African Journal of
Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12391

Table of Content: August 2021; 20(8)

August 2021

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

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

August 2021

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

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

August 2021

Reconstruction of metabolic pathways in selected bacterial and yeast strains for the production of bio-ethylene from crude glycerol: A mini review

The role of bioengineering in industrial processes cannot be ignored, especially in circumstances where the processes are uneconomical, demand high energy, use finite resources and emit huge amounts of carbon dioxide. Ethylene is a two-carbon unsaturated hydrocarbon that is industry's most important building block for polyester fibres, plastics, and ethylene glycol. For decades, ethylene production has relied on...

Author(s): Idan Chiyanzu

August 2021

Survival rate of donkey foals: Status quo and improvement methods

The industrial improvement of donkey-hide gelatin and the development of related products, such as donkey meat, donkey milk, and donkey-hide gelatin cake, drive the upstream donkey breeding industry. However, the shortage of donkey germplasm resources seriously restricts the further development of the donkey industry. Under the biological limitations of long breeding cycle, slow breeding, low conception rate, high...

Author(s): Yonghui Wang, Tianqi Wang, Zhengwei Zhang and Changfa Wang