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: November 2013; 7(10)

November 2013

Marine fungal metabolites as a rich source of bioactive compounds

This paper reviews the recent results of bioactive compounds derived from marine fungi, which are highly diversified and are less explored. Researchers are showing keen interest in isolating novel bioactive compounds with clinical applications. Hence, here we discussed most of the bioactive compounds isolated from marine derived fungi and their possible roles in various efficient biological activities. Key words:...

Author(s): J. Swathi, K. Narendra, K. M. Sowjanya and A. Krishna Satya

November 2013

Production of tannase and gallic acid by Aspergillus tamarii in submerged and solid state cultures

The hydrolytic enzyme, tannase and the antioxidant phenolic compound, gallic acid are useful in many biotechnological processes especially in food and pharmaceutical areas. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the production of tannase and gallic acid by Aspergillus tamarii developed in submerged and solid state cultures using tannic acid as substrate. In submerged cultures, maximal tannase activity (20,400...

Author(s): Andrea Miura da Costa, Cristina Giatti Marques de Souza, Adelar Bracht, Marina Kimiko Kadowaki, Aline Cristine da Silva de Souza, Roselene Ferreira Oliveira and Rosane Marina Peralta

November 2013

Physicochemical parameters and selected heavy metals assessment of drinking water at the students’ residences of the Nigerian Premier University

Heavy metals contamination of drinking water is an important health risk factor due to the attendant toxic effect linked to it. We therefore assessed the quality of borehole, tap and well water samples in each of the seven students’ residential areas of University of Ibadan. Physicochemical parameters of the water samples including pH, turbidity, total suspended solids (TSS), total dissolved solids (TDS), as well...

Author(s): O.A Odunola, M. A. Gbadegesin, S.E. Owumi, K.A. Akinwumi and B. Ogunbiyi