Estimation of phytochemical, total phenolic and total flavonoid contents of methanol extract of Voacanga africana root bark and its fractions

Phenolic and flavonoid contents in plants play a great role in scavenging free radicals in the body and act as antioxidants; thus making their determination very vital. Total phenolic and flavonoid contents of the methanol extract of V…

  P.E. Joshua, S.A. Oka, C.S. Eze

 Vol.15  No.1 - 2017
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Aerobic bacteria pathogens associated with caprine mastitis in Nsukka Area of Enugu State

This study ascertained the aerobic bacteria associated with cases of clinical and subclinical caprine mastitis. A total of 58 lactating West African dwarf does were used for this investigation. These lactating does had signs of clinica…

  I.C.I. Ugochukwu, C.O. Anyaoha, C.I. Aneke, S.I. Idoko, J.U. Ugwu, K.T. Ughamba, E.R. Edeh, E.I. Ugochukwu

 Vol.15  No.1 - 2017
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Phytochemical analysis and antifungi activity of aloe vera leaves

The medicinal and other claimed uses of Aloe vera, the “wonder plant”, are endless. The extract for phytochemical analysis was collected in three different solvents, diethyl ether, ethanol and distilled water. The anti-fungal activitie…

  V Ikpe, C.S. Eze, P Mbaoji, P.E. Joshua

 Vol.15  No.1 - 2017
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Production of single cell protein from hydrolyzed pineapple (Ananas comosus) peel using fungi

Production of single cell protein from hydrolyzed pineapple peels by fungi was investigated. Trichoderma viride was selected based on its high cellulase activity; diameter of clear zone on CMCagar (7.4 cm) and activity on carboxymethyl…

  P.N. Clement, O Nwokoro

 Vol.15  No.1 - 2017
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Glycaemic indices of unripe plantain (Musa paradisiaca) and unripe red banana (Musa sp. AAA) flour meals

This study determined the glyceamic indices of unripe red banana and unripe plantain flour meals. Unripe plantain and red banana were processed into flour and were subjected to proximate analysis using standard procedures. Twelve appar…

  N.O. Onuoha, A.M. Okafor, L.K. Okeke

 Vol.15  No.1 - 2017
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Effects of carbon sources on pigment production by Talaromyces purpurogenus LC128689 in liquid surface cultures

A pigment producing fungus was isolated from soil collected from cassava processing site in Ebonyi State. The effects of carbon sources on pigment production by the isolate in liquid surface cultures were studied. Pigment production in…

  Christiana N. Ogbonna

 Vol.14  No.1 - 2016
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Production of bio-electricity through bacterial catalysis in microbial fuel cell running on garri-processing wastewater

Two H-type dual-chambered glucose-fed MFC reactors, each with a working volume of 250 ml designated as GPWW (enriched from garri wastewater) and the other as DWW (enriched from domestic wastewater) were constructed under same condition…

  G.E. Oyiwona, J Ogbonna, C.U. Anyanwu

 Vol.14  No.1 - 2016
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Fabrication and design of dendrimers for cancer chemotherapy

Since the discovery of dendrimers in 1978, it has received serious attention as a drug carrier polymer most especially in cancer chemotherapeutics where precision and targeted delivery of drug to tumor cells is most desirable. Dendrime…

  Y.J. Oyeniyi, A Abdurahma

 Vol.14  No.1 - 2016
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Effects of crude oil on biomass and protein production by aquatic bacteria

Some effects of Bonny light crude oil on the biomass and protein production by three aquatic bacteria namely, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Aeromonas hydrophyla and Vibrio fisheri were investigated. The species showed different responses to …

  O Nwokoro, M Onyebueke

 Vol.14  No.1 - 2016
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Nanobiotechnology: a solution to food insecurity, safety and sustainability

The problems of food insecurity, safety and sustainability occur mostly through the activities of pest and pathogens. The resistance of the causative agents on agricultural production coupled with potential health hazards posed on the …

  S.C. Eze, C.F. Amuji, B.C. Aruah

 Vol.14  No.1 - 2016
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