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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An Epidemio-Dermatological Assessment Of Onchocercal Skin Diseases In Awhum, Enugu State, Nigeria

A cross-sectional epidermiological and dermatological survey of onchocercal skin diseases (OSD) and the associated itching was conducted in Awhum, Enugu State, Nigeria. For quantitative data, compounds in each village were randomly sel…

  N Ivoke

 Vol.2  No.2 - 2004
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Onchocerciasis In Imo State, Nigeria, 7: Prevalence Of Some Non-Classical Signs And Symptoms

An assessment of the prevalence of some non-classical signs and symptoms of onchocerciasis was conducted in 38 rural communities in the Imo River Basin, Nigeria between March 1999 and September 2000. A total of 7348 consenting individu…

  INS Dozie, COE Onwuliri

 Vol.2  No.2 - 2004
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Dermatophilus Infection in Nigeria: A Mini-Review

Dermatophilosis in Nigeria is reviewed. Dermatophilosis, a chronic dermatitis that damages the skin of cattle, is caused by Dermatophilus congolensis. The organism requires existing skin lesions to establish infection. An association b…

  OO Ikpeze

 Vol.2  No.2 - 2004
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The Effect Of Some Respiratory Inhibitors On The Lipase Activity Of Germinating Peanuts (Arachis hypogea)

Peanut (Arachis hypogea) seeds were treated with varying concentrations of KCN, KNO3) and Urea (0.01 M and 0.05 M) prior to germination. Lipase activities of germinating seeds were affected by chemical treatment. The effect induced by …

  OU Njoku, IF Ijeh, AE Njinaka, EO Alumunah, LUS Ezeanyika

 Vol.2  No.2 - 2004
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