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: October 2016; 10(10)

October 2016

Genotype by environment interaction in sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) cultivars in Uganda

Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) is an important and ancient oilseed crop cultivated in hot, dry climates for its oil and protein rich seeds. On the African continent, Uganda ranks seventh in sesame production. The improvement of new genotypes with the desired yield stability and performance in different environments is an important issue in breeding programs. In order to identify high yielding and stable sesame genotypes...

Author(s): Walter Okello-Anyanga, Patrick Rubaihayo, Paul Gibson and Patrick Okori

October 2016

Antifungal and cytotoxic activity of purified biocomponents as carvone, menthone, menthofuran and pulegone from Mentha spp.

Medicinal plants are attractive sources in the search of bioactive compounds in the treatment of infectious diseases. Considering that the infectious agent often develops resistance to existing treatments rapidly, the searches for such compounds are a never-ending process. One such infection, caused by Candida spp. is candidiasis, which is a public health problem. Additionally, many strains have resistance to...

Author(s): Giovana Cláudia Boni, Simone Nataly Busato de Feiria, Priscilla de Laet Santana, Paula Cristina Anibal, Marcelo Fabiano Gomes Boriollo, Marcelle Marie Buso-Ramos,   Janaina Priscila Barbosa, Thaís Rossini de Oliveira and José Francisco Höfling

October 2016

Useful plant species diversity in homegardens and its contribution to household food security in Hawassa city, Ethiopia

The study was conducted on homegardens of Hawassa city, Southern Ethiopia with the aim of documenting useful plant species; identifying the internal and external household factors related to useful plant species diversity in and around home gardens and examining its contribution to household food security and income generation. A random sample of 120 homegardens from eight sub-cities of Hawassa city was used to collect...

Author(s): Reta Regassa

October 2016

Performance of yield attributes, yield and economics of teff (Eragrostis tef) influenced by various row spacing, nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers

Teff [Eragrostis tef (Zucc.)] is the most important cereal crop of Ethiopia, occupying 31% area and 20% production of the total cereal crops. However, its productivity is almost stagnant, with a national average yield of meager 1.46 tonnes ha-1 mainly due to inadequate modern agronomic practices and technologies in the present production system. The urgent necessity for its higher production and productivity as a staple...

Author(s): Kumela Bodena Jabesa and Thomas Abraham