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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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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