity in Central Argentina where it is considered native, and has been known as a weed in South Africa since the 19th Century. Extensive work on toxic effect of secondary metabolites extracted...

Author(s): Zoleka Mhinana, Buyisile Mayekiso and Michael L. Magwa

June 2010

Changes in photosynthetic quantum yield of developing chloroplasts in lotus (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.) leaf during vegetative, bud and flowering stages

  Photosynthetic characteristics of the rotund or orbicular leaves of a monocarpic aquatic plant lotus (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.) leaves growing under direct sun light of tropics is studied and the developmental pattern of chloroplast along the foliage during vegetative, bud and flowering stages are studied by the measurement of the quantum efficiency of PS II photochemistry or photosynthetic quantum yield...

Author(s): Meena Misra and Amarendra Narayan Misra

June 2010

Ethno-botanical survey of the non-timber forest products in Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria

  An ethno-botanical survey of the non-timber forest products (NTFPs) in Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria was carried out in 2008 with a view to determining the usefulness of the resources to farmers in peasant subsistence. A total of 150 useful species of both plant and animal origins was recorded as having various applications in the lives of the rural dwellers in the area. The result...

Author(s): O. M. Agbogidi

June 2010

Seasonal distribution of soil fungi and chemical properties of montane wet temperate forest types of Tamil Nadu

  Forty eight soil samples were collected from Wet evergreen forest of Tamil Nadu, Southern India; the fungi from these soil samples were isolated in (June – July) South West monsoon and (November – December) North East resting monsoon both seasons. About different species belongs to various groups viz; Ascomycotina, Zygomycotina and Deuteromycotina were identified with the help of relevant...

Author(s): K. Saravanakumar and V. Kaviyarasan

June 2010

Essential oils analysis of the rhizomes of Alpinia conchigera Griff. and leaves of Alpinia malaccensis (Burm. f.) Roscoe from Bangladesh

  The essential oils obtained by hydrodistillation of the rhizomes of Alpinia conchigera Griff. and leaves of Alpinia malaccensis (Burm. f.) Roscoe were analysed by gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS). 74 compounds were identified in A. conchigera rhizome oil among them, 40 had not been detected previously. The major chemical class was terpenoids, with eucalyptol (25.85%),...

Author(s): Mohammad Nazrul Islam Bhuiyan, Jasim Uddin Chowdhury, Jaripa Begum and Nemai Chandra Nandi

June 2010

Antibacterial potential of crude leaf extracts of Eucalyptus camaldulensis against some pathogenic bacteria

  The antibacterial activity of the crude leaf extracts of Eucalyptus camaldulensis  were determined using the agar well diffusion method against clinical isolates of Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella typhi, Proteus mirabilis andKlebsiella pneumoniae. At an extract concentration of 50 mg/ml, the growths of all the pathogenic bacteria were arrested, though to...

Author(s): El-Mahmood Muhammad Abubakar