African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5176

Full Length Research Paper

Bactericidal and brine shrimps toxicity of essential oils from Aframomum Melegueta [K. Schum]

Owokotomo I. A.
  • Owokotomo I. A.
  • Department of Chemistry, School of Sciences, Federal University of Technology, P. M.B. 704 Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 09 October 2017
  •  Accepted: 23 November 2017
  •  Published: 14 May 2018

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