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THE PREVALENCE OF ENDOPARASITES IN THE GASTRO-INTESTINAL TRACTS OF NILE TILAPIA (OREOCHROMIS NILOTICUS) IN GIRI RIVER, GWAGWALADA AREA COUNCIL, FCT-ABUJA

CHAPTER ONEFishing is an important component of aquaculture in Nigeria. Fish is important as a source of protein with lowcholesterol level in the diets of the populace and economically as a source of subsistence income (Aken’ova, 2000). Inline with the increasing aquaculture activities, substantial information has been generated on aquaculture-relatedsubjects in the country. An exception […]

EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE ON THE POPULATION OF HYDROCARBON DEGRADING BACTERIA IN PALM OIL MILL EFFLUENT

ABSTRACT The aim of this work is to determine the effect of temperature on the population of hydrocarbon degrading bacteria in palm oil mill effluent. This was done at the Department of Microbiology, University of Abuja, Abuja, F.C.T Abuja, Nigeria, between June 2015 and August 2015. Samples of POME were inoculated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Bacillus […]

STUDIES ON THE ANTIMICROBIAL PROPERTIES OF BARK AND LEAVES OF MONKEY KOLA (COLA MILLENII) ON SOME SELECTED PATHOGENS

ABSTRACTThis study is conducted to analyse the phytochemical component, evaluate the antimicrobial properties of the ethanolic,methanolic and water extracts of Cola millenii bark and leaves against some clinical Pathogens which areStaphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhi and Candida albicans, to determine the minimum inhibitoryconcentration, minimum bactericidal concentration(MBC) and minimum fungicidal concentration(MFC). Cola millenii hasbeen used […]

THE USE OF CASSAVA PEELS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF AMYLASE USING BACILLUS SPP

CHAPTER ONE1.0 INTRODUCTIONCassava (Manihot esculenta) is the third largest source of food carbohydrates in the tropics, after rice and maize(Fauquet and Fargette, 1990). History revealed that cassava was introduced to Africa by Portuguese traders fromBrazil in the 16th century. Maize and cassava are now important staple foods, replacing native African crops (FAO,2001). Cassava is sometimes […]

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