Volume 5 Issue 1

Research Article

Larvicidal Activity of Fresh Aqueous And Ethanolic Extracts of Cymbopogon citratus (DC) Stapf on Malaria Vector, Anopheles gambiae

Sylvester Chibueze Izah1* and Felix Okponanabofa Youkparigha1

Mosquitoes transmit several diseases including chikungunya, lymphatic filariasis, Japanese encephalitis, malaria and dengue fever. There is growing concerns on the use of chemical based insecticides on the environment, and resistance developed by some mosquito species. Hence research into search for suitable alternative PDF

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Molecular Characterization of High Concentration of Iron (Fe) and Zinc (Zn) biofortified Nepalese Lentil (Lens culinaris Medikus Subspecies culinaris) Accessions and Their Genetic Diversity Analysis through Using Simple Sequence Repeat (SSR) Markers

Rajendra Darai1*, Ashutosh Sarker2 , Krishna Hari Dhakal3 , Madhav Prasad Pandey3 , Surya Kant Ghimire3 , Shiv Kumar4 , Tara B.Ghimire5 , Jitendra Maharjan5 and DB Thapa6

Nepalese lentils are comparatively rich in iron (Fe) and zinc (Zn) in South Asian countries, making lentil a potential crop of whole food solution to aid in the global battle against the micronutrient malnutrition. Knowledge of genetics underlying the uptake of grain Fe and Zn from soils is required to increase their PDF

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Effects of Seasons in the Distribution of Volatile Organic Compounds across Dump Sites in Some Selected Niger Delta States, Nigeria

Glory Richard1*, Vincent E. Weli1 and Moses O Nwagbara2

This study assessed the effects of seasons in the distribution of volatile organic compounds across Dump sites in some selected Niger Delta states, Nigeria. The volatile organic compounds were assessed at 3 distances (3.05 m, 7.62 m and 15.24 m) from four states in the two predominant seasons (wet and dry). Measurements were carried out using portable multiprobe AEROQUAL meter. PDF

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Total Hydrocarbon in Surface Water of Taylor Creek in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria

Embelemi Edure Charles1 , Emmanuel Nwabueze Ogamba1 and Sylvester Chibueze Izah1*

Hydrocarbon is among the environmental contaminants especially in the crude oil and natural gas producing areas. This study assessed the level of total hydrocarbon in surface water of Taylor creek, Niger Delta, Nigeria. Triplicate water samples were collected from 12 locations in Taylor creek along Polaku and Agbia in Yenagoa local government area of Bayelsa state between November 2013 to July 2014. The hydrocarbon was extracted using n-hexane PDF