African Journal of
Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12485

Table of Content: 20 January, 2016; 15(3)

January 2016

Removal of hexavalent chromium using chitosan prepared from shrimp shells

Contamination of the aqueous environment by heavy metals and due to the discharge of metal containing effluents into the water bodies is one of the environmental issues of the century. Thus, in this work, the main concern has been the preparation of chitin and chitosan from the raw materials of shrimp shells and the characterization of the prepared chitosan by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) and...

Author(s): S. Kumari, P. Rath, A. Sri Hari Kumar and T. N. Tiwari

January 2016

Influence of enzymes and ascorbic acid on dough rheology and wheat bread quality

The combined action of ascorbic acid and two commercial enzymatic complexes containing amylase and xylanase/amylase was analyzed to determine their effects on dough rheology and bread quality. Seven bread formulations containing different concentrations of these improvers were used in the analysis. The rheological properties of each dough formulation were determined by moisture, gluten and farinograph tests. The breads...

Author(s): César Milton Baratto, Natalia Branco Becker, Jane Mary Lafayette Neves Gelinski and Sydnei Mitidieri Silveira

January 2016

In vitro antifungal activity of Dorstenia mannii leaf extracts (Moraceae)

The leaves of Dorstenia mannii are used in traditional medicine in Cameroon and other African countries for the treatment of infectious diseases like malaria, skin rashes and stomach disorders. To substantiate this folkloric claim, the crude methanol extract and fractions from the leaves of D. mannii were investigated for their antifungal activity. The crude methanol extract was prepared from powdered dried leaves of...

Author(s): Kechia Frederick Agem, Gerald Ngo Teke, Ngameni Bathelemy, Fokunang Charles, Dzoyem Jean-Paul and Kamga Henri Lucien