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A pharmacological study of some Nigerian medicinal plants.
Petroleum ether, dichloromethane, and 80% ethanol extracts of 15 plant species collected in Nigeria were screened for in vitro antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antimalarial activities. Antibacterial activity was tested ...
Evaluation of plants used in African traditional medicine for asthma and related conditions.
Traditional medicine is a form of discipline that has been applied within most South African societies with the objective of enhancing the physical and psychological health system in the country. Asthma is a complex ...
The role of smoke as a germination cue.
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Cytokinins and the germination of Tagetes minuta L.
Tagetes minuta L. is a weedy herb that has been a rich source of fragrant oils, used as in the perfume and flavour industry. T. minuta achenes germinate erratically under field conditions. However, at the optimal germination ...
Flower abscission in potted Plectranthus.
Transport and post-harvest handling of flowers both cut and potted is one of the greatest challenges in the horticulture industry (REDMAN et al., 2002). Ethylene-induced flower abscission is responsible for the loss of ...
Crinum moorei : propagation and secondary metabolite production in vitro.
As an alternative to conventional methods of vegetative propagation, micropropagation attracts much attention, because the levels of multiplication are increased, somaclonal variation is limited and disease-free material ...
Cultivation of Combretum bracteosum (Hochst.) Brandis.
In maximizing South Africa's floral diversity, plant propagators have begun exploiting the rich array of indigenous plants, especially those with horticultural potential. Plants previously unavailable to the professional ...
Factors influencing controlled pollination of Pinus patula.
A study of factors contributing to successful controlled pollinations of Pinus patula Scheide et Deppe was undertaken. The pollen morphology of P. patula, P. oocarpa, P. greggii, P. elliottii, P. tecunumanii, P. caribaea ...
Micropropagation and acclimatization of Aloe polyphylla and Platycerium bifurcatum.
Shoot cultures of Aloe polyphylla were initiated from young shoot explants of in vitro grown plants. The basal medium was MS medium (MURASHIGE and SKOOG, 1962), supplemented with 100 mgl ¯¹ myo-inositol, and 30 gl ¯¹ ...
An evaluation of plants used in eastern Nigeria in the treatment of epilepsy and convulsion.
Schumanniophyton magnificum and Glypheae brevis are important medicinal plants growing wild in the West African rain forest. They are used in folkloric medicine in the treatment of epilepsy and convulsion as well as for ...