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

 Vol.3  No.1 - 2005
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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

 Vol.3  No.1 - 2005
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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

 Vol.3  No.1 - 2005
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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

 Vol.3  No.1 - 2005
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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

 Vol.3  No.1 - 2005
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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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Pests and diseases of African yam bean, Sphenostylis stenocarpa (Hoechst. Ex. A. Rich) harms

Several pests and diseases were identified on African yam bean, Sphenostylis stenocarpa. The pests attacked both the vegetative and reproductive stages of crops. The pests of the vegetative stage were identified as cutworms (Agrotis sp…

  GI Ameh, CEA Okezie

 Vol.3  No.1 - 2005
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In vitro and in vivo production of pectic enzymes, polygalacturonase, by seed-borne pathogen, fusarium moniliforme sheldon from seeds of rice (Oryzae sativa L) and its role in the disease of rice

Possible in vitro and in vivo production of pectic enzyme polygalacturonase and pH on the activity of the enzyme were investigated. The results of the assay for the production of polygalacturonase (PG) by the pathogen showed that the a…

  OFA Ibiam, AE Arinze

 Vol.3  No.1 - 2005
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Population performance of F3 progenies obtained from interspecific 1 crosses between the wild and cultivated tomatoes

Large populations of four F3 families namely: Wild x Roma, Wild x Local, Wild x Tropical were evaluated for growth, yield and yield components under rained conditions of the derived savannah ecology of Nigeria. The results showed that …

  MI Uguru, OI Aduba

 Vol.3  No.1 - 2005
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A Role For Ca2+ in the Thermal and Urea Denaturation of Haemocyanin from Aestivating Giant African Snails Achatina achatina

Giant African snail (Achatina achatina) becomes dormant (aestivate) under harsh environmental conditions like dry seasons. During this period the animal accumulates urea and is faced with thermal death. The stability towards thermal an…

  CB Lukong, HA Onwubiko

 Vol.2  No.2 - 2004
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