Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2018

  • Determination of Antiemetic, Antimicrobial, Anti-Radical and Cytotoxic Activity of Methanolic Extracts of Centella asiatica

    Md. Shohel Hossain, Fahmida Abdullah Tuly, Sharmin Akter, Md Saiful Islam Arman, Md. Abdul Aziz, Md. Ekhtear Mahmud, Palash Das, Mohammad Hasem Babu, Md. Monirul Islam

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2018
    Pages: 1-7
    Received: 5 March 2018
    Accepted: 24 March 2018
    Published: 13 April 2018
    Abstract: This study was conducted to investigate the antiemetic, antimicrobial, antioxidant and cytotoxic activity of methanolic extracts of Centella asiatica. The antiemetic assay was carried out by using chick emetic model with minor modifications by calculating the mean decrease in the number of retching. The antimicrobial activity of the crude extract w... Show More
  • Drought Response in Selected Tropical Inbred Maize Lines and Relative Expression of PARP2 Gene under Limited Water Conditions

    Joshua Kiilu Muli, Nancy Budambula, Cecilia Mweu, Sylvester Elikana Anami

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2018
    Pages: 8-15
    Received: 14 March 2018
    Accepted: 27 March 2018
    Published: 24 April 2018
    Abstract: Drought is the leading single factor that limits maize production thus inhibiting the crops genetic potential. In response to drought, maize and other plants synthesize Poly ADP-Ribose (PAR) protein. This process is controlled by the Poly ADP-Ribose Polymerase (PARP) genes and consumes cellular energy, leading to plant death. This study evaluated f... Show More
  • Seedling Resistance to Stem Rust (Puccinia graminis f.sp.tritici) and Molecular Marker Analysis of Resistance Genes in Some Wheat Cultivars

    Tesfaye Letta

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2018
    Pages: 16-23
    Received: 22 March 2018
    Accepted: 12 April 2018
    Published: 16 May 2018
    Abstract: Stem rust caused by Puccinia graminis Pers.f.sp.tritici Eriks.and E.Henn.(Pgt) is one of the most destructive diseases of wheat which causing considerable yield losses in wheat growing areas worldwide. It has become a renewed threat to global wheat production after the emergence and spread of race TTKSK (also known as Ug99) and related races from A... Show More