African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 684

Table of Content: March 2015; 9(3)

March 2015

Complete inhibition of mycelial growth of fungal pathogens of maize by botanicals

Rice husk extract (RHE), bamboo extract (BE) and wood extract (WE) at different concentration levels (0.0, 0.1, 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5%) were evaluated (in completely randomized design) in vitro as an antagonist to mycelial growth of selected fungal pathogens of maize. Botanical preparations were utilized singly (rice husk, bamboo and wood extracts) and in combinations (RHE x BE, RHE x WE, BE x WE and RHE x BE x WE). RHE at...

Author(s): Adeyemo J. O., and Abiala M. A.,

March 2015

Genetic analysis of groundnut rosette virus disease in groundnut (Archis hypogaea L.)

Groundnut chlorotic rosette disease (GCRD) transmitted by the aphid, Aphis craccivora, is an important virus disease of groundnut in Africa. Breeding for host resistance remains the best strategy to minimize losses due to this disease. Nine cultivated groundnut genotypes with differential reaction to GCRD were crossed in an incomplete diallel mating design to determine the combining ability of GCRD resistance. The...

Author(s): Usman, A., Ofori, K., Danquah, E. Y., Offei, S. K and Ado, S. G.

March 2015

Acclimatization results of micro-propagated plantlets

This work is an analysis of the structured-functional particularities of regeneration of introduced varieties of Vaccinium corymbosum L. and Vaccinium vitis-idaea L. under in vitro and ex vitro conditions. The anatomical structures of the leaves of V. corymbosum and V. vitis-idaea cultivated under aseptical culture, greenhouse and open ground were studied. It is shown that conditioned cultivation superimposes the...

Author(s): Elena Kutas and Lyubov Ogorodnyk

March 2015

Floristic diversity under anthropogenic activities in the protected forests of Duekoué and Scio in southwestern Côte d’Ivoire

This study analyses the effects of anthropogenic disturbance on trees and shrubs floristic α-diversity in two protected rain forests in southwestern Côte d’Ivoire. These forests have been under timber harvesting since their protection in 1929. The forestry service had developed plantations of indigenous timber species and teak since 1996 to increase their productivities for timbers. Additionally, they...

Author(s): François N’guessan KOUAMÉ, Olivier Adjé AHIMIN, Maxime N’takpé Kama BORAUD and Edouard Kouakou N’GUESSAN

March 2015

NaCl tolerance studies at seedling stage among different genotypes of Helianthus annus L.

A greenhouse research was conducted at the research area of Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad to evaluate 20 accessions for the identification of salt tolerant genotypes of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) as well as their characteristics. The experiment was conducted in completely randomized design with three repeats. Salinity was developed with NaCl to achieve the final...

Author(s): Shehzad Ahmad Kang, Muhammad Shoaib, Frasat Saeed, Muhammad Amin and Amad Abbas

March 2015

Maize: Panacea for hunger in Nigeria

Maize (Zea mays) is always preferred to other crops, and it is fast becoming an industrial crop in Sub-Saharan African countries. Nigeria has been divided into low, medium, medium to high and high maize production potential groups. Traditionally, maize was mostly grown in forest ecology in Nigeria but large scale production has moved to the savanna zone, especially the Northern Guinea savanna, where yield potential is...

Author(s): Amudalat Bolanle Olaniyan

March 2015

Assessment of nodulation of Mucuna pruriens by promiscuous native rhizobia population, Southeast Nigeria

The potency and competitive ability of indigenous rhizobia population in soil to nodulate a non-native legume host has been contentious especially in tropical Africa. This study examined the symbiotic compatibility between the indigenous rhizobia population and a non-native legume species. Soil samples were randomly collected with soil auger at 0 - 30 cm depth from agricultural fields southeast, Nigeria. The control...

Author(s): Olusola Abayomi Ojo-Omoniyi, Esther Adeyinka Okubena-Dipeolu, Olubunmi Pauline Adejoh and Oluwole Akinwumi Odetunmibi 

March 2015

Survey of ethno-veterinary medicinal plants at selected Horro Gudurru Districts, Western Ethiopia

Plant remedies are still the most important in therapeutics of treat livestock diseases, though large knowledge of ethno medicinal plants is declining to deterioration due to the oral passage of herbal heritage verbally. The objective of the study was to identify and document ethno-veterinary medicinal plants. The study was carried out from January to July 2014 at selected Horro Gudurru districts of western Ethiopia....

Author(s): Tadesse Birhanu and Dereje Abera

March 2015

The effective method of potato cultivation

Potatoes occupy a considerable place in food ration of Uzbekistan’s population. That is why over the past few years, there are various researches on traditional ways of increasing the amount of potatoes produced as well as the generally accepted methods of their cultivation. One of such methods is generative propagation of potatoes.   Key words: True potato seed, greenhouse, seedlings, minitubers,...

Author(s): B. M. Eshonkulov, I. T. Ergashev and D. S. Normurodov

March 2015

Spatiotemporal variations of Tricolia affinis (C.B. Adams, 1850) associated with the macroalgal community on reef stretches at Piedade beach, southern coast of Pernambuco State, Brazil

The aim of the present study was to assess the correlation between the spatiotemporal variation of the gastropod Tricolia affinis and the macroalgal community on the sandstone reef at Piedade beach on the southern coast of Pernambuco State (PE) during the rainy and dry seasons in 2009 and 2010. Five square plots were randomly sampled on each date on the reef flat and pool to sample the gastropod population and measure...

Author(s): Mariana Alves de Guimaraens, Maria de Fátima Oliveira-Carvalho and Ranilson Emmanuel de Aquino