The Effects of Substituting Soyabean Meal for Breadfruit Meal on Diets Acceptability, Growth Response and Cost of Diets Fed to Heterobranchus bidorsalis (♀) X Clarias gariepinus (♂) Hybrid

The effects of substituting soyabean meal for breadfruit (Tricuria africana) meal in diets fed to Heterobranchus bidorsalis (♂) x Clarias gariepinus (♀) hybrid fingerlings on diet acceptability, growth responses and cost benefit of fed…

  JE Eyo

 Vol.2  No.2 - 2004
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Evaluation Of Growth And Development In Mango Fruits Cvs. Julie And Peter To Determine Maturity

Two mango cultivars viz., Julie and Peter, were studied for growth and development of fruits in 2001 and 2002 starting from 47 days after fruit set (DAFS) till ripening. The objective was to determine the optimum stage of fruit maturit…

  MO Obasi

 Vol.2  No.2 - 2004
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Productive Performance Of The Grasscutter (Rodentia: Thryonomyidae) Reared Under Three Different Housing Systems

The floor housing, open-cage and closed-cage housing systems for rearing grasscutters in captivity were respectively used to evaluate the performance of the grasscutter (Thryonomys swinderianus Temmnick, 1827) in the humid tropics of s…

  OO Ikpeze, CI Ebenebe

 Vol.2  No.2 - 2004
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The Role of Rubber Seed Lipoxygenase in the Quality Restoration of Stored Lesser Yam

Partially purified rubber seed lipoxygenase was used to bleach lesser yam tubers (Dioscorea esculenta) that were browned by storing the cut yam tubers at room temperature. There was increase in the bleaching of polyphenols extracted fr…

  MN Anokwulu, OU Njoku, IC Ononogbu

 Vol.2  No.2 - 2004
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The Study Of Airborne Pollen And Spores Circulating At “Head Level” In Nsukka Environment

The quantitative air spora investigation at “head” level in the dry season (November-February) revealed a substantial presence of pollen grains, fungal spores and such other component as fern spores, diatom frustules and plant debris. …

  COC Agwu, RC Njokuocha, O Mezue

 Vol.2  No.2 - 2004
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Food and Feeding Habits of Distichodus Species (Osteichthyes: Distichodontidae) in Anambra River Basin, Nigeria

The food and feeding habits of Distichodus rostratus, D. brevipinnis and D. engycephalus in Anambra river were studied over a period of 12 months. The stomach contents of 499 specimens were analysed using percentage number (%N) and per…

  NM Inyang, CD Nwani

 Vol.2  No.2 - 2004
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Fluorescence Studies of Binding of Dansylglycine and Dicoumarol to Bovine Serum Albumin

Dansylglycine was used as a fluorescent probe to study the binding of dicoumarol to bovine serum albumin (BSA) at pH 7.4. The fluorescence of dansylglycine was greatly enhanced on binding to BSA with a blue shift in wave-length of the …

  SA Odoemelam, CI Anunuso, EN Ejike

 Vol.2  No.1 - 2004
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Calcium, Copper Protein And Oxygen Affinity In Haemocyanins Of Aestivating And Nonaestivating Snails (Achatina achatina)

Under dry conditions, land snails withdraw into their shells closing the entrance with a calcified mucous membrane called epiphragm and become dormant (aestivate). In this state, the partial pressure of oxygen gradually falls to low le…

  CB Lukong, HA Onwubiko

 Vol.2  No.1 - 2004
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Calcium, Copper Protein And Oxygen Affinity In Haemocyanins Of Aestivating And Nonaestivating Snails (Achatina achatina)

Under dry conditions, land snails withdraw into their shells closing the entrance with a calcified mucous membrane called epiphragm and become dormant (aestivate). In this state, the partial pressure of oxygen gradually falls to low le…

  CB Lukong, HA Onwubiko

 Vol.2  No.1 - 2004
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Human Schistosomiasis, And Nigerian Environment And Climate Change

Human schistosomiasis, commonly called “bilharziasis” after a German pathologist, Theodor Bilharz (who first discovered the parasitic agent in Egypt in 1851) is caused by parasitic trematode of the genus, Schistosoma. There are at leas…

  EB Nwoke, INS Dozie, EA Nwoke, JC Anosike

 Vol.2  No.1 - 2004
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