Research Papers/Topics in Zoology

Disease Diagnostic Techniques Of Contemporary Times In Nigeria

Diagnosis of parasitic diseases are globally important requisite to realization of wholesome treatment of ailment and reduction in resultant morbidities and mortalities. Parasitic diseases are however hyper- and hypo-prevalent in Nigerian populace often due to socioeconomics factors and ranges of little or no sequels. Low mortality from parasitic infection is due to alternative medication other than successful diagnosis as observed. Subsidizing cost of affording diagnosis, erection of governm...

Taxonomic Composition, Abundance and Distribution of Phytoplankton in Ifewara Reservoir, Southwestern Nigeria

ABSTRACTThe taxonomic composition, abundance and distribution of phytoplankton in Ifewara Reservoir, Southwestern Nigeria was studied for four months (February to December, 2015). Four sampling stations (designated Stations 1-4) were established along the horizontal axis of the reservoir from inflow region to the dam site end. The stations were all sampled at the marginal sides (A and C) and open water B except for Station 1 which was only at the open water. At each station, net plankton samp...

The use of Palm Oil to mitigate stress in the African Sharptooth Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) during Transportation

INTRODUCTIONPhysiological stress and physical injury are the primary contributing factors of fish disease and mortality in aquaculture. Stress is defined as physical or chemical factors that cause bodily reactions that may contribute to disease and death. He further observed that Fishes tend to produce mucus under stressful conditions; any stress causes chemical changes in mucus which decrease its effectiveness as a chemical barrier against invading organisms. Stress upsets the normal electro...