Preliminary antimicrobial activities of extracts of alchornea cordifolia, nauclea latifolia and spondias mombin against antibiotic-resistant pseudomonas aeruginosa and some other pathogenic bacteria

Ethanolic and aqueous extracts of three local medicinal plants viz Alchornea cordifolia, Nauclea latifolia and Spondias mombin were screened against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella typhi. …

  E Nmema, J Okafor, I Ezeonu

 Vol.7  No.2 - 2009
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In-Vitro Evaluation of Stem Bark Extracts of Daniellia oliveri (Hutch and Dalz) for Antimicrobial Activity

A comparative study of the antimicrobial properties of ethanol, methanol, acetone, cold and hot water extracts of Daniellia oliveri was carried out. The extracts were assayed by the minimum inhibitory concentration broth microdilution …

  C Nwuche, E Eze

 Vol.7  No.2 - 2009
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Evaluation of the In-Vitro Combined Antimicrobial Activities of Garcinia kola Heckel and Honey

The antibacterial activities of Garcinia kola and honey were evaluated against pure cultures of Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa using the agar diffusion method. The combined antibacterial effects of …

  A Attama, O Okorogu, B Onuigbo

 Vol.7  No.2 - 2009
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Cissus rotundifolia soup meal - it’s physiological effect on the postprandial plasma blood glucose and insulin levels of healthy non diabetic subjects

The effect of Cissus soup meal, on postprandial plasma glucose and insulin levels of normal healthy individuals was investigated. The control meal was a traditional Nigerian soup meal containing meat, fish and vegetables as it is prepa…

  U Onyechi

 Vol.7  No.2 - 2009
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The effects of malting conditions on the diastatic power of three malted Nigerian sorghum cultivars

The effects of malting conditions on the diastatic power of three malted sorghum cultivars (SK 5912, ICSV 400 and KSV 8) were investigated. The three Nigerian sorghum cultivars were steeped in 0.01M NaOH, 0.01M Ca(OH)2 and distilled wa…

  A Moneke, B Okolo, N Orji, F Ire

 Vol.7  No.2 - 2009
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Studies on antibiotic resistance of some bacterial isolates from sachet water samples in Nsukka, Nigeria

Sachet water samples of different brands were collected from several retail outlets in Nsukka, Nigeria and analysed microbiologically to determine their bacteriological quality and antimicrobial susceptibility of the isolates. A brand …

  C Anyanwu

 Vol.7  No.2 - 2009
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Evaluating extracts of spondias mombin for antimicrobial activitie E Umeh, J Igoli, E Agada, S Usman

The plant Spondias mombin Linn. also called yellow mombin in English, Igongo/Ichankla in Idoma, and Uchakuru in Igbo, is common in the forest and savanna regions of Nigeria. It is used in several countries of the world to treat various…

  E Umeh, J Igoli, E Agada, S Usman

 Vol.7  No.2 - 2009
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Simple picrate method for the determination of cyanide in cassava flour

A simple picrate method was used to quantify the cyanide contents of food samples. The cyanide in the food samples reacted with hot 20% HCl solution to produce hydrogen cyanide vapour which reacted with alkaline picrate test strips to …

  O Nwokoro, J.C Ogbonna, G.N Okpala

 Vol.7  No.2 - 2009
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Changes in alt, ast and alp values of plasma and serum samples stored at refrigerator (4 0c) and room temperature (32 0c) for up to five days

This study investigated the time-related changes in the alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) values of serum and plasma samples stored at refrigerator (2 - 8oC, average of 40C)…

  O.K Nwosu, G.S Aloh, J.L Ihedioha

 Vol.7  No.2 - 2009
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Analysis of Different Brands of Fruit Juice with Emphasis on their Sugar and Trace Metal Conten

Ten brands of commercial fruit juice were analysed for pH, specific gravity, total solids, reducing sugar, total sugar, and metal contents. The sugar content was determined using the Lane and Eynon method, sodium and potassium were det…

  t COB Okoye, CN Ibeto

 Vol.7  No.2 - 2009
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