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: October 2013; 7(10)

October 2013

Relationship between gibberellins and carbohydrates in vegetable products

Gibberellin is a vegetable hormone widely used in agriculture and horticulture. The objective of this review was to show the relationship between gibberellins and carbohydrates in vegetable products. Thus, the study concludes that the involvement of substances may be related with the terminal stages of development of various plants. However, the interactions of carbohydrate content and gibberellin are still...

Author(s): Marcos Ribeiro da Silva Vieira, Adriano Nascimento dos Simões, Alexandre Tavares da Rocha, Luzia Ferreira da Silva and Pahlevi Augusto de Sousa

October 2013

Medicinal orchids and their uses: Tissue culture a potential alternative for conservation

Orchids are nature's most extravagant group of flowering plants distributed throughout the world from tropics to high alpine. They exhibit incredible range of diversity in size, shape and color of their flowers. Though orchids are grown primarily as ornamentals, many are used as herbal medicines, food, and other have cultural value by different cultures and tribes in different parts of the...

Author(s): Bijaya Pant

October 2013

Sesbania sesban (L.) Merrill: Potential uses of an underutilized multipurpose tree in Ethiopia

Sesbania sesban (L.) Merrill is the most productive multipurpose tree widely distributed in tropics and subtropics; and usually planted by smallholder farmers mostly for its fodder and soil improvement values. The objective of the present study was to review the various aspects (with emphasis on its importance) of S. sesban and generate comprehensive technical information for scholars who wish to study...

Author(s): Zerihun Nigussie and Getachew Alemayehu

October 2013

Antifungal activity of aerial parts as well as in vitro raised calli of the medicinal plant, Balanites aegyptiaca Del.

The antifungal potential of an endangered medicinal plant, Balanites aegyptiaca Del. and its in vitro raised calli was evaluated by agar well diffusion method. The alcoholic extract of fruits of parent plant as well as its callus showed good antifungal activity against various pathogenic and opportunistic fungi. Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) of the extracts were determined by broth...

Author(s): Razia Khatoon, Noor Jahan, Siraj Ahmad and Anwar Shahzad

October 2013

Characterization of dekoko (Pisum sativum var. abyssinicum) accessions by qualitative traits in the highlands of Southern Tigray, Ethiopia

Cultivated Pisum is dominated with Pisum sativum subgroup, but P. sativum var.abyssinicum (Dekoko) is a unique subgroup developed and cultivated in Ethiopia. The objectives of the study were the characterization of the accessions using three qualitative traits and understanding the genetic diversity of the crop. Twenty-four (24) accession/local collections of Dekoko collected from...

Author(s): Haddis Yirga and Dargie Tsegay

October 2013

Direct regeneration of the medicinal herb Cucumis anguria L from shoot tip explants

A protocol was developed by in vitro regeneration by shoot induction of Cucumis anguria, a plant used as medicine and vegetable belonging to the family Cucurbitaceae. High frequencies of multiple shoot regeneration were achieved from nodal explants on MS fortified with 2 mg/l 6-benzyl amino purine (BAP) and 0.5 mg/l indole acetic acid (IAA). Five to ten shoots per explant were obtained. The elongated...

Author(s): S. Senthil Kumar

October 2013

Lactuca sativa mediated chitinase activity and resistance in pearl millet against Sclerospora graminicola

Pearl millet seeds were treated with latex extracts (L1- 50 µl, L2- 100 µl and L3- 200 µl) ofAsclepias curassavica, Calotropis gigantea, Croton sp., Eucalyptus alba, Morus alba,Nerium odoratum, Lactuca sativa and Tridax procumbens were applied on pearl millet seeds for 3 and 6 h to evaluate their role in growth promotion and downy mildew resistance. Latex extracts of...

Author(s): S. R. Mythrashree, N. P. Geetha, H. G. Pushpalatha, M. Murali, H. S. Shetty and K. N. Amruthesh