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

 Vol.1  No.1 - 2003
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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

 Vol.1  No.1 - 2003
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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

 Vol.1  No.1 - 2003
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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

 Vol.1  No.1 - 2003
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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

 Vol.1  No.1 - 2003
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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

 Vol.1  No.1 - 2003
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