African Journal of
Biochemistry Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biochem. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0778
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 425

Table of Content: July 2013; 7(6)

July 2013

Effects of organic manures on the physicochemical properties of crude oil polluted soils

  The impact of crude oil pollution on the edaphic physicochemical parameters and the influence of incorporation of different types of organic manures in the polluted soils were investigated. The factorial set of treatments were six levels of crude oil pollution (0, 30, 60, 90, 120 and 150 ml), while amendment treatments were done after two weeks of pollution treatment, using the following organic manures:...

Author(s): N. A. Obasi, Eberechukwu Eze, D. I. Anyanwu and U. C. Okorie

July 2013

Seed oil diversity of Ethiopian linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.) landraces accessions and some exotic cultivars

  Keeping in view, lack  of adequate information on  genetic  diversity  in  the  Ethiopian linseed (Linum ustatisimum L.) landraces on one hand and its immense importance in the agricultural systems on the other hand in Ethiopia, 49 accessions collected from five regions of Ethiopia together  with fifteen exotic cultivars were  used  in  this ...

Author(s): Mulusew Fikere, Firew Mekbib and Adugna Wakjira

July 2013

Protein sparing effects of carbohydrate in African catfish, Clarias gariepinus

  Feeding trial was conducted to examine the protein sparing effects of carbohydrate in Clarias gariepinus, an attempt to reduce the feed cost. C. gariepinus fingerlings mean weights of 8.32 ±0.04 g were randomly allotted into a group of 15 fishes per tank in triplicate of 10 treatments. They were fed on nine experimental diets and a commercial Catfish Reference Diet (CRD). The formulated...

Author(s): Orire A. M. and Sadiku S. O. E.

July 2013

The effect of quinine on myeloperoxidase activities in the neutrophil

  Quinine has been known to impair the functions of polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN). Myeloperoxidase is the most abundant enzyme found in the neutrophil. The enzyme is known to catalyse the formation of hypochloride from hydrogen peroxide and chloride, as part of the normal cellular defence system in the polymorphonuclear neutrophil. This study was carried out to investigate the effect of quinine on...

Author(s): J. B. MINARI, O. B. OLOYEDE and T. A. OLADIJI

July 2013

Stability study of smoked fish, horse mackerel (Trachurus trachurus) by different methods and storage at room temperature

  The present study assessed the effect of hot smoke using wood and charcoal dry heat on keeping quality of Trachurus trachurus fish fillet, skin, head and bones (SHB). T. trachurus was smoked using the altona kiln at 80 to 105°C for eight hours, placed in cain woven baskets to cool off, packaged in sealed transparent polythene bags and left on shelf for 7 days at ambient...

Author(s): O. T. Adeyemi, O. O. Osilesi, F. Onajobi, O. Adebawo and A. J. Afolayan