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Selected soil enzymes: Examples of their potential roles in the ecosystem
Soil enzymes regulate ecosystem functioning and in particular play a key role in nutrient cycling. In this review we briefly summarise potential roles of selected enzymes such as amylase,…
The ecology, biology and pathogenesis of Acinetobacter spp.: an overview.
- Hamuel James Doughari, P. Ndakidemi, I. Human, S. Benade
- Medicine, BiologyMicrobes and environments
The increasing virulence and rapid development of multidrug resistance by these organisms highlights the need to search for alternatives for chemotherapy in developing countries.
Yield and economic benefits of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) and soybean (Glycine max) inoculation in northern Tanzania
The combined application of bacterial inoculants and P fertiliser to field plants of soybean and common bean significantly increased biomass production and grain yield compared with the single use of N and P or (brady)rhizobial strains.
Extracts from Field Margin Weeds Provide Economically Viable and Environmentally Benign Pest Control Compared to Synthetic Pesticides
- Prisila A. Mkenda, Regina W. Mwanauta, P. Stevenson, P. Ndakidemi, K. Mtei, S. Belmain
- Environmental SciencePloS one
- 23 November 2015
Plants with pesticidal properties have been investigated for decades as alternatives to synthetics, but most progress has been shown in the laboratory. Consequently, research on pesticidal plants is…
Effects of Rhizobium inoculation and Supplementation with P and K , on Growth , Leaf chlorophyll content and Nitrogen Fixation of Bush bean varieties
Low crop productivity is a general problem facing most farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). These low yields are pronounced in grain legumes and are often associated with declining soil…
Potential of vermicompost produced from plant waste on the growth and nutrient status in vegetable production
Vermicompost contains plant nutrients including N, P, K, Ca, Mg, S, Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu and B, the uptake of which has a positive effect on plant nutrition, photosynthesis, the chlorophyll content of the…
Phytochemicals as chemotherapeutic agents and antioxidants: Possible solution to the control of antibiotic resistant verocytotoxin producing bacteria
The abundant medicinal plant resources and their antioxidant properties and possibly undiscovered novel modes of action can be a solution to the control of multidrug resistant verocytotoxic bacteria.
Soil Fertility Survey in Western Usambara Mountains, Northern Tanzania
Isolation and Characterization of Nitrogen Fixing Rhizobia from Cultivated and Uncultivated Soils of Northern Tanzania
The isolation, determination of their population in the soil and assessing factors affecting their population and testing the effectiveness of native nitrogen fixers with respect to right trap host crop are given a special attention in this review.
Biological, ecological and agronomic significance of plant phenolic compounds in rhizosphere of the symbiotic legumes
The bioecological and agronomical significance of phenolic compounds in the rhizosphere of a few studied symbiotic legumes and other plants is reviewed.