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Research Article Pages 161-169
Abstract: Toxic plants are a major drawback to livestock production since they can bring about total loss or reduced productivity of affected animals. Intoxications from plants are generally listed last on clinician’s differential diagnoses. There are no published articles specifically on the distribution of toxic plants in Zimbabwe despite the presence of these plants in the country. The effects and impacts of these toxic plants may therefore have been overlooked over the years. Thus, it was imperative that an assessment of the distribution of Albizia species of toxic importance in Zimbabwe be carried out. This was also necessary as it would unveil much information to the veterinary profession and farmers leading to the prevention of deaths of ruminants due to albiziosis.
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Research Article Pages 149-160
Abstract: Biochar application as growing medium is being recognized globally in forest and crop restoration. Biochar soil amendment was proposed to improve rooting media characteristics for effective rooting of mahogany stem cuttings in vegetative propagation system.
Research Article Pages 141-148
Abstract: Tylosemafassoglense (Fabaceae) is a tuber producing vine, endemic to sub-Saharan Africa, where it’s used as food, fodder and medicine. However, its domestication may be hampered by limited information on its seed dormancy and germination ecology. This study evaluated seed-coat dormancy on three seed lots, collected from Busia, Migori and Siaya counties in Kenya, and the role of light on germination. Seed-coat dormancy was studied by water imbibition and
Research Article Pages 138-140
Abstract: In this study, it was possible to evaluate the production of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) from the microalgae Chlorella vulgaris and Tetradesmus obliquus, using 1% and 0.25% (v/v) of agro-indusytial Corn Steep Liquor residue, a product from corn processing. The biomass was subjected to mechanical extraction using 4% sodium hypochlorite + chloroform, and the extract was further characterized using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) analysis. It was possible
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