Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Volume 6, Issue 2, June 2021

  • Evaluation of Genome Size, Chromosome Number and Karyotype in Zygophyllum xanthoxylon

    Yanbo Wu, Linjing Zhang, Yue Wang, Cui Liu, Shengdan Wu

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 2, June 2021
    Pages: 31-37
    Received: 31 March 2021
    Accepted: 14 April 2021
    Published: 23 April 2021
    Abstract: Zygophyllum xanthoxylon, a super-xerophytic shrub in drylands, is widely used for afforestation in the arid and barren mountains of central Asia. Understanding the karyotype and genome size could provide basic information for genome sequencing of species. To date, few data on the DNA content and chromosomal characterization of Z. xanthoxylon have b... Show More
  • Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) Research and Production Status in Ethiopia: A Comprehensive Review

    Merga Boru

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 2, June 2021
    Pages: 38-41
    Received: 15 January 2021
    Accepted: 2 February 2021
    Published: 29 April 2021
    Abstract: Sesame (Sesamum indicum L., 2n=26) grouped under the family Pedaliaceae; is probably the most ancient oil seed known and used by man. It is called ‘Queen of oil seeds’ due to its high quality polyunsaturated stable fatty acid. The availability of large amount of wild forms of sesame in Ethiopia show that it is indigenous and considered as the cente... Show More
  • Adaptability Study of Brachiaria Grass Accessions for Forage Yield and Nutritive Value in Lowlands of East Oromia, Ethiopia

    Tolera Fikadu, Worku Bekuma, Wubishet Tesfaye, Melese Furgasa

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 2, June 2021
    Pages: 42-46
    Received: 23 March 2021
    Accepted: 21 May 2021
    Published: 25 June 2021
    Abstract: Livestock production in the lowlands of Eastern Oromia of Ethiopia depends mainly on natural pastures and crop residues which are of poor quality and the yield is generally low during the dry season. Therefore, there is a need to introduce alternative forages of high quality that are adapted to the region. The objective of this study was to identif... Show More
  • Histopathological Effect of the Different Concentration of Crude Oil and Its Products on the Gill Apparatus of Catfish (Heterobranchus bidorsalis)

    Ugbeyide Juliet Avwerosuoghene, Nwamba Helen

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 2, June 2021
    Pages: 47-52
    Received: 1 June 2021
    Accepted: 17 June 2021
    Published: 26 June 2021
    Abstract: This project is aimed at assessing the Histopathological effect of the different concentration of crude oil and its products on the gill apparatus of catfish (Heterobranchus bidorsalis). Three concentrations (1.0, 3.0 and 5.0 M/L) of the petroleum products Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), Dual Purpose Kerosene (DPK) and Bonny-Light Crude oil (BLCO) were... Show More