The Effect of Fruit Age on the Apparent Kinematic Viscosity (AKV) and Crude Dietary Fibre Content of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L) Moench) and Abelmoschus caillei (A.Chev) Stevels Cultivars

Evaluation of the responses of the apparent kinematic viscosities (akv) of the slurry of six early and three late okra cultivars, to changes in fruit age, was carried out as part of an ongoing research programme aimed at the improvemen…

  O.S Udengwu

 Vol.8  No.1 - 2010
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Heavy Metal uptake Potentials of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Micrococcus luteus

Uptake of heavy metals, silver and cadmium by Pseudomonas aeruginosa (a Gram negative bacterium) and Micrococcus luteus (a Gram positive bacterium) was investigated in Cadmium and Silver stock solution using ion selective electrodes. S…

  G.E Arikpo, M.E Eja, K.H Enyi-Idoh, S.E Etim, E.M Ikpeme

 Vol.8  No.1 - 2010
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Study on the Solubilization of Sparfloxacin by Aqueous Cosolvent and Micellar Solutions

The effect of ethanol, glycerol, propylene glycol, polysorbate-80 and sodium lauryl sulfate on the aqueous solubility of sparfloxacin was studied. It was found that all these substances increase the aqueous solubility of the drug. Of t…

  C.J Mbah, C.M Eneasato

 Vol.8  No.1 - 2010
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The In Vitro Permeability Study of Valsartan through Excised Rat Skin

The in vitro permeability of valsartan through excised rat skin was investigated using Franz-type diffusion cells. The permeation was assessed by studying the effect of water, polysorbate-80 and eucalyptus oil on the permeability flux …

  C.J Mbah, C.O Nnadi

 Vol.8  No.1 - 2010
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The Effect of Hypochlorite Oxidation and Acetylation on Some of the Physicochemical Properties of Icacina Trichantha Starch

The study evaluated the effect of hypochlorite oxidation and acetylation on some physicochemical properties of Icacina trichantha starch. The native and modified (oxidized and acetylated) starches were studied with respect to Infrared …

  I.U Agbo, G.E Odo

 Vol.8  No.1 - 2010
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Evaluation of the Effect of Acetylation and Oxidation on Some Functional Properties of Starch Isolated from Dioscorea dumetorum (Wild)

The starch extracted from the wild species of Dioscorea dumetorum were characterized for ash and moisture content, crude fibre, protein and fat. The modified starches were prepared by pre-treatment of the native starch with alkaline an…

  U.I Agbo, G.E Odo

 Vol.8  No.1 - 2010
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Effects of the Insecticide, Lambda-cyhalothrin on the Growth, Productivity and Foliage Anatomical Characteristics of Vigna unguiculata (L) Walp

The effects of the pyrethroid insecticide, Lambda-cyhalothrin on the vegetative, reproductive and foliage anatomical characteristics of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) were investigated. Seedlings of V. unguiculata were sprayed with 1 ml L-…

  A.O Nwadinigwe

 Vol.8  No.1 - 2010
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Glutathione and Lipid Peroxidation Profiles of Normal, G6PD-Deficient and Sickle Erythrocytes Exposed to Oxidative Stress

In this study, the glutathione (GSH) and lipid peroxidation profiles of normal, G6PD-deficient and sickle erythrocytes were assessed before (pre-APHZ) and after (Post-APHZ) induction of oxidative stress with acetyphenylhydraizine (APHZ…

  G.S Aloh, V.E.O Ozougwu

 Vol.8  No.1 - 2010
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Bean Pod Mottle Virus (BPMV) (Genus Comovirus): A Limiting Factor in the Production of Soybean (Glycine max (L) Merril) in Humid Tropical Zone of Nigeria

The reactions of twenty soybean varieties to infection with Bean Pod Mottle Virus (BPMV) (Genus Comovirus) disease were studied for 2 consecutive years in the Department of Crop Science University of Nigeria, Nsukka Farm (Latitude 060 …

  K.I Ugwuoke, C.C Onyeke

 Vol.8  No.1 - 2010
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Parasite assemblages in fish hosts

A review of various factors affecting parasite assemblages in fish hosts is presented. These factors are broadly divided into two: Biotic and abiotic factors. Biotic factors such as host age and size, host size and parasites size, host…

  F Iyaji, L Etim, J Eyo

 Vol.7  No.2 - 2009
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