Phytoplankton Production in Ogelube Lake Opi,

The rate of phytoplankton production in Ogelube lake, Opi was investigated for one year using oxygen light and dark bottle technique. Water samples were collected from a mid-lake location at three depths and incubated in situ for four …

  NO Nweze

 Vol.1  No.1 - 2003
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Effects of Nominal Exposure to Petrol on Organ Pathogenesis and Histopathology of Rats

Ten (10) male Wistar rats of average body weight 160 g were nominally exposed to petrol for seven (7) days and the effect of this on the organs:- brain, lungs, spleen, kidneys and liver were investigated. Another set of 10 male Wistar …

  O Obidoa, E Eirewele, LUS Eseanyika, SVO Shoyinka

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In Vivo Metabolism in Rats of Cyanide -Containing Compounds From Cassava Leaves

Qualitative analysis of ethanol extracts of cassava by double dimensional thin-Iayer chromatography indicated the presence of novel cyanide-containing compounds, which were shown chemically to be cyanohydrin (Rf, 0.25) ands nitrile (Rf…

  PN Okafor

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An Assessment of the Phytochemical and Nutrient Composition of the Pulverized Root of Cissus Quadrangularis

The phytochemical and nutrient composition of the pulverized dried root of Cissus quadrangularis (an edible Nigerian vegetable) were determined. Phytochemical tests on the plant revealed the presence of alkaloids, saponins, tannins, fl…

  OC Enechi, I Odonwodo

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Hybridization of Palm Wine Yeasts ( Saccharomyces Cerevisiae) with Brewers Yeast by Protoplast Fusion

Haploid auxotrophic strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae were selected from palm wine and propagated by protoplast fusion with Brewers yeast. Fusion resulted in an increase in both ethanol production and tolerance against exogenous etha…

  OU Ezeronye

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An Efficient Protocol For Medium - Term Conservation of the Aerial Yam, Dioscorea Bulbifera L. in Vitro

An efficient protocol for medium-term conservation of the aerial yam, Dioscorea bulbifera is hereby reported. Meristem and nodal segments from five-week old plants cultured in half strength MS or B5 medium containing 12 per cent sucros…

  CEA Okezie

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Antibacterial activity of the leaf extract of Ocimum gratissimum (Fam. Labiatae)

he antibacterial activity of the leaf extract of Ocimum gratissimum was evaluated against isolates of E. coli, S, aureus. P. aeruginosa and B. subtilis using agar-diffusion assay. Extraction was achieved using maceration method and the…

  KC Ofokansi, MU Adikwu, CO Esimone, NM Nwodo

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Evaluation of the Larvicidal Activities of Bacillus Sphaericus on Culex Mosquito Found in Sokoto

Studies on the larvicidal activities of Bacillus sphaericus, against Culex quinquefasciatus mosquitoes found in this area (Sokoto), was carried out. The B. sphaericus (SPH 88) was obtained from Paseur Institute in Paris (France) in the…

  SB Manga, M Galadima

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Motivating Scientific Research and Development

Scientific research is an important aspect of the function of a university lecturer. It is how he/she carries out this function that determines his/her relevance in the university system and indeed in the scientific community as a whol…

  Ikpendu C. Ononogbu

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The Relevance of Biological Sciences in the 21st Century

Biological Sciences, as the name implies, is a group of sciences, rather than a single science. All bioscientists are concerned in one way or the other with living creatures - plants, animals and microorganisms. The importance of the a…

  Johnnie O.A. Onyeka

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