Research Papers/Topics in Entomology

Edible Insect as A Traditional Food Source Among the Akans in Southern Ghana.

ABSTRACT The African palm weevil, Rhynchophorous phoenicis larva is a popular delicacy among the Akans of Ghana and consumption of this insect is an important tradition in the Birim South, East Akim and Kwahu West districts all in Southern Ghana. Closed and open ended questionnaires were administered in these districts to investigate the main edible insects eaten and their perception about entomophagy. The African palm weevil was the main insect named by this group and out of a total of 500 ...

An Evaluation of Dracunculiasis and The Intervention Strategies Adopted for Its Eradication in Borno State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT  Interventions adopted for the eradication of dracunculiasis in Borno State were evaluated between July 2003 and June 2004 to assess the feasibility of the 2009 target date set for the eradication of guinea worm. Data on cases in Nigeria; North east zone, and Borno State from 1995 - 2007 were obtained from Nigeria Guinea Worm Eradication Programme. Primary data on the cases occurring during the 2003/2004 were obtained through active surveillance. The various intervention strateg...

Postharvest Losses And Evaluation Of The Bio efficacy Of Chromolaena Odorata And Jatropha Gossypiifolia Against Sitophilus Zeamais Motsch And Tribolium Castaneum Herbst In The Awutu-Senya Dis

CHAPTER ONE 1.0 GENERAL INTRODUCTION 1.1 Introduction Grains constitute the most important staple food for the growing population in most parts of the world and are usually stored to provide food reserve and seeds for planting (Niber, 1994). Maize is a very important crop of the world after wheat and rice (Purseglove, 1992). Maize (Zea mays) originated in America, and is now the principal cereal crop in the tropics and sub-tropics (FAO, 1992). In Ghana, maize is the largest staple crop ...

Evaluation of The Toxicity And Anthelminthic Effect of Methanol Extract of Duranta erecta Fruits

ABSTRACT The chemotherapy of gastrointestinal helminthiasis relies mainly on the use of anthelmintics. However, concerns over drug resistance have encouraged the search for new drug leads. This project report focused on evaluating the toxicity and anthelminthic effect produced in vitro and in vivo by the methanol extract of Duranta erecta fruits. From the study, the plant extract was found to contain several chemical components including flavonoids, tannins, polyuronides, saponins, glyc...