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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Estimation of phytochemical, total phenolic and total flavonoid contents of methanol extract of Voacanga africana root bark and its fractions

Phenolic and flavonoid contents in plants play a great role in scavenging free radicals in the body and act as antioxidants; thus making their determination very vital. Total phenolic and flavonoid contents of the methanol extract of V…

  P.E. Joshua, S.A. Oka, C.S. Eze

 Vol.15  No.1 - 2017
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Aerobic bacteria pathogens associated with caprine mastitis in Nsukka Area of Enugu State

This study ascertained the aerobic bacteria associated with cases of clinical and subclinical caprine mastitis. A total of 58 lactating West African dwarf does were used for this investigation. These lactating does had signs of clinica…

  I.C.I. Ugochukwu, C.O. Anyaoha, C.I. Aneke, S.I. Idoko, J.U. Ugwu, K.T. Ughamba, E.R. Edeh, E.I. Ugochukwu

 Vol.15  No.1 - 2017
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Phytochemical analysis and antifungi activity of aloe vera leaves

The medicinal and other claimed uses of Aloe vera, the “wonder plant”, are endless. The extract for phytochemical analysis was collected in three different solvents, diethyl ether, ethanol and distilled water. The anti-fungal activitie…

  V Ikpe, C.S. Eze, P Mbaoji, P.E. Joshua

 Vol.15  No.1 - 2017
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Production of single cell protein from hydrolyzed pineapple (Ananas comosus) peel using fungi

Production of single cell protein from hydrolyzed pineapple peels by fungi was investigated. Trichoderma viride was selected based on its high cellulase activity; diameter of clear zone on CMCagar (7.4 cm) and activity on carboxymethyl…

  P.N. Clement, O Nwokoro

 Vol.15  No.1 - 2017
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Glycaemic indices of unripe plantain (Musa paradisiaca) and unripe red banana (Musa sp. AAA) flour meals

This study determined the glyceamic indices of unripe red banana and unripe plantain flour meals. Unripe plantain and red banana were processed into flour and were subjected to proximate analysis using standard procedures. Twelve appar…

  N.O. Onuoha, A.M. Okafor, L.K. Okeke

 Vol.15  No.1 - 2017
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Effects of carbon sources on pigment production by Talaromyces purpurogenus LC128689 in liquid surface cultures

A pigment producing fungus was isolated from soil collected from cassava processing site in Ebonyi State. The effects of carbon sources on pigment production by the isolate in liquid surface cultures were studied. Pigment production in…

  Christiana N. Ogbonna

 Vol.14  No.1 - 2016
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