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Journal of Stored Products and Postharvest Research
Hermetic storage of maize grain in repurposed food oil containers to control maize weevils

July-December 2021

Insect-related grain loss is a significant problem in Uganda and other countries in sub Saharan Africa. The maize weevil (Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky) is one of the major insect pests that infests stored maize grain (Zea mays Linneaus). This study demonstrates the feasibility of hermetic or “air-tight” storage for protecting maize from maize weevil damage using low-cost repurposed food oil containers....

Author(s): Thomas J. Brumm, Carl J. Bern and David F. Webber

African Journal of Agricultural Research
A review of microfinance banks’ effects on smallholder development in Nigeria

September, 2021

The inauguration of Microfinance Banks (MFBs) in Nigeria in 2007 by the federal government was to provide finance to the low-income poor rural entrepreneurs, which is inclusive of the smallholder farmers located in rural areas that are often excluded from conventional banks’ financing. This paper systematically reviewed literature between January 2007 and April 2019 from the Web of Science and Scopus databases on...

Author(s): Oluwamayokun A. Fadeyi, Busayo V. Omojeso and Igbax S. Ityokumbul

Journal of Microbiology and Antimicrobials
Microbiological profile of asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnant women in Volta Region, Ghana

July-December 2021

Asymptomatic bacteriuria can lead to urinary tract infections in as many as 20% of pregnant women. Asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnancy can also lead to preterm births and low birth weights. The objective of this study was to profile uro-pathogens and describe the population-based prevalence, the antimicrobial sensitivity pattern, and ascertain the risk factors for asymptomatic bacteriuria among pregnant women...

Author(s): Dzifa Kofi Ahiatrogah, Jude John Annan, Linda Aurelia Ofori, Benedict Awudzi, Alex Owusu-Ofori, Michael Owusu, and Augustina Angelina Sylverken,

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy
Laurus nobilis leaves extract protects against high fat diet-induced type 2 Diabetes in rats

July-September 2021

Laurus nobilis, commonly known as bay, is used in folk medicine as a remedy for many ailments. The present study investigates the protective effect of L. nobilis leaves extract against high fat diet-induced type 2 diabetes in rats. Animals were divided into group 1 (control), groups 2, 3, and 4 (bay leaves aqueous (AQ) extracts; 50, 100, and 250 mg/kg of body weight, respectively), and groups 5, 6, and 7 (bay leaves...

Author(s): Costantine F. Daher, Robin I. Taleb, Mohamad A. Mroueh, Bilal Nehmeh, Hachem Araji, Rawan H. Chakas, Aimee M. Daccache, Kamar H. Eid, Maria K. El Khoury, Pamela F. El Hayek, Hala T. Faddoul, Elio Junior Feghali, Ahmad G. Ghanem, Tony P. Haydar, Abir R. Jammoul, Sula H. Nasra, Nouhad Saade, Donna G. Tahan, Joey C. Daher, Esther Tannoury and Wassim N. Shebaby

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Evaluating the rate of total electron content (TEC) production in ionosphere F2-layer to highlight winter anomaly by running thermosphere-Ionosphere-electrodynamics general circulation model

September 2021

The study deals with determining ionosphere parameter at low latitudes during the maximum of solar cycle 22 on quiet days. It uses Thermosphere-Ionosphere-Electrodynamics General Circulation Model (TIEGCM) to carry out Total Electron Content (TEC) parameter in the ionosphere region. TEC time variability on summer and winter highlights a seasonal anomaly, a phenomenon observed since 1965 and which appears while...

Author(s): Emmanuel Nanéma, Moustapha Konaté, Christian Zoundi, Amadou Ousseini Kotia, Jean Louis Zerbo and Frédéric Ouattara

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Alternative water treatment using organic polymers associated with the solar disinfection method

July-September 2021

The objective of this study was to carry out an alternative treatment of low-cost water using organic polymers, Moringa oleifera seed, Opuntia cochenillifera and Cereus jamacaru, associated with the technique of solar water disinfection. From July to November 2020, the samples were collected within the university campus of the Federal University of Recôncavo from Bahia. The count of total coliforms, Escherichia...

Author(s): Danuza das Virgens Lima and Ludmilla Santana Soares e Barros

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Gender disparity in cassava farmers’ access to agricultural productive resources in Rongo Sub County, Migori County, Kenya

September, 2021

The disparities in access to productive resources keep on smothering agricultural growth and development, particularly in developing countries. This study was informed by the feminist political economy (FPE) framework to assessing the relationship between gender and access to agricultural productive resources among cassava farmers in Kenya. The research utilised mixed methods including the use of a survey instrument and...

Author(s): Joseph Odhiambo Awuor, Richard M. S. Mulwa and Nancy O. Openda

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Characterization of healthcare waste in Tanzanian zonal referral hospitals as a key factor for energy recovery

September 2021

In this study, healthcare waste (HCW) generated in four referral hospitals in Tanzania namely: Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH), Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC), Bugando Medical Center (BMC) and Tumbi Regional Referral Hospital (TRRH) was characterized to establish its feasibility for energy recovery. The HCW collected and loaded into the incinerators was weighed and its composition determined (as highly...

Author(s): P. R. Mwaria, M. E. Kaseva and S. V. Manyele

Journal of Land Management and Appraisal
Assessment of housing demand and feasibility of establishing real estate business in Ethiopia

July-December 2021

Ethiopia’s fastest growing urban centers are challenged by highly growing level of demand for housing. The essential question is how can the country provide housing units in an efficient and affordable fashion to accommodate growing demand from businesses and individuals for diverse uses? Thus, the target of this study was to access housing demand and therefore...

Author(s): Kesto Dakito Alemu  

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Musculoskeletal disorders and associated factors among dockers and handlers in the cotonou port companies in 2020

July-September 2021

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are one of the main causes of occupational diseases. The sea port and maritime sectors seem to be among the most affected. The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of MSDs among workers in this sector and the risk factors. A cross-sectional study was conducted among the 576 dockers and 38 boaters selected by non-probability sampling for convenience. A questionnaire was...

Author(s): Aguemon Badirou, Hinson Vikkey, Damien Barikissou Georgia, Sossa Jérôme Charles and Nobime God-Power

African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Pharmacokinetics of gallic acid following oral administration of Triphala formulation in rats

August, 2021

Triphala formulation is one of the most common traditional medicines used for several health conditions. The study investigated the pharmacokinetics of gallic acid following an oral dose administration in rats. The pharmacokinetics of gallic acid was investigated in rats following a daily oral dose of 1,000 and 5,000 mg/kg body weight (28 days). Plasma concentrations of gallic acid were measured using liquid...

Author(s): Piracha Jumpa-ngern, Tullayakorn Plengsuriyakarn, and Kesara Na-Bangchang,

International Journal of Nursing and Midwifery
Partograph use among skilled birth attendants in selected counties, Western Kenya

July-September 2021

Participants was 35.3 (standard deviation: 7.1) years. The demographics (98%), foetal heart rate (80.5%), temperature, pulse and respiratory (74.5%) and maternal blood pressure (73.2%) section of the partograph were the most charted. The least charted sections were foetal descent (19.5%), cervical dilatation (21.5%) and uterine contractions (24.8%). Use of the partograph was associated with the female gender with a 58%...

Author(s): Doris Kibiwott, Anne Mwangi and Simon Kang’ethe

Educational Research and Reviews
Scholars and educational positions under criticism and praise in the Medieval Islamic Era

August 2021

This research focuses on criticism and praise in Arabic literature, history and poetry towards those in charge of the scientific movement in the Medieval Era. The research method was theoretical and qualitative. Many poets and scholars praised the rulers and sultans who established mosques and other educational institutions (madrasa-s) based on endowments, which had a role in sciences, intellectual and religious...

Author(s): Hatim Muhammad Mahamid and Younis Fareed Abu Al-Haija

International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
Assessment of the physico-chemical and bacteriological quality of the waters of the quaternary aquifer of the city of Mao in Chad

July-September, 2021

The objective of this work is to characterize the quality of drinking water in the city of Mao and its surroundings. This study is based on 20 water samples collected in the city of Mao and its surroundings between 2018 and 2020. The parameters considered are the physicochemical parameters (pH, T°, Electrical conductivity), major chemistry and bacteriological. The chemical analysis made it possible to highlight...

Author(s): MAHAMAT NOUR Abdallah, ABDERAMANE Hamit, MOUSA Abderamane and MOUSSA Batrane

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Remote sensing applications in buildings’ information system (BIS) for the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus

August 2021

The creation of an information system for various facilities is crucial as it is a vital instrument for effective urban management, especially in the areas of monitoring the state of such facilities to ensure adequate maintenance, ease of access, etc. This paper focuses on how remote sensing and other modern techniques can aid in developing a buildings’ information system (BIS) for the University of Nigeria Enugu...

Author(s): Okwuchukwu Christopher Nwaka, Somtoochukwu Chukwunonso Okafor, Amarachukwu Odumodu, Ndukwe Emmanuel Chiemelu and Chisom Okwuchi Emeghiebo

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Farming methods and the livelihood outcomes of women in Eastern Uganda

July-September 2021

Farming methods are closely linked to the livelihood outcomes of women. The techniques of farming and the manner in which they are applied affects realization of livelihood outcomes. Even though rural women aim at attaining positive outcomes, their efforts are jeopardized by poor farming practices. This situation is exacerbated by gender disparities in knowledge and skills, inadequate access to productive resources and...

Author(s): Flavia Amayo, Irene L. Akidi⊃, Robert Senath Esuruku, Phyllis Brenda Kaptui

Educational Research and Reviews
Teaching of a volleyball technique and representations of physical education teachers in Sub-Saharan African environment

August 2021

The purpose of this study is to identify and analyze, based on representations of physical education teachers, the obstacles to teaching of cuff volleyball in middle schools in Brazzaville, Congo. The theoretical model of Trinquier’s representations, which is based on the "attitude" variable as an evaluative judgment variable, made it possible to distinguish the attitudes of teachers and to characterize...

Author(s): Fernandes Balou Gabin, Lembe Gorgon, Ambeto Aimé Simplice Christophe, and Itoua Okemba Jean  

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Biopreservative application of bacteriocins obtained from samples Ictalurus punctatus and fermented Zea mays

August 2021

This study evaluated the preservative ability of protein-like cell free supernatants produced by lactic acid bacteria (LAB) isolates from samples of Ictalurus punctatus (Cat fish) and slurry of fermented Zea mays (Ogi). The LAB strains were separately isolated from understudied samples using De Man, Rogosa and Sharpe (MRS) media at 37°C for 48 h. The isolated strains were characterized with Gram staining, oxidase...

Author(s): Oyinlade C. Ogundare, Simeon K. Odetunde, Mutiat A. Omotayo, Oluremilekun O. Sokefun, Rasheed O. Akindiya and Adetayo Akinboro

African Journal of Medical and Health Sciences
Relationship between renal ultrasonographic, CD4 cell count and proteinuria findings in HIV infected adult patients in Jos, Nigeria

August 2021

This study intends to describe renal sonographic outcomes in matured patients with HIV/AIDS in Plateau State capital Jos and relate the outcome with proteinuria and the subjects’ CD4 cell count. The 504 subjects were evaluated for renal ultrasound scan, CD4 cell counts and dipstick proteinuria (using Combi 10 Urinalysis strips) were obtained, and their findings recorded. Twenty-four (4.8%) of the patients had...

Author(s): P. M. Gwom, D. Atsukwei, E. D. Eze, E. O. Igoh, E. A. Gabkwet, M. D. Adams, K. M. Rabiu and I. Ezekiel

Journal of the Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy
Health care education in Nigeria: Evolutions and emerging paradigms

July-December 2021

Books on healthcare education in Nigeria are not readily available. A book on this important topic has been reviewed to promote the book among Nigerian Physiotherapists who are the primary readers of the Journal of the Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy. The book was found to be readable, complete, accurate and suitable for the intended audience. Keywords: Healthcare education, Nigeria, academic administration. 

Author(s): B. O. A. Adegoke

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
The diversification of global agribusiness trade from 2000-2019

July-September 2021

Agricultural trade is closely interconnected with a range of food security and development related issues in the case of developing countries. In this regard, diversification of both trade partners and products traded can play an important role in terms of strengthening food security concerning imports, but also as a means to create a more resilient basket of exports. This article analyses the diversification of global...

Author(s): Cinthia Cabral da Costa, Niels Søndergaard and Marcos Sawaya Jank

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Pre- and post-harvest practices influencing yield and quality of turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) in Southwestern Ethiopia: A review

August, 2021

Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) is one of the spices produced by smallholder farmers in Ethiopia. It becomes one of income sources and acceptable for diversification of coffee. Turmeric and ginger have wider adaptation, perform in similar ecologies. Reports indicated that 3962.03 t produced in Ethiopia in three years, and values of USD 1.26 million, export of 1233 MT rhizomes in different seasons. Turmeric becomes best...

Author(s): Girma Hailemichael and Mohammedsani Zakir

African Journal of Political Science and International Relations
Perspectives on state funding of political parties and the consolidation of constitutional democracy in Ghana, Africa

July-September 2021

Across Africa, as in Ghana, state funding of political parties continues to generate debates across academic and policy circles. Against this background, three constituencies in the Upper West Region of Ghana were selected purposely to interrogate views of the public on this development. A combined 78 participants were selected in a mixed study design through purposive and quota sampling techniques. Primary data were...

Author(s): Samuel Marfo, Halidu Musah and Festus Owiredu-Amankwah

African Journal of Food Science
Evaluation of the microbiological and physico-chemical characteristics of local tomato ‘Solanum lycopersicum’ puree produced on a small scale in Togo

August 2021

Tomatoes are produced, processed and widely consumed by the Togolese population. However, the local production is not developed enough to be able to provide locally processed tomatoes. In order to promote local development, stimulate local processing and reduce post-harvest losses, the processing into puree was undertaken with three locally grown varieties of tomatoes in Togo (Aklikonvi, Tohounvi, and Pomvi). A method...

Author(s): Mawuena Gott’liebe Goka, Marie Dufrechou, Pierre Picouet and Yaovi Ameyapoh

Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health
Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia: A review

July-September 2021

The objective of this review is to generate information about the current status of contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP) which is recognized as highly infectious, and devastating disease of goats for about 140 years. However, current reports indicated that sheep can be affected. CCPP is caused by Mycoplasma capricolum subspecies capripneumoniae (Mccp) which is severe and dramatic mycoplasmas, challenging to isolate...

Author(s): Dereje Teshome and Teshale Sori

African Journal of Medical and Health Sciences
Factors affecting the vaccination status of under five children in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

August 2021

Immunization is the most cost effective of public health intervention geared towards reducing childhood morbidity and mortality. There has been a global increase in the rate of immunization coverage with its attendant decline in vaccine preventable deaths. The immunization coverage in developing countries like Nigeria has however been challenging due to some reasons. Therefore, this study determined the immunization...

Author(s): Sarajudeen Bello, Ikrama Hassan, Taofik Ogunkunle, Olayinka Ibrahim, Abdulmumeen Lawal and Yahaya Issah

Journal of Cereals and Oilseeds
Trend of cereal crops production area and productivity, in Ethiopia

July-December 2021

Although Ethiopia is endowed with diverse agro-ecologies suitable for cereal production, the success of the production relies more on climate condition. Therefore, this study is initiated to analyze the trends of; cereal crops production area and productivity in Ethiopia. Data of meher season cereal crops productivity (qt/ha) and area of production (ha) were collected from Central statistical Agency (CSA) of Ethiopia....

Author(s): Wasihun Gizaw and Desu Assegid

African Journal of Biotechnology
Phytochemical and in-vitro antioxidant properties of ethyl acetate leave extract of Dryopteris dilatata on Wistar rats

August 2021

Medicinal plants contain natural bio-active constituents in various parts called photochemical that are of therapeutic importance. This research was undertaken to determine the phytochemical constituents and in-vitro antioxidant activities of ethyl acetate extract of Dryopteris dilatata leaves (DDL). Phytochemical analysis was determined on the plant samples following established protocols. The antioxidant property of...

Author(s): Akpotu Ajirioghene, Ani Celestine, Agiopu Toby, Okeke Adaobi, Agu Francis, Ugwuchukwu Nnaemeka, Ugwudike Patrick, Eze Chukwuka, Uzoigwe Jide, Anyaeji Pamela and Ghasi Samuel

Journal of Geography and Regional Planning
Why populations are not planets_ gravity and the limits of disease modeling by analogy

July-September, 2021

Wellness depends on health and that, in turn, depends on the absence of disease. Analogous models based on physical laws have long been utilized by researchers to understand epidemic expansion in urban communities.  Perhaps the most significant of this class is the gravity model in which population size is equated with planetary mass and distance between cities to that separating planets. While the model assumes...

Author(s): Tom Koch and Ken Denike

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Evaluation of the vibration levels issued by agricultural tractors

August, 2021

Vibration is one of the most relevant aspects, when dealing with the subject of ergonomics in agricultural tractors, although there are still few studies developed to evaluate this parameter and its implications for occupational health. This work aimed to evaluate the levels of vibration emitted by agricultural tractors with different powers, comparing the results with the norm in force in Brazil, in addition to...

Author(s): Ricardo Gonçalves Rosa, Murilo Mesquita Baesso, Alcir José Modolo and Luís Fernando Soares Zuin

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Effectiveness of three pesticides against carmine spider mite (Tetranychus cinnabarinus Boisduval) eggs on tomato in Botswana

August, 2021

The carmine spider mite (CSM; Tetranychus cinnabarinus Bois.) is one of the most destructive pests of vegetables, especially tomatoes. Its management in Botswana has, for years, relied on the use of pesticides. This study evaluated the efficacy of abamectin, methomyl and chlorfenapyr against CSM eggs under laboratory conditions in Botswana. Each treatment was replicated three times. The toxic effect was evaluated in the...

Author(s): Mitch M. Legwaila, Motshwari Obopile and Bamphitlhi Tiroesele

Journal of Hospitality Management and Tourism
Households willingness to pay for the development of community based tourism around Alelo Bad hot spring water: The Ethiopian case study

July-December 2021

The aim of this paper is to estimate households’ willingness to pay (WTP) for the development of community based tourism (CBT) around Alelo Bad hot spring water. To achieve the stated objective, relevant data was collected from a total of 157 sample respondents through questionnaires, interviews and field observation techniques. In this study, both descriptive and econometric models (Seemingly Unrelated Bivariate...

Author(s): Getachew Wollie, Mohammed Adem, Dagmawe Menelek, Belayneh Asmare, Aden Mohammed and Setiye Abebaw

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Physicochemical Assessment of a Hand-dug Well and the Kamakubuna Stream in the Sella Limba Chiefdom, Kamakwie, Northern, Sierra Leone

August 2021

This research accesses the physical and chemical parameters of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS) hand dug well and the Kamakubuna Stream in the Sella Limba Chiefdom, Kamakwie Town. The physical parameters such as total dissolved solid (TDS), turbidity, pH, temperature, conductivity; and the chemical parameters such as residual chlorine, ammonium, ammonia, bromine, copper, fluoride, iron,...

Author(s): Augustine Cole, Mohamed Pujeh Junior, Yahaya Kudush Kawa and Jonathan Kpaka

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Epidemiology of female breast cancer in Niger: A literature review

July-September 2021

Breast cancer (BC) is a public health concern in sub-Saharan Africa with rising incidence and mortality. In Niger, BC is identified as the leading cancer morbidity and mortality within female population. Its epidemiological literature remains limited or not structured. The aim of this work was to summarize evidence in relation to epidemiology of female breast cancer in Niger. The idea was to know how much was published...

Author(s): Aissami Abdou and Guido Van Hal

Journal of Petroleum and Gas Engineering
Experimental investigation of impact of low salinity surfactant flooding for enhance oil recovery: Niger Delta field application

July-December, 2021

Oil reserves in the Niger Delta have been gradually decreasing due to the increased production. New large field discoveries are scarce, thus there is need to improve on the production from existing reserves. Low salinity surfactant flooding (LSSF) is a potential enhanced oil recovery process to increase oil production in the Niger Delta oil fields. In this study, sodium dodecyl sulphate and ethanol were used as...

Author(s): Izuwa N. C., Nwogu N. C., Williams C. C., Ihekoronye K. K., Okereke N. U. and Onyejekwe M. I.

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
Effect of healthcare accessibility on cocoa farmers' food security in Ondo State, Nigeria

July-September 2021

Effect of healthcare accessibility on cocoa farmers’ food security explored latest research from the economic, medical and food security literature concerning the eminence of care, physical accessibility, cost, availability of the right type of care for those in need, and its significances on food security, with a focus on healthcare personnel availability. A multistage (five-stage) sampling procedure was employed...

Author(s): Ajayi O. Esther and Olajide O. Adeola

Journal of Clinical Pathology and Forensic Medicine
Hyoid bone fracture and an elucidation of circumstances in a case of ligature strangulation by garroting

July-December 2021

Ligature strangulation is an important aspect of forensic practice and unless proven otherwise is considered to be a homicide. We report a case of a traveler, who was attending a political procession, but was later robbed and strangulated with a scarf by some anti-social elements. His body was subsequently abandoned in the wilderness to get decomposed leading to the diminution of valuable traumatic signatures over the...

Author(s): Prateek Karagwal, Pawan Mittal, Balraj Sharma and Gaurav Sharma

Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science
Water use efficiency: Behavior of upland rice lines under water deficit

July-September 2021

Upland rice (Oryza sativa) is affected by several biotic and abiotic factors that limit the yield potential of cultivars. In relation to water deficiency, the development of drought tolerant and water efficient cultivars is a priority in breeding programs. With this study aimed to evaluate the agronomic behavior of upland rice lines subjected to different irrigations depths aiming for the selection of genotypes that are...

Author(s): Mendes Villela Gabriel, Rosário Neto Antônio, Barbosa Silva Botelho Flávia, Pereira de Lima Isabela, Pereira de Castro Adriano and Goulart Castro Douglas

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Effect of bioslurry effluent on growth, biological yield and nutritional content of Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris L.)

July-September 2021

Swiss chard is amongst the widely cultivated green leafy vegetables that play a significant role in alleviation of food insecurity and malnutrition in South Africa. Greenhouse experiments were conducted to evaluate the effect of Bioslurry effluent on growth, biological yield and nutrient content of Swiss chard. Two cultivars of Swiss chard (Fordhook giant and Star 1801) were planted in 10 plots of 4.5 m² using sand...

Author(s): Azile Dumani, Tembakazi T. Silwana, Babalwa Mpambani, Retief P. Celliers and Mongezi M. Mbangcolo

International Journal of English and Literature
Exploring Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) teaching materials in Chinese universities: teachers’ and students’ perceptions and reflections

July-September 2021

This paper investigates the hindrances of textbooks identified in the process of implementing Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in Chinese universities based on the 4Cs framework. Purposive sampling was employed to elicit data through a series of semi-structured interviews conducted in seven different Chinese universities. The axial coding was used to analyze the data collected. The findings reveal some...

Author(s): Yining Cao

African Journal of Biotechnology
Physiological and biochemical traits, antioxidant compounds and some physico-chemical factors of Spirulina platensis cultivation as influenced by Moringa oleifera leaves extract culture medium enriched with sodium bicarbonate and kanwa

August 2021

The prospects for using Moringa oleifera leaves extract (MLE) supplemented with different concentrations of kanwa or sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) as a low-cost alternative growth medium of Spirulina platensis were evaluated in a small-scale outdoor cultivation system. The present study was aimed to evaluate the potential of MLE growth medium enriched with different concentrations (4 or 8 g L-1)...

Author(s): Wamba Fotsop Oscar, Magwell Rodrigue Pierre Fils, Tchoffo Djoudjeu Kennedy, Bahoya Joseph Aime, Minyaka Emile, Tavea Marie-Frédéric, Lehman Léopold Gustave and Taffouo Victor Désiré

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
A qualitative study on experiences of HIV vaccine trial participants in a phase I/II double-blinded, randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial in Tanzania: Lessons for COVID-19 vaccine testing

July-September 2021

HIV remains a major public health problem in Sub-Saharan Africa. About 54.5% of all people living with HIV live in Eastern and Southern Africa. There is no HIV vaccine or cure available yet despite ongoing research to develop one and uptake of vaccines is critical in the global society. It is imperative to describe the perceptions and experiences of the vaccines trial participants, as they may give lessons for COVID-19...

Author(s): Erica S. Sanga,, Brian Van Wyk, Leonard L. Maboko, and Simukai Shamu,

African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Bioactive pyrrole-pyrazine derivative from a novel Bacillus species and review of the literature

August, 2021

The rising antibiotic resistance is urging researchers to explore for new forms of antibiotics, notably from soil microorganisms such as Bacillus species. This study aimed to screen Bacillus strains from soil samples in Sudan for antifungal activity and to review relevant compounds from members of the genus in the literature. Out of 10 isolates from soil in Sudan, the strain JS6 (DSM 28831) was found active against...

Author(s): Maria M. Elamin, Nada A. Abdelrahim, Dia Eldin A. Elhag, Martin R. P. Joseph and Mohamed E. Hamid

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy
Medicinal plant-derived compounds as potential phytotherapy forCOVID-19: Future perspectives

July-September 2021

Currently, the human being faces a contagious virus called SARS-CoV-2 with a high transmission ability, infection, and a relatively high mortality rate, especially for the elderly. All research interest is directed to finding a drug or vaccine to save millions of people’s lives; some have succeeded and applied now in some countries. Medicinal plants represent a green treasure that renders plentiful primary and...

Author(s): Salama M. El-Darier, Suzan A. Rashed, Ayat Fayez, Sarah S. Hassanein, Muhammed R. Sharaby, Noran M. Tawfik, Heba Mansour,  and Mohamed Adel,

Educational Research and Reviews
Visually supported activity suggestions to develop secondary school students' story writing skills

August 2021

There are many researches, activities and other application examples, examining the effects and importance of visuals in education. Although there are studies to develop writing skills through visuals in literature, there is no study on the development of story writing through visuals. In this study, examples of activities were developed in order to develop middle school students' story writing skills with visual...

Author(s): Soyucok Mehmet and Musa Cifci

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Behavior of major ions and heavy metals risk assessment in spring and surface water on the southwest slope of Mount Cameroon (Western Africa)

August 2021

The coastal flanks of Mt Etinde is wedged between the sea and the southwestern slope of Mt Cameroon. The only fresh water resources available for multipurpose uses in this area are mountain springs and streams that drain volcanic materials. To access the sources, processes and assess the ecological risk associated with hydrochemicals and heavy metals in these mountain water resources, 18 water samples were collected in...

Author(s): Gustave Raoul Nkoue Ndondo, Gloria Eneke Takem Eyong,  Josephine Ndjama, David Eric Komba, Suzanne Ngo Boum, Bertil Nlend, Pascale Mouto Makongo, Zachari Mfonka, Marie-Joseph Ntamak Nida and Jacques Etame

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Residual of the mixture of glyphosate and 2,4-d herbicides on yellow red latosol with soybean cultivation

August, 2021

The objective of this study was to evaluate the residual effect of glyphosate and 2.4-D herbicides in the initial development of the soy crop in a Yellow Red Latosol. The experiment was conducted in randomized design, consisting of 4 different doses of herbicides (0, 1, 2 and 5 times the recommended dose of the glyphosate and 2.4-D mixture), applied at intervals of 0, 3, 7 and 10 days before sowing, with 4 repetitions...

Author(s): Sérgio Plens Andrade, Dionanta Silva Fernandes, Sayonara Andrade Couto Moreno Arantes, Kelte Resende Arantes, Gláucio Cruz Genúncio, Cassiano Spaziani Pereira and Emanuele Veiga

Journal of Medicinal Plants Research
Traditional Chinese medicine Zizhu ointment alleviates inflammatory activity during wound healing in diabetic rats

August, 2021

Diabetic ulcers are a severe complication in patients with diabetes that often lead to amputation. The etiology of diabetes-induced wound healing impairment is multi-faceted. Persistent inflammation and deficient tissue regeneration have been suggested to impair wound healing in diabetes patients. Although new therapeutic approaches have been developed, many chronic wound treatments remain unsatisfactory, and more...

Author(s): Qiang Han, Liang Qin, Xiao Yang, Renyan Huang, Xiaoming Hu, Wenhui Li and Guobin Liu

International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
Estimation of stream discharge of ungauged basins using NRCS-CN and remote sensing methods: A case study of Okhuwan and Okhaihe catchments, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria

July-September, 2021

The study aims to utilize the NRCS-CN and remote sensing methods in estimating streamflow of Okhuwan and Okhaihe catchments. Remote sensing data, coupled with GIS techniques were used to estimate seasonal rainfall and streamflow. Measured rainfall data was collected from the Nigerian Meteorological Service, while field measurement of streamflow was carried to generate baseline data. Measured rainfall and streamflow were...

Author(s): Isagba E. S., Izinyon O. C., Emeribe C. N., Uwadia N. O. and Ezeh C. U.

Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health
Morphological and molecular diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis in chickens

July-September 2021

Confirmatory diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis is paramount to ensure proper treatment and effective management of the disease in food and companion animals. Suspected invasive aspergilllosis in chickens was encountered at post-mortem. Morphological and molecular methods were employed to identify Aspergillus from samples collected from dead chickens at post-mortem. Morphologically, two species of Aspergillus were...

Author(s): Olusegun Adesina Fagbohun, Gbolahanmi Akinola Oladosu, Rofiat Damilola Adesina

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