Journal of Plant Sciences

Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2018

  • In vitro Plantlet Regeneration from Nodal Explant and Callus Induction of Vernonia amygdalina Delile

    Chen Mei-Yin, Hamsawi Sani

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2018
    Pages: 1-6
    Received: Dec. 07, 2016
    Accepted: Oct. 16, 2017
    Published: Dec. 20, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jps.20180601.11
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    Abstract: Vernonia amygdalina is a vegetable and medicinal plant used to treat various ailments such as diabetes, malaria, gastrointestinal disorders, and parasitic infections. The present study investigated the effect of supplementing different concentrations of 6-benzylaminopurine (BAP) and 1-naphthaleneacetic acid (NAA) either alone or in combination to M... Show More
  • Ethinomedicine Plant Based Product in Caries Management

    Sunil Muddaiah, Shanthala Butmanahosur Mallikarjun, Anusha Jayadevan, Bobby Wilson, Srinivas Lingegowda Shanthraj

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2018
    Pages: 7-11
    Received: Nov. 11, 2017
    Accepted: Dec. 25, 2017
    Published: Jan. 17, 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jps.20180601.12
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    Abstract: Background: Ethnic medicinal practice has come into foucus in recent times due to increased awareness of side effects of the medicine (pharmaceutical drugs). In oral health care also the focus is shifted to herbal products (neem sticks/leaves, mango leaves) for brushing from commercially available tooth paste and brush. In our survey on oral health... Show More
  • Quality Attributes of the Thyme (Thymus numidicus Poiret.) Essential Oil

    Hicham Boughendjioua, Samah Djeddi

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2018
    Pages: 12-15
    Received: Dec. 04, 2017
    Accepted: Dec. 13, 2017
    Published: Jan. 18, 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jps.20180601.13
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    Abstract: One of the main factors limiting the increase, trade and market penetration by essential oils has been the lack of quality standards. Thyme is among the most important essential oil of Algeria that are used by the perfume, food and pharmaceutical industry. This study was undertaken to determine the physicochemical and organoleptic properties of the... Show More
  • Low Temperature and Weak Light Affect Greenhouse Tomato Growth and Fruit Quality

    Fang Xiaoa, Zaiqiang Yang, Liyun Zhua

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2018
    Pages: 16-24
    Received: Jan. 09, 2018
    Accepted: Jan. 22, 2018
    Published: Mar. 07, 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jps.20180601.14
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    Abstract: To investigate the effects of low temperature (LT) and weak light (WL) on tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L., cv.) during flowering and fruit-setting periods, a controlled experiment was conducted. Two levels of day/night temperature and PAR were set: S1 (18/8°C, 200 μmol m-2 s-1), S2 (12/2°C, 200 μmol m-2 s-1), S3 (18/8°C, 80 μmol m-2 s-1), and S4 (1... Show More