African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 784

Table of Content: July 2013; 7(7)

July 2013

Genetic variability of three cassava traits across three locations in Ghana

  A study was conducted to assess the extent of genetic variability, broad-sense heritability and correlations for fresh root weight, root number and top weight of five cassava genotypes across three locations in 2 years. Combined analysis of variance revealed highly significant genotypic effect for all the traits. Genotype x environment interaction was also significant for all the traits studied indicating...

Author(s): Peprah Bright Boakye, Ofori Kwadwo, Asante Isaac K. and Elizabeth Yaa Parkes,

July 2013

The folklore of medicinal plants recorded from Leepa Valley, Azad Jammu and Kashmir

  The folklore of 43 species of ‘medicinal plants’ belonging to 27 families was recorded form Leepa Valley, Muzaffarabad. Out of 43 medicinal plants, 4 gymnosperms, 38 angiosperms and 01 fern species were used against different diseases. The major problems cured by ‘medicinal plants’ were digestive problems (24 spp), dermal system problems (13 sp), hepatic problems (11 spp) and...

Author(s): Tariq Habib, Zahid Hussain Malik, Muhammad Altaf Hussain and Ashfaq Ahmed Awan

July 2013

Identification of plants visited by the honeybee, Apis mellifera L. in the Sudan Savanna zone of northeastern Nigeria

  A total of 61 species of savanna plants visited by the honeybee, Apis mellifera L. were identified through direct observation of foraging bees. The time of flowering of the plants was also recorded.  The largest number of species (26.2%) was recorded for the family Fabaceae. Combretaceae ranked second with 9.8% of the species, while Arecaceae, Lamiaceae, Poaceae Rhamnaceae and Rubiaceae ranked...

Author(s): Usman H. Dukku

July 2013

Plants used in material culture in Oromo community, Jimma, Southwest Oromia, Ethiopia

  Since antiquity, plants have been used as a source of material culture by the human societies. The purpose of this study was to assess the plant species and associated traditional knowledge used in making material cultures. A quantitative method (structured interviews and questionnaire) was used to collect data. A total of 75 key informants above 45 age groups were questioned and data on the plant...

Author(s): Balcha Abera

July 2013

Fatty acid composition and antibacterial activity of Swietenia Macrophylla king seed oil

  Pathogenic bacteria cause many acute and serious diseases, especially ‘multiple-drug-resistant’ strains have become such a problem due to overuse of antibiotics. Various medicinal plants are used to prevent or cure infectious diseases. The aims of this study were to determine the oil content, fatty acids compositions, and antibacterial activity ofSwietenia macrophylla king seed oil against...

Author(s): Mohammed B. Suliman, Azhari H. Nour, Mashitah M. Yusoff, Abdurahmn H. Nour, Palaniselvam Kuppusamy, Yuvaraj A. R. and Mazza S. Adam