GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT AND HEAVY METAL UPTAKE BY AMARANTHUS HYBRIDUS L. POLLUTED WITH PHARMACEUTICAL EFFLUENTS

GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT AND HEAVY METAL UPTAKE BY AMARANTHUS HYBRIDUS L. POLLUTED WITH PHARMACEUTICAL EFFLUENTS ABSTRACT Experiments were carried out to study the ability of Amaranthus hybridus to accumulate heavy metals and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) from two pharmaceutical effluents samples (effluent P, containing Paracetamol and effluent Bcontaining Amoxicillin). The preliminary experiment was carried out in …

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HYDROCARBON DEGRADATION AND HEAVY METALS UPTAKE BY SENNA ALATA (L.) ROXB. IN SOIL POLLUTED WITH SPENT ENGINE OIL

HYDROCARBON DEGRADATION AND HEAVY METALS UPTAKE BY SENNA ALATA (L.) ROXB. IN SOIL POLLUTED WITH SPENT ENGINE OIL ABSTRACT The aim of the study is to use Senna alata L. to remediate soil polluted by spent engine oil (SEO). One hundred and twenty polythene bags filled with 20 kg of soil were separated into two …

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IN VITRO REGENERATION OF TRECULIA AFRICANA DECNE. FROM EMBRYO EXPLANTS ON THE MEDIA OF MURASHIGE AND SKOOG (MS) AND GAMBORG ET AL. (B5)

IN VITRO REGENERATION OF TRECULIA AFRICANA DECNE. FROM EMBRYO EXPLANTS ON THE MEDIA OF MURASHIGE AND SKOOG (MS) AND GAMBORG ET AL. (B5) ABSTRACT The effect of three different concentrations of sucrose namely 2, 3 and 4% were investigated on the in vitro regeneration of embryo explants of Treculia africana Decne. on the media of …

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MORPHO-ANATOMICAL STUDY OF TWO CLOSELY RELATED SPECIES OF OLDENLANDIA (RUBIACEAE) IN NIGERIA

MORPHO-ANATOMICAL STUDY OF TWO CLOSELY RELATED SPECIES OF OLDENLANDIA (RUBIACEAE) IN NIGERIA ABSTRACT Morpho-anatomical study of Oldenlandia corymbosa L. and Oldenlandia affinis (Roem & Schult.) DC. in the family Rubiaceae was undertaken in order to assess the taxonomic relationship of the two species. Ten samples of each of the two species were randomly collected from …

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NUTRIENT REQUIREMENTS FOR IN VITRO PROPAGATION OF RICINUS COMMUNIS L. ZYGOTIC EMBRYO USING THE BASAL MEDIA OF MURASHIGE AND SKOOG, GAMBORG ET AL. AND SCHENK AND HILDEBRANDT

NUTRIENT REQUIREMENTS FOR IN VITRO PROPAGATION OF RICINUS COMMUNIS L. ZYGOTIC EMBRYO USING THE BASAL MEDIA OF MURASHIGE AND SKOOG, GAMBORG ET AL. AND SCHENK AND HILDEBRANDT ABSTRACT This study was carried out on the nutrient requirements for the in vitro propagation of Ricinus communis employing the basal media of Murashige and Skoog (1962), Gamborg …

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PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING OF LORANTHUS MICRANTHUS LINN. PARASITIC ON SIX DIFFERENT HOST PLANTS.

PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING OF LORANTHUS MICRANTHUS LINN. PARASITIC ON SIX DIFFERENT HOST PLANTS. ABSTRACT Qualitative and quantitative screenings of the leaves of Eastern Nigerian mistletoe, Loranthus micranthus L., parasitic on six different plant species namely, Kola accuminata, Albizia adiantifolia, Anona cherimola, Citrus sinensis, Citrus auriantifolia and Pentaclethra macrophylla were carried out in the laboratories of Pharmacognosy …

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STUDIES ON THE MORPHOLOGY, PHENOLOGY AND SEED GERMINATION OF PENTACLETHRA MACROPHYLLA BENTH

STUDIES ON THE MORPHOLOGY, PHENOLOGY AND SEED GERMINATION OF PENTACLETHRA MACROPHYLLA BENTH ABSTRACT The morphology, phenology and seed germination of the multipurpose African oil bean tree, Pentaclethra macrophylla Benth. belonging to the family Fabaceae were studied. The study area covered  the entire Nsukka zone of Enugu State, Nigeria, and the ten towns randomly selected included: …

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THE EFFECTS OF REFUSE DUMP COMPOST AND POULTRY MANURE ON THE GROWTH AND YIELD OF AMARANTHUS HYBRIDUS L.

THE EFFECTS OF REFUSE DUMP COMPOST AND POULTRY MANURE ON THE GROWTH AND YIELD OF AMARANTHUS HYBRIDUS L. ABSTRACT A screen house experiment was conducted in the Botanical Garden of Plant Science and Biotechnology Department, University of Nigeria, Nsukka to assess the effects of refuse dump compost and poultry manure on the growth and yield …

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WATER QUALITY AND ALGAL BIODIVERSITY OF EBONYI RIVER, UDENU L.G.A, ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA.

WATER QUALITY AND ALGAL BIODIVERSITY OF EBONYI RIVER, UDENU L.G.A, ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA. ABSTRACT The physico-chemical and algal characteristics of the upper reaches of Ebonyi River were studied in four stations over a four- month period from September to December 2014. The physico-chemical parameters: air and water temperatures, colour, depth, rate of flow, transparency, pH, …

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WATER QUALITY AND ALGAL DIVERSITY OF FISH PONDS AND DAM RESERVOIR IN GESEDADDO FARMS, YOLA, ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA

WATER QUALITY AND ALGAL DIVERSITY OF FISH PONDS AND DAM RESERVOIR IN GESEDADDO FARMS, YOLA, ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT The water quality and algal diversity of the stocked and unstocked ponds and the dam reservoir at Gesedaddo farms, Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria, were assessed for ten months. Meteorological data were accessed from Modibbo Adama University …

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ASPECTS OF HOLOCENE VEGETATION RECONSTRUCTION OF SOUTH EASTERN NIGERIA POLLEN RECORD FROM OZZI LAKE, OPI, NSUKKA, ENUGU STATE

ASPECTS OF HOLOCENE VEGETATION RECONSTRUCTION OF SOUTH EASTERN NIGERIA POLLEN RECORD FROM OZZI LAKE, OPI, NSUKKA, ENUGU STATE ABSTRACT A palynological study of the Palaeo-vegetation of Opi Nsukka, north eastern Enugu State was investigation through a palyno-analysis of 1.5 m lake sediment core collected from Ozzi Lake, Ugwu Ozioko Opi- Agu Nsukka Enugu State. The …

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ASSESSMENT OF GENETIC (VIA PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS) AND NUTRITIONAL VARIABILITIES AMONG TEN ACCESSIONS OF SPHENOSTYLIS STENOCARPA (HOCHT. EX. A. RICH) HARMS

ASSESSMENT OF GENETIC (VIA PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS) AND NUTRITIONAL VARIABILITIES AMONG TEN ACCESSIONS OF SPHENOSTYLIS STENOCARPA (HOCHT. EX. A. RICH) HARMS ABSTRACT The genetic variability among ten (10) accessions of Sphenostylis stenocarpa from three states and National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology Moor Plantation, Ibadan, Nigeria were assessed using sodium dodecyl polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS …

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CHARACTERIZATION OF PENTACLETHRA MACROPHYLLA BENTH THROUGH PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS

CHARACTERIZATION OF PENTACLETHRA MACROPHYLLA BENTH THROUGH PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS ABSTRACT Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate – Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis (SDS – PAGE) is a technique commonly used for the separation of proteins according to their molecular weight, based on their differential rates of migration through a sieving matrix (a gel) under the influence of an applied electrical field. …

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COMPARATIVE GROWTH RATES OF THREE VARIETIES OF ELAEIS GUINEENSIS JACQ. ON THE BASAL MEDIA OF MURASHIGE AND SKOOG, GAMBORG ET AL., AND EEUWENS

COMPARATIVE GROWTH RATES OF THREE VARIETIES OF ELAEIS GUINEENSIS JACQ. ON THE BASAL MEDIA OF MURASHIGE AND SKOOG, GAMBORG ET AL., AND EEUWENS ABSTRACT The effect of three basal media, namely; Murashige and Skoog (MS), Gamborg et al. (B5), and Eeuwens (Y3) were assessed for mass propagation of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq. var. Dura, …

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COMPARATIVE PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSES OF METHANOLIC AND AQUEOUS LEAF EXTRACTS OF THREE MEDICINAL PLANTS USED IN PLANT DISEASE CONTROL

COMPARATIVE PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSES OF METHANOLIC AND AQUEOUS LEAF EXTRACTS OF THREE MEDICINAL PLANTS USED IN PLANT DISEASE CONTROL ABSTRACT Investigations were conducted to determine the qualitative and quantitative phytohemical properties of  methanolic and aqueous leaf extracts of Chromolaena odorata L., Carica papaya L., and Ocimum gratissimum L. using standard methods. The results revealed that alkaloids, …

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COMPARATVE STUDIES ON THE HEAVY METAL CONCENTRATION IN LEAF, STEM AND ROOT OF CORCHORUS OLITORIUS L. IRRIGATED WITH SEWAGE WATER AND TAP WATER RESPECTIVELY

COMPARATVE STUDIES ON THE HEAVY METAL CONCENTRATION IN LEAF, STEM AND ROOT OF CORCHORUS OLITORIUS L. IRRIGATED WITH SEWAGE WATER AND TAP WATER RESPECTIVELY ABSTRACT The level of accumulation of heavy chemicals in the leaves, stem and roots of Corchorusolitorius seedlings irrigated with sewage (Sewage effluent) and tap water to maturity respectively was investigated. Prior …

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EFFECT OF SUCROSE CONCENTRATIONS ON THE IN VITRO PLANTLET REGENERATION FROM MATURE ZYGOTIC EMBRYO EXPLANTS OF JATROPHA CURCAS L. IN MURASHIGE AND SKOOG (MS) MEDIUM

EFFECT OF SUCROSE CONCENTRATIONS ON THE IN VITRO PLANTLET REGENERATION FROM MATURE ZYGOTIC EMBRYO EXPLANTS OF JATROPHA CURCAS L. IN MURASHIGE AND SKOOG (MS) MEDIUM ABSTRACT         Jatropha curcas L. (physic nut) is a multipurpose plant which belongs to the family Euphorbiaceae. The non-edible oil produced from the seeds is considered a potential renewable source …

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EFFECTS OF CRUDE OIL ON SOME BACTERIA AND MINERAL CONSTITUENTS OF RHIZOSPHERE OF DELONIX REGIA HOOK.

EFFECTS OF CRUDE OIL ON SOME BACTERIA AND MINERAL CONSTITUENTS OF RHIZOSPHERE OF DELONIX REGIA HOOK. ABSTRACT Crude oil spill is hazardous to soil and subsequently affects food production. Certain plants however tolerate and/or improve the mineral deficiency imposed by crude oil. Also, due to the ability of bacteria to degrade crude oil, plants that …

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EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT ORGANIC WASTES ON THE GROWTH, YIELD, MARKET QUALITY AND PROTEIN CONTENT OF LENTINUS SQUARROSULUS (MONT.) SINGER, AN EDIBLE NIGERIAN MUSHROOM

EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT ORGANIC WASTES ON THE GROWTH, YIELD, MARKET QUALITY AND PROTEIN CONTENT OF LENTINUS SQUARROSULUS (MONT.) SINGER, AN EDIBLE NIGERIAN MUSHROOM ABSTRACT Four organic wastes; mahogany (Khaya ivorensis) sawdust (MSD), Gmelina aborea sawdust (GSD), oil palm fruit fibre (OPFF) and oil palm empty fruit bunch (OPEFB) were evaluated for their effects on growth, …

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EFFECTS OF SIMULATED CRUDE OIL CONTAMINATION ON THE PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES AND BACTERIAL POPULATION OF RHIZOSPHERE OF SORGHUM VULGARE PERS

EFFECTS OF SIMULATED CRUDE OIL CONTAMINATION ON THE PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES AND BACTERIAL POPULATION OF RHIZOSPHERE OF SORGHUM VULGARE PERS ABSTRACT This study has been undertaken to investigate the physicochemical properties and the bacterial population of the rhizosphere of Sorghum vulgare. In order to simulate spillage, 0.2, 0.9 and 5.0 % v/w concentrations of crude oil …

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FUNGITOXIC EFFECT OF ETHANOLIC AND AQUEOUS LEAF EXTRACTS OF AZADIRACHTA INDICA A. JUSS, OCIMUM GRATISSIMUM LINN AND BENLATE IN THE CONTROL OF POST-HARVEST FUNGAL DISEASES OF SOLANU

FUNGITOXIC EFFECT OF ETHANOLIC AND AQUEOUS LEAF EXTRACTS OF AZADIRACHTA INDICA A. JUSS, OCIMUM GRATISSIMUM LINN AND BENLATE IN THE CONTROL OF POST-HARVEST FUNGAL DISEASES OF SOLANU ABSTRACT The fungitoxic properties of ethanolic and aqueous leaf extracts of Azadirachta indica and Ocimum gratissimum used for the control of post-harvest fungal diseases of Solanum melongena were …

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HYDROCARBON DEGRADATION AND ACCUMULATION BY Sansevierialiberica Gerome and Labroy POLLUTED WITH CRUDE OIL

HYDROCARBON DEGRADATION AND ACCUMULATION BY Sansevierialiberica Gerome and Labroy POLLUTED WITH CRUDE OIL ABSTRACT The capability of Sansevierialiberica to withstand crude oil pollution, degrade and/or accumulate the contaminant was investigated using 0.3, 1.3 and 6.3% v/w concentrations of crude oil to pollute soil vegetated with the stem cuttings of the plant. These treatments were repeated …

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AETIOLOGY OF THE FUNGAL ROT OF CUCUMBER FRUIT (CUCUMIS SATIVUS L.) AND THE EFFICACY OF ITS CONTROL WITH PHYTOCHEMICALS FROM CRUDE EXTRACTS OF TWO PLANTS.

AETIOLOGY OF THE FUNGAL ROT OF CUCUMBER FRUIT (CUCUMIS SATIVUS L.) AND THE EFFICACY OF ITS CONTROL WITH PHYTOCHEMICALS FROM CRUDE EXTRACTS OF TWO PLANTS. ABSTRACT The aetiology of the fungal rot of cucumber fruit (Cucumis sativus L.) in Enugu State was investigated. Five fungal pathogens were isolated from diseased cucumber fruits. They were identified …

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A COMPARATIVE MORPHO-ANATOMICAL STUDY OF ALBIZIA ADIANTHIFOLIA (SCHUM.)W.F. WIGHT AND ALBIZIA CHEVALIERI HARMS. (FABACEAE-MIMOSOIDEAE)

A COMPARATIVE MORPHO-ANATOMICAL STUDY OF ALBIZIA ADIANTHIFOLIA (SCHUM.)W.F. WIGHT AND ALBIZIA CHEVALIERI HARMS. (FABACEAE-MIMOSOIDEAE) ABSTRACT Morpho- anatomical features of leaf, rachis, stem (bark), root, fruit, flower and pollen of Albizia adianthifolia (Schum.)W.F. Wight and Albizia chevalieri Harms. were studied with the goal to assess the taxonomic (pleisomorphic and apomorphic) characters in the two species, as …

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