African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 683

Table of Content: September 2012; 6(12)

September 2012

Bio-nutritional constituents of coconut fruit and its possible medicinal applications

Analysis of constituents of coconut fruit for nutritional and medicinal purposes for people from diverse culture was done to establish the scientific claims for its diverse medicinal applications. The concentrations of glucose, calcium, potassium, sodium, iron, zinc along with that of vitamins C and E in the coconut milk and oil were determined using standard laboratory methods, while pH and specific gravity of coconut...

Author(s): Omotosho Ishiaq and Odeyemi F. A.      

September 2012

Assessment genetic variation and relationship of sago palm (Metroxylon sagu Rottb.) in Indonesia based on specific expression gene (Wx genes) markers

Starch production of sago palm based on physical and chemical properties were observed in a large variation in the previous study. The important gene markers used forthe assessment of the genetic variation and relationships which is related to the starch production is wx gene markers. The generating data based on the Wx gene markers were described in 8 alleles and 14 genotypes on sago...

Author(s): Barahima Abbas and Hiroshi Ehara        

September 2012

Microtuberization of Ceropegia spiralis Wight and Ceropegia pusilla Wt. and Arn.

The ability of Ceropegia spiralis Wight and Ceropegia pusilla Wight and Arn. to form microtubers in vitro was studied, to conserve these endemic and endangered species. Murashige and Skoog’s (MS) medium supplemented with various concentrations of cytokinins and auxins supported induction of two types of microtubers, that is, basal and aerial tubers. The nodal explants of C....

Author(s): K. Sri Rama Murthy, R. Kondamudi and S. Karuppusamy