Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Biotechnol. Mol. Biol. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1538-2273
  • DOI: 10.5897/BMBR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 103

Table of Content: December 2009; 4(6)

December 2009

Transgenic plants: Successes and controversies

Applications of herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers have greatly increased crop yields in the past. More recently, however, crop yields are barely keeping up with world growth, hence the need for new approaches. Agricultural biotechnology may likely play a key role in the race to feed the world’s expanding population with fewer inputs and on less and less available land. Genetic engineering of plants...

Author(s): Alfred O. Ubalua

December 2009

Statistical analysis of the application of Wilcoxon and Mann-Whitney U test in medical research studies

Although non-normal data are widespread in biomedical research, parametric tests unnecessarily, predominate in statistical analyses. Five biomedical journals were surveyed and for all studies which contain at least the unpaired t-test or the non-parametric Wilcoxon and Mann-Whitney U test - investigated the relationship between the choice of a statistical test and other variables such as type of journal, sample size,...

Author(s): U. M. Okeh