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: September 2009; 3(9)

September 2009

Growth parameters of Pistacia atlantica Desf under different soil conditions in Iran

  Pistacia atlantica Desf. is one of the most important wild species in Zagros forests which is of high economical and environmental value. Therefore the investigation on the vegetative parameters of this native species is necessary. The study was conducted in Shoorab nursery placed in Khoram Abad city, which was located in west of Iran. Experiment was carried out based on randomized plot (block) design...

Author(s): Sedigheh Rezaeyan, Mohammad Reza Pourmajidian, Hamid Jalilvand and Aidin Parsakhoo

  • Article Number: A654A6011077

September 2009

The structure and function of trichomes in the leaf of Salvia repens Burch. Ex Benth

  The anatomical investigation using scanning and transmission electron microscopy revealed that Salvia repens is characterized by both non-glandular and glandular trichomes. It has been demonstrated that both trichomes appeared to originate from epidermal cells of the leaf, stem and vegetative area through a series of periclinal and anticlinal division. Non-glandular trichomes were composed of...

Author(s):   Buyisile Mayekiso, Zoleka Mhinana and Micheal L. Magwa

  • Article Number: CF43BCA11090

September 2009

Habitat studies for conservation of medicinal orchids of Uttarakhand, Western Himalaya

  An extensive sampling was conducted for medicinal orchids in the state of Uttarakhand between the years 2003 to 2005 covering an altitudinal range of 600 – 3600 m. Transects of 1 km length were laid randomly in various habitat types depending upon the geographical coverage of the habitats.  Six medicinal orchid species belonging to four genera were recorded in different habitats. Dactylorhiza...

Author(s): Jeewan Singh Jalal and Gopal Singh Rawat

  • Article Number: D29413911096

September 2009

Activity concentration of radionuclides in plants in the environment of western Ghats, India

  A field study on the transfer of primordial radionuclides 238U, 232Th, 40K and fallout radionuclides 210Po in different plant species in tropical forest of western Ghats environment, India, is presented. The Top storey, Short storey, Shrubs and Epiphytic plant species were sampled and concentration of these radionuclides in plant and soil were measured by employing a gamma ray spectrometer...

Author(s): P. K. Manigandan

  • Article Number: 897CDBE11101

September 2009

Diversity and abundance of soil mesofauna and microbial population in South–Western Nigeria

  The study was carried out to examine the diversity and abundance of soil mesofauna and microbial population in three (3) Forest Reserves in Southwestern Nigeria (Oluwa, Omo and Akure forest reserves). Soil samples were collected from the study areas and the mesofauna present were isolated and identified. The bacteria count and fungi count were also obtained and identified. The pH was also determined likewise...

Author(s): Adeduntan, Sunday Adeniyi

  • Article Number: 836C8B111108