African Journal of
Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12484

Table of Content: January 2023; 22(1)

January 2023

Adsorption of lead, cadmium, and mercury ions in aqueous solution using groundnut and sheanut shells biochars

The adsorption performance of toxic ions and effect of initial pH using groundnut shells and sheanut shells biochars were studied to ascertain the practical and theoretical basis of the use of biochars to remediate water pollution. Biochars were prepared using groundnut and sheanut shells as the feed stocks. The removal efficiencies of lead (Pb) were 100%, > 65.90% for cadmium (Cd) and 96.70% for mercury (Hg) in mono...

Author(s): Duwiejuah Abudu Ballu, Abubakari Abdul-Halim, Quainoo Albert Kojo, Amadu Yakubu and Bawa Abdul-Aziz

January 2023

Assessment of anticoccidial efficacy of chitosan nanoencapsulated bromelain against coccidia in naturally infected goats in Kenya

The current study assessed the anticoccidial efficacy of chitosan nanoencapsulated bromelain (CNB) against coccidiosis in goats. Bromelain was extracted from the pineapple peels using standard methods while oral solution of CNB was prepared using standard manufacturing methods. The in vivo study was done on fifteen healthy male goats naturally infected with coccidia. The goats were divided into three groups consisting...

Author(s): Daiba Ahmota Romain, Ngotho Maina, Kagira John Maina, Kimotho James, Adoum Issa Youssouf and Maina Naomi,

January 2023

In vitro anthelmintic activities of stem and root barks extracts of Parkia biglobosa on infective larvae and adult of Haemonchus contortus

The treatment of gastrointestinal nematode infections in the 21st century is largely through the use of modern synthetic anthelmintics. However, there is over growing drug resistance to anthelmintics in treatment of gastrointestinal nematode infections in goats and sheep. This present study was carried out to determine the in vitro anthelmintic activitities of Parkia biglobosa using Larval motility inhibition assay...

Author(s): Josiah J. G., Adama J. Y., Jiya Z., Abah O. M. and Imoisi C.