Horticultural Biotechnology Research 2020-11-11T11:04:52+0530 Managing Editor Open Journal Systems <p>The <strong>Horticultural Biotechnology Research </strong>is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes articles in all the in the fields of Horticultural Biotechnology.</p> <p><strong>Submission</strong></p> <p>The journal welcomes the submission of original manuscripts (Please see <a href="/plagiarism-policy.php">Plagiarism Policy</a>) that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. The journal publishes Review Articles, Regular Articles and Short Communications. For detailed guide for preparation of manuscript please visit <a href="/guide-for-authors.php">Author’s Guide</a> and for submitting, please sign in the <a href="/journals/index.php/cb/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions">Online Submission</a> page. If the author experiences any difficulties during online submission, contact for support.</p> <p><strong>Peer Review</strong></p> <p>Soon after submission, the article will be screened for plagiarism checking with iThenticate software. The articles those passed theÂ&nbsp;iThenticate screening, will be peer-reviewed with two external peer reviewers. After revision, before final acceptance, the article will be again screened for plagiarism.Â&nbsp;The acceptance criteria for all papers are the quality and originality of the research, its significance to the scientific community and interest to a wide audience.</p> <p><strong>Frequency</strong></p> <p>Horticultural Biotechnology ResearchÂ&nbsp;is a bimonthly journalÂ&nbsp;(6 issues per volumeÂ&nbsp;per year), but the articles will be published immediately after proof corrections, means; the articles will be added to the current issues continuously without any delay. This helps the journal in rapid publication of acceptedÂ&nbsp;articles.</p> <p>Manuscripts will be published online as soon as the authors approved the final proof. Therefore, there will not be a delay period for accepted articles to be published online.</p> Anti-microbial activities and phytochemical screening of some commonly used chewing sticks in Kano, Nigeria 2020-11-11T11:04:52+0530 A. B. Umar A. H. Dankaka M. Manjur Shah <p style="text-align: justify;">This research work was aimed to determine the antibacterial activity of aqueous and ethanolic extract of plants commonly used in Kano on a clinical isolate of <em>Staphylococcus </em>and <em>Streptococcus</em> species obtained from the dental problem with a view to find the most efficacious one among them. The sensitivity disc method was used to test the antibacterial activity of chewing sticks, <em>Eucalyptus globulus</em>, <em>Salvadora persica</em>, <em>Gledistsia triacanthos</em>, <em>Azadirachta indica</em> and <em>Jatropha curcas</em> were the plants. It was found that none of the plants ‘aqueous extract had activity on the two species of the bacterial isolate at various concentrations. But ethanolic extract was active against all the test bacterial isolate obtained from the dental problem with a greater zone of inhibition in <em>A. Indica</em>, followed by <em>E. globulus</em> and a smaller zone of inhibition in <em>J. curcas</em>. Some of the secondary metabolites were all present with high content in ethanolic extract. The extracts of these plants may serve as sources for chemotherapeutic agents of the management of orofacial infection.</p> 2020-11-11T11:04:52+0530 ##submission.copyrightStatement##