Tomato Leafminer (Tuta absoluta Meyrick 1917): A Threat to Tomato Production in Africa
Tomato Leafminer, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick 1917), an emerging agricultural pest in Sub-Saharan Africa: Current and prospective management strategies
This review focuses on one insect pest, namely Tuta absoluta (Meyrick, 1917) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), which is impacting significantly the tomato value chains as farmers were unaware of the pest and unprepared to control it.
Antimicrobial and radical scavenging flavonoids from the stem wood of Erythrina latissima.
Analysis of phytochemical composition of Bersama abyssinica by gas chromatography – mass spectrometry
Bersama abyssinica has been reported to possess a varied range of therapeutical and pharmacological applications due to presence of bioactive compounds. The present study was carried out to determine…
Microalgae: An alternative natural source of bioavailable omega-3 DHA for promotion of mental health in East Africa
Antimalarial activity of Cucumis metuliferus and Lippia kituiensis against Plasmodium berghei infection in mice
- Theopista Mzena, H. Swai, M. Chacha
- Medicine, BiologyResearch and Reports in Tropical Medicine
- 22 May 2018
It is reported that the two plants induced suppression which is equivalent to that induced by chloroquine (C. metuliferus chloroform and L. Kituiensis ethyl acetate), which has been demonstrated to be potential sources of antimalarial templates.
Mystroxylon aethiopicum chloroform root bark extracts phytochemical analysis using gas chromatography mass spectrometry
Mystroxylon aethiopicum has been used by many ethnic groups in Africa for the management of hemorrhagic diarrhea, stomachache, respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections coughs,…
Molecular identification of Salmonella Typhimurium from village chickens based on invA and spvC genes
Analysis of sequences indicated 100% homology with closely related serovars of S. enterica subspecies enterica serovar Typhimurium that contained invA and spvC genes are pathogenic and virulent strains.
First record of an entomopathogenic fungus of tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) in Tanzania
- N. Zekeya, M. Mtambo, S. Ramasamy, M. Chacha, P. Ndakidemi, E. Mbega
- BiologyBiocontrol science and technology (Print)
- 1 February 2019
It is found that isolates of Aspegillus species have the potential to be used as active ingrediennt for the formulation of a new bioinjections for application by farmers to control the pest in fields.
Bioaccumulation and distribution pattern of heavy metals in aquaculture systems found in Arusha and Morogoro regions of Tanzania
- F. Nyamete, M. Chacha, T. Msagati, J. Raymond
- Engineering, BiologyInternational Journal of Environmental Analytical…
- 20 August 2020
Assessment of the current distribution and concentrations of As, Pb, Hg, Cd, and Cr in farmed catfish and tilapia, fish feed, and pond sediment in Tanzania is important to establish the potential dietary exposure to heavy metals from aquaculture sources and recommends continued surveillance given potential bioaccumulation of these heavy metals in fish.