American Journal of Plant Biology

Volume 1, Issue 1, November 2016

  • Undergrowth Species Composition of the Exotic and Indigenous Tree Plotsin Deciduous Forest Area of Hoteya Forest Range of Tangail District, Bangladesh

    Md. Mijanur Rahman, Saleh Ahammad Khan, Gazi Mosharof Hossain, Md. Abdur Rahim

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, November 2016
    Pages: 1-12
    Received: 29 September 2016
    Accepted: 10 October 2016
    Published: 3 November 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajpb.20160101.11
    Abstract: This study was conducted to assess the impacts of monoculture of exotic tree species on the species composition and status of undergrowths in relation to that of indigenous tree species and to provide the baseline data on the undergrowth species of the plantation forests of exotic and indigenous tree species. This study reports 116 undergrowth spec... Show More
  • Feeding Behavior and Food Preference of Red Pumpkin Beetle, Aulacophora Foveicollis

    Md. Nazirul Islam Sarker, Md. Arshad Ali, Md. Shahidul Islam, Md. Azizul Bari

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, November 2016
    Pages: 13-17
    Received: 4 October 2016
    Accepted: 25 October 2016
    Published: 16 November 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajpb.20160101.12
    Abstract: The experiment was laid out in the completely randomized design (CRD) and mean values were ranked by Duncan’s New Multiple Range Test (DMRT). Three cucurbit hosts such as sweet gourd, bottle gourd and bitter gourd were selected to conduct this research work. Host suitability was measured following force feeding and choice feeding bioassays. Under l... Show More
  • Authenticity Pattern of Commercialized Emblica officinalis Using Thermal Decomposition and Elemental Studies

    Vinayagasundaram Gomathinayagam, Ramaswamy Venkataraman

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, November 2016
    Pages: 18-23
    Received: 29 September 2016
    Accepted: 9 October 2016
    Published: 24 November 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajpb.20160101.13
    Abstract: Tremendous raise up on medicinal plants in global market, the marketers are focusing to improve their turnover and hence the feasibility of adulteration using similar physiological and/or chemical propertied materials are being increased. To overcome these quality issues on Emblica officinalis based herbal samples, the present investigation carried... Show More
  • Evaluation of Genetic Diversity in Different Genotypes of Soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill)

    Md. Mostofa Mahbub, Bir Jahangir Shirazy

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, November 2016
    Pages: 24-29
    Received: 24 October 2016
    Accepted: 4 November 2016
    Published: 25 November 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajpb.20160101.14
    Abstract: Genotypic variations of twenty eight soybean genotypes were evaluated in a randomized complete block design during Rabi season, 2011 at Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Bangladesh. The phenotypic variance was higher than the corresponding genotypic variance for most of the characters. High heritability coupled with high genetic advance was re... Show More
  • Phytochemistry and Medicinal Uses of Tamarindus indica and Persea Americana as Sources of Plant Nutrients

    Emmanuel Uchenna Uzukwu, Amal Bakr Shori, Ahmad Salihin Baba

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, November 2016
    Pages: 30-34
    Received: 30 October 2016
    Accepted: 18 November 2016
    Published: 20 December 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajpb.20160101.15
    Abstract: Tamarindus indica (tamarind) and Persea Americana (avocado) are tropical fruits. They are very nutritious foods contain fatty acids, vitamins, phytosterols and other phytochemicals. The extracts from fruit pulp and seeds can be used as an alternativ dietary supplement. In addition, they have been extensively used in traditional medicine for the tre... Show More