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Effect of nutrients and smoke solutions on seed germination and seedling growth of Tropical Soda Apple (Solanum viarum).
(Weed Science Society of America., 2011)
Solanum viarum, commonly known as tropical soda apple (TSA), is native to Brazil and Argentina but has become a harmful weed in many countries with tropical climates. This study was conducted to reassess the seed biology ...
Cadmium induces hypodermal periderm formation in the roots of the monocotyledonous medicinal plant Merwilla plumbea.
(Annals of Botany Company., 2010)
Background and Aims. Merwilla plumbea is an important African medicinal plant. As the plants grow in soils contaminated with metals from mining activities, the danger of human intoxication exists. An experiment with plants ...
Micropropagation and pharmacological evaluation of Boophone disticha.
Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herb is one of the most widely distributed bulbous species in southern Africa. Of Africa’s many bulbous plants, it is widely known for its poisonous and medicinal properties. It is of considerable ...
Stress related responses in soybean.
Environmental stresses such as drought, salinity and low temperature have been major selective forces throughout plant evolution and are important factors which limit crop plant distribution and agricultural productivity. ...
Alkaloids from three South African Crinum species.
The alkaloid content of three Crinum species namely C. bulbispermum, C. macowanii and C. moorei was investigated. The ethanolic extracts of C. bulbispermum yielded seven compounds. The new alkaloids 8α-ethoxyprecriwelline, ...
The effect of charcoal on tissue morphogenesis in vitro.
The effect of activated charcoal, autoclaving and culture media on sucrose hydrolysis in tissue culture media was investigated. Activated charcoal acidified an aqueous sucrose (5%) solution and culture media by about 1 ...
Breeding systems of some cold tolerant eucalyptus species.
Seasonal flowering times for Eucalyptus nitens, E. dunnii, E. smithii, E. macarthurii and E. grandis were evaluated in clonal grafted orchards located at the Shaw Research Centre (SRC) in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ...
Medicinal properties and in vitro responses of Mayenus senegalensis (Lam.) exell.
No abstract available.
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 ...