Evaluation of Antibacterial Activity and Interaction of Methanolic Extract of Physcia grisea and Cephalosporin on Clinical Isolates of Streptococcus pyogenes

This study was carried out to investigate the antibacterial activity and interaction of methanolic extract of Physcia grisea and cephalosporin on the clinical isolates of Streptococcus pyogenes. The isolates of S. pyogenes used were ob…

  EI Eze, VN Onumah

 Vol.8  No.2 - 2010
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The Effect of Soya bean (Glycine max) on Pefloxacin Absorption in Rats

The study was to investigate the effect of soya bean on the absorption of pefloxacin when given by oral route in rats. The first group of animals feeding on standard pellet feeds was given pefloxacin (8 mg/kg, p.o), while the second an…

  CJ Mbah, KH Udoh

 Vol.8  No.2 - 2010
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Web Blotch Disease of Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) in Nsukka

Web blotch diseases of groundnut were observed in groundnut farms in Nsukka on the Spanish groundnut cultivars. The disease was characterized by tan-coloured web like blotches on infected leaves. Blotches have grayish irregular margins…

  L Onyishi

 Vol.8  No.2 - 2010
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Transfer of Multidrug Resistance among Bacteria Isolated from Industrial Wastes

One hundred and twenty two (122) bacterial isolates belonging to the genera Micrococcus, Streptococcus, Pseudomonas, Actinomyces, Bacillus, Corynebacterium, Brucella, Shigella, Hafnia, Proteus and Salmonella were isolated from four dif…

  EA Eze, BC Ngananga, KO Ugwu, CO Nwuche

 Vol.8  No.2 - 2010
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Estimation and Characterization of Coliforms in Vended Food and Water Samples in Nsukka Area

Sixty–six (66) food and ten (10) water samples from Nsukka metropolis were screened for the presence of coliforms using the Most probable number (MPN) technique and direct plate count on MacConkey agar/broth and Eosin Methylene Blue (E…

  IE Mbaeyi, CU Iroegbu

 Vol.8  No.2 - 2010
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Assessment of Suitability of Wood Fibres of Four Nigerian Fruit Trees for Paper–Making

Wood fibres of four fruit trees of Nigeria commonly found in Nsukka metropolis were studied and assessed for their suitability for paper-making. These trees include Mangifera indica, Anacardium occidentale, Persea americana and Dacryod…

  GC Ajuziogu, U Nzekwe, HI Chukwuma

 Vol.8  No.2 - 2010
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Evaluation of the Potentials of Some Cassava Varieties in Nigeria for Bio-Ethanol Production

Suitability of four cassava varieties (98/2101, 98/0505, TME 419, and TMS 4(2) 1425) for ethanol production was investigated. The total starch and amylose contents of variety 98/2101 were higher than those of the other three varieties.…

  CN Ogbonna, EC Okoli

 Vol.8  No.2 - 2010
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Effect of Root Extracts of Lantana camara (Verbenaceae) on Larvae of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae)

Larvicidal activity of three solvent root (bark and wood) extracts of Lantana camara Linn. was investigated against first and fourth instars of Aedes aegypti larvae after 24 and 48 h post-treatment exposure to serial concentrations (0.…

  N Ivoke, IC Okoye, UN Ivoke

 Vol.8  No.2 - 2010
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Effects of Various Inorganic Nitrogen Sources on the Growth and Biomass Production by Candida utilis Isolated from Fermenting Cassava Tubers

Candida utilis isolated from fermenting cassava tubers was cultivated in salt media containing sucrose as carbon source and different concentrations of ammonium sulphate, potassium nitrate, sodium nitrate and urea used individually as …

  O Nwokoro, JC Ogbonna, GN Okpala, CS Ubani, F Anya

 Vol.8  No.2 - 2010
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Detarium microcarpium Bread Meal: It’s Physiological Effects on the Postprandial Blood Glucose and Insulin Levels of Healthy Non Diabetics Subjects

This work studied the effect of Detarium bread meal on the postprandial plasma glucose and insulin levels of healthy participants. The subjects of the study were ten healthy non diabetic male subjects who were fed two meals, an experim…

  UA Onyechi

 Vol.8  No.2 - 2010
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