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: November 2009; 3(11)

November 2009

Stem and leaf anatomy of ten Geranium L. species in Iran

  An anatomical study on stem and leaf of ten species of Geranium has been performed in order to distinguish tuberous from rhizomatous species. Cross section of stem, number of palisade parenchyma, presence or absence of crystals and shape of epidermal cells in leaf are important characters to distinguish taxa.   Key words: Anatomy, Taxonomy, Geraniaceae, Iran.

Author(s): Fahimeh Salimpour⊃, Ali Mazooji⊃ and Samira Onsori⊃

  • Article Number: BF3044711151

November 2009

Antioxidant substances and pesticide in parts of beet organic and conventional manure

  Organic agriculture together with sustainable management systems are growing in the world due to concerns about the environment and the health of the populace: being real and exhaustively documented the damages caused by pesticides. The aim of this work was to observe the possible differences in the concentrations of free radical scavengers and substances recently classified as functional, in different beet...

Author(s): Maria Rosecler Miranda Rossetto, Fabio Vianello, Suraya Abdallah da Rochaand Giuseppina Pace Pereira Lima

  • Article Number: 4C87FF811168

November 2009

An improved method for screening Fusarium stalk rot resistance in grain sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench]

  Screening for resistance to Fusarium stalk rot under natural infection has been difficult because of irregularities in disease development. The toothpick inoculation technique was introduced to overcome this problem, but it lacked a mechanism to monitor inoculum dose. In this study, we introduce an improved procedure where inoculum doses are monitored and disease incubation periods are optimized....

Author(s): T. Tesso, N. Ochanda, L. Claflin and M.  Tuinstra

  • Article Number: 128480411183

November 2009

Gum arabic yield in different varieties of Acacia senegal (L.) Willd in Kenya

  A comparative study was conducted at four locations namely Ngare Ndare, Daaba, Kulamawe and Ntumburi to assess gum arabic yield per tree per picking for different varieties of natural stands Acacia senegal (var. kerensis; var. senegal and var. leiorhachis) in Kenyan drylands for a period of five months. Sample plots measuring 1 hectare were established, one at each study site....

Author(s):   C. Wekesa, P. Makenzi, B. N. Chikamai , J. K. Lelon, A. M. Luvanda and M. Muga

  • Article Number: 795A92B11191