The effects of variations in length of suction pipette inserted during vaginal smear cytology procedure on estrous cycle in Sprague–Dawley rats

Estrous cycle is a periodic reproductive sequence of events in most female laboratory animals that are used for basic research. Several methods have been used to stage estrous cycle, these include visual method, vagina smear cytology e…

  Airat Adeola Bakare, Chika Anna Idaguko, Zainab Adebusola Sogbesan, Fatimah Adeoye

 Vol.20  No.2 - 2022
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Administration of chemically ripened banana (Musa acuminate) juice to male Wistar rats depletes blood cells via impaired hematopoiesis

The use of chemicals such as calcium carbide to ripen fruits instigates toxicity; inclusion of the chemically ripened fruits in the preparation of juices may induce blood cells depletion by altering hematopoiesis via declined functiona…

  Onwuka Osah Martins, Okerulu Adaobi Linda, Nwosu Nkechi Clara

 Vol.20  No.2 - 2022
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Growth and immunological profile of gercacinid crab at different sublethal salinity regimes

Salinity is the most variable ecological parameter in the lagoon with daily and seasonal variations . The changes in growth, serum biochemistry and antioxidant enzymes activities of Cardisoma armatum were examined during 84-day exposur…

  Lawal-Are Aderonke Omolara, Moruf Rasheed Olatunji, Akan Victor Shane, Suleiman Adamu Mohammed and Abdul-Azeez Hassan

 Vol.20  No.2 - 2022
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The effect of pectinase pretreatment on the extraction of essential oil from the seed kernels of Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)

In this study, the seed kernels of Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) were pretreated with partially purified pectinase (PPP) prior to hydrodistillation to enhance the extraction of essential oil. The yield of the essential oil obtained after…

  Iko Wanen, Omeje Kingsley Ozioma, Ozougwu Vincent Eric, Eze Sabinus Oscar Onyebuchi and Chilaka Ferdinand Chiemeka

 Vol.20  No.2 - 2022
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Crude oil hydrocarbon degradation efficiency of indigenous bacterial strains isolated from contaminated sites in Nigeria

The crude oil degradation potential of bacterial isolates from three contaminated sites in Nigeria were investigated. Seven bacterial isolates namely Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain W15, Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain N3R, Serratia marces…

  Nnabuife Obianuju Obiajulu, Ogbonna James Chukwuma, Anyanwu Chukwudi

 Vol.20  No.2 - 2022
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Changes in the enzymes, amino acids, metal ions and flavor profile during fermentation of African locust bean seeds ‘Parkia biglobosa’ to Daddawa

Daddawa/iru, a product of African locust bean (Parkia biglobosa) seeds, is widely used as food condiment by many tribes in West Africa. This study aimed to determine some of the changes which occur during the microbial fermentation of …

  Zebedee Nivoakana Emmanuel, Onwosi Chukwudi Ogbonnaya, Nwagu Tochukwu Nwamaka, Amadi Onyetugo Chioma

 Vol.20  No.2 - 2022
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Endo-1,4-D-glucanohydrolase assisted extraction of essential oil from the seed kernels of Nutmeg by using a two-step protocol

The cell walls of plants are made up of cellulose as the major composite and the hydrolysis of this polysaccharide has proven to be a major step in the extraction of many biomolecules. This research was on both pure and partially purif…

  Iko Wanen, Omeje Kingsley Ozioma, Ozougwu Vincent Eric and Eze Sabinus Oscar Onyebuchi, Chilaka Ferdinand Chiemeka

 Vol.20  No.2 - 2022
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Establishment of criminal/profile DNA database and use of forensic intelligence to combat nationwide insecurity issues in Nigeria

Criminal activity is on the rise in Nigeria. The nefarious activity of bandits is on the increase with kidnapping of students and attack on farmers. This creates fear in the terrorized communities. Armed robbery as well as rape of citi…

  Awofisayo Oladoja Abosade and Eseyin Olorunfemi Abraham

 Vol.20  No.2 - 2022
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Prevalence of gastro-intestinal helminths of slaughtered pigs at Bodija abattoir, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

A 3-week study was carried out to determine the prevalence of gastro-intestinal helminths in slaughtered pigs at Bodija Abattoir, Ibadan. Five faecal samples per day were collected for 21 days (105 samples) from the rectum of slaughter…

  Unigwe Robinson Cyprian, Egwu Lawrence Uchenna and Ukwueze Chigozie Stanley

 Vol.20  No.2 - 2022
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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

 Vol.20  No.1 - 2022
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