African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 791

Table of Content: 6 January, 2012; 6(1)

January 2012

Response of tomato (Solanum lycopersicon) to cadmium toxicity: Growth, element uptake, chlorophyll content and photosynthesis rate

The effect of cadmium (Cd) accumulation on mineral composition in roots and shoots, growth development, chlorophyll and water content of tomato (Solanum lycopersiconMill 63/5F1) seedlings was tested under doses of 0 (control), 10, 50 and 100 µM. Cadmium accumulation was defined by elevated concentrations as 50 to 100 µM in root and shoot tissues. Element uptake by roots and shoot was negatively affected...

Author(s): Chiraz Chaffei Haouari, Afef Hajjaji Nasraoui, Donia Bouthour, Maaroufi Dghimi Houda, Chiraz Ben Daieb, Jamel Mnai and Houda Gouia        

January 2012

Effects of food spices on Gram-negative food indicator bacteria from some Nigerian ethnic fermented plant food condiments

Varied but multiple antibiotic resistance rates were exhibited by all the foodborne indicator bacterial species, Citrobacter, Escherichia coli, Enterobacter, Klebsiella,Morganella morganii, Salmonella, Shigella, Pseudomonas isolated from four most-popular Nigerian indigenous fermented plant food condiments ogiri, iru, okpehe andugba. The generally...

Author(s): Adenike  A. O. Ogunshe, Zibi M. Johnny and Amala O. Arinze      

January 2012

Vegetation and flora dynamic of the fallow of the national centre of floristic (NCF) of Cocody-Abidjan University (Ivory Coast)

The flora and the vegetation of the fallow of the National Centre of Floristic (NCF) were analyzed 14 years after first inventory was carried out in 1995. The objective of this study was to evaluate the evolution of the flora and the vegetation of the fallow of the NCF. Thus, the fallow was divided into 4 layers representing each one with homogeneous plot. The methodology of inventory adopted is the combination of the...

Author(s): Ipou Ipou J., Koffi K. A. D., Ouattara D, and N’Guessan K. E.,        

January 2012

A community analysis of Quercus baloot Griff, forest District Dir, Upper Pakistan

Twenty-two relatively undisturbed Quercus baloot dominating stands were surveyed on different physiographic situations in district Dir upper Pakistan. The purpose of the study was to investigate the types and structure of plant communities and ecological status ofQ. baloot using agglomerative cluster analysis and detrended correspondence analysis (DCA ordination). The distribution pattern and influential...

Author(s): Nasrullah Khan    

January 2011

Foliar micromorphology of Salvia greggii A. Gray (Lamiaceae)

Foliar micromorphology of Salvia greggii A. Gray was investigated using the scanning electron microscope (SEM). The leaves were characterized by anisocytic stomata which were more abundant on the abaxial epidermal surface. Short multicellular glandular trichomes were observed on both leaf surfaces. Uniseriate and multicelullar non glandular trichomes were also found but more abundant over the mid-rib....

Author(s): Lwandiso Dyubeni and Lisa V. Buwa

January 2012

Genotype × season interaction and characters association of some Sesame (sesamum indicum L.) genotypes under rain-fed conditions of Sudan

The experiment was carried out at Gedarif Agricultural Research Station Sudan, during the rainy seasons 08/09 and 09/2010, to estimate the genotype x season interaction and to asses the characters association for seven sesame genotypes. A randomized complete block design with four replicates was used. The...

Author(s): Salah Balla M. Ahmed and Abubakri  F. Ahmed        

January 2012

Pollen morphology of Tacca leontopetaloides (L.) Kuntze in Nigeria

The pollen of Tacca leontopetaloides collected from four different locations across Nigeria was prepared and studied under the light microscope. The exine pattern was observed to be fairly striate in all samples from the four different locations, while all the grains were monosulcate. Based on the polar axis size, the pollen sample from Akoko (sample A) was small sized, while the rest are medium sized. The...

Author(s): T. I. Borokini and A. E. Ayodele