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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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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Effects Of Physical And Chemical Modifications On The Disintegrant And Dissolution Properties Of Tacca involucrata Starch

The effects of physical (pregelatinization) and chemical (acid hydrolysis) modifications on the distintegrant and dissolution properties of Tacca involucrate Starch (Tacca starch) were investigated in lactose based tablets containing 0…

  SI Ofoefule, AC Osuji, O Okorie

 Vol.2  No.1 - 2004
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Field Trial Of A New Test Kit For Monitoring Urinary Cyanide Load And Diagnosis Of Cyanide Poisoning

A newly developed simple test kit for the assessment of urinary thiocyanate using a visual colour chart was compared with a standard spectrophotometric method. Results obtained from the determinations of the urinary thiocyanate levels …

  JI Ihedioha, CC Obi, VU Omoja, TE Ihedioha, OS Onwumere

 Vol.2  No.1 - 2004
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