Jun 08, 2020Open Access
Taro (Colocasia esculenta) is an important staple crop for small-scale farmers in Asia, Pacific, Americas and Africa. Taro corms and leaves are sources of important nutrients such as calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin C, thiamine, riboflavin and niacin. Its cultivation is under threat from many diseases. Taro leaf blight (TLB), a major threat to taro production is caused by the fungus Phytophthora colocasiae Racib. Its control has relied on the use of fungicides which are too expensive for the m...
Nov 23, 2017Open Access
Mushrooms have been
studied and found to accumulate a variety of secondary metabolites with
antioxidant activities such as phenolic compounds. Besides phenolics, other
bioactive components such as flavanoids from mushrooms are also generally
associated with antioxidant activities. Previous studies have reported the
association of mushrooms with their antioxidant potentials. However, very few
studies are related t
Dec 22, 2014Open Access
Aflatoxin is the most potent toxic substances, these are the group of closely related mycotoxins produced by fungus i.e. Aspergillus flavus. Twenty seven isolates of A. flavus designated as Af-1, Af-2, Af-4, Af-5, Af-7, Af-9, Af-11, Af-12, Af-13, Af-15, Af-25, Af-28, Af-31, Af-33, Af-34, Af-35, Af-36, Af-37, Af-39, Af-40, Af-46, Af-47, Af-54, Af-55, Af-58, Af-59 and Af-60 were collected from different agro climatic conditions from chilies (Capsicum frutescence) samples. Random amplified polymorp...
Jun 25, 2014Open Access
values of stable nitrogen isotopes were determined in samples of organic matter
(OM) of podetias of lichen Cladonia pocillums (Ach.) Grognot, collected
across 10 altitudinal levels within the range of 1550 - 2900 m.a.s.l. of both
steppes and highland meadows of the Khangai Mountains (Mongolia). No correlation
between the δ15N values of
lichen OM and the altitude range was detected at the regional scale. However,
there is a positive correlation ...