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A simple, rapid and efficient method for the extraction of genomic DNA from lychee (Litchi chinensis Sonn.)
A simple, rapid and efficient method for isolating genomic DNA from lychee (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) showed high purity and high quantity following restriction digestion analysis. Expand
The phenotypic results indicated a boosting effect of the 5 Gy dose on the leaf tissues, and the variability in the responses observed seemed to indicate some mutation, both positive and negative, at the cellular level of the tissues. Expand
In vitro regeneration of lychee (Litchi chinensis Sonn.)
In vitro plantlet regeneration in the main commercial variety of lychee in Mauritius was achieved from callus cultures derived from young, tender leaf explants on Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium through organogenesis. Expand
Genomic DNA extraction fromVictoria amazonica
This work has developed the first reliable and efficient method for isolatingVictoria amazonica genomic DNA that is free from polysaccharides and polyphenols and proved amenable to restriction digestion. Expand
Isolation and characterization of feather degrading bacteria from Mauritian soil
Three Bacillus strains (DF1a, DF2b and DF3) are promising strains for the management of chicken feather waste through biotechnological processes. Expand
A comparison of polyphenolic content, antioxidant activity and insecticidal properties of Jatropha species and wild Ricinus communis L. found in Mauritius.
This study was able to demonstrate that Jatropha species as well as R. communis growing in Mauritius possess antimicrobial, phytochemical and insecticidal properties. Expand
An investigation of biodiesel production from microalgae found in Mauritian waters
The aim of this study was to assess the lipid content and the subsequent potential of different microalgae present in the Mauritian marine water to produce biodiesel. The share of micro-phytoplanktonExpand
Early bacterial biofilm colonizers in the coastal waters of Mauritius
This study provides both an insight on the early bacterial biofilm forming community and the genes involved in quorum sensing and bacterial cell motility and indicates high activities in carbohydrate, lipid and amino acids metabolism. Expand
Anti-Microbial and Physico-Chemical Properties of Processed and Raw Honeys of Mauritius
Honey samples used in this study can be considered as valuable food products from their antimicrobial properties’ point of view and can have clinical potential and Physicochemical parameters of different honeys were observed to vary significantly with respect to their floral origin. Expand
Isolation and Identification of Heavy Metals Tolerant Bacteria from Industrial and Agricultural Areas in Mauritius
Bacteria capable of accumulating heavy metals were isolated from soil samples from Mauritius and identified by standard biochemical test and showed 91% similarity with Bacillus subtilis group when identified in the GenBank. Expand