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Category Archives: Faculty of Natural Science

Distribution, Abundance and Diversity of Mosquito Species

Distribution, Abundance and Diversity of Mosquito Species in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Mosquitoes are small, midge-like flies that constitute the family Culicidae; belonging to important groups of arthropods that inhabit freshwater habitats. They are prominent bloodsuckers that annoy man, mammals, birds and other animals including reptiles, amphibians, and fish. They are also known for […]

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Antibacteria Activity of Azadiracha Indica, Allium Sativum Against Aeromonas Hydrophilia

Antibacteria Activity of Azadiracha Indica, Allium Sativum And Citrus Lemon Extracts Against Aeromonas Hydrophilia From Tilapia and Catfish CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION    Fishes are susceptible to several bacterial infections, mainly when reared in high density conditions. Disease outbreak is responsible for elevated mortality rate and decrease in the production efficiency of fish, causing high economic […]

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Prevalence of Avian Influenza Among Indigenous Chickens

The Prevalence of Avian Influenza Among Indigenous Chickens in Ekwulobia, Aguata Local Government Area and Local Chickens Sold In Eke Market, Ekwulobia, Nigeria. CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Influenza is an acute infectious disease caused by a member of the orthomyxoviridae family. The term ‘flu’ is often used for any febrile respiratory illness with systemic symptoms that […]

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A Survey on Bedbug Infestation

A Survey on Bedbug Infestation in Ezza North Local Government Area in Ebonyi State  CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.0 Background of Study Bedbugs are blood sucking ectoparasites that infest human habitations and usually feed during the night when the host is sleeping (Thomas, 2004). Under optional condition, the adult bedbug feeds once a week. The major […]

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Rhynchophorus phoenicis -Proximate and Mineral Evaluation of Edible Insect

Proximate and Mineral Evaluation of Edible Insect (Rhynchophorus phoenicis) ABSTRACT Edible insects are good source of quality nutrients both to man and animal. They contain significant amount of protein, fat, fibre, energy, and also macro and micro elements. The proximate and chemical analysis (using Atomic Absorption Spectrometry) of African palm weevil larva (Rhynchophorus phoenicis) were […]

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Effect of Solar Wind on Ionosphere

The Effect of Solar Wind on Ionosphere CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION The solar wind have a large influence on our planet, particularly in time of high solar activities (near sunspot), when the wind is strong and contain bursts corresponding to flares and Coronal Mass Ejection (CME’s) from the sun. The level of activities on the sun […]

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Toxic Effect of Sub Chronic Exposure of Palm Kernel and Soya Oil In Albino Wistar Rats

Toxic Effect of Sub Chronic Exposure of Palm Kernel and Soya Oil In Albino Wistar Rats ABSTRACT Vegetable oils are commonly used food additives. The aim of this study was to characterize and observe the toxic effect of subchronic consumption of heated and unheated Palm Kernel and Soya Oil (after heating at 180 0C and […]

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African Catfish-Sequencing and Antibiotic Profile of Aeromonas Hydrophila

Sequencing and Antibiotic Profile of Aeromonas Hydrophila Isolated from African Catfish ABSTRACT This current study focused on the sequencing and analysis of antimicrobial susceptibility of a bacteria known as Aeromonas hydrophila isolated from intestinal tract of catfish. Samples were collected from chiboy’s fish farm in Abakaliki. Fifteen (15) catfishes (eight male and seven female) were […]

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Antidiabetic Potential of Coconut Water

Antidiabetic Potential of Coconut Water CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Diabetes mellitus is an endocrine metabolic disorder resulting from a defect in insulin secretion, insulin action or both in the extra cellular fluid (Kumar and Clark, 2002). Insulin defects in-turn leads to severe hyperglycemia with impaired glucose metabolism and other energy yielding fuels such as lipids and […]

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Microbial Contaminants of Barbers’ Clippers and It’s Public Health Effect

Microbial Contaminants of Barbers’ Clippers and It’s Public Health Effect in Abakaliki Metropolis ABSTRACT The assessment of clippers which is made up of blade assemblies used repeatedly with or without sterilization by barbers during barbering operations has always been crucial with reference to public health importance. This study focused on the identification of the microorganisms […]

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