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African Journal of Biotechnology - 11 (15-17), 2012

African Journal of Biotechnology - 11 (15), 2012


Research Articles


Martina Soldanova, Tereza Cholastova, Martina Polakova, Zuzana Piakova and Petra Hajkova

Molecular mapping of quantitative trait loci (QTLs) determining resistance to Sugarcane mosaic virus in maize using simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers

M. T. H. Shahid, F. A. Khan, A. Saeed, M. Aslam and F. Rasul

Development of somaclones in sugarcane genotype BF-162 and assessment of variability by random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) and simple sequence repeats (SSR) markers in selected red rot resistant somaclones

F. S. Nassar, R. E. A. Moghaieb, A. M. Abdou1 and F. K. R. Stino

Microsatellite markers associated with body and carcass weights in broiler breeders

Jie Zhang, Ya-Qin Wang, Hu-Wei Hou and Ya-Juan Qian

Characterization of the replication-associated protein (Rep) promoter of an alpha-satellite associated with Tobacco curly shoot virus


M. I. Motawei and N. S. AL-Ghumaiz

Genetic diversity in some introduced pasture grass cultivars revealed by inter-simple sequence repeats (ISSR) markers

Papassorn Wattanakulpakin, Songsin Photchanachai, Khanok Ratanakhanokchai, Khin Lay Kyu, Panumart Ritthichai and Shuichi Miyagawa

Hydropriming effects on carbohydrate metabolism, antioxidant enzyme activity and seed vigor of maize (Zea mays L.)

Sri Devi, A. and L. Mullainathan

Effect of gamma rays and ethyl methane sulphonate (EMS) in M3 generation of blackgram (Vigna mungo L. Hepper)

Ki-Won Lee, Gi Jun Choi, Ki-Yong Kim, Hee Chung Ji, Hyung Soo Park, Sung Seo, Meing Jooung Kim and Sang-Hoon Lee

Comparison of callus induction and plant regenerationfrom twenty tall fescue varieties

Zulfiqar Ahmad Saqib, Javaid Akhtar, M. Anwar Ul-Haq, Ilyas Ahmad and Hafiz Faiq Bakhat

Rationality of using various physiological and yield related traits in determining salt tolerance in wheat

Nderitu Wangari Peris, Ngode Lucas, Kinyua Gacheri Miriam and Mutui Mwendwa Theophillus

Field evaluation of mulberry accessions for susceptibility to foliar diseases in Uasin-Gishu district, Kenya

Babar Ijaz, Shakeel Ahmad Jatoi, Dawood Ahmad, M. Shahid Masood and Sadar Uddin Siddiqui

Changes in germination behavior of wheat seeds exposed to magnetic field and magnetically structured water

Tomas Vymyslicky, Petr Smarda, Jan Pelikan, Tereza Cholastova, Jan Nedelnik, Hana Moravcova, Radovan Pokorny, Martina Soldanova and Martina Polakova

Evaluation of the Czech core collection of Trifolium pratense, including morphological, molecular and phytopathological data

Y. Li, N. Zhou, H. Q. Yu, D. C. Reicosky, G. R Hancock and L. F. Sun

Responses of surface soil carbon and nutrients to re-vegetation of an eroded hillslope in southwest China


Patricia Zapata-Castillo, María de Lourdes Villalonga-Santana, Jorge Tamayo-Cortés , Gerardo Rivera-Munoz and Sara Solís-Pereira

Purification and characterization of laccase from Trametes hirsuta Bm-2 and its contribution to dye and effluent decolorization


Yoram Gerchman, Avraham Schnitzer, Racheli Gal, Nitsa Mirsky and Nicka Chinkov

A simple rapid gas-chromatography flame-ionization-detector (GC-FID) method for the determination of ethanol from fermentation processes

Yemin Xue, Ruili Wang, Jingjing Zhang, Chunying Xu and Huihui Sun

Production and some properties of the thermostable feruloyl esterase and xylanase from Bacillus pumilus

Hong-Guang Yan, When-Hua Zhang, Jiang-Hua Chen and Zhi-En Ding

Optimization of the alcoholic fermentation of blueberry juice by AS 2.316 Saccharomyces cerevisiae wine yeast


Jinli Zhang, Hanxue Hou, Haizhou Dong and Yangyong Dai

Effects of bran, shorts and feed flour by ultra-fine grinding on rheological characteristics of dough and bread qualities

Liming Hu, Ruixue Song and Zhenxin Gu

An antioxidant peptide produced by autolysis reactions from wheat germ


M. Solouki, S. B. Hoseini, B. A. Siahsar and A. Tavassoli

Genetic diversity in dill (Anethum graveolens L.) populations on the basis of morphological traits and molecular markers

Xiao-bao Xu, Tian-xiang Wu and Feng Wang

The effect of exopolysaccharide biosynthesis and related enzyme activities of Grifola frondosa by the addition of ethanol extracts from traditional Chinese medicine, Gastrodia tuber

Zhongyu Liu, Zhiqiang Yao, Mengyu Xie, Lu Zheng, Guohan Hu, Chun Luo, Juxiang Cheng, Yulong Niu, Youquan Bu, Yicheng Lu and Chunfang Gao

Gene expression profiling of grade II oligodendrogliomas and ependymomas


Tugrul Zahit Aliçli, Işik K. Oray, F.Saadet Karakulak and Abdullah E. Kahraman

Age, sex ratio, length-weight relationships and reproductive biology of Mediterranean swordfish, Xiphias gladius L., 1758, in the eastern Mediterranean


Rubina Ghani, Hafeez ul Hassan, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Usman, Mulazim Hussain Bukhari, M. Akram and Asif Iqbal

Rapid detection of typical and atypical Mycobacterium tuberculosis by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and its comparison with Ziehl Neelsen staining technique

Miaohua Quan, Lijun Ou, Chaowen She, Xianjin Wu, Dongming Chen and Jinting Lu

Photosynthetic characteristics of Lycoris aurea and monthly dynamics of alkaloid contents in its bulbs

Radhika Tippani and Girisham Sivadevuni

Nutritional factors effecting the production of L-asparaginase by the Fusarium sp.

Panida Chanapiwat, Kampon Kaeoket, and Padet Tummaruk

Improvement of the frozen boar semen quality by docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and L-cysteine supplementation


Ikram-ul-Haq and Salma Memon

Efficient plant regeneration through somatic embryogenesis in sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) cultivar CPF-237


F. O. Abonyi, E. O. Iyi and N. S. Machebe

Effects of feeding sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) leaves on growth performance and nutrient digestibility of rabbits


African Journal of Biotechnology - 11 (16), 2012


Research Articles


Theera Srisawat, Kovit Pattanapanyasat and Jaroslav Dolezel

Flow cytometric classification of oil palm cultivars

Yu-ShengYou, Yu Li and Zhang Yao

Dexamethasone resisted podocyte injury

Rongjun Chen, Jingde Qiu, Yunyun Jiang, Jiali Dong, Zhengjun Xu, and Xiaoling Gao

Isolation of a novel MYB transcription factor OsMyb1R from rice and analysis of the response of this gene to abiotic stresses

Jing Ming Xu, FanYang and Shi Chun Sun

Population genetic structure and phylogeography of the mud-flat crabs Helice tientsinensis and Helice latimera along the coast of China seas based on mitochondrial DNA


Cuihua Xin and Jiangbo Guo

An efficient marker-free vector for clean gene transfer into plants

M.A. Baset Mia, Z.H. Shamsuddin and Maziah Mahmood

Effects of rhizobia and plant growth promoting bacteria inoculation on germination and seedling vigor of lowland rice

Felix D. Dakora

Root-nodule bacteria isolated from native Amphithalea ericifolia and four indigenous Aspalathus species from the acidic soils of the South African fynbos are tolerant to very low pH

Razieh Rajabi, Ramazan Ali Khavari-Nejad, Faezeh Ghanati and Farzaneh Najafi

Effects of stress induced by post-emergence application of metribuzin herbicide on wheat

Hui-Ping Dai, Changjuan Shan, Yuan Wei, Jia-Gen Liang, Tu-Xi Yang, Wen-Qing Sa and An-Zhi Wei

Subcellular localization of cadmium in hyperaccumulator Populus × canescens

Jianhua Lü, Xiali Guo and Lailin Zhang

Bioactivity of two extracts from Alpinia officinarum rhizome against Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) adults

Hala AL. Abdallah, Abdel Gaffar E. Said and Mutasim M. Khalafalla

Establishment of an efficient callus induction and plant regeneration system in some wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cultivars grown in Sudan

A. Bayleyegn, B. Tesfaye and T. S. Workneh

Effects of pulsing solution, packaging material and passive refrigeration storage system on vase life and quality of cut rose flowers

Sayyed Kamaleddin Allame, Hassan Daud, Fatimah Mohammad Yusoff, Che Roos Saad and Aini Ideris

Isolation, identification and characterization of Leuconostoc mesenteroides as a new probiotic from intestine of snakehead fish (Channa striatus)


Dilek (Yalcin) Duygu, Abel U. Udoh, Tulay (Baykal) Ozer, Aydin Akbulut, Ilkay (Acikgoz) Erkaya, Kazim Yildiz and Deniz Guler

Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy for identification of Chlorella vulgaris Beijerinck 1890 and Scenedesmus obliquus (Turpin) Kützing 1833

Shiwei Cao, Wei Chen and Zhaoqian Jing

Phosphorus removal from wastewater by fly ash ceramsite in constructed wetland

Abdelnasser S. S. Ibrahim, Yahya B. Elbadawi, Mohamed A. El-Tayeb and Ali A. Al-Salamah

Hexavalent chromium reduction by novel chromate resistant alkaliphilic Bacillus sp. strain KSUCr9a

Sharifi-sirchi G.R., Baghizadeh A., Golestani M. and Saffari V.R.

The effects of chemical and physical mutagens on morphological and cytological characters of barley (Iranian cv. Nosrat)

I. Ara, Najat A. Bukhari, D. R. Wijayanti and M. A. Bakir

Proteolytic activity of alkaliphilic, salt-tolerant actinomycetes from various regions in Saudi Arabia


Dušan Živković, Zorica Radulović, Stevica Aleksić, Marija Perunović, Slaviša Stajić, Nikola Stanišić, Čedomir Radović

Chemical, sensory and microbiological characteristics of Sremska sausage (traditional dry-fermented Serbian sausage) as affected by pig breed


Xiao-Feng Sun, Zhong-Yi Sun, Bo Pan, Lan Li and Wei Shen

DNA methylation of PTEN gene promoter region is not correlated with urocystic tumorigenesis

Ughachukwu, P. O., Ezenyeaku, C. C. T., Ezeagwuna, D. A. and Anahalu, I. C.

Evaluation of anti-bacterial properties of ethanol extract of Ficus exasperata leaf


Nazli-Huda, I., Sajap, A. S. and Lau, W. H.

Stability of Spodoptera litura nucleopolyhedrovirus in sodium dodecyl sulphate

Hu Bi-Zhen, Xu Ying, Zheng Xiao-Rong, Shi Wang-Peng

Molt disruption and mortality of Locusta migratoria var. manilensis (Meyen) (Orthoptera: Acrididae) caused by insect growth regulators


Xia Ye, Yanhui Chen, Jidong Li, Xiaomin Yu, Jiancan Feng and Xianbo Zheng

Callus induction and adventitious shoot regeneration in Zizyphus jujuba Mill. ‘Huizao’


Parviz Almasi, Mahmud Tengku Muda Mohamed, Siti Hajar Ahmad, Jugah Kadir and Amin Mirshekari

Postharvest responses of cut Dendrobium orchids to exogenous ethylene


Haolin Chen, Daihua Wang, Gangyi Xu, Chengli Zheng and Ganghong Xu

Cloning, structural analysis and expression of cardiac troponin C (TNNC1) gene in goat

Biruk Ayenew, Wondyifraw Tefera and B. Kassahun

In vitro propagation of Ethiopian ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) cultivars: Evaluation of explant types and hormone combinations

Jian Sun, Haiyan Jia, Xiaodong Wang, Xiaofan Yuan and Bing Zhao

Inhibition of tobacco axillary bud differentiation by silencing CUP-SHAPED COTYLEDON 3


Gbadamosi, I. T. and Oyedele, T. O.

The efficacy of seven ethnobotanicals in the treatment of skin infections in Ibadan, Nigeria


African Journal of Biotechnology - 11 (17), 2012



Sevil Yalcin and Günhan Erdem

Biological effects of electromagnetic fields

Xiaoqing Yu, Pute Wu, Wenting Han and Zenglin Zhang

Overview of wireless underground sensor networks for agriculture

Research Articles


Daniel Oladimeji Oluwayelu, Victoria Smyth and Daniel Todd

Detection of avian nephritis virus and chicken astrovirus in Nigerian indigenous chickens

Jamal S. M. Sabir, Mohammed H. Z. Mutawakil, Amr A. El-Hanafy and Mohamed M. Ahmed

Genetics similarity among four breeds of goat in Saudi Arabia detected by random amplified polymorphic DNA marker

Alieu Sartie, Jorge Franco and Robert Asiedu

Phenotypic analysis of tuber yield- and maturity-related traits in white yam (Dioscorea rotundata)

Dan Ge, Kedong Song, Shui Guan, Mingshu Dai, Xuehu Ma, Tianqing Liu and Zhanfeng Cui

Effect of the neurosphere size on the viability and metabolism of neural stem/progenitor cells

Alireza Rezaei Amirabadi, Mohammad Hassan Shahhosseiny and Jalil Vand Yousefi and Mohammad Ghahri

LOOP mediated isothermal AMPlification (LAMP) in diagnosis of neorocryptococcosis


Margaret Chiipanthenga, Moses Maliro, Paul Demo and Joyce Njoloma

Potential of aeroponics system in the production of quality potato (Solanum tuberosum l.) seed in developing countries

Imran Mahmood, Abdul Razzaq, Ishfaq Ahmad Hafiz, Shuaib Kaleem, Ahmad Ali Khan, Abdul Qayyum, Muhammad Ahmad

Interaction of callus selection media and stress duration for in vitro selection of drought tolerant callus of wheat

Jiri Sochor, Petr Salas, Helena Skutkova, Petr Babula, Ivo Provaznik, Vojtech Adam and Rene Kizek

Environmental monitoring of soil conditioner effects on photosynthetic parameters of Acer campestre L.

Xin Zhang, Aihua Shen, Qiuqin Wang and Youwu Chen

Identification and nitrogen fixation effects of symbiotic Frankia isolated from Casuarina spp. in Zhejiang, China

Ye Hua, Bi-Xian Zhang, Hua Cai, Yong Li, Xi Bai, Wei Ji, Zhen-Yu Wang and Yan-Ming Zhu

Stress-inducible expression of GsSAMS2 enhances salt tolerance in transgenic Medicago sativa

Jiang Xiang-Hui, Gao Jian-Qiang, She Chao-Wen and Xuan Ming Liu

High frequency shoot organogenesis in juvenile leaf of Duchesnea indica (Andr.) Focke

M. Saeidi, P. Eliasi, M. Abdoly and S. Sasani

Freezing tolerance of wheat cultivars at the early growing season after winter


Mohammad A. Khiyami, Ehab A. Serour,Maher M. Shehata and Ali H. Bahklia

Thermo-aerobic bacteria from geothermal springs in Saudi Arabia


Liuqing Yang, Ying Gou, Ting Zhao, Jiangli Zhao, Fang Li, Bingtao Zhang and Xiangyang Wu

Antioxidant capacity of extracts from calyx fruits of roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa L.)


Meng-qi Liu and Ji-feng Liu

Structure and histochemistry of the glandular trichomes on the leaves of Isodon rubescens (Lamiaceae)

Ardavan Ghazanchaei, Shohreh Shargh, Mohammad Shabani, Mohammad Najafi and Seyed Manuchehr Nourazarian

Detection of Dientamoeba fragilis in patients referred to Chaloos Medical Care Centers by nested – polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method

Zohreh Aminzadeh and Tofigh Yaghubi

Drug-resistant post-neurosurgical nosocomial Acinetobacter baumannii meningitis in two Iranian hospitals


Samy Yehya El-Zaeem, Mohamed Morsi M. Ahmed, Mohamed El-Sayed Salama and Walid N. Abd El-Kader

Flesh quality differentiation of wild and cultured Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) populations


Wan Yong Ho, Woon San Liang, Swee Keong Yeap, Boon Kee Beh, Abdul Hadi Noaman Yousr, Noorjahan Banu Alitheen

In vitro and in vivo antioxidant activity of Vernonia amygdalina water extract

Oumar A. Adoum, Bello O. Micheal and Ibrahim S. Mohammad

Phytochemicals and hypoglycaemic effect of methanol stem-bark extract of Ficus sycomorus Linn (Moraceae) on alloxan induced diabetic Wistar albino rats


Yudong Ren, Guangxing Li, Dingding Su, Qing Yang and Xiaofeng Ren

Characterization of pseudorabies viruses produced in mammalian cells by viral genome transfection


David R. Katerere, Giulia Graziani, Kaizer M. Thembo, Norman Z. Nyazema and Alberto Ritieni

Antioxidant activity of some African medicinal and dietary leafy African vegetables


Haifa El Hentati, Mohamed Ben Hamouda and Ali Chriki

Genetic diversity of two Tunisian sheep breeds using random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis

Lifu Zhao, Jianzhou Li, Guoliang Lv, Anye Zhang1, Pengcheng Zhou, Ying Yang1, Xiaoping Pan, Xiaopeng Yu, Yimin Zhang, Shusen Zheng, Yu Chen, Yuemei Chen1, Chengbo Yu1, Weibo Du, Tao Song, Jiansheng Xu, Yang Yu and Lanjuan Li

Evaluation of a reversibly immortalized human hepatocyte line in bioartificial liver in pigs


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