Sub-acute Effect of Glyphosate on Antioxidant Status and Lipids of Rat Brain

Roundup, a glyphosate-based herbicide is one of the most commonly used herbicides. Indiscriminate use of this herbicide might have impact on non-target species including humans. The objective of this study was to determine the sub-acut…

  M. A. Adaikpoh, V. E. Shanomi

 Vol.13  No.1 - 2015
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Effects of Crude Oil on Biomass and Protein Production by Aquatic Yeasts

Toxic effects of Bonny light crude oil on the growth of three aquatic yeasts namely Yarrowia lipolytica, Candida tropicalis and Debryomyces hansenii were studied based on their biomass and protein production. The species showed differe…

  O. Nwokoro, B. C. Chukwu

 Vol.13  No.1 - 2015
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Bio-Research Published December 2015 ISSN 1596-7409 Haematopoietic Effects of Ipomoea batatas (L) Lam. Leaf Extract on Male Wistar Rats

There are claims by traditional medicine practitioners that the leaves of Ipomoea batatas have haematinic effects and other folkloric usages in the treatment of ailments. Therefore the ethanol extract of the leaves of this plant was in…

  K. E. Imafidon, J. Ehibor, A. S. Idowu

 Vol.13  No.1 - 2015
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Production of Xylanase from Aspergillus sydowii Isolated from Irvingia gabonensis (African Mango) Fruit

This work reports xylanase production from Aspergillus sydowii isolated from spoiled Irvingia gabonensis fruit. Selection of the fungus was based on the production of maximum zone of clearing on agar containing 5% beech wood xylan. The…

  O. Nwokoro, S. G. Uwa

 Vol.13  No.1 - 2015
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Prevention of Carbon Tetrachloride-induced Hepatic Steatosis and Cellular Damage by Aqueous Extract of Dacryodes edulis Seeds in Wistar Rats

The protective effect of the aqueous extract of Dacryodes edulis seeds on the liver of rats exposed to carbon tetrachloride was investigated. Thirty female albino rats of Wistar strain were randomly allocated to six groups consisting o…

  N. E. J. Orhue, M. A. Adaikpoh, O. Odude, S. O. Iseghohi

 Vol.13  No.1 - 2015
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Toxicological Effects of Cigarette Smoke on Some Biochemical Parameters of Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Rats

It is believed that while normal people may suffer complications of active and passive cigarette smoking, diabetes patients may suffer more. This study therefore aimed at investigating the toxicological effects of cigarette smoke on so…

  V.N. Ogugua, E.G. Anaduaka, N.T. Emmanuel, D.E. Afamefuna

 Vol.12  No.1 - 2014
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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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