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The interaction between endophytic Fusarium species and Eldana saccharina (Lepidoptera) following in vitro mutagenesis for F. sacchari tolerance to control the borer in sugarcane.
Eldana saccharina is a major pest in the South African sugar industry. Stalk damage by this borer and infection of bored tissue by opportunistic fungi result in loss of biomass and sucrose content, respectively. Amongst ...
Phytochemical and pharmacological investigations of invasive Chromolaena odorata (L.) R.M. King & H. Rob. (Asteraceae).
Chromolaena odorata (L.) R.M. King & H. Rob. (Asteraceae) is an invasive weedy scrambling perennial shrub native to the Americas that has proven to be a significant threat to both natural and semi-natural ecosystems as ...
Vegetation change in Northern KwaZulu-Natal since the Anglo-Zulu war of 1879.
Historic photographs have been successfully used to compare landscape change over time. I used photographs taken of the grassland biome during and just after the Anglo-Zulu War (1879) in KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), which ...
Mosquitocidal activity against Anopheles arabiensis of plants used as mosquito repellents in South Africa.
Ten plant species that are used as mosquito repellent in South Africa, Aloe ferox (leaves), Atalaya alata (leaves), Balanites maughamii (bark), Clausena anisata (leaves), Croton menyaarthii (leaves), Lippia javanica (leaves), ...
Investigations on the biological effects of smoke-water and smoke-derived compounds in agriculture and horticulture.
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The morphology and chemical composition of the trichomes of Withania somnifera (Solanaceae)
For centuries, plants have been used in the cosmetic, culinary and medicinal industries. Recently however, the use of plants in the medicinal industry has increased due to the widespread awareness of the harmful effects ...