Partial Purification and Characterization of Endoxylanase from a fungus, Leohumicola incrustata

Xylanases are glycoside hydrolases (GH) that degrade β-1,4-xylan, a linear polysaccharide found as hemicellulose in cell wall of plants. Endoxylanase (Endo-1,4-β-xylanase, EC 3.2.1.8) randomly catalyses xylan to produce varying short x…

  Adeoyo Olusegun Richard, Pletschke Brett Ivan and Dames Joanna Felicity

 Vol.19  No.1 - 2021
Status:  Published

Share:          

Sublethal Effects of Organophosphate Chlorpyrifos on Hemato-Immunological Parameters of the Gercacinid Crab, Cardiosoma armatum (Herklots, 1851)

Low insecticide exposure has been shown to cause profound effects on non-target organisms, including crabs. Therefore, the changes in hematological parameters, serum biochemistry and antioxidant enzymes in the Gercacinid crab, Cardioso…

  Ugwu Christian Chinonso, Moruf Rasheed Olatunji and Lawal-Are Aderonke Omolara

 Vol.19  No.1 - 2021
Status:  Published

Share:          

Influence of pendimethalin and hand weeding on mineral composition of maize, cowpea and their intercrop

Weed competition has been a major challenge limiting crop yield especially in intercropping systems. Information on the use of chemicals for weed control in intercropping systems appears scanty. The aim of this study was to investigate…

  Lawal Amudalat Ranti, Olayinka Bolaji Umar, Abdulra’uf Lukman Bola, Etejere Emmanuel Obukohwo

 Vol.18  No.2 - 2020
Status:  Published

Share:          

Molecular characterization of Enterobacteriaceae producing β-lactamase and methicillin-resistant staphylococci isolated from the hospital environment and catheters in two public hospitals in Benin, Republic of Benin

Antimicrobial resistance is a real public health problem. All over the world, it has a considerable impact in hospitals. The present study was conducted to ascertain the bacterial ecology in two hospitals in Benin as well as the resist…

  Gbotche Elodie, Dougnon Victorien, Chabi Yossounon, Vissoh Sosthène, Agbankpe Jerrold, Deguenon Esther, Sedah Paulin, Fabiyi Kafayath, Missihoun Antoine, Baba-Moussa Lamine, Bankole Honoré, Agbangla Clément

 Vol.18  No.2 - 2020
Status:  Published

Share:          

Contact and repellent effects of essential oils of Chromolaena odorata (L.) and Uvaria chamae (P. Beauv) against Macrotermes bellicosus (Smeathman)

Macrotermes bellicosus, though a beneficial termite species causes serious damage to wood and wood products, fabrics and many agricultural crops and ornamental trees. This study was conducted to assess the potentials of essential oils …

  Ubulom PME, Akpan AU, §Umohata IA and Iboyo EA.

 Vol.18  No.2 - 2020
Status:  Published

Share:          

Chitosan-based nanoparticles sustenance and potentiation of the antibacterial effect of ampicillin against drug resistance among strains of Escherichia coli

The study seeks to evaluate nanoparticles based on chitosan for enhanced delivery of ampicillin in plasmid-mediated drug resistance. Serial dilutions of a mixed population of E. coli was plated on nutrient agar and streaked on Replica-…

  Onuigbo EB, Anozie-Ikeanyi C, Edeh NE, Eze CO and Gugu TH

 Vol.18  No.2 - 2020
Status:  Published

Share:          

Antimicrobial activity of the crude extracts of Parkia biglobosa (Jacq) seeds on selected clinical isolates

Parkia biglobosa (Jacq) is a wild leguminous plant found in North-Central zone of Nigeria with high calorific value, essential proteins, fatty acids, and vitamins. The study investigated the antimicrobial activity of crude extracts of …

  Ajiboye AE and Hammed BA

 Vol.18  No.2 - 2020
Status:  Published

Share:          

Antibacterial screening of Phoenix dactylifera L. (Date palm) seed extracts on some bacterial isolates associated with dental caries

Dental diseases refer to conditions of deterioration and disintegration of the oral cavity due to the activities of pathogenic microbes. This study was carried out to determine the antibacterial activity of aqueous and ethanol extracts…

  Adedayo MR, Ajiboye AE and Adetula FE

 Vol.18  No.2 - 2020
Status:  Published

Share:          

Effect of a co-processed excipient on the disintegration and drug release profile of ibuprofen tablets

Tablets at present, remain the most preferred oral dosage form because of many advantages they offer to formulators as well as physicians and patients. The objective of this work was to determine the effect of co-processing on the disi…

  Mohammed BB,John EJ and Ajuji NK

 Vol.18  No.1 - 2020
Status:  Published

Share:          

Checklist and Comparison of Butterfly Species found in Zoological and Botanical Gardens, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria

Butterflies are creatures of nature with great economic importance as pollinators and bio-indicators. This study provides checklist of butterfly species present in Zoological and Botanical gardens of University of Nigeria, Nsukka and w…

  D Echude, MI Amobi, SU Umar, IM Ezenwa, CN Okechukwu

 Vol.18  No.1 - 2020
Status:  Published

Share: