Antimicrobial and time-kill kinetics of the aqueous extract of Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) seeds

This study evaluated the antimicrobial property of the aqueous extract of Citrullus lanatus (watermelon) seeds and its concentration-effect relationship (time-kill studies) on typed bacterial and fungal strains. Crude powdered seeds of…

  UF Babaiwa, SO Eraga, JO Akerele

 Vol.18  No.1 - 2020
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The efficacy of aqueous leaf extracts of Hyptis suaveolens (L.) Poit and Ocimum basilicum (L.) in the control of Meloidogyne spp infecting Onion, Allium cepa (L.)

The efficacy of aqueous leaf extracts of Hyptis suaveolens and Ocimum basilicum in the control of Meloidogyne spp infecting Allium cepa L (Onion) was investigated using sterile soil that was filled into polythene planting bags. Two var…

  OB Okechalu, ND Zwalnan, OA Agaba, LS Danahap

 Vol.18  No.1 - 2020
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Preliminary studies on the antifungal activities of ethanol and hot water extracts of local spices against fluconazole-resistant Candida albicans isolates recovered from clinical samples

This study evaluated the antifungal effect of local spices namely Capsicum annum var. shombo, Capsicum annuum var. atarugu, Capsicum annuum var. Nsukka yellow pepper, Zingiber officinale and Allium sativum against fluconazole-resistant…

  C.L. Akaihe, P.E. Chidebelu, E.I. Nweze

 Vol.17  No.1 - 2019
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Changes in catalase activities during malting of some improved Nigerian sorghum grain varieties

The catalase activities of ten germinating improved sorghum varieties were monitored over a 4-day period to determine the effect of malting on them. This was done using standard methods that involved catalase assay at the appropriate e…

  C.I. Nnamchi, B.N. Okolo, A.N. Moneke, B.C. Nwanguma

 Vol.17  No.1 - 2019
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Aeropalynological study of Obukpa town, Enugu State, Nigeria

The diversity and abundance of airborne palynomorphs and other bio particles in the atmosphere of Obukpa was studied for a period of three months, from June through August 2010. The palynomorphs were trapped with Tauber sampler mounted…

  N.C. Ikegbunam, E.E. Osayi, R.C. Njokuocha, O.J. Walter

 Vol.17  No.1 - 2019
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Studies on industrially processed fruit juice and freshly prepared fruit juice sold in Enugu State, Nigeria

The sugar and mineral levels of industrially processed fruit juices (mainly 100% and 50% fruit juices) sold to consumers in Enugu state, Nigeria were determined and compared with that of freshly prepared fruit juices. The fruit juices …

  R.C. Anozie, K.O. Omeje, S.O. Eze

 Vol.16  No.1 - 2018
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Proteinase activities of Candida spp. isolated from different anatomical sites of healthy women

Superficial and systemic fungal infections caused by Candida have been increasingly reported in recent times. Hydrolytic enzyme production is an important process in fungal pathogenesis and proteases have been identified as important v…

  P.E. Chidebelu, C.G. Ogbonna, E.I. Nweze

 Vol.16  No.1 - 2018
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Mycoflora of postharvest rots of bitter yam Dioscorea dumentorum Pax in Nsukka agro ecological zone, Nigeria

This study was done to recover fungi associated with postharvest rotting of bitter yam, Dioscorea dumentorum tubers in Nsukka Agroecological Zone, Nigeria. Tubers showing signs of rot were picked from farmers in four randomly selected …

  C.C. Onyeke, G.C. Ajuziogu, C.V. Okafor

 Vol.16  No.1 - 2018
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Effects of crude ethanolic extract of Gloriosa superba L. tuber, on root growth and root tip mitosis, of Allium sativum L.

Colchicine is an alkaloid produced by some members of the Liliaceae family which include Gloriosa superba L. Apart from its other medicinal uses, it is used for both cytological and plant breeding studies. Absence of pure colchicine in…

  O.S. Udengwu, C.M. Nwafor

 Vol.16  No.1 - 2018
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Hepatoprotective effect of the ethanolic extract of Jatropha tanjorensis on acetaminophen-induced toxicity in rat model

The hepatoprotective activity of ethanolic leaf extract of Jatropha tanjorensis (ELEJT) against acetaminophen induced hepatotoxicity using Swiss albino rats was ascertained. The animals were grouped into six with five animals each. Hep…

  O.O. Iroanya, T.F. Egwuatu, O Chukwudozie

 Vol.16  No.1 - 2018
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