African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 732

Table of Content: October 2010; 4(10)

October 2010

Kinetics of drumstick leaves (Moringa oleifera) during convective drying

  Drying characteristics of drumstick leaves (Moringa oleifera) were investigated in a convective type dryer for a temperature range 50 to 80˚C at constant air velocity, 0.5 m/s. Results indicated that drying took place in the falling rate period. The sample dried at 60˚C was found better in color as compared to the samples obtained at 50, 70 and 80˚C. The chroma of the samples, dried in between 50 to 80˚C was...

Author(s): Monica Premi, H. K Sharma, B. C. Sarkar and C. Singh

October 2010

Variations among some Nigerian Cucurbita landraces

  The diversity among some Nigerian accessions of Cucurbita species was investigated using 19 quantitative and 14 qualitative characters. The result showed that the accessions evaluated differed significantly (p < 0.05) in most of the quantitative characters evaluated. The clustering based on quantitative character, grouped the various accessions into two clusters. However, clustering based on the...

Author(s): C. B. Aruah, M. I. Uguru and B. C. Oyiga

October 2010

Effect of IBA and age of cuttings on rooting behaviour of Jatropha Curcas L. in different seasons in western Himalaya, India

  Present study deals with the effect of different concentrations of IBA on rooting behaviour of Jatropha curcas L. stem cuttings in different seasons. The study was carried out in Western Himalayan region in Uttarakhand, India during 2005-2006 in spring, monsoon and winter season.  The juvenile and mature cuttings of J. curcaswere treated with different concentration of IBA (0, 500,...

Author(s): Arvind Bijalwan and Tarun Thakur

October 2010

Study of influence of temperature regimes on germination characteristics and seed reserves mobilization in wheat

  In a laboratory, experiment germination characteristics and seed reserves mobilization of wheat cultivars were evaluated at three temperature regimes (16, 26 and 36°C). Four heat tolerant cultivars (Gourab, Sourav, Kanchan and Shatabdi) and two heat sensitive cultivars (Sonora and Kalyansona) were used as study materials. Germination characteristics expressed as rate of germination, coefficient of...

Author(s): S. Sikder and N. K. Paul

October 2010

Slow growth conservation and molecular characterization of Deutzia scabra Thunb.

  Possibility of long-term storage in vitro of Deutzia scabra Thunb. shoots and their genetic stability were evaluated. The effect of mannitol concentrations (20 and 40 g/L), presence and absence of activated charcoal (AC) and temperature (24 or 4°C) in MS medium were studied in respect to survival percentage, number, length, leaves number of axillary shoots...

Author(s): A. M. M. Gabr and S. Sawsan Sayed

October 2010

Pharmacological studies of Passiflora sp. and their bioactive compounds

  Human infections particularly those involving microorganisms that is, bacteria, fungi, viruses, nematodes, can cause serious infections in tropical and subtropical countries of the world. In recent years, multiple drug resistance in human pathogenic microorganisms has been developed due to indiscriminate use of commercial anti-microbial drugs commonly used in the treatment of such diseases. Plants have been...

Author(s): A. G. Ingale and A. U. Hivrale