Evaluation of soybean genotypes using drought stress tolerant indices – IJAAR

Soybean,Seyyed Mohammad Ali Kargar, Ali Mostafaie, Eslam Majidi Hervan, Seyyed Said Pourdad

Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Islamic Azad University of Science and Research, Tehran, Iran

Medical Biology Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

Institute of Biotechnology Research, Karaj, Iran

Dryland Agricultural Research Institute (DARI), Kermanshah, Iran

Key words: Soybean, drought stress, drought resistance indices, biplot, scatter plot.


This experiment was conducted on a research farm of Mahidasht in the west part of Iran in RCBD design with three replications under normal and drought stress conditions. The analysis of variances demonstrated high significant results between studied genotypes on evaluated traits under both conditions. Continue reading


Obstacles of ranchers` participation in implementing the pastures management plans in Kohgeloyeh township of Iran – JBES

Natural resources, ,Farhad Lashgarara

Department of Agricultural Extension, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Key words: Natural resources, pastures, pastures management, ranchers, participation.


Pastures are one of the natural resources` important having a key role in each country’s water and soil protection. They, in Iran, are considered as one of the most important resources. Continue reading

Tailoring genetic diversity of mungbean [Vigna radiata (L). Wilczek] germplasm through principal component and cluster analysis for yield and yield related traits – IJAAR

Vigna radiata,Divyaramakrishnan, C.K., D.L. Savithramma

Department of Biotechnology, Karpagam University, Coimbatore – 641021, Tamil Nadu, India

Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, University of Agricultural Science, GKVK, Bangalore – 560065, Karnataka, India

Key words: Vigna radiata L., Principal component analysis, cluster analysis, Pearson’s correlation and genetic diversity.


The goal of investigation is to determine the extent of variability existing among 374 mungbean genotypes through Principal Component Analysis (PCA), cluster analysis and the relationship existing between yield and other characters through Pearson’s correlation analysis. Continue reading

Heavy metal bioaccumulation of selected tuber crops from Ishiagu, Ebonyi State, South East, Nigeria – JBES

mining area,Uzoma Kelechi Osuocha, Ezinne Callista Chukwu, Ahamefula Sunday Ezekwe, Chinedu Imo, Solomon Ugochukwu Charles, Chibuike Ibe, Joel Chinedum Ikpo

Department of Biochemistry, Abia State University Uturu, Abia State, Nigeria

Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology, Abia State University, Uturu, Abia State, Nigeria

Department of Microbiology, Abia State University, Uturu, Abia State, Nigeria

Department of Biochemistry, Abia State Polytechnic Aba, Abia State Nigeria

Key words: Heavy metal, mining area, spectrophotometer, Ishiagu.


Heavy metal concentration of soil and selected root crops cassava, yam, cocoyam and potato from three mining areas of Ishiagu, Ebonyi State were Evaluated. Heavy metals were analysed using Atomic absorption spectrophotometer (AAS). Continue reading

Yield loss caused by yam mosaic virus (YMV) and cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) on the varieties of Dioscorea spp. – IJAAR

cucumber ,K.Séka, A.O. Etchian, P. K. Assiri, M. N.Y. Toualy, H.A. Diallo, N. K. Kouassi, S. Aké

Université Nangui Abrogoua, UFR des Sciences de la nature, Laboratoire de phytopathologie, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Centre National de Recherche Agronomique (CNRA), Laboratoire central de biotechnologies, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Université Félix Houphouët Boigny, UFR de Biosciences, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Key words: YMV, CMV, yam, yield loss, viral concentration.


The main objective of this work was to evaluate the effect of the yam (YMV) and cucumber (CMV) mosaic viruses on the yield of ten yam varieties. Forty plants per variety in a greenhouse inoculated with each of the two viruses were compared to healthy plants. Continue reading