Journal of Plant Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 4, August 2016

  • Physiological and Chemical Characteristics of Age-Differed Ficus benjamina L. Trees Cultivated in El-ahassa, Saudi Arabia

    Amal Fadl Ahmed Abdelkader, Adnan Metab Aldughaish

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, August 2016
    Pages: 63-67
    Received: 22 May 2016
    Accepted: 31 May 2016
    Published: 17 June 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jps.20160404.11
    Abstract: For their biological importance, leaves from two foliage Ficus benjamina (F. benjamina) trees "90 and 120 days old" growing two meters close to each other were investigated and compared for their physiological and chemical content in response to environmental factors of El-Ahassa, Saudi Arabia. Mineral composition (Ca, Fe, K, Cu, Si and Zn), total ... Show More
  • Onion (Allium cepa L.) Seedling Quality Parameters as Affected by Soil and Seed Treatment at Adami Tulu, Mid Rift Valley of Ethiopia

    Fiseha Tadesse

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, August 2016
    Pages: 68-71
    Received: 13 June 2016
    Accepted: 21 June 2016
    Published: 15 July 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jps.20160404.12
    Abstract: The integrated effects of soil and seed treatment on onion (Allium cepa L.) were investigated at Adami Tulu mid rift valley of Ethiopia during hot warm season (March, April and May) 2015. Leaf number, seedlings length, weed abundance, percentage of strong and weak seedling were tested for their response. Accordingly interaction effect of seed and s... Show More
  • Performance of Five Selected Hybrid Rice Varieties in Aman Season

    Shovon C. Sarkar, Mahjuba Akter, M. R. Islam, Md. Moinul Haque

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, August 2016
    Pages: 72-79
    Received: 26 June 2016
    Accepted: 4 July 2016
    Published: 21 July 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jps.20160404.13
    Abstract: The performance of five hybrid rice varieties namely Shakti 2, Suborna 8, Tia, Aloron and BRRI hybrid dhan 2 in Aman season was conducted and inbred BRRI dhan 33 was used as check variety. The result showed that the hybrid varieties exhibited superiority in respect of growth characters such as tillers hill-1, leaves hill-1, total dry matter (TMD) h... Show More
  • Transformation and Regeneration Protocol for Two Farmer Preferred Open Pollinated Tropical Maize (Zea Mays) Varieties

    Johnstone Omukhulu Neondo, Amos Emitati Alakonya, Jonathan Matheka, Joel Okoyo Masanga, Remmy Wekesa Kasili

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, August 2016
    Pages: 80-87
    Received: 5 July 2016
    Accepted: 18 July 2016
    Published: 3 August 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jps.20160404.14
    Abstract: In vitro regeneration of open pollinated varieties (OPVs) Kakamega Striga Tolerant Population 94 (KSTP’94) and ‘Namba Nane’ alongside a tropical inbred line (CML144) was evaluated using immature zygotic embryos as explants. Four callus induction media (CIM) regimes; Murashige and Skoog (MS), Linsmaier and Skoog (LS), Chu (N6) and N6*(N6 medium fort... Show More
  • Symbiotic Effectiveness of Elite Rhizobia Strains Nodulating Desi Type Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) Varieties

    Assefa Funga, Chris O. Ojiewo, Losenge Turoop, Githiri Stephen Mwangi

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, August 2016
    Pages: 88-94
    Received: 29 May 2016
    Accepted: 12 June 2016
    Published: 12 August 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jps.20160404.15
    Abstract: Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.), is a multi-functional crop with important role in the diet as affordable protein source and in sustaining soil fertility through nitrogen fixation. However, its productivity in Ethiopia of 1.9 t ha-1 is lower than its potential of 5 t ha-1 under well managed conditions, partly due to soil fertility limitations. Field ... Show More