Molecular characterization of Enterobacteriaceae producing β-lactamase and methicillin-resistant staphylococci isolated from the hospital environment and catheters in two public hospitals in Benin, Republic of Benin

Antimicrobial resistance is a real public health problem. All over the world, it has a considerable impact in hospitals. The present study was conducted to ascertain the bacterial ecology in two hospitals in Benin as well as the resist…

  Gbotche Elodie, Dougnon Victorien, Chabi Yossounon, Vissoh Sosthène, Agbankpe Jerrold, Deguenon Esther, Sedah Paulin, Fabiyi Kafayath, Missihoun Antoine, Baba-Moussa Lamine, Bankole Honoré, Agbangla Clément

 Vol.18  No.2 - 2020
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Contact and repellent effects of essential oils of Chromolaena odorata (L.) and Uvaria chamae (P. Beauv) against Macrotermes bellicosus (Smeathman)

Macrotermes bellicosus, though a beneficial termite species causes serious damage to wood and wood products, fabrics and many agricultural crops and ornamental trees. This study was conducted to assess the potentials of essential oils …

  Ubulom PME, Akpan AU, §Umohata IA and Iboyo EA.

 Vol.18  No.2 - 2020
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Chitosan-based nanoparticles sustenance and potentiation of the antibacterial effect of ampicillin against drug resistance among strains of Escherichia coli

The study seeks to evaluate nanoparticles based on chitosan for enhanced delivery of ampicillin in plasmid-mediated drug resistance. Serial dilutions of a mixed population of E. coli was plated on nutrient agar and streaked on Replica-…

  Onuigbo EB, Anozie-Ikeanyi C, Edeh NE, Eze CO and Gugu TH

 Vol.18  No.2 - 2020
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Antimicrobial activity of the crude extracts of Parkia biglobosa (Jacq) seeds on selected clinical isolates

Parkia biglobosa (Jacq) is a wild leguminous plant found in North-Central zone of Nigeria with high calorific value, essential proteins, fatty acids, and vitamins. The study investigated the antimicrobial activity of crude extracts of …

  Ajiboye AE and Hammed BA

 Vol.18  No.2 - 2020
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Antibacterial screening of Phoenix dactylifera L. (Date palm) seed extracts on some bacterial isolates associated with dental caries

Dental diseases refer to conditions of deterioration and disintegration of the oral cavity due to the activities of pathogenic microbes. This study was carried out to determine the antibacterial activity of aqueous and ethanol extracts…

  Adedayo MR, Ajiboye AE and Adetula FE

 Vol.18  No.2 - 2020
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Effect of a co-processed excipient on the disintegration and drug release profile of ibuprofen tablets

Tablets at present, remain the most preferred oral dosage form because of many advantages they offer to formulators as well as physicians and patients. The objective of this work was to determine the effect of co-processing on the disi…

  Mohammed BB,John EJ and Ajuji NK

 Vol.18  No.1 - 2020
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Checklist and Comparison of Butterfly Species found in Zoological and Botanical Gardens, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria

Butterflies are creatures of nature with great economic importance as pollinators and bio-indicators. This study provides checklist of butterfly species present in Zoological and Botanical gardens of University of Nigeria, Nsukka and w…

  D Echude, MI Amobi, SU Umar, IM Ezenwa, CN Okechukwu

 Vol.18  No.1 - 2020
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Inhibition of dehydrogenase activity in S. typhimurium by ethanolic and methanolic extracts of Carica papaya and Ocimum gratissimum

Dehydrogenase and inhibitions of dehydrogenase activities in Salmonella typhimurium by ethanolic and methanolic leaf extracts of Ocimum gratissimum and Carica papaya were investigated. Dehydrogenase activity assay was carried out using…

  SI Umeh , IP Umunna, JU Udensi

 Vol.18  No.1 - 2020
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Evaluation of some organic substrates for the growth and yield of oyster mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq.Fr.) Kumm in southeast Nigeria OC Josephat, CC Onyeke, NV Chiejina

Four organic substrates; Mahogany Sawdust (MSD), Corn Cobs (CC), Oil Palm Fruit Fibre (OPFF) and Rice Bran (RB) were evaluated for their effects on growth and yield of Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq.Fr.) Kumm. The completely randomized expe…

  OC Josephat, CC Onyeke, NV Chiejina

 Vol.18  No.1 - 2020
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A preliminary study on the antimicrobial activities and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis of the ethyl acetate extract of Dennettia tripetala G. Baker seeds

The study investigated the antimicrobial properties and the chemical composition of ethyl acetate extract of Dennettia tripetala (pepper fruit) seeds. Crude extract obtained by maceration of pulverized seeds in ethyl acetate was evalua…

  UF Babaiwa, SO Eraga, EO Ojugo, O Erharuyi, JO Akerele

 Vol.18  No.1 - 2020
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