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Author Pan Africa Chemistry Network Biodiversity Conference (2008 : Nairobi, Kenya)

Title Aspects of African biodiversity : proceedings of the Pan Africa Chemistry Network Biodiversity Conference, Nairobi, 10-12 September 2008 / edited by J.O. Midiwo, J.M. Clough
Published Cambridge : Royal Society of Chemistry, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 194 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Special Publication ; 321
Special Publication ; 321
Contents Challenges and opportunities for Africa : an overview of key themes from the PACN Biodiversity Conference / S.C. Smith -- Exploring the therapeutic potentials of African medicinal plants / C. Wambebe -- Natural products from plant biodiversity and their use in the treatment of neglected diseases / J.O. Midiwo -- In vitro and in vivo antiplasmodial activity of Kenyan medicinal plants / M.O. Nanyingi ... [et al.] -- Anti-larval activity of crude plant extracts from Vitex schliebenii and Vitex payos (Verbenaceae) / G.N. Mokua ... [et al.] -- Natural products as leads for new and innovative crop protection chemicals / J.M. Clough -- Exploiting phytochemical diversity to control pests of agriculture and vectors of human and animal disease / A.M. Hooper ... [et al.] -- Root chemicals could offer opportunities for breeding for sweet potato resistance to the weevil Cylas puncticollis Boheman (Coleoptera: Apionidae) / H. Muyinza ... [et al.] -- The role of biotechnology in meeting the biodiversity conservation challenge of Africa / A.B. Salifu -- Farmers as a treasure chest of biodiversity -- the case of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) in Ethiopia, a five decade analysis / F. Mekbib -- Delivery of appropriate cattle genotypes to eastern African smallholder farmers through in-vitro embryo production technologies -- the technical procedures, prospects and challenges / H.M. Mutembei ... [et al.] -- Levels of some nutrients and non-essential metals in cows' whole milk from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia / E. Admasu ... [et al.] -- Water, water everywhere and when found not fit to drink / S.O. Wandiga -- Foundation for analytical science and technology in Africa and its role in the preservation of endangered species / S. Lancaster, N. Richards and A. Gachanja -- Jua Kali metallurgical industries as point sources of the heavy metals lead and cadmium to aquatic systems in Kenyan urban areas / S.M. Mule and C.M. Nguta -- An assessment of effluent treatment to reduce heavy metal levels in effluent from a battery manufacturing concern / E. Muleya and F. Chiumira -- Spectroscopic detection of gaseous ammonia in the environment / C.B.O. Kowenje and D.C. Doetschman -- Jatropha curcas L. as a source for the production of biodiesel in Kenya / A.W. Wagutu ... [et al.] -- Jatropha biodiesel as an alternative transport fuel in Zimbabwe / C.S. Shonhiwa, F.P. Gudyanga and Z. Chiguvare -- Biomass, bio-based products and bioenergy / P.C. Vieira -- Municipal solid waste as a resource rather than a waste. A preliminary study of biomass from Githurai Market, an open market on the outskirts of Nairobi City / N. Muriithi, C. Soi and J.M. Keriko
Notes International conference proceedings
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Biodiversity conservation -- Africa -- Congresses.
Biodiversity -- Africa -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Clough, J. M. (John M.)
Midiwo, J. O. (Jacob Ogweno), 1953-
ISBN 1847559484 (hbk.)
1847559646 (electronic bk.)
9781847559487 (hbk.)
9781847559647 (electronic bk.)