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  • 1. THE EFFECTS OF SEED SIZE AND SOWING DEPTH ON THE GERMINATION OF COWPEA VIGNA UNG...

    » ABSTRACTStudies were conducted in the greenhouse of the Department of Biological Sciences to determine the effect of seed sizes and sowing depth on the germination and early growth of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L., (walp)). The seeds were sorted into two categories which were larger and smaller and planted at sowing depths of 5cm and 10 cm. The results of the experiment showed a germination percent...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  2,261 engagements | 

  • 2. COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT OF SOME PLANTS SPECIES FOR AIR POLLUTION TOLERANCE INDEX ...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION The quality of air affects the quality of life and human respiration and the quality of air can change as the weather changes from day to day and even hour to hour. Our environment comprises of a very large and intertwining complex of water, air, soil and biological life which includes nature and all living beings; the environment is affected by human activities and vice v...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  1,456 engagements | 

  • 3. THE REDUCTION OF THE SHELF LIFE OF HARVESTED TOMATOES CAUSED BY POOR POSTHARVEST...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.1 INTRODUCTION Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) is a berry annual, short–lived herbaceous plant of the solanaceae family. It is a flag ship species that belongs to the genus of lycopersicon which includes more than 3,000 species with chromosome number of 24; it usually sprawls on the ground, and could reach about 1 5m height (Wogu and Ofuase, 2014). It has a weak woody stem cov...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  1,481 engagements | 

  • 4. ANTIMICROBIAL EFFICACY OF GUAVA (Pisdium guajava) AND ORANGE (Citrus sinensis) S...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Medicinal plants constitute an effective source of both traditional and modern medicine. These plants have been shown to have genuine utility and about 80% of the rural population depends on them as primary health care (Akinyemi, 2000). Plants have been used as sources of remedies for the treatment of many diseases since ancient times and people of all continents espec...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  1,650 engagements | 

  • 5. IN VITRO REGENERATION OF TRECULIA AFRICANA DECNE. FROM EMBRYO EXPLANTS ON THE ME...

    » 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 Murashige and Skoog (MS) (1962) and Gamborg et al. (B5) (1968) respectively without any growth regulator. The experimental design was a 2 x 5 factorial in a completely randomized design with each treatment ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  551 engagements | 

  • 6. MORPHO-ANATOMICAL STUDY OF TWO CLOSELY RELATED SPECIES OF OLDENLANDIA (RUBIACEAE...

    » 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 their natural regions of provenance, Nkalagu (derived Savanna), Nsukka (derived Savanna), and Otukpo (Southern Guinea...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  698 engagements | 

  • 7. PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING OF LORANTHUS MICRANTHUS LINN. PARASITIC ON SIX DIFFERENT...

    » 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 agnd Biochemistry Departments of the University of Nige...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  642 engagements | 

  • 8. STUDIES ON THE MORPHOLOGY, PHENOLOGY AND SEED GERMINATION OF PENTACLETHRA MACROP...

    » 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: Adani, Amalla Egazi, Ede Oballa, Eha Alumona, Eha Amufu, Ibagwa, Imilike, Nsukka, Ogrute and Orba....Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  669 engagements | 

  • 9. THE EFFECTS OF REFUSE DUMP COMPOST AND POULTRY MANURE ON THE GROWTH AND YIELD OF...

    » 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 of Amaranthus hybridus. The accumulation of heavy metals (Hg, Cu, Cd, Zn, Pb and Cr) in the leaves, stems, roots and seeds of A. hybridus at the end of the experi...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  1,950 engagements | 

  • 10. ASPECTS OF HOLOCENE VEGETATION RECONSTRUCTION OF SOUTH EASTERN NIGERIA POLLEN RE...

    » 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 pollen flora showed that a total of 52 pollen types belonging to 30 families were recorded. Fungal and fern spores in addition to charred plant particles were al...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  411 engagements | 

  • 11. CHARACTERIZATION OF PENTACLETHRA MACROPHYLLA BENTH THROUGH PROTEIN ELECTROPHORES...

    » 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. SDS – PAGE was used in assessing the genetic diversity among twelve ac...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  624 engagements | 

  • 12. COMPARATIVE GROWTH RATES OF THREE VARIETIES OF ELAEIS GUINEENSIS JACQ. ON THE BA...

    » 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, Pisifera and Tenera) zygotic embryos in vitro. The experimental design was a 3 x 4 factorial in a completely randomized design with each treatment consisting of ten replicates. The embryos were excised u...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  583 engagements | 

  • 13. COMPARATIVE PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSES OF METHANOLIC AND AQUEOUS LEAF EXTRACTS OF TH...

    » ABSTRACT This study was conducted to compared phytochemical analyses of methanolic and aqueous leaf extracts of three medicinal plants used in plant disease control. Phyllanthus discoideus, Phyllanthus amarus and Phyllanthus muellerianus. The phytohemicals were extracted from the parts of the three Phyllanthus species with methanol for qualitative and quantitative determination following standard ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  741 engagements | 

  • 14. COMPARATVE STUDIES ON THE HEAVY METAL CONCENTRATION IN LEAF, STEM AND ROOT OF CO...

    » 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 to irrigation, water quality indicators and physico chemical properties of the two water sources were analysed. The experiment, a completely randomized design was carried out in a s...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  787 engagements | 

  • 15. EFFECTS OF CRUDE OIL ON SOME BACTERIA AND MINERAL CONSTITUENTS OF RHIZOSPHERE OF...

    » 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 enhance the abundance of soil bacteria under pollution have been under investigation. The effects of crude oil on the bacterial count and mineral con...Continue Reading »

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  • 16. EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT ORGANIC WASTES ON THE GROWTH, YIELD, MARKET QUALITY AND PRO...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study Production of edible mushrooms in Nigeria is almost at the level of commercialization. However, the practical field application of many laboratory results still leaves much to be desired. Many still depend largely on the mushrooms harvested from the wild. In Nigeria, many mushrooms are highly prized, not only as food but also in traditional medi...Continue Reading »

    33 pages |  1,031 engagements | 

  • 17. HYDROCARBON DEGRADATION AND ACCUMULATION BY Sansevierialiberica Gerome and Labro...

    » 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 in unvegetated soils and the control had no crude oil pollution. The experiment was carried out in 3 replicate...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  440 engagements | 

  • 18. AETIOLOGY OF THE FUNGAL ROT OF CUCUMBER FRUIT (CUCUMIS SATIVUS L.) AND THE EFFIC...

    » 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 as Fusarium oxysporum Schlecht, Aspergillus niger Van Tiegh, Rhizopus stolonifer Ehrenb. ex.Fr, Geotrichum candidum Link and Mucor micheli ex Staint – Amans. The pathogenicity tests proved them...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  666 engagements | 

  • 19. A COMPARATIVE MORPHO-ANATOMICAL STUDY OF ALBIZIA ADIANTHIFOLIA (SCHUM.)W.F. WIGH...

    » 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 well as to explore the agricultural and functional wood traits of ecological significance of the two species in r...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  485 engagements | 

  • 20. THE EFFECT OF XYLENE ON THE BIOCHEMICAL AND PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES AND ALGAL...

    » ABSTRACT The effect of xylene on the biochemical and physicochemical properties and algal dynamics in culture were investigated ex situ between May, 26th and July 9th, 2017. The biochemical and physicochemical parameters Viz: Temperature, Dissolved oxygen, Biochemical oxygen demand, and volume were analyzed. Air temperature ranged between 25 – 310C, Water temperature ranged between 28 &ndash...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  1,770 engagements | 

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