Journal of
Agricultural Biotechnology and Sustainable Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Agric. Biotech. Sustain. Dev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2340
  • DOI: 10.5897/JABSD
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 134

Table of Content: September 2010; 2(8)

September 2010

Partial purification of leaf lectin from Manihot esculenta and screening its fungicidal activity

  Lectins have various biotechnological applications including their use in agriculture as antimicrobials and pesticides. Lectin from manioc leaf powder has been extracted, partially purified and evaluated in terms of its haemagglutination activity and fungicidal properties against Fusarium oxysporum. Ground, dried and the entire leaves of Manihot esculenta (Cacao cultivar) were extracted...

Author(s): Maria Cristina Silva, Angelita Duarte Corrêa, Custódio Donizete dos Santos, Flávia Cristina Almeida Marcos and Celeste Maria Patto de Abreu

September 2010

Effects of organic amendments on the growth and performance of Celosia argentea on an oxic Paleustalf in South western Nigeria

  The problems associated with availability of space for cultivation due to high demands on land for other uses has made virtually all farmers to embark on continuous cropping at the expense of soil fertility management. This study was therefore conducted to assess the effect of organic amendments on the yield and yield components of Celosia argentea. A field experiment was carried out to examine the...

Author(s): B. A. Senjobi, O. T. Ande, C. T. Senjobi, O. A. Odusanya and O. D. Ajilore