Ethnobotanical and nutrient survey of indigenous edible fruits, vegetables and mushrooms of Iringa District, Tanzania

A study on ethnobotany and nutrients survey of indigenous vegetables, fruits and mushrooms was conducted in March 2020 in Iringa Rural District of Tanzania. The objectives was to collect ethnobotany information of the edibles, analyse …

  Washa Bugalama Washa

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Empirical analysis of amylolytic and proteolytic activities of microbial isolates recovered from deteriorating painted wall surfaces in Lagos Nigeria

The biodeterioration of painted walls have been associated with several biological mechanisms such as organic acid production and enzymatic activity of microorganisms amongst other factors. Therefore, this study aims to reveal the invo…

  Obidi Olayide Folashade, Awe Olushina Olawale, Igwo-Ezikpe Miriam Nwanna and Okekunjo Foluke Okedayo

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Assessment of bacterial isolates associated with mobile phones of meat sellers in selected markets in Benin city, Edo State, Nigeria

Mobile phones are essential components used to enhance social life and aid different professions. Swab samples were obtained from ninety-six (96) meat sellers' mobile phones in four (4) major markets; Edaiken, New Benin, Oba and Ogida …

  Edomwonyi Ivy Ivie, Idemudia Iyore Blessing, Imarhiagbe, Esosa Emmanuel and Ekhaise Frederick Osaro

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Chemical characteristics of groundnut and sheanut shell biochars as adsorbents and soil conditioners in the era of ecological sustainability

This study investigated the influence of pyrolysis temperatures on characteristics of groundnut and sheanut shell biochars as potential adsorbents and soil conditioners. Groundnut and sheanut shell biochars were produced at pyrolysis t…

  Duwiejuah Abudu Ballu, Abubakari Abdul-Halim, Quainoo Albert Kojo and Amadu Yakubu

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Genetic assessment of Mangifera indica Linn. (Mango) from selected locations in Oyo State, Nigeria

This study characterized five (5) varieties of mango comprising 15 accessions collected from Ogbomosho, Saki, Ibadan and other locations in Oyo State. The field experiment was laid out in a Complete Randomized Design (CRD) with three r…

  Olawuyi Joseph Odunayo, Ayodele Abiodun Emmanuel, Ezekiel Precious Chiwendu and Ajayi Isaac Iseoluwa

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Hepato-protective potentials of aqueous, chloroform and methanol leaf extracts of Whitfieldia lateritia on 2, 4-dinitrophenylhydrazine-induced anaemia in rats

This study aimed at investigating the hepato-protective potentials of the aqueous, chloroform and methanol leaf extracts of Whitfieldia lateritia on 2, 4-dinitrophenylhydrazine (2,4-DNPH)-induced anaemia in rats. The toxicity study, qu…

  Aja Oti Agha, Egba Simeon Ikechukwu, Uhuo Emmanuel Nnaemeka, Alaebo Prince Ogochukwu, Mba Obinna Joseph and Oriaku Chinwe Edith

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Simultaneous production of cellulase and amylase by Aspergillus fumigatus IB-A1

Utilization of agricultural wastes for production of useful metabolites requires hydrolysis using both cellulase and amylase enzymes. We isolated Aspergillus fumigatus IB-A1 and evaluated its ability to simultaneously produce both cell…

  Ezea Ifeanyi Boniface, Murata Yoshinori and Ogbonna James Chukwuma

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Application of microbial synthesized phytohormones in the management of environmental impacts on soils

With the world's population growing at an exponential rate, pollution of the ecosystem by heavy metals from anthropogenic activities poses a major threat to agricultural and food security worldwide. Phytohormones are biochemical signal…

  Ezeh Chukwuemeka Cornelius, Obi Chinonye Jennifer and Moneke Anene Nwabu

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Evaluation of the antibacterial properties of the extracts and fractions of Ipomoea triloba l. (Convolvulaceae) on selected enteric diarrheagenic bacteria

Diarrhoea is a leading killer of young children accounting for approximately 8% of all deaths among children ˂ 5 years worldwide and causes neonatal mortality and hospitalization in geriatrics. Ipomoea triloba L. has been claimed to ha…

  Alozie Mfonobong Favour, Ekong Ubong Samuel, Effiong Daniel Ekpa, Udofa Edidiong Jumbo, Akinjogunla Olajide Joseph

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Leaf epidermal and petiole anatomical features as taxonomic characters in some Vernonia species in Nigeria

Foliar and petiole micro-morphological characteristics of some members of the genus Vernonia namely; Vernonia amygdalina Del. (bitter variety), Vernonia amygdalina Del. (non-bitter variety), Vernonia cinerea (L) Less., Vernonia galamen…

  Okanume Ogochukwu Esther, Abok Solomon Gabriel & Oso Oluwatobi Adekunle

 Vol.20  No.1 - 2022
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