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 2014; 8(9)

September 2014

Upland rice response to nutrient application in Uganda

Upland rice (Oryza spp.) yields are low in Uganda, partly because of little fertilizer use. Three on-station trials and two clusters of on-farm trials were conducted in Uganda at approximately 1000 m elevation to determine: yield response to N, P and K application; economically optimal nutrient rates (EOR); and N use efficiency components. Mean grain yield, with hulls, was 1.3 and 3.7 Mg ha-1 with 0 and 100 kg ha-1 N...

Author(s): K. C. Kaizzi, J. Byalebeka, O. Semalulu, I. Alou, W. Zimwanguyizza, A. Nansamba,E. Odama and C. S. Wortmann

September 2014

Foliar anatomy of some species of Asteraceae in South Western Nigeria

The foliar anatomy of 12 species of Asteraceae around Ile Ife in South Western, Nigeria was described. The distinguishing characteristics of taxonomic value include; venation patterns, areole shapes, number of veinlet endings, trichome types, arrangement of vascular bundles. Venation types are actinodromous, craspedodromous or camptodromous, the presence of rectangular areoles are predominant in the species studied and...

Author(s): AKINNUBI Funmilola Mabel, AKINLOYE Akinwumi Johnson, OLALEYE-OTUNLA Olufemi and ADENEGAN-ALAKINDE Taiwo Ayomipo

September 2014

The use of ecological methods in vegetative studies of plant species and abundance in south-eastern Nigeria

The study on ecological survey of plant species biodiversities and abundance in Southeastern Nigeria was conducted between January 2012 and 2013 at Anambra State, Nigeria to determine the plant species biodiversities and abundance in three forest fringes viz: community, shrine and reserves using measures based on floristic, stratified random sampling, plotless measure and point centre quarter methods, respectively....

Author(s): Okereke, C. N., Nnabude, P. C., Mbaekwe, E. I., Ekwealor, K. U., Uhuo, C. A. and Nwanchor, K. C.

September 2014

Influence of medium type and growth regulators on in vitro micropropagation of pineapple (Ananas comosus (L.), var. Smooth cayenne)

Aseptic cultures of pineapple ‘smooth cayenne’ were established from shoot tip explants. They were initiated on Murashige and Skoog (MS) basal medium with vitamins supplemented with various combinations of 6-benzylaminopurine (BAP) (0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3 and 0.4 mg L-1) and Gelrite [1.0 g L-1 (semi-liquid), 1.5 g L-1 (semi-solid) and 2.0 g L-1 (solid)]. Explants were transferred five weeks...

Author(s): Pamela Eloho Akin-Idowu, Sunday Oluseyi Solomon Akinyemi and Dorcas Olubunmi Ibitoye