Nematicidal effects of Azadirachta indica A. Juss (Neem) seeds on Meloidogyne species (root-knot nematodes)

The presence of bioactive substance in plant extracts with nematicidal activity on Meloidogyne spp can reduce crop damage in nematode control and to minimized the use of chemical nematicide which may be toxic to man and the environment…

  Danahap Luka Sambo, Ocheme Esther Lucia, Okechalu Ode Brains

 Vol.22  No.1 - 2024
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The role of ecogenomics in environmental and forensic discoveries

Ecogenomics is the application of genetic information and environmental science to understand the genetic diversity and functional potential of microbial communities in various environments. It involves the analysis of DNA and RNA sequ…

  Nwagu Kingsley Ekene, Ibeh Adaugo Gift, Enwere Evelyn Nwakaego, Udechukwu Chidozie Dennis, Azumini Peter

 Vol.22  No.1 - 2024
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Treatment of Delonix regia wood with castor oil (Ricinus communis) protects it against white and brown rot fungi

This study was aimed at assessing the resistance of Delonix regia wood treated with an eco-friendly bio preservative exploring castor (Ricinus communis) seed oil identified as a promising candidate for wood antifungal treatment, attrib…

  Okanlawon Funmilayo Busola, Muiz Olaide Badmus, Ogunbamowo Paul Oluwatimilehin,Olaoye Kayode Oladayo, Adelusi Felicia Temitope, Areo Olusola Samuel

 Vol.21  No.3 - 2023
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Phytochemical composition and insecticidal effects of native plant extracts against the mango mealybug, Rastrococcus invadens Williams (Homoptera: Pseudococcidae)

The mango mealybug Rastrococcus invadens Williams causes enormous damage to fruit trees in Burkina Faso, with losses of up to 90% for mango trees and 53% for citrus fruits. The objective of this study was to evaluate the insecticidal e…

  Elias Mano, Désiré Dramane Abdoul Khader Sanou, Alizèta Sawadogo, Rasmané Abdou Ouédraogo, Abdoulaye Sidibé, Ouattara Boubakar, Pierre Alexandre Eric Djifaby Sombié, Anogmain Rémy Dabiré, Fernand Sankara & Souleymane Nacro

 Vol.21  No.3 - 2023
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Process parameters optimization for biosynthesis of gibberellic acid using orange waste as an alternative substrate

Gibberellic acid (GA3) is the most important gibberellin that affects various plant developmental processes. As such, it has an international market value of $106 million dollars. However, it is costly in the market because of high dow…

  Ja’afar Nuhu Ja’afar and Muhyideen Muazu

 Vol.21  No.3 - 2023
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Anti-anaemic effects of leaf protein concentrate of Eremomastax speciosa (Hochst) Cufod. on some blood parameters of male Sprague-Dawley rats exposed to phenylhydrazine-induced anaemia

This study investigated the effects of leaf protein concentrate (LPC) of Eremomastax speciosa (Hochst.) Cufod on some haematological and serum profile of 45 male Sprague-Dawley rats divided into nine groups of five rats per group. The …

  Chukwuemeka Onyekachi Nwaigwe, Chioma Uchenna Nwaigwe, Uchechukwu Chukwudi Obiekwe, Lukman Oladimeji Raji

 Vol.21  No.3 - 2023
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Assessment of the liver biochemical status of carpenters occupationally exposed to wood dust in Enugu metropolis South-East Nigeria.

Liver disease has a global distribution and ranks as the twelfth leading cause of mortality. This cross-sectional study carried out between June and November 2021 aimed to assess the liver biochemical status of carpenters occupationall…

  Obianyido Ozioma Ebere, Obianyido Hector Okechukwu, Okwuosa Chukwugozie Nwachukwu

 Vol.21  No.3 - 2023
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Challenges and opportunities existing in the floriculture industry in Africa: knowledge and future research prospects

Floriculture is a growing sector and represents an asset to the economy of most developing countries in Africa. This paper aims to access the existing knowledge gaps and how such gaps might be filled to develop the floriculture industr…

  Mèmonsso Pierrette Pauline Deguenon, 1, §Gbodja Houéhanou François Gbesso, Rodrigue Idohou, Guillaume Hounsou-Dindin, Agossou Bruno Djossa

 Vol.21  No.3 - 2023
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The effect of dietary supplementation with aqueous extract of freshly harvested Talinum triangulare (waterleaf) plant on the haematology, serum biochemistry and carcass quality of broilers

A study was conducted to investigate the effect of dietary supplementation with Talinum triangulare (waterleaf) plant extract on broiler production and meat quality. A total of 75-day-old broiler chicks were used for a 35-day study whi…

  Aronu Chinwe Justina, Anaga Aruh Ottah, Ihedioha John Ihedioha, Marire Benjamin Nwabueze, Anika Sylvanus Maduka

 Vol.21  No.3 - 2023
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Prophylactic activities of Olax viridis in the liver of rats challenged with carbon tetrachloride

Olax viridis is a plant used for its ethnomedical properties. This experiment was focused at assessing the prophylactic activities of O. viridis against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) - induced hepatotoxicity. Twenty-five male albino rats…

  Obiekwe Uchechukwu Chukwudi, Nwaigwe Chioma Uchenna, Nwaigwe Chukwuemeka Onyekachi, Madubunyi Innocent Ifeanyi, Mbaegbu Edmund Chidiebere

 Vol.21  No.3 - 2023
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