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  • 1. DETECTION AND PCR CHARACTERIZATION OF STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS ENTEROTOXIN GENESFRO...

    » ABSTRACT The study is aimed to detect and PCR characterize S. aureus enterotoxin gene from mastitic cow milk within Zaria metropolis. Four hundred and three quarter milk samples were collected from 104 lactating cows in 17 dairy hreds which included Palladan, Shika, Hanwa, Wusasa and Bomo. The physicochemical characteristics (Temperature, PH, and Specific gravity and Titratable acidity) and proxim...Continue Reading »

    48 pages |  12 engagements | 

  • 2. CO-INFECTION OF SCHISTOSOMA HAEMATOBIUM AND ESCHERICHIA COLI IN PUPILS ATTENDING...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study Urinary tract infections (UTI) represent one of the most common infections encountered in medical practice today and occurring from the neonate to the geriatric age group (Kunin, 1994). Despite the widespread availability of antibiotics, UTI remains the most common bacterial infection in the human population (Tambekar et al., 2006). About on...Continue Reading »

    48 pages |  10 engagements | 

  • 3. BACTERIOLOGICAL AND PHYSICOCHEMICAL QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF PACKAGED AND OTHER DRI...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Water is a simple molecule, consisting of two hydrogen atoms bonded to an oxygen atom with molecular formula H2O (Bassem, 2013). It is one of the most important chemical substances for the sustenance of life and is vital for all known forms of life on Earth; It constitutes about 75% of the Earth`s surface (UN, 2005; EL Jakee et al., 2009; Hongyue et al., 2013). In term...Continue Reading »

    48 pages |  9 engagements | 

  • 4. ASSESSING THE POTENTIAL OF ASPERGILLUS FLAVUS AND PENICILLIUM SP IN REMOVING MER...

    » ABSTRACT This study was carried out to evaluate the potential of Aspergillus flavus and Penicillium sp in removing Zinc, Mercury and Chromium from raw refinery effluents. Physicochemical, heavy metal content and heavy metal removal capacity were determined, from the raw refinery effluents from the Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Company (KRPC) using standard procedures. Most of the physicochemic...Continue Reading »

    48 pages |  10 engagements | 

  • 5. EVALUATION OF THE EFFICACY OF THE CARESTART MALARIA HRP2 AND PLDH/HRP2 COMBO COM...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Malaria is a life threatening illness, that has continued to pose public health challenges. It affects millions of people all around the globe especially, in Africa, Asia and South America. Malaria is currently endemic in over 100 countries with 3 billion people at risk of infection and around 225 million cases in 2009, leading to approximately 781,000 deaths (WHO, 201...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  9 engagements | 

  • 6. REMOVAL OF HEAVY METALS FROM REFINERY EFFLUENT USING SAWDUST INOCULATED WITH ASP...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the study It has long been established that, waste effluents from petroleum refineries are heavily contaminated with a wide range of toxic organic compounds (Zhu et al., 2001; Bako et al., 2002; Vanhamme et al., 2003) and heavy metals (Beddri and Ismail, 2007; Marcus and Ekpete, 2014). The literature is also replete with evidence of the harmful impact...Continue Reading »

    48 pages |  8 engagements | 

  • 7. PRODUCTION AND OPTIMIZATION OF GLUCOAMYLASE USING CANDIDA FAMATA ISOLATED FROM F...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background Glucoamylases also known as (α 1,4 glucan glucohydrolase, amyloglucosidase) are important enzymes that allow the hydrolysis of starch and related polymers to glucose, they can be obtained from microbial as well as other sources. The major application of glucoamylase is the saccharification of partially processed starch/dextrin to glucose, which is ...Continue Reading »

    48 pages |  10 engagements | 

  • 8. PREVALENCE OF SCHISTOSOMIASIS IN RELATION TO THE OCCURRENCE OF INTERMEDIATE SNAI...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease of humans caused by parasitic fluke of the genus Schistosoma. There are five most common species that infect humans. These species include, S. mansoni, found in Africa and South America; S. haematobium, found in Africa and the Middle East; S. intercalatum, found in Central and West Africa; S. japonicum, fou...Continue Reading »

    48 pages |  9 engagements | 

  • 9. PREVALENCE OF PLASMODIUM SPECIES AND CO-INFECTION WITH EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS AMONG ...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Infectious agents are important contributors to the global cancer burden particularly in Africa. Of the 12.7 million new cancer cases diagnosed worldwide in 2008, about two million were attributable to infectious agents, of which 1.6 million occurred in less developed regions of the world (Odutola, et al., 2016). In its 2009 review of the carcinogenicity of infectious ...Continue Reading »

    48 pages |  6 engagements | 

  • 10. PREVALENCE OF GIARDIA LAMBLIA IN ASSOCIATION WITH BODY MASS INDICES OF CHILDREN ...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study Acute gastroenteritis presenting as infant diarrhoea remains a common illness among infants and children throughout the world. Among children in the United States, acute diarrhoea accounts for more than 1.5 million outpatients, 200,000 hospitalized inpatients and about 300 deaths per year (Zimmerman et al., 2001; CDC, 2014). It has been esta...Continue Reading »

    48 pages |  9 engagements | 

  • 11. PREVALENCE AND ANTIBIOTIIC SUSCEPTIBILTY PATTERN OF METHICILLIN - RESISTANT STAP...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study Staphylococcus aureus is one of the species of the genus Staphylococcus. It is a gram positive, non motile, catalase positive, coagulase positive, facultative anaerobe, involved in causing a number of diseases including boils, pustules, impetigo, osteomyelitis, mastitis, septicaemia, meningitis, pneumonia and toxic shock syndrome. For humans...Continue Reading »

    48 pages |  9 engagements | 

  • 12. PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PARAMETERS AND FISH SPECIES DIVERSITY OF DADIN-KOWA RESERVOIR, ...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study The rapid urbanization of many towns and cities across the world necessitate theconstruction of reservoirs to supply these towns with potable pipe borne water. Dadin Kowareservoir is one of such water bodies located in the north east of Nigeria in Gombe State. It supplies municipal water to Dadin Kowa,YamaltuDeba Local Government Area and other ...Continue Reading »

    48 pages |  9 engagements | 

  • 13. PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PARAMETERS AND FISH DIVERSITY OF DOMA RESERVOIR, NASARAWA STATE...

    » 1.2 Research Problem Water is one of the major components of environmental resources that are under threat either from over exploitation or pollution exacerbated by human activities on the earth surface (Efe, 2002). Studies in Nigeria have shown that water resources are easily contaminated from anthropogenic activities in most cities (Kaizer et al., 2001, Obasi and Balogun 2001). It has been obser...Continue Reading »

    48 pages |  8 engagements | 

  • 14. PHENOTYPIC AND GENOTYPIC CHARACTERIZATION OF VANCOMYCIN RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most common causes of serious infections in community and hospital settings (Lowry et al., 1998). Staphylococcus aureus, is a major human pathogen causing large variety of infections worldwide and predominates in surgical wound infections with prevalence rate ranging from 4.6% 54.4% (Bannerman, 2003). It i...Continue Reading »

    48 pages |  10 engagements | 

  • 15. MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF AFLATOXIGENIC MOULDS AND EFFECTS OF PROCESSING ON ...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study Aflatoxins are mycotoxins produced by certain strains of moulds as secondary metabolites that represent a serious risk for human and animal health (Noelia et al., 2011; Dorwish et al., 2014). Aflatoxins are difuranocoumarin derivatives produced via a polyketide pathway (Yu et al., 2004; Juan et al., 2008) by two fundamental aflatoxigenic str...Continue Reading »

    48 pages |  8 engagements | 

  • 16. ISOLATION AND SELECTION OF LOCAL YEAST STRAINS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF SWEET WINE ...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Wine is a popular drink being enjoyed all over the world. Historians believe that wine started in the Caucasuses and Mesopotamia as early as 6000 BC (Robinson, 2006). Rigveda Amply testified that the wine is perhaps the oldest fermented product known to man. However, the actual birth place of wine is still unknown, although it had been prepared somewhere in 350 BC. (Jo...Continue Reading »

    48 pages |  13 engagements | 

  • 17. ISOLATION AND MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF INDIGENOUS BRADYRHIZOBIUM SPECIES AN...

    » ABSTRACT This study was carried out to isolate, characterize and assess the capacity of indigenous Bradyrhizobium spp. to nodulate and fix nitrogen in soybean (Glycine max). Six strains of Bradyrhizobium spp. were isolated from soil samples obtained from fields cultivated to soybean and cowpea using the plant trap method. The six isolates were characterized based on their colonial morphology, as w...Continue Reading »

    48 pages |  8 engagements | 

  • 18. ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS AND ITS LARVICIDAL ACTI...

    » ABSTRACT Application of chemical insecticides poses a wide range of problems in the environment. They are non specific and are implicated as carcinogens hence the need to search for an eco friendly biological control agent such as the use of Bacillus thuringiensis habouring insecticidal crystals. In this study, Bacillus thuringiensis were isolated from different soil types in Zaria. The 12 isolate...Continue Reading »

    48 pages |  10 engagements | 

  • 19. ANTIMICROBIAL PROPERTIES OF CHLORINE AND ALCOHOL DISINFECTANTS

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    50 pages |  11 engagements | 

  • 20. THE MICROOBIAL EVALUATION OF RAM MILK FROM A DIARY FARM

    » ABSTRACT Microbial evaluation of twenty samples of raw milk from a diary farm (Emene fulani cattle rearers) was carried out using five method: viz direct microcopies count nutrient agar count, Blood agar count, Mac conkey agar count (celiforms only) and Acid fast bacilli staring was done to assay for the presence of the Tubercle bacillus. The bacterial was were as follows: direct microscopic count...Continue Reading »

    45 pages |  22 engagements | 

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