Mesomorphy and vulnerability indices of Solanum melongena and Corchorus olitorius in Nsukka metropolis

Global warming is no longer just a prediction. It is happening. Variability in climate is deeply rooted within the West African society. Understanding the response of plants to increased drought would be desirable in the light of globa…

  Eli Ogonna Precious and Ajuziogu Godswill Chukwunonso

 Vol.19  No.2 - 2021
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Seasonal comparison of vavoua, biconical and NGU traps for monitoring of Glossina (Diptera: Glossinidae) and Tabanids (Diptera: Tabanidae) in The Gambia

This work shows the effective trapping method used in catching Glossinidae and Tabanidae species and their distribution in The Gambia. One hundred and eight-six traps were used in this study comprising of 62 Biconical traps, 62 NGU tra…

  Alpha Kargbo, Amien Isaac Amoutchi, Herve Koua, Rex Kuye

 Vol.19  No.2 - 2021
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Investigation of the antibacterial activities of methanolic and water extracts of Gongronema latifolium, Psidium guajava and Aspilia africana

The epidemiological consequences of co-infections by enteric, wound, opportunistic, and drug-resistant pathogens, underscore the need for alternative and multi-target therapeutic approaches. Phytochemical properties of some plants are …

  Chidebelu Paul Ekene, Chigor Chinyere Blessing, Ojinna Kenechukwu Francis, and Chigor Vincent Nnamdigadi

 Vol.19  No.2 - 2021
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Hepatoprotective and immune-reconstitution potentials of carrot-ginger blend among HIV-infected patients taking antiretroviral therapy in Kaduna, Nigeria

Hepatotoxicity, micronutrients insufficiency and cost of micronutrient supplements are challenges faced by HIV infected patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART). This study investigated the effect of natural plant micronutrients (vitam…

  Joshua Zamani Pius, Abarshi Muawiyam Musa, Sani Ibrahim, Olumuyiwa Owolabi Adeyemi, Mada Sanusi Bello, Dallhatu Rhoda Yakubu

 Vol.19  No.2 - 2021
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Microbial production of histamine and the imperatives of processed food consumption

Food processing and storage increase the value chain of food items, both for commercial purposes and for future use by peasant producers. The roles of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and yeasts in the processing of dairy, brewed, bakery and…

  Ezema James Nnabuike, Agbo Esther Chinedu and Eze Emmanuel Aniebonam

 Vol.19  No.2 - 2021
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Effect of salinity stress on the antioxidant defence systems of two varieties of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L.)

Osmotic stress, oxidative stress and oxidation of essential macromolecules are common consequences of salinity stress that limit plant growth and productivity. Plants are known to evolve several strategies such as upsurge of antioxidan…

  Aminu Lailaba Abubakar, Musa Mukhtar, Anyekema Michael, Magaji Umar Faruk, Sanusi Hassan Wara

 Vol.19  No.2 - 2021
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The use of microstructures in the authentication of powdered drug plants

Adulteration and substitution of herbal drugs are trending issues in the herbal industry, posing a serious threat to commercial natural product research. The anatomy of powdered and non-powdered samples of plant species were compared t…

  Abdulrahaman Alanamu Abdullahi, Al Sahli Abdulaziz Abdullah,Tinuola Abimbola Aluko, Adeniran Sunday Adebunmi, Sagaya Abdulquadri

 Vol.19  No.2 - 2021
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Severity of Phytophthora leaf blight disease and susceptibility of two local varieties of Colocasia to Phytophthora colocasiae Raciborski in Nsukka zone of South Eastern Nigeria

Leaf-blight disease of Colocasia caused by Phytophthora colocasiae Raciborski has been a serious impediment to cocoyam production in Nigeria. Disease severity and susceptibility of the two most cultivated local varieties “Ugwuta” (Colo…

  Ugwuja Faustina Njideka, Onaebi Chiemeka Nwakaego, Chiejina Nneka Virginia and Ugwuoke Kelvin Ikechukwu

 Vol.19  No.2 - 2021
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Assessment of phytoplankton composition and physicochemical parameters of Omasi rice field, Anambra State, Nigeria

The microalgae and physicochemical parameters of floodwater of Omasi rice field in Anambra State, Nigeria were studied. Samples for the studies were collected at monthly intervals. The microalgae were studied using light microscopy and…

  Ude, Bartholomew Okwudilichukwu and Nweze, Nkechinyere Onyekwere

 Vol.19  No.2 - 2021
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Nutritional changes induced by fungi on cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp) seeds

Seeds are usually infected by microorganisms and pests during storage, causing deterioration and reduction in the nutritive and market value of these seeds. In this study, the proximate composition of Vigna unguiculata seeds inoculated…

  Iyanyi Nkechi Gloria and Ataga Anthony Eromosele

 Vol.19  No.1 - 2021
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