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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Studies on Marine Streptomycetes Associated with Seaweeds and Their Application as Single Cell Protein for Growth of the Juvenile Fish, Brachydanio rario

The present investigation was an attempt to understand the distribution pattern of Streptomycetes in the five selected sea weed collected from Kovalam coast and the effect of isolated Streptomycetes as Single Cell Protein that has been…

  P Gajalakshmi, A Raja

 Vol.8  No.1 - 2010
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Bioactivity of 2-amino-9-(4-oxoazetidin-2-yl) Nonanoic Acid from the Root Exudates of Cleome viscosa L

C12H22N2O3 [2-amino-9-(4-oxoazetidin-2-yl) nonanoic acid or 2-amino-9-β-lactum nonanoic acid(LNA), mol.wt. 242] has been isolated and purified from the root exudates of Cleome viscosa. Aqueous solution of this pure compound has been te…

  S.M Biswas, A Jana

 Vol.8  No.1 - 2010
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Larvicidal Effect of Essential Oil from Leaves of Lantana camara (Verbenaceae) Against Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae)

Essential oil of Lantana camara leaves were assayed in the laboratory against 3rd instars of Aedes aegypti larvae following standard World Health Organization insecticide susceptibility methodology. Seven concentrations (5, 10, 20, 40,…

  N Ivoke, E.C Odii

 Vol.7  No.1 - 2010
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Efficacy of Some Leaf Extracts on Some Seed Borne Fungi of African Yam Bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa Hochest Ex. A. Rich)

The antifungal effect of ethanol leaf extracts of five plants, (viz. Jatrohpa curcas L, Newbouldia laevis (P. Beauv.) seem. Ex Bureau, Ficus exasperate Vahl, Parkia biglobosa (Jacq.) and Cassia alata L.) Seed plus 30 wettable solvent (…

  K.I Ugwuoke, B.O Ukwueze

 Vol.8  No.1 - 2010
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Fruit Yield Responses of Eggplant (Solanum melongena) to Single and Combined Applications of Organic and Inorganic Fertilizers

A study was carried out in the experimental farm of the Department of Crop Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka in the period of September 2003. and February 2004 to determine the effect of different rates of poultry manure and NPK 1…

  P.E Ogbonna, C.S Ogbonna

 Vol.8  No.1 - 2010
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Quantitative Recovery of Aeromonas hydrophila from Nsukka Sewage

Sewage samples were analyzed for the recovery of Aeromonas hydrophila. The pH of the samples ranged from 8.2 - 9.6 and the temperature from 20.0 – 28.7. Samples were enriched in alkaline peptone water medium (pH 8.4) before plating on …

  O Nwokoro, C.S Ubani, G.N Okpala

 Vol.8  No.1 - 2010
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Root Exudate Effect on Germination and Mycelial Growth of Sclerotia of Sclerotium rolfsii Sacc

The effect of some root exudates on the germination and mycelial growth of sclerotia of Sclerotium rolfsii Sacc. was studied. Root exudates of 5 – 10 days old seedlings from five plants viz: - tomato (Lycopersicum esculenta) maize (Zea…

  C.S Eze

 Vol.8  No.1 - 2010
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