Tissue Lipid Peroxidation in Trypanosoma brucei Infection: Testing the Anti-oxidant Property of Scoparia dulcis

The ability of aqueous extract of Scoparia dulcis to protect tissues of rabbits against Trypanosoma brucei-induced oxidative damage was investigated in this study. Fifteen New Zealand White rabbits divided into 3 groups of 5 animals ea…

  NEJ Orhue, OF Amegor

 Vol.11  No.1 - 2013
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Incidence of Faecal coliforms Isolated From Different Foods Sold Locally in Nsukka, Enugu State

Sixty-six (66) food products and ten water samples were collected from food vendors and restaurants and examined for bacteriological quality using both the most probable number (MPN) technique and the plate count of Escherichia coli on…

  IE Mbaeyi, CU Iroegbu

 Vol.11  No.1 - 2013
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Effect of Different Steeping Conditions on the Peroxidase Activities of Some Improved Sorghum Varieties

In order to evaluate the impact of duration and the incorporation or otherwise of air rest during steeping on the peroxidase activities of sorghum grains, five improved varieties were studied. Steeping durations used ranged from 0 (r…

  CI Nnamchi, BN Okolo, AN Moneke, BC Nwanguma

 Vol.11  No.1 - 2013
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Microbiological Screening of a Starter Culture of Probiotic Status from Formulated Non-Dairy Yoghurt Analogue from Natural Fermentation of Soymilk-Achamilk Blends

Non-dairy probiotic yoghurt analogue was formulated using cream variety of soybean (Glycine max L.) and white variety of acha (Digitaria exilis). One kilogram of cleaned soybean and 500grams of cleaned acha were used to produce soymilk…

  IE Mbaeyi, JC Ogbonna, ND Onwuka

 Vol.9  No.2 - 2012
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Possible Health Hazards from Genetically Engineered Crops

The paradox of Genetic Engineering of crops is evident from the unending revolution in the seeding and growth of new multibillion naira industries while it also poses the greatest hazards to life on the planet Earth. Recombination DNA …

  HA Onwubiko

 Vol.9  No.2 - 2012
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Auxilliary Dry Binding Properties of Some Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils in Direct Compression Tabletting

The ability of some hydrogenated vegetable oils to act as dry binder in direct compression tablet formulations was investigated using an instrumented rotary tablet press. The effect of these widely used tablet lubricants was compared t…

  JO Onyechi, OK Udeala

 Vol.9  No.2 - 2012
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Salt Affected Soils Evaluation and Reclamative Approaches for Crop Cultivation in Keana, Northcentral Nigeria

In this study, a field experiment was conducted on salt (saline) affected soils during the cropping seasons of 2004/2005 and 2005/2006 to evaluate the soil properties, determine their effects on two test crop performances, and its re…

  PI Ezeaku, JA Shehu

 Vol.9  No.2 - 2012
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Distribution and Abundance of Airborne Palynomorphs in Aku, Enugu State, Nigeria

A study of airborne palynomorphs of Aku was carried out with the use of tauber pollen sampler from October to December, 2004. A total of 3,390 palynomorphs was recorded with the breakdown as follows: October, 1248; November, 1156 and D…

  EE Osayi, DN Ezike, CV Nnamani

 Vol.9  No.2 - 2012
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Evaluation of Larvicidal Activity of Leaf Extract of Lantana camara (Family: Verbenaceae) Against the Aedes aegypti Mosquito

Aqueous and ethanolic leaf extracts of Lantana camara were prepared and four different concentrations (0.3, 0.6, 0.9 and 1.2 g/ l) of both extracts were tested for larvicidal activity against the fourth instar larvae of Aedes aegypti f…

  NS Oluah, OB Ezeabiakwa

 Vol.9  No.2 - 2012
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In-Vitro Study of Biofungicidal Effects of Cassia alata Leaf Extracts on Some Pathogenic Organisms of White Yam (Dioscorea rotundata) Tuber in Storage

A preliminary experiment was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of Cassia alata leaf extract as a biofungicide and also to determine the minimum inhibition concentration (MIC) of the extract on organisms that cause soft rot of yam tube…

  SC Eze, EI Eze

 Vol.8  No.2 - 2010
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