Botany Research Papers/Topics

EVALUATION OF ALLELOPATHIC EFFECT OF Lantana camara L. LEAF EXTRACTS AND GROWTH INHIBITORY EFFECT OF SOIL FROM BENEATH ITS CANOPY ON Lepidium sativum L.

Abstract: In most cases invasive plants have allelopathic effects on crops and other indigenous associated plants. Allelochemicals from such plants may also have negative impact on soils. This study was carried out to investigate the allelopathic effect of leaf extracts of Lantana camara and soils invaded by it on Lepidium sativum. Leaf extracts of Lantana camara were prepared in 5, 10, 15 and 20% concentration levels while distilled water was used as control to evaluate germination paramete...

ETHNOBOTANICAL STUDY OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINAL PLANTS IN ADAMI TULU JIDO KOMBOLCHA DISTRICT, OROMIA, ETHIOPIA

Abstract: Ethiopia has rich flora with different plant species having medical importance in health care system based on local indigenous knowledge. In this study, plants of traditional medicinal use and their associated indigenous knowledge in Adami Tulu Jido Kombolcha were investigated. A total of 100 informants (age≥25) were selected to collect information on medicinal plant use from three sampled kebeles. Of these, 20 key informants were selected purposively and 80 informants were selec...

ETHNOBOTANICAL STUDY OF MEDICINAL PLANTS USED BY PEOPLE OF GOG DISTRICT, AGNUAK ZONE, GAMBELLA REGIONAL STATE, ETHIOPIA

Abstract: Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants was conducted to document the indigenous knowledge in Gog District, Agnuak Zone, Gambella Regional State, South Western Ethiopia. A total of 74 informants (age≥25) were selected to collect information on medicinal plant use from five sampled Kebeles. Of these, 14 key informants were selected purposively based on recommendation by local elders and authorities. The rest were selected randomly. Data were collected using semi-structured interv...

Medicinal Plants Used by the People of Hulet Ejju Enesie Woreda, East Gojjam Zone of Amhara Region, Ethiopia

Abstract: Medicinal plants have been used as a source of medicine to treat human and livestock ailments since time immemorial. Indigenous people of a given community have their own local specific knowledge on plant. This study was conducted to document indigenous plant based medicinal knowledge in the study area. The data were collected using semi structured interviews, focus group discussions and field observations with local peoples. A total of 100 informants (70 males and 30 females) abov...

EFFECTS OF NEEM LEAF EXTRACT DIPPING AND BEESWAX COATING ON SHELF LIFE AND QUALITY OF TOMATO (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) FRUITS

Abstract: Tomato fruit is highly perishable due to its climacteric ripening nature. The high postharvest loss of tomato in Ethiopia is also because of poor harvesting techniques, lack of packaging, inappropriate transportation, storage and absence of cooling facilities. Experiment was carried out to investigate the efficacy of beeswax (BW) emulsion and neem leaf extract (NLE) on elongation of shelf life and maintenance of quality of harvested tomato fruits. Freshly harvested mature green tom...

ETHNOBOTANICAL STUDY OF TRADITIONALMEDICINALPLANTS IN LUME DISTRICT EASTERN SHOA ZONE OROMIA REGIONAL STATE ETHIOPIA

Abstract: Ethnomedicinal research plays an important role for conservation and sustainable utilization of medicinal plants and associated knowledge. The objective of this study was to document medicinal plants and associated indigenous knowledge in Lume District. Ethnobotanical data was collected from February 2022 to September 2023 using semi-structured interviews, focus group discussion and direct field observation with 76 randomly selected non-key informants and 10 key informants. The col...

ETHNOBOTANICAL STUDY OF MEDICINAL PLANTS USED BY THEPEOPLE OF WADERA WOREDA, EAST GUJI ZONE, OROMIA REGION, ETHIOPIA

Abstract: The study of indigenous knowledge on utilization of native plants as source of Medicine is important to conserve and preserve indigenous knowledge for next generation. This study was conduct to document indigenous knowledge and medicinal plants used by the people of Wadera District. A total of 100 respondents (age≥20) were selected to collect information on medicinal plants selected Kebele. Of these 10 key informant were selected purposely based on recommendation by local elders ...

ETHNOBOTANICAL STUDY OF MEDICINAL PLANTS USED BY INDIGENOUS PEOPLE IN ASEKO DISTRICT, ARSI ZONE, OROMIA REGIONAL STATE, ETHIOPIA

Abstract: Ethiopia has rich flora with different plant species having use in health care system based on local indigenous knowledge. However, documented Ethnobotanical information was lacking in Aseko Woreda. Hence, the aim of this study was to investigate and document Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by indigenous people in Aseko Woreda, Arsi Zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia. A total of 116 informants aged 25 and above were selected to collect ethnobotanical data. Out of t...

FLORISTIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE OF WOODY PLANT SPECIES IN SHONKOLLA MOUNTAIN FOREST, HADIYA ZONE, AT SOUTH ETHIOPIA.

Abstract: The study was conducted in Shonkolla mountain forest, to determine the floristic composition, structure and regeneration status of wood plant species. Five line transects were laid along altitudinal gradient. Vegetation data were collected from 52 quadrates’ of 20m x 20 m (400 m2) laid systematically along the line transects at every 50 m interval. Within, which the identity of all live woody species, and number of live individuals with diameter at breast height > 2cm were record...

ETHNOBOTANICAL STUDY OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINAL PLANTS USED IN LIMU BILBILO DISTRICT, ARSI ZONE, OROMIA REGIONAL STATE, ETHIOPIA

Abstract: In developing countries, the value of traditional medicinal plant species gaining popularity as it is inexpensive compared to the modern health services. Hence, the purpose of this study was to identify traditional medicinal plants and related indigenous knowledge of the study area. Ethnobotanical data was collected from February to March, 2022 using 86 ordinary and 14 key informants through semi-structured interviews, and guided field for field observations to select potential keb...

Diversity, distribution, tissue culture and value addition of Strychnos species in Central and North-East Districts of Botswana

Abstract: Strychnos is a widely varied genus from the Loganiaceae family with over 200 species identified worldwide. Most of these species are drought tolerant and used for many things such as food, medicine, tools, and ornaments. In Botswana, 7 Strychnos species have been reported, two of them (S. cocculoides and S. spinosa) have been declared as endangered. In this study, five Strychnos species were identified morphologically and through molecular genetics. Their distribution and abun...

Mating behaviour, mate choice and female resistance in the bean flower thrips (Megalurothrips sjostedti)

Abstract: Many species of thrips (Thysanoptera) in the family Thripidae form mating aggregations, but the adaptive significance of these aggregations and the extent of male and female mate choice is poorly understood. We studied the mating behaviour of the bean flower thrips Megalurothrips sjostedti (Trybom) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), which forms male aggregations and occurs across sub-Saharan Africa. We tested whether males choose mates by female age or mating status. No-choice mating bioas...

Larvicidal Activity of Piper Guineense and Spilanthes Mauritiana Crude-powder against Anopheles gambiae and Culex Quinquefasciatus in Kilifi District, Kenya

Abstract: Field trials were conducted in Kilifi District, Kenya on the activity of Piper guineense and Spilantus mauritiana...(continue from the attached pdf)

An assessment of the use of Botanical Extracts and Pheromones for the Off-Host and O-Host control of Amblyoma Variegatum Tick

Abstract: The livestock tropical bont tick, Amblyomma variegatum Fabricius, is a pest of major economic importance in Africa where it is the vector of Cowdria ruminantium that causes Heartwater, disease in cattle. Its control has relied mainly on commercial acaricides, which have many problems associated with, environmental pollution, development of resistant strains of ticks against acaricides and escalating costs. It has, therefore, become necessary to look for alternative methods of tick ...


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