View Vol. 5 ,  Iss. 2 (April 2023)

Journal of Botanical Research

ISSN: 2630-5054 (Online)

Vol. 5 , Iss. 2 (April 2023)


  • Weed Species Composition in Paddy Field of Usur Town, Bade Local Government, Yobe State, Nigeria

    Mohammed Alhaji Bello, Halima Mohammed Abba, Umar Mohammed

    Article ID: 5507
    26  (Abstract) 26  (Download)


    Farmers are eager to know the various types of weeds in paddy fields. This will help in choosing the best weed management practice for effective weed control as well as reducing rice yield losses. The objectives of the study are to identify the weeds species affecting the rice field, to assess the composition of weeds species, to... More

  • Effects of Water Stress on Growth and Chlorophyll Contents of Ocimum gratissimum L. (Basil) [Lamiaceae]

    Surukite O. Oluwole, Simeon Y. Asokere, Mautin L. Ogun, Tolulope S. Ewekeye, Anthony W. Ojewumi

    Article ID: 5494
    38  (Abstract) 25  (Download)


    Ocimum gratissimum is an essential plant because of its wide food and medicinal usage. Despite its relevance, its morpho-physiological compositions are influenced by several abiotic stresses. Hence, this study examined the effects of water stress on the growth and chlorophyll contents of O. gratissimum. Seedlings of O. gratissimum were grown in twenty-four pots, two per pot and were arranged... More

  • Diversity of Endophytic Fungi in Banana Cultivars of Assam India

    Jibanjyoti Panda, P. Vetrivelkalai, B. Bhagawati, Nibha Gupta

    Article ID: 5582
    19  (Abstract) 37  (Download)


    Endophytic fungal isolates (139 no.) were obtained from 143 (62 roots, 18 fruits and 54 leaves) samples of 15 different varieties of banana collected from 10 sites in Assam, India during 2018-2019. Overall isolation frequency from surface-sterilized tissue ranged from 10%-80% (as per site) and 6%-70% (as per variety of banana). All isolates were segregated... More

  • Ethno-medical Profiling of Myrianthus arboreus P. Beauv: A Phyto-resource Food of Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes Blumenbach, 1799) in the Ubangi Eco-region of Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Pascal Bobuya, Koto-Te-Nyiwa Ngbolua, Antoine Mumba, Masengo Ashande , Lemmy Lassa, Willy Lusasi, Monizi Mawunu, Damien Tshibangu, Pius Mpiana, Virima Mudogo

    Article ID: 5491
    28  (Abstract) 42  (Download)


    The aim of this study was to evaluate the ethnomedical knowledge of the population of South Ubangi on Myrianthus arboreus, a plant consumed by chimpanzees, with the assumption that this bio-resource is also used by the population in African Traditional Medicine to treat common diseases. The results revealed that M. arboreus treats 23 diseases in the province... More


  • An Insight of Parasitic Weeds in Africa and Scientific Developments: A Review

    Christopher Kalima Phiri, Vernon H. Kabambe, James Bokosi

    Article ID: 5535
    15  (Abstract) 12  (Download)


    Parasitic weeds are a major threat to food security in Africa and control measures mostly done by smallholder farmers are not effective in eradicating the parasites. This results in a yield loss up to 100%. Parasitic weeds comprise Alectra vogelii, Striga spp., Orobanche spp., Rafflesia spp., and Phoradendron spp. Parasitic attachment is successful when three necessary conditions have been... More