Purification and some properties of glucose isomerase from Bacillus megaterium

The objective of this study is to produce and purify glucose isomerase (GI) from Bacillus megaterium and to determine some of its properties. Soil sample was collected from cassava starch processing site and used immediately for bacter…

  E. D. Nwede, O. Nwokoro

 Vol.12  No.1 - 2014
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Partial Purification and Characterisation of Carboxymethyl Cellulase from Bacillus sp. Isolated from Sugar Cane Baggase (SCB) Dump Site

Carboxymethylcellulase (CMCase) was extracted from Bacillus sp. isolated from sugar cane baggase dump site. The enzyme was partially purified using ammonium sulphate precipitation and Sephadex G-200 gel and characterized at various pH …

  K. O. Omeje, H. C. Omeje

 Vol.12  No.1 - 2014
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Partial Purification and Characterisation of Carboxymethyl Cellulase from Bacillus sp. Isolated from Sugar Cane Baggase (SCB) Dump Site

Carboxymethylcellulase (CMCase) was extracted from Bacillus sp. isolated from sugar cane baggase dump site. The enzyme was partially purified using ammonium sulphate precipitation and Sephadex G-200 gel and characterized at various pH …

  K. O. Omeje, H. C. Omeje

 Vol.12  No.1 - 2014
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Purification and Some Properties of a Thermostable α-Amylase Produced from Bacillus subtilis Isolated from the Soil

This work reports the isolation, purification and some properties of a thermostable α-amylase producing Bacillus subtilis isolated from the soil. Soil samples were collected and screened for thermophilic bacterial strains with amylase …

  P.L.A Odiai, O. Nwokoro

 Vol.12  No.1 - 2014
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Potential Natural Egg Colourant in Laying Chickens

A six-week study involving two hundred and fifty (250) Harco Black layer birds at point of lay was carried out to investigate the effects of potential natural colorant on performance and egg quality traits. The birds were assigned to f…

  S. A. Bolu, S. A. Aderibigbe, E. A. Elegbeleye

 Vol.12  No.1 - 2014
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Evaluation of Micronutrients Composition of some Leafy Vegetables Sold in Lapai, Niger State, Nigeria

Evaluation of micronutrient constituents of commonly consumed leafy vegetables in a particular area gives an insight of the derivable nutritional benefits of such vegetables available for the populace of the area. This is very critical…

  A. Musa, P.I. Abara, A. Uthman

 Vol.12  No.1 - 2014
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Kidney Function Status in Nigerian Human Malaria Patients

Malaria is now known to affect over 500 million persons worldwide, killing about 1 to 3 million of them annually. Plasmodium falciparum is the species mostly implicated in the causation of severe malaria. This study was carried out to…

  JC Anionye, EC Onyeneke, OE Onovughakpo-Sakpa, AI Anekwe

 Vol.11  No.1 - 2013
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Evaluation of Plasma Electrolyte Concentration in Pregnant Nigerian Women From Edo State, Nigeria

The simultaneous effect of highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) and nutritional supplements on cluster of differentiation4 (CD4)count of 100 people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) was investigated. CD4 cell count was determined u…

  EC Onyeneke, AI Anekwe, SJ Okoro, JC Anionye, OE Onovughakpo-Sakpa

 Vol.11  No.1 - 2013
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Effect of Simultaneous Administration of Antiretroviral Therapy and Nutritional Supplements on Cd4 Count of HIV-Infected Persons in Selected Communities of South Eastern Nigeria

The simultaneous effect of highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) and nutritional supplements on cluster of differentiation4 (CD4)count of 100 people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) was investigated. CD4 cell count was determined u…

  UME Dibua, SU Onoja, JAC Ugonabo

 Vol.11  No.1 - 2013
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Multiple Infections of Malaria and Typhoid Fever Among People Living With HIV/AIDS: Effect of Herbal Concoctions on CD4 Lymphocyte Count and Other Haematological Indices

We investigated malaria, typhoid and HIV co-infections among 600 persons in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State, Southeast Nigeria and the effect of some herbal concoctions administered in the locality on the CD4 counts of t…

  UME Dibua, IE Nweze

 Vol.11  No.1 - 2013
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