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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 ...
Medicinal properties and in vitro responses of Mayenus senegalensis (Lam.) exell.
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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 ...
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 ...