Melıssopalynologıcal study of Apıs Mellıfera L. honey sourced from dıfferent localıtıes in the mıddle belt of Nıgerıa

Melissopalynological studies are useful to determine the floral contents and geographical origin of honey samples. The great diversity of plants allows bees to produce honey that is highly valuable to the consumers. This study was aime…

  Ikegbunam Nchedochukwu Clara, Walter John Okwong, Osayi Emeka Emmanuel, Njokuocha Reginald Chukwuemeka, Ezeadim Meshach Ikechukwu, Nweze Nkechinyere Onyekwere

 Vol.21  No.1 - 2023
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Nutritional evaluation of formulated Arachis hypogea L. and Anacardium occidentale L. supplemented feeds in weaning albino rats

Malnutrition is still a serious public health problem in developing countries including Nigeria. This may be attributed to the deficiency of vital nutrients, especially in weaning foods for infants. The current study evaluated the nutr…

  Shehu Shaaya, Auwal Idris, Ahmed Hassan, Wasagu Rabiu Saidu Umar, Chika Mohammed, Said Sani Said

 Vol.21  No.1 - 2023
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Production of gluconic acid from sweet potato peels using naturally occurring fungi by submerged fermentation

The oxidation of glucose produces gluconic acid, a significant organic acid. The aim of this study was to produce gluconic acid from sweet potato peels by submerged fermentation. Isolation and identification of fungi were done using st…

  Ajiboye Adeyinka Elizabeth and Said Rukayat Olaitan

 Vol.21  No.1 - 2023
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Evaluation of the haemostatic potentials of aqueous extract of Hyptis suaveolens leaves in wistar rats

Hyptis suaveolens is widely used in ethnomedicine for the treatment of bleeding and wounds amongst a number of other ailments. This study investigated the haemostatic activities as well as the effects of Hyptis suaveolens on some haema…

  Mokwenye Ifeoma, Ikewuchi Catherine Chidinma and Okoye Ngozi Franca

 Vol.21  No.1 - 2023
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Mediators of arrested development as attractive malaria vector control tools: The Azadirachta indica and azadirachtin routes

Insecticides are utilized as key components in agriculture and public health tool-kits. Mosquitoes are targeted using out/indoor insecticide sprays and treated bed nets to reduce malaria. These practices are associated with increasing …

  Ugwu Francis Stephen Ogbonna and Oyeagu Uchenna

 Vol.21  No.1 - 2023
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Why the World Health Organization should reconsider long lasting insecticide nets (LLIN) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) in primary mosquito/malaria control in favour of house screening

Mosquitoes spread malaria parasites in closed/open environment when they feed endophagously/ exophagously. Indoor residual spraying (IRS) and long-lasting insecticide nets (LLIN) are control measures adopted by the World Health Organiz…

  Ugwu Francis Stephen Ogbonna

 Vol.21  No.1 - 2023
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Evaluation of sub-acute oral toxicity effects of Phaulopsis falcisepala C.B. Clarke (Acanthaceae) in rats

Phaulopsis falcisepala is a herb or undershrub found in forest zone of West Africa and used for a wide range of ethnomedicinal purposes. Despite the ethnomedicinal importance of P. falcisepala, detailed data about its safety and toxici…

  Sanusi Idris Olatunji, Oladipupo Akolade Ridwan, Alaribe Stephenie Chinwe Ama.

 Vol.21  No.1 - 2023
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Evaluation of bioactive constituents and in vitro antioxidant potentials of the ethanolic leaf extracts of Dracaena mannii, Euphorbia hirta and Senna alata

The current study investigated the phytochemical constituents and in vitro antioxidant activities of the ethanolic leaf extracts of Dracaena mannii, Euphorbita hirta and Senna alata. The phytochemical analyses of the leaf extracts show…

  Anigboro Akpovwehwee Akporhuarho, Akeghware Onoriode, Avwioroko Oghenetega Jonathan and Tonukari Nyerhovwo John

 Vol.20  No.3 - 2022
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Artisanal stone-mining impacts on leaf microstructures and biochemical parameters of some plants at Eziani, Nsukka, Nigeria

Plants are determinant of air quality and are useful in mitigating air pollution and biomonitoring of the pollution stresses. Present study assessed the effect of stone-mining dust accumulation on foliar parameters and air pollution t…

  Amujiri Angela Nkechi, Nwafor Felix Ifeanyi, Ozokolie Chinenye Benita, Obayi Hyacinth Chikwado, Asogwa Loveline Ndidamaka and Igwe Ugochukwu

 Vol.20  No.3 - 2022
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Bacteriological load and antibiotic susceptibility patterns of bacterial isolates from aquatic resources harvested from Okwan Obolo estuary, Akwa Ibom State

This study was conducted to determine bacteriological load and antibiotic susceptibility profile of isolates from aquatic resources harvested from Okwan Obolo estuary, Akwa Ibom state, using standard microbiological techniques. The aqu…

  Udoh Dora Imefon, Udo Imefon Udo. Udo and Udofia Samuel Jimmy

 Vol.20  No.3 - 2022
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