Research Papers/Topics in Biological Science

ANTIBACTERIAL POTENCY OF SELECTED MEDICATED SOAPS ON SKINISOLATES GOTTEN FROM HOSTEL OCCUPANTS OF CRUTECH, CALABAR CAMPUS, CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT Skin flora refers to the microorganisms which reside on the skin many of which are bacteria. Resident bacteria can cause skin disease and enter the blood system, creating life-threatening disease, particularly in immune-suppressed people. Diseases of the skin include impetigo, boils, erysipelas, scabies, folliculitis, cellulitis etc. This present study aims at determining the antibacterial activity of various antiseptic soaps against bacterial isolates present on the skin o...

ISOLATION, CHARACTERIZATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF BACTERIA ASSOCIATED WITH COW SUYA MEAT SOLD IN CALABAR METROPOLIS

ABSTRACTThe consumption of Cow suya meat is on the increase because of it health benefits, it inexpensiveness compared to Goat meat, and the demand. Bacteriological analysis was carried out on 10 suya samples collected from four (4) different vendors within 4 different locations (Ekpo Abasi, Bogobiri, Yellow Duke and Abang asang). The samples were analyzed using standard bacteriological techniques. Total bacterial cell count was determined through pour plating method serial diluted to f...

EXTRACTION OF HEAVY METALS ASSOCIATED WITH DIFFERENT SPECIES OF PERIWINKLE PURCHASED WITHIN CALABAR METROPOLIS, CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTPeriwinkles are invertebrates belonging to the phylum Mollusca and are usually found in Creeks, lagoons and mangrove swamps. They are cheap sources of protein and they have a wide range of health benefits. The present investigation was carried out to determine the concentration of heavy metals (Cu, Zn, Fe, Ca and Pb) in different species of Periwinkle (Pachymelania byronensis, Pachymelania aurita and Tympanotonus fuscatus) gotten from Jebs and Ikang creeks both of Calabar metro...

PREVALENCE OF Salmonella and Shigella spp in Pachymelania aurita (PERIWINKLE) PURCHASED FROM DIFFERENT CREEKS IN CALABAR METROPOLIS, CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTThis study was designed to ascertain the prevalence of Salmonella spp and Shigella spp and other species of bacteria associated with the contamination of Pachymelania aurita (Periwinkle) in different creeks in Calabar metropolis. This study was carried out in Ikang and Jebs creeks both in Cross river state, Nigeria. One hundred and eighty (180) Periwinkle samples ranging from 1.8-4.6cm in length and 1.6-3.3g in weight were purchased from both creeks. The samples were transported...

ISOLATION CHARACTERIZATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF BACTERIA ASSOCIATED WITH HAWKED BARBECUE CHICKEN SOLD IN CALABAR METROPOLIS

ABSTRACTThere is a reasonable increase in the consumption of barbecue chicken meat, which is due to the it nutritional value. An investigation was conducted to isolate, characterize and identify bacteria associated with hawked barbecue chicken obtained from Calabar metropolis using basically two different agar media which are Nutrient agar and Macconkey agar. The samples were analyzed using standard microbiological methods. A total of 67 isolates were obtained from 20 samples which were...

BACTERIOLOGICAL QUALITY OF DIFFERENT SOURCES OF DRINKING WATER WITHIN IKOM LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF CROSS RIVERSTATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTWater is a necessity for living, and so there is a need to conduct analysis to check if it is safe or not for consumption. Bacteriological examination of water samples sourced within Ikom L.G.A, Cross River State was carried out to determine the bacterial load in the water samples and to determine the organisms that contaminates it. The samples were rain, stream, well, and pipe-borne water. They were collected within Ikom in sterile containers and transported to the Laboratory....

ANTIBACTERIAL POTENCY OF SELECTED LOCAL MEDICATED SOAP ON SKIN ISOLATE

ABSTRACT Five local soaps! Duduosun, Zee, Hause Soap, Yoruba Soap and Yoruba Soap were investigated for their antibacteria activities against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Staphylococcus spp, Bacillus spp and Klebsiella spp. Identification of the bacteria species was by standard microbiological techniques which included Gram staining and biochemical testing/,. Minimum inhibitory and minimum bacteria activities of the soaps were determined by the...

Influence of Teachers’ Characteristics on Students’ Academic Performance in Biology in Selected Secondary Schools in Ilorin Metropolis

ABSTRACTAcademic performance of students is the basis for achieving the general aims and objectives of education which is to provide integrated citizenry who will be useful to themselves and the society at large. In view of this, this study conducted an Influence of Teachers’ Characteristics on Students ‘Academic Performance in Biology in Selected Secondary Schools in Ilorin Metropolis. The descriptive research survey was adopted for the study. Simple random sampling technique ...

A Discussion on Microcystis Aeruginosa as a Disturbance Indicator of Water Quality

TABLE OF CONTENT An Indicator Species & Identification Description of Microcystis aeruginosa Ecological Characteristics, Evolutionary Strategies & Ecological Class What Makes Microcystis aeruginosa an Indicator of Disturbance  Successional Status Agents that Promote Microcystis aeruginosa Usefulness offs an Indicator References  References

The Relationship Between the Abundance of Alien Invasive Semimytilus Algosus on the Abundance of Native Perna perna Along the Intertidal Zone of Dolphin Beach

Table of ContentIntroduction Objectives Study design Data collection Results Discussion Conclusion ReferencesIntroduction Alien invasive species are introduced accidentally or intentionally outside of their natural geographic range & become problematic. Semimytilus algosus spreads from the point of introduction, rapidly colonising & establishing populations on the rocky shore, disrupting native perna perna species (Alexander et al. 2015)Semimytilus...

An Investigation to Determine The Resistance of The Tick (blue tick) to Amitraz in Selected Areas of Zimbabwe.

Abstract The purpose of this study was to determine if the Boophilus species spectrum of ticks infesting cattle owned by resource limited farmers in the state owned communal land areas of Zimbabwe, are resistant to Amitraz. The study was also aimed at finding a concentration of the acaricide that the tick species are susceptible to, and can give at least 99.9% mortality. Five districts were selected from the Matabeleland South province and five farms were randomly selected from each dis...

A Comparative Study Of The Effectiveness Of Alkaline Soaking, Bleach And Boiling For Pasteurization Of Substrate In The Cultivation Of White Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus Ostreatus)

Abstract A study was carried out on substrate pasteurisation for P. ostreatus cultivation. The major aim of this work was to compare the effectiveness of wood ash, hydrated lime, bleach and boiling for pasteurisation of the substrate for cultivation of white oyster mushroom, Pleurotus ostreatus, on maize straw. To achieve this objective, weed occurrence, the number of days to completely colonise the straw (NDCC), the number of days to initiate primordial sprouting (NDIPS), the number of...

Survey Of Plants Used In Beauty Care Among The Fulanis In Wamakko Local Government Area Of Sokoto State

TABLE OF CONTENTSTitle page……………………………………………………………………………….iCertification…………………………………………………………………………….iiDedication……………………………………………………………………….……..iiiAcknowledgment………………………………………………………………….……ivAbstract…………………………………………………………...

Phytochemical Analysis Of Cleome Viscosa.

ABSTRACT Cleome viscosa Linn (Capparaceae) commonly known as “wild or dog mustard” is an annual sticky herb found as a common weed all over the plains of India and through the trophics of the world. The whole plant and its parts (Leaves, pods and roots) are widely used in traditional and folkloric systems of medicine. Cleome viscosa were extracted with and all these extract were screened for the presence of various metabolites (primary and secondary) including proteins, carbohydra...

Modulatory Effects Of The Crude Methanol Leaf Extract Of Cissampelos Owariensis On Some Biochemical Parameters In Bleomycin-Induced Lung Fibrosis In Male Wistar Rats

ABSTRACT Antioxidants have been shown to play protective role in the treatment of bleomycin-induced lung fibrosis. The goal of the study was to determine the effect of Cissampelos owariensis (CO) leaves, an alkaloid rich antioxidant on BLM-induced lung fibrosis in rat models. The CO (UIH22559) leaves were extracted using methanol and fractionated using vacuum liquid chromatography (VLC) to obtain the ethyl-acetate fraction (EAF) and methanol fraction (MEF). The active component of CME wa...


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