African Journal of
Cellular Pathology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Cell. Path
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2449-0776
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJCPath
  • Start Year: 2013
  • Published Articles: 80

Full Length Research Paper

Phytochemical and in vitro antioxidant studies on methanol extract of Vernonia calvoana leaf and its polar fractions: Preliminary study

Nwaehujor Chinaka O.
  • Nwaehujor Chinaka O.
  • Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, P. M. B. 1115 Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.
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Uwagie-Ero Edwin A.
  • Uwagie-Ero Edwin A.
  • Department of Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Benin, Edo State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 09 July 2019
  •  Accepted: 21 November 2019
  •  Published: 31 January 2020


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