Research Papers/Topics in Applied Botany

The Study of Ethnobotanical Uses by Local Healers in Taktse Chiwog from Central Bhutan

Aim: To document the ethnobotanical uses in Taktse Chiwog (Village blocks) by local healersStudy Design: Semi-structured interview and direct interview was conducted with the prior approval from the Chiwog official. Two local healers/informants were contacted for interview before field visits based on their popularity and experience of using medicinal plants in their locality. Place and Duration of Study: The study was conducted at Taktse Chiwog, Trongsa Dzongkhag, Bhutan between Jul...

Composition and Floral Resources of Bees and Butterflies in Kaya Muhaka Forest and Surrounding Farmlands, Kwale County, Kenya

ABSTRACT The current global pollination crisis and the importance of insects in pollination service that maintains the native plant populations, agricultural enterprise, ecosystem resilience and food security do motivate the concern to conserve insect pollinators. Kaya forests are rich in biodiversity and endemism; they are potential sites for conservation of these pollinators in the coastal region of Kenya. However, they are threatened by illegal deforestation, charcoal burning, settle...

Nutritional and Biochemical Contents of Pepper (Capsicum spp)

         ABSTRACTPepper (Capsicum spp) belongs to the family Solanaceae. It is an important vegetable crop in Nigeria as it is one of the most varied and widely used foods in Nigeria as virtually every Nigerian home consumes it on a daily basis. The genus Capsicum represents a diverse plant group and includes twenty-seven species; five domesticated and twenty-two undomesticated (Bosland, 1993). The domesticated species are Capsicum annuum, Capsicum baccatum, Capsicum chinense, Capsicum f...

STEM AND ROOT ROT DISEASES OF CUCUMBER

ABSTRACTCucumber has been an essential vegetable crop in the world being affected by Pythium, fusariium and phythophtora. Root and stem rot of cucumber (Cucumis sativus), caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. radicis-cucumerinum, is a new catastrophic disease of greenhouse crops in Greece and some other countries Fusarium oxysporum causes rotting of roots, lower stems and pythium also causes seedling damping off which is widely spread across cropping soils. Fusarium root and stem rot occur most...

The Hemi-parasitic Mistletoe and It's Effects on Tree Population

A seminar research was conducted within Sokoto metropolis of Nigeria to identify the physiological and anatomical effects of mistletoe on the tree population, to which the research yield a tremendous result in which the mistletoe affect the tree to a level where the mistletoe brings about the total cell death (apoptosis) of various organs of the organism resulting in the organism total inactivity ie death

EFFECT OF TYPE OF CUTTINGS ON ROOTING OF ANACARDIUM

Vegetative propagation method through induction of adventitious rooting in both softwood and semi- hardwoodhypocotyl plus stem (HpS) and juvenile stem (JS) was reported in Anacardium occidentale, an average size tropical evergreen tree belonging to the Anacardiaceae family. The induction of adventitious roots is an essential process in vegetative propagation. Adventitious rooting in above cuttings was induced by exogenous application of root promoting substances (RPS) viz.&nbsp...

Comparative Studies on the Pedological Characteristics, Morphological Traits and Productivity Indices of Three Species of the Genus Ipomoea in Uyo Metropolis, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

Comparative studies on the pedological characteristics, morphological traits and productivity indices of three species of the genus Ipomoea was done in Uyo metropolis, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Morphological parameters (leaf length, leaf width and leaf area index) and productivity indices (chlorophyll a, b carotenoids and Chlorophyll Concentration Index (CCI)) of these species were determined using standard methods. The results showed that amongst the three species studied Ipomoea mauritiana ...