Toxicity of chromium, copper and zinc to freshwater clam (Galatea paradoxa) (Born, 1778) (Bivalvai, Donacidae))

The toxicity of copper (Cu), Chromium (Cr) and Zinc (Zn) on freshwater clam, Galatea paradoxa Born (=Egerea radiate Lamarck was investigated in three static bioassays for 96 hours. The three toxicants were introduced at 0.5, 1.0, 10.0,…

  LLC Ugwu, BO Mgbenka, NB Ekanem

 Vol.3  No.1 - 2005
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Lipase activity in some Cucubitaceae species

Lipase activity was demonstrated in the endosperm of three varieties of both germinated and ungerminated seeds of Cucubitaceae: white melon (Cucumeropsis manii naud); yellow melon (Colocynthis vulgaris); pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata). F…

  SO Eze, FC Chilaka, EO Alumanah

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Validation of haematuria as a rapid diagnostic tool for urinary schitosomaisis

In investigating the significance of haematuria in the diagnosis of urinary schistosmiasis a total of 3,504 persons from 37 communities in four local government areas of Imo state Nigeria, namely, Okigwe, Ohaji/Egbema, Oguta and Owerri…

  CG Okoli, MOE Iwuala

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Production of Escherichia coli heat – Labile Enterotoxin (LT) in some artificial media and commercially available baby foods

The production of thermolabile (LT) enterotoxin on some artificial media and commercially available baby foods was studied. Staples medium, Casamino-acids-yeast extract (CA-YE) medium, Tryticase soy broth (TSB) and Syncase medium were …

  SC Ike, IM Ezeonu, N Mgbor

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Comparative morphophysiological and yield characteristics of musa genomes in Nigeria

Thirty-six (36) Musa genotypes comprising tetraploid hybrids and triploid land races belonging to AAA, AAB, and ABB Musa genomes were evaluated in three agro-ecologies following a South-North rainfall and Vegetation gradients in Nigeri…

  KP Baiyeri, BN Mbah, JSC Mbagwu, A Tenkouano

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Effect of Callophora erythrocephala Meigen puparial size on the ratio of Melittobia acasta Walker (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae)

The most important biological control agents which are pro-ovigenic and synovigenic parasitoids usually assess their host critically before laying eggs in the Melittobia acasta Walker, a synovigenic parasitoid of several dipteran speci…

  NG Imandeh

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Production and analysis of lipton Camellia sinensis wine

Wine was produced from lipton (yellow label) brand of tea and analysed for its pH, specific gravity, alcohol, total acidity, fixed acidity, vitamin C, some inorganic ions, total dissolved solid (TDS), total suspended solutes (TSS), phy…

  CO Ibegbulam, LA Nwaogu, OR Onach

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Pharmacodynamic drug interaction study: effect of sertraline on the hypoglucemic action of glibenclamide in rats

The effect of sertraline on glibenclamide control of blood sugar level was determined in normoglycemic and alloxanised rats. Sertraline enhance the hypoglycaemic action in a non-dose dependent fashion in the normoglycaemic and alloxani…

  JM Okonta

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Culture conditions for endo-β-glucanase production by paecilomyces species

Production of endoglucanase (E.C.3.2.1.4) by Paecilomyces sp on different cellulose substrates, nitrogen sources, surfactants, pH, temperature and aeration was studied. Optimal enzyme production was obtained in a salt medium containing…

  JC Okolo, SKC Obi

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Preliminary studies on the efficacy of aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis) extracts on experimental Trypanosoma brucei brucei infection of mice

Extracts of Aloe vera were administered to experimentally infected mice with the Nigeria strain of Trypanosoma brucei brucei. The thirty-two (32) mice involved in the study were split into eight (8) groups of 4 mice each and treated in…

  N Ivoke

 Vol.3  No.1 - 2005
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