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Systematic studies in Gnidia L. (Thymelaeaceae)
Gnidia L., variously estimated to contain 100–160 species, is the largest genus in the sub-cosmopolitan family Thymelaeaceae. Most species are shrubby, and occur in tropical and southern Africa, with one species reaching ...
Determinants of community composition and diversity in KwaZulu-Natal mesic grasslands : evidence from long-term field experiments and pot and plot competition experiments.
A predictive understanding of plant community response to various environmental influences (e.g. type, timing and frequency of disturbance, site productivity, fertilization, etc.) is a general goal of plant ecology. This ...
Seasonal pharmacological and phytochemical properties of medicinal bulbs.
Medicinal bulbs form part of the diversified flora in South Africa. The plants are used extensively in South African traditional medicine in the treatment of various ailments. Due to the ever-increasing demand and the ...
Pharmacological activities of selected South African medicinal plants.
The use of traditional medicine is a popular practice in South Africa especially among rural dwellers due to several reasons such as availability of natural products, cultural beliefs, preference of natural products to ...
Rangeland and animal performance trends in highland sourveld.
Long-term trends in rangeland sward dynamics (species composition, structure, productivity) were examined on three trials established between 1989 and 1996 at Kokstad Research Station in the Highland Sourveld, while ...
Ethnobotanical study of plants from Pondoland used against diarrhoea.
Diarrhoea and related diseases are the most common causes of death in children, especially from developing countries, killing about 1.5 million children under the age of five yearly. In South Africa, diarrhoea is the third ...
The influence of environment and livestock grazing on the mountain vegetation of Lesotho.
The mountains of Lesotho form the catchments for the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP), which is presently under construction, and their condition will determine the longevity of the LHWP. The mountain rangelands ...
Aspects of digestion and physiology in Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bat (Epomophorus wahlbergi)
Degradation of forest environments in South Africa have greatly affected both the plants and animals that interact with these plants. It is therefore important to understand plant-animal interactions in forest ecosystems ...
Evaluation of improved Brachiaria grasses in low rainfall and aluminium toxicity prone areas of Rwanda.
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A regulatory role for proline metabolism in Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh.
Many plants accumulate organic osmolytes in response to the imposition of environmental stresses that cause cellular dehydration. Of these, proline is the most extensively studied. Conclusive demonstration that this imino ...