African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 722

Table of Content: November 2013; 7(11)

November 2013

Scope of medicinal flora as effective anti ulcer agents

Gastric ulcer generally results from persistent erosions and damage of the stomach wall which become perforated and develops into peritonitis and massive haemorrhage as a result of inhibition of the synthesis of mucus, bicarbonate and prostaglandins. The commercially available antiulcer drugs usually have various side effects. Due to these side effects, there is a need to find new antiulcerogenic compound(s) with...

Author(s): Sandhya S., Venkata Ramana K., Vinod K. R., Swapna Reddy and Asia Begum

November 2013

Studies on floral phenology, fruit and seed maturation and harvest index based on fruit colour in Pongamia pinnata (L.) Pierre

Pongamia pinnata is a leguminous tree having enormous potential of producing high seed oil that could be as a source of biofuel. The collection of pods with higher seed quality characters is much important for production of elite seedlings at nursery and hence studies related to seed maturation were initiated as matured seed is the basic character of quality seed. To evaluate the steps in obtaining quality seed...

Author(s): P. Srimathi, N. Mariappan, L. Sundaramoorthy and K. Sudhakar

November 2013

In vitro antifungal effects of the essential oil of Mentha piperita L. and its comparison with synthetic menthol on Aspergillus niger

The antifungal activity of Mentha piperita L. essential oil and its comparison with synthetic menthol on Aspergillus niger growth have been determined in vitro. The chemical compositions of essential oil of M. piperita provided from the aerial parts of plants grown in a village in Kerman Province in June 2012 were determined. The sample was cleaned and...

Author(s): M. Moghtader

November 2013

Yield and quality of statice [Limonium sinuatum (L.) Mill.] as affected by cultivars and planting densities

A study was conducted in a plastic greenhouse at Freesia Ethiopia PLC Sululta located in the central highlands of Ethiopia with the objective of determining the effect of cultivar, planting density and their interaction effect with reference to yield and quality of Statice.The experiment was laid out in a 3 x 4 factorial arrangement using a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with three replications. The...

Author(s): Biruk Mellesse, Nigussie Kassa and Ali Mohammed

November 2013

Chromosome numbers and karyotype in three species of the genus Vernonia Schreber in Southern Nigerian

Detailed cytological studies were carried out on three species of the genus Vernonianamely Vernonia amygdalina (bitter leaf and non-bitter leaf), Vernonia cinerea andVernonia conferta to ascertain their chromosome number. The taxa studied showed diploid number of chromosome for V. cinerea (2n = 18) and V. conferta (2n = 20) and tetraploid number for V....

Author(s): Kemka-Evans, C. I. and Okoli, Bosa

November 2013

Earliness and yield parameters of eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) grafts under different spacing and fertigation levels

Field study was undertaken to standardize spacing and fertigation levels for eggplant(Solanum melongena L.) grafts. A strip plot design was adopted with four spacing levels (1 × 1, 2 × 1, 1.5 × 1.5 and 0.6 × 0.6 m) and three fertigation levels: 75, 100 and 125% recommended dose of fertiliser (RDF) replicated four times. After six months, the plants were pruned to obtain the ratoon crop...

Author(s): A. Ndereyimana, S. Praneetha, L. Pugalendhi, B. J. Pandian and P. Rukundo

November 2013

Study on malting barley genotypes under diverse Agroecologies of north western Ethiopia

The study was conducted with the objectives to determine the magnitude effect of genotype, environment, and their interactions on economically important traits and identify stable malt barley (Hordeum distichon L.) genotypes. Combined analysis of variance indicated that the main effects due to environment, genotype and GxE interaction were highly significant for grain yield and economically important malting...

Author(s): Muluken Bantayehu

November 2013

Evaluation of allelopathic potential of an aromatic exotic tree, Melaleuca leucadendron L.

An attempt was made to evaluate the allelopathic potential of an exotic tree species,Melaleuca leucadendron L. using mung bean (Vigna radiata L.) seeds as responsive bioassay material. This was recorded in terms of the plant extract and plant leachate-induced changes of seed germination behaviour, the levels of DNA and RNA as well as amylase activity in the seed kernels. The results of the present...

Author(s): Subhojit Ojha, Chandan Kumar Pati and Aloke Bhattacharjee