Research Papers/Topics in Plant Science

Molecular and Phylogenetic Diversity Studies of Some Acha (Digitaria Spp.) Landraces of The Jos Plateau and Its Environments

ABSTRACT The evaluation of the molecular and phylogenetic diversity of Acha (Digitaria spp.) landraces of the Jos plateau and its environs, was carried out between 2012, 2013 and 2014.The phenotypic and genotypic characters of the different accessions showed that variability due to effect was more in genotype had more variability in genetic diversity for the morphological traits. Thirty accessions were collected from Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area(LGA) of Bauchi State; six LGAs of Plate...

The diet of the black mongoose (galerella nigrata) (carnivora: herpestidae) in north-west (hobatere concession) and north-central (erongo conservancy), namibia.

ABSTRACT The black mongoose (Galerella nigrata) (Carnivora: Herpestidae) is a diurnal predator that favours rocky habitats. It is endemic to southwest Africa. Due to its elusive behaviour, the ecology of the black mongoose has not been studied and only little ecological information is documented about this species. The general objective of this study was to determine the diet of the black mongoose from Erongo, north-central and Hobatere in northwest Namibia through a faecal analysis. Sev...

Evaluation Of The Quality Characteristics Of The Marama Bean (Tylosema Esculentum), An Underutilized Grain And Tuber Producing Legume In Southern Africa

ABSTRACT The potential of the Marama bean plant, Tylosema esculentum (Burch.) Schreiber, a drought-tolerant, bean–bearing legume, native to Southern Africa, was investigated to potentially form part of a food-based approach in rural agricultural extension programmes. Nutrient content and sensory attributes of roasted Marama beans were determined as well as the potential of the Marama plant as fodder for cattle. Chemical analyses were performed on roasted Namibia and Botswana Marama be...

EFFECTS OF CHARCOAL PRODUCTION ON TREE DENSITY COVER AND WOOD VOLUME IN YEREGI MALETE KWARA STATE

ABSTRACTAfter clearing for crops, logging is the most important human-driven factor responsible for the reduction of forest cover in sub-Saharan Africa. In general, wood represents about 86% of household energy consumption and the demand is expected to rise to 45% over the next 30 years due to the population growth and increasing needs in this part of the world. Charcoal is widely used as a domestic fuel for cooking in many towns and cities in developing countries as it is cleaner and easier ...

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