Archive | November 2018

Determining the allowable use for Astragalus effusus Bunge in the mountainous and semi-steppe rangelands of Iran – JBES

Astragalus effususBy: A. Mohebby


Current research was performed in selected sites of mountain and semi-steppe rangelands of Iran. The vegetative region included Karsanak (Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari) and Jashlobar (Semnan). Astragalus effuses Bunge is a key and palatable species, having a considerable portion in rangelands production of the mentioned flora. Continue reading

Uses of the fruit of Breadfruit tree (Artocarpus altilis ) in the Republic of Benin: Bibliographic Synthesis – IJAAR

Artocarpus altilisBy: Assogba Karl Tam├Ęgnon


Artocarpus altilis is a species whose fruit possesses important nutritional characteristics; this fruit has a major advantage in the agri-food sector and can provide a varied range of food products. The objective of the study is to provide information on the physicochemical, technological, physiological and genetic characteristics of the breadfruit by means of a bibliographic synthesis in order to obtain an overview of possible uses of this species in Benin. Continue reading

Floristic characterization of the ecotonal zone between the Gilbertiodendron dewevrei (De Wild) J. Leonard (Fabaceae) Forest and the semi-deciduous mixed forest in Mbiye island (Congo Basin, DR Congo) – JBES

Gilbertiodendron dewevrei,Abstract

The study intended to determine the floristic composition of an ecotonal forest zone between the Gilbertiodendron dewevrei forest and the mixed forest of Mbiye Island Forest Reserve. Data were collected from a 50 m x 100 m plot set in each investigated biotope (ecotonal forest (interface), Gilbertiodendron dewevrei Forest and mixed forest). Continue reading

Genetic variability, heritability, genetic advance and trait correlations in selected sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) varieties – IJAAR

Sorghum bicolorBy: ML Jimmy


Study was carried out to estimate the genetic variability, heritability and genetic advance as well as association between yield and yield related traits in selected sorghum varieties. Ten sorghum varieties were evaluated in randomize complete block design with 2 replicates across two environments. Continue reading

Study of spatial distribution of heavy metals in agricultural soils of El Tarf area (Northeast Algerian) – JBES

baby plantBy: Lilia Zaoui


The present study was conducted in both the surface horizons and during two seasons (for the wet season and the dry season) in 2014 and nine (09) sites were selected across the plain of El Tarf area (North-East Algeria. The average contents of heavy metals namely cadmium, zinc, cobalt and iron in the soil were determined using a chemical digestion process and analysis by ICP-MS to evaluate the mobility and availability to plants, also ecological characterization of the same samples: Granulometry, organic matter, pH and electrical conductivity. Continue reading