Mycofiltration of urban derived raw stormwater using Lentinus squarrosulus

The physicochemical and microbial attributes of storm water samples prior to and after mycofiltration was determined using routine methods. The preparation of the substrate was done by supplementation of un-fermented sawdust with calci…

  Obayagbona Omeregbe Nosa, Dunkwu-Okafor Afamefuna, Odigie Omorede

 Vol.22  No.2 - 2024
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The yield and purity of DNA extracts from seeds of eight six accessions of Treculia species using Zymo Research mini-prep DNA extraction kit

There is a need for the use of efficient DNA extraction methods that will yield good quality and quantity of DNA for molecular studies. Several commercial kits are available that are used in place of conventional extraction methods due…

  Isuosuo Chinyere Chioma, Akaneme Florence Ifeoma, Urom Uchenna Nnanna

 Vol.22  No.2 - 2024
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Evaluation of phytotoxicity indicators of cowpea seed treated with selected botanical insecticides

Phytotoxicity is a major problem associated with the preservation of seed with synthetic insecticides. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the safety of some selected plant derived insecticides on treated seed. Seed of SAMPEA 1…

  Ewa Ogbonnaya, Agina Barthlomew Chigozie, Karima Mohammed Rabiu, Elekwa Elizabeth Amah, Agu Kizito Akachukwu, John Wassagwa, Abba Jacinta Nnennaya

 Vol.22  No.1 - 2024
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Studies on the production of tigernut (Cyperus esculentus L.) in Southeastern Nigeria, II: Biochemical quality of tigernut in response to seven complementary fertilizer treatments

Part I of this series showed significant influence of fertilizer on the growth and yield of tigernut. This paper documents the effects of these complementary fertilizers on the nutritional quality of the crop. Thus, the effects of seve…

  Baiyeri Kayode Paul, Okonkwo Onyinye Joy, Akachukwu Judith Ihechiluru & Ezugwu Uchenna Immaculata

 Vol.22  No.1 - 2024
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Studies on the production of tigernut (Cyperus esculentus L.) in Southeastern Nigeria, I: Effect of seven complementary fertilizer treatments on growth and yield of tigernut in pot

Tigernuts have so many food and medicinal potentials as it contains some amount of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Despite the food and health benefits associated with this tuber, its production in southern Nigeria is at an abys…

  Baiyeri Kayode Paul, Akachukwu Judith Ihechiluru, Okonkwo Onyinye Joy & Ezugwu Uchenna Immaculata

 Vol.22  No.1 - 2024
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Application of genomic studies in epidemiological surveillance: A mini-overview

The 21st century has already seen the emergence of several pandemics both in developed and developing nations, including the recent Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic. The recent upsurge in certain di…

  Anekpo Chijioke Chinedu, Okpara Titus Chukwubuzo, Nnadi Chinedu Gabriel

 Vol.22  No.1 - 2024
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Safeguarding ecosystems using innovative approaches to manage animal wastes

Animal wastes (AWs) are excreta or discarded materials associated with animal production industries. It could be in solid, liquid, or gaseous form, such as animal dung or droppings, discarded feed, feathers, fur, decayed bodies of dead…

  Okpaga Fredrick Oge, Adeolu Adewale Iyaniwura, Nwalo Friday Nweke, Okpe Alex Ochai, Ikpeama Chimdi Cynthia, Ogwu Chinedu Ele

 Vol.22  No.1 - 2024
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Assessing microbial exoelectrogenicity for enhanced industrial waste water management and power generation

The quest for eco-friendly waste management and renewable sources of energy is rapidly increasing. Microbial fuel cell is promising form of renewable energy, which treat and convert organic matter in wastewater to electricity through t…

  Nwagu Kingsley Ekene, Ibeh Adaugo Gift, Azumini Peter, Udechukwu Chidozie Dennis, Ogwu Chinedu Ele

 Vol.22  No.1 - 2024
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Viability of probiotic lactic acid bacteria in Malay apple (Syzygium malaccense) during fermentation and storage

For lactic acid bacteria (LAB) to be considered probiotic it must colonize and survive the gut environment, also for maximum health benefits it must be ingested in a sufficient amount. Hence, this study was aimed at investigating the p…

  Osaro-Matthew Ruth Chiamaka, Itaman Vivien Osaze, Ughala Ezinwanne, Obike-Martins Victoria & Igwe Grace

 Vol.22  No.1 - 2024
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Antiplasmodial activity, in silico ADME and mammalian cell cytotoxicity of a synthetic protoberberine alkaloid, coralyne

Coralyne is a synthetic protoberberine alkaloid with anticancer activity and selectivity superior to that of berberine, its congener. As berberine is gifted with antiplasmodial activity, this study assessed the antiplasmodial activity …

  Nekpen Erhunse and Dinkar Sahal

 Vol.22  No.1 - 2024
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