Nutritional changes induced by fungi on cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp) seeds

Seeds are usually infected by microorganisms and pests during storage, causing deterioration and reduction in the nutritive and market value of these seeds. In this study, the proximate composition of Vigna unguiculata seeds inoculated…

  Iyanyi Nkechi Gloria and Ataga Anthony Eromosele

 Vol.19  No.1 - 2021
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Incidence and relative abundance of rice stem borers in three selected rice fields in Lagos and Ogun States, Nigeria

This study was conducted to investigate the incidence of rice stem borer infestations and the species composition present in the selected rice fields. Data were collected between April 2017 and November 2018 across three locations, whi…

  Adewoye Bolajoko Bolarinwa, Anikwe Joseph Chuks, Makanjuola Winifred Ayinke

 Vol.19  No.1 - 2021
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Stochastic evaluation of benthic biocoenosis as pollution assessment tool in a perturbed aquatic ecosystem

To analyse the extent of disturbances and determine the state of health of aquatic systems, the integration of several biological effects at different levels of biological organization has been used. One of the most valuable methods of…

  Uwadiae Roland Efe and Ajose Awanat Ajoke

 Vol.19  No.1 - 2021
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Anthropometric indices as novel markers of risk in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) among Nigerian adults in Zamfara State

Body mass index (BMI) has traditionally been used as an indicator of body size measure and composition. Although, other measures of adiposity of the abdomen such as waist circumference (WC), waist-hip ratio (WHR), neck circumference (N…

  Aguh Ikenna Bruno, Sani Zurmi Rabiu, Ohaleme Lynda Chinanu and Agba Andover Alfred

 Vol.19  No.1 - 2021
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Improvement of Provitamin A in Maize Varieties Using Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungus, Glomus clarum

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus (AMF, Glomus clarum) has been used widely as a bio-amendment and bio-control agent in several biotechnological studies. In this study, biofortification of maize with provitamin A using AMF was investigated…

  Olawuyi, Odunayo Joseph., Azeez, Aishat Omotayo and Azeez, Abeeb Abiodun

 Vol.19  No.1 - 2021
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The Effect of Heavy Metal Pollution on Some Haematological Parameters in Domestic Birds: A Study in Camp2 Village, Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria

This study was conducted to evaluate the concentrations of heavy metals in the blood of birds reared for food in Camp2 Community of Akamkpa, Cross River State, Nigeria. Twelve (12) male indigenous jungle fowls (Gallus domestica), six e…

  Eteng Ofem Effiom, Imo Grace Ekpo. Joe Enobong Esiet, Moses Ceaser Antiya, Abam Kenyoh Eteng, Victor Samson Ekam and Eyong Ubana Eyong

 Vol.19  No.1 - 2021
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Physiochemical Properties of Biodiesel Produced from Ogbono (Irvingia gabonesis) seed oil

Biodiesel is a promising alternative fuel and has gained significant attention due to the predicted depletion of conventional fossil fuels and environmental concerns. This study aims to produce biodiesel from ogbono seed oil (using 98 …

  Bandi Iklima Ibrahim, Yahaya Shamsuddeen, Bature Hafsatu Buhari, Dabai Musa Usman, Adamu Samira Shehu, Shehu Ibrahim. Atiku, Faruk Abubakar and Adiya, Zainab Ibrahim Sarkin Gobir

 Vol.19  No.1 - 2021
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Evaluation of Water Quality and Heavy Metal Concentration across Two Connecting Tropical Lagoons in Lagos, Nigeria

Ologe and Badagry Lagoons are important tropical lagoons in Lagos, Nigeria. The water quality and heavy metal concentration were studied for a period of 2 years (Aug. 2016 to Jul. 2018) using standard methods. The least temperature obt…

  Okunade Gabriel Femi, Lawal Muyideen Owonire and Uwadiae Roland Efe

 Vol.19  No.1 - 2021
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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
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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
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