Plant Science and Biotechnology

Control of fungal pathogens of potato (solanum tuberosum .l.) Using botanicals and trichoderma harzianum

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Laboratory experiments were carried out to investigate the fungitoxic potentials of some plant extracts and Trichoderma harzianum in the management of post-harvest fungal deterioration of...

89 pages (18762 words) · Thesis · 12 days ago

Studies On Fungal Pathogens Associated With Post-Harvest Rots Of Five Fruits In Akwa Ibom State, And Possible Remedies.

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Mycological investigations of the array of fungal pathogens associated with postharvest rots of fruits (Persea americana, Annona muricata, Citrus sinensis, Carica papaya and Lycopersicon...

216 pages (38672 words) · Thesis · 15 days ago

Influence Of Different Straw Substrates And Growing Containers On The Yield, Nutritional, Phytochemical Composition And Polysaccharide Degradation Of Pleurotus Ostreatus (Jacq.) P. kumm

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Cultivation of mushrooms using agricultural residues provides a very cheap and environmentally friendly alternative for producing foods with high nutritional value. This study was...

11 pages (24968 words) · Thesis · 1 month ago

Incidence And Prevalence Of Leaf Spot Disease Of Ipomoea Batatas (L) Lam And Response To Plant Extracts Applications In Umudike South Eastern Nigeria

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A field trial was conducted at the Research Farms of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, South Eastern Nigeria to evaluate the potential effect of Zingiber officinales ...

80 pages (43593 words) · Thesis · 1 month ago

Influence Of Botanicals On The Control Of Bacterial Leaf Spot Of Vegetable Cowpea (Vigna Unguiculata L. Walp) In Umudike, South Eastern Nigeria

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A pot experiment was conducted in 2018 cropping season in the Research farm of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike to assess the efficacy of some leaf extracts of Vernonia...

35 pages (30880 words) · Thesis · 1 month ago

Productivity And Bio-Safety Assessment Of Aqueous Extract Of Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq.Ex.Fr) P. Kumm. Fruit-Bodies Cultivated On Acid-Induced Substrate

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This investigation was conducted to study the productivity and bio-safety of Pleurotus ostreatus fruit bodies cultivated on Hydrochloric acid (HCl)-induced oil palm bunch (OPB) substrate....

55 pages (51856 words) · Thesis · 1 month ago

Mutagenic Effect Of X-Ray Irradiation On Some Growth Parameters And Molecular Changes In Bambara Groundnut (Vigna subterranea (L.) VERDC.)

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Thesis · 1 month ago

Evaluation Of Some Plant Materials And Clay For The Control Of Callosobruchus Maculatus (Fabricius) (Coleoptera : Chrysomelidae) Attacking Mung Bean (Vigna Radiata (L.) Wilczek ) In Storage.

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152 pages (39142 words) · Thesis · 1 month ago

Morpho-Anatomical, Molecular, Phytochemical And Pharmacological Evaluation Of The ‘Epiflorous’ Plant (Phyllobotryon Spathulatum Müll.Arg.)

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Morphological and anatomical observation, cytological and molecular analysis, phytochemical, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory potentials, toxicity, enzyme activity, and histopathological...

134 pages (28302 words) · Projects / Dissertations · 8 months ago

Phylogenetic Studies Of Three Species Of The Genus Annona

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Karyotype, phytochemical, palynological, molecular, morphological, anatomical analysis and growth studies were carried out on three species of Annona (A. muricata L. (soursop), A....

196 pages (41581 words) · Projects / Dissertations · 8 months ago

Ethnobotanical And Pharmacognostic Analysis Of Some Indigenous Medicinal Plants Commonly Used For Children’s Ailments In South Eastern Nigeria

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The role of plants in the promotion of health care system in Nigeria in gradually increasing.  This research tries to document information on the plants and the methods of botanical...

Thesis · 8 months ago

Influence Of X-Ray Irradiation On Field Performance, Nutritional Composition And DNA Polymorphism In Fluted Pumpkin (Telfairia Occidentalis. Hook F)

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The present study was carried out to investigate the effect of x-ray doses on the germination, survival, growth, yield, proximate, mineral, vitamin compositions and DNA sequence...

1 page (20612 words) · Projects / Dissertations · 8 months ago

Field Trial On The Potentials Of Some Local Plant Extracts For The Control Of Cowpea Anthracnose Disease In Nigeria

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 Field trials were conducted in 2006 and 2007 late cowpea cropping season between the months of August and November in the Research Farm of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture,...

81 pages (15537 words) · Thesis · 1 year ago

Studies On The Anatomy, Physiology And Prospects Of Desmodium Ramosissimum (G. Don) As A Phytoindicator And Phytoremediator On Crude Oil Polluted Soil

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 In order to know the capacity of Desmodium ramosissimum species to grow and replenish in a crude oil polluted soil, an experiment was carried out. Two weeks after planting, number of...

74 pages (13793 words) · Thesis · 1 year ago

Fungicidal Potential Of Extracts Of Some Plants For Tue Control Of Post Harvest Tuber Rot Of Yam (Dioscorea Rotundaüt Poir) In Cross River State Of Nigeria.

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Some medicinal plants and synthetic fungicides were evaluated for the control of yam (Dioscorea rotundata) in storage. Seven rot — causing organisms were isolated from samples of yam (D....

308 pages (55738 words) · Projects / Dissertations · 1 year ago

Studies On The Fusarium Wilt Of Eggplant (Solanum Giloraddi) Caused By Fusarium Oxysporum F. Sp Melongenae In Parts Of Isiala — Ngwa Area Of Abia State, Nigeria.

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Experiments were conducted in the green house of the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike to evaluate the efficacy of benlate, wood ash, palm oil effluence, poultry manure,...

74 pages (14729 words) · Thesis · 1 year ago

Studies On The Black Pod Disease Of Cocoa Caused By Phytophthora Palmivora In Ikwuano Area Of Abia State

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 Field surveys were carried out during the 2003/2004 cocoa fruiting seasons tn four cocoa producing communities in Ikwuano council area of Abia State to evaluate the incidence and...

62 pages (10538 words) · Thesis · 1 year ago

Effect Of Aqueous Extracts Of Piper Guineense Schum And Thonn On Some Key Insect Pests Of Cowpea In Southeastern Nigeria.

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 The Study was conducted in the humid rain forest zone of south-eastern Nigeria in two locations viz., Umudike in Abia State, pt the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture and...

91 pages (12686 words) · Thesis · 1 year ago

An Assement Of Effect Of Ph, Phosphorus And Potassium On Speargrass [Imperata Cylindrica (L.) Raeuschel] Growth And Development In A Tropical Ultisol.

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A pot experiment was conducted during 2007 and 2008 cropping seasons at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike' s green house, to assess the effect of pH (4.58, 5.58, 6.58),...

60 pages (12882 words) · Thesis · 1 year ago

Evaluation Of Cropping Patterns And Weed Control Methods On The Productivity Of Cassava (Manihot Escuienta Crantz) In A Cassava/ Sweet Potato (Ipomoec Batatas (L) Lam.) Intercrop

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Fie1d trials were conducted in 2015, 2016 and 2017 cropping seasons at the National Cereal Research Institutes' farm, (NCRI), Amakama (07'29'N latitude and 05'28'E longitude), South...

225 pages (57292 words) · Thesis · 1 year ago

Diversity Studies On Morphological Attributes Of Segregating Sweet potato (Ipomoea Batatas (L.) Lam) Genotypes At Clonal Stage.

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 Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L) Lam) is one of the most important root crops in the world, particularly in sub-Sahara Africa. Collecting and characterizing plant material has been...

86 pages (13058 words) · Thesis · 1 year ago

Effect Of X-Ray Irradiation On Growth And Yield Parameters Of Four Varieties Of Cowpea (Vigna Unguiculata (L.) Walp)

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This study was aimed at investigating the effect of x-irradiation on growth and yield parameters of four cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Waip) varieties (Black eye, Dark Brown eye, Ife...

131 pages (26773 words) · Thesis · 1 year ago

Productivity And Bio-Safety Assessment Of Aqueous Extract Of Pleurolus Ostreatus (Jacq.Ex.Fr) P. Kumm. Fruit-Bodies Cultivated On Acid-Induced Substrate

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This investigation was conducted to study the productivity and bio-safety of Pleurotus ostreatus fruit bodies cultivated on Hydrochloric acid (HC1)-induced oil palm bunch (OPB) substrate....

228 pages (50397 words) · Thesis · 1 year ago

Taxonomic Studies On Some Species Of Crotalaria L. (Fabaceae) From Nigeria

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Taxonomic studies on twenty species of Crota/aria (Fabaceae) from Nigeria were carried out using morphological, epidermal, anatomical, histochemical, palynological, cytological...

272 pages (62140 words) · Thesis · 1 year ago

Germination Of Botanic Seeds Of Dioscorea Rotundata And Comparative Studies On Dioscorea Rotundata Poir And The Wild Relative, Dioscorea Praehensilis Benth.

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This study was carried out to ascertain the optimal growth medium for germination and seedling growth of botanic seeds of D. rotundata. Five growth media types were used. The ...

123 pages (27643 words) · Thesis · 1 year ago
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