Concentrations and health risks of particulate matter (PM2.5) and associated elements in the ambient air of Lagos, Southwestern Nigeria

Particulate matter (PM) exposure from ambient air has been implicated in several diseases, which necessitates periodic air monitoring in every dwelling place, particularly urban centers, to detect overexposure early. The main objective…

  Yahaya Tajudeen, Umar Faruk Mohammed, Zanna Ali Mohammed, Abdulmalik Abdulazeez, Ibrahim Bala Abdulgafar, Bilyaminu Musa, Joseph Adedayo

 Vol.21  No.3 - 2023
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Sodium sesquicarbonate elicits oxidative stress in erythrocytes, liver and kidney tissues

Sodium sesquicarbonate also known as Sodium sesquicarbonate dihydrate (SSD) has been used globally for centuries in food and traditional medical practices. There is paucity of scientific information on the safety of this common food ad…

  Nwaigwe Chioma Uchenna, Udem Samuel Chukwuneke, Nwaigwe Chukwuemeka Onyekachi and Madubunyi Ifeanyi Innocent

 Vol.21  No.3 - 2023
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Effect of flamboyant flower (Delonix regia) powder on root knot nematodes (Meloidogyne incognita) infestation on tomato plant (Solanum lycopersicum) in Yola, Adamawa State

Plant Parasitic Nematodes (PPN) are regarded as one of the major challenges of sustainable tomato production in the world. Their control which involves the use of synthetic chemicals is being restricted because of their toxicity couple…

  Adamu Maryam Yahaya, Peter Philip and Yusuf Mustapha Imrana

 Vol.21  No.3 - 2023
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Histological and morphometric analysis of skeletal muscle in some vertebrates

The skeletal system is primarily driven by the skeletal muscles to produce kinematic movements. The study evaluates the histological and morphometric properties of skeletal muscle in Clarias gariepenus (Cl. gariepinus), Bufo bufo (B. b…

  Manye Sunday Joseph, Dibal Nathan Isaac and Attah Martha Orendu Oche

 Vol.21  No.3 - 2023
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Repellence of Aedes aegypti with oils from Citrus sinensis and Citrus paradisi fruit peelsi from Nsukka

Aedes aegypti spread yellow fever, dengue fever, Zika virus and Chikungunya that can be prevented through vector control. Chemical insecticides are resisted by vectors, harm humans and the ecosystem thereby making their use opprobrious…

  Ugwu Francis Stephen Ogbonna and Chime Chidiebere Divine

 Vol.21  No.3 - 2023
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Palm wines as potential Aedes mosquito repellant

Globally, Aedes mosquitoes cause morbidity and mortality of dengue, yellow fever and other arboviral infections. There is no effective vaccine for Aedes transmitted diseases so mosquito control remains the mainstay for their control. S…

  Ugwu Francis Stephen Ogbonna and Onyemeziri Patrick Chibueze

 Vol.21  No.3 - 2023
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Antioxidant potential of ethanol extract of Annona muricata leaves and its inhibitory effect on lipid peroxidation in 1,2-dimethylhydrazine induced colon carcinogenesis

Annona muricata, as it is scientifically called but known in most parts of Nigeria as soursop. A fruit tree with various therapeutic uses, the plant belongs to the family of Annonaceae and has several medicinal properties. The medicina…

  Olude Olayemi Mujidat and Omoregie Frank Osarumwense

 Vol.21  No.3 - 2023
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Characterization and antimicrobial evaluation of biomimetically synthesized silver nanoparticles using aqueous leaf extract of Morinda lucida Benth. (Rubiaceae)

Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are silver atom masses that are attracting widespread interest due to their diverse applications, particularly their activity as antimicrobial agents. Physico-chemical methods of AgNP synthesis are associat…

  Egonu Sheily Nneka, Chukwuemeka Chukwuma Kenechukwu, and Udengwu Obi Sergius

 Vol.21  No.3 - 2023
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Outdoor cultivation of microalgae in a medium enriched with poultry droppings for biomass production

Microalgae require nutrients and optimal pH for good growth and metabolite production. Microalgae biomass has various applications in food and feed, pharmaceuticals, bio-energy, aquaculture, cosmetics and other related industries. Howe…

  Ezea Ifeanyi Boniface and Ogbonna James Chukwuma

 Vol.21  No.2 - 2023
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A review of the antifungal activities of mint plant extracts against fungal isolates

Mint an aromatic plant is rich in essential oil and widely used for its condiment in foods. It has medicinal potential in traditional medicine. Fungi infection and its management can be challenging due to the adverse effect of presentl…

  James Stephen Among and Ikani Peace Ebiojo

 Vol.21  No.2 - 2023
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