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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Parasites and Morphometric Indices of Frozen Fish Sold in Nsukka Urban Market, Enugu State, Nigeria

he parasites and morphometric indices of frozen fish sold in Nsukka Urban Market in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria were investigated between June and December 2008 to determine the parasite prevalence, mean intens…

  IC Okoye, RNN Obiezue, DA Dakul, PO Nwadike

 Vol.7  No.2 - 2009
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Aspects of Garcina kola Toxicity to a Wild Strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae from a Brewery Environment

Bitter cola (Garcinia kola) powder and its ethanolic extract were assessed for their ability to inhibit the growth of a wild strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae isolated from a brewery environment. The iso-alpha acid contents of the G. …

  A Moneke, B Okolo, C Asogwa, F Ire

 Vol.7  No.2 - 2009
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Preliminary Screening of Ethanolic Extracts of Clausena anisata for Anticonvulsant Activity

The ethanol extracts of leaves, root bark and stem bark of Clausena anisata were tested for their ability to control convulsion induced by pentylenetetrazole in mice. Test animals were given sublethal but convulsive doses of pentylenet…

  C Mbah, F Kenechukwu

 Vol.7  No.2 - 2009
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Evaluation of the Occupational Health Hazards among Workers in Quarry Industry in Abakaliki Using Biochemical Markers

Serum transaminases are highly diagnostic of hepatobiliary, cardiac, muscular, and other organ damages, while bicarbonates are useful index in assessment of pulmonary and respiratory problems. Reviews on the usefulness of these tools i…

  O Edeogu, C Afiukwa, Z Nwosu, U.E Nwachi

 Vol.7  No.2 - 2009
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