Biodiversity of angiosperms at Kalagonoy, Gingoog City, Philippines
By: Ma Karina Glenn B Ada, Fe Dela Cruz
Key Words: Barangay Kalagonoy, Gingoog City, Biodiversity, Angiosperms
J. Bio. Env. Sci. 18(5), 65-70, May 2021.
Angiosperms serve a very vital role in our ecology. Considered to be the ultimate source of food for birds and mammals, including humans, these flowering plants are the most economically important group of green plants, serving as a source of pharmaceuticals, fibre products, timber, ornamentals, and other commercial products. This largest and most diverse group within kingdom Plantae, represents approximately 80 percent of all the known green plants now living. The objectives of this study were to determine the level of biodiversity of angiosperms found at the study area. It attempted to identify the endemic floral species and consequently identify floral species of medicinal importance. The study area was at Barangay Kalagonoy, Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental.
An open access Biodiversity Research Journal called, Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences (JBES) recently published an article entitled “Quantification of deadwood littered by Acacia spp. in semi-arid ecosystems of central Tanzania: The role of deadwood in biodiversity conservation.” This research work developed by Elkana Hezron from the Department of Sustainable Agriculture, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management, School of Life Sciences and Bioengineering, The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Arusha, Tanzania, and Julius W Nyahongo from the Department of Biology, College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, The University of Dodoma, Dodoma, Tanzania
Deadwood (DW) is an important carbon component for conservation and management of biodiversity resources. They are ubiquitous in many semi-arid ecosystems although its estimation is still posing lots of challenges. At Chinwag woodland in Dodoma Region of Central Tanzania, seasonal quantification of DW produced by two Acacia spp. was done to evaluate the influence of each tree species, Dbh and canopy area on DW biomass and to determine their ecological role in conservation of semi-arid ecosystem. Both purposive and random sampling techniques were used in the course of a completely randomized design (CRD).
An Agricultural Research Journal called International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research (IJAAR) published an articles entitled “Effects of salinity stress on growth, Water use efficiency and biomass partitioning of Vernonia hymenolepis in screenhouse potted soil amended with NPK 20:10:10”. This research work developed by Pascal Tabi Tabot, Mfombep Priscilla Mebong, Ibeku Neni Ekole, Njong Nya Claudia, Ma-Nso Delphine Tataw, Petang Lea Yoe, and Epie Bembesi Teddy from Department of Agriculture, Higher Technical Teachers’ Training College Kumba, University of Buea., Kumba, Cameroon. Nchufor Christopher Kedju, Njong Nya Claudia, Asong Daniel, and Mfornten Divine Eyong from Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Regional Delegation for the South West, Republic of Cameroon.
Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences (JBES) published an article entitled “Modified Hyphaene thebaica fiber for the sequestration of heavy metal ions from aqueous solution“ in February issue 2020 under the volume 16 at J. Bio. Env. Sci. 16(2), February 2020.. This work developed by Ahmed Salisu and Muhammad Saleh Salga from the Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of Natural and Applied Science, Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina, Nigeria.
Lignocellulosic biomass is an abundant and sustainable polymer in nature that can be modified for other useful products. The objective of this study is to modify Hyphened thebaica fiber by grafting polyacrylonitrile via free radical polymerization in aqueous medium and determine its potential to sequester metal ions from aqueous solution. Fresh stalk of Hyphaene thebaica (300g) was pulverized and subjected to alkali pre-treatment (mercerization). The fiber was grafted with Polyacrylonitrile via microwave radiation using potassium persulphate (KPS) as chemical initiator.
International Network for Natural Sciencesan open access scholarly research journal publisher published an articles on “Occurrence and diversity of microorganisms isolated” under theInternational Journal of Microbiology and Mycology, an open access research journal of Microbiology. This article is developed by Oni I. Olawale, Onifade K. Anthony, and Arutopin J. Daniel from the Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.
This study was designed to assess the microbiological and physicochemical properties of soil samples from selected waste dumpsites in parts of Ondo State, Nigeria. The findings of the microbiological analysis carried out showed the mean values of the total heterotrophic bacterial counts ranged from 1.17 × 106 ± 0.08 cfu/g – 7.67 × 106 ± 0.01 cfu/gwhile the total fungal counts recorded ranged from 1.00 × 104 ± 0.02 sfu/g to 6.33 × 104 ± 0.11 sfu/g.