African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 780

Table of Content: June 2021; 15(6)

June 2021

Genotypic screening of tomato’s AREB 1 gene for drought tolerance and computational protein structure prediction

In this investigation, the coding sequence of the drought-stress inducible gene AREB1 in tomato derived from cDNA indicated 100% identity with the reference gene in the NCBI PlantEnsembl database. The protein structure of the AREB1 sequence derived from polymerase chain reaction from tomato DNA template was done using ExPASy and its protein parameter tools ProtParam. The structures of AREB1 protein showed a MolProbity...

Author(s): Ja’afar Umar, Adamu Aliyu Aliero, Kasimu Shehu and Obadiah Caleb Dikko

June 2021

Efficacy of soil solarization on the control of root-knot nematodes infecting eggplant (Solanum melongena) in Plateau State

The efficacy of soil solarization was tested for the control of root-knot nematodes in Foron District of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State using three commercially available cultivars of eggplant (Solanum melongena) namely: Yallo Bello, Chida Masoyi and Farin Yallo. Two levels of soil solarization based on time of exposure namely: Four weeks, five weeks and a control were employed. Soil temperature for...

Author(s): Vou Moses Shutt, Diana Unwana Affiah, Brains Ode Okechallu and David Longwap Wonang

June 2021

Viral synergism and its role in management of maize lethal necrosis disease

Maize lethal necrosis disease (MLND) in Kenya has been reported to be caused by a coinfection between a non-potyvirus Maize chlorotic mottle virus (MCMV) and a potyvirus Sugarcane mosaic virus (SCMV). The control of the disease in Kenya has been a challenge owing to the synergistic interactions that exist between the two viruses. This study, sought to determine the stage of synergism between the two viruses and its role...

Author(s): Robert K. Leitich, Jackson C. Korir, John O. Muoma and Dennis O. Omayio

June 2021

Conservation agriculture-based Zea mays (maize)-Phaseolus vulgaris (common bean) cropping systems in South Central Ethiopia

Conservation agriculture (CA) is defined as sustainable agriculture production system comprising a set of farming practices. The experiment was conducted at three districts from 2011 to 2016 at five farmers’ field they considered as replicate. The experiment consisted of five treatments (continuous sole maize, maize bean rotation, maize-bean inter-cropping, bean rotation under CA and farmer practice). Maize yield...

Author(s): Goshime Muluneh Mekasha, Solomon Admassu Seyoum, Walter Tamuka Mupangwa, Alemayehu Zemede Lemma, Haimanot Beruk Senbeta, Mamud Aman Tello, Mesele Haile Onu and Tesfaye Hailu Estifanose